• Conversations #1: Eric Orlando

    Our first foray into deep dives around Florida Outdoors, we did a call with Eric Orlando of 6 Drakes Photography. I call Eric “the most interesting man in Florida” – because he really is – dog training, photography, duck hunting, smoke phase turkeys, wingbone calls, catching snakes – we cover the gamut of topics in an hour! Find Eric on Social Media  – Instagram – Facebook Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . 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 . . .…

  • #100: The Live Show

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz On August 24th, well over a hundred of our closest friends converged on Grove Roots Brewing Co. in Winter Haven, Florida for a night of fellowship, food, Conservation conversations, and . . . Emily talking about rappers. Seriously, this is the recording of one of the best nights many of us have ever had, and we hope y’all enjoy “reliving” it with us! Stay Woke! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote!   Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • #99: the Insignificant Wish Theory

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz What if you found a genie in a bottle that granted you any wish, with the one caveat that those wishes had to be . . . insignificant? No “million dollars” or “a hundred wishes” – but we chat sunglasses, bird dogs, gulp shrimp, duck hunting, and more. Plus, toll roads, Guana development, Shakespeare lines, our favorite Office characters, Engel Coolers, Meateater’s “Das Boat,” and so much more! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class…

  • #94: Saved Items

    This week we’re cleaning out our “saved items” folder, chatting about Florida’s population growth, alligators chasing scallopers, and the Ice Planet Hoth. Plus, Nate rants about the folks COMPLAINING about the new deer regulations, Travis talks about Ron Bergeron in the Everglades, and Emily finds the child she never had. We also discuss Mr. Rogers, Georgia Outdoor Network, and . . . Episode 100, the Live Show!!!!! Get your live show tickets here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter?…

  • #89: Deer Fangs, Zombie Mullet, and Python Hunters

    The links: Zombie Mullet in the St. Johns River Aquifers under the sea Deer with makeup and fangs Python Hunters can use shotguns now the Hired Guns of Instagram Meateater buys FirstLite Gov. Desantis Signs Largest Environmental Budget in Florida History Travis’ Release – Fishing Brands Squabble – who owns rights to the upside down Florida Logo Nate’s Keep – Crispi Summit GTX Travis’ Keep Read – Chad Rischar’s 21st Century Conservationists approach Travis’ Keep Watch – The new Yeti Commercial with 1000 Miles from Nowhere Travis’ Keep Buy – Fundraiser for books – Drake’s Hunting Adventures Get your live show tickets here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get…

  • Heroes . . .

    Before Instagram and Youtube, Duck Dynasty and Meateater and Charlie Moore, before Facebook and viral videos and podcasts, there were heroes. Not the kind in Marvel, or Justice League, or whatever the franchise du jour is . . . Real, honest to God heroes. These were men that packed a metal lunchbox and drove ’83 Oldsmobiles and worked their 40 at the office or the yard or the site, then came home and kissed their pretty wife and, exhausted, helped with homework, or played catch, or watched the game.  Sunday’s were for Sunday School and church, and maybe, if you were real lucky and the paycheck had been kind, a…

  • #57: Baboons, Ethics, and Blake Fischer

    By now, everyone in the hunting and fishing world has seen the story about Idaho Game Commissioner, Blake Fischer. This is our discussion. Plus – hunts for new duck hunters, discourse over division, and Emily cries. Book a hunt for a new duck hunter by e-mailing or messaging Travis. Travis kept District of Conservation, a new podcast by Friend of the Show Gabriella Hoffman – click here to find Gabby’s podcast! Interested in a discount on a Darkwater Call? Enter code CB20 at checkout at darkwatercalls.com Here’s a pic of the decoy Emily mentioned in our keep segment – made by Justin Seelig of Southern Roots Outfitters, it’s a mottled…

  • #53: Jumping Sharks

    We live in amazing times – Youtube, Cable, Satellite – so many choices for outdoor programming. But what if we could re-invent the genre? This week, we put ourselves in the director’s chair(s) and pitch our best ideas for new outdoor entertainment. Here’s the link to Travis’ column on the loss of our beloved French Brittany, Coleman. Here’s the link to the Peterson’s Hunting article Nate discussed about Hunters and Non-Hunters co-existing . . . 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…

  • Coleman

    It’s the hardest thing, losing a dog. I was just reminded of that truth. We’d had a good day.  A good walk that morning.  A leisurely nap together on the couch.  He’d eaten the last of my roast beef sandwich for lunch, just the way it should be. For 16 years, he was my constant.  I’ve known him longer than I’ve known my wife or my son.  When I was single, I had a twin bed that he was always in – me, 6’3″ and full-figured, and a 45 lb puppy.  He never left my side, day or night, never out of ear-scratching distance.  Any knock on the door was…