Atlatl ??????????????

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Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby Zap » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:52 pm

Anyone on here ever use an atlatl to kill a deer?

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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby magicman54494 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:19 pm

Not legal in Wis. but I think they are talking about allowing them for small game.
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:24 pm

Cool post, ZAP- I did a lot of research on atlatls as a youth. Pretty cool to think that prehistoric man used an atlatl and spear or "dart" to kill woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers. Some have theorized that the atlatl was directly responsible for the extincion of the woolly mammoth in North America. Atlatls were used with arrows by homosapiens a bit later on, around 15,000 BC.

I had no idea that people were using them anywhere to sling arrows at deer? I'd make sure it was legal in your state first. I'd definitely give it a go as I was pretty fascinated by them as a kid. Hmmmm...
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:48 pm

Ok guys, new one for me. Had to Google this one. 8-)
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby Zap » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:57 pm

Legal in Missouri for most of the gun season this year.

Been legal in Pa and some other states for a while.

Prononced -At-la-tal.

I am gonna atlatl some deer if I can. :D

I heard it so easy a caveman can do it. :lol:

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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby Zap » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:03 pm

dan wrote:A what? :lol:



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That was my initial reaction, when I read the new regs.
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby lungbuster » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:57 pm

If you search on youtube I believe there are one or two videos on the Atlatl.
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby The Rav » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Wierd, but interesting. I'm going to have to do some research on this one.
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby dan » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:33 am

Some have theorized that the atlatl was directly responsible for the extincion of the woolly mammoth in North America.

COOL! Maybe we could use it to make Democrapper polititions extinct! ;) :lol:
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Re: Atlatl ??????????????

Unread postby Osprey » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:55 am

Never used one, but have a few stone atlatl weights my grandfather found in an artifact dig years ago. Pretty cool, several thousand years old. I've seen pics of how the wood parts connect to the weights and work for the throwing, thought about building one but got enough to do making 18th century stuff, don't need to go back to the tenth century!


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