• Conversations 2.9: Danielle Kirkland, FWC Invasive Plant Management

    Chances are, if you’re listening to an outdoors podcast, you’ve heard some mention of the topic of Spraying.  We toss around binary concepts – stop spraying, ban chemicals, poison . . . In this week’s conversation, we take a measured approach with an expert on the subject, FWC’s Danielle Kirkland, a leader in the state’s Invasive Plant Management Team. We go into detail on why spraying occurs, why natives matter, why managing invasives needs to continue, how herbicides are approved for usage, the creation of muck, lake levels, and pay to spray – plus why Danielle does what she does . . . You do not want to miss this…

  • #133: Water

    The Savings Clause.  WRDA.  Lake Levels.  LOSOM. LORS. Everglades Restoration. What does all of it mean? This week, we give our takes on the things you hear so much about on a recurring basis from so many of the non-profits – we’re not experts, but we try to take an inquisitive and thoughtful approach to what’s going on with Florida’s most precious resource . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • Conversations 2.8: Nicole Qualtieri

    If you’ve listened to our podcast for any length of time, Tuesdays or Thursdays, you’ve heard us mention Nicole Qualtieri – she was the guest Editor of Volume 4 of Modern Huntsman, she created an all-women’s Deer Camp, she’s the hunting and fishing editor at Gear Junkie, a former employee of both Meateater AND BHA – and we have just the sort of meandering conversation you think we’d have – conservation funding, women in hunting, truth in reviews, the Office – you name it, we cover it in this, uhhh, unorthodox chat! Follow Nicole on Instagram – Twitter Find Nicole’s Writings at Gear Junkie Go to Patreon and become a…

  • #132: Moms, Pellet Grills, and the Savings Clause

    We wanted to do a podcast about moms in the outdoors, but that turned out to be harder to accomplish than we thought.  So we do our best, ask for some help, and keep moving! This week, songs about moms, some thoughts on our moms, famous outdoors moms, a strange segue into the world of pellet grills, vacuum cleaners, apple watches, a rescheduled wedding, and Travis rants about a failure of leadership in the conservation world . . . Plus, new reviews, feedback on the dog draft, and #whileIcastandblast . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • Conversations 2.7: Rebekah Knight

    If you’re not already following Rebekah Knight on social media, you’re missing some of the best wildlife art on the planet.  This week, she joins us to discuss how the duck stamp process works, her process for creating art, where she finds inspiration, what she struggles with, advice for new artists, and so much more! You can find Rebekah’s website here, her Instagram here, and her FB here Some links we mentioned in our conversation: Friends of the Duck Stamp The Junior Duck Stamp Program The Million Dollar Duck Documentary Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark…

  • #131: the Dog Draft

    We’ve been trying to pull this together for a long time, but today it’s finally here – the Dog Draft . . . We take turns picking our favorite upland and waterfowl dogs, and we are joined by Scott Heath, a longtime listener and member of the NAVHDA Palmetto Chapter! But don’t worry, Emily’s still here for “What’s New” where we discuss duck stamps and ballet workouts, and Keep and Release, where we discuss the Sandlot, That Thing You Do, audio engineers, bad reviews, and gun safes! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out…

  • #130: the Show About Nothing

    You know how you can lay out the best plans – a podcast, complete with guests from another state, all about the indomitable boat snack queen, Little Debbie? Imagine that, only imagine that 2020 strikes again, this time at our audio, rendering us unable to bring forth penetrating diagnoses regarding Banana Twins, Boston Creme Rolls, and Cosmic Brownies.  In lieu, our intrepid regulars return, this time to talk about, well, nothing in particular, which includes turkey calls, cast iron cooking, working out, and freezer alarms. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish…

  • Conversations 2.6: Todd Waldron

    When we think of important voices on the landscape of conservation, Todd Waldron is a name that comes up over and over again. A conservationist by choice AND career, Todd has carved out a fascinating slice of the outdoors world, be it with his East to West Podcast, his new adventure with Modern Carnivore, Hunt to Eat, BHA, or any of a number of other pursuits. This week, we go on a journey as Todd unfolds his story and we discuss what the future holds for the things we love! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark…

  • Conversations #2.5: John Cooper

    Where are all the ducks? Spend any time on any waterfowl page or forum or boat ramp and this is a topic that will inevitably come up – are there less ducks?  Is the migration changing?  Where are they going? This week, it’s a huge privilege to be joined by John Cooper . . . John is a Vietnam Veteran, a 20+ year USFWS officer, a South Dakota Cabinet Secretary, a Commissioner, one time head of AFWA, a DU volunteer, and more. He was generous enough to give us a bit of his time this week as we wander through the idea of “where are the ducks?” and the variables…

  • #128: Making the Best of it

    This week, we’re talking about how to make the most out of the crappy situation of this pandemic – from shotgun cleaning to turkey hunting to exercising, gardening, reading, and more. Links: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford Floating Drink Holders for your pool LaCrosse Freezer Monitor and Alarm Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing…