• #143: Odds and Ends

    Follow ups on the waders conversation, including what we wear underneath it, thoughts on the new edition of Modern Huntsman magazine, more than you’d ever want to know about headlamps AND fishing line, scouting for alligators, brisket tips, socks, and the strangely bizarre case of the Kentucky Commissioner of Wildlife. Plus, deer season opens in South Florida, Top Gun delays, and reviews of like all the podcasts in the world! 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 quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions…

  • Conversations #2.16: The North American Model, with John Cooper

    We interviewed John Cooper earlier this season regarding the changes we’ve seen to migratory waterfowl patterns.  You can hear that interview here. Now, we’re doing a deep dive into the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation – the Bible for Wildlife Managers . . . The 7 Tenets, how the model is funded, is the model the blanket framework for all conservation, what is the path forward for both funding and these guidelines, why private lands AND public lands AND parks all matter, Chronic Wasting Disease, the Land Water Conservation Fund, the Great American Outdoors Act, Missouri v. Holland, and what’s next for Sportsmen . . . Here’s the book,…

  • #142: Wading In

    Waders. Every duck hunter has a love/hate relationship with waders. On one hand, when they work, they’re the greatest invention of all time.  But.  When they don’t. Well – let’s just say it can make for a very “moist” season. What do we look for in waders, what do we like, dislike, want, and what we bought! Plus, free advice on non-lead shot, Foster Dogs, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Mesh Pants, unity sandwiches, the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and the Great American Outdoors Act! Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett…

  • Conversations #2.15: Dr. Jason Ferrell

    Dr. Jason Ferrell is the director of the Center for Aquatic Invasive Plants at the University of Florida. In short, he’s an expert on the subject of one of the hottest topics in Florida: invasive plant, which in turn are generally handled by spraying. In this conversation, we unpack these plants and their behaviors, herbicides, both the good and bad sides, and we go in depth on aquatic harvesters, including detailed discussion of the recent pilot study done on Lake Toho.  This is a packed episode with a ton of amazing information around a very difficult subject . . . Please listen and share . . . Go to Patreon…

  • #141: What’s New, ICAST?

    Every year, we do a “New Product Showcase” Review from our time at the ICAST Fishing Industry Trade Show . . . With this year’s show being virtual, we decided to take a different tact and wander through the New Product Showcase Winners – while this goes against our governing principle of always looking for the innovation and newcomers, it also saved us hours upon hours of combing the internet doing research! With that said, here’s our take on the New Product Showcase winners, including the Best in Show Kayak with a built in trolling motor . . . Plus, we defend Power-pole’s honor, we talk about hope for the…

  • 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…

  • #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…

  • Conversations #2.13: Chad Crawford

    Chad Crawford is the creator of How to Do Florida, one of the most beloved local show ever produced about the Sunshine State . . . From Springs to Wrecks to Swamps, coastline to coastline, he’s brought us the very best Florida has to offer. This week, we’re able to sit down and discuss Chad’s backstory, his hunting pursuits, his other shows, including the Outsiders Club and Flip My Florida Yard, his hopes for Conservation and celebrating our state even more . . . Plus, in an unprecedented move, he turns the interview around on Travis. Find How to Do Florida Here Flip My Florida Yard – check it out…

  • #136: the One about Conservation

    What happens when you take an article entitled “The Message of Conservation Failed” and mix it with the North American Conservation Model, Space X, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and Fisheries Management, while at the same time giving the funny host the week off and letting the other one take a break to (airquotes) “get married” . . . This. 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…

  • Conversations 2.9: Danielle Kirkland, FWC Invasive Plant Management

    Chances are, if you’re listening to an outdoors podcast, you’ve heard some mention of the topic of Spraying.  We toss around binary concepts – stop spraying, ban chemicals, poison . . . In this week’s conversation, we take a measured approach with an expert on the subject, FWC’s Danielle Kirkland, a leader in the state’s Invasive Plant Management Team. We go into detail on why spraying occurs, why natives matter, why managing invasives needs to continue, how herbicides are approved for usage, the creation of muck, lake levels, and pay to spray – plus why Danielle does what she does . . . You do not want to miss this…