Atlatl

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Has anyone on here ever made an atlatl, I don’t know if that would be considered archery or not, but I have just seen them on tv and have always been interested in them and would like to get one, one day, it looks like it would take a lot of practice to master one though
 

NCHillbilly

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Yes, I used to make and fool with them some.
 

NCHillbilly

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They look like you can get some real force behind them and that’s why I’ve been interested in them
Oh yeah. An atlatl dart will go completely through an aluminum storage building, and will penetrate the thick steel hood of an old Ford 3000 tractor. Don't ask me how I know.
 

NCHillbilly

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The Paleoplanet forums used to have some good info.
 

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That’s pretty crazy and pretty funny, why are they not legal
Because spear hunting isn't legal in most states, only defined weapons. Alabama I think is legal for atlatl hunting, or used to be.
 
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