• #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…

  • #11: Allen Martin with FWC – Black Crappie

    ‘Tis the season . . . For specks.  Black Crappie.  One of the most popular fish in the Sunshine State, we’re talking this week with one of the experts on these tasty and fun spotted slabs! Allen Martin is Biologist with Florida Wildlife Commission and helped create the Black Crappie Management Plan – he took some time to work with us unpacking Specks and everything you’d ever want to know about Crappie! 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 –…

  • 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,…

  • #109: Gun Stuff

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Guns. We talk about them all the time in passing, but, thanks to this recent piece from Guns and Ammo, we decided to unpack some of the more confusing terms you’ll hear tossed around in firearms circles. Plus – Nate decides to take up hunting, Emily takes a run at vegan-ism, and Travis recaps Alabama vs. LSU. 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 . . .…

  • Conversations #7: Bill Cooksey

    This week, we catch up with Bill Cooksey of Vanishing Paradise.  Bill and I chat about waterfowl, conservation, duck calling, classic outdoor writers, and more . . . Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! 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

  • Conversations #5: Adam Bass

    Adam Bass is a rising star on the nature photography circuit, but his real passion?  Conservation. Any time the two of us get together, we pump each other up chatting about the Rural and Family Lands program, Florida Forever, Duck Hunting, what makes the perfect picture, and how many duck boats are enough? Find Adam online here! Love our theme song?  Check out Trail Diver (the song is called “Citrus”) 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…

  • #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…

  • Conversations #1: Eric Orlando

    Our first foray into deep dives around Florida Outdoors, we did a call with Eric Orlando of 6 Drakes Photography. I call Eric “the most interesting man in Florida” – because he really is – dog training, photography, duck hunting, smoke phase turkeys, wingbone calls, catching snakes – we cover the gamut of topics in an hour! Find Eric on Social Media  – Instagram – Facebook Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz 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 . . .…

  • #101: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

    What makes you instantly connect with another hunter or fisher?  Is it when they crank up the radio and “Careless Whisper” comes pouring out?  Is it when they choose Mose as their favorite character on the office?  Or maybe it’s their choice of boat snack, beverage, or nicotine delivery method. This week, we’re discussing the things that make or break best friends in the outdoors world! Plus, rapping country, dove hunts, preservation vs. conservation, recipes, and really bad segue’s . . . Keeps: Emily: Hixtape on Spotify Travis: Natural Rivals by John Clayton E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt…

  • #46: Hot Takes

    We asked “What are your ‘Hot Takes’ for Hunting and Fishing?” And Holy WOW did you guys and gals come through . . . Does lure color matter? Do 3.5″ shells? Is it more fun to shoot ducks at 50 yards? What actually is the best cartridge for deer? We tackle all of these, plus Nate decided to run, Emily discovers “skinny-privilege” and Travis talks about Captains for Clean water and some of the issues our waters have dodged . . . Keeps: Travis: Mosaic is defeated in Desoto County, staving off the mining industry and giving a much need victory for an ecosystem under attack. Nate: In the same…