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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 01-01-16


  • Snow and ice calls for Wild Delights!  Friday's show will cover the pros and cons of bird feeding and the supplemental feeding of wild game birds.

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Week of 12-18-15

  • Spencer Tomb-noted botanist, hunter  and outsdoorsman from Manhattan will join us on the show today. 


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Week of 12-11-15

  • Tim Donges, Bluestem Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association will join us on the show to discuss the 2015 regular deer rifle season. 


  • Some colleges are considering open carry on their campus. Do you think hunter education should be taught in school? 


  • What in Outdoors and Critter Camp Plus visits Andover Central High School. What a learning experience for all concerned!

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  • What's in Outdoors Fund "Trailer Load of Prizes" award Dec. 12th at Sutherlands in Emporia. 10 AM. Yes, a prayer was answered, "Just in Time for Christmas!" 

The 2015 What's in Outdoors Fund--- Red, White and Blue "Trailer Load of Prizes" award winners are....... 

An OUTDOOR RECREATION MOBILE PACKAGE including: 10X10 shade canopy,   two Schwinn road bikes, Ledge 8 person tent, two Shakespeare fishing combos, tackle box, lures,  Coleman 150 quart cooler, Coleman portable gas grill, Sundolphin kayak, life jacket, paddle, a TSC Tractor Supply Storage box and a trailer to carry it all! This prize package was donated by FISHING'S FUTURE.  

Estimated value 1,600 hundred dollars. Mike Shown


(3) A TFO FLY FISHING COMBO and a GUIDED Fishing TRIP with What's in Outdoor radio host Phil Taunton and noted outdoor writer, Brent Frazee on Riss Lake. Fishing with Brent???   Priceless! Dennis Heins     

(4) THREE FISHING COMBOS and a GUIDED FISHING TRIP in the Flint Hills with noted outdoor writer, Scott Irwin, Flint Hills Outdoors. Scott provides a quality fishing experience and has stories you can believe!    Brandi Galbreath, son Cayden

(5) ONE NIGHT STAY AT THE BUNKHOUSE, OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AND GRILLED STEAK/QUAIL DINNER  with What's in Outdoors Radio Show Host Phil Taunton.  Stories you can believe?  Maybe!!     R.E. Johnson....Donated it back!

(6)  A ROSSI YOUTH oriented combination single shot that comes with interchangeable barrels. One is a .243 caliber rifle, the other a 20 gauge shotgun barrel. Chris Grissom

(7)  A PSE VIPER COPPERHEAD TS CROSSBOW donated by Dan Thurston, Drury Outdoors, Lazy D Ranch and a guided bow fishing adventure with Bob Griffin,  Johnny Drake   

(8)  A STOEGER 12 GAUGE  3 1/2 inch MAGNUM Turkey gun with assorted chokes.  A gun that works as hard as you do. Chris Hoover

(9) SMART "BACK-UP" GUIDANCE SYSTEM ....Donated by Hopkin's Manufacturing. John Mast

(10)  MOULTRIE WILD GAME FEEDER AND EYECON TRAILCAM...  Sutherlands of Emporia  Marvin Whitehead, Fredonia

Week of 12-04-15

  • Today's the big day to award our Trailer Load of Prizes in drawings during the show!

  • Scott Irwin, author of "An Outdoor Sporting Life" will join us on the show to discuss his new book. 

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  • Match Day through the Emporia Community Foundation was a success. What's in Outdoors wants to thank all those who supported the 20 deserving organizations with their donations. 

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  • The Kansas Wildlife Federation wants to recognize special people and organizations that have made significant achievements in conservation, education and Outdoor Skills. 

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Week of 11-27-15

  • Recap of pheasant hunting and Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference in Dodge City.                                                            

  • What's in Outdoors Fund through the Emporia Community Foundation to donate one thousand dollars to buy veterans their hunting and fishing licenses in 2016.

Week of 11-20-15


  • Clifford Carroll will join us on the show to discuss Ethan Carroll Memorial Coyote Calling contest and give us the low-down on predator hunting, calling and set up. 
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  • Recap of What's in Outdoors participation in the Emporia Community Foundation's Match Day fundraiser
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The What's in Outdoors booth was abuzz with activity at the second annual Emporia Community Foundation Match Day Fundraiser at the Flint Hills Mall on Monday, November 16th. Donovan was awarded a special fishing combo package for his participation and all the students were given bilingual Corp of Engineer water safety pamphlets  and KDWPT pocket angler/aquatic education guides. 
Special thanks to Brent Frazee, Kansas City Star outdoor editor, Rue Armstrong and Larry Brumley KDWPT master fisning instructors from the Topeka Jr. Hawgs Bass Club,  Navy veteran, David Farley, Tim Webb, professional bass fisherman and local author Scott Irwin "An Outdoor Sporting Life"  for their contributions to What's in Outdoors. A good time was had by all. 

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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