Despite growing up in central Missouri just miles from the Missouri River, Elliot began his life learning the ways of deer and turkey hunting through his father and had only waterfowl hunted a few times as a young child.. It wasn’t until a stint in the army as a paratrooper and a short deployment to Afghanistan that upon his return he was taken by a couple friends on a Teal hunt. Needless to say, like most first timers, he became immediately addicted. Elliot’s dedication and solid work ethic have led to many successful waterfowl hunts. He has, in the last 7 years, became completely immersed in waterfowl hunting by dedicating his time in the relentless pursuit of ducks and geese. He has been in situations and moments that waterfowl hunters dream of. Now, with his driven black Labrador, Ace, he strives to be more successful in a world where waterfowl hunting becomes more challenging every year.