• Conversations #9: Dr. Grace Sturdivant

    Dr. Grace Sturdivant is an Doctor of Audiology from Jackson, Mississippi.  A graduate of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, Grace has pursued hearing protection in the arena of shooting sports through her company, Otopro Technologies . . . we discuss why guns are bad for your ears, how hearing works, tailgating in SEC country, and the best types of protection from loud noises.  Also, peanut M&M’s. Find out more about Otopro Technologies and Grace’s work here. Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook…

  • Jalapeno Popper Soup with Shredded Venison

    It’s Soup Season in Florida . . . There’s not much better than a warm bowl of soup on a Saturday afternoon – the ducks have been cleaned, the dogs are lazing away on the floor, college football is on a never ending loop on the TV, and this Jalapeno Popper Soup is ready and waiting to make your day complete! Crockpot Venison Roast 2-3 lb Venison roast (frozen or thawed) 2 cups of broth Salt & Pepper Season Roast with salt and pepper and cook in crock pot Frozen – 12 hours on low Thawed – 6-8 hours on low Once cooked shred and store – this will make…

  • #110: Conservation Funding and Stuffles

    This week, an NPR article and video around Conservation funding made the rounds on social media again, and, in classic Cast and Blast style, we decided to give our thoughts . . . Plus, we recap the youth hunt, our new Facebook group, the Mandalorian, socks, and more . . . E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window…

  • Why Misses Matter

    Throughout duck season, we’ll attempt to keep you abreast of what we’re thinking, Monday Morning Quarterback-style, just with less football and more waterfowl There was a time when Will didn’t want to hunt. He was slight of build, which was tough to sort out with gun sizing, to say nothing of recoil in the way it related to the featherlight guns he could handle. The first duck he ever shot, a pin-feathered bluebill that graces our living room wall, was followed by tears, due in large part to his first experience with #4 steel shot against his shoulder.  I wasn’t sure he’d ever come around on it. It’s a tough…

  • Conversations #8: Jared Frasier

    This week, we’re talking 2% for Conservation with Executive Director, Jared Frasier. Jared takes us through his upbringing in rural Wisconsin, to the seat of Conservation, Bozeman, Montana . . . Along the way we talk plumbing, why folks don’t show up to conservation events, Randy Newberg, and everything you’d ever want to know about one of the coolest organizations in conservation. Sign up for 2% as a FREE Member here Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77…

  • #109: Gun Stuff

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Guns. We talk about them all the time in passing, but, thanks to this recent piece from Guns and Ammo, we decided to unpack some of the more confusing terms you’ll hear tossed around in firearms circles. Plus – Nate decides to take up hunting, Emily takes a run at vegan-ism, and Travis recaps Alabama vs. LSU. E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . .…

  • Conversations #7: Bill Cooksey

    This week, we catch up with Bill Cooksey of Vanishing Paradise.  Bill and I chat about waterfowl, conservation, duck calling, classic outdoor writers, and more . . . Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #108: the North American Model of Conservation

    The North American Conservation Model. We toss this term around pretty frequently on our show, and we hear it mentioned on other podcasts and platforms on a regular basis . . . but, what does it mean? This week, we take a run at unpacking the model, in a quick hit fashion, to at least bring it to the surface for future conversations. Plus – Our favorite redheads, Nate’s weekly football allegiance update, Emily recommends a curling iron (sorta), and more! Links: Shane Mahoney The North American Model of Conservation Book Want to take action on the Bear Hunt?  Here’s the link to our Take Action page Or – take…

  • Conversations #6: Florida Black Bear Roundtable

    Everywhere you turn in Florida, hunters and environmental groups are talking about the recently released Bear Management Plan from Florida Wildlife Commission. In a different format for our “Conversations” show, we invited a couple of buddies over to discuss our take on the Bear Management Plan, why Bear Hunting should matter to ALL outdoorspeople, and where we think this whole discussion should go! Want to take action?  Here’s the link to our Take Action page Here’s the link to BHA’s Political Action Page Here’s the link to the Bear Management Plan Here’s the link to submit comments to the survey for FWC on Black Bears Click here to e-mail the…

  • #107: The Halloween Draft

    4 or 5 times a year, we decide to throw the outdoors out with the bath water and we completely lean into our wacky, fun side – we’ve done drafts of Boat Songs, Fishing Songs, Road Trip Songs, and now we’re doing a draft of . . . Halloween . . . anything and everything goes! Plus, we talk Florida Urban Legends, including Bloody Bucket Bridge, Bloody Ed Watson, Spook Hill, Old Hitler, and the Swamp Ape! Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow…