A new Atlatl Hunting and Fishing Association (AHAFA) and has formed, complete with its own website. The AHAFA also has a new website, sponsored by Thunderbird Atlatl and designed by Mark Bracken. Below is the Mission Statement of the newly-formed organization.
The purpose of The Atlatl Hunting and Fishing Association (AHAFA) is to provide a meeting place and a forum for anyone interested in the atlatl and dart as a means of taking fish and game, past, present or future. A primary goal of this organization is to help get the atlatl and dart recognized as a legal hunting and fishing implement. We are not seeking any special seasons for its use but rather to get the legal approval to use the atlatl and dart anywhere a bow and arrow are used. We have formed this organization to combine efforts and recourses of the various groups and people who are working toward our mutual goals.
We have formed AHAFA as an independent adjunct of the World Atlatl Association. We propose to work in conjunction where and whenever cooperation is possible with the WAA, but not as a sub-group of it, under its organizational umbrella. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to join us. At this time we have no formal organizational structure. Our meetings will be called at any opportunity by anyone wishing to do so, by mutual agreement and with notice to the online communications which have been set up for the purpose. Until a formal organization if formed all decisions are made by consensus.
For those of you in the SouthernTier of New York, or the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, the Tyoga Atlatl Association was created to promote the study and teaching of the atlatl and other primitive skills. Their objective is to be a bridge between the world of pre-history and the present and to share the enjoyment of our common heritage in a fun, exciting and educational way.
For more information contact Jack Rowe at (570) 888-8258, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Tom Goble at (607) 565-7564; Brandon Anderson at (607) 565-7901 or Dennis Lantz at (570) 358-3000.
To contact the Tyoga Atlatl Association email Jack Rowe at email@example.com
When Peter Gets Back from college this spring I will get him to add the Tyoga Atlatl Association to the association list.
Check out our auctions on ebay. From time to time I put up a few items on ebay just to generate more interest in atlatls.
The atlatl season is well under way for 2004! While there have been Icicle and “Finger Freezing” Contests in the North in the winter months, many of us also happily took off for contests and hunting & fishing in the South. Thunderbird Atlatl was at the Payne’s Prairie Knap-In in Florida the last weekend of February and then it was on to Moundville, Alabama for a Pow Wow for the first week of March.
We’re back home in New York State now – building new atlatls, darts and planning new atlatl adventures!
Our new catalog is available. If you would like a copy, please e-mail us your name and address at firstname.lastname@example.org