Watch out this spring for Lyme Disease. It is nasty and quite an epidemic. Lyme Disease is the disease of the outdoors.
The article talks about prevention and what to do if bitten by a deer tick.
Honestly, I have not seen an insurance claim from this disease yet and I am not exactly sure how the policy would react because liability policies need a “breach of duty” and “negligence”. I would imagine any lawyer could make a case against a club that it was “liable” for a guest’s injury or loss stemming from Lyme Disease if they were not properly warned. Imagine being liable for the lost wages of a doctor who could no perform his work because of disability from this disease. It could cost alot of money and result in a big legal defense bill.
We strongly recommend that your hunters, guests and members all sign liability waivers or acknowledgement of risk forms before being allowed to participate in club activities. Those waivers should include statements about the dangers of Lyme Disease. Here is a link to a map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows were the disease is prevalent:
We can provide you with sample liability waivers that you can use to help protect your club in addition to offering you quality low cost liability insurance.
You need low cost insurance for hunting with no membership fees or additional costs — and great service. That is what we do.
Turkey hunting is dangerous. Check out this article in the NY Times.
It states, “In New York State, pursuing wild turkeys is the most dangerous form of hunting.” The article goes on to say “the ratio of hunting accidents among turkey hunters exceeds that of hunting in general by a significant margin.”
I have seen claims where people have shot heavily camouflaged hunters calling to other hunters, each thinking the other was a turkey. It is hard to believe because turkey hunting is intimate and the target is so near. There are no tree stands in regular use and the weather is usually pretty nice.
So it goes without saying that your club needs quality low cost hunting insurance for your hunting lease.
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I was looking to write a blog about hunting club rules, I had the idea because a lot of stuff I had seen was written by landowners or was written by clubs but was very limiting. Punitive really, like no tree stands within 150 yards or property boundaries or rules about hunting with minors.
I came across this article on the Internet http://www.realtree.com/deer-hunting/articles/10-rules-for-deer-camp I loved it, it is down to earth, reasonable and covers the points that would effect a quality hunting experience.
The major points covered are defining club leadership, guest rules, tree stand spacing, scouting protocol, fair chase rules, mixed bag limitations during deer season, works days, antler restrictions and club usage. The article does nice job of bringing these things up for discussion so clubs can outline a program to ensure a quality experience for its’ members.
The only thing it is missing is telling you where to buy the hunt lease insurance or insurance for your Rod & Gun Club. The obvious answer is www.huntinginsurance.com.
Thanks for looking.