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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

Nov. 12-13 Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas - Manahattan
Nov 7-9 Kansas Herpetological Society annual meeting, KSU - Manhattan
Nov 15 Camp White Fall Open House & Harvest Celebration
Nov 29 Ethan Carroll Memorial Coyote Calling Contest - Flyer - Entry Form
Nov 29 Eat, Shop & Play - Flyer
Dec 1

What’s in Outdoors Charitable Fund will be part of the Emporia Community Foundation’s Match Day event at the Flint Hills Mall on 8AM till 7PM

CLICK HERE to view a PHOTO GALLERY of entries for the CPR Contest

 

 

Week of 08/08/14

  • Week 8 of the CPR contest - running out of time to get your entries in

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Fishing with family and friends create memories that last a lifetime.
Andrew Fisher, Topeka, a soon to be sophomore at Shawnee Heights High School will join us on the show to discuss his love of fishing and the Great Outdoors.  

Andrew Fischer displays the crappie that won him a new rod and reel combo, courtesy of Cabela's in our KVOE, Fishing's Future and KDWPT FishKs First Annual Catch, Photo and Release contest.

 

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Kevin Fischer 10, caught this bluegill on a bass tube that appears to be just short of a state record. Kevin was a little upset with his older brother Andrew when he wanted to keep the fish, but was asked to release it!

 

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Andrew and Kevin Fischer with friend and neighbor Mitchell Lady of Topeka display a nice catch of largemouth bass caught at a private pond in Topeka. Both of Mitchell’s fish were caught on a top water floating frog lure. One was 17 1/2 inches the other was 18 1/2 inches.

 

  • HUMMINGBIRDS - this gorgeous picture and video were emailed to us by a loyal listener

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Video and picture provided by the Bechtel's

 

Week of 08/01/14

  • August 1   Wk 7 of CPR contest

  • Listener input.  Who has hummingbirds coming to their feeders on a regular basis and what are you doing to bring them in?

  • KDWPT just completed what some called the magical bus mystery tour with stops in Garden City and Colby concerning the pheasant population and wanting to seek the public’s input on what can be done to increase it. Your thoughts are appreciated.

  • Lesser Prairie Chickens….Gov. Brownback is also looking into a program to raise lesser prairie chickens and release them into the wild.  We would like to know your thoughts on this initiative. .

  • The wildest thing that happened to me this week was cooking lasagna. Weighted in at 14 pounds including the slow cooker dish and this was after I ate a big helping. You do not need to use the whole box of noodles!

  • Week 7 announcement of our Catch, Photo and Release contest.  Entries will be accepted until August 20th

  • Your August Hunting & Fishing Update from KSoutdoors.com

Week of 07-25-14

  • Bryan Sowards,  Fisheries Programs Specialist for Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism Pratt, Kansas will join us on the show to discuss how to prevent excess moss, weeds and algae in ponds and also fish kills.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For more information check out these articles by Jessica Mounts, fisheries biologist for KDWPT

  • Week 6, Catch, Photo and Release contest winners.  Goodness, I sure am having a lot of fun with the contest and ol the memories!

  • Do you recognize this bird?

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  • Public Meetings to Discuss Pheasants

Public invited to attend pheasant information meetings

If you have an interest in pheasants and pheasant hunting, plan to attend one of two public meetings to be conducted in conjunction with Pheasant Tour 2014. The first public meeting will be on Monday, July 28, at the Comfort Inn Convention Center, 2225 S. Range in Colby. The second public meeting will be on Tuesday, July 29, at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City Community College campus, Garden City. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Pheasant Tour 2014 is a cooperative effort between the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Pheasants Forever, designed to inform the public, decision-makers, and conservation partners about the status of this popular game bird and to examine what can be done to improve pheasant populations. Pheasant numbers have declined significantly across the Great Plains due to the impact long-term, severe drought has had on habitat and reproductive success of all upland birds. 

The tour will have two components: First an invitation-only bus tour that will visit sites providing examples of conservation efforts and habitat projects that benefit pheasants, as well as updates on current research projects. Sites will include a variety of state, federal and private conservation programs. The second component will be the two public meetings.

The meetings will begin with presentations from KDWPT biologists on the status of pheasants in Kansas, along with information about current efforts and programs that benefit pheasants. Time will be allotted at the end of each meeting for questions and suggestions.

Week of 07-18-14

  • Do you recognize this bird?

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  • Week 5 Youth Catch, Photo and Release Contest random drawing winners.

  • Flint Hills Gobblers wins prestigious Golden Gobbler award and will host another sporting clays shoot this Saturday at Madison.  Flyer

  • Algae and moss in unban ponds. Jessica Mounts, KDWPT fisheries biologist. Story

Week of 07-11-14

  • What’s in Outdoors will monster catfish, Kansas fish records and can northern pike be found in Kansas.

  • Winners of this week’s Catch Photo and Release (or eat) contest will be announced.

  • Olpe Down Home Days this weekend.

  • Recap of Fourth of July celebrations and the week’s experience in the yard and at Council Grove City Lake

Week of 06-27-14

  • Week Two, Catch, Photo and Release random drawing for prizes.

  • Critter Camp Plus and turtle races took center stage on the Dover base ball field last Saturday during Dover Heritage Days.  Special thanks to Kelly Hoelting’s Mission Valley FFA students and to Kohl Prose of Emporia for assisting with this activity.

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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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