If you’re a Hunting Guide, you need a personalized plan for hunting guide insurance to cover your outfit from all hunting-related risks and accidents. Regardless of your experience and personal commitment to the health and safety of your patrons, accidents can and do happen. Outdoor Insurance Group cautions against five of the top risks that can lead to dire consequences and temporarily or permanently shut down your business. Be mindful of these risks to keep your hunters safe.
1. Shooting Accidents
Accidental shootings can result from momentary mistaken movements, ricocheting bullets or improper handling of firearms. Accidents can be avoided by implementing a policy of clear communications between hunting party members, the use of bright clothing, and clear and proper instruction of safe gun handling for your hunters.
2. Physical Condition Awareness
Carrying equipment, climbing rough terrain, and exposure to quick-changing inclement weather conditions are all risks to hunters who are poorly prepared for the physical aspects of this physically demanding sport. It is important to know the limits of all of your patrons before embarking on a hunting adventure so you can tailor your hunt accordingly and prepare for every eventuality.
3. Tree stands
Gaining a high vantage point increases the chances of a good shot, but it also increases your physical risk. Falling can result in broken bones, spinal injuries and serious head injuries, among other bodily harm. Each year brings a renewed risk of death from falling during a hunt. Proper and checked equipment, attention to detail, and common sense are all key when using a tree stand.
4. ATV and boating accidents
ATV’s are increasingly used to help reach out of the way places, haul equipment and carrying out the day’s prize catch. Risk of injury is always an important concern. Hunting by boat adds the additional risk of drowning accidents. Even where experience is paramount, helmets and flotation devices can save lives. Take care and adhere to safety rules when operating any transportation vehicles.
5. Animal attacks and Insect Bites
When out in the wild, always respect wildlife around you. Be aware not to disturb surroundings where nests may be present. Watch out for predators that may be hunting alongside of you. And always be careful when approaching an injured animal. Be prepared to offer preliminary treatment in the event of dangerous bee stings or spider bites.
Be mindful of all of these risks and take precautions to keep your hunters safe and ensure a bright future for your business. With a solid hunting guide insurance plan, you can focus on what you do best, treat your hunters to good times all season long — and keep them coming back.
We provide a complete range of General Liability protection plans including plans that cover the use of tree stands, ATVs, boats, and horses. Call OIG for a free consultation today and you’ll be working with the best in the business (888) 683-7808.