• 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…

  • #130: the Show About Nothing

    You know how you can lay out the best plans – a podcast, complete with guests from another state, all about the indomitable boat snack queen, Little Debbie? Imagine that, only imagine that 2020 strikes again, this time at our audio, rendering us unable to bring forth penetrating diagnoses regarding Banana Twins, Boston Creme Rolls, and Cosmic Brownies.  In lieu, our intrepid regulars return, this time to talk about, well, nothing in particular, which includes turkey calls, cast iron cooking, working out, and freezer alarms. 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…

  • #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…

  • Conversations #2.4: Cindy Stites

    If you’re around the world of hunting recruitment, or outdoors podcasts, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with this week’s guest, Cindy Stites. Cindy is a volunteer extraordinaire, a huge advocate for several conservation organizations, a state archery instructor, a hunter safety instructor, and, in a word, she’s about as “real” as someone can get . . . We’ll talk about how she got into hunting, recruitment, diversity in the sport, an all-ladies Deer Camp, and . . . frosted animal crackers? If you want to hear more from Cindy, follow her blog at Whitetails and Running Trails, or follow her social media @othercindylou You can also hear her on:…

  • Bonus Episode: The Tiger King

    Normally, this is something only Patrons of the show would see.  But, because of the current economic environment and the fact that we want our community to all be able to engage in these conversations, we decided to drop a Bonus Episode during this quarantine . . . We’re going to take a full hour and unpack all that we know and love about the Tiger King, Netflix’s new special series. Our favorite moments, our unsung heroes, loose ends, trivia, and a complete casting for the movie version – if you’ve caught yourself humming “I Saw a Tiger” as you wander around your quarantined world, this is the podcast you…

  • #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…