Welcome to the official webpage of the World Atlatl Association!

logoThe World Atlatl Association, Inc. (WAA) welcomes as members anyone who is interested in the atlatl, an ancient hunting weapon, and who agrees with the objectives of the association. Founded in 1987, WAA unites members throughout the world. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, The Atlatl, which publishes information about events and competition results, archaeological finds, scientific information, reports, cartoons, and just about anything else that is related to the atlatl as a primitive weapon or contemporary sport. If you have an interest in primitive skills and want to link up with a terrific and friendly group of atlatl fans who share your interest and enthusiasm for this fascinating stone age/space age dart throwing device, call or write today!

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Devin Pettigrew of Fayetteville Arkansas is currently the editor of our association newsletter. The newsletter goes out by the 15th of January, April, July and October, and articles should be submitted at least 20 days in advance.  Please send submissions of articles and photographs to Devin by email, by clicking this hyperlink.


Well everyone, it’s been a long time coming but the World Atlatl Association is finally entering the 21st century along with everyone else in the world!  Online dues payments are now possible through PayPal.  If you don’t have a PayPal account, it’s quick and easy to set one up.  Be sure to use your current email address when checking out, as you’ll be receiving your newsletter by email.

Click here to visit our membership page, or click the “Become a member” bar below the page header.

View our events schedule, or schedule an ISAC event of your own:

To hold an ISAC event, please contact Regina Dodson, either by clicking this hyperlink or by post or phone: Regina Dodson, 611 Broken Wheel Court, Cheyenne, WY, 82007, phone: (307) 421-0834.

Please note events must be published in the Atlatl newsletter in order to be officially sanctioned.  For more information, please consult section 6.3 of the ISAC rules and regulations.

To view our 2015 WAA Event Schedule, click here.

Newsletter submissions:

To submit an article to The Atlatl, our  quarterly newsletter, please contact Devin Pettigrew, either by clicking this hyperlink. Submissions are only being accepted in electronic format at this time. The newsletter goes out by the 15th of January, April, July and October, and articles should be submitted at least 20 days in advance.

For a current listing of the officers and board members of the WAA, as well as their contact information, please click the hyperlink below to download a PDF:

2015 WAA Officer listing, updated 1/31/2015

Official WAA documents (meeting minutes and proceedings, 2013)

Minutes of the 26th Annual Meeting of the WAA Membership

2013 Board meeting