• Conversations #9: Dr. Grace Sturdivant

    Dr. Grace Sturdivant is an Doctor of Audiology from Jackson, Mississippi.  A graduate of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, Grace has pursued hearing protection in the arena of shooting sports through her company, Otopro Technologies . . . we discuss why guns are bad for your ears, how hearing works, tailgating in SEC country, and the best types of protection from loud noises.  Also, peanut M&M’s. Find out more about Otopro Technologies and Grace’s work 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…

  • 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 #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…

  • #98: Catfished

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Catfished. The idea that someone tricks you into thinking something is something else – whether it’s someone online looking to usurp your family fortune or an outdoors brand looking to separate you from your hard earned cash, catfishing is a part of our new normal. Plus, a brief recap of the Live Show! 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 . . . Connect with the gang…

  • #83: Almost About Fishing

    This week, we take a run at some of our favorite non-tackle accessories on the boat – well, at least Travis does! Plus, we chat about the recent viral raccoon on a boat video, the merits of a lease vs. hunting with your buddies, new hubs for the trailer, and our upcoming vacation! 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:…

  • #80: The Magazines

    Florida Sportsman.  Field and Stream.  Garden and Gun.  Modern Huntsman. We’ve taken on the herculean task of ranking our top 9 outdoor magazines – hear our list, and let us know what we missed! Here’s the piece Travis discussed in his release, regarding the unmanaged growth our state is facing . . . Here’s the article about the 10 year old squaring off with the shark! Here’s the link to Brene Brown’s website . . . 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 . . .…

  • #64: What We’d Give for Christmas

    ‘Tis the Season to be . . . giving? Most podcasts are mailing it in this time of year . . . but not us!  We’re coming in hot and heavy with what we’d give this Christmas to various things in our lives. Plus, we draft Christmas songs, which is pretty much a train wreck. This is our last episode until 2019 – Thank you all for all your support this past year – Merry Christmas to you all, and Happy New Year!!! 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…

  • #59: Are There Too Many Duck Hunters?

    This week, we tackle something near and dear to our hearts . . . the debate about recruiting new waterfowlers to our sport and, potentially, our spots. But, before we get to that, we draft country music artists, discuss BHA’s latest promotion, pay your age hunts, our missing fishin’, and more! Here’s the link to the Delta Waterfowl Article we referenced during the show! Keep: Emily – The 90’s Country Spotify Playlist – warning: DOES contain Kenny Chesney, and the Myofascial Ball Release video that changed her life Travis – This study on how most Americans aren’t actually that “Woke” Nate – Red Dead Redemption 2!!!! Follow Cast and Blast…

  • #55: The More You Know

    Remember “The More You Know” from NBC Saturday Morning? This is the podcast equivalent of Blossom talking about reading or Matthew Perry talking about exercise or Al Roker talking about being a good dad, only it’s us talking about outdoors things. Predator Swamping.  Protandric Hermaphroditism. Additive vs. Compensatory harvest. Plus, French Fries, April Vokey, Hurricanes, Hot  Weather hatred, and Beef Jerky! Here’s the link to the article Travis mentioned about Waterfowl Surveys Keeps: Nate – the BHA Patagonia GOSA Event – if you’re in the Greater ATL area, make sure you don’t miss this event! Emily – Florida’s Finest Beef Jerky – We discovered this at the Florida Sportsman show…