Icicle Atlatl Contest , January 10, 9 am to 3pm. January 11, 9 am to 2pm, 2004 Icicle Atlatl Contest & ISAC, Tioga Park, Nichols, New York. Turkey dinner at my house (90 Main Street Candor, New York) at 5pm on Saturday night. ( snow date Jan 17&18) check here for snow cancelation. Contact: Bob Berg 1-800-836-4520
Bone a shoulder of atlatl-harvested venison and cube it. Dredge the cubed venison in egg then coat with brown bread crumbs. Set aside. Boil a half-cup of barley in two cups of water, stir, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Cube a rutabaga or several turnips; slice a pound of parsnips into narrow strips. Ring two or three onions and crush a half a dozen cloves of garlic. Fry the garlic in a dash of olive oil. Add the onions, and parsnips, then the rutabaga or turnips. Donít spare the olive oil because the venison is generally fat free. Donít over cook the vegetables. In a large iron covered pot, sautť the venison until it is just browned but pink on the inside. Add the vegetables, barley, freshly crushed peppercorn, a dash of sea salt and a cup of red wine. Cover the pot and let simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with fresh brown bread and butter. This goes well with a hearty burgundy. Practice your French after the second bottle of wine.
Thunderbird Atlatl’s main page has just undergone a major update, but for the next few hours most of the links and images on the site will be broken. Over the next week, this site will be improved substantially, and a lot of new content will be added. Thunderbird Atlatl will be dynamic and easily-updateable by Robert and Cheryll Berg, without going through a third party web designer. Keep on coming back for the latest updates!
Order Early For the Holidays!
Now that the summer rush is over and we’re almost caught up, it’s time to get going on the holiday orders. If you want to be sure that your atlatls get delivered by early December, it is wise to order them soon.
We have plenty of our new Catatonk atlatls in inventory. The Catatonk is a flexible model with a dart rest at the handle end. It shoots very quickly and smoothly. The shafts are made from highly elastic woods such as Purpleheart, Osage Orange, or Argentine Ebony. The handles are made of a wood with a matching or contrasting color, usually (but not limited to) Bloodwood, Purpleheart, Maple or Walnut. The Catatonks have been well received at the various shows we’ve attended this summer.
The Catatonk is the second atlatl to combine the woodworking skills and design sensitivities of Bob Berg and John Jefferson, after the Kanakadea, which we introduced last year. John has also created a dozen or so extreme quality atlatls from rare woods that are unique, one of a kind weapons worthy of the most demanding customer. Over the last few years John has also helped improve some of our older designs with small but worthwhile changes.
Our plan is to have a new link to the “Unique and One of a Kind Premium Atlatls” that you can scroll through. Pictured will be the actual atlatl that you are buying. We also plan to have an Adobe Acrobat version of our Newsletter/Catalog, which will make it a little easier to obtain along with the informative articles that appear in it. Of course you can always ask for a printed catalog and we will gladly send it to you free of charge.
We also plan to upgrade the pictures of our atlatls this year, as soon as our Webmaster, Peter Berg, comes home from college for a break. We just sent him a box of home baked cookies so he owes us! Give us a call at 1-800-836-4520!
Many people have expressed an interest in getting more information about atlatl hunting and fishing. We have come a long way since those first lame attempts at hunting with atlatls and darts ten years ago, but now after making and correcting many mistakes we have developed good workable systems for both hunting and fishing. We have also looked for and found many places where it is legal to hunt or fish with the atlatl and dart. Thanks to the many people who have assisted and accompanied me on my adventures. Bob Berg