• Conversations #3.5: Mike Elfenbein

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Mike Elf is a name everyone in the Florida Hunting Community knows. Turkeys.  Or maybe you know him from his time on the SFWMD WRAC. Or from his work on Western Everglades Restoration. Or his speaking at FWC Meetings.  Or any of the million other things he works on to make our state better. 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” Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions – no problem is too big…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • #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…

  • The Unwitting Conservationist

    As sportsmen, we like to thump our collective chests when we talk about how we “fund conservation efforts.” The fees we pay for tags and applications directly fund preservation of our state and federal lands. We support and gladly pay taxes related to Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson. For those who don’t know about Pittman-Robertson, it’s an excise tax of 11% levied on firearms and ammunition. In the 1970s, it was extended to include a 11% tax on archery equipment like bows and arrows. What makes this tax different than all the other taxes we pay is it goes directly to the Secretary of the Interior—not the treasury. This money stays with…

  • #168: Draft Rules

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts We warned you last week – RHA’s were on the docket for last Thursday’s FWC Commissioner’s Meeting. And boy, did y’all show up in a major league way. If the opener for this episode doesn’t get your blood pumping, you should probably see a doctor. Seriously so proud of our team, our Community, and how it showed up . . . In this episode, we recap the meeting, explain a few things that occurred, and prep you for Lake Management Plans, dogs that hate water, Turkey season, Gender Reveal Catastrophes, and much, much more! Go to Patreon…