“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 Thunderbird Hunting Club has been a very important part of our family. Being the third generation Hayes to be a member at THC, I feel like I can call it home. I enjoy being a member for so many reasons, it is hard to combine it into a few short thoughts. The sport of hunting itself is of course one reason I return. Thunderbird had many great properties and blinds pre-set on each of the ponds for a convenient hunt. For me, though, I love all the members at our club. There is nothing better in life than to sit with a crew of other hunters on a Friday night and share old stories and memories, and to create new ones. I might only be eighteen, but I know that I have created relationships though Thunderbird that I will have for a life time. It has also given me the chance to grow so close with my dad, Glenn Hayes, and spend as much time as I could with my Paw Paw, Mashall Hayes. They are memories I will cherish forever. Thank you so much for giving everyone a place that we can do what we love and have such a great time doing it. We will be back for many seasons to come.
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.
Thunderbird is a very special club. It’s not stuffy, overcrowded or impersonal. THC is managed and cared for by a unique group of members who each have a burning passion for hunting and respectful conservation of the resource. Thunderbird epitomizes what the pursuit of hunting really is through an appreciation of the cold early mornings, good dog work, and camaraderie in the blind. Our club is what true Texas waterfowling is, and what it should be. We have enjoyed every second of being members and intend to do so for many years to come.