• #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…

  • #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…

  • #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…

  • the Reelfoot Tragedy

    It’s been over 36 hours since the waterfowling world was rocked by the news. Two duck hunters shot dead in their blind dead on Reelfoot Lake. Searching for a person of interest. Speculation has run rampant. No concrete information (at the time of this writing), but rumor after rumor . . . some probably close to the truth, but we don’t know yet. I live 900 miles away from Reelfoot. But I felt compelled in the aftermath of the tragedy to let my stream of consciousness flow. Here’s what’s on my heart: • We don’t know what happened. If we ever know, it’ll be weeks, or months. Adding to the…

  • #163: Dodging Potholes

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Chase/Keep/Release. One is the thing you enjoy the most, one is the thing you can’t live without, and one is dead to you forever. We wonder through inane arguments about mottleds and wood ducks and specks and bass and honey buns and bacon . . . Plus, making an old man’s day, bad advertising, dog training, the Florida Wildlife Corridor, and Hunters vs. Conservationists and why that needs to change! 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…

  • Taking Pictures

    It’s the most endearing question I get on every trip. To put that in context, I get asked roughly 1 billion questions a day. I love them all, but that’s the closest number I can put on it . . . “how many ducks do you think we’ll shoot?”. . . “How can you tell which birds are which?” . . . “Is that a duck (744 times)?” There are some I love (“Have you ever had this much fun?”) and some I dread (“Do you think they’re done flying?”), but there’s one that’s just so special and unique and I’m gonna tell you why . . . “Would you…

  • #162: Suburban Dictionary, Waterfowl Edition

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts We now interrupt this duck season to bring you the definitive guide to waterfowling terms! Sorta. We fumble through a whole bunch of words we take for granted on the average duck hunt.  Plus, Nate talks snow, Travis talks motion decoys, and Emily is done with duck season! 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 hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today .…