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Primitive Gathering at Tuscazoar - 2002

Primitive Gathering 2002

Showcasing the primitive skills of atlatl,
primitive archery, and flint knapping.
Sharing skills, knowledge and friendships.

June 15, 2002; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm 
June 16, 2002; Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm


  • Craft, throwing and shooting demonstrations

Flint knapping From billets to finished points 
  Various flint and obsidian materials
  Percussion and pressure techniques 
Self-bows   How to select bow wood
  How to make a self-bow
  How to sinew back a bow
  How to snake skin a bow
  How to steam and bend a bow
  How to make Flemish bow strings 
Arrows and Darts   How to select arrow wood 
  How to make arrows from raw shaft
  How to fletch an arrow
  How to balance a dart  
Atlatl How to select materials
  How to craft atlatl
  Throwing form and techniques
  • Practice and challenge ranges open to all (I.S.A.C. sanctioned)
  • Flint items, atlatl and primitive archery crafts for sale
  • Benefit auction Saturday at 4 p.m.
    (Items donated by vendors will be auctioned off to the highest bidders)
  • Group camping available
    (Group campfire Saturday night - bring your instruments for a jam)
  • Vendors and demonstrators welcome

Check back for periodic updates.

The public is invited!!  Bring the family for a wonderful Father's Day weekend adventure, enjoy the demonstrations and try your arm at atlatl throwing. Hike Camp Tuscazoar's trails.

Admission is $5 per car. A concession stand will also be open. 

Self-Bowyers are welcome to spend the whole weekend

Overnight Camping Fees:

$5 per person or $15 per family for a tent site for one or two nights
$7 per person or $20 per family for a shared cabin for one or two nights

Contact Ken at 330-756-2041 or Tim at axetowax@yahoo.com for answers to specific questions.

Your donations will help "Keep the Spirit Burning at Camp Tuscazoar."

Camp Tuscazoar is located on County Road 83 (Boy Scout Rd.) just 1.5 miles south of the
State Routes 800 and 212.

Maps showing how to get to Camp Tuscazoar.

I.S.A.C.

I.S.A.C., the International Standard Accuracy Contest, has proved to be a singularly popular contest with high participation and competition in the U.S. and Europe.  In 2001, 183 I.S.A.C. contests were held with a total of 2,361 contestants.  Scores are kept in a database and winners are announced once a year.  High scorers are almost evenly divided among Europeans and U.S. participants in all categories - men, women and youth.   Within the World Atlatl Association, it is truly an international event and many throwers are quite competitive. Contests are held in France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Spain as well as all over the United States.  As of February 2002, there are 103 contests scheduled for this season.