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July Atlatl Events!

Happy July 4th! There are a number of atlatl events planned in July around the United States. If you happen to be in one of these areas, check them out. These events are on the World Atlatl Association event page – please check with the contacts before going to the programs in the event there has been a change.

July 4

Duncan Park, Austin, Texas
ISAC Friday 9 AM
Contact roywenmo2000@yahoo.com

July 4-5

Hueston Woods State Park, Ohio
Ohio Atlatl Association
contact: ohioatlatl@hotmail.com

July 4-6

10th Annual Foothill-Mountain Atlatl and Bow Open. This is the only remaining annual atlatl competition in Wyoming. It is a three-day camping event in a beautiful location that offers a challenging competition and big fun for all ages.
Open to all, equipment and instruction cheerfully provided. Sponsored by the Wyoming Atlatl and Social Club.
Contact: Gary/Regina Dodson wyowinds@aol.com (307-632-0766)
or Russell Richard coyoteclown@aol.com (307-772-0550) for location and time.

July 11-13

The R.A.T. (renegade atlatl tourney)
West Almond Vigil West Almond, New York
ISACs, Locals, NYAA Team Atlatl League, NYAA Individual State Qualifiers,
NYAA Distance Throw Qualifiers, NYAA Hunter’s Animal Round Qualifiers,
NYAA European Round Qualifiers (2008 exhibition contest)
NYAA sponsored and insured
Bill Brundage 585 593-4216 or 585 610-9118 webrundage@verizon.net

July 12

Atlatl demonstrations, fun throws, and ISAC
at the Center for Archaeology’s Archeology Day,
Kampsville, Illinois
Contact Ron Mertz, devoemertz@sbcglobal.net /314-628-9376
or Gregory Vogel, CAA’s Director of Research, ggvogel@gmail.com

July 18-20

Flint Ridge, Ohio
Ohio Atlatl Association
contact: ohioatlatl@hotmail.com

July 19-20

Smoky Hollow Rendezvous, Wisconsin
Directions to get to our grounds: from Milwaukee, take Hwy.43n to Hwy.57n to Hwy.28 (the town of Waldo) turn left on Hwy.28, continue thru the town of Cascade to cty.F Turn right on cty.F to Highview Rd.(approximately one mile). Turn right on Highview to Parnell Rd. Turn left on Parnell Rd. The club grounds are on the right hand side 1/2 mile from Highview Rd.
Contact Lenny Riemersma, phone number (920)528-7454.

July 20

Pasadena, California
In conjunction with a monthly Bowmaking/Flintknapping/Atlatl Gathering
ISAC Contest (only)
Atlatl & Dart making and throwing clinics
Check the atlatl dicussion forums at www.PaleoPlanet.net for further information,
or contact Tom Mills at (626) 794-9158 or paleoaleo@yahoo.com

July 25

Echoes In Time
Willamette Mission State Park, Salem, Oregon
ISAC and novelty throw
Contact Bob Kitch at (509) 493-1971 or (541) 806-1971

July 26

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Gottfried Arboretum, University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac
ISAC
Contact : Leonard Riemersma (920)528-7454 , lenmaryr@dotnet.com

July 31-August 3

Green Flats Atlatl Rattle, Turner’s Casa de Fumo, Hancock, New York
ISAC, IASAC, Local all four days.
Team Atlatl and Individual Qualifiers, NYAA, Inc. insured event.
Contact Gary at (570) 437-3698 or iam@indian-artifacts.net

Atlatl Contests & Events

Depending on where you live in the United States and Europe, atlatl contests/meets can be either be plentiful or nonexistent!

We checked out the World Atlatl Association event calendar and we will list the contests coming up through the end of June.

If you feel atlatl contest/meet deprived, it is easy to set up your own atlatl event. The World Atlatl Association, International Atlatl Society and the many state atlatl associations offer information and support for setting up an event.

A lot of the most successful events have started with area atlatl clubs which have branched out from weekly meets to holding a set number of events during the year. The New York State Atlatl Association has a lot of information and events on its web page. If you need any assistance in setting up an event, give us a call (1-800-836-4520) or email us at Thunderbirdatlatl@gmail.com and we will be happy to help you out or at least find someone who can.

Following are upcoming atlatl events through June from the World Atlatl Association web site:

June 20-22

Meadowcroft, Avella, Pennsylvania
ISAC and local contests all 3 days
Contact Margie theatlatl@1st.net or (740) 264-1755

June 21

Duncan Park, Austin, Texas
ISAC Saturday 9 AM
Contact roywenmo2000@yahoo.com


June 21-22

Fat Blanket atlatl throw & ISAC. Cheyenne, Wyoming
Open to all, equipment and instruction cheerfully provided. Sponsored by the Wyoming Atlatl and Social Club.
Contact: Gary/Regina Dodson wyowinds@aol.com (307-632-0766)
or Russell Richard coyoteclown@aol.com (307-772-0550) for location and time.

June 26-29

The 10th Annual Bald Eagle Knap-in and Terry Keefer Memorial Atlatl Tournament
Bald Eagle, Pennsylvania
ISAC, IASAC and locals
Team Atlatl and Individual Qualifiers, NYAA, Inc. insured event.
26 pm – 29 am
Sponsored by the Susquehanna Flintknappers Inc. The event will be held on at the Tyrone Camp Anderson Boy Scout Camp 4 miles from Interstate I-99 and 24 miles from I-80. The site has showers, toilets, running water, a newly remodeled snack bar and cafeteria plenty of camping sites, a trout stream and pond camp. Camp established in 1911 in a beautiful mountain settling. Scouts will be serving food all four days.
For more information contact Tim Jackson phone (814) 684-0402 or Gary Beers at (814) 687-4372. For atlatl info, contact Jack Rowe (570) 888-8258 or Douglas Bassett (585) 493-3625.

June 27-29

Deerasic Park near Cambridge, Ohio
Ohio Atlatl Association
contact: ohioatlatl@hotmail.com

Vermont Atlatl Happenings!

This is the weekend to be in Vermont!

There will be atlatl competitions on June 14 at the North Country Sportsman Club – Williston, Vermont from 11 am – 3 pm Featured will be ISAC, IASAC, locals, Team Atlatl and Individual Qualifiers. Fully insured and sponsored by NYAA, Inc.Check www.shootncsc.com for an internet brochure with map and directions.
Contact Greg Maurer (802)877-2110.

Thunderbird Atlatl is working on two new instructional videos which we will post to You Tube in the next week or so. We will link to it from this website so you can find it easily.

Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will show how to fletch a dart in one video. In the second video, Bob will describe how to make a primitive looking dart including hafting a stone point.

Atlatl Musings

Thunderbird Atlatl is working on two new instructional videos which we will post to You Tube in the next week or so. We will link to it from this website so you can find it easily.

Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will show how to fletch a dart in one video. In the second video, Bob will describe how to make a primitive looking dart including hafting a stone point.

There will be a Living History Weekend June 6, 7 & 8 in Cuba, NY. This will be an atlatl, flintknapping & vendors weekend during the annual Dairy Days Festival in Cuba, New York.

There is a large area on site for RV’s & tent camping – all amenities. Featured will beISACs, IASACs, Locals, NYAA Team Atlatl League, NYAA Individual State and Hunters Animal Round Qualifiers. This is an NYAA sponsored & insured event. The event is hosted by the Genesee Valley Atlatl Assoc. & the Genesee Valley Flintknappers. For further information contact:
Atlatls – Douglas Basset at douglas.bassett@oprhp.state.ny.us Flintknappers and vendors – John Cappellini at – johncappellini@adelphia.net

There will be atlatl competitions on June 14 at the North Country Sportsman Club – Williston, Vermont from 11 am – 3 pm Featured will be ISAC, IASAC, locals, Team Atlatl and Individual Qualifiers. Fully insured and sponsored by NYAA, Inc.Check www.shootncsc.com for an internet brochure with map and directions.
Contact Greg Maurer (802)877-2110.

For those in the western part of the country, there is an event in Austin, Texas on June 8: Duncan Park, Austin, Texas ISAC Sunday 9 AM Contact roywenmo2000@yahoo.com

Not quite as far west, there is an event at the Henschels Artifact Museum, Wisconsin
Directions from Milwaukee, Hwy 43n to Green Bay, Hwy 57n Left exit #97 towards Plymouth, Left on cty.rd. J. Right on Hwy. 67, Left onto cty.rd.A. Straight onto cty.rd J, Left on Sexton Rd, Left on Holstein Rd. Follow road to parking area which will be along the left side of the road. Contact Lenny Riemersma, phone number (920)528-7454.

Video on Making Scarf Joints on Atlatl Darts

We’re working on trying to post videos on a number of atlatl subjects. We will be posting them in the next few weeks and months as we complete them. This first video shows how to make a scarf joint to connect two sections of an atlatl dart. Here’s the link: