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

All Year 

Friends of the Kaw events - More Info 

Oct 22

Virgil Brown Memorial Fishing Tournament - Information

Oct 29

Council Grove 13th Annual Outdoor Youth Event - Flyer

Nov 6

Beers of the Kaw - http://tinyurl.com/zn3glj

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.



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!!





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







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What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 04-15-16

More to come but fishing now!
Riverside Elementary-Olpe NASP Archery 


  • Kansas Crappie Club Tournament and Member News Recap of the April 10 crappie tournament benefiting the Beverly Woods Memorial Kid's Fishing and Hunting Foundation.


Shane Eustice of El Dorado with a 27 inch Walleye


  • Welcome to Hookers and Reelers on the east side of the dam at Lake Perry. The people are friendly, and the staff, service and food is fantastic! The crappie fishing isn't too bad either!








  • A fun time was had by all at the 6th Annual Beau Arndt Foundation youth turkey hunt.  

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Raliegh Decker of Leroy guided by Fred Masters was one of 5 youth from as far away as Olathe that took part in this year's hunt. 

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And Derek Jackson shows the chef has its privileges. 

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More than 40 guides, families and friends were treated to lunch after the morning hunt on April 9th. 



2016 WIO Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

2016 WIO Catch, Photo & Release Contest


Fishing’s Future, KDWPT FishKs, Friends of the Kaw, L&L Pets, Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply and KVOE What's in Outdoors want to hear your fishing adventures. Youth 15 years of age or younger are asked to send a photo and share stories concerning their fishing adventure!  For complete rules, Click here


  • The contest runs from April 1 to May 31.

  • Winners will be selected at random on the WIO show May 6th and June 3 along with major prize winners.

  • To enter, send a photo and story (200 words or less) of your catch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy61416 + '\' target="_blank">'+addy_text61416+'<\/a>'; //--> . 


  • Entries can also be mailed to KVOE Outdoors CPR Contest, PO Box 924, Emporia,  Kansas. 66801

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

  • Families have fun fishing together and anyone is allowed to help young anglers write their story to reflect on their experience!

  • Questions or for more information, please contact Phil Taunton, 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Catch, Photo and Release into the GREASE stories are also accepted! 

Please include you favorite recipe.


All photos and winning stories will be posted below.


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Official Rules

2016 WIO Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

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

  • Photo must include the fish

  • 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

  • Random selection of winners will start on May 6th and June 3rd.  Each drawing will include male and female winners.

  • Prize packages include fishing combos and lures.  Grand prize will include Educational Float Trip down the Kansas River for 4, courtesy of Friends of the Kaw

  • All decisions by the contest judge's are final

What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 04-08-16

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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