“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.”
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.
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.
Texas Gulf Coast waterfowl clubs all have their own culture, and it is important to find the one that best suits your needs. Thunderbird (THC), with acreage extending from Tres Palacios Bay to near Pierce Ranch, is a duck hunter's club - meaning it’s your hunt, not a guide's hunt, in our carefully crafted habitat. Ours is a culture for the outdoorsman or woman who prefers the quiet of the morning as their party makes their way to the blind, and prefers to avoid the herding and long lines at a gate - the very thing we are usually trying to get away from! Its an equitable club; our members draw for blinds, there is no favoritism, and because we do not feature "day hunts," our regular members do not follow in the wake of an over-hunted pond or field. Our dollars are spent on habitat, and less on ambience - this is one of the reasons our 100% of our members shot limits of ducks on 3 out of every 4 trips for the past 25 years.