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
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 02-20-15

  • Phil is cleaning up his computer and will post a hodgepodge of outdoor news this week. 

  • Friday's show will also feature a recap of canine companions he has known including one named after the 4th grade girl that bested him in the 40 yard dash. 

  • KSoutdoors.com has put together a quick video on the Channel Catfish for you to watch and share.  View it on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/8X2i5aD2DUk  

  • Enough of this cold weather - Spring cannot come soon enough for the outdoor's enthusiast.

Week of 02-13-15

What 's in Outdoors "Outside for a Better Inside" announces its first ever thousand dollar scholarship for Kansas Kids - Details Here

Week of 02-06-15

  • Clyde "The Guide" Holscher former Emporian will join the WIO show to discuss fishing area lakes and what this year's Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show has to offer.  

  • Former KC Royals Star Tom Bruno Hosts Walleye Seminars - Info

  • Recap of Phil's trip to Buda, Texas and what in store for area youth and families concerning Fishing's Future presentations  

    Clear Springs Restaurants 

    Winner, Winner, Catfish Dinner!   Finger Lickin Good!

    Goodness, do they put out a plate of food at the Clear Springs Restaurant, New Braunfels, Texas.  Onion rings come in a stack about 18 inches high.

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  • A 2.5 minute youtube video about growing Channel Catfish in Kansas


  • Follow the actual bill in the Kansas House of Representatives:


  • How a bill becomes a law:


  • Tips on writing to your legislators:


Week of 01-23-15


  • Randy Claussen, inventor and founder of the Goosinator of Denver, Colorado will join Phil on the show to discuss how to rid golf courses and lake lots of unwanted geese. For more information concerning the Goosinator and how to get rid or those pesky geese, contact Randy Claussen

RMD Concepts, Inc.
303 916-1676
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  • Dan Thurston at Sutherlands in Topeka

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  • Casey's has also caught the MonsterBuck Fever! 

Text  "Caseys" to 28748 for a three dollar discount on tickets and please join us at the What's in Outdoors "Outside for a Better Inside" booth to learn all about the Great Outdoors!

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  • Monsterbucks is in the Air! 

Please stop and visit with Phil, Outdoors Writers of Kansas, 4-H Kids and members of the Flint Hills Bass Club of Topeka at the What's in Outdoors "Outside for a Better Inside" both at the Topeka Expocentre this weekend. 


Win two tickets to Monsterbucks on today's show. 

What "Close Encounter of the Weird Kind" do Lil Mern and Psycho Sue point out to during a recent upland game bird outing?   Tip, skin from its inner ear was once used in the early study of leprosy.  

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Week of 01-16-15

  • John Torrence with the 4-H Western Heritage Project, Lebo will join us on the show to discuss their January 17-18 program. 

The purpose of the 4-H Western Heritage Project is to instill firearms safety, personal responsibility, and marksmanship in youth members along with an appreciation for American history.   www.4-hwesternheritage.org

  • Speaking of American History.



Posted on Hubert's League Facebook page. 

Courtesy of David Zumbaugh. Outdoor Writers of Kansas, Kansas Wildlife Fedration, Director at Large 

..... A relatively new monument to "Buffalo Bill" Cody is located near Oakley, KS.

 Legend has it that 10 miles west, there was a contest to see who was the real "Buffalo Bill", Cody or William Comstock. Both provided meat to the Kansas Pacific Railroad workers. Cody won 56 to 37. He shot a .50 Springfield that would drop a bison with a thud. Comstock used a .44 Henry lever repeater. 

Supposedly, spectators came all the way from St. Louis to witness the event.

  • Cub Scouts at Timmerman Elementary

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Week of 01-09-15

  • Dan Thurston will join Phil on the show for a Celebration of Dave Hollond's life.  

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  • Monsterbucks coming to Topeka, January 23-25. 

  • Is your dog good enought to win the revised Topeka Capital Journal's Jim Ramberg "Dog of the Year" contest?  See the following link.

What's in Outdoors is also interested in your stories!

Link: http://cjonline.com/sports/outdoors/2014-12-27/josh-rouse-c-j-reviving-jim-rambergs-dog-year-contest

  • The Flint Hills Gobblers Youth Essay contest is taking entries once again. Deadline for essays is March 3. 

    In 500 words or less, please share your most memorable outdoor experience with the Gobblers. Youth 16 and under will stand a chance to win a guided turkey hunt and a brand new shotgun! - Entry Form and Info

  • KVOE's AJ Dome remembers Dave Holland

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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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