• 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…

  • #76: Superlatives

    Remember high school?  Cutest couple, most likely to succeed, getting your head shoved in a locker? 2 outta 3 ain’t bad. This week, we take a shot at our favorite outdoor superlatives, including beef jerky, Power-poles, and Joyce’s Dock! Links: Sand County Almanac – by Aldo Leopold Nate’s Bino purse/harness Come hear Travis at Salt Pines in Tampa on April 9th (free – register 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…

  • #71: Questions That Need Answers

    Why do mullet jump? Who wins a fight between a snook and a bass? We’re coming at you with our questions that need to be answered, plus answers for those questions . . . AND we discuss the illegitimate love child of Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney, attendance at the FWC spray meetings, great feuds in history, Elk meat, the Beatles, and fake eyelashes . . . Here’s the link to the trailer for Yesterday, the Beatles movie Travis talked about . . . Here’s the link to the Rothy’s shoes Em talked about . . . Here’s a link to buy a shirt and support the show! Follow Cast…

  • #69: A Requiem for Duck Season

    It’s over! Emily’s long, national nightmare has come to an end!  This week, we discuss what we’re gonna be doing now that there’s only 7 months until duck season! Want to get in shape with the Cast and (FAT) Blast Workout group? Fill out Em’s survey here! Have an opinion on the spraying taking place on our lakes? FWC wants to hear from you. Here’s a collection of all meetings requesting public input. The meetings will be held at the following times and locations (all meetings are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. local time): • Feb. 6 – Kissimmee: County Commission Chambers, fourth-floor Osceola County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square…

  • #57: Baboons, Ethics, and Blake Fischer

    By now, everyone in the hunting and fishing world has seen the story about Idaho Game Commissioner, Blake Fischer. This is our discussion. Plus – hunts for new duck hunters, discourse over division, and Emily cries. Book a hunt for a new duck hunter by e-mailing or messaging Travis. Travis kept District of Conservation, a new podcast by Friend of the Show Gabriella Hoffman – click here to find Gabby’s podcast! Interested in a discount on a Darkwater Call? Enter code CB20 at checkout at darkwatercalls.com Here’s a pic of the decoy Emily mentioned in our keep segment – made by Justin Seelig of Southern Roots Outfitters, it’s a mottled…

  • #53: Jumping Sharks

    We live in amazing times – Youtube, Cable, Satellite – so many choices for outdoor programming. But what if we could re-invent the genre? This week, we put ourselves in the director’s chair(s) and pitch our best ideas for new outdoor entertainment. Here’s the link to Travis’ column on the loss of our beloved French Brittany, Coleman. Here’s the link to the Peterson’s Hunting article Nate discussed about Hunters and Non-Hunters co-existing . . . 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…