What's In Outdoors

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Every Friday morning at 8:15, Phil Taunton will join the KVOE Morning show and let listeners know What’s In Outdoors.

 Below you can listen to past shows and find information relating to all kinds of stuff.  ENJOY!


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What's In Outdoors Calendar

Various dates
 Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - https://www.kansascrappieclub.com/tournament-schedule.html
 August 22
 Free Family Fish Camp - Flyer

 Exploring Outdoors Kansas - by Steve Gilliland

2020 Youth Outdoor Experience - Enter Here to Win Prizes

June 26, Youth Outdoor Experience Contest winners. 

Emmy Whiteley... Council Grove, age 8

Hi, my name is Emmy Whiteley. We like to go fishing as a family and we catch a lot of fish. I also like to climb the big rocks. 

We find a lot of stuff between the rocks. Sometimes, dead fish!

We also like to run up and down the big hill, but brother, Easton does not like to go up the hill!

I am 11


Heath McCall  Council Grove  Age 11. 

Hi, I’m Heath McCall. 

I want to tell you about my first camping tripwith my family and dog, Whiskey. 

My dog went in the lake and got wet. When he got out, he ran into my tent and shook himself dry.. It got me and all our blankets wet. Whiskey is a big English Mastiff dog!

Later that night we ate chile dogs. They are so good.  I think our dog likes chile dogs more than me!


June 19th, Youth Outdoor Experience Contest winners. 

Girls...Brinley Ink, Council Grove, age 8


Brinley’s Fishing Story

Once upon a time, I went fishing, not thinking that I would catch anything and then….I got a bite!

So I reeled it in so fast that the line almost broke and we only caught him by the edge of the lip and it fell off and tried to get into the water. PaPa kicked him back onto shore and then we could not find the stringer. When we did, it started to storm so we went home, cut the fish up and ate him!


Boys…..Gunner Tollett age 6, grandson of Brian and Lisa Keith




Hi, My name is Gunner Tollett and I am 6  years old. 

I love to play outside.  I like to ride my bike and walk the trails to the lake near my house. We throw rocks in the lake and look for frogs and shells. 

My dad teaches me things about animals like caterpillars and how to work on a car. He is going to teach me to deer hunt soon. 

My Grampy and Grammy have a ranch and they let me run my 4 wheeler through mud puddles. They take me to the lake to swim, fish, drive the boat, jet ski and go tubing. I just learned how to paddle a kayak at the boat show and I really want to do that again this summer!


Cole McCall, Council Grove, 11 years old. 

Hi, my name is Cole McCall

I want to tell you about the field day when I got my hunter education card. 

When we got there the Quail people fed us all hamburgers and hot dogs!

We then went to a fence and learned how to cross it safely. 

We then went to shoot bows where my brother won the shooting competition, two years in a row. 

We then went and shot shotguns at clay pigeons.  I did good. 

They gave out prizes at the end of the day and I won a 22 long rifle!



Alison Forgy Topeka, 15

With COVID-19, many people are trying things that they have not done or have not done in a while. A hobby I have started again is fishing. I used to fish with my grandpa at my grandparents’ cabin at Council Grove lake. We would sit in the boat house and fish rain or shine. The biggest fish we ever caught was a 14 pound catfish. Since we did not have a scale to weigh the fish, we went to find one from one of the neighbors. Once we found one, a parade of neighbors and a Basset Hound followed us back to our cabin to weigh the fish. I think of my grandpa when I fish today. I find myself asking him in my head to give me a good one and sometimes I think he throws me a big one to catch. I now enjoy fishing very much and look forward to fishing every time I go to our cabin at Council Grove.


Vamos A Pescar story from KDWPT Magazine - Click Here 


My Outdoor Experience

By Garret Hammond, Olpe

Ever since I was little, I built forts in the woods. Until I was 7, I lived on a ranch in chase county. At 8, we moved to Olpe. When I was 11, I realized I could take this further. I built my first real “hut” out of clayish mud bricks in a dry season, so rain would not destroy it. The roof was made of cedar cuttings and it didn't shed rain. Little did I know, I built it on a flood plain, and it was destroyed during May. I then discovered thatching, a method of roofing used by ancient cultures. It consists of grass being tied onto horizontal sticks called battens, overlapped in a way that sheds rain. All of my “huts” since then have been made of grass thatched roofs. Mud is a very important resource as well. I built the frames with wood which I cut with a hatchet. The posts were put in the ground (using a large piece of concrete as a hammerstone) and were then enveloped in thick mud layers, each on top of each other, forming a wall. The only modern tools I use are a shovel, (Kansas’s soil is very hard, especially during summer), a hatchet, and twine.

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