The Iron Freedom Foundation’s overall mission is to provide veterans with a support community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts with the means and the personal confidence necessary to go forth and achieve, not only their goals, but those around them.
It is our goal to provide quality fishing, hunting and other activities like rafting, golf, jeeping, and horseback riding. We specialize in combat wounded veterans of both sexes and all ages and conflicts. Our clients come from Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine wounded programs, Purple Heart organizations, and medical organizations like the TBI Foundation (Traumatic Brain Injury).
Our mission is to provide a complete year-long outdoor experience for Veterans of all armed service branches offering every hunting and outdoor adventure that Lincoln County has to offer. Our program is not just a single hunt or single season opportunity, but instead Veterans may take full advantage of hunting all species of wildlife over the span of an entire year.
B4 Outdoors is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides veterans, wounded war heroes, at-risk youth, and the disadvantaged and disabled with life-changing outdoor experiences through hunting and fishing. B4 is run by Kevin Rhodes, a 2017 graduate of the Colorado Outdoor Adventure Guide School, who has almost 30 years of hunting and fishing experience. He is assisted with the mission of B4 by a group of like-minded hunters, anglers, landowners, guides and outfitters.
The Mission of B4 is to help rehabilitate veterans, first responders, law enforcement officers and youth through hunting and fishing adventures. Below are some pictures from our “mission” hunts which includes our annual Veteran-1st Responder Antlerless Deer Hunt at our lodge in Missouri, individual deer and turkey hunts also at our lodge in Missouri, and countless other hunts and fishing trips all across the country. Some of which include bear hunts in eastern North Carolina, elk hunts in Colorado, ice fishing in Minnesota and Michigan, spoonbill fishing at Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri, and deer, turkey and upland bird hunts in South Carolina just to name a few.
If you are a veteran, 1st responder, law enforcement officer or youth hunter and would like to go on one of our “mission” hunts or fishing trips, please fill out the hunt application on our website and we will enter you into any available annual hunt giveaways that we award to many deserving individuals every year.
If you are a landowner, hunting or fishing guide, outfitter, or hunt club president and would like to host one of our hunts or fishing adventures, please reach out to us via our CONTACT page. You don’t have to have a fancy lodge or fancy boat to host one of our adventures. All you need is the desire to help us fulfill our mission of helping veterans, first responders, law enforcement officers and kids. All donated hunting and fishing adventures are 100% tax deductible.
B4 will also offer paid hunts, fishing trips, and other outdoor adventures to anyone who is interested. The profits raised from the paid hunts will be donated back to help fulfill the main mission of B4 Outdoors.
The mission of American Heroes In Action is to provide therapeutic outdoor adventures to American heroes including combat wounded veterans, injured firefighters and injured members of law enforcement.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc. is a non-profit organization exclusively founded to provide wounded servicemen and women with therapeutic outdoor adventures across North America. WWO gives deserving Active Duty Warriors in transition the opportunity of a lifetime in the wilderness location of their choice. We call them “Adventures Enabled.” Their adventure could take them bear hunting in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, on alligator hunts or fishing excursions in the Gulf Coast region of Florida or deer hunting in Texas. During their experience, they will participate in therapeutic activities such as backpacking, trail expeditions and numerous social interactions.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors provides this all-inclusive adventure at absolutely no cost to the servicemen and women, their families or the government. Transportation, lodging, meals and documentation of the adventure is provided free of charge. It is because of this arrangement that Wounded Warrior Outdoors relies entirely on private donations. Administration, general offices and personnel services are donated.
In order to maintain this highly effective organization, we need the support of private individuals and corporations. At Wounded Warrior Outdoors, over ninety percent of all donations directly benefit these Active Duty Warriors in transition.
Fifty wounded, but active, members of the military are selected to participate each year. Our host facilities are of the highest quality and offer all the comforts of home. WWO also provides complete outfitting including gear, clothing and field transport. Even taxidermy services are provided at no charge.
Most important to the program, Active Duty Warriors in transition are provided with all the accessibility and equipment necessary to make it an adventure that is truly memorable and one in which they can participate fully. No matter the individual’s disability, our focus in on ability and making sure their adventure becomes the memory of a lifetime.
All military branches have participated in our program and we have many relationships with military hospitals that help us facilitate our programs.
The Wounded Veteran’s Waterfowl Club (WVWC) is a Not-for-profit organization providing FREE waterfowl hunts to all Active Duty, Retired, Medically Retired, Medically Separated, US Veterans and Purple Heart Recipients. Wounded Veteran’s Waterfowl Club hunts are open to all branches of the military.
A Service for Our Military Service Members
Offering our wounded veterans the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy a hunting or fishing trip with all expenses paid, our group focuses on uniting fellow Wounded Heroes on our outdoor adventures. On our trips, our Heroes create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp is here for our Heroes, and we hope that you will share in our passion and commitment to do what we can for the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. We believe that healing begins on the hunt!