About Us

Sam, Kendra, Rio & Brooke Brinkman

Born Hunters

Sam and Kendra Brinkman were each born into a family of hunters. From an early age they could be found looking over the dash of their grandpa’s hunting rigs, with a lab or a greyhound bouncing around in the back. Their younger years with family most definitely molded their love for the outdoors and hunting. Married in 2013, Sam and Kendra spent most of the early years of their relationship hunting local game, then traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Africa hunting trophy, big game species.

The Brinkman Family calls the Historic Horse Ranch, Pitzer Ranch home. When they are not hunting, they are working on the ranch, helping Sam’s family with the Cattle and Registered Horse herds. With 2 little girls born in 2017 and 2018, they hope to pass on the family’s rich heritage of ranching, hunting, and just an all around love of the outdoors to their daughters, Rio Kay and Brooke Lynn.

With the establishment of Running Cedar Outfitters in 2020, Sam and Kendra plan to offer their clients an array of options to fit their specific needs! Whether you are wanting a relaxing weekend of fishing with your family or you are looking to bag your trophy buck, RCO can help you achieve your recreational goals!

Sam brings several years of hunting experience and passion for all things outdoors to the RCO outfit as head guide and owner. His most notable hunts include taking several African big game animals, including a Bull Elephant in Namibia, a Lion in South Africa and several trophy Mule Deer from Colorado and Nebraska.

The mission of RCO is to be good stewards of our outdoor resources and the animals that call it home so we can share it with you!

We invite you to visit our little piece of paradise! We would love to share with you the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills!
Sam with a Colorado Buck 2013
Kendra’s Colorado Muley taken on Live Video 2012