Dawn Wagner; The Atlatl Huntress

Dawn Wagner; The Atlatl Huntress

”I have been hunting /competition throwing for a little over 2 1/2 yrs!! My husband started messing around with this weapon after a friends son asked for one for Christmas and they brought it out to our house to try it out!! We found out that you could hunt with it in Missouri and my hubby had to have one. After he harvested his first deer with it I said I can do that and I started hunting for the first time in my life!!!”

”It is so nice to see so many woman getting into hunting!! It’s not just a mans sport anymore!! We can go out and kill it, clean it and cook it!! I really enjoy getting out and being able to see all the wildlife!! I have seen 6 bobcats over the last 3 months that I have been hunting just haven’t been able to get a throw!!”

Who is this Lady??? Dawn Wagner 44 years is married to her best friend Brian who helped get her into hunting several years ago. She enjoys hunting whitetail and turkey with her Atlatl and 6ft darts and just recently was the first woman in Missouri to take a rabbit with her atlatl and darts! She also just recently started hunting with a bow too! Dawn has only been hunting for the last two years!! When she is not hunting she enjoys teaching children and adults about her sport that she enjoys so much!! To see the looks on the kids faces when she hurls her darts is priceless. When she isn’t teaching she is gardening and canning. She enjoys putting food on her table that is good for her family!! Dawn is also an active member of the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association and is the secretary of the board. She also helps out the CRWMA Lincoln County Youth Deer Clinic which is an annual event put on by CRWMA and with the help of Missouri Dept of Conservation. The purpose of the day long clinic is to provide area youth (ages 6-15) with the opportunity to learn about deer hunting basic from experienced adults. Dawn is also a member of the World Atlatl Association and the Missouri Atlatl Association. In 2013 and 2014 she took First place out of the woman at the Cahokia Mounds Atlatl throw. Recently she started teaching children at Busch Wildlife in St.Charles Mo about the Atlatl and darts. And has been asked back to teach some more classes. Dawn has a FaceBook hunting page called The Atlatl Huntress if you would like to follow her “Cavewoman” experiences!!

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