Celebrate April the National Garden Month with gardening tips. Discover the thrill of adventures from Spring Turkey hunting to the April fishing forecast to why attend the World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Join hosts Rebecca Wanner aka ‘BEC’ and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle!
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Celebrate National Garden Month: Tips For Successful Gardening

Discover the wonders of gardening as April is National Garden Month! From reducing stress to providing fresh, nutritious produce, gardening offers a multitude of benefits for physical, mental, and environmental well-being. Learn tips for gardening success. Whether you’re starting small or expanding your green space, there’s no better time to get involved in this rewarding activity.

Gardening isn’t just about pretty flowers; it offers a plethora of health perks. Research shows it can reduce stress, boost mood, and provide low-impact exercise. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the taste of homegrown produce. Fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden are not only flavorful but also packed with nutrients. Even with limited space, everyone can enjoy gardening. Consider utilizing flower beds, raised beds, and even a friend’s land if you do not have a backyard. It’s all about making the most of what you have.

Environmentally, Gardening has many benefits from absorbing carbon dioxide to providing habitats for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Whether you have a backyard or just a balcony, there are endless ways to get involved and start spring planting. 

Gardening Tips

  • Start small, choose the right plants, and plan ahead for a successful garden.

  • Choose the right plants. Factors to consider: sunlight time, soil type and the climate zone for planting.

  • Understand Plants. Depending on your climate zone, length of growing season and the sunlight will all be instrumental factors in the vegetables, fruits or flowers that are planted.

  • Tools. Gardening does not have to be expensive, but to ensure that you have a positive experience, invest in the right tools that will make it easier and more enjoyable.

For questions directly about your area’s growing conditions and for possible workshops, contact your local agriculture extension office. Agriculture Extension offices are a terrific resource and offer free insight.

Reel in the Action: April Fishing Forecast

As the temperatures rise and spring blooms in April, it’s time to hit the water and reel in some excitement! Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, The Bend Show has the lowdown on the fish that are running and where to find them.

Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit – Known as “the triple threat”, Tarpon, Bonefish & Permit are cruising the coasts of Florida. Get ready for some action-packed fishing in the Sunshine State!

Red Drum (or ‘Reds’) – Red Drum are making their move along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to the estuaries. Don’t miss out on this popular April catch!

Sailfish – Sailfish enthusiasts, listen up! Head to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula or Florida’s east coast for some thrilling sailfish action.

Marlin – Dreaming of landing a Marlin, April is your month! From the Caribbean to Costa Rica, the Marlin season is in full swing.

Salmon – Looking for some freshwater action? Lake Michigan is thawing out, offering fantastic Salmon and Trout fishing opportunities. As of April 1st, Coho Salmon are hot now with Steelhead and Rainbow Trout to join the pace towards month end.

Striped Bass – In the Northeast part of the country, near Maryland and New Jersey, be chasing after the striped bass.

Mahi-Mahi –  In April, Mahi-Mahi, also known as Dolphin fish, are a sought-after catch for anglers. Found near the shores in Hawaii and in the Gulf Stream through Florida’s Keys, they provide exciting opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. Get ready to reel in these prized fish during your next fishing adventure!

With so many fish in the sea, lakes, and rivers, April is the perfect time to cast your line and reel in some memories. Get ready for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

April Hunting Adventures: Spring Turkey Season

April is prime time for hunting enthusiasts, with the Spring Turkey season taking center stage. Hunters across the United States are gearing up for the thrill of the chase. Stay updated on which states are opening their seasons, zones and when by visiting this link to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s site, providing all the essential details you need for a successful hunt. Don’t miss out on the excitement of April outdoor adventures!

Western Action: The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

Step into the heart of cowboy country, Montana, and witness the excitement of the World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale! Held annually on the third full weekend in May, this event showcases some of the finest bucking stock in North America. Expect to see the top 30 World Saddle Bronc riders in the PRCA and the up & coming rookies compete in thrilling events. There are rodeos but then there is an event like this that sets the stage for the Western World – the legendary World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale in Montana. Enjoy live music, a western vendor & craft show and horse racing too, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to experience the tradition and excitement of the World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale – get your tickets now! Visit: https://buckinghorsesale.com/.

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Tigger & BEC are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation.

Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country.

United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path.

Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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