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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




is Feb 28

Youth Essay Contest, Gun Giveaway and Guided Hunt Flyer - deadline is Feb 28

Feb 20

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet

Feb 20

KDWPT Fish Ks Angler instructor workshop and state Fishing's Future Chapter 2nd annual meeting Flint Hills Technical College - Flyer

Feb 19-21

Feb 20

2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic - Flyer - Information

Conservation Career Fair & Shooting Sports Clinic - Info and Registration

Feb 26-27

KWF 65th Annual Meeting - Flyer - CAP Nomination Form

Mar 19 

Flint Hills Chapter of QUWF Banquet, Council Grove

Mar 26

Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Hunter Education Class Flyer

Week of 05/29/15

  • Abbey Pomeroy, Miss Rodeo Kansas 2015 and Danny Broyles, President of the Eagle Creek Saddle Club will be guest on the WIO show to discuss the Strong City Rodeo and up coming horse/family related activities. 

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  • Welcome Wal-Mart Shoppers and the Cat's Meow!...

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  • The Scoop on Spoons.....Spoonbill catfish in John Redmond Reservoir


Paddlefish Polyodon spathula


Week of 05-15-15

  • We are pleased to announce our first What's in Outdoors scholarship winner, Shaylee Argin, Salina, Kansas.  Media Release


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Photos by Shaylee Arpin

  • Tim Webb finished 20th out of 208 at the FLW Rayovac Kentucky Lake event last week and moved up to 3rd place in championship points. This week, Tim will be at Eufaula Lake in Alabama.



  • A gaggle of goslings sure to reek havoc on a golf course

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Turkey Hunting

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Week of 05-08-15

  • Recap of the Outdoors Writers of Kansas spring conference.


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  • Legendary journalist and outdoorsman Thayne Smith and Jeannie Farmer of Oklahoma accompanied Phil on a crappie fishing adventure and turkey target pattering exercise during Monday portion of the 2015 spring Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference in Emporia.














  • Kansas fly fishing guide, Bill Hartman from Emporia took nationally known outdoor cartoonist Bruce Cochran and noted photographer Jon Blumb on a very successful tube fishing/panfishing outing during the Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference held in Emporia, May 3-5. Photos courtesy of Jon Blumb

  • A What's in Outdoors "Tip of the Hat" to all those in the Emporia area that helped make this a great conference.

Week of 05/01/15

  • Sustainability Fair sponsored by the Flint Hills Technical College yesterday. 

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  • WP 20150425 018The need to conserve water ​and the aquatic nuisance species message ​was well received. The Corp of Engineers water safety ​; swimming and need to wear a PFD​ ​while boating ​message is also well received.  ​We hope to do a Fish Ks  instructor/need for volunteers workshop at the ​Technical College on June 20th. 

  • Critter Camp Plus promotes wildlife appreciation, preservation of our remaining wild places and the need to conserve our natural resources.  CCP has partnered with Fishing’s Future and KDWPT Fish Ks to include a Fishing Basic 101 “Hands On” Backyard Bass lure casting activity during this learning experience. This educational program is a lot of fun for students, teachers, parents  and presenters alike!
  • What's in Outdoor "Outside for a Better Inside"

Fishing’s Future, Families Forever!​ 

On volunteering....

Critter Camp Plus......Outside for a Better Inside

Goodness, I never knew what I was getting into when I attended an Angler Education Certification Workshop at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, August of 2013. My mail purpose was just to go meet Shane Wilson, CEO and founder of Fishing's Future and to thank him for joining me on KVOE's weekly outdoor radio show, What's in Outdoors. After meeting Shane, Kevin Reich, our Kansas Fishing's Future state coordinator of Salina, KDWPT Fisheries Program Specialist, Bryan Sowards and feeling the energy in the room of other like-minded individuals wanting to "Pass On" their love and appreciation of the heritage and traditions of the Great Outdoors, I was hooked!

Please consider becoming a Fishing's Future instructor, join our Kansas team of dedicated volunteers and introduce youth and families to the Great Outdoors. 

Once you see the smiles on the face of the young people you work with, see them light up with the joy of making a successful cast, catching a fish and experiencing the joy, proud parents express for teaching their children the basics of fishing, you will be hooked too!

  • Spring Open House - White Memorial Camp - Saturday, May 9th



  • Quail Unlimited/Big Brothers Big Sisters Fishing Derby, Father's Pond, Olpe​, Kansas. April 26, 2015.  KVOE ​What's in Outdoors, Weston Orender, David Fraley, Fishing's Future and KDWPT Fish Kansas with the assist. ​  Photos courtesy of Nik Roth. 








Week of 04/24/15

  • Fred Masters, outdoor mentor and Brent Frazee, President of the Outdoor Writers of Kansas will join us to discuss turkey hunting and the May-3 through 5 OWK conference.

  • Tim Webb finished the Grand Lake FLW Rayovac Tournament in 12th place out of 197 participants. He missed the top ten by a mere 7 ozs.

This week, Tim will be fishing a tournament at Beaver Lake, Arkansas




  • Morals are being found but not in abundance. They are where they are!

  • Phil, Fishing's Future and Critter Camp Plus will be at the Sustainability Fair this Saturday. Hope to see you there.

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Week of 03/27/15


  • Derek Jackson....Beau Arndt Youth Turkey Hunt

  • Youth Turkey Hunt Agenda and other opportunities for kids. KDWPT web page and media releases.

  • Debbie Renzler Pomona State Park 

  • OK Kids Day Activities. Easter egg hunt sponsored by Double D Sports Bar and Grill, BP convenience store in Overbook and Friends of Pomona  State Park. Vendors include: Olathe RV, Corps of Engineers, kettle corn KSU extension and 4H clubs.

  • Fishing Reports  Brent Frazee, Ned Keady  103 fish! Riss Lake. A community lake. 28 rainbows. 


Locally....white bass, crappie in ponds

  • What to do with turtles in ponds you want to restock.  15 on a log.


Types of Turtles    Teeter todder trap, fish trap? Shoot them   Charlie Wallace 


  • And speaking of Charlie!  Are you  Fish hungry? 

  • April 4th.   North Lyon County Youth Fundraiser.  Charlie Wallace, Allen 

  • Saturday...... Critter Camp Plus  Endangered species and intro to fishing presentation.

Lee Arena, Washburn University.  250 scouts. 


  • Special thanks to Rex and Debbie Williams---Hunter education class on March 21.

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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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