Mike Stroff grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina. After graduating from East Carolina University Mike got his start in the hunting industry managing a hunting plantation in South Carolina. This is also where Mike got his start in Outdoor Television on his own show Southern Outdoor Experience. After eight years of SOE TV on the air Mike and the SOE TV crew made the change over to Host Savage Outdoors TV. Mike and the Savage Outdoors crew have been doing outdoor TV for 20 years. Mike is also the owner and operator of SOE HUNTS. Mike manages over 35,000 acres of prime whitetail hunting ground in Texas, 3,000 acres in Iowa and the Grigsby farm in Illinois. Mike's passion for growing big whitetails shows in how all these properties are managed!