• #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…

  • #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…

  • #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…

  • Bonus Conversation: Nyla Pipes

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Nyla Pipes is everywhere!  Whether it’s talking about water quality, septic to sewer infrastructure, agriculture, or how water works, Nyla has become one of the leading voices for real conversations about South Florida’s water. In this Bonus Episode, Nyla joins us to talk about the excess water we’re seeing in the system – from drought like conditions in May to saturation in November, this is a great conversation to remind us all of how complex and complicated our water solutions can be! If you want to learn more about One Florida Foundation, click here! Go to Patreon…

  • #155: Public Trust

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Public Trust Doctrine. We’ve talked about it before with other guests, but this ideal is so important we felt it was worth touching on again.  Probably one of the most important aspects of the North American Conservation Model, Public Trust Doctrine is the tenet that seeps into all the other tenets, and holds the model together. We’re not experts, but this was such a big deal we wanted to make sure to keep it at the forefront of our platform. Plus, we talk deer hunting, duck scouting, new t-shirts drop, Charcuterie Chalets, My Cousin Vinny, hanging chads…