Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Answer outdoor questions, write essay, win great prizes
EMPORIA — KVOE Radio in Emporia, in conjunction with the Beau Arndt Foundation, will sponsor an outdoor trivia contest entitled “What’s In the Outdoors” beginning Dec. 2 and running through Dec. 16. In addition to daily winners, two grand prize winners in two age groups will be presented on Dec. 19.
Prizes include the following:
  • one-year membership to the Kansas Wildlife Federation along with a wildlife appreciation book ($75 value);
  • tree stand body harness from Johnny Drake and a deer hunting video;
  • four bird houses, from wood duck to blue bird, and a bat house from Westar along with assorted resource guides and booklets;
  • fishing rod and reel along with two just-published Complete Guide to Kansas Fishing books by Amy Bickel and Jason Probst;
  • 40-pound bag of Doc’s Rack Rage Wildlife Feed from Bluestem Farm and Ranch;
  • $25 gift certificate to KansasLand Tires;
  • a turkey from KVOE;
  • a ham from Bobby D’s;
  • a pie package from Village Inn;
  • $25 gift certificate from Water’s True Value;
  • $25 gift certificate from Lyin County Bait Company;
  • Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation hat and membership;
  • rack of ribs from Williamsburg;
  • dinner gift certificate from the Wagon Wheel;
  • blue Carhartt jacket from Sutherlands;
  • $25 gift certificate to Nature’s Paradise;
  • three tanning sessions from Midas Touch golden tans;
  • a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) membership plus a $25 gift card from the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of NWTF;
  • leather pouch from Ernie Webb;
  • $25 gift certificate from Envi Salon; and
  • wool socks and two hats from Brown’s Shoe Fit
In addition, a grand prize one-half day tube fly fishing excursion from Bill Hartman will be awarded in the adult category (16 and older). A grand prize in the youth category (15 and younger) includes a youth upland game bird hunt for 10 quail and two pheasants sponsored by Country Hunts, just east of Valley Falls, and the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation. This hunt is self-guided at Country Hunts. (Hunter Education certification required.)
To enter, contestants must go online to to find and answer the wildlife appreciation trivia questions. To complete the contest, contestants must also submit a story that shares their most memorable outdoor experiences — fishing, hiking, hunting, exploring, bird watching, gardening — anything that involves nature. Pictures are a plus but not a requirement to win.
Families can work together to write the story and help the younger people with the quizzes. To enter, submit story and answers to the questions along with name, address, and phone number to or mail them to KVOE Outdoors Trivia, PO Box 924, Emporia, KS 66801.

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