“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.
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.
I have never seen the number of birds we saw this morning in my whole entire life. There were pintails and geese by the thousands!