“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 joined THC after having the opportunity to hunt on several occasions with Steve Brien. What I was most impressed with was the quality of the hunting, the caliber of the people, and the professionalism under which the club is managed. What keeps me a member (and my son is now a full member as well) is that the club is dedicated to a first class set of properties that have great habitat to attract birds and is sensitive to the financial requirements of its members. Having the managers who will work with members to show them where the birds are and how to hunt is also a great benefit.
My father always treated hunting and fishing as not just pass times, but as important skills that one should have for life. As a result, most of my time with my father has been in the field or on the water. Since 1986, that time has been spent with the guys at Thunderbird. That has now turned into me spending time with my son in the field at Thunderbird. What I like most about Thunderbird is the singular focus on waterfowling so that one's time is organized around an activity rather than drinking scotch on the porch, etc.
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.