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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

2016

 

All Year

Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info

All Year 

Friends of the Kaw events - More Info 

July 2-4

4th of July Events at Council Grove City Lake - Flyer - Page 2

July 7-8

Fuller Field School - Flyer

July 9
Great Outdoors Adventure Day at Cabela's Kansas City

July 16 & 17

Future of FH QUWF Youth Chapter YC-01 3D Archery Shoots - Flyer

July 19

Angler Education Instructor Certification course - Info

July 23-24

Coffey County Fair

Aug 20

Future of FH QUWF Youth Chapter YC-01 3D Archery Shoots - Flyer

Sept 3 & 4

Future of FH QUWF Youth Chapter YC-01 3D Archery Shoots - Flyer

What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 04-08-16

Week of 04-01-16

    • Joseph Bragg of Topeka and Patriot Jig Works will join Phil on the What's in Outdoors show this Friday to discuss making killer crappie jigs and his involvement with crappie tournaments across the state to benefit veterans, non-government conservation groups and youth organizations. 

Patriot Jig Works--A couple of these might result in a mess of crappie or a limit of saugeye, walleye and black bass!
Saugeye pictures courtesy of Captain Steven Starfish.

Joseph Bragg's Patriot jigs are featured on the cover page of latest issue of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine. 

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Please support our state's outdoor heritage and consider subscribing to this excellent publication. Below is a link to the KDWPT webpage for subscriptions.

http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Publications/Magazine

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See links below. 

Facebook link.....   https://www.facebook.com/groups/KansasCrappieClub/

Website    http://kansascrappieclub.weebly.com/

Tournaments  http://kansascrappieclub.weebly.com/2016-tournament-schedule.html

Joe's story as told by Brent Frazee, Outdoor Writer for the Kansas City Star. 

 

 
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  • What's in Outdoors will announce a special youth fishing contest for the months of April and May as an introduction to Fishing's Future National Catch, Photo and Release contest that will start June. 1.  www.fishingsfuture.com  For more information on the national contest.

 
  • The 2016 Spring Turkey Season for youth and disabled hunters starts April 1

 

Fanning!!!!!    Is this really a good idea?

With the use of a turkey fan or strutting decoy, a hunter can crawl behind the decoy, into shooting range of a tom, provoking the bird to come charging in for a fight. Hunter Education strongly discourages this technique.  You can clearly see why when you see the picture and the video below. 

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Turkey Fanning from Rod Slings on Vimeo.

The video was produced by the Missouri Department of Conservation as part of a hunting incident investigation. They chose to record the reenactment, creating an eye-opening video, worthy of an award. 

Week of 03-25-16

  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will join Phil on the show to discuss a great family day in Topeka on April 30th. And Lyon County Shooting Sport coordinator, Bev Hilbish will join us to discuss daughter Megan's participation in the recent National NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Match at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

  • 6th annual Ad Astra Archery Tournament. 

The tournament is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30, 2016 at MacLennan Park in Topeka.  The tournament is sponsored by the Secretary of State’s office and the Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Department.  For the last four years we have been able to help send qualifying students to represent Kansas in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournament in Kentucky.  Beyond that we have created a fun, family event where K-12th grade students can come and compete against their peers and where families can come to learn archery, fishing and shooting. 

The tournament is open to K-12th grade students who have had some archery training.  The cost to compete is $15 per student.  Each student receives a medal and a t-shirt.  Qualifying students have a chance to earn a scholarship towards expenses to attend the NASP National Championship in Kentucky.

The event itself is free and open to the public. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the students to sign an activities waiver.  Once their waiver is signed students can participate in the learn-to-shoot archery range, the Wildlife and Parks’ fishing clinic , and the Boy Scouts’ BB gun range among other physically active games and activities.

Registration Form, Tournament Rules, Flyer and more available at http://kssos.org/archery/main.html.

  • What's in Outdoors and Lyon County Hunter Education instructors would like to thank Clint Bowyer and his 79 fund supporters for his grant that allowed us to by props to use in the internet assisted Kansas Hunter Education trail test. Bird Dogs and Grizzly Bear aren't included, but you never know what you might find in the trail test! These props will help instructors in their efforts to produce safe, ethical and responsible hunters.

  • Who can identify these mystery archers?

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  • What's in Outdoors/Fishing's Future at the Legislative Luncheon in Topeka on Wednesday.

Week of 03-18-16

  • Bob Arndt will join us on the show to discuss the Beau Arndt Foundation's 2016 Youth Guided Turkey Hunt. 

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  • Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation Banquet/Auction - March 19th - info below.

Council Grove QUWF still continues to support our programs. 

They provided insurance to the Dave Hollond Hunt and the Kansas Expo/Beau Arndt Outdoor Appreciation Day and have made it possible to have National Archery in the School Programs in both Riverside Elementary and Olpe High School

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  • Mudcat Mike's Cat fishing Excursions says the fishing is picking up as evident by this mixed creel of blue cats and wipers

Week of 03-11-16

  • This week's show will recap Phil's What's in Outdoors 2016 Geico Bassmaster Classic from Grand Lake of the Cherokees!
  • Joining the show will be Samantha Gay, a technology assistant at Green County Intermediate School in North Carolina, who shares WIO's passion with introducing youth and families to the Great Outdoors and all the good Lord has blessed us with.  
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Samantha Gay, Walstonburg, North Carolina and her best friend from kindergarten, Candace Harper joined Phil and Shane Wilson, founder of Fishing's Future in the FF booth at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

 

The following link and story is a photo album from one of Samantha's youth fishing activities. A What's in Outdoors "Tip of the Hat" to Sam and may God bless all the Samathas of the World and the children they work with! 

In Samatha's own words- "It was clear that the Lord had his hands all over this! There is no other way for something that huge to go so smoothly!"

 
 
  • Following is Chuck Samples interview with Bassmaster Legend, Brent Chapman of Lake Quiveria, Kansas from the Cox Business Center in Tulsa and the Future of Fishing, our youth. 

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Brent Chapman and fans 
 
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Remington Wagner with Casey Scanlon  
 
Interview coming soon
  • The Cox Business Center was "wall to wall" people and fishing legends, Jimmy Huston, Bill Dance and Hank Parker visited the Fishing's Future Booth during the 2016 Bassmaster Expo sponsored by Dicks Business Machines. 

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First off, you need to catch a fish! Try to keep the fish alive or on ice until you clean it.

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Cut the tail off and let the catfish bleed before filleting. Note red meat or what we call the blood line in these two pictures. And also note, that in Kansas, it is the law that all children 12 and under must wear a PFD while boating. 

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Fish that are strong swimmers have a lot of this red meat. The same with waterfowl and prairie chickens, birds 

that are strong flyers with flight being their major way of getting around have darker meat than say a pheasant or quail. 

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Trim the red, strong fish tasting meat and excess fat off for better tasting fish.   

Stronger swimmers like white bass, wipers, stripers, carp and drum will have more 

of this red meat. They will put a bend in your pole and smile on your face!

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Try to keep filets cool at all times. I like to cut the filets into uniform pieces and deep fat fry.

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My favorite is to pat the pieces dry, put a light film of yellow mustard on the pieces and then shake in your favorite mix.
Crushed cracker crumbs or crushed barbecued potato chips also make a good coating.
Plastic milk jugs make great containers to freeze fish in. Just label and cover with water for a air tight seal!

Week of 02-26-16

  • Angela Anderson,Twin Lakes WRAPS coordinator,  USD 251 School Board Member, President of The Kansas Wildlife Federation, former outreach coordinator of the David Traylor Zoo and full time mother will join us to discuss her love of the outdoors and what the KWF conference, banquet and CAP Awards dinner has in store for those in attendance at Old Town in Wichita, Feb. 26-27. 

Hope to see you there!

 

  • Special recognition day for our veterans and organizations that work with them in Topeka, February 23. 

 

  • What's in Outdoors was on the road on a fishing trip (too cold and windy for this fisherman!) and got lost going to Caney, Kansas; But the sights you see when you get off the beaten path!

Listen to past shows

Recipes

  • 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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