• 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…

  • #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…

  • Why are we Fishing?

    When I pulled up to the school, I was ready. The back of the truck had rods and reels rigged to go. I’d picked up earthworms from the local bait shop, and my buddy had given me a tip to a pretty solid bluegill bite. As his art teacher opened the door, Will hopped in the truck . . . We made normal small talk about how each other’s days were, lunch, pretty girls, the usual. We stopped for an Icee, and it wasn’t until we pulled up to the bank of the creek that he exclaimed . . . “Dad, are we going fishing? WHY?” Why? Why are we…