• Conversations #2.14: Traci Deen

    Conservation Florida is fast becoming one of the major players on the Conservation Landscape in Florida. In this conversation with Executive Director Traci Deen, we discuss the work this organization is doing, how they assist in ensuring lands are saved forever, why she loves Florida, and why the next few years are so important on our homefront. To find out more about Conservation Florida, click here! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or…

  • #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…

  • Conversations 2.7: Rebekah Knight

    If you’re not already following Rebekah Knight on social media, you’re missing some of the best wildlife art on the planet.  This week, she joins us to discuss how the duck stamp process works, her process for creating art, where she finds inspiration, what she struggles with, advice for new artists, and so much more! You can find Rebekah’s website here, her Instagram here, and her FB here Some links we mentioned in our conversation: Friends of the Duck Stamp The Junior Duck Stamp Program The Million Dollar Duck Documentary Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark…

  • Conversations 2.6: Todd Waldron

    When we think of important voices on the landscape of conservation, Todd Waldron is a name that comes up over and over again. A conservationist by choice AND career, Todd has carved out a fascinating slice of the outdoors world, be it with his East to West Podcast, his new adventure with Modern Carnivore, Hunt to Eat, BHA, or any of a number of other pursuits. This week, we go on a journey as Todd unfolds his story and we discuss what the future holds for the things we love! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark…

  • #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…

  • #127: Fair Chase

    How do you define Fair Chase?  What is it to you personally?  Is it different in hunting vs. fishing?  This week, we let our listeners take the lead on the Big Idea. Plus, Joe Exotic, Nate goes flyfishing, Keep and Release is back, and it’s a Great Day to Be Alive! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! 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 –…

  • #126: But We Feel Fine

    All anyone wants to talk about is the Coronavirus and the end of the world as we know it, but we’re here for you guys! This week, we do dabble into our take(s) on the Covid-19 pandemic, but then we pivot to what’s coming in Conversations, a Turkey season update (with a former co-host), social distancing, tarpon season, and a look ahead to future discussions! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! 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…