• 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…

  • #133: Water

    The Savings Clause.  WRDA.  Lake Levels.  LOSOM. LORS. Everglades Restoration. What does all of it mean? This week, we give our takes on the things you hear so much about on a recurring basis from so many of the non-profits – we’re not experts, but we try to take an inquisitive and thoughtful approach to what’s going on with Florida’s most precious resource . . . 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…

  • 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…

  • #132: Moms, Pellet Grills, and the Savings Clause

    We wanted to do a podcast about moms in the outdoors, but that turned out to be harder to accomplish than we thought.  So we do our best, ask for some help, and keep moving! This week, songs about moms, some thoughts on our moms, famous outdoors moms, a strange segue into the world of pellet grills, vacuum cleaners, apple watches, a rescheduled wedding, and Travis rants about a failure of leadership in the conservation world . . . Plus, new reviews, feedback on the dog draft, and #whileIcastandblast . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • #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 #2.3: Ryan Hamm

    Ryan Hamm is with FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries – in this week’s episode, we chat about anything and everything, including R3 in fishing, Lake Management Plans, Triploid grass carp, basketball, and even a little hunting . . . 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 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…

  • #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…

  • Conversations #2.2: Matt Pearce

    Matt Pearce is the current president of Florida Cattleman’s Association, a rancher, a hunter, and a conservationist. This week, we dive into how conservation and ranching go hand in hand, a heritage of Florida cattle, and how sharing that heritage has become a cornerstone of so many of Matt’s conversations We mentioned Matt’s Interview with Brad Phares on Between the Beaches – listen to that episode 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…

  • #122: Death by Meeting

    This week, we provide a recap on the various agency meetings from the past week, our thoughts on the snook/redfish/trout closure extension, the Spray Protest, paying to cull whitetails.  Plus, new reviews, Paul Cauthen, and pizza toppings. Links: Michigan culling Deer herds The Coyote Incident Public Land Tees 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 – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily…

  • #121: Geography Lessons

    What does California’s struggle to fund conservation have to do with Florida? Listen to this week’s episode to find out. Plus, we discuss Ohio2 and Long Chile (and Anna’s Map), all the new reviews, and we see how many meetings Travis can make it to in a week! 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 – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily…