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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!

PICTURES, STORIES, RECIPES, COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, AND/OR IDEAS FOR FUTURE SHOWS?

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What's In Outdoors Calendar

2016

 
Dec 17-18  Final Kansas Crappie Club Tournament of the Year, Hillsdale Lake.

2017

 
All Year Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info
Jan 27-29  Monsterbucks...What's in Outdoors "Outside for a Better Inside" Booth.  Kansas Expocentre, Topeka   Iowa Showcase Productions - Flyer
Feb 3-5   
Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show   Mobile Aquarium,  KDWPT Fish Ks presentations and What's in Outdoors seminars - 

              Kansas Expocentre, Topeka    RJ Productions - Flyer

Feb 6-8 & 14-16 National fisheries conference in Olathe, KDWPT Fish Ks and Fishing's Future,
Feb 25 

Fish Ks instructor certification workshop and FF State  Chapter meeting KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 

May 6  Youth Aquatic Education Day - Family/youth/outdoor mentor outdoor appreciation and aquatic education - Santa Fe Trail Park, Council Grove Reservoir. 
Late May  Keep it a Safe Summer, KISS event, Lyon County Fairgrounds 
June  Kansas Wildlife Federation  OAC Camp....Tommie and Teresa Berger 
June 7-9  WILD Kansas.....Steve Woolf   State Conference, Rock Springs Ranch 

Sept 30, 2017

WoodFest 2017 - http://woodfestks.com/

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
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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.

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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!!

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

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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 + ':' + addy35810 + '\' target="_blank">'+addy_text35810+'<\/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

Week of 04-01-16

    • Joseph Bragg of Topeka and Patriot Jig Works will join Phil on the What's in Outdoors show this Friday to discuss making killer crappie jigs and his involvement with crappie tournaments across the state to benefit veterans, non-government conservation groups and youth organizations. 

Patriot Jig Works--A couple of these might result in a mess of crappie or a limit of saugeye, walleye and black bass!
Saugeye pictures courtesy of Captain Steven Starfish.

Joseph Bragg's Patriot jigs are featured on the cover page of latest issue of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine. 

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Please support our state's outdoor heritage and consider subscribing to this excellent publication. Below is a link to the KDWPT webpage for subscriptions.

http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Publications/Magazine

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See links below. 

Facebook link.....   https://www.facebook.com/groups/KansasCrappieClub/

Website    http://kansascrappieclub.weebly.com/

Tournaments  http://kansascrappieclub.weebly.com/2016-tournament-schedule.html

Joe's story as told by Brent Frazee, Outdoor Writer for the Kansas City Star. 

 

 
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  • What's in Outdoors will announce a special youth fishing contest for the months of April and May as an introduction to Fishing's Future National Catch, Photo and Release contest that will start June. 1.  www.fishingsfuture.com  For more information on the national contest.

 
  • The 2016 Spring Turkey Season for youth and disabled hunters starts April 1

 

Fanning!!!!!    Is this really a good idea?

With the use of a turkey fan or strutting decoy, a hunter can crawl behind the decoy, into shooting range of a tom, provoking the bird to come charging in for a fight. Hunter Education strongly discourages this technique.  You can clearly see why when you see the picture and the video below. 

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Turkey Fanning from Rod Slings on Vimeo.

The video was produced by the Missouri Department of Conservation as part of a hunting incident investigation. They chose to record the reenactment, creating an eye-opening video, worthy of an award. 

Week of 03-25-16

  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will join Phil on the show to discuss a great family day in Topeka on April 30th. And Lyon County Shooting Sport coordinator, Bev Hilbish will join us to discuss daughter Megan's participation in the recent National NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Match at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

  • 6th annual Ad Astra Archery Tournament. 

The tournament is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30, 2016 at MacLennan Park in Topeka.  The tournament is sponsored by the Secretary of State’s office and the Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Department.  For the last four years we have been able to help send qualifying students to represent Kansas in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournament in Kentucky.  Beyond that we have created a fun, family event where K-12th grade students can come and compete against their peers and where families can come to learn archery, fishing and shooting. 

The tournament is open to K-12th grade students who have had some archery training.  The cost to compete is $15 per student.  Each student receives a medal and a t-shirt.  Qualifying students have a chance to earn a scholarship towards expenses to attend the NASP National Championship in Kentucky.

The event itself is free and open to the public. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the students to sign an activities waiver.  Once their waiver is signed students can participate in the learn-to-shoot archery range, the Wildlife and Parks’ fishing clinic , and the Boy Scouts’ BB gun range among other physically active games and activities.

Registration Form, Tournament Rules, Flyer and more available at http://kssos.org/archery/main.html.

  • What's in Outdoors and Lyon County Hunter Education instructors would like to thank Clint Bowyer and his 79 fund supporters for his grant that allowed us to by props to use in the internet assisted Kansas Hunter Education trail test. Bird Dogs and Grizzly Bear aren't included, but you never know what you might find in the trail test! These props will help instructors in their efforts to produce safe, ethical and responsible hunters.

  • Who can identify these mystery archers?

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  • What's in Outdoors/Fishing's Future at the Legislative Luncheon in Topeka on Wednesday.

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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