“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.”
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.
THC is a community of sportsmen committed to outstanding waterfowl hunting, hard work, and great fun. Everyone pulls their weight to get the work done, as well as invest in the sport by welcoming youngsters and those new to hunting to the great outdoors and the fellowship of those who love nature and a full strap at the end of the morning. THC is an amazing place for boys to grow into men while experiencing the best that waterfowl hunting has to offer.
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.