“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 three sons. I started hunting with Thunderbird when the oldest (now 36) was 8 years old. I brought each successive son into the blind with me when he reached 8. My boys grew up at Thunderbird, and I am confident that the experience of being in verdant habitat and back at the Lodge with men from whom they could learn what it was like to be a man who responsibly enjoyed nature and fellowship significantly contributed to their being the great men they are today. Thank you, Thunderbird.
The primary reason is because of the quality of the men who are members. I have made so many close friends with the men who are there. The members are, without exception, passionate about waterfowl hunting. Its as though hunting ducks and geese is in their blood. It really is who they are as people. Another reason is that we are a self contained hunting club and do our own work. We build and camo our blinds, repair and maintain thousands of decoys and work together as a team to have consistently the best waterfowl hunting along the Texas Gulf Coast. If a hunter wants to be coddled and taken care of, and led to the blind by a guide, then Thunderbird is not for them. Thunderbird hunters are outdoorsmen and adventurers, and want to be involved in every aspect of the sport of waterfowl hunting. We know the hunting will be great. We want the total experience for our members to be beyond compare.
Thunderbird Hunting Club offers the serious waterfowl hunter, whether a highly experienced hunter or someone just developing a passion for waterfowl hunting, the opportunity to hunt waterfowl along the Texas Gulf Coast under near perfect conditions. That does not mean you will be guaranteed limits of ducks or geese on every hunt but it does mean you will have the opportunity on every hunt to hunt with hunters who love the outdoors and waterfowl hunting, to participate in the camaraderie associated with waterfowl hunting, of watching early on a “ducky” type of morning a flock of newly arriving ducks responding to your call and decoying into your decoys, of watching the lab sitting beside you shiver with excitement as he keeps a intense lookout for the next flock of ducks and most importantly of knowing that every effort has been made to insure habitat conditions are the best they can be considering variations in weather from season to season so that every hunter has a positive hunting experience.