Emporia, KS

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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




is Feb 28

Youth Essay Contest, Gun Giveaway and Guided Hunt Flyer - deadline is Feb 28

Feb 5-7

Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show - Flyer

Feb 20

KDWPT Fish Ks Angler instructor workshop and state Fishing's Future Chapter 2nd annual meeting Flint Hills Technical College - Flyer

Feb 19-21

Feb 20

2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic - Flyer - Information

Conservation Career Fair & Shooting Sports Clinic - Info and Registration

Feb 26-27

KWF 65th Annual Meeting - Flyer - CAP Nomination Form

Mar 19 

Flint Hills Chapter of QUWF Banquet, Council Grove

Mar 26

Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Hunter Education Class Flyer 

Week of 11-06-15

  • Dan Thurston joined WIO today from his tree stand near Hartford after just harvesting a doe and brought us up to date on his 6 at 60 Quest. 

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Dan is pictured with a deer he harvested while hunting with Jerry Tibbott of the Bearded Buck, Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania. 


  • From Dan's doe harvest in Kansas WIO turns south and joins Neil Anderson, 79 years young from Alexander City, Alabama  on salty waters near Grand Isle, Louisiana and learns all there is to know about fishing for redfish, Neil is a Saint for putting up with my cousin Maron!

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What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 11-06-15

  • Applications are now being accepted for the What's in Outdoors Fund 2016 $1,000.00 scholarship through the Emporia Community Foundation. See flyer for particulars and how to apply!

Week of 10-30-15

  • Webelos Woods enjoyed a great time in the Outdoors at Eisenhower Park, Melvern Lake on October 23-25.  Tony Leek will join us Friday, 10/30 to discuss scouting and activities they will be involved in 2016. 







  • Girl Scouts under the leadership of Leslie A. Draper and Reann England during an autumn outing at Eisenhower Park, Melvern Lake, Saturday, October 24th.




  • Thanks Brent Konen Council Grove Wildlife Area Manager for all you and your dedicated volunteers do to promote safe firearm handling, ethics and responsible behavior in the Great Outdoors.






  • Results of the Virgil Brown Memorial Cat Fishing Tournament at John Redmond Reservoir, Saturday, October 24th and thank you Ty and Stacy Wolf for your generous donation to the What's in Outdoors Fund and to Olpe High School outdoor education programs in our effort to get youth and families, "Outside for a Better Inside.

1st place winners - Emily Walls, James Stephens, Spring Hill, Kan.  5 fish 61 lbs, 14 oz.  Big fish 17' 4 oz 


2nd place winners - Stefanie Place Stanley and Robert Stanley, Olathe, Kansas  60 lbs 8 oz


3rd place winners - Zach Penland, Ethan Lickteig, Garnett, Kansas.  5 fish, 51 lbs 7oz









  • Ebenezer Methodist Church, Olpe, Kansas.  What's in Outdoors would like to thank Roger Carson and all Kansas Hunter Education instructors for their dedication in promoting the outdoor heritage and traditions of Kansas and creating safe, ethical, responsible and involved hunters!

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Week of 10-23-15

  • Dan Schneider...frequent participant past winner and third place finisher in this year's KVOE-Bruffs Steak Challenge will be our guest on the show to discuss his enthusiasm for outdoor cooking and tailgating entrees'.







  • KVOE/ Bruff''s Steak Challenge---- a chance to meet new people, support a great cause and learn from the pros!  Hope to see you there next year!


Week of 10-16-15

    • Splat Fishing for monster channel cat will be discussed on the What's in Outdoors show. Special thanks to Ty Wolf for this fantastic fishing experience!

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  • Got this 14 pounder in even though my pole was broken into three pieces. Splat fishing testimony from a fellow Catfish Chaser.

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Jesus Aranda, Emporia shows the bait casting net does not discriminate on its catch in his pursuit of baitfish. We had quite a time at Soden's Grove separating the gar's entangled teeth from the net and releasing it!

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  • Virgil Brown Memorial Fishing Tournament - Flyer


  • What's in Outdoors Fund prizes. Thank you Sydney for hanging out with Grandpa and sorry you can't drive 55! Not yet anyway! Hug the kids and grandkids. They grow up way too fast!









    • How to make better tasting Catfish Filet's


Week of 10-09-15

  • Thank you Karl Rohlich and Bill and Julia McBride of Matfield Station, Matfield Green for offering a great addition to this year's What's in Outdoors, Red White and Blue "Trailer Load of Prizes" scholarship and outdoor education fundraiser! www.matfieldstation.com 






  • Let flowers (for the ladies!) and Eagle Claw LAZER SHARP Circle Sea hooks put excitement back into your life.




  • Magic Baits turns the trick and brings smiles to kids and fish alike. Take a Kid Fishing today. 

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    • The What's in Outdoors Rolling Radio Show visited with Kansas Hunter Education instructors last Sunday at Lake Afton near Wichita. Thank you instructors for all in do to create safe, ethical, responsible and involved hunters. You have a great program! Pass it On!

  • The Sertoma Little Train will be running again Saturday afternoon, October 10 iat Soden's Grove in support of another good cause. Hope to see you there!

  • Dan Thurston joined Whats in Outdoors to give us an update on his 6 at 60 Quest. 

On October 8th, Dan was at Double T Ranch in Texas for an excellent deer hunt. Double T is loaded with game including dove and Quail. Call Bret at 210-413-1597  for more information concerning the Double T Ranch

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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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