Fair-trade Wooden Boomerangs | Returning Boomerangs Wooden Boomerang like devices, including hunting sticks, have been used all over the world for hunting, religious and recreational activities. Their origin is still not fully clear. Research has shown that ancient tribes in Europe used special throwing axes. Also, in ancient Egypt a special type of stick was exclusively used by the Pharaohs for hunting birds. If you like ethnic pieces, these ones are just right for you!