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
Nov 30 & Dec. 1 2nd Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous - Flyer

Week of 05-26-17

  • David Studebaker, keynote speaker and president of the Catfish Chasers will join us to discuss proposed creel limits for blue catfish to be heard at the June 22nd KDWPT Commissioners Meeting in Kansas City. 

David will also share some of his catfish tournament winning tips on how to catch these monsters, rigging and preparing your own bait.  


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  • Recap of the David Traylor Zoo Emporia Middle School "Free for All" and the Keep It a Safe Summer event. 


Week of 05-19-17

  • Christy Davis, Executive Director of Symphony in the FlintHills will be our guest to discuss this year's event at Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County. A few tickets are still available and some volunteer spots are open! 

June 10, 2017  Deer Horn Ranch just east of Junction City. 







Symphony in the Flinthills - 331 Broadway, P.O. Box 370 - Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 - 620.273.8955 - 620.273.8965 (fax)


  • Area fishing success. 

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Rick Meyer introduced 87 years young  Don Hamlet to his first walleye Thursday morning.

Fish were caught drifting nightcrawlers under a spinner in about 8 feet of water. 



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Crappie, largemouth bass and wipers at Council Grove City Lake and Coffey County State Lake made for an enjoyable Outdoor Writers of Kansas conference in Council Grove, May 7-9. 

Week of 05-05-17

What's in Outdoors will come from Hobby Days at Clearwater High school. 

  • Captain Eric Deneault, Law Enforcement Division Kansas Department of Wildlife,Parks & Tourism Topeka will be our special guest to discuss how to become a Natural Resource Officer, their Game Warden Appreciation Day at Alpha One Drop Zone, May 13 in Wichita and what's new in fishing Kansas waters for 2017. 

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  • Recap of the Council Grove Art's Council "Sethfest"  last Sunday at the Council Grove Armory.  

  • What to expect at Marina Cove, Council Grove Reservoir during our first ever, Youth Aquatic Education Day. 

Week of 04-28-17

  • What's in Outdoors, April 28th Elk City Reservoir,  Elk County, with 160 students from Independence Elementary Grade Schools  

Jarrett Willet,  KDWPT State Park Manager at Elk City Reservoir will join What's in Outdoors to discuss fishing and other outdoor activities the state park has to offer young and old alike! Elk City Reservoir is where both the state and world record flathead catfish weighing 123 pounds was caught by a fisherman using a Zebco 33 combo while fishing for crappie.

To find out more concerning Elk City Reservoir and opportunities for the outdoorenthusiast, contact the state park office at  620-331-6295 Pictures courtesy of KDWPT. Nadia Reimer






  • Recap of Day on the Farm where 200 plus students from area schools were introduced to firearm safety and reponsibility. 

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  • First ever Youth Aquatic Education Day coming to Council Grove Marina Reservoir on May 6. 

Week of 04-21-17

  • Nathan McClure of Grouse Creek Academy near Arkansas City will be our guest to discuss the great outdoor facility they offer to be a service to the Community.




  • Maize High School


What's in Outdoors and KDWPT Fish KS certified fishing instructors Terry Sullivan and Greg Schott had a great time yesterday teaching Aquatic Education to the students of The Complete High School of Maize, Kansas. Many of the student were introduced to fishing for the very first time and caught their first fish during this "Earth Day" observance!
Thanks to Heidi Albin, Amber and Lance for the tour of your school and to the faculty at MCHS for allowing us to present this "Outside for a Better Inside" great learning experience to the students. 
Thanks for what you do! 

Week of 04-14-17

  • Kathleen Wade, president of the Kansas State Rifle Association will join What's in Outdoors to discuss the mission of KSRA and their annual conference in Junction City, April 21-21

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  • Recap of the Kansas Wildlife Federation annual convention at Acorn's Lodge, Milford Lake  last weekend. A good time was had by all!

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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