September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This powerful weapon has a 40,000 year history, and was employed by the first Paleoamericans to hunt woolly mammoth. The atlatl (or spear-thrower) is used to propel a long spear (dart), and is now a legal means of taking deer in Missouri. Participants will construct an atlatl, use heat to straighten a cane dart, then we’ll practice on a target! Registration required, does not include park admission. Must be at least 12 years old to participate.