“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ever heard of an Atlatl ? Now you have.

A deer-hunting first in Missouri

Luke Boenker of Maryland Heights, Mo., made Missouri deer-hunting history on the opening day of the firearms season.

He became the first hunter using an atlatl, a primitive spear-launching weapon, to take a deer in the state.

The weapon became a legal hunting method last year, but the Missouri Department of Conservation said that no one had taken a deer with it in 2010.

Boenker found success on Nov. 12 this season, hunting from a tree stand in St. Louis County.

A day later, Scott Rorebeck of Trenton, Mo., became the second hunter in the state to take a deer with the atlatl, hunting in Grundy County.

Here is a random example of some Atlatl chucking......... enjoy...

For the record killing a deer with an atlatl is nearly as difficult as Uncle Dick catching a trout using a fly rod.

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