Our Staff


Paul Ivy

Paul Ivy has been head of the hunting outfit at Collins Creek Ranch since 2002. He was raised in Albany and has spent many years perfecting his guiding skills for neighboring ranches in the area. In addition to running the hunting operation, Paul is also the ranch manager at Collins Creek Ranch. He and his wife, Ginny live on the ranch and have two children, Luke and Mimi.

Tom Belcher

Tom Belcher has been guiding for Collins Creek Ranch for 10 plus years. He was raised hunting and fishing in this very country and is very knowledgeable I the challenge of locating and calling up game. Tome is employed full time by the neighboring Matthews Lambshead Ranch. He and his wife, Leslie, have two daughters, Blakeney and Blanton, and one granddaughter, Hadley. Tom is a valued member of our guiding team.

Jack Hopkins

Jack has been cooking for our hunters for the past several years. He can create some very tasty meals and goes above and beyond to make sure our clients never have an empty stomach. He is famous for his fabulous desserts and charming personality! We are happy he is a part of our team. He and his wife Virginia live in Albany.


  • “I really love hunting with y’all and look forward to it every year. It’s my favorite place to go hunting.”

    Nick Edingfield Florida, repeat hunting client
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