Battle Scarred Outdoors is a Charlotte, NC-based non-profit organization that honors our true American HEROES with hunting and outdoor activities. We plan and provide hunting trips at no cost for local Armed Forces veterans, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMTs. All trips are supported by donations and fundraising activities.
Healing Through the Outdoors is veteran owned and operated and we understand how it is to feel like you are alone or that you have no one to talk to that will understand what you are going through. As a 20 year Navy Veteran with combat deployments, I know what it is like to deal with things that most people could not even imagine. As veterans, our realities are quite different from those that have never seen or experienced what life outside of the freedoms and liberties of the United States is like. As a retired veteran, my goal is to share my passion of the outdoors with others in the hope that it will give them the same peace that I have found by enjoying all that nature has to offer. I enjoy getting veterans and children out for the first time to hunt or fish and see that light in their eyes when they take their first shot or get their first catch. I especially enjoy being able to help those that are disabled to get out and enjoy something that they thought they would never be able to do again. We make every effort to make whatever accommodations need to be made for our clients in order for them to get the full experience and enjoyment from whatever adventure they choose.
We are a Veteran Organization with a faith in Christ, Our Nations Hero’s and the Outdoors, and our mission is to serve those who sacrifice for this country. We are a Christian based non-profit (501C3 in process) that uses the outdoors as a tool to make Veteran’s, Police and Fireman feel appreciated, loved and wanted. We volunteer our time to take these brave men and women, and their families, out hunting and fishing around the country for free to thank them for their service, help them get away from the stress in their life, and help them be able to live in the moment. We are here for you as Veteran Brothers and Sisters, and as a Family that you can reach out to if you need someone to be there. https://www.facebook.com/VCOOutdoors/
Veteran Nonprofit Organization dedicated to helping fellow combat veterans find support, hope & healing in the battle of transitioning back into civilian life, through faith based programs. Donate today and help honor our military veterans.
We’re not an adventure program where participants leave just as empty as they arrived. We exist to initiate life-change. All participants are combat veterans set in an environment that inspires deep trust and openness. It is not uncommon for a man to pause and say, “… I’ve never told anyone this before …” then reveal a painful experience that’s been grinding on his soul for too long. When a Wild Ops operation ends, it is actually just the beginning. For those willing to fight for personal healing, it is the beginning of a life-long fellowship at the deepest levels. It’s entrance into the nationwide network of Wild Ops alumni who have each other’s backs 24/7. Wild Ops is for life. We’re veteran led, from board members to operations planning and execution. We know how to break through denial and self-imposed isolation to reach struggling vets. We are vets serving vets, partnering with highly skilled and dedicated civilians. We leave no one behind.
WE MEET THIS CHALLENGE BY PROVIDING OUR VETERANS WITH QUALITY OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES THEY WILL NEVER FORGET, AND BY REACHING OUT TO OUR VETERANS TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS THAT WE WILL NEVER FAIL TO TREASURE.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE SOLDIERS LIVE AT THE POINT OF THE SWORD, WITH A TOLL MEASURED BY BOTH BODY AND SOUL. WE EMBRACE THE REALITY THAT NO CIVILIAN CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TRIALS AND DIFFICULTIES FACED BY OUR SOLDIERS. BUT WE KNOW OF THE HEALING POWER OF A SUNRISE OVER PAMLICO SOUND, AND A TURKEY’S WILD HYMN TO THE SPRINGTIME WOODS. AND WE COMMIT TO OUR VETERANS OUR TIME AND TALENTS AND PASSIONS, TO SHARE IN SILENCE OR WILD, HEARTFELT, HEALING LAUGHTER.
Heroes’ Harvests is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide our Nation’s service members, to include active duty military members, reserve, national guard, veterans, and Gold Star families, a dynamic therapeutic environment through exclusive hunting, fishing, and outdoor experiences. We also directly support our community members, in conjunction with outfitters across different states, for transitioning service members who seek a career in the outdoor industry.
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.
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.