• 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,…

  • Conversations #10: Clay Newcomb

    This week, we’re chatting with Clay Newcomb from Bear Hunting Magazine. In light of the upcoming FWC Commissioners’ meeting to discuss the Bear Management Plan, we’ve been working with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to unite Hunters and Conservationists and inform folks about the true application of conservation principles and practices with sustainable resources and sound scientific measures in game management. We hope you’ll enjoy this conversation, and we hope you’ll take the time to attend the FWC Commission Meetings Dec. 11 and 12 in Panama City Beach, take the time to use BHA’s online form to let your opinion be known, make a phone call . . . Follow Cast…

  • #108: the North American Model of Conservation

    The North American Conservation Model. We toss this term around pretty frequently on our show, and we hear it mentioned on other podcasts and platforms on a regular basis . . . but, what does it mean? This week, we take a run at unpacking the model, in a quick hit fashion, to at least bring it to the surface for future conversations. Plus – Our favorite redheads, Nate’s weekly football allegiance update, Emily recommends a curling iron (sorta), and more! Links: Shane Mahoney The North American Model of Conservation Book Want to take action on the Bear Hunt?  Here’s the link to our Take Action page Or – take…

  • 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…

  • #68: the FWC Wishlist

    With the FWC Commissioner’s meeting right around the corner, and with the Commission’s recent announcement about the suspension of spraying, we felt like it was time to take a look at our wishlist for our sports’ governing body. Plus, we draft theme songs from TV shows. To donate to the teacher’s gofundme that Emily mentioned, 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…