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Old-School Atlatl Turkey Hunting Showcased at NWTF Event in Tennessee [PICS]

All images via Dept. of the Interior

Hunting turkeys with an atlatl is as old-school as it gets.

Doug Melton and Ryan Howell, both BLM archaeologists, recently attended the the NWTF convention in Nashville, Tennessee to demonstrate the ultimate old-school turkey hunting tactic — the atlatl.

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Attendees were given the opportunity to try their hand with the atlatl and dart on a 3D archery course set up for the occasion.

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About 900 participants took a shot at the foam fakes, but the targets went home mostly unscathed.

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Besides educating onlookers about this old-school hunting method, BLM representatives gave visitors information on the importance of public lands managed by the agency and details about multiple use and sustained yield missions being taken on by the BLM.

Old-School Atlatl Turkey Hunting Showcased at NWTF Event in Tennessee [PICS]