• #111: the Thanksgiving Draft

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – we give a brief recap of our duck season so far, then, in a pre-recorded session, we draft our favorite things about Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to all of you! 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 – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • Why Misses Matter

    Throughout duck season, we’ll attempt to keep you abreast of what we’re thinking, Monday Morning Quarterback-style, just with less football and more waterfowl There was a time when Will didn’t want to hunt. He was slight of build, which was tough to sort out with gun sizing, to say nothing of recoil in the way it related to the featherlight guns he could handle. The first duck he ever shot, a pin-feathered bluebill that graces our living room wall, was followed by tears, due in large part to his first experience with #4 steel shot against his shoulder.  I wasn’t sure he’d ever come around on it. It’s a tough…

  • #104: The Small Game Draft

    No Nate, No Emily – this week, Travis is in Mississippi and is joined by Chad Rischar and Josh Watts from Southeast Backcountry Hunters and Anglers as we discuss our recent event at Raggio’s Custom Calls, the challenges faced by living in Mississippi, and our favorite small game pursuits. For more on Raggio’s Custom Calls, click here For more information on Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, click here Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! 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…

  • #95: Little Debbie, Universal Studios, and Jesus

    Little Debbie.  Cinnamon Rolls.  Sour Patch Kids.  And, of course . . . hot dogs! This week we go back to our roots and discuss our favorite hunting snacks, plus we chat about the Universal Studios expansion (38:52 mark), the United Waterfowlers of Florida Summit (3:04 mark), and new exit music from Trail Diver! 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? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media:…

  • #93: Quotable Quotes

    Find us another podcast that seamlessly weaves Joe Biden, Ron Swanson, Aldo Leopold, and Fred Bear into a podcast that simultaneously discusses bikini babes fishing, deftly recaps the recent Florida Wildlife Commission Meetings, and still has room to discuss the new Top Gun trailer! Here’s the Joe Biden auto-tune Emily discussed Here’s the link to April Vokey interviewing Darcizzle Here’s the Top Gun trailer Here’s the Ed Killer piece we were NOT fans of . . . 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…

  • #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…

  • #86: The Fishing Songs Draft

    Remember when we drafted boat songs?  Or on the way to boat ramp songs? This is like that, only worse . . . much, much worse! 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 . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • On Teachers and Legacy . . .

    Mrs. McCarty had this contest. It was 4th grade, and it was me or Carey Corbett, and the idea was to see how many of Florida’s counties we could name.  We tied.  Then we had to name the county seats.  Carey won.  But I gave her a heck of a fight.  We read a Land Remembered and studied the Seminole Wars and Flagler and Plant. It was that year that I realized that I loved Florida, that I understood her, that she came easy to me. Mrs. Long accompanied us to the PEER center, a local wildlife rehab facility. The first pine snake I’d ever seen, a scavenger hunt through…