Spearchucker Bags Missouri Deer; Hunter is First to Kill Animal with Primitive Weapon
|Missouri enters the Stone Age, again.|
Luke Boenker, 54, of Maryland Heights, tells the conservation department that he spied the four-point buck about 15 yards from his deer stand. Boenker "grunted to get the deer to pause" (of course he did!) and then let loose a seven-foot dart that pierced the animal's back and rib cage. The animal fell about 150 yards from where it was first speared.
"It was the ultimate feeling," said Boenker, an accomplished outdoorsman who'd grown bored with hunting by rifle and bow.
Below is a primer on how to throw that atlatl at fake boars, alligators and mountain lions.