• Conversations #2.5: John Cooper

    Where are all the ducks? Spend any time on any waterfowl page or forum or boat ramp and this is a topic that will inevitably come up – are there less ducks?  Is the migration changing?  Where are they going? This week, it’s a huge privilege to be joined by John Cooper . . . John is a Vietnam Veteran, a 20+ year USFWS officer, a South Dakota Cabinet Secretary, a Commissioner, one time head of AFWA, a DU volunteer, and more. He was generous enough to give us a bit of his time this week as we wander through the idea of “where are the ducks?” and the variables…

  • #128: Making the Best of it

    This week, we’re talking about how to make the most out of the crappy situation of this pandemic – from shotgun cleaning to turkey hunting to exercising, gardening, reading, and more. Links: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford Floating Drink Holders for your pool LaCrosse Freezer Monitor and Alarm Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing…

  • Conversations #2.4: Cindy Stites

    If you’re around the world of hunting recruitment, or outdoors podcasts, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with this week’s guest, Cindy Stites. Cindy is a volunteer extraordinaire, a huge advocate for several conservation organizations, a state archery instructor, a hunter safety instructor, and, in a word, she’s about as “real” as someone can get . . . We’ll talk about how she got into hunting, recruitment, diversity in the sport, an all-ladies Deer Camp, and . . . frosted animal crackers? If you want to hear more from Cindy, follow her blog at Whitetails and Running Trails, or follow her social media @othercindylou You can also hear her on:…

  • Bonus Episode: The Tiger King

    Normally, this is something only Patrons of the show would see.  But, because of the current economic environment and the fact that we want our community to all be able to engage in these conversations, we decided to drop a Bonus Episode during this quarantine . . . We’re going to take a full hour and unpack all that we know and love about the Tiger King, Netflix’s new special series. Our favorite moments, our unsung heroes, loose ends, trivia, and a complete casting for the movie version – if you’ve caught yourself humming “I Saw a Tiger” as you wander around your quarantined world, this is the podcast you…

  • #127: Fair Chase

    How do you define Fair Chase?  What is it to you personally?  Is it different in hunting vs. fishing?  This week, we let our listeners take the lead on the Big Idea. Plus, Joe Exotic, Nate goes flyfishing, Keep and Release is back, and it’s a Great Day to Be Alive! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! 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 –…

  • Conversations #2.3: Ryan Hamm

    Ryan Hamm is with FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries – in this week’s episode, we chat about anything and everything, including R3 in fishing, Lake Management Plans, Triploid grass carp, basketball, and even a little hunting . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out 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 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson…

  • #126: But We Feel Fine

    All anyone wants to talk about is the Coronavirus and the end of the world as we know it, but we’re here for you guys! This week, we do dabble into our take(s) on the Covid-19 pandemic, but then we pivot to what’s coming in Conversations, a Turkey season update (with a former co-host), social distancing, tarpon season, and a look ahead to future discussions! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! 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…

  • Conversations #2.2: Matt Pearce

    Matt Pearce is the current president of Florida Cattleman’s Association, a rancher, a hunter, and a conservationist. This week, we dive into how conservation and ranching go hand in hand, a heritage of Florida cattle, and how sharing that heritage has become a cornerstone of so many of Matt’s conversations We mentioned Matt’s Interview with Brad Phares on Between the Beaches – listen to that episode here Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • #125: Socially Distanced

    No Coronas were harmed in the making of this episode! Skeleton crew this week, as Travis goes solo to fill us in on his trip to Louisiana, Quotes from Jim Posewitz, thoughts on leaving hogs to rot, and what we’re reading! Hope everyone has a safe week! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! 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…

  • Conversations #2.1: Gabriella Hoffman

    Season 2 of Conversations and we are back with a bang! First up, we have a great discussion with Gabriella “Gabby” Hoffman as we discuss her writing, her work with non-profits, her podcast, District of Conversation, and more. Plus, we discuss her film series, “Conservation Nation” as well as her broad coverage of all things political and outdoors-related. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out 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 . . .…