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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

April 26 3D Archery Benefit - Pratt, KS - Flyer
May 18-21

Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference, Parsons.- Info & Agenda

Contact Phil via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620-794-5373

May 22 Keep it a Safe Summer activity, Lyon County Fairgrounds
May 24-25

Rick and Ronnie Smith Hunting Dog Training Seminar,

Prairie Wings Hunt Club, near Arlington, Kan. - Flyer - News Release

June 7

Justin Corbett Foundation “Youth in the Outdoors” Day, Ravenwood Lodge, near Topeka.  Flyer

June 14 Symphony in the Flinthills, Rosalia

Week of 04-18-14

  • Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach will join us on the show to talk about his love of the Outdoors and the 4th Annual Ad Astra Archery Tournament for Families in Topeka on April 26thMORE INFO


  • Nate's first turkey.



Dale Berry, Burlington writes-- Grandson Nate missed a bird this morning and missed another one this evening. Then he finally scored when he had six toms to choose from. He gets so excited and was very happy after missing twice! 





Dale’s granddaughter also harvested her first turkey with one shot from a 20 gauge youth model Mossberg shotgun. She is 7 years old and grandpa Dale admits it doesn’t get much better than this!

Week of 04-04-14

  • J. R. Glenn, the manager of Melvern Wildlife Area will join us on the show and discuss turkey hunting opportunities at Melvern Reservior. We will also discuss fishing and camping at Lyon County and Osage County State Lakes.


  • Recap of the 13th Annual Flinthills Gobblers turkey hunting clinic and hunter education class at Dry Creek Sporting Clays on March 29th. 261 parents and volunteers including 147 youth “talked turkey” and had a gobbling good time  at Dry Creek!


  • The beauty of pollination video


  • How wolves change rivers….


Week of 03-28-14

  • Christy Davis, Executive Director of Symphony in the Flint Hills will be our guest on this week’s show to tell us about the Saturday, June 14 2014 Symphony being held at Rosalia Ranch in Butler County.

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. celebrates the history, ecology and culture of the last stand of native Tallgrass Prairie through music and place-based education. Each spring, 7,000 kindred spirits gather for our Signature Event, a world-class symphony concert in an unmatched prairie setting. Through year-round programming,
Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. works to deepen the understanding of the ecological and cultural significance of the Kansas Flint Hills.


  • There are a lot of new items on the What's in Outdoors Calendar above.

Week of 03-21-14

  • Chris Chandler of the Prairie Wings Hunt Club, Arlington, Kansas will join us on the show to discuss training pointing dogs and what can we do with our faithful companions once the hunting season is over. http://www.prairiewindhuntingclub.com/



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  • Recap of Women’s in the Outdoor Day, WITO activity held last week at Dry Creek Sporting Clays featuring Miss Kansas and Chloe!  The making of an outdoor’s woman!

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Chloe, Kathy, Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail and Hannah Maxwell enjoyed visiting during the Woman in the Outdoors “Woman’s Archery Day” adventure held March 15th at Dry Creek Sporting Clays, south of Emporia.

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Phil was amazed to learn Chloe Maxwell from Ottawa had never picked up a bow until the WITO event last Saturday. Look out Miss Kansas! Here comes Chloe!


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  • Purple martins, bluebirds, walleye and more.  

Artificial Walleye Spawning a Labor of Love


A female walleye can release as many as 300,000 eggs, but less than 10 percent will survive in nature

PRATT – In late March, a placid lake surface might lead some to believe major fish activity has yet to begin, but for walleye, waves of commotion are occurring beneath the surface as males and females begin spawning. As soon as water temperatures hit 45-50 degrees, walleye begin the annual process, as other fish species do each spring. 

Most spawning activity occurs at night when female walleye search for the perfect rocky shoreline to lay their eggs, and male walleyes, who’ve been waiting on the spawning ground for days, fertilize them. With large females producing as many as 300,000 eggs, it’s hard to believe this species would need assistance with the process, but even the best laid plans are no match for Mother Nature. In Kansas lakes, less than 10 percent of naturally-spawned walleye eggs will hatch.

However, hatching success rates can be as high as 70 percent in a hatchery setting. That’s why every year about this time, you’ll see Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists working tirelessly at select Kansas lakes. Biologists set nets to capture spawning walleye, then harvest the eggs of ripe females. Once collected, the eggs are then taken to a station where they are fertilized with milt, or sperm, taken from male walleyes caught from the same body of water. After fertilization, the eggs are immediately delivered to the Pratt and Milford fish hatcheries where fish culturists work around the clock to ensure high hatch and survival rates of young walleye, which are then stocked into Kansas lakes as is, or used to produce other hybrid fish species. Last year, KDWPT’s Walleye Culture Program produced 43 million walleye fry (just hatched fish) and 660,000 walleye fingerlings (2-inch fish). With that same batch of eggs, KDWPT staff were also able to produce 7.5 million saugeye fry, 400,000 saugeye fingerlings (walleye/sauger hybrids).

In addition to walleye, KDWPT hatcheries also produce bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, sauger, saugeye, smallmouth bass, striped bass, and wipers.

For more information on KDWPT hatcheries and the fish they produce, visit www.ksoutdoors.com and click “Fishing/Hatcheries.”


  • Recap of the NWTF/BigBrotherBigSisters of the Flint Hills/Pass it On Outdoors mentors fishing activity held March 18th at Reading Lake.

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Week of 03-14-14

  • Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail is scheduled to join us on What’s in Outdoors to discuss her love of the outdoors and being a presenter at the WITO Women’s Archery Day event this Saturday at Dry Creek Sporting Clays.

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  • Recap of last weekend’s Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo at the Flint Hills Mall and Remington Wagner.

Week of 02-28-14

  • Did you hear about the 12 pound walleye being caught at Melvern?  Email your answer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A grab bag full of prizes including a Berkley tackle box, filet knife, lures and 2 chances to win a day on the lake with one of three professional guides will go to the person closest to guessing the weight of the fish I am holding.     Email your answer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation 31st annual conservation banquet at the Anderson Building on March 4th.


  • Last Call for Essays and to enroll in the Women’s in the Outdoor WITO Archery Day featuring Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail

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  • ReCap of the Kansas Wildlife Federation annual meeting in Salina with an emphasis on getting youth and families “Outside for a Better Inside.”.



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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