• #115: 2020, the Year in Review

    New Year, same train wreck of a podcast. This year, like so many years before it, we boldly let you know what’s going to happen in the outdoors world in 2020 BEFORE it’s even happened.  Try getting that from Meateater! Plus, we spend a good bit of time recapping Cindy Stites recent recaps of Deer Camp (read the posts here and here and hear us talk about it at 31:10), Ian Nance’s new Outdoor Power Rankings (read it here; we talk about it at 36:25), Backcountry Hunters and Anglers events in both Florida AND Georgia, and whether or not it will ever.  Stop.  #^$&*!%. Raining. Become a friend of the…

  • #114: Loose Ends

    That’s a wrap on 2019 – we gave you 65 hours of content, culminating in this mess of a podcast! Thank you all so much for all your support and being part of the Cast and Blast Family!  We’ll see you in 2020!!! 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 Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Commissioners, I wanted to reach out to your prior to this week’s Commission meetings in Panama City Beach. I wish I could be there. I tried. I pushed hard. I’ve been to the past 4-5 meetings, but, as a full-time waterfowl guide, this one was tough to pull off. See, I have a client flying in to hunt the day of the meetings from out of state. This gentleman has harvested 42 species of waterfowl, and only needs the Florida mottled duck to complete his slam. We’ve planned the hunt since June. If everything goes according to plan, there will be a celebration in a Central Florida Swamp Tuesday morning,…

  • Why Misses Matter

    Throughout duck season, we’ll attempt to keep you abreast of what we’re thinking, Monday Morning Quarterback-style, just with less football and more waterfowl There was a time when Will didn’t want to hunt. He was slight of build, which was tough to sort out with gun sizing, to say nothing of recoil in the way it related to the featherlight guns he could handle. The first duck he ever shot, a pin-feathered bluebill that graces our living room wall, was followed by tears, due in large part to his first experience with #4 steel shot against his shoulder.  I wasn’t sure he’d ever come around on it. It’s a tough…

  • Conversations #7: Bill Cooksey

    This week, we catch up with Bill Cooksey of Vanishing Paradise.  Bill and I chat about waterfowl, conservation, duck calling, classic outdoor writers, and more . . . Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! 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

  • Conversations #4: Justin Seelig

    Hand Carving Decoys. It’s one of the more nostalgic and romantic notions in waterfowling, and this week we’re talking to the man who WAS the decoy carver laureate of Florida.  Justin takes us through his introduction to hunting, his passion for carving, how he started out, and what’s next for him and his girlfriend, Melissa! One of the most renowned call makers of our time, Josh Raggio sits down with Travis to discuss bullfighting, college baseball, honey buns, conservation, his family . . . oh, and duck calls. We’re still working out kinks on our remote recording setup, so it’s a little “muffled” but the content is too good to…

  • 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 . . .…

  • #102 – Dos and Don’ts of Duck Season

    This week, we offer our insights to the do’s and don’ts of Florida waterfowling . . . Plus, we rank our favorite seasons (of the year, not the Office), Nate offers a weather report, a recap of early teal and wood duck, and Travis gives his thoughts on the new FWC Aquatic Plant Management Technical Advisory Group. Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! Keeps: Emily – Bob and Brad’s Physical Therapy Youtube Channel Nate – Hunt41 Youtube Channel 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…

  • #85: What’s New, Travis?

    Probably the greatest anonymous mailbag advice ever, plus we talk Spraying, Florida Fishing Products, tarpon, Casselberry, and the Live Show! 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 – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #81.5 – Casselberry, FWC, and the Future of Duck Hunting

    Here’s what we know about the recent ban on waterfowl hunting inside the City of Casselberry, Florida . . . Our conversations with FWC, the non-profits, stakeholders, and where do we go from here? Forgive the rambling, quick edit – we wanted to get this information out to you guys as quickly as possible . . . 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…