And you thought a recurve was hard? It appears that Paul Gragg used an atlatl in St. Charles County Missouri to harvest a giant 15pt buck. Gregg stated that it was the first time he had actually thrown it at a deer. Maybe you are like a lot of folks and you are not aware of what an atlatl is exactly. The atlatl (pronounced "at-uhl at-uhl") was used to throw spears or darts prior to the appearance of the bow and arrow. The spear thrower's arm is essentially lengthened and with a spring like action can add a much great force than just throwing with your hand. The darts ranged from 4ft-5ft in length. The atlatl was used by many Native American tribes for hunting deer, elk, bison and other wild game. It was also used by Natives in the Arctic for hunting seals and even whales. Pretty cool! Congrats Paul Gragg on an awesome buck taken in a very unique way!