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The Fallen Outdoors

The Fallen Outdoors

By TFO
The Fallen Outdoors mission is to organize outdoor adventures for veterans past and present, from every generation and from all branches of the military. Our aim is to connect Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines with like-minded individuals along with teaching them a skill and passion they can continue for a lifetime. To Learn more, visit www.thefallenoutdoors.com
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33 - 22 for the 22
Every day our nation’s Veterans commit suicide at an alarming rate. The reasons vary, but the list is long; lack of purpose, service-connected disability, constant pain, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, divorce, addiction, homelessness, and so on… Your monthly contribution helps fund amazing opportunities and experiences for our Veterans and military members to connect, participate, and bond inside the TFO Community. Your generosity helps end self-doubt, personal isolation, hopelessness, and ultimately self-inflicted harm causing our national suicide rate to continue at a staggering pace. Subscribe today https://thefallenoutdoors.org/22forthe22/
54:06
May 19, 2022
32 - Turkey Camp with Paul Zedalis
Paul Zedalis joins the podcast to chat during turkey camp in western Kansas. Paul is a 30 year retired CSM, Army MP, and one hell of a hunting machine. When he's not taking active duty military and veterans on hunts, he's mentoring youth to pass on his wealth of knowledge when it comes to the outdoors. He also guides for Quail Quest in Hunter, Kansas
45:22
May 02, 2022
31 - UWC Brandon Crowley
On today’s episode we have the co-founder of Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge Brandon Crowley. Tune is as we talk about UWC and TFO, the history behind UWC, their annual banquet that sponsors TFO and what to look forward to at this year‘s banquet/weekend-bash April 29th and 30th! Click here to find out more Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area
42:20
March 25, 2022
30 - Legends Outfitters Joe Heintz
Joel Campbell is joined in the booth by Joe Heintz. From Hutchinson, MN, Joe Heintz is one of the most well known goose hunters in the country. A national champion goose caller and top notch guide, he is there to make your day in the field as fun as it gets Follow Joe Heintz on Instagram Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area
54:07
March 14, 2022
29 - Bobby Cole and Chris Smith
Bobby Cole and Chris Smith are back on the podcast to discuss their adventures in New Mexico with Operation Phoenix outdoors, recapping a successful pronghorn hunt and chasing scaled quail in the backcountry Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area
50:30
March 07, 2022
28 - Gone Outdoors
On todays episode we were joined by Scott Brewer & Kyle Agre, owners of Brewer-Agre Outdoors & hosts of Gone Outdoors podcast. Join us as we talk all about how beneficial the outdoors is for our mental health, fishing in Canada and everything outdoors. To learn more about Gone Outdoors, visit them on Facebook at Brewer-Agre Outdoors Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area!
01:03:42
February 28, 2022
27 - Operation Phoenix Outdoors
Join Bobby Cole, Chris Smith and Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Chris Egbert, founder of Operation Phoenix Outdoors. A Nonprofit 501c3 Org that brings Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families hunting in New Mexico. Chris and Bobby talk about the origins and foundation of OPO. There might even be a little light hearted banter shared between army and air force vets, but its all about how TFO and OPO can accomplish their missions of helping vets get into the outdoors
31:00
February 21, 2022
26 - Otter Outdoors
On this episode we are joined by Marcus Manser, Pro-Staff director for Otter Outdoors Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area!
52:25
February 07, 2022
25 - Dive Bomb Industries
Tune in as Joel Campbell sits down with the founder of Dive Bomb Industries Cody Stokes alongside TFO staff director Justin Boardman to talk all things waterfowl, and listen as some sneak-peak, never before showcased products are featured on this episode! Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area!
43:01
January 18, 2022
24 - TFO Iron Riders
TFO Iron Riders, what are they? On this episode we hear from Sarah Nichols and Brad Hancock. Sarah has been actively raising funds for The Fallen Outdoors by riding in cycling events in Washington, but wanting to connect with other veterans who enjoyed riding as well, she came up with the idea for a fun challenge to bring veterans together through the sport of cycling, and the TFO Iron Riders were born. Join us on this episode as we sit down with Sarah and Brad Hancock, a participant in the challenge and retired officer out of the Navy. 100 mile rides are no stranger to Brad so be sure to listen and learn how this sport can help you enjoy the great outdoors while connecting with other like minded veterans. Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products
48:07
November 16, 2021
23 - Dodge City Days BBQ
On this episode, Bobby sits down with the Midwest staffer of the year Robert Lovell and Kansas staffer of the year Brice Koehn, to go over their 2020 hunting season, and plans for the upcoming 2021 season Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products
54:45
October 26, 2021
22 - Bobby Cole and Mathew Heinz
Join us on this episode as Kansas Team Lead Bobby Cole sits down with life-long friend and fellow hunter Mathew Heinz. Listen for some good ole' fashioned military banter and hunting stories in the heartland chasing Whitetail deer, Pheasant, Dove and Jack Rabbit. Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products
57:26
October 04, 2021
21 - Jason Jacobs
Jason joins us for episode 21 to talk about how he got involved, and what exactly a living historian is. Jason is apart of a unique group of individuals that dedicate, and very seriously pursue the life style of our ancestors, replicating the trades, skills, clothing, and lifestyle they lived. Be sure to tune in to find out more about these organizations and subscribe for upcoming episodes. For more information about living historians, visit Historic Pathways 1750-1820 facebook page Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products  
50:21
September 08, 2021
20 - Snake Mountain Pack Goats
Casey Brewster joins us to talk all things back goats and eastern collared lizards! Casey, a research biologist, founded Snake Mountain Pack Goats to give back to veteran and first responders by using Pack Goats to carry gear on hikes and hunting trips in Arkansas.  Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products
01:13:54
August 16, 2021
19 - Richard Charlton Damascus Waterfowlers
Richard Charlton is the founder of Damascus Waterfowlers, previous TFO North Carolina staff and current guide at West Texas Safari Guide Service. Richard was a Cav Scout in the US Army, with tours in Korea and Afghanistan. Tune in for an awesome episode to find out exactly how he found himself guiding trophy brown bear in Alaska, and eventually worked his way into the waterfowl industry! West Texas Safari Guide Service Damascus Waterfowlers Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products
33:35
August 02, 2021
18 - NWTF
We sit down with NWTF - Kansas President Adam Kucera and NWTF Regional Director Brandon Wilmoth to talk all things turkeys for the upcoming seasons, but also the veteran initiatives they host. Tune in to here your questions answered from our Facebook post, learn about ways TFO, private landowners, or anyone for that matter can leverage such a great organization that has absolutely lead the way in shaping the conservation efforts of the nationwide turkey population and habitat.  Check them out on Facebook or visit their website at https://www.nwtf.org/.  Find The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, from there you can view your regional page to get signed up for upcoming events, and link up with other veterans in your area! This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts, visit https://www.truproducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products
01:17:46
April 02, 2021
17 - The Retriever Trainer Freddy King and TFO Kansas staffer Matthew Owad
We're joined by Freddy King and Matthew Owad. Freddy King runs the retriever trainer (www.theretrievertrainer.com) and loves training/testing/hunting dogs, and theirs no one that's more personable and likeable in the game of hunt test and just an all around fun hunting guy. For $60 per year, you won’t find another website that features unlimited training video access and his promise to continually add new training videos each week... that’s a guarantee! Also on the podcast is TFO Kansas staffer Matthew Owad. Matt is a true testament t to what the retriever training can bring to your hunting dog experience. Check out Matt's kennel at www.muddyacreskennel.com and join his Facebook page to follow along on his kennel journey. Visit www.truproducts.com and use the promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products If you're a veteran and are looking to join a fun veteran community concentrated on helping one another on a journey into the great outdoors, check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thefallenoutdoors  
01:11:24
March 17, 2021
16 - wildHERness and Amy McNealy (TFO Washington Lead)
wildHERness was officially started in May of 2020, and they haven't slowed down since! During a pandemic, this organization has done so much to further the skills and friendships of women through outdoors activities such as hunting and fishing, but the events don't stop there. They host all outdoor events, such as trapping classes, concealed carry classes, kayak trips, orienting, and they are having a huge workshop/camp out in September that will have 40+ outdoor themed workshops in Missouri! So head over to Www.wildherness.org , where you'll find links to all of their social media pages, to include a link to donate, and sign up for their newsletter. wildHERness Facebook page If you want to show support for The Fallen Outdoors, check out our open Facebook page here. If you're a veteran, to include active duty, follow the links pinned at the top of that page to get signed up for your region, and if you're not a veteran but love the cause, there is an open Facebook group you can join as well in that pinned announcement.  Visit www.truproducts.com, and use the promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products!
48:58
February 15, 2021
15 - Branden Trager TFO Treasurer
Branden has had one of the most interesting careers in the military that I've come across yet. From working as a generals aid when he got to his first duty station, to getting to work with General Stanley McChrystal as his personal assistant, the stories are endless and the conversation was great.  Branden has been with TFO from the very beginning and has a wealth of knowledge and stories to share about the organization and what it continues to do today. From guiding veterans on waterfowl and fishing trips, to providing disaster recovery assistance with TFO during Hurricane Harvey. We are excited to share Branden's story as we take a deep dive into the many experiences he's enjoyed while in the outdoors, serving the country, and continuing to serve veterans now that he's retired. If you would like to find out more about The Fallen Outdoors, be sure to visit the website www.thefallenoutdoors.com. Also be check out The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook, where TFO post a majority of the content, trips and events at The Fallen Outdoors, from there you can select the appropriate region for you. Visit www.truproducts.com and use the promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount at checkout
01:13:44
February 01, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge Co-Founder Brandon Crowley and TFO North Dakota Lead Joel Campbell
*BONUS EPISODE* Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge Co-Founder Brandon Crowley joins us on this episode alongside Joel Campbell to discuss all things waterfowl hunting. Some topics covered include how easy it is to become a member, the different achievements that can be earned on the journey to 41 that concludes with a King Eider trophy presented at an annual banquet once you harvest all 41 species identified by UWC. Brandon also shares priceless insights about the organizations founding, waterfowl stories from his chase to 41, and upcoming goals for UWC in 2021!  Be sure to check out their website,  www.waterfowlerschallenge.com. You can also catch them on Facebook at this link, and visit their YouTube channel here.  Be sure to visit The Fallen Outdoors Facebook page, and get added to your regions group so you can come join us on our events!
55:51
January 25, 2021
13 - Justin Boardman TFO National Staff Director
Justin started his career in the Army at 17 as an airborne infantryman where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division for 6 years before going on to Special Forces Assessment and Selection. He is still on Active duty as a Green Beret. Justin is a very avid and successful waterfowl hunter and bowhunter for deer and elk. Justin is also an avid bass fisherman and plans on fishing in more tournaments in the PNW to spread our name across the veteran community. Head over to truproducts.com and use the promo code TRUTFO to receive 50% off, also be sure to head over to dogtra.com and use promo code FallenOutdoors for a 5% discount on purchases over $200 or more. If you want to support the fallen outdoors midwest, you can donate to the paypal, or email the midwest director a.lanier@thefallenoutdoors.com. Also we have an upcoming banquet, March 27th, in Kansas City. Team KS/MO banquet for TFO. Get your ticket here
55:47
January 19, 2021
12 - Joel Campbell TFO North Dakota Lead and Marketing and Acquisition Assistant
Joel Campbell stood up the North Dakota Chapter for The Fallen Outdoors and works with multiple big name outdoors companies, to include Sitka and Striker while helping further the mission of The Fallen Outdoors. Tune in and get the inside scoop on what it takes to start a team for TFO, how to market yourself to companies for staffing opportunities and all around great conversation about hunting, fishing, and what it means to continue to serve our veterans post-service. Head over to truproducts.com and use the promo code TRUTFO to receive 50% off, also be sure to head over to dogtra.com and use promo code FallenOutdoors for a 5% discount on purchases over $200 or more. If you want to support the fallen outdoors midwest, you can donate to our paypal, or email our midwest director a.lanier@thefallenoutdoors.com. Also we have an upcoming banquet, March 27th, in Kansas City. Team KS/MO banquet for TFO. Get your ticket here
01:02:08
January 04, 2021
11 - Dogtra Senior Consultant Pete Fischer and Muddy Acres Kennel Matthew Owad
Were joined by Pete Fischer, Senior Consultant at Dogtra and renowned retriever trainer with 30+ years industry/training experience. Also we have on TFO staffer Matthew Owad, Owner and Operator of Muddy Acres Kennel. We talk all things e-collar, do's and dont's, as well some best practices and realistic expectations when it comes to using e-collars for your training and hunting events.  Be sure to check out the upcoming Team Kansas and Team Missouri banquet, March 27th, get early bird tickets while they last! Also, if you like the podcast and want to support, you can donate here. 
01:11:23
December 21, 2020
10 - TFO President Justin Clawson
Justin was born in Gallup, New Mexico and grew up hunting mule deer, elk, bear, and mountain lions. He joined the U.S. Army in 2009 as a 13B cannon crew member and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Joint Base Lewis McCord, Washington and Fort Bliss Texas. Justin was asked to fill the role of Secretary in 2014 and in 2019, was asked to fill the role of TFO President. Be sure to check out our ongoing 25 days of Christmas giveaways on our All Veteran Facebook page Also our Midwest Banquet is happening March 27th! So if you want to come and hang out or show your support to TFO by donation, please do so my going to our event page or emailing ks.lead@thefallenoutdoors.com or a.lanier@thefallenoutdoors.com Also be sure to check out our website @ www.thefallenoutdoors.com
59:53
December 08, 2020
9 - TFO Secretary Shasta Morton
Shasta was raised hunting and fishing. Her dad and uncles are avid outdoorsmen and they pursued deer, turkey and fished a lot. She joined the Army Reserve in 2000 and attended Basic Training that summer before her senior year in High School. In 2004, she joined Active Duty and was stationed in Wackernheim, Germany where she was part of an Air Missile Defense Detachment for 1st Armor Division. In 2007 her unit was deployed to Iraq for a 15 month rotation. In 2010, she deployed to Iraq again, serving another 12 month deployment Help us kick off 25 days of Xmas by visiting our Facebook. Also if you'd like to help contribute to the Midwest region, or the podcast, visit this link. This podcast is brought to you by TruProducts Be sure to use promo code TRUTFO for a 50% discount on all oil products purchased from truproducts.com Visit our website to see more about The Fallen Outdoors mission  
55:17
December 01, 2020
8 - TFO Mystery Cyclist: Kay Sirah
What started as a fundraiser for TFO and a chance to raise awareness of the 22 has evolved into something more meaningful and an inspiration to cyclers around the US. On this episode we talk about other ways to get outdoors in the search to finding forms of therapy while at the same time being there for one another. In the words of Albert Einstein - "Life is like a bicycle, to keep balance you must keep moving" Be sure to check out the instagram account @ladyhawke8402 to follow along on the journey!
56:11
December 01, 2020
7 - Wander Woman KS Jessica White
Founded in 2018, Wander Woman Kansas was developed to bring women together in a tough outdoor industry that can be difficult to navigate. Whether you are an expert in outdoor sports, or have not had an opportunity, Wander Woman is here to make those outdoor bucket lists a possibility.   Wander Woman is a diverse women's outdoor group who are engaged in the enjoyment of adventuring and exploring the outdoors. We love trying new techniques and practicing outdoor skills frequently. We encourage and strengthen each other by participating in outdoor clinics, events, and gatherings. Our group provides a comfortable environment for personal growth for each woman in the outdoors.  We empower women to learn, grow, enjoy nature while encouraging each other to make a commitment to wander. Join us as we discuss who Jessica White is, how the organization came to be, operating principles and upcoming events! Be sure to follow the hashtag #takehertoo on Instagram, as well as @wanderwoman.ks! www.wanderwomanks.com https://www.flow.page/wanderwomanks  
29:47
November 13, 2020
6 - TFO Kansas Lead Bobby Cole
Bobby is a 14 year veteran of the National Guard. Spending most of his time in the Military Police world. He is recently medically retired and works for the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs helping veterans navigate their way through the VA system to access their benefits. Bobby has recently become the Lead for the state of Kansas and today we sit down and talk about a lot of things, from deployments to Egypt and Dijbouti, mental health, and upcoming TFO Kansas events.  If you want to find out more please visit www.thefallenoutdoors.com or email ks.lead@thefallenoutdoors.com 
38:23
November 11, 2020
5 - TFO Midwest Regional Director Adam Lanier
Adam is a veteran of the USMC. He worked in field artillery piloting weapons systems while stationed at 29 palms California. He is a combat veteran of OIF with multiple rotations and provides a unique perspective on what it was like during the initial push to Iraq post 9/11, being recalled, and transitioning to civilian life post-war. Adam is currently the Midwest Regional Director for The Fallen Outdoors.  A.Lanier@thefallenoutdoors.com Be sure to visit TruProducts.com and use promo code TRUTFO to receive a 50% discount on oils
54:43
November 06, 2020
1 - The Fallen Outdoors Founder Eric Bakken
Eric Bakken was born and raised in Minnesota and joined the United States Army at 20 years old. He has a wonderful wife named Nikki and a beautiful daughter named Finnley who is named after his best friend Eric Finniginamm who was killed in Afghanistan during their first tour in 2009. He served in the army for almost 8 years as a 11B infantry. During that time, he deployed several times for operation Enduring Freedom along with attending school and holding most leadership positions in an infantry line platoon.  He left the Army in 2015 to pursue my dream of growing The Fallen Outdoors to its full potential. Eric has been an avid outdoors-man his whole life. From fishing to big game and everything in between with a preference for waterfowl hunting.
01:29:43
November 04, 2020
4 - Fieldcraft Survival CEO Mike Glover
Mike Glover is the CEO of Field Craft Survival (www.fieldcraftsurvival.com). Mike spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA. He served as a SGM in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters. He is an expert in Counter Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes, and Soundcloud. He is an avid outdoorsman, overland enthusiast, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelors degree in Homeland Security and resides in Prescott, AZ where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.
23:30
October 27, 2020
3 - TFO National Staff Director and Kayak Angler Mike Unruh
Mike Unruh is a 20 year veteran of the US Army. He spent time all over inside the world of Military Police, whether it was running narcotics dogs in Hawaii and Washington DC or working in the Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Mike is the national staff director for The Fallen Outdoors and an avid kayak angler.
45:59
October 23, 2020
2 - TruProducts CEO Steve Easom and TFO KS Lead Bobby Cole
The Fallen Outdoors - Midwest assist veterans from all branches who honorably served get outdoors and strives to either teach them something new, or simply uses that medium as a way to reconnect them with fellow like minded individuals.  Today I am joined by Steve Easom, an Airforce veteran, entrepreneur, founder of TruProducts. He's a well rounded hunting and fishing guru and all around great guy. We hope you enjoy! Email us @ ks.media@thefallenoutdoors.com if you have a story you'd love to share!
44:26
October 16, 2020