• Conversations #1: Eric Orlando

    Our first foray into deep dives around Florida Outdoors, we did a call with Eric Orlando of 6 Drakes Photography. I call Eric “the most interesting man in Florida” – because he really is – dog training, photography, duck hunting, smoke phase turkeys, wingbone calls, catching snakes – we cover the gamut of topics in an hour! Find Eric on Social Media  – Instagram – Facebook Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . 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 . . .…

  • #99: the Insignificant Wish Theory

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz What if you found a genie in a bottle that granted you any wish, with the one caveat that those wishes had to be . . . insignificant? No “million dollars” or “a hundred wishes” – but we chat sunglasses, bird dogs, gulp shrimp, duck hunting, and more. Plus, toll roads, Guana development, Shakespeare lines, our favorite Office characters, Engel Coolers, Meateater’s “Das Boat,” and so much more! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class…

  • #92: ICAST, 2019

    It’s time for our annual ICAST recap, including our favorite products, the craziest things we saw, Bill Dance, and the Trolling Motor Wars. Plus, 2020 campaign slogans, FWC meetings, Alabama State Parks, and the nuance of drama in the Florida Waterfowling Community. Get your live show tickets here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . 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…

  • #89: Deer Fangs, Zombie Mullet, and Python Hunters

    The links: Zombie Mullet in the St. Johns River Aquifers under the sea Deer with makeup and fangs Python Hunters can use shotguns now the Hired Guns of Instagram Meateater buys FirstLite Gov. Desantis Signs Largest Environmental Budget in Florida History Travis’ Release – Fishing Brands Squabble – who owns rights to the upside down Florida Logo Nate’s Keep – Crispi Summit GTX Travis’ Keep Read – Chad Rischar’s 21st Century Conservationists approach Travis’ Keep Watch – The new Yeti Commercial with 1000 Miles from Nowhere Travis’ Keep Buy – Fundraiser for books – Drake’s Hunting Adventures Get your live show tickets here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get…

  • On Teachers and Legacy . . .

    Mrs. McCarty had this contest. It was 4th grade, and it was me or Carey Corbett, and the idea was to see how many of Florida’s counties we could name.  We tied.  Then we had to name the county seats.  Carey won.  But I gave her a heck of a fight.  We read a Land Remembered and studied the Seminole Wars and Flagler and Plant. It was that year that I realized that I loved Florida, that I understood her, that she came easy to me. Mrs. Long accompanied us to the PEER center, a local wildlife rehab facility. The first pine snake I’d ever seen, a scavenger hunt through…

  • #80: The Magazines

    Florida Sportsman.  Field and Stream.  Garden and Gun.  Modern Huntsman. We’ve taken on the herculean task of ranking our top 9 outdoor magazines – hear our list, and let us know what we missed! Here’s the piece Travis discussed in his release, regarding the unmanaged growth our state is facing . . . Here’s the article about the 10 year old squaring off with the shark! Here’s the link to Brene Brown’s website . . . Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . 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 . . .…

  • #77: So You Wanna Come to Florida

    This week, we spend a few minutes discussing some ways to sneak in an outdoors break on your Florida trip this summer, be it a vacation to the theme park or beach, or a quick morning session during that tech conference in Orlando! Plus, we chat about the Keith Olbermann/Turkey fiasco in our “Release” . . . We draft our favorite Sports Movies of all time in honor of Opening Day . . . Tina from accounting calls in to the show . . . and we chat Rinella’s new Stars in the Sky documentary . . . Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Come…

  • #74: The New Green Deal

    That’s what’s called a “Bait and Switch” – there is NO political discussion of the New Green Deal – Guaranteed! Join us as we return to our roots and draft all of our favorite Green Things in the Outdoors! Plus – Emily misunderstands the rules (again), we chat about the Ron Bergeron appointment in South Florida, and new content in the outdoors world . . . Here’s a link to Nate’s Keep, the Hunting Public Youtube channel . . . Here’s a link to the GoWild App and the Restless Native podcast Here’s a link to buy a shirt and support the show! Wanna join our Cast and Fat Blast…

  • #72: Saving Marriages and Hydrilla

    This week, we’re recapping the many, many, many FWC meetings over the past month. Plus, we basically save a listener’s marriage, discuss Botswana’s elephant situation, and review the basics of fire safety with Emily! Here’s a link to buy a shirt and support the show! Wanna join our Cast and Fat Blast Challenge? Click 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 – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #62: Hunting and Ecology with David Mizejewski

    If you don’t know David Mizejewski, he’s a naturalist, spokesperson, and television personality for the National Wildlife Federation.  He’s appeared on the Today Show, Wendy Williams, Conan, Good Morning America, and more, as well as hosted shows on Animal Planet and NatGeo. We invited him to join us to discuss his perspective on hunting . . . An ecologist who doesn’t hunt, we felt like this was a great opportunity to hear from a voice who is both important in conservation and could provide a non-hunter’s point of view on some of our favorite pastimes . . . Follow David here: Website – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Keeps: Nate: …