• Carpaccio

    Heres a dish thats simple and elegant. Widely adaptable to many proteins and accompaniments, its original preparation has, in a short time, earned it a place in culinary history for generations to come. The dish, based on a northern Italian “carne crudo” originated in Venice, Italy in 1950. After doctors recommended an Italian countess include raw meat in her diet, Giuseppe Cipriani of Harrys Bar created Carpaccio for her visit. Named after 16th century painter Vittore Carpaccio, known for his use of rich red tones, contrasted with white. This dish combines the necessary elements of fat, salt, and acid that compliment raw proteins. Following will be a traditional preparation, as…

  • #116: Resolutions 101

    Everyone knows that resolutions are a terrible idea – you make some bold proclamation like “I’m gonna lose 150 lbs this year” or “I’m going to summit Kilmanjaro” and you have forgotten it by January 15th! Not to worry, your fearless co-hosts at the Cast and Blast Florida Podcast are here to help you lower your resolution goals, which will in turn help you become so accustomed to making your resolutions stick, which will in turn help you skydive/zipline/shark cage dive/whatever. Plus, we talk sewage management, post-outdoor-excursion breakfasts, Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, snook fishing, decoys, and much, much more! Become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with…

  • #115: 2020, the Year in Review

    New Year, same train wreck of a podcast. This year, like so many years before it, we boldly let you know what’s going to happen in the outdoors world in 2020 BEFORE it’s even happened.  Try getting that from Meateater! Plus, we spend a good bit of time recapping Cindy Stites recent recaps of Deer Camp (read the posts here and here and hear us talk about it at 31:10), Ian Nance’s new Outdoor Power Rankings (read it here; we talk about it at 36:25), Backcountry Hunters and Anglers events in both Florida AND Georgia, and whether or not it will ever.  Stop.  #^$&*!%. Raining. Become a friend of the…

  • #114: Loose Ends

    That’s a wrap on 2019 – we gave you 65 hours of content, culminating in this mess of a podcast! Thank you all so much for all your support and being part of the Cast and Blast Family!  We’ll see you in 2020!!! 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 Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • 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,…

  • Jalapeno Popper Soup with Shredded Venison

    It’s Soup Season in Florida . . . There’s not much better than a warm bowl of soup on a Saturday afternoon – the ducks have been cleaned, the dogs are lazing away on the floor, college football is on a never ending loop on the TV, and this Jalapeno Popper Soup is ready and waiting to make your day complete! Crockpot Venison Roast 2-3 lb Venison roast (frozen or thawed) 2 cups of broth Salt & Pepper Season Roast with salt and pepper and cook in crock pot Frozen – 12 hours on low Thawed – 6-8 hours on low Once cooked shred and store – this will make…

  • #110: Conservation Funding and Stuffles

    This week, an NPR article and video around Conservation funding made the rounds on social media again, and, in classic Cast and Blast style, we decided to give our thoughts . . . Plus, we recap the youth hunt, our new Facebook group, the Mandalorian, socks, and more . . . 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 Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window…

  • 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…

  • #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…