• #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 . . .…

  • #38: All About Hats

    Show me an outdoorsman without a hat, and I’ll show you a ballerina . . . That’s where we’re at in this week’s episode.  Plus: Publix boycotts, Pressure washers, WWE Stock (again), Aldi, and more. Donate to the Tim and Alexis Sommer adoption fund here Or – Go to www.lifesongfororphans.org/give/donate . Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number, 7767” and “Family Name, Sommer” fields. All of these funds will go directly towards our adoption. 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…

  • #35: Keep and Release

    Is this real life? A WHOLE episode of Keeps and Releases!!!! Plus – more Yeti talk, Travis is in the midst of tarpon season, and more! Articles we mentioned in Release: NPR on Decline in Hunters causing Conservation Funding Issues Sunscreen is killing Coral Reefs in Hawaii Keep: Nate: 1. SilverKings – watch on Waypoint.tv 2. Academy Sports Emily: 1. Crocs – No.  Seriously.  She Kept Crocs. 2. Darkwater Calls – Friend of the show Scott McKinney makes some of the prettiest AND best sounding calls in the industry.  Make sure to get yours ordered in time for Father’s Day!!! Travis: 1. Tennessee Elk Hunt Raffle – $10 Secures your…

  • #29: Overrated, Underrated, and Properly Rated

    Show Notes: Are Power-poles overrated?  What about Mud motors? Mojo Decoys? Shimano reels? Plus – Tacos? Keep and Release: Nate & Kaley’s Keep item – the Little Gasparilla Island Facebook Group Trav’s Keep item – Barkeeper’s Friend   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…

  • #28 Things Turkey Hunters Like

    Show Notes: Turkey Calls.  All the Turkey Calls.  Slate calls.  Box calls.  Mouth calls.  Wingbone Calls. All.  The.  Calls. Plus, TSS, Overcalling, Thermocells, Choke Tubes, and MORE Things Turkey Hunters Love!!!! Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – The Bug-A-Salt Trav’s Keep item – Will taking an interest in Photography   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…

  • Dogs I Have Known

    I’m not exactly sure how or when my infatuation with hunting dogs began. I came by this naturally, I suppose . . . My maternal grandfather was a quail hunting tour-de-force, almost always with a pointer or 3 leading the way. My dad raised beagles when we were very young, so gun dogs were abundant.  There were always 2 or 3 in the kennels, until a litter came along.  Toby and Max and Dutchess and Bear wandered through my adolescence with their tri-colored saddles and soulful howls. But somewhere, and I don’t remember the switch exactly, we ended up with a Brittany.  Abracadabra was her name on paper, which we…

  • #27: Listener Questions

    Show Notes: This week, we empty the mailbag and tackle YOUR questions about anything and everything, from “How to get your kids more involved in the outdoors” to “who wins a fight: a taco or a grilled cheese” . . . Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – SladeNW Youtube Channel Trav’s Keep items – BackCountry Hunters and Anglers   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 –…

  • Waitin’

    You had to wake him up 3 times just to get in the truck to head to the water. You bought him Pepsi, but it turns out he prefers Coke. You swing through McDonald’s, and he orders a chicken biscuit, but it’ll be 10 minutes before they’re ready.  You talk him into a Sausage McMuffin and head down the road. At this point, you realize you really should’ve filled up the the truck night before.  10 minutes at the gas station, call it 15 after you track down an attendant to unlock the bathroom door. You pull into line at the boat ramp 9 boats deep.  Any urgency usually put…

  • Keep & Release

    Every podcast recording session starts out the same way: Emily, exasperated, looks at Nate and I and asks, “Do you guys have a ‘Keep’ and ‘Release’ for this week?” If you’ve never heard the show, a) consider yourself lucky and don’t click this link, and b) Keep and Release is the segment where we give a little shout-out to whatever the one thing is that we want to talk about this week in a positive light (Keep), and the one thing that irritated us or aggravated us in the previous week (Release).  A release could be leaky waders or faulty spinning reels or lousy internet service or duck ID posts…

  • #24: Must Read Books for Outdoorsman

    Show Notes: This week we discuss must-read books for outdoor lovers. We split the authors up into Classic Authors, Florida Authors, and Newcomers. Authors we cover include: Classic Authors: Peter Hathaway Capstick (1940-1996) Gene Hill (1928-1997) Robert Ruark (1915-1965) Earnest Hemmingway (1899-1961) Jack London (maybe) (1876-1916) Tom Kelly (the 10th Legion) Charles F Waterman Nash Buckingham (1880-1971) Newcomers: Steve Rinella (1974- Present) Florida: Frank Sargent Patrick Smith (1927-2014) Mel Berman Totch Brown (1920 – 1996) We also discuss: If you were a baseball player, what would your walkup song be? Are you single and still blue from Valentine’s Day? These outdoor pickup lines are sure to win you someone’s affection.…