• Conversations 2.10: Jerod Newman

    Dogs Spend any time around any group of waterfowlers and the conversation will eventually turn to dogs – good ones, bad ones, crazy ones. This week, we’re joined by Jerod Newman of Doyle’s Farm Kennels, the premier retriever trainer in Florida.  He gives us a broad overview of the world he exists in, from bumper colors to e-collars, force fetch, hunt tests, and how answering an ad in the Orlando Sentinel changed his life. 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…

  • #135: Nate’s Bachelor Party

    What do you do when your best friend has to miss his bachelor party AND postpone his wedding, but still gets married this week? You throw a virtual bachelor party and record it as your podcast episode. If you’re here for hunting, fishing, conservation, Florida – boy, did you pick the wrong week . . . But, we’re more than just those things – we’re a family, and when it’s a landmark event in someone’s life, sometimes you just roll with the good times. That’s what this is.  Hope you enjoy it. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • #134: Historical Hunters

    We all know the big names in hunting these days: Rinella.  Remi Warren.  Michael Waddell and Dr. Duck and Jeff Coates and Ron Boehme. But what about the guys that were THE GUYS before these guys? What about the historical hunters that built the foundation we stand on today? Join us as we’re joined by Bill Cooksey of Vanishing Paradise/National Wildlife Federation and Todd Waldron of Modern Carnivore’s Outdoor Feast . . . Together, we take a pass at names like Collier, Thomas, O’Connor, Kimble, Grinnel, Akeley, Patterson, Hill, Patterson, Corbett, Rawlings, and many more as we draft Historical Hunters. This is one you don’t want to miss! Go to…

  • Conversations 2.9: Danielle Kirkland, FWC Invasive Plant Management

    Chances are, if you’re listening to an outdoors podcast, you’ve heard some mention of the topic of Spraying.  We toss around binary concepts – stop spraying, ban chemicals, poison . . . In this week’s conversation, we take a measured approach with an expert on the subject, FWC’s Danielle Kirkland, a leader in the state’s Invasive Plant Management Team. We go into detail on why spraying occurs, why natives matter, why managing invasives needs to continue, how herbicides are approved for usage, the creation of muck, lake levels, and pay to spray – plus why Danielle does what she does . . . You do not want to miss this…

  • #133: Water

    The Savings Clause.  WRDA.  Lake Levels.  LOSOM. LORS. Everglades Restoration. What does all of it mean? This week, we give our takes on the things you hear so much about on a recurring basis from so many of the non-profits – we’re not experts, but we try to take an inquisitive and thoughtful approach to what’s going on with Florida’s most precious resource . . . 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…

  • Conversations 2.8: Nicole Qualtieri

    If you’ve listened to our podcast for any length of time, Tuesdays or Thursdays, you’ve heard us mention Nicole Qualtieri – she was the guest Editor of Volume 4 of Modern Huntsman, she created an all-women’s Deer Camp, she’s the hunting and fishing editor at Gear Junkie, a former employee of both Meateater AND BHA – and we have just the sort of meandering conversation you think we’d have – conservation funding, women in hunting, truth in reviews, the Office – you name it, we cover it in this, uhhh, unorthodox chat! Follow Nicole on Instagram – Twitter Find Nicole’s Writings at Gear Junkie Go to Patreon and become a…

  • #132: Moms, Pellet Grills, and the Savings Clause

    We wanted to do a podcast about moms in the outdoors, but that turned out to be harder to accomplish than we thought.  So we do our best, ask for some help, and keep moving! This week, songs about moms, some thoughts on our moms, famous outdoors moms, a strange segue into the world of pellet grills, vacuum cleaners, apple watches, a rescheduled wedding, and Travis rants about a failure of leadership in the conservation world . . . Plus, new reviews, feedback on the dog draft, and #whileIcastandblast . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • Conversations 2.7: Rebekah Knight

    If you’re not already following Rebekah Knight on social media, you’re missing some of the best wildlife art on the planet.  This week, she joins us to discuss how the duck stamp process works, her process for creating art, where she finds inspiration, what she struggles with, advice for new artists, and so much more! You can find Rebekah’s website here, her Instagram here, and her FB here Some links we mentioned in our conversation: Friends of the Duck Stamp The Junior Duck Stamp Program The Million Dollar Duck Documentary Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark…

  • #131: the Dog Draft

    We’ve been trying to pull this together for a long time, but today it’s finally here – the Dog Draft . . . We take turns picking our favorite upland and waterfowl dogs, and we are joined by Scott Heath, a longtime listener and member of the NAVHDA Palmetto Chapter! But don’t worry, Emily’s still here for “What’s New” where we discuss duck stamps and ballet workouts, and Keep and Release, where we discuss the Sandlot, That Thing You Do, audio engineers, bad reviews, and gun safes! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out…

  • Bonus Episode: the Sandlot

    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 the timeless classic, the Sandlot. Keeps, releases, and we answer the timeless question of “is this a baseball movie?” Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…