• #139: Flip Flops

    Have you ever made up your mind on something, only to rethink your take sometime later? That sounds remarkably unfamiliar in this day and age, but we decided to take a run at some things we’ve reconsidered in our outdoor approaches – from baits to boats, duck hunting to dove hunting, hear us flip flop our way through our adventures. Plus, Keep and Release is back, Nate talks weather, Em talks surge arrestors, and Travis talks baseball.  Also, new band names. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software…

  • Conversations 2.11: Dr. Richard Chandler

    Recently, FWC revealed the final product of the South Florida Deer Study, a multi year paper that provided a in depth examination of how deer in both Big Cypress and Panther NWR behave and are affected by hunters, predators, and hydrology. This study is remarkably timely, given the backdrop of the Western Everglades Restoration Project coupled with hunters observations of the Big Cypress deer herd. The study can be found on FWC’s website or you can find it on Dr. Chandler’s site here, where you can also follow Dr. Chandler’s other works. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next…

  • Conversations 2.9: Danielle Kirkland, FWC Invasive Plant Management

    Chances are, if you’re listening to an outdoors podcast, you’ve heard some mention of the topic of Spraying.  We toss around binary concepts – stop spraying, ban chemicals, poison . . . In this week’s conversation, we take a measured approach with an expert on the subject, FWC’s Danielle Kirkland, a leader in the state’s Invasive Plant Management Team. We go into detail on why spraying occurs, why natives matter, why managing invasives needs to continue, how herbicides are approved for usage, the creation of muck, lake levels, and pay to spray – plus why Danielle does what she does . . . You do not want to miss this…

  • Conversations 2.7: Rebekah Knight

    If you’re not already following Rebekah Knight on social media, you’re missing some of the best wildlife art on the planet.  This week, she joins us to discuss how the duck stamp process works, her process for creating art, where she finds inspiration, what she struggles with, advice for new artists, and so much more! You can find Rebekah’s website here, her Instagram here, and her FB here Some links we mentioned in our conversation: Friends of the Duck Stamp The Junior Duck Stamp Program The Million Dollar Duck Documentary Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark…

  • #129: Let’s Trade

    Do you and your buddies ever play stupid games when you’re hanging out?  In this installment, we play one of my favorites, “Let’s make a deal” wherein you can trade anything Florida has in exchange for something you wish Florida had . . . it’s predictably stupid, an inane, and a pretty fun time. Then, in Keep and Release, we tackle Captains for Clean Water and Congressmen Mast and Steube’s recent entrance into herbicide and invasive plant expertise, as well as sharing wild game, Raggio duck calls, and more . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • Conversations #2.5: John Cooper

    Where are all the ducks? Spend any time on any waterfowl page or forum or boat ramp and this is a topic that will inevitably come up – are there less ducks?  Is the migration changing?  Where are they going? This week, it’s a huge privilege to be joined by John Cooper . . . John is a Vietnam Veteran, a 20+ year USFWS officer, a South Dakota Cabinet Secretary, a Commissioner, one time head of AFWA, a DU volunteer, and more. He was generous enough to give us a bit of his time this week as we wander through the idea of “where are the ducks?” and the variables…

  • 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…