I've have always had a passion for hunting and the great out doors. I have just recently had the opportunity to join Grace Elk Outfitters and I could not pass it up. God has truly blessed me with this opportunity and I look forward to each year to make new friends and take people on the hunt of there life. I give all the credit to God and I hope to be a blessing to you. God bless!ry here
Troy (T-Roy) Wise
I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I have a degree in Commercial Wildlife Management from SIC. I am the Owner of 4 Seasons Outfitters worldwide guide service. I have guided big game hunts in Alaska, and 17 other states. I have also guided in Mexico and Canada. I have a 100 ton captains license and own a Charter Fishing service in Orange Beach, AL. I hunt and fish for a living, not just a hobby. I look forward to taking you on a hunt of a lifetime with Grace Creek Outfitters. Rain, sleet ,snow, or shine we'll go after them all the time.Story here
Gary Grant Lead Guide/Owner of Grace Elk Outfitters
My love for hunting began as a small boy of only 8 years of age. My dad Gary Grant was an avid squirrel hunter his whole life. He taught me a special style if squirrel hunting (still hunting). Contrary to the name still hunting is a very active style. You listen for a squirrels feeding activity and then try to move into shotgun range for a clear shot. During my early years Dad taught me firearm safety, tree identification, and of course how to use the terrain/ foliage to make a stealthy stalk on a target game animal. Being patient and absolutely silent when moving through the leaf litter was the rule. We always took pride in ethical shots and quick clean harvests. It was a contest between Dad, my brother Brad and myself who could get a limit of six squirrels (preferably fox squirrels) with only six shots. This often overlooked method of hunting sparked an interest in big game hunting in me. It also helped me have success in many of those big game endeavors. While I had helped others place tree stands and be successful deer hunters, In 1996 I personally harvested my first whitetail. In 1998 with the help of a friend harvested my first spring Tom turkey. I was hooked and have pursued both those species with fervor ever since! To me very few things compare to a loud gobble on a foggy spring morning, a thundering bugle at first light, or the sound of hooves hurrying through the leaf litter during the November whitetail rut.
In 2007 I was approached by a fellow hunter who had the coveted Kentucky Bull Tag. He asked if I could help him harvest one. With a professional background in Forestry and a hunting lifestyle from the time I was small, I said I thought I could help him. I immediately began scouting. During the many pre-season scouting trips with a good friend of mine (Craig West), my knowledge and understanding for elk grew. It wasn't just knowledge and understanding but a respect and love for these large, majestic beasts. I don't think i got a full nights sleep the week if opening season due to the building excitement. Finally opening day came. My hunter was able to harvest his bull in only a few minutes. This experience really solidified in my mind that elk hunting/guiding was going to be added as a front runner in my list of hobbies. Later that same year I was contacted by a friend of a friend (John Doll) of Louisville, KY. John had been the recipient of a Kentucky Rifle Cow Elk tag and needed help. Again all the hard work scouting paid off with a successful hunt. It was at that point I decided to obtain a guide license and pursue these beautiful animals.
Since then I have led many a hunter and huntress on adventurous outings in the elk woods. In 2011 I received an archery cow tag of my own. Talk about putting your money where your mouth is!!! After a few hunts I put a stalk on and harvested a nice mature cow. It was exhilarating!!! I learned so much during my hunt. While the hours are long and the work is hard, I enjoy elk hunting and guiding. I have made so many close friends through it.
Tom Crockett has been a guide for Grace Elk Outfitters since 2009. He has strong passion for Christ, family, elk hunting and the outdoors. His guiding experiences focus on safety, hunter needs and making each hunt a life time memory.