LIVING OUR DREAMS
BECAUSE THEY GAVE UP THEIRS

THE FALLEN OUTDOORS IS AN ALL VETERAN VOLUNTEER 501(c)(3) THAT CONNECTS VETERANS TO EACH OTHER AND TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

 WELCOME TO THE FALLEN OUTDOORS

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.

The Fallen Outdoors began in 2009 at a remote outpost in Afghanistan with three soldiers; SSG John Bates, Spc Eric Finniginamm and Spc Eric Bakken. Year after year The Fallen Outdoors (TFO) grew and expanded, they put in every extra second they had while on active duty. Today the TFO serves thousands of veterans a year across this great nation. What started off as a simple idea to help veterans get outdoors has transformed into a lifestyle that the TFO nation lives and breathes every day.

For more on how The Fallen Outdoors began click here.

GET INVOLVED

Regardless of whether you served 4 years or 20, you have a place here with us. If you’re looking for hunting, fishing or connecting with other veterans in the outdoors, this is where to start.

SHOP OUR GEAR

There is no better way to spot a TFO member than by seeing one of our decals, hoodies or hats. Not only are our products great quality but your purchase also helps support the TFO. 

HELP OUR CAUSE

Creating a network and an outlet for service men and women helps us combat the 22 a day suicide rate among Veterans. Your donation directly benefits the life of our brothers and sisters in arms.

WHAT VETERANS ARE SAYING

 

“I am a disabled vet with ALS, I have lost most strength in my arms and my walking had become rocket science. I posted on the Fallen outdoors fb page that I was interested in a duck hunt but had limitations that I needed to talk with someone about. Eric Bakken got ahold of me pretty quick and got something set up for me… The Fallen outdoors had given me an opportunity that I would not have been able to experience without them.”

-Josh G.

WHAT VETERANS ARE SAYING

 

“Last Saturday was the first time I have had the pleasure of fishing with Eli. I had a great time learning how to fly fish although aggravating at times it was a very rewarding experience. I enjoyed fishing new rivers with a great guy that knows a lot about fishing and enjoys sharing his knowledge with fellow vets. I look forward to getting out on some water with him in the future.”

-Jason D.

WHAT VETERANS ARE SAYING

 

“I fully recommend to any Veterans out there who would like to get out, whether it be hunting or fishing, look these guys up, they are truly dedicated to helping Veterans enjoy the outdoors. They are a strictly non-profit group of hard-working individuals who volunteer their free time to help other service members. My experience was one I will never forget.”

-Sam Phipps.

SUPPORTING OUR BROTHERS
AND SISTERS IN ARMS

Getting veterans in the outdoors not only provides a place of camaraderie and activity but is a real and present help to veterans who suffer from physical or mental disabilities. It is our honor to help support all veterans, regardless of where they’re at in their lives or what their bodies are capable of. The Fallen Outdoors is here for all.

The Fallen Outdoors is able to provide outdoor opportunities for Veterans, at no cost, thanks to our hardworking promotional staff and the support from our communities. The lives of veterans across America are impacted every day thanks to the generous contributions of companies and individuals who support our cause.