• Conversations #2.4: Cindy Stites

    If you’re around the world of hunting recruitment, or outdoors podcasts, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with this week’s guest, Cindy Stites. Cindy is a volunteer extraordinaire, a huge advocate for several conservation organizations, a state archery instructor, a hunter safety instructor, and, in a word, she’s about as “real” as someone can get . . . We’ll talk about how she got into hunting, recruitment, diversity in the sport, an all-ladies Deer Camp, and . . . frosted animal crackers? If you want to hear more from Cindy, follow her blog at Whitetails and Running Trails, or follow her social media @othercindylou You can also hear her on:…

  • #127: Fair Chase

    How do you define Fair Chase?  What is it to you personally?  Is it different in hunting vs. fishing?  This week, we let our listeners take the lead on the Big Idea. Plus, Joe Exotic, Nate goes flyfishing, Keep and Release is back, and it’s a Great Day to Be Alive! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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 –…

  • Conversations #2.3: Ryan Hamm

    Ryan Hamm is with FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries – in this week’s episode, we chat about anything and everything, including R3 in fishing, Lake Management Plans, Triploid grass carp, basketball, and even a little hunting . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out 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…

  • #126: But We Feel Fine

    All anyone wants to talk about is the Coronavirus and the end of the world as we know it, but we’re here for you guys! This week, we do dabble into our take(s) on the Covid-19 pandemic, but then we pivot to what’s coming in Conversations, a Turkey season update (with a former co-host), social distancing, tarpon season, and a look ahead to future discussions! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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…

  • Conversations #2.2: Matt Pearce

    Matt Pearce is the current president of Florida Cattleman’s Association, a rancher, a hunter, and a conservationist. This week, we dive into how conservation and ranching go hand in hand, a heritage of Florida cattle, and how sharing that heritage has become a cornerstone of so many of Matt’s conversations We mentioned Matt’s Interview with Brad Phares on Between the Beaches – listen to that episode here Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • Conversations #2.1: Gabriella Hoffman

    Season 2 of Conversations and we are back with a bang! First up, we have a great discussion with Gabriella “Gabby” Hoffman as we discuss her writing, her work with non-profits, her podcast, District of Conversation, and more. Plus, we discuss her film series, “Conservation Nation” as well as her broad coverage of all things political and outdoors-related. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out 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 . . .…

  • #124: Super Tuesday

    Know what’s Super? Turkey Season.  Composting.  Catching snook and clear water and slams and “Conservation isn’t Convenient” shirts.  Phosphorus removal in Lake Apopka.  Running Shoes.  The trailer for the new Tom Hanks movie “Greyhound” . . . Plus, we talk spray haters, how to Macgyver a fuel pump, and announce the return of our conversations series! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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 –…

  • #121: Geography Lessons

    What does California’s struggle to fund conservation have to do with Florida? Listen to this week’s episode to find out. Plus, we discuss Ohio2 and Long Chile (and Anna’s Map), all the new reviews, and we see how many meetings Travis can make it to in a week! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…