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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.

Atlatls Becoming Popular with Camps & Other Youth Groups

More and more young people are being introduced to the atlatl through camp programs, scout groups, museum and school programs.
We have definitely seen a growth in this area especially over the last few years. At Thunderbird Atlatl, we offer a wide variety of atlatls for those groups. We have found our atlatl kits very popular especially among scout groups.
We are happy to work with any groups interested in starting an atlatl program. Email us at contact@thunderbirdatlatl.com or call us at 1-800-836-4520 and we would be happy to work out a package for your group. Atlatls work well with youngsters from 5 or 6 years to teenagers.
The atlatl programs teach youth good archery safety rules and provide an enjoyable target sport that all youth can enjoy.