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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

All Year Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info
Jan 26 Ducks Unlimited Happy Hour at Bruff's - more info
Jan 26
Kansas Crappie Club "Meet, Greet and Eat" organizational meeting and jig tying demonstrations at Bass Pro in Olathe. 
6:00 PM. Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 
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 National fisheries conference in Olathe, KDWPT Fish Ks and Fishing's Future,
Feb 7

Beginning Feb. 7 Crappie University seminars at Johnson County Community College. Learn all about crappie fishing in our Lakes, Rivers and Reserviors - Flyer

Feb 8 Buffalo Luncheon at the Capitol, Jim Zaleski
Feb 13

Crappie University seminars at Johnson County Community College. Learn all about crappie fishing in our Lakes, Rivers and Reserviors - Flyer

Feb 20

Crappie University seminars at Johnson County Community College. Learn all about crappie fishing in our Lakes, Rivers and Reserviors - Flyer

Feb 25 

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

Feb 27

Crappie University seminars at Johnson County Community College. Learn all about crappie fishing in our Lakes, Rivers and Reserviors - Flyer

Mar 10

Burlington Middle School WIO/OFBI-FF Critter Camp Plus - Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Mar 24-26 Midwest Hunt Fest--Century II       Wichita 
Apr 1-2 

NSTRA Northwest Missouri BDC & Cokely's,  Dehia, Kan.

Apr 7-8

Kansas Wildlife Federation State Conference, banquet and CAP  awards - Acorn's Lodge, MilfordLake  David Zumbaugh, Elby Adamson

Apr 8-9

NSTRA Salt Plains BDC  Sterling, Kan 

Apr 22 NSTRA Mo-Kan Regional Elimination-----Youth Fishing Derby, Clinton
Apr 29

Council Grove Arts Council....Richey Cove - Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

May 6  Youth Aquatic Education Day - Family/youth/outdoor mentor outdoor appreciation and aquatic education - Santa Fe Trail Park, Council Grove Reservoir. - Flyer
May 6

Kansas Crappie Club...Spring Camp and youth fishing tournament

May 7-9

Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference, Council Grove --Brent Frazee

May 24 Keep it a Safe Summer, KISS event, Lyon County Fairgrounds 
June  Kansas Wildlife Federation  OAC Camp....Tommie and Teresa Berger, Dave Zumbaugh, Rock Springs Ranch
June Justin Corbett Memorial Outdoor event, Ravenwood.
June Cub Scouts Summer Camp  Camp Double EE, Emporia
June 3

Dirty Kanza 200  Emporia,   Lelan Dains

June 3

Justin Corbett Memorial outreach,Ravenwood,  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

June 10 Symphony on the Flinthills, Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County.
June 24

OK Kids Day, Rose Hill Kansas...Master Angler, Terry Sullivan.  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

July 7-9 WILD Kansas.....Steve Woolf   Supt. of Schools  USD 101 Erie, Kan.   State Conference-- Rock Springs Ranch  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
Aug 12 

OK Kids Day, ClintonLake, Sherri Henderson Withers.  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Sept 30, 2017

WoodFest 2017 - http://woodfestks.com/

 Others

SOS Ad Astra in Topeka, KISS, Emporia. Lyon County Fair.

Bluestem F&R Event and the State Fair in Hutchinson, KCC tournaments  

Youth Aquatic Education Day, Western Kansas  To Be Determined

Events really too numerous to mention, including pointing and retrieving dog field trials,  hunter education classes and advanced outdoor education, memorial events, fishing tournaments and being asked to participate in schools, more every day!

Week of 06-17-16

  • Joe Wilson, Bentonville, Arkansas, founder of Squirrel Unlimited will discuss squirrel hunting and his favorite recipes.  

 Joe Wilson,    Founder of the World Champion Squirrel Cook off       479-866-4342  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

  • Recap of Symphony in the FlintHills and Prairie Walk experience where things went south concerning armadillos! 

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This link will provide some interesting facts concerning armadillos.  http://icwdm.org/handbook/index.asp#carn

Nine-banded Armadillo

In Kansas, armadillos can be taken year round with a hunting license, or in cases of damage like digging in the yard or being in or near buildings, they can be shot, trapped, etc without any additional license under the damage statute. 

  

 

  • Saturday, What's in Outdoors, Critter Camp Plus and "Outside for a Better Inside" will be at El Dorado State Park, Walnut River Amphitheater Area in celebration of Great Outdoors Day & Governor's Campout. 

 

Week of 06-10-16

  • David Kehler will join WIO to discuss native wildflowers and what to expect at Symphony in the Flinthills, June 11. 

David is affiliated with K-State Research and Extension/Butler County, El Dorado Ks  and can be reached at -316-321-9660

Here are links to a couple of good sites for wildflowers....... courtesy of David. 

http://www.kswildflower.org/

http://www.noble.org/apps/plantimagegallery/

 

  • A "Wild Space" retreat with wild flowers, a occupied bluebird house and a few annuals to attract hummingbirds and butterflies is beginning to take hold at Council Grove City Lake. 

  • Cats up to 20 pounds were on the prowl and largemouth bass outside the slot limit had a fondness for Hot Pink during a recent outing at Council Grove City Lake. 

CGCL is a CFAP Lake which entitles you to free fishing but you do need to have Aquatic Nuisance Species ANS certification. 

Please observe all rules and regulations posted at the Lake. 

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Week of 06-03-16

  • Kent Schnakenberg founder of Team Schnak will be our guest. Kent will be riding in the Dirty Kanza 200 and will begin touring the country in July to heighten the awareness of the fight to defeat juvenile diabetics.

  • You boys mind if I play through?

What would you do if you met this fella on the golf course?

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Week of 05-27-16

  • Mike Andrew Gingerich, Mudcat Mike of Topeka will join us on the show to talk cat fishing and the secrets to his success. 

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Mud Cat Mike and friend enjoying a great day of fishing!

  • WIO is proud to announce Joe Petty as it 2016-2017 scholarship winner

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Shawnee Mission South High School

 

  • Recap of the 2016 Keep it a Safe Summer activity at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. 

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  • Woodpecker Stalking - 


    Which of these two birds inspired the creation of Woody the Woodpecker?
    The red-headed woodpecker(picture courtesy of Audrey Agin or the crow sized pileated woodpecker? See video

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  • Kansas Crappie Club benefit tournament, Milford Lake, May 21-22 - One tough bite!

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  • Park Visitors asked to leave firewood at home!

http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/2710/Article/776813/park-visitors-asked-to-leave-firewood-at-home.aspx

Week of 05-20-16

  • "Brush piles" are proven fish attractors!

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Link to Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wveI9444eas

Press Release - http://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/1-29-15/NEW-FISH-ATTRACTORS-FOR-KANSAS-LAKES

 

  • Milford Lake, a crappie tournament and birdwatching

 

Week of 05-13-16

  • The show will be from Anthony, Kansas at Lake Anthony's Earth Day Celebration where I will be doing What's in Outdoors Critter Camp Plus. 

  • Helping the vets is something WIO initiated last February with the first donation with hopes other groups will follow. We have created an awareness.

http://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/5-12-16/Leave-Wildlife-Wild

 

  • Sometimes Nature doesn't present a pretty picture. 

Catfish only a mother could love!

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First channel cat cat looked like it had been hit by a heron.  

 

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Other pics are of a 35 inch  catfish with a spring scale weight of 14 pounds. Should have been a 20 pounder!

Biological reasoning: Sores could be a result from a hundred different things - predators, boat props, debris, and even parasite hatching. The bumps are most likely some annelid (worm) parasite.  Quite common in catfish due to sedentary and scavenging tendencies but only that severe on fish with other health issues or poor conditions.  Properly cleaning and cooking the filet is usually acceptable but with that density, I would not advise eating. 

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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