• An Incomplete Guide to Youth Shotguns

    Can I tell you how many youth shotgun guides I see on the regular? A lot. It’s like outdoors industry search engine optimization 101 – “write an article about youth shotguns” . . . Most of them are good.  Recently, the good folks at Project Upland released this one, and I think it’s the be all, end all for youth shotgun articles – it’s written by a former gun shop employee, it takes into account almost all the things you want to take into account, and it has the most comprehensive chart I’ve ever seen of youth shotguns.  I used to have a chart, but now I’m embarrassed to show…

  • #146: Duck Season Prep

    We know it’s coming. Every year, it feels like we’re running around the night before duck season opens, scrambling to get everything ready . . . No worries, we’ve got you covered, as we’re gonna walk through the things we’re doing to get ready for early teal AND the regular waterfowl season that’ll be here before you know it! Plus, a new traveling decoy, alligator recipe ideas, Billions, the new Batman, Zombie Pigs (?!?!) and much more . . . Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your…

  • #140: Hamilton, Nature Preserves, T-shirts, & Saddle Hunting

    Sometimes, the episodes flow . . . and sometimes you have a list of things you want to talk about that are connected only in the ideal that you want to talk about them . . . This is that . . . We discuss Alexander Hamilton and the HamilFilm, Conservation Legislation in Florida, pellet grills, Saddle Hunting, and we spend a few minutes on the life and legacy of Jim Posewitz, a Conservation Legend gone too soon. 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 Harrell Adjusting…

  • #139: Flip Flops

    Have you ever made up your mind on something, only to rethink your take sometime later? That sounds remarkably unfamiliar in this day and age, but we decided to take a run at some things we’ve reconsidered in our outdoor approaches – from baits to boats, duck hunting to dove hunting, hear us flip flop our way through our adventures. Plus, Keep and Release is back, Nate talks weather, Em talks surge arrestors, and Travis talks baseball.  Also, new band names. 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…

  • #138: Stuff my Dad Says

    Nate’s on another vacation/honeymoon, leaving Em and Travis alone to tend to the shop. So we took a run at some of our favorite dad’s in pop culture, plus a review of our listeners’ dads’ favorite sayings! Plus a release of Travis displaying very un-dad-like behavior in an Ikea! 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 or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis…

  • #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 2.8: 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…

  • #129: Let’s Trade

    Do you and your buddies ever play stupid games when you’re hanging out?  In this installment, we play one of my favorites, “Let’s make a deal” wherein you can trade anything Florida has in exchange for something you wish Florida had . . . it’s predictably stupid, an inane, and a pretty fun time. Then, in Keep and Release, we tackle Captains for Clean Water and Congressmen Mast and Steube’s recent entrance into herbicide and invasive plant expertise, as well as sharing wild game, Raggio duck calls, and more . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • Conversations #2.5: John Cooper

    Where are all the ducks? Spend any time on any waterfowl page or forum or boat ramp and this is a topic that will inevitably come up – are there less ducks?  Is the migration changing?  Where are they going? This week, it’s a huge privilege to be joined by John Cooper . . . John is a Vietnam Veteran, a 20+ year USFWS officer, a South Dakota Cabinet Secretary, a Commissioner, one time head of AFWA, a DU volunteer, and more. He was generous enough to give us a bit of his time this week as we wander through the idea of “where are the ducks?” and the variables…

  • #128: Making the Best of it

    This week, we’re talking about how to make the most out of the crappy situation of this pandemic – from shotgun cleaning to turkey hunting to exercising, gardening, reading, and more. Links: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford Floating Drink Holders for your pool LaCrosse Freezer Monitor and Alarm 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 or fishing…