“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 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.
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.
To my duck hunting family, Thank you for all the life lessons, support, kind words, and fun memories. I would not be the person I am today if it was not for this club. College graduation will soon be checked off the list. I hope you are ready for another Hayes to be around the club more often! See you next season.