“What makes Thornhill’s Shooting Preserve so special is that Wayne and his father, Mr. Conn, experienced the glory days of Southern quail hunting, and they’ve tried hard to replicate that experience for today’s hunters. A day at Thornhill’s is like stepping back in time. The beautiful land, dedicated guides, well-trained dogs, and hard flying quail evoke a long-gone era. When you leave there after a wonderful hunt, the golden memories remain with you. And you leave not as a customer, but as a friend.” -- David L. Vutera Ossining, N.Y.
"I enjoy going to Wayne's more than anything. It's the best $150 you can spend with friends and a great host." -- Dr. Tooley Towns Baton Rouge, La.
“While wild quail have pretty much disappeared and I don’t have the time to train bird dogs, Gary Wayne Thornhill and Thornhill’s Shooting Preserve allow me to relive one of the favorite experiences of my youth. Sometimes I take my Dad’s old side by side and hunt with Federal paper hull shells. The unmistakable aroma works like a time machine, taking me back to the early 1960s hunting with Dad. Thank you, Wayne, for keeping this tradition alive!” -- Doug Frey Shreveport, La.
“I love the memory of watching the dogs work. They’re hard hunting, almost sprinting, then suddenly stop on a dime upon catching the scent of a covey of Quail. I hurriedly move toward them, knowing that I’ll be rewarded with a rush of feathers and an opportunity to shoot a game bird. The birds don’t disappoint, and we get a few shots off. My buddies and I laugh with each other at the shots we missed and revel in the ones we made, then we’re on to the next challenging covey. Thanks for these great memories, Wayne. They get me through the work week!”