When there’s a windchill of minus zero in upstate New York, the best thing to do is think about spring or indoor atlatl contests! Of course, heading south also works as half our team has been at atlatl and flintknapping events in Florida since the end of January. They will be heading home to the Northeast later this week!
There are a few indoor atlatl contests! Doug Bassett has been setting up indoor shoots at Jim’s Pro Shop in Shortsville, New York. The next event is Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be an ISAC, IASAC and locals. Range Fee is $7. Those attending will want to bring five darts with foreshafts rigged for standard arrow inserts if you want to shoot any of the video hunts on the big screen. Each hunt can accommodate up to 10 people at a time (separate fee is $7 per person)
To get to Jim’s Pro Shop, take exit 43 off Thruway and south on 21 to Rte 96, 2 miles west (sign will probably say north) to just past blinking light for County Route 28. The block bldg (4885 Route 96) is on the left. For further information contact: Douglas Bassett (585) 493-3625; Douglas.Bassett@oprhp.state.ny.us
Check out the World Atlatl Association web page for more events. We will try to update our event listing this week! We have well stocked inventory if you are looking to try your first atlatl or want to upgrade your equipment. Give us a call at 1-800-836-4520 or email us at contact@Thunderbirdatlatl.com or Thunderbirdatlatl@gmail.com and we will get back to you. Keep Warm!