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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
Mar 24-26 Midwest Hunt Fest--Century II       Wichita 
Mar 25

Flint Hills Ducks Unlimited Banquet - Flyer

Apr 1

Council Grove 17th Annual Spring Turkey Hunt - Flyer

Apr 1-2 

NSTRA Northwest Missouri BDC & Cokely's,  Dehia, Kan.

Apr 7-8

Kansas Wildlife Federation State Conference, banquet and CAP  awards - Acorn's Lodge, MilfordLake  David Zumbaugh, Elby Adamson

Apr 8-9

NSTRA Salt Plains BDC  Sterling, Kan 

Apr 8
Kansas Wildlife Federation Annual Conference and CAP Awards - Flyer
Apr 22 NSTRA Mo-Kan Regional Elimination-----Youth Fishing Derby, Clinton
Apr 29

Council Grove Arts Council....Richey Cove - Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

May 6  Youth Aquatic Education Day - Family/youth/outdoor mentor outdoor appreciation and aquatic education - Santa Fe Trail Park, Council Grove Reservoir. - Flyer
May 6

Kansas Crappie Club...Spring Camp and youth fishing tournament

May 7-9

Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference, Council Grove --Brent Frazee

May 24 Keep it a Safe Summer, KISS event, Lyon County Fairgrounds 
June  Kansas Wildlife Federation  OAC Camp....Tommie and Teresa Berger, Dave Zumbaugh, Rock Springs Ranch
June Cub Scouts Summer Camp  Camp Double EE, Emporia
June 3

Dirty Kanza 200  Emporia,   Lelan Dains

June 3

Justin Corbett Memorial outreach,Ravenwood,  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

June 10 Symphony on the Flinthills, Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County.
June 24

OK Kids Day, Rose Hill Kansas...Master Angler, Terry Sullivan.  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

July 7-9 WILD Kansas.....Steve Woolf   Supt. of Schools  USD 101 Erie, Kan.   State Conference-- Rock Springs Ranch  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
Aug 12 

OK Kids Day, ClintonLake, Sherri Henderson Withers.  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Sept 30, 2017

WoodFest 2017 - http://woodfestks.com/

 Others

SOS Ad Astra in Topeka, KISS, Emporia. Lyon County Fair.

Bluestem F&R Event and the State Fair in Hutchinson, KCC tournaments  

Youth Aquatic Education Day, Western Kansas  To Be Determined

Events really too numerous to mention, including pointing and retrieving dog field trials,  hunter education classes and advanced outdoor education, memorial events, fishing tournaments and being asked to participate in schools, more every day!

Week of 05-27-16

  • Mike Andrew Gingerich, Mudcat Mike of Topeka will join us on the show to talk cat fishing and the secrets to his success. 

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Mud Cat Mike and friend enjoying a great day of fishing!

  • WIO is proud to announce Joe Petty as it 2016-2017 scholarship winner

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Michael Joseph Petty,
Shawnee Mission South High School

 

  • Recap of the 2016 Keep it a Safe Summer activity at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. 

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  • Woodpecker Stalking - 


    Which of these two birds inspired the creation of Woody the Woodpecker?
    The red-headed woodpecker(picture courtesy of Audrey Agin or the crow sized pileated woodpecker? See video

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  • Kansas Crappie Club benefit tournament, Milford Lake, May 21-22 - One tough bite!

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  • Park Visitors asked to leave firewood at home!

http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/2710/Article/776813/park-visitors-asked-to-leave-firewood-at-home.aspx

Week of 05-20-16

  • "Brush piles" are proven fish attractors!

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Link to Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wveI9444eas

Press Release - http://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/1-29-15/NEW-FISH-ATTRACTORS-FOR-KANSAS-LAKES

 

  • Milford Lake, a crappie tournament and birdwatching

 

Week of 05-13-16

  • The show will be from Anthony, Kansas at Lake Anthony's Earth Day Celebration where I will be doing What's in Outdoors Critter Camp Plus. 

  • Helping the vets is something WIO initiated last February with the first donation with hopes other groups will follow. We have created an awareness.

http://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/5-12-16/Leave-Wildlife-Wild

 

  • Sometimes Nature doesn't present a pretty picture. 

Catfish only a mother could love!

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First channel cat cat looked like it had been hit by a heron.  

 

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Other pics are of a 35 inch  catfish with a spring scale weight of 14 pounds. Should have been a 20 pounder!

Biological reasoning: Sores could be a result from a hundred different things - predators, boat props, debris, and even parasite hatching. The bumps are most likely some annelid (worm) parasite.  Quite common in catfish due to sedentary and scavenging tendencies but only that severe on fish with other health issues or poor conditions.  Properly cleaning and cooking the filet is usually acceptable but with that density, I would not advise eating. 

Week of 05-06-16

  • BJ Murray, Senior Operations Director with Camp Wood will join the WIO show to discuss events at Camp Wood during their l00 year celebration on Saturday, May 7th. 

     

  • Outdoor Writers of Kansas awards 4 area BBBS Littles scholarships to the 2016 Kansas Wildlife Federations Outdoor Adventure Camp at Rock Springs Ranch. 

2016 Spring Conference
Timber Hills Lake and Ranch
Maple ton, Kansas

Week of 04-29-16

  • Shane Eustice with Hook'Em Guide Service and tournament fisherman in the Kansas Walleye Federation series will join Phil on the show to discuss post spawn walleye and his secrets to catching walleye.

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One of Shane's successful tactics involves vertical jigging using Rapala Jigging Raps and Snap Wraps, a lure most often used for ice fishing!

 

  • Tyler Thomsen with the ESU Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society joins us on the show to talk about the May 1 Youth Fishing Tournament at Lyon Co. State Lake to benefit the ESU Marine Biology Club - Flyer

  • Parlay's Story
    Parlay is a Coastal Carpet Python who some of you may recognize from the CWH facebook page - his story is spreading far & wide. He has come over from Stradbroke Island where some very caring people found him in one of the worst states I have seen a snake in for a long time. He was covered in ticks - and when I say ticks, I mean hundreds!!! See pics below.

    He was immediately transported to CWH where he was anaesthetised and had the ticks pulled off him. His head (where most of the ticks were) was 3 times the size of a normal python head. We have subsequently picked off over 200 more ticks. See pics below

    Unfortunatley for Parlay, this is not the end of his story as one would logically ask - why did he get so many ticks in the first place? Normally, snakes do not get that many on them - a healthy snake is able to rid himself of most ticks. Parlay had to have been on the ground for some time to have this many on him. CWH ran a series of blood tests and X-Rays where it was discovered that he has a skull fractured in 3 places!! His bloods are terrible as well - not surprising with so many ticks sucking the life out of him.

    Currently, his condition is critical, but we will try our best to save him. At the moment, his head is still terribly swollen (see shots below) but great news - he ate for the first time last night!!!

    UPDATE: April - Parlay is doing very well, eating everything offered to him. He is only allowed small mice at the moment as he needs to rest his fractured skull. He will gradually have feeds increasing in size as he recovers. The good news for Parlay though, is that he gets to eat every 3 days at the moment, which makes him very happy!

    UPDATE: July - Parlay is a trooper. He is doing very well and looking very good for release in summer. He still has some issues with intestinal parasites and is currently undergoing a second treatment for them. He is gaining weight and his bloods are improving.

    Parlay was released in January 2013 after 13 months in care. It was great to see him well and off to fight more battles in life - hopefully he'll stay off the tracks!!

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What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 04-22-16

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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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