• Conversations #10: Clay Newcomb

    This week, we’re chatting with Clay Newcomb from Bear Hunting Magazine. In light of the upcoming FWC Commissioners’ meeting to discuss the Bear Management Plan, we’ve been working with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to unite Hunters and Conservationists and inform folks about the true application of conservation principles and practices with sustainable resources and sound scientific measures in game management. We hope you’ll enjoy this conversation, and we hope you’ll take the time to attend the FWC Commission Meetings Dec. 11 and 12 in Panama City Beach, take the time to use BHA’s online form to let your opinion be known, make a phone call . . . Follow Cast…

  • #112: The Gift Guide

    Stuffles.  Fried Honey Buns AND Krispy Kremes. Duck Season Recap.  Plus all the gifts you could ever want for Christmas, including: First Lite Fingerless Merino Wool Gloves Gator Breathable Waders Sitka Gear T-shirts Blackstone 17″ Griddle Alps Vanish Hunting Chair The North American Model of Conservation Book Smile Outside Conservation Series Books Peter Hathaway Capstick Books Sig Sauer P320x Compact LetterJoy IT Cosmetics Sunscreen Bombas Socks Darn Tough Socks Accusharp Sharpener Olukai Flip Flops 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…

  • #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…

  • #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…

  • #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…

  • #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…

  • #103: You Might Be a Florida Outdoorsman, if . . .

    This week, we’re channeling our best Jeff Foxworthy impersonation as we discuss the things that make the fine folks in Florida different from the other 49 states! Plus, FWC meetings, Nate rides a scooter, and Emily likes limes! 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 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…

  • #102 – Dos and Don’ts of Duck Season

    This week, we offer our insights to the do’s and don’ts of Florida waterfowling . . . Plus, we rank our favorite seasons (of the year, not the Office), Nate offers a weather report, a recap of early teal and wood duck, and Travis gives his thoughts on the new FWC Aquatic Plant Management Technical Advisory Group. Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! Keeps: Emily – Bob and Brad’s Physical Therapy Youtube Channel Nate – Hunt41 Youtube Channel 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…