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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

April 26 3D Archery Benefit - Pratt, KS - Flyer
May 18-21

Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference, Parsons.- Info & Agenda

Contact Phil via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620-794-5373

May 22 Keep it a Safe Summer activity, Lyon County Fairgrounds
May 24-25

Rick and Ronnie Smith Hunting Dog Training Seminar,

Prairie Wings Hunt Club, near Arlington, Kan. - Flyer - News Release

June 7

Justin Corbett Foundation “Youth in the Outdoors” Day, Ravenwood Lodge, near Topeka.  Flyer

June 14 Symphony in the Flinthills, Rosalia

Week of 02-21-14

  • Tonya Carson, program coordinator for the 5th annual Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo along with Emporia State University Sport Management class students, Daniel Fragel, Caleb Critchfield, and Maryann Peak will join the show to discuss this year’s EXPO activities. The Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo will be held in the Flint Hills Mall March 8 and 9.  Admission is free!  https://www.kansashuntingandfishingexpo.com/

  • Phil goes to Washington!  Well not really, but he did visit the state capital building in Topeka to testify on the following house bills and got lost!

  • HB 2626 - Use of tracking dogs to recover wounded or dead big game animals http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/hb2626/

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Week of 02-14-14

  • Bob Griffin of the Kansas Bowhunting Association will join us in the station to discuss their state convention to be held Feb. 21, 22 & 23 in
    Hutchinson, Kansas


  • Twin Rivers Junior Shooting Sports awards grants and will participate in the Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo. A 10 dollar donation might just win you $500 credit from The Gun Den. TRJSS awarded grants to the Lyon County 4-H Shooting Sports program and to Boy Scout Venture Crew 705 which is a co-ed outdoor activity oriented program for participants 14 to 21 years old.

  • Recap of last weekend’s Topeka Boat and Outdoor show where Fishing’s Future gave away rod and reel combos to the first 100 kids through the gate.

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  • Taylor Bivins of the Kansas State University Bass Fishing Team and Jane Reeble helped with a Fish Ks. Fishing’s Future Girl Scout “Casting for Cookies” activity last September during Bluestem Farm and Ranch’s Conservation and Outdoor Appreciation Days.

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  • Fishing’s Future….More that a sport!

    Fish Ks. Fishing’s Future activities will be a part of the Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo March 8 and 9 at the Flinthills Mall in Emporia.

    For more information, please contact Phil  620-342-5016

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Feb. 13, 2014

Angler Training Program prepares folks to teach fishing techniques in Kansas

PRATT – It’s hard to beat the excitement that comes with catching a fish. The sudden tug, swishes and swirls in the water, and the anticipation of what is on the line is an experience that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy. If you’re an angler who believes everyone should be introduced to the joys of fishing and have an interest in sharing your passion with others, keep reading.

As part of the new Kansas Angler Education program, developed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Fishing’s Future, an upcoming class designed to jump-start the instructor certification process will be held March 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kansas City Cabela’s location, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111. There is no cost to attend; however pre-registration is required.

Apart from becoming certified, participants will also be given valuable information regarding working with children, sample curriculums, and tips for preparing a class or clinic. Other subjects covered in the four-hour class include current fishing rules and regulations, species identification, fishing ethics, equipment, knot-tying, casting, fish habitat, aquatic nuisance species, and conservation practices.

“Kansas offers some of the best public fishing opportunities in the nation, and we think this is a great way for anglers to pass on their passion for fishing to those who may have yet to experience Kansas fishing,” said KDWPT Community Fisheries Assistance Program coordinator Bryan Sowards.

Anglers interested in registering for the March 1 class may sign up by visiting fishingsfuture.org and clicking “upcoming events,” then “Kansas Angler Education Training Program.”

For more information, contact Fishing’s Future coordinator Kevin Reich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone at (785) 577-6921.

  • 30th annual Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation Banquet, March 4th at the Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds.  

  • On next weeks show….Exciting news and updates concerning the Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo, March 8-9 at the Flinthills Mall in Emporia. Ya’ll come down now!

Week of 02-07-14

  • Clyde Holscher native Emporian fishing guide and Jamie Cornelius, show manager for the Topeka Boat and Outdoor show will join us on the show to discuss the weekend activities at the Expocentre.


Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show February 7-9 2014

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Topeka RV & Sport Show February 21-23 2014


  • Fishing’s Future is making waves in the Wichita school district.

Come visit us at the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show to find out more concerning this great program for youth and families alike.


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High school students from Kelly Hoelting’s Ag class at Mission Valley High School assisted with a Fishing’s Future Backyard Bass presentation during a Critter Camp fall alternative education day.

Week of 01-31-14

  • Sheri Bonnet- 4th Grade Teacher at William Allen White Elementary in Emporia
    will join us to discuss Kansas Day USD 253 STREAM Day activities held
    Wednesday at their school.

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The role of pollinators such as Monarch butterfly and the life cycle of
bluebirds were one of the topics covered during Critter Camp at William
Allen White elementary school on Wednesday. Other topics covered during this
STREAM Day activity were Kansas Geology, bread making, how to make butter
and jelly and a visit to the Kansas Farmer trunk borrowed from the Kansas
State Historical Museum, Topeka.



  • Lyon County 4-Her’s Wyatt Bolen and Kohl Prose were all smiles as they greeted visitors to the Lyon County 4-H Shooting Sport information booth during the Monster Buck “We are Kansas” Classic in Topeka, January 24-26.  

And special thanks to Wyatt’s mother Theresa McFarland for her help in the  Fishing’s Future-Lyon County 4-H shooting sport booth and for bringing the young men to Topeka


  • Recap of the Monster Buck "We are Kansas" Classic at the Expocentre in

Week of 01/24/14

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  • Casey Scanlon, Lenexa native who fishes the Elite series on ESPN, will join the show

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  • Fun Hunt

Bill Lynch, 913-721-9826 is coordinating a HUNT on Saturday, Feb. 1st.- 9:30 a.m., e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cell phone 913-620-7529...CALL Now!

Location, Country Hunts, Valley Falls, KS -35 miles NW of KC, 1 Hour from Cabela's/NASCAR track.

Cost $100 per person for 5 Quail & 2 Pheasant

Looking for 10-12 people

Please CALL Bill for more details and to COMMIT, you pay CASH to Country Hunts upon arrival.

This is NOT a Missouri Brittany Club event, but just a FUN time to get together.

Week of 01-17-14

  • Brian Smith, founder of the Monsterbucks Classic, We are Kansas, January 24-26 at the Expocentre in Topeka will join us on the show to talk about this year’s Classic and their exciting Hunting Film Tour!

Here is the web address and the trailers you can watch on the website... Its absolutely going to rock our attendees!



Here is the info for showtimes, ticket info and seating on our website..


  • Gib Rhodes will be in the studio. The 2014 Flint Hills Gobblers spring turkey hunting clinic is March 29th and will fill up quick.

  • The Gobblers are also offering a Kansas Hunter Education class limited to 25 people as part of NWTF’s new Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt initiative.

  • Phil will recap his bird dogging experience with friend Tyson Seirer and Casey, Tyson’s special friend and bride to be!

  • Tyson loves his dogs as much as Phil, but we are talking about the girl with the pheasant!









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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