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

Nov 28

Ethan Carroll Memorial Coyote Calling Contest in Council Grove - Flyer



Jan 23-24

Monster Buck 300 Archery Tournament - Kansas ExpoCentre, Topeka - Flyer

Feb 20

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

Mar 19 

Flint Hills Chapter of QUWF Banquet, Council Grove

The 2015 "Trailer Load of Prizes" What's in Outdoors Red, White and Blue "Outside for a Better Inside" Fundraiser will benefit the What's in Outdoors Fund  through the Emporia Community Foundation.




Week of 11-27-15

  • Recap of pheasant hunting and Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference in Dodge City.                                                            

  • What's in Outdoors Fund through the Emporia Community Foundation to donate one thousand dollars to buy veterans their hunting and fishing licenses in 2016.

Week of 11-20-15


  • Clifford Carroll will join us on the show to discuss Ethan Carroll Memorial Coyote Calling contest and give us the low-down on predator hunting, calling and set up. 
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  • Recap of What's in Outdoors participation in the Emporia Community Foundation's Match Day fundraiser
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The What's in Outdoors booth was abuzz with activity at the second annual Emporia Community Foundation Match Day Fundraiser at the Flint Hills Mall on Monday, November 16th. Donovan was awarded a special fishing combo package for his participation and all the students were given bilingual Corp of Engineer water safety pamphlets  and KDWPT pocket angler/aquatic education guides. 
Special thanks to Brent Frazee, Kansas City Star outdoor editor, Rue Armstrong and Larry Brumley KDWPT master fisning instructors from the Topeka Jr. Hawgs Bass Club,  Navy veteran, David Farley, Tim Webb, professional bass fisherman and local author Scott Irwin "An Outdoor Sporting Life"  for their contributions to What's in Outdoors. A good time was had by all. 

Week of 11-13-15

  • Peggy Mast, shown here with Nathan McClure will be our guest. Nathan is from Wichita and coordinates programs for disabled veterans through Patriot Outdoor Adventures.  








  • Saturday marks the opening of the 2015 Kansas Upland Game Bird Season. A lot of birds are harvested before the hunt during the hunter's breakfast! 




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  • Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Hartford. 





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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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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