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Order Early to Insure Delivery!

This time of the year is always one of the busiest at Thunderbird Atlatl. We are busy trying to keep up with Christmas orders and want to make sure everyone’s order arrives in time. We usually ship priority mail through the post office. We can also ship UPS and Fed Ex depending on oversize charges and requirements. Priority mail is usually two to three day delivery depending where you are located. Thunderbird Atlatl’s shop is located in upstate New York.

We recommend making sure your orders for Christmas are in by Friday, December 20th at the latest- earlier is better. We will send out our last priority mail packages on December 21st. We can still ship express mail which is guaranteed delivery with the last packages going out December 23rd.

We also offer gift certificates which you can order online. We can send them via email or through the post office.

Wishing all of our customers and friends, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Happy New Year.

This picture was taken a few years ago but Tina is still one of our most loyal workers! She makes sure she helps with deliveries to the post office every day. During the Christmas season, she gets to dress up (if we can find her hat this year!)

Thunderbird Atlatl Designs

Thunderbird Atlatl has a variety of atlatl designs. Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl has been designing atlatls for over 30 years.

Some of our designs are interpretations of ancient designs and many are designs inspired by years of using the atlatl for sport, hunting, fishing and recreation.

All of our designs are copyrighted and the names are unique to our atlatls. Many of our designs have kits if you wish to make your own atlatl.

Visit Thunderbird Atlatl in Florida

Thunderbird Atlatl has left the northeast for the warmer weather for two upcoming shows. We will be at the Silver River Knap In and Stone Age Arts Festival Saturday, February 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Silver Springs State Park is located at 1425 NE 58 Avenue, Ocala, Florida. Festival admission is $5 per person. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. There will be atlatl demonstrations and ISAC competitions for those interested in trying an atlatl competition.

Visitors try the atlatl at Silver River State Park. Come to Silver River and try the atlatl this weekend. We look forward to seeing you!

We move north the following weekend to the 12th annual Stone Age & Primitive Arts Festival at Ochlockonee River State Park,429 State Park Road, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. Admission is $4 per vheicle. Contact the park at (850) 962-2771. The program is Friday, February 22nd to Sunday, 24th 201 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be atlatl demonstrations and contests including ISACs all weekend.

Visit Thunderbird Atlatl at the SVE Sportsman’s Show Feb. 2 to 3

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the SVE Sportsman’s Show in Spencer, NY Saturday, Feb. 2 & Sunday, Feb. 3. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Spencer- Van Etten High School, Darts Crossroads, Spencer NY Admission is free! We will be at our booth through 1 pm on Saturday and from noon to 3 on Sunday.
There is a variety of exhibitors from hunting with dogs to hunting with guides. artists, taxidermists, wood carvers, archery shops, fishing experts and guides. Archery range petting zoo and fly casting area for kids. Falcon and hawk seminars, dog training and game calling seminars too. Youth 3D archery tournament, (bring your own gear). Seminars, DEC officers, hunter safety instructors. Bring your trophy mounts to hang in our “Hall of Horns”. The Lucky Buck will be back! Sunday is “The Dog Days of Winter” At 10:00 is the “open” to all breeds match sponsored by the school’s FFA.
Food and drinks available for sale by high school clubs. Breakfast and dinner served in the cafeteria.

Starting New Year at Thunderbird Atlatl- Planning Events

The Thunderbird Atlatl staff is planning events for 2019. We plan to be at events in Florida in February. We will be posting the information for the shows. They will be at Silver Rivers State Park in Silver Springs, Florida and Ochlockonee River State Park in Sopchoppy, Florida.

Looking forward, we plan to be at the Pennsic War again in August; the Stonetool Show at Letchworth State Park in August and the Flint Ridge Knapin in Ohio over Labor Day. We will also be in Vermont in September at the Chimney Point State Historic Site annual event in Vergennes, Vt. There will be International Standard Accuracy Contests at these events.