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
Feb 23

St. Pats Fundraiser, Bruffs Starting at 6:30 PM

Feb 24-25

Sutherlands in Topeka  Mini Monsterbucks Classic - https://www.facebook.com/sutherlandsemporia/

Feb 24-25

Flinthills Greener Living Show - http://www.lyon.k-state.edu/greener-living/index.html

Feb 26 Crappie University 2018 - Flyer
Feb 28

Mission Valley High School working with Kelly Hoelting and her FFA students.  Critter Camp Plus

Mar 3

Kansas Crappie Club, Snowball Fight...Joe Bragg   https://www.facebook.com/events/410323586072251/

Eisenhower Park, Melvern Lake.  Even if you do not fish, Weigh ins are fun to watch
Mar 24 Hills Gobblers Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and HE Class at Dry Creek Sporting Clays.
Apr 6-7

Youth Turkey Hunt, Melvern Wildlife Area. NWTF Emporia Chapter along with the KDWPT is putting on a youth hunt at Melverne Wildlife Area near Reading, KS April 6th and 7th. They are currently looking for volunteer guides. If you are interested please call 620-699-3372 and ask for Cody Miller or Brad Niemann..

Apr 21

Youth Outdoor Education Day, part of Seth Fest at Marina Cove, Council Grove Reservoir.  

What's in Outdoors will be giving away a KDWPT lifetime fishing license - info
May 5

Spring Fishing Clinic at Bluestem Farm and Ranch

May 12 Aquatic Education Day, Clinton Lake.
May 20 Eric Brown, Blake Rapp, Kansas Hunting and Fishing and Pass it On Outdoor Mentors. BBBS event, Camp Alexander

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!

Week of 04-07-17

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  • Kansas City Film Festival
Cinemark Theater on the Plaza
April 7th -2:40 Pm
April 9th -2:40 Pm


Week of 03-31-17

  • Kelly Murphy, a Bassaholic and Fishing's Future Master Angler will join us from Massillon, Ohio to tell us of her love of the outdoors and her local fishing program. In Kelly's words, "Your not living if your not fishing!" 

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  • Recap of the Midwest Huntfest at Century ll in Wichita March 24-26, 2017



  • What's in Outdoors wants to thank the St. Patrick's committee for their donation to help us get fishing equipment for people with disabilities. 

Below are some other partners working with us to make these programs possible.  And thank you Toni Martin of Emporia for joining us in this ride!

Fishing has no boundaries (R) inc., National Organization

Phone:  800-243-3462    or    715-634-3185

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"Most of us think that going fishing is as easy as a walk to the lake.  For 56 million Americans, it's not that simple."

For 30 years we have made a difference for disabled anglers.

Check out our video https://vimeo.com/137301343

Like us on FACEBOOK     Fishing has no boundaries inc.



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  • I first met Miah Smith and young Caden four years ago at Monsterbucks in Topeka when he was still in a stroller. Catching bluegill is one of the things he enjoys most!




  • Mudcat, yellow cat or shovel head, what ever you want to call them will be seeking new haunts with all this water. Raul of Emporia has fished the Soden's Cottonwood River Bridge for over 30 years and has caught many of these Big Cats. 






What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 03-24-17

  • Congratulations, Kohl Prose!

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  • Mike Thompson, president of Eaglerock Setters, Butler, Pennsylvania is all smiles when seeing the work of his three month English setter, Chloe. 

WIO hopes to have Mike on the show in the near future! 







  • Random pictures from a maniac with the camera! Congratulations Pat Clark on a whooper of a Blue Cat  and to the Flint Hills Chapter of QUWF for having a sold out banquet!  

Beware of the Phog as a storm moves into Kansas City! 

The Council Grove Marina is open for business, weddings and birthday parties!  

And yes, the fish are biting> 












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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