• 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…

  • Conversations #7: Bill Cooksey

    This week, we catch up with Bill Cooksey of Vanishing Paradise.  Bill and I chat about waterfowl, conservation, duck calling, classic outdoor writers, and more . . . Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! 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

  • #108: the North American Model of Conservation

    The North American Conservation Model. We toss this term around pretty frequently on our show, and we hear it mentioned on other podcasts and platforms on a regular basis . . . but, what does it mean? This week, we take a run at unpacking the model, in a quick hit fashion, to at least bring it to the surface for future conversations. Plus – Our favorite redheads, Nate’s weekly football allegiance update, Emily recommends a curling iron (sorta), and more! Links: Shane Mahoney The North American Model of Conservation Book Want to take action on the Bear Hunt?  Here’s the link to our Take Action page Or – take…

  • Conversations #3: Josh Raggio

    One of the most renowned call makers of our time, Josh Raggio sits down with Travis to discuss bullfighting, college baseball, honey buns, conservation, his family . . . oh, and duck calls. We’re still working out kinks on our remote recording setup, so it’s a little “muffled” but the content is too good to pass up. Here’s the link to Josh’s website. Here’s the link to the new trailer we spoke about in the episode . . . Want more Josh?  Here’s a link to his most recent episode with Rocky Leflore on the End of the Line Podcast – (there are more on Rocky’s page, look for those…