• Conversations #6: Florida Black Bear Roundtable

    Everywhere you turn in Florida, hunters and environmental groups are talking about the recently released Bear Management Plan from Florida Wildlife Commission. In a different format for our “Conversations” show, we invited a couple of buddies over to discuss our take on the Bear Management Plan, why Bear Hunting should matter to ALL outdoorspeople, and where we think this whole discussion should go! Want to take action?  Here’s the link to our Take Action page Here’s the link to BHA’s Political Action Page Here’s the link to the Bear Management Plan Here’s the link to submit comments to the survey for FWC on Black Bears Click here to e-mail the…

  • Conversations #5: Adam Bass

    Adam Bass is a rising star on the nature photography circuit, but his real passion?  Conservation. Any time the two of us get together, we pump each other up chatting about the Rural and Family Lands program, Florida Forever, Duck Hunting, what makes the perfect picture, and how many duck boats are enough? Find Adam online here! Love our theme song?  Check out Trail Diver (the song is called “Citrus”) 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…

  • #106: Open Threads

    Last week, we talked about the Stages of a Hunter, and asked for your feedback. Y’all came through in a major way! This week, we read through and discuss our thoughts on your thoughts about recruitment, fly fishing, and fast food restaurants. Plus, Emily falls over, Nate bemoans Georgia, and Travis tosses shade around like he’s an oak tree. Here’s the link to Nate’s Keep, the Hot Ones Youtube Channel Here’s the link to Simon Sinek’s Google Talk (if you own a business, this is for you!) and here’s a link to his new book, The Infinite Game! Here’s a link to the trailer for Top Gun Maverick, because it’s…

  • 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…