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
Jan 7-8

January 7-8        Dave Hollond/Clint Bowyer Memorial Youth Deer Hunt.

Jan 5

KWPT Commission meeting - Emporia - Info

Jan 14 KWF BOD meeting, Maxwell Game Preserve
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 25 

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

Mar 24-26 Midwest Hunt Fest--Century II       Wichita 
Apr 7-8

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

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 10 Symphony on the Flinthills, Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County.
July 7-9 WILD Kansas.....Steve Woolf   State Conference, Rock Springs Ranch

Sept 30, 2017

WoodFest 2017 - http://woodfestks.com/


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

Earth Day Events. HutchState Fair   

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 12-02-16

  • What's in Outdoors and Jay's Carry Out wants to congratulate Megan Hilbish on her 2016 deer harvest and photo.

    You too can win lunch on us by submitting your favorite outdoor photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from now until Christmas. Thanks, Jay!

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  • Tim Menard, USFWS biologist at the Flint Hills National Refuge will join us to discuss maintaining habitat at the Refuge. 





  • Photos from the 2nd Annual Dave Holland Youth Deer Hunt Dinner


  • Camp Jayhawk, Falley Scout Reservation---
    What a great place for wildlife appreciation, Hunter education and shooting sport activities!

  • Recap of the Kansas Hunter Education Class at Camp Jayhawk, Falley Scout Reservation on November 26th.
    Thank you John Young, Howie, Amy Peer and all the volunteers for providing our new "Ambassadors to the Outdoors" this certification class.


  • Story and pictures courtesy of Steve Woolf, Superintendent of Schools, USD 101, Erie, Kansas. 

      Erie High School Fishing U held their First Annual "Black Friday Classic" Fishing Tournament. Erie High School has a Fishing U. class that meets during the school day and is a part of the WILD Kansas program.  Professional bass fisherman and EHS shop teacher, Eric Craft, is the teacher of the class and worked with his students to put on this tournament.  It was a great time to get outdoors and enjoy some fishing and time together instead of spending the day shopping and fighting the shopping battle.  Thanks to all the teams who participated and a big thank you, Eric Craft, for organizing this and making the plaques with our new CNC router!


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Otis-Bison high school freshman, Jayce Kohls displays his personal best smallmouth bass caught at Wilson Reservoir on Black Friday!

Week of 11-25-16

  • A tribute to Marvin D. Schwilling and my visit to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms



  • Recap of the Outdoor Writers of Kansas conference in Great Bend



Week of 11-11-16

  • Money really does grow on trees!
    Today's show will highlight a visit to BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery near Eudora, Kansas. Wait till you hear the rest of the story!








  • Recap of the Kansas Crappie Club tournament at Clinton Lake to benefit Toys for Tots. We never caught the fish like we wanted to, but did come away with a boat load of toys!

Week of 11-04-16

  • What's in Outdoors will have travel to somewhere in Louisiana for an interview with Alabama cousin Maron McConnell, who is fishing for redfish, then back to Alabama for an exclusive interview with  Dan Dannenmueller Sr.

Cousin Maron is really passionate about being outside---hunting, fishing, gardening and building shooting houses!







  • Crappie Dan

Dan Dannenmueller Sr

Dan is a retired Air Force officer with 25 years of AF comptroller and system development experience. He currently is the CEO of Knowledge Management Services, based in Millbrook, AL as well as co-owner and publisher of the largest online crappie magazine, CrappieNow. His lifelong passion for competitive fishing led to back-to-back 2011 & 2012 Angler of the Year awards for the Bass Pro Shops National Crappie Masters Tournament Trail.  Dan shares his 30 plus years of successful tournament fishing thru how-to-seminars, Skype lessons, online articles and informative & educational YouTube videos. http://crappieNOW.com.  Recently, he just announced a new digital magazine he will publish:  http://catfishnow.com.

Dan is a member of SEOPA and the National Association of Professional Anglers (NPAA).  He is also a Kiwanian with a passion for the outdoors, fishing and the future fishing generations.

In 2014, Dan teamed with Nashville country recording artist, Garrett Steele, landing in the 6th overall position nationally on the Crappie Masters Trail. Their team, Crappie Country, is booked on radio and television along their tour to promote Garrett’s music, share fishing tips and techniques and introduce their many national & regional sponsors to audiences across North America.   The team has been labeled the “Ambassadors of Crappie Fishing”.

Dan also takes his promotional and educational skills nationally by presenting, teaching and training at numerous outdoor shows, writers camps and retail outlets such as Bass Pro Shops, Walmart and Cabela’s.

The magazine web pages are;  www.crappienow.com and www.catfishnow.com and DDoutdoor.com

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  • Recap of the What's in Outdoors Outside for a Better Inside  program at Stepping Stones in Emporia. 

Thank you Huston, Josh and Travis for all the help you provided!


  • The Morris County Outdoor Skills event was fun and educational for young and old alike!



Week of 10-28-16

  • Vic Elam will join us to discuss the November 5 youth waterfowl hunt and recreational activities at Flint Hills National Refuge.

  • Recap of the Virgil Brown Memorial Catfishing Tournament at John Redmond Reservoir.   

A special What's in Outdoor's THANK YOU to Stacey Thornton for her contribution to the slideshow presentation.


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Week of 10-07-16

  • What's in Outdoors will air live from the David Traylor Zoo's Safari Edventure Days where Critter Camp Plus will introduce area school children to the joys of fishing, conservation of our natural resources, wildlife appreciation and being "Outside for a Better Inside!"



  • What's in Outdoors, Fishing's Future and Critter Camp Plus joins Ashley Evans and her students at Jefferson Grade School in Independence, Kan for a fun, educational day in the Great Outdoors.











  • Tuttle Creek Reservoir, a Mecca for Crappie!








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.

Tips of the Week

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Weekly Updates

News Releases, General Information, etc...


Videos - What's In Outdoors