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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

Now until August 29 Catch, Photo and Release Youth Fishing Contest - CLICK HERE
All Summer The Camp White Experience - Click here for more info
August 16 Chris Fisher's 5th Annual Sporting Clays for Kids Classic - Flyer
August 19-21 Tallgrass Range School, Chase County, Tim Christian KGLC - 620-241-3636
August 21 KWPTC Commission Meeting, Wetland Ed Center, Great Bend
Sept. 5 & 6 12th Annual Wildlife Appreciation & Conservation Days - Information
Sept. 6 Kansas State Women in the Outdoors - LeRoy, KS - Info and Registration
Sept. 13 12th Annual Justin Corbet Memorial Shoot - www.justincorbetfoundation.com
Sept. 13-14 NWTF Kansas State JAKES Camp - Flyer
Sept. 19-21 Kansas Native Plant Society's 36th Annual Wildflower Weekend - Pratt, KS
Sept. 19-21 Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Rock Springs 4-H Ranch, Junction City
Sept. 27 Beau Arndt Outdoor Appreciation Day, Emporia, KS
Oct. 4 QUWF Jayhawk Chapter Banquet, Holidome, Lawrence John Hill - 785-847-9555
Oct. 16 KWPTC Commission Meeting, Martinelli's Restaurant, Salina
Nov. 12-13 Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas - Manahattan
Nov 7-9 Kansas Herpetological Society annual meeting, KSU - Manhattan


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CLICK HERE to view a PHOTO GALLERY of entries for the CPR Contest

 

 

Week of 07-25-14

  • Bryan Sowards,  Fisheries Programs Specialist for Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism Pratt, Kansas will join us on the show to discuss how to prevent excess moss, weeds and algae in ponds and also fish kills.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For more information check out these articles by Jessica Mounts, fisheries biologist for KDWPT

  • Week 6, Catch, Photo and Release contest winners.  Goodness, I sure am having a lot of fun with the contest and ol the memories!

  • Do you recognize this bird?

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  • Public Meetings to Discuss Pheasants

Public invited to attend pheasant information meetings

If you have an interest in pheasants and pheasant hunting, plan to attend one of two public meetings to be conducted in conjunction with Pheasant Tour 2014. The first public meeting will be on Monday, July 28, at the Comfort Inn Convention Center, 2225 S. Range in Colby. The second public meeting will be on Tuesday, July 29, at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City Community College campus, Garden City. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Pheasant Tour 2014 is a cooperative effort between the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Pheasants Forever, designed to inform the public, decision-makers, and conservation partners about the status of this popular game bird and to examine what can be done to improve pheasant populations. Pheasant numbers have declined significantly across the Great Plains due to the impact long-term, severe drought has had on habitat and reproductive success of all upland birds. 

The tour will have two components: First an invitation-only bus tour that will visit sites providing examples of conservation efforts and habitat projects that benefit pheasants, as well as updates on current research projects. Sites will include a variety of state, federal and private conservation programs. The second component will be the two public meetings.

The meetings will begin with presentations from KDWPT biologists on the status of pheasants in Kansas, along with information about current efforts and programs that benefit pheasants. Time will be allotted at the end of each meeting for questions and suggestions.

1st Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

1st Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

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Fishing’s Future, KDWPT FishKs, Cabela’s and KVOE Outdoors want to hear your fishing adventures. Youth 15 years of age or younger are asked to send a photo and share stories concerning catching Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill and any species of Catfish!  For complete rules, Click here

 

  • The contest runs from June 20 to August 22 with four major prize packages including $50 Cabela's gift certificates being given away on August 29th.

  • Four weekly winners, one for each category, will be randomly drawn and will receive rod and reel combos compliments of Cabela’s, a fishing hat and assorted lures.

  • All winners will be announced on the KVOE What's in Outdoors show each Friday.  Multiple entries from each contestant are acceptable.

  • To enter, please send photo and story (200 words or less) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you don’t do Peytons big fishemail, you can mail your entry to: KVOE Outdoors CPR contest, PO Box 924, Emporia, KS 66801

  • All entries must contain a photo, a story, the youth's date of birth, phone number and home mailing address.

Families have fun fishing together and anyone is allowed to help young anglers write their story to reflect on their experience. Please STRECH the truth if necessary! 

Our first awards will be June 20th so get your entries in now. 

 

All photos and winning stories will be posted below, on the Fishing’s Future web page, http://www.fishingsfuture.org/, and their Facebook page, facebook.com/fishingsfuture.

 

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CLICK HERE to view a PHOTO GALLERY of entries for the CPR Contest 

 

We will list all of the weekly winners here.

July 25 Winners -

Catfish – Hunter and Madison Reno – Topeka, KS

Largemouth bass – Wyatt Hephner - Russell, KS

Crappie  – Dagen Goodner - Humboldt, KS

Sunfish – Hudson Lange - Alta Vista, KS - caught via a low water bridge

 

July 18 Winners -

Catfish – Kenadee Henry – Topeka, KS – caught at Pottawatomie State Lake #2

Largemouth bass – Jackson Opheim – Lenexa, KS – caught at Shawnee Mission Park

Other species – Jon Burks - Salina, KS – caught at Herrington Reservoir

Sunfish – Abel Clark – Liberal, KS – caught at Meade Lake

 

July 11 Winners -

Largemouth Bass - CJ Wyant - Cheney, KS - caught at Kingman State Lake

Crappie - Andrew Fischer - Topeka, KS - caught at private pond

Sunfish - Bo Watkins - Kingman, KS - caught in medium-sized pond

Catfish - Jazmin Sotelo - Emporia, KS - caught at Olpe Lake

 

July 4 Winners -

Largemouth Bass - Timmy Gilio - Blue Mound, KS

Crappie - Skyleigh Pflaster - Solomon, KS - caught at Milford Lake

Sunfish - Ira Lynn Kimberlin - Madison, KS - caught at family pond

Catfish - Alyssa Canfield - Hutchinson, KS - caught at great grandpa's pond

 

June 27 Winners -

Catfish – Troy Smart - Emporia, KS - caught at Melvern kids pond

Largemouth Bass - Susanna Knight - Waverly, KS - caught at KDWPT fish access pond

Crappie – Callie Seber - Leavenworth, KS - caught at farm pond

Sunfish – Max Bauer - Louisburg, KS - caught at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

 

June 20 Winners -

Catfish – Torin Pflaster – Solomon, KS – caught at Smoky Hill River

Largemouth Bass - Chase Terrell – Linwood, KS – caught at Grandma's Pond

Crappie – Hunter Lee – Wichita, KS – caught at Lake Afton

Sunfish – Jaxon Rosales – Wichita, KS – caught at Great Plains Nature Center

 

 

 

Official Rules

1st Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

  • Photo must include the youth (15 years or younger)

  • Photo must include the fish and it must be caught in Kansas

  • The four fish categories are Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, or any species of Catfish.

  • All entries must include photo, story, youth's name, youth's date of birth, phone number, and mailing address.       The entry can live out of state.

  • Entries must be submitted by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailing them to KVOE Outdoors CPR contest, PO Box 924, Emporia, KS 66801

  • Selection of winners will start on June 20th and conclude onAugust 22nd, 2014.

  • The four weekly winners, one for each fish category, will be randomly drawn on the What's in Outdoors radio show and will receive rod and reel combos, compliments of Cabela's, a fishing hat and assorted lures.

  • Four major prize packages will be given away on August 29th. Those packages include a $50.00 Cabela's Gift Card. The overall best story selected by a panel of judges will also be awarded a complimentary education float trip down the Kansas River courtesy of Friends of the Kaw. www.kansasriver.org

  • All winners will be announced on the KVOE What's in Outdoors show each Friday and posted on www.kvoe.com

  • Multiple entries from each contestant in each category are acceptable. Only one prize package will be awarded to each family in the random drawing, but all entries and stories will be eligible for major prize consideration.

  • All decisions by the contest judge's are final

Week of 07-18-14

  • Do you recognize this bird?

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  • Week 5 Youth Catch, Photo and Release Contest random drawing winners.

  • Flint Hills Gobblers wins prestigious Golden Gobbler award and will host another sporting clays shoot this Saturday at Madison.  Flyer

  • Algae and moss in unban ponds. Jessica Mounts, KDWPT fisheries biologist. Story

Week of 07-11-14

  • What’s in Outdoors will monster catfish, Kansas fish records and can northern pike be found in Kansas.

  • Winners of this week’s Catch Photo and Release (or eat) contest will be announced.

  • Olpe Down Home Days this weekend.

  • Recap of Fourth of July celebrations and the week’s experience in the yard and at Council Grove City Lake

Week of 06-27-14

  • Week Two, Catch, Photo and Release random drawing for prizes.

  • Critter Camp Plus and turtle races took center stage on the Dover base ball field last Saturday during Dover Heritage Days.  Special thanks to Kelly Hoelting’s Mission Valley FFA students and to Kohl Prose of Emporia for assisting with this activity.

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Week of 06-20-14

  • Critter Camp Plus at the Emporia Christian School last Tuesday.

Pictures courtesy of Mrs. Sherilyn Stewart, Emporia Christian School.

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My son wanted to go fishing for his ninth birthday. We took him to Melvern Lake where we met up with some relatives. As we were packing up to go, my husband noticed one of the Canada geese goslings acting weird. On closer look, he saw fishing line wrapped around the gosling. Soon three adults and a 9 year old were trying to capture a half-grown goose to remove the fishing line. My husband Ty managed to step on the trailing line and we got a large wad of line. But the poor gosling still had line coming out of its beak. We continued to try to catch to gosling. About this time a park ranger drove up. He sure gave us a hard look until Ty told him what the problem was. The park ranger joined the chase and after a flying leap grabbed the fishing line. The gosling fell down but the ranger got the last of the line. It has a clump of greenery on the end so we think the poor bird has swallowed it. I estimate over a two yards of fishing line was tangled up on the gosling. We used this event to reinforce to our son why we always pick up trash especially fishing line. His Cub Scout pack always picks up around Reading Lake when we go there. We got an overflowing bag last visit. We are really glad we were able save this poor bird but frustrated that careless people caused the situation in the first place.

 

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  • 20 area Kansas volunteer hunter education, bow hunting and furharvesting instructors (including AJ!) were treated to an instructor’s orientation/certification workshop and awards ceremony at the Flint Hills Technical College June 19th, as part of the FHTC Community Connections summer series.

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Lyon County hunter education instructors Warren Traner and Larry Adams were recognized for their 40 years of volunteerism. Not pictured is 40 year instructor, William Yeager, Cottonwood Falls. Roger Wells was given a special award for being with the program 25 years and Emporia Johnny Drake was recognized for his service to the program as both a hunter education instructor and bow hunting instructor. .

Making the presentations and giving the workshop were Kent Barrett, head coordinator of the Kansas Hunter Education Program, Pratt, Kansas, shown presenting Warren with his 40 year commemorative Daisy BB gun and Aaron Austin, the assistant state coordinator.  Special thanks to the Flint Hills Technical College for letting us use their facility to do the workshop……Phil

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  • Phil will recap the worm race at the Emporia Public Library

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Fishing's Future provided the worm race winners with a free CPR t-shirt.

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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