• #168: Draft Rules

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts We warned you last week – RHA’s were on the docket for last Thursday’s FWC Commissioner’s Meeting. And boy, did y’all show up in a major league way. If the opener for this episode doesn’t get your blood pumping, you should probably see a doctor. Seriously so proud of our team, our Community, and how it showed up . . . In this episode, we recap the meeting, explain a few things that occurred, and prep you for Lake Management Plans, dogs that hate water, Turkey season, Gender Reveal Catastrophes, and much, much more! Go to Patreon…

  • Creamy Spinach and Shiitake Casserole

    Ingredients: 4 cups of chopped frozen spinach 1 Cup of diced Shiitake mushrooms 5 cloves of roasted garlic, minced ½ stick of unsalted butter ½ cup of mayonnaise ¼ cup of half and half cream ¼ cup of light sour cream ¼ cup of diced Hearts of Palm ½ cup of white wine ½ cup of crumbled goat cheese (or Feta cheese) Sea Salt and cracked black pepper 1 tsp of smoked Paprika   Directions: Preheat oven to 350* Defrost spinach and squeeze out moisture Sautee spinach on medium temp in butter Add mushrooms, garlic, wine and render slightly on low heat for 5 minutes Remove from heat and allow…

  • #167: the Final Countdown

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts It’s go-time for the FWC Meeting regarding Restricted Hunting Areas – That’s right, the meeting Is this Thursday, 2/25. The RHA discussion is near the end of the day on Thursday – Likely in the 3-5 pm time range. We have provided all of our supporting docs, our sign on letter, our pros/cons doc, etc, at this google drive location. You can check out our previous episodes on RHA’s here (#153) and here (#156) Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the…

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Greetings Commissioners, As you prepare for the upcoming February Commission Meeting, I wanted to take a moment and again submit the attached sign-on for your consideration regarding the Draft Rule Proposal for Restricted Hunting Areas. This is an opportunity for us to take steps to ensure a stronger future for public water waterfowling. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the extraordinary contributions waterfowl stamps have made and continue to make to public lands across our country. Personally, I only hunt public, non-quota waterfowl areas. I run programs for recruiting new hunters, programs for non-hunters, programs for teachers – all aimed at understanding how hunting fits into conservation and why…

  • Dirt

    I think about Florida’s dirt more than I don’t. From the sandy soils of the Lake Wales Ridge, to the mucky pastures along the labrynth of rivers, beaches and backwoods, in the wildest of places you could imagine. I love this dirt. This ground. This place that gets between the straps of your Olukai’s and rubs your feet raw. Chad Crawford (the host of “How to Do Florida”) once mentioned to me that Florida leads the nation in the export of coffins. In other words, more people die here and are shipped someplace else than anywhere in the country. This is a fun and fascinating fact, but the broader point…

  • #166: Mistakes We’ve Made

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts This is an unconventional episode – in that, near the end of the main segment, our dog escapes and the whole show falls apart. That’s okay though – before the unraveling, we talk about pythons, youth duck day, remembering the plug, kill switches, how to avoid wind knots, the RHA Zoom Call, and much much more! Here’s the link and phone numbers to our Thursday Zoom Call – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82238290859?pwd=R0U0VnB1QWQrbDJmN1RLV0NGdFBMZz09 Topic: Restricted Hunting Areas – A Discussion Time: Feb 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Meeting ID: 822 3829 0859 Passcode: ducks One tap mobile…

  • Trophy Hunting for Guns

    One of my favorite hobbies when I can’t walk in the woods is walking into a gun shop. To add an air of sophistication to my window shopping, I’ve adopted a phrase from renowned gun writer Chuck Hawks— Trophy hunting for guns. There is always low-hanging fruit on the counter, but the real thrill comes from finding a hidden jewel. As with game animals, a true trophy gun is personal definition. Are you a collector of Belgian Brownings? I found a Browning SA-22 manufactured the same year my father was born. Sure, it was more than a 10-22, but getting a gorgeous .22 with a shared vintage brings a smile…

  • #165: Anonymous Mailbag #2

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts You asked, we answered . . . In our second installment of the Anonymous Mailbag, we chat about how to deal with hard conversations about hunting, is she the one, Kaley’s dating status, how to get more involved in meetings, mentors, dog training, new writing, Watermelon Mountain Dew, and an almost spot on Super Bowl prediction/recap. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the “T’s” Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck…

  • Do Duck Quacks Echo? Calling Ducks in Florida

    C’mon, you know you thought that a duck quack didn’t echo.  Apparently this urban legend was studied and proved to be false.  Researchers at the University of Salford in Manchester England around 2003 actually studied this in their quest to improve acoustics in engineering.  Long story short, the duck quack did echo, but it was harder to hear compared to other types of recreated sounds.  How do I know, I googled it, but in case you don’t believe me Mythbusters covered it too. So what does this have to do with duck hunting in peninsular Florida?  Well, I’ll tell ya.  Picture this…huddled around a cranking hot Mr. Buddy propane heater…

  • #164: Kiley’s First Duck Hunt

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts In the same vein as Kaley’s First Duck Hunt, Will’s Gator, and Stacy’s First Moorhen, we bring you Kiley’s First Duck Hunt! Kiley Strickland joined us for a post Christmas morning in the blind to give hunting a whirl . . . hear her take on the hunt . . . Plus, we weigh in on the recent Field and Stream article about the Reelfoot Lake Tragedy . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the…