• Conversations #8: Jared Frasier

    This week, we’re talking 2% for Conservation with Executive Director, Jared Frasier. Jared takes us through his upbringing in rural Wisconsin, to the seat of Conservation, Bozeman, Montana . . . Along the way we talk plumbing, why folks don’t show up to conservation events, Randy Newberg, and everything you’d ever want to know about one of the coolest organizations in conservation. Sign up for 2% as a FREE Member 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…

  • #109: Gun Stuff

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Guns. We talk about them all the time in passing, but, thanks to this recent piece from Guns and Ammo, we decided to unpack some of the more confusing terms you’ll hear tossed around in firearms circles. Plus – Nate decides to take up hunting, Emily takes a run at vegan-ism, and Travis recaps Alabama vs. LSU. 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 . . .…

  • #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…

  • Recipes: Fried Honey Buns

    We’ve talked about it for 2 weeks, so we decided it was time to put a marker down.  Here’s the recipe for the greatest breakfast snack of all time – fried Honey Buns. Credit goes to Josh Raggio of Raggio Custom Calls for bringing this culinary delight to our attention. It’s also important to note that these are not DEEP FRIED Honey Buns – that is a bit much! These are much healthier than those!* Ingredients: Box of Little Debbie Honey Buns Bacon Grease Directions: This ain’t rocket science, y’all. Get your bacon grease hot, add in the honey buns (unwrapped), cook for about 90 seconds per side.  Serve warm.…

  • #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 #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…

  • #105: Stages of a Sportsman

    This week, we take a run at the University of Wisconsin’s study from the 70’s on the “Stages of a Hunter” – here’s a link to the article we referenced, and we’re looking forward to receiving some feedback on this discussion. Plus, our rankings of the top Fast Food restaurants, the issue with Georgia sports, southern Zodiac signs, and Fried Honey Buns . . . Again. Here’s a link to the Hunting Collective interview with Valerius Geist Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow…

  • #104: The Small Game Draft

    No Nate, No Emily – this week, Travis is in Mississippi and is joined by Chad Rischar and Josh Watts from Southeast Backcountry Hunters and Anglers as we discuss our recent event at Raggio’s Custom Calls, the challenges faced by living in Mississippi, and our favorite small game pursuits. For more on Raggio’s Custom Calls, click here For more information on Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, click here Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! 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…

  • Conversations #2: Eric Weather

    Remember, as a kid, how you wanted to take your net and catch one of every little fish and crab and creature on the grass flats behind your hotel when you were on your Florida vacation? That’s Eric Weather’s job. Eric is a biologist with FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), and this week he spends an hour with us discussing how he got to Florida, his love of the water and everything in it, and how FWRI informs so many of the fisheries decisions we see as anglers! Indices of Relative Abundance The McCall’s Basin Theory of sampling for fish The Otolith (ear stone) for aging fish If…