• 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…

  • #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…

  • #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…

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Greetings Commissioners, As you prepare for the upcoming February Commission Meeting, I wanted to take a moment and again submit the attached sign-on for your consideration regarding the Draft Rule Proposal for Restricted Hunting Areas. This is an opportunity for us to take steps to ensure a stronger future for public water waterfowling. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the extraordinary contributions waterfowl stamps have made and continue to make to public lands across our country. Personally, I only hunt public, non-quota waterfowl areas. I run programs for recruiting new hunters, programs for non-hunters, programs for teachers – all aimed at understanding how hunting fits into conservation and why…

  • #166: Mistakes We’ve Made

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts This is an unconventional episode – in that, near the end of the main segment, our dog escapes and the whole show falls apart. That’s okay though – before the unraveling, we talk about pythons, youth duck day, remembering the plug, kill switches, how to avoid wind knots, the RHA Zoom Call, and much much more! Here’s the link and phone numbers to our Thursday Zoom Call – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82238290859?pwd=R0U0VnB1QWQrbDJmN1RLV0NGdFBMZz09 Topic: Restricted Hunting Areas – A Discussion Time: Feb 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Meeting ID: 822 3829 0859 Passcode: ducks One tap mobile…

  • Venison Cube Steak

    Editor’s Note: There’s not much more traditional and wholesome and comfortable than pan fried cube steak . . . At our house, mom preferred beef, so she’d make a pack of beef cube steak and a pack of venison, and this often left my sister and I fighting over the venison.  It’s that good.  In this recipe, long time friend of the show Chad Rischar takes us on the perfect pan fried venison cube steak Pan Fried Venison Cube Steak Beef or chicken cube steak can be supplemented for venison (strong preference for deer cube steak) Mix together the following ingredients for the cube steak breading 1 cup all purpose…

  • Taking Pictures

    It’s the most endearing question I get on every trip. To put that in context, I get asked roughly 1 billion questions a day. I love them all, but that’s the closest number I can put on it . . . “how many ducks do you think we’ll shoot?”. . . “How can you tell which birds are which?” . . . “Is that a duck (744 times)?” There are some I love (“Have you ever had this much fun?”) and some I dread (“Do you think they’re done flying?”), but there’s one that’s just so special and unique and I’m gonna tell you why . . . “Would you…

  • #162: Suburban Dictionary, Waterfowl Edition

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts We now interrupt this duck season to bring you the definitive guide to waterfowling terms! Sorta. We fumble through a whole bunch of words we take for granted on the average duck hunt.  Plus, Nate talks snow, Travis talks motion decoys, and Emily is done with duck season! 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 book today .…

  • Sitka Waders: A Review

    Here we are. 5 and a half months after pulling the trigger, I’m ready to talk about my Sitka Waders. Next to my chairs (you’re welcome, Millenium Marine), my waders are the most asked about thing on a daily basis . . . “How do you like those Sitka waders?” This is, in some respects, a little bit of a crazy question. I equate it to how you feel after getting your oil changed – in your imagination, you think the car is running smoother and handling better. But it’s really exactly the same, which is awesome, but also it cost you some dollar amount to stay exactly the same…

  • #159: What I Want for Christmas, Vol. 4

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts This is as close as we’ll get to a Christmas Gift Guide, with a health dose of discussion of the Office, the Last Dance/Michael Jordan documentary on Netflix, Nate’s new dog, and all the best ideas for the hunters and fisherpeople in your life! Delta Wading Jacket GoSund Smart Outlets The Filson Upland Vest Wine Bottle Puzzle Holder DT Systems E-Collars A $6 Rubik’s Cube Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! E-mail Fletcher with…