• How Legends Work: the Loss of Mystery and Lore

    There were so many doves out there that the power lines were sagging My Uncle Kenneth could spin a yarn. My grandpa passed away when I was 11 . . . his brother, my Uncle Leland, filled that surrogate role for me . . . His farm was an enchanted place full of cows and turkeys and deer and buffalo (seriously) . . . And, when we visited, it was also full of Uncle Kenneth, another great-uncle (in both the familial sense AND the storyteller sense) of mine. As a young boy in the Deep South, those family get togethers were marked by Jeep rides, and huge Sunday dinners, and…

  • Conversations #3.4: Cordell Jeter

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Cordell Jeter’s story is one that will resonate with so many people. A scholarship athlete who was involved in a terrible car crash, Cordell has sought to live his life in a way that inspires all those who meet him. This week, we’ll be chatting about his passion for getting people opportunities to experience the things we love – the outdoors of Wild Florida . . . Florida Disabled Outdoor Access Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double…

  • Basic Field Medicine for Outdoorsmen

    Injuries from outdoor recreation like hunting, fishing, and hiking are usually less common than those of team or Olympic type sports. However, the very nature of what we do in the outdoors can lead to accidents that could quickly become dire if not treated quickly. As with any emergency situation, your best tool is your brain. Make a plan, tell people where you will be, and trust your gut. If a situation looks to steep, wet, or choppy find another path. The framework here is simply a guideline and basic overview. Take time during the off-season to learn and practice these skills. Accidents and tragedies rarely happen, but you want…

  • Conversations #3.3: Mary Nell Armstrong

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Fire. Since the dawn of time, man has been fascinated with fire – how it works, how we can use It . . . In this episode, we are joined by Mary Nell Armstrong of Southern Fire Exchange to discuss prescribed fire and how this tool is being used to benefit our ecology across the southeast! Check out Southern Fire Exchange Sign up for SFE’s newsletter Listen to Friends of Fire podcast Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and…

  • #173: Unscripted

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts When Nate and Emily are away . . . Well, that means imminent disaster, with Travis left alone at the podcast!  Quick hits on Mosaic (the Piney Point Spill), Everglades Restoration, the Indian River Lagoon, Turkeys, Live Show potential, and more! Here’s the link to Dan Daniels’ Rio de Ais piece on the Indian River . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the “T’s” Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world…

  • Rio de Ais: Thoughts on the Indian River Lagoon

    April,1513 AD. She was paddling fast with her toddler and baby swaddled as tight as possible in their deer skin blankets, the children stowed down in the boat, but placed towards the bow of the dugout canoe to keep the balance even from bow to stern. The water was gin clear, but only ankle-deep shallow, so the weight of the three together plus their supplies made for a tough go of paddling. The exposed mud bank to her east was the problem forcing her haste. The cool northerly breezes that preceded this week’s weather had dropped out, switching to stiff southeast, and exposing a vast mud flat. It only took…

  • Conversations #3.2: Dr. Michael Chamberlain & Dr. Bret Collier

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Turkeys! These birds make us do crazy things every spring . . . this week, we were able to sit down with two of the leading turkey biologists in the world to discuss what makes turkeys tick – from fire to beard rot, nesting efficacy to hunting pressure to predation to fire ants, this interview runs the gamut of turkey discussion you don’t want to miss! Connect with Mike on Instagram Connect with Bret on Instagram Connect with National Wild Turkey Federation – Become a Member – Instagram Go to Patreon and become a friend of the…

  • #172: R3 is Dead, Long Live R3

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts In the past couple of weeks, a number of pieces about hunter numbers, their actual implications, whether or not R3 should or should not be a thing, and the ensuing rebuttals have dotted the hunting-sphere so many of us cycle through. In a rare deviation from our normal Tuesday format, this week, Nate and Travis are joined by Dan Daniels as we wade through this tangle of articles and columns and offer our takes on what this means for the future of hunting! Links: Matt Rinella’s Piece on Meateater: The Case Against Hunter Recruitment Nicole Qualtieri’s Piece…

  • Conversations #3.1: Elizabeth Bland

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts American Daughters of Conservation. Just the name evokes the ideals we love! This week, we’re joined by the Florida President of ADC, Elizabeth Lybrand Bland, as we discuss ADC, her passion for hunting, why engaging in the sport matters so much, and we spend quite a bit of time discussing dog hunting for deer, fair chase, and the future of our sport! Connect with American Daughters of Conservation here Or find them on Instagram or Facebook Book a charter with Wild Child Charters here! Find Elizabeth on Facebook or Instagram Go to Patreon and become a friend…

  • #171: the Outdoorsassance

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Spring is a time for new beginnings, and a time for rebirths of old things . . . this week, we take you through some of the things we see experiencing a comeback . . . Plus, NWTF Turkey camps, Turkey Doctors, Sprayingassance, Congresspeople, 20 gauges, fishing, and much much more! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the “T’s” Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to…