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Less Usual Hunting Weapon - Atlatl

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Like a boss.
    Im thinking it was pure luck, but still what a story to brag about to ones friends. Sure makes other hunting methods seem futuristic.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    They used these on the reality show Top Shot.
    Interesting how people thought up propelling a spear.
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey, even a 7-year-old can do it - actual video of the kill:

     
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  5. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've had deer close enough to take them with a spear, without the atlatl.

    If you are patient enough and know where they move and bed and feed, you can theoretically take them with a rock.

    Not putting down his accomplishment, but there are a lot of deer out there and if you are still and quiet enough they will come in very close to you if you are in the right spot.
     
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  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    People have hunting and eating well for 1000's of years before the advent of firearms . It is pretty amazing what a sharp pointy stick put in the right place can do.
    Andy
     
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  7. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Do Bow Hunting regulations apply, or is there a separate season?
     
  8. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh Oh ! Here comes P.E.T.A. and The Child Protection Nazis. :eek::eek::eek:o_O
     
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  9. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    In reference to the atlatl. Which scope adjustments are best, Minutes or mils??????

    And, which scope mounts are the best???

    Sheldon
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    "Atlatl" sure is a funny/odd name though.. I wonder its origin or whatever.. or if scientists "named" it.
     
  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have read that the Atlatl is also a potent weapon in a fight. That's 10,000 years ago folks, it's not 9mm, .45ACP or Atlatl!
    It seems that the skin wearing set carried both long and shorter darts. In close quarters, be it Sabre Tooth Cat, Cave Bear or other humans the powerful thrust with the Atlatl was a game changer! You know, changed from live game to dead game.;)
    Wish I could find that article.
     
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    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I really hope that we don't see a bunch of Duffus Nimrods, learning to hit a hay bale at ten yards, going out and leaving a lot of wounded animals to die slowly!
     
  13. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    That is awesone. I've wanted to do that ever since I learned about atlatls in grade school, but have been to lazy to invest the time to make one and learn how to throw it.


    Ray
     
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    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    http://www.thudscave.com/petroglyphs/atlatlstatelaws.htm
    Looks like most states won't let you take big game with one, but you could kill a lot of carp.

    Ray
     
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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    As far as deer hunting goes Alabama has a bow and arrow and spear hunting season. They also have a special muzzleloader/air rifle season.
     
  16. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I love that Oregon classifies cute little bunny rabbits as predatory.
    Bugs would approve.
     
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