Primitive Hunting: Atlatl Alligator Hunting

atlatl Alligator HuntingNot much seems more intense than alligator hunting. But have you ever thought about alligator hunting with an atlatl?

The atlatl is the first projectile weapon ever invented by mankind. The earliest secure data concerning atlatls have come from several caves in France dating to the Upper Paleolithic, about 21,000 to 17,000 years ago.  the weapon is basically a spear thrower. Bows arrows and guns have proven way more effective, but the atltal is making a come back.

Ryan Gill from Hunt Primitive is doing his best to bring it back. In his latest video he makes a stone and antler harpoon and takes it out after alligator. He breaks down the construction and takes you a long on the hunt.

This is a little longer then most of the videos we feature but it is worth it. really exciting hunt.