• #11: Allen Martin with FWC – Black Crappie

    ‘Tis the season . . . For specks.  Black Crappie.  One of the most popular fish in the Sunshine State, we’re talking this week with one of the experts on these tasty and fun spotted slabs! Allen Martin is Biologist with Florida Wildlife Commission and helped create the Black Crappie Management Plan – he took some time to work with us unpacking Specks and everything you’d ever want to know about Crappie! 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 –…

  • #113: the Mailbag

    This week, we’re sliding into the end of the year by unpacking our listener mailbag – What happened to us talking about spraying, calling ducks in Florida, is she the one, and, of course, is DieHard a Christmas movie? Plus, Mottled Ducks, Office Ladies, and Nate buys actual gloves. Also, Emily is in rare form. 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:…

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Commissioners, I wanted to reach out to your prior to this week’s Commission meetings in Panama City Beach. I wish I could be there. I tried. I pushed hard. I’ve been to the past 4-5 meetings, but, as a full-time waterfowl guide, this one was tough to pull off. See, I have a client flying in to hunt the day of the meetings from out of state. This gentleman has harvested 42 species of waterfowl, and only needs the Florida mottled duck to complete his slam. We’ve planned the hunt since June. If everything goes according to plan, there will be a celebration in a Central Florida Swamp Tuesday morning,…

  • Conversations #10: Clay Newcomb

    This week, we’re chatting with Clay Newcomb from Bear Hunting Magazine. In light of the upcoming FWC Commissioners’ meeting to discuss the Bear Management Plan, we’ve been working with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to unite Hunters and Conservationists and inform folks about the true application of conservation principles and practices with sustainable resources and sound scientific measures in game management. We hope you’ll enjoy this conversation, and we hope you’ll take the time to attend the FWC Commission Meetings Dec. 11 and 12 in Panama City Beach, take the time to use BHA’s online form to let your opinion be known, make a phone call . . . Follow Cast…

  • #112: The Gift Guide

    Stuffles.  Fried Honey Buns AND Krispy Kremes. Duck Season Recap.  Plus all the gifts you could ever want for Christmas, including: First Lite Fingerless Merino Wool Gloves Gator Breathable Waders Sitka Gear T-shirts Blackstone 17″ Griddle Alps Vanish Hunting Chair The North American Model of Conservation Book Smile Outside Conservation Series Books Peter Hathaway Capstick Books Sig Sauer P320x Compact LetterJoy IT Cosmetics Sunscreen Bombas Socks Darn Tough Socks Accusharp Sharpener Olukai Flip Flops 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…

  • Bacon Wrapped Dove

    Anything wrapped in bacon is good, right? The answer is a resounding “YES,”  but especially when it comes to dove. I’m willing to bet that most doves killed in the US get made into some form of jalapeno popper (not that there is anything wrong with that), but these little birds are so good in so many different ways! This recipe is how I cooked the last doves I had, and they were excellent! Add some butter, Worcestershire sauce, and a little seasoning and you have yourself the makings of a great meal! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20-30 min Oven Temp: 350 Ingredients: 6-8 dove breasts 3-4 strips…

  • #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

  • Conversations #9: Dr. Grace Sturdivant

    Dr. Grace Sturdivant is an Doctor of Audiology from Jackson, Mississippi.  A graduate of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, Grace has pursued hearing protection in the arena of shooting sports through her company, Otopro Technologies . . . we discuss why guns are bad for your ears, how hearing works, tailgating in SEC country, and the best types of protection from loud noises.  Also, peanut M&M’s. Find out more about Otopro Technologies and Grace’s work here. 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…

  • Jalapeno Popper Soup with Shredded Venison

    It’s Soup Season in Florida . . . There’s not much better than a warm bowl of soup on a Saturday afternoon – the ducks have been cleaned, the dogs are lazing away on the floor, college football is on a never ending loop on the TV, and this Jalapeno Popper Soup is ready and waiting to make your day complete! Crockpot Venison Roast 2-3 lb Venison roast (frozen or thawed) 2 cups of broth Salt & Pepper Season Roast with salt and pepper and cook in crock pot Frozen – 12 hours on low Thawed – 6-8 hours on low Once cooked shred and store – this will make…

  • #110: Conservation Funding and Stuffles

    This week, an NPR article and video around Conservation funding made the rounds on social media again, and, in classic Cast and Blast style, we decided to give our thoughts . . . Plus, we recap the youth hunt, our new Facebook group, the Mandalorian, socks, and more . . . 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…