Week of 06-20-14

  • Critter Camp Plus at the Emporia Christian School last Tuesday.

Pictures courtesy of Mrs. Sherilyn Stewart, Emporia Christian School.





My son wanted to go fishing for his ninth birthday. We took him to Melvern Lake where we met up with some relatives. As we were packing up to go, my husband noticed one of the Canada geese goslings acting weird. On closer look, he saw fishing line wrapped around the gosling. Soon three adults and a 9 year old were trying to capture a half-grown goose to remove the fishing line. My husband Ty managed to step on the trailing line and we got a large wad of line. But the poor gosling still had line coming out of its beak. We continued to try to catch to gosling. About this time a park ranger drove up. He sure gave us a hard look until Ty told him what the problem was. The park ranger joined the chase and after a flying leap grabbed the fishing line. The gosling fell down but the ranger got the last of the line. It has a clump of greenery on the end so we think the poor bird has swallowed it. I estimate over a two yards of fishing line was tangled up on the gosling. We used this event to reinforce to our son why we always pick up trash especially fishing line. His Cub Scout pack always picks up around Reading Lake when we go there. We got an overflowing bag last visit. We are really glad we were able save this poor bird but frustrated that careless people caused the situation in the first place.


Grace Short

  • 20 area Kansas volunteer hunter education, bow hunting and furharvesting instructors (including AJ!) were treated to an instructor’s orientation/certification workshop and awards ceremony at the Flint Hills Technical College June 19th, as part of the FHTC Community Connections summer series.






Lyon County hunter education instructors Warren Traner and Larry Adams were recognized for their 40 years of volunteerism. Not pictured is 40 year instructor, William Yeager, Cottonwood Falls. Roger Wells was given a special award for being with the program 25 years and Emporia Johnny Drake was recognized for his service to the program as both a hunter education instructor and bow hunting instructor. .

Making the presentations and giving the workshop were Kent Barrett, head coordinator of the Kansas Hunter Education Program, Pratt, Kansas, shown presenting Warren with his 40 year commemorative Daisy BB gun and Aaron Austin, the assistant state coordinator.  Special thanks to the Flint Hills Technical College for letting us use their facility to do the workshop……Phil








  • Phil will recap the worm race at the Emporia Public Library



Fishing's Future provided the worm race winners with a free CPR t-shirt.

Listen to past shows


  • Monster Sweet Potato Recipe! Courtesy of Lanne Shayes
  • Fish Salad Recipe….. Use as a dip with our favorite cracker or make a sandwich
  • http://www.crappie.com Recipes and stories.
  • Recipe courtesy of Dustin Teasley, KDWPT

Cold Pack Pickled Fish

1 quart fish (rib meat from carp, white bass or drum fillets)….makes around 3 pints.

2 medium yellow onions

3 C Kosher Salt

1 C Port Wine (White but red will work)

1 C Sugar

2 C or more of White Vinegar

2 C Water

2 Tbsp Pickling Spice

Cut meat into pieces no thicker than 1/2”. In a bowl place a layer of salt, then place a layer of fish, then cover that layer with salt. So on and so forth until you have used all the fish and then cover it with salt. Set in fridge 24 hours. Next rinse all salt off fish and place in container covering fish with white vinegar. Set in fridge 24 hours. In a sauce pan, mix 1 C port wine, 1 C sugar, 2 C vinegar, 2 C water, and 2 Tbsp pickling spice and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Clean onions and slice. Once the solution you boiled has cooled, strain out spices. In pint jars create layers of onion and fish until you reach the neck of the jar. Pour cooled solution in jar until all meat and onion is covered. Place ring and lid on jar and set in fridge 24 hours before eating.

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