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

All Year Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info
Jan 29

Wildlife Habitat Workshop - Sponsored by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Monday, January 29 at the Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds 600PM
Topics to be covered are: Quail Biology, Habitat Management, Prescribed Fire Consideration, Landowner Programs and a Question and Answer Period
Contact Alex Lyon, 620-343-7276 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 2-4 Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show.   Kansas Expocentre in Topeka
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Crappie University 2018 - Flyer
April 21 Youth Aquatic Education Day - Marina Cove, Council Grove Reservoir

Week of 06-09-17

  • Roger Wells will be a guest on the show to discuss wildflower tours, nesting birds and a number of outdoor related topics!







  • Wildfire Awareness Workshop...Home protection



  • Youth in the Outdoors Day... Ravenwood Lodge, Auburn, Kan.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp, Double EE Camp, Scouting Adventure.....

Week of 06-02-17

  • Norm Griffin, range officer at the shooting range located at Hillsdale Lake will be our guest.

Norm will also tell of his experiences hunting in Europe. 

Hillsdale range:http://www.hillsdalerange.org/






  • TICKs are nasty critters....Protect yourself and your pets. 

PERMETHRIN does wonders!

You're playing Russian Roulette if you don't spray.

--- one tick can carry four or more diseases.

---- Lymes disease is diagnosed more than breast cancer and many diagnosed still face a lifetime of pain.

---- woman at Grand Lake was bitten by one tick, within 1 month all four limbs amputated from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

---- new form of tick disease diagnosed about every year, some fatal. 

---- last year about 540,000 cases of tick-born illnesses in dogs. This year more than 400,000 diagnosed by just the end of April.

Going out in the brush, unprotected from ticks is dumber than climbing in a car and not buckling up for a long drive or sitting in a tree stand without a full body harness.


Week of 05-26-17

  • David Studebaker, keynote speaker and president of the Catfish Chasers will join us to discuss proposed creel limits for blue catfish to be heard at the June 22nd KDWPT Commissioners Meeting in Kansas City. 

David will also share some of his catfish tournament winning tips on how to catch these monsters, rigging and preparing your own bait.  


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  • Recap of the David Traylor Zoo Emporia Middle School "Free for All" and the Keep It a Safe Summer event. 


Week of 05-19-17

  • Christy Davis, Executive Director of Symphony in the FlintHills will be our guest to discuss this year's event at Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County. A few tickets are still available and some volunteer spots are open! 

June 10, 2017  Deer Horn Ranch just east of Junction City. 







Symphony in the Flinthills - 331 Broadway, P.O. Box 370 - Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 - 620.273.8955 - 620.273.8965 (fax)


  • Area fishing success. 

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Rick Meyer introduced 87 years young  Don Hamlet to his first walleye Thursday morning.

Fish were caught drifting nightcrawlers under a spinner in about 8 feet of water. 



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Crappie, largemouth bass and wipers at Council Grove City Lake and Coffey County State Lake made for an enjoyable Outdoor Writers of Kansas conference in Council Grove, May 7-9. 

Week of 05-05-17

What's in Outdoors will come from Hobby Days at Clearwater High school. 

  • Captain Eric Deneault, Law Enforcement Division Kansas Department of Wildlife,Parks & Tourism Topeka will be our special guest to discuss how to become a Natural Resource Officer, their Game Warden Appreciation Day at Alpha One Drop Zone, May 13 in Wichita and what's new in fishing Kansas waters for 2017. 

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  • Recap of the Council Grove Art's Council "Sethfest"  last Sunday at the Council Grove Armory.  

  • What to expect at Marina Cove, Council Grove Reservoir during our first ever, Youth Aquatic Education Day. 

Week of 04-28-17

  • What's in Outdoors, April 28th Elk City Reservoir,  Elk County, with 160 students from Independence Elementary Grade Schools  

Jarrett Willet,  KDWPT State Park Manager at Elk City Reservoir will join What's in Outdoors to discuss fishing and other outdoor activities the state park has to offer young and old alike! Elk City Reservoir is where both the state and world record flathead catfish weighing 123 pounds was caught by a fisherman using a Zebco 33 combo while fishing for crappie.

To find out more concerning Elk City Reservoir and opportunities for the outdoorenthusiast, contact the state park office at  620-331-6295 Pictures courtesy of KDWPT. Nadia Reimer






  • Recap of Day on the Farm where 200 plus students from area schools were introduced to firearm safety and reponsibility. 

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  • First ever Youth Aquatic Education Day coming to Council Grove Marina Reservoir on May 6. 

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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