MISSION HUNTS

B4 Outdoors was formed with a single mission focus – to provide veterans, first responders, law enforcement officers and youth with life-changing outdoor adventures through hunting and fishing. This vision grew out of founder Kevin Rhodes’ experiences of volunteering with several outdoor and wildlife organizations through which he guided and mentored under privileged kids and Wounded Warriors.

After completing formal guide school training, Kevin formed B4 Outdoors in 2018. During the first five years, B4 hosted approximately 100 men, women, and youth in a variety of outdoor adventures. These adventures have included a wide array of hunting: whitetail deer from our base of operations in Missouri (the Colonel’s Cabin), elk hunts in Colorado, bear hunts in North Carolina, quail hunts in South Carolina, predator hunts in Alabama, and turkey and waterfowl hunting in multiple states. Fishing excursions have included spoonbill fishing in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and ice fishing in Minnesota.

These adventures have been made possible through many constituents of B4: board members, landowners, like-minded outfitters, and other supporters. Plans are underway to expand the number of yearly adventures that B4 can host.

Bagging wild game and catching trophy fish are exciting opportunities. But the real benefit of what B4 does is found in the relationships that are developed in camp. With an interest in the outdoors being a common denominator among those we serve, the differences vary wildly. They have hailed from across the United States: from Pennsylvania to Florida to Minnesota to Kansas to Oregon and points in between. Ages have varied from 10 to 76. African Americans, Caucasians, and Latinos – men and women. Active-duty service members; veterans; local, state, and federal law enforcement officers; firemen and EMT’s; and kids and teenagers.

Bonds are developed as they plan hunts and where to cast rods; track and clean game, share meals together, and “embellish” stories of kills and catches. Stresses of past traumas and day-to-day operational pressures are released through conversations around camp fires. New friends are made through shared experiences, and contacts continue through social media long after the adventures have completed.

Some say the thrill is in the hunt. At B4 Outdoors, our thrill is seeing rehabilitation realized. It is a passion for us!!

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2024 Adventures Coming Soon!

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2024 Veteran Salmon Fishing Trip

July 12, fishing Lake Michigan
Application Period Opens May 18
Application Period Closes May 31
Winners announced June 4
 

2024 Adventures Coming Soon

Check back often for an
updated list of upcoming 2024 Mission Adventures.

Below you will find what our giveaway winners have said about winning one of our hunts! Again we would like to thank them for their service to their country and/or their communities.

Dayne Foote, 2023 Veteran Archery Hunt Recipient

“Kevin is an absolutely awesome guy! The cabin is amazing, scenery is beautiful, the deer are nice size deer, the hunting stands are all in great shape, and I guarantee that you will have a blast if you go hunt with Kevin! first class outfit, first class guy, and this is coming from a dude who didn’t really get a shot at anything but still had an amazing time.”

Doug Dunn, 2023 V1R Guest

I went to the colonels cabin for a veteran and law enforcement hunt recently. The staff, donors, facilities, and hunting locations were top notch. I would highly recommend B4 Outdoors to anyone for whatever activities you enjoy. It was an experience I will treasure for all my life.

Cathy Warren, 2023 Veteran/First Responder Hunt Recipient

I had an amazing antlerless deer hunt with B4 Outdoors! Every person that helped make this happen was absolutely amazing, from the food, lodging, prepping the hunting spots to helping to quarter the deer! Thank you guys and gals, for putting this together!

Camie Boykin, 2023 Veteran/First Responder Hunt Recipient

What an awesome weekend! Literally from the moment you step foot on to the property until you leave, it is the best! Kevin, Lance and TJ worked their tails off to show everyone a great time. The hospitality, food, fellowship and atmosphere were totally top-notch! They also ensured every single person was placed in the best hunting spot for them and we all had the opportunity to tag out for the weekend and bring home stuffed coolers! Thank you gentlemen for ALL that you did/do for every veteran. You guys are absolutely the best!!