“An encumbered encounter between waterfowl and the waterfowler – pristine habitat, cupped wings, full straps, campfire yarn, and endless memories for over three decades…waterfowl hunting the way it is supposed to be.”
I have been a part of Thunderbird Hunting Club for twenty four years now. My dad, Marshall Hayes, found out about the club and was all for joining. Little did he know, joining that first year would start a tradition in our family that we would carry on for decades to come. When my daughter, Jenna, became of age, we brought her down to hunt with us. I loved to have my dad and daughter next to me in the duck blinds. We had so many great times and memories that will not be forgotten. It has always been a place run by fairness and equality. I never worried about bringing Jenna because I knew that she would learn those values. The quality of the hunts are something that is hard to find. The management has done such a good job with finding the properties and building relationships with the owners so that we can continue to have our consistent limits. We are privileged to have been accepted to join the Thunderbird family and look forward to keeping all the great traditions.
I have been a member at THC for many years. I return each year because the THC management continuously strive to improve on what has already proved to be a quality waterfowl hunting operation. The members are great, the lodge provides a place to meet and spend the night before a hunt and after the hunt is over to compare results with others, which is a very important requirement to me. The properties are high quality habitat to hunt and the management is always on the look out for more properties and working on how to improve the ones we have. I have hunted many good quality waterfowl operations in my day, and THC ranks with the best.
At Thunderbird Hunting club, great waterfowl hunting is only a portion of what this club has to offer. Yes, at Thunderbird hunting club you experience some of the best waterfowl hunting along the Texas gulf coast, but you also hunting with and next to a great group of people dedicated to hunting the right way. The proprietors of Thunderbird along with the membership are committed to providing a good safe hunting experience for ALL of the members and structures the club accordingly. Being a member on Thunderbird is being like part of a community or family. Everyone willing to help each other when needed. The membership of Thunderbird helps keep the club strong, however the administration and management of the club is like no other. From detailed maps of each property to detailed weekly reports during the season to weekly scouting reports of each property, Thunderbird keeps all members equipped with all the tools to have a great outdoor experience. Whether I am teaching my children how to hunt, entertaining customers or hunting with buddies, Thunderbird hunting provides me with yearly memories that will last forever.