- Instant Help with Access
Whether you are reaching out to a landowner via email or phone or you are knocking on their door to ask permission, having that hunting liability insurance in hand might just be the foot in the door you need. Instantly, you are showing responsibility and willingness to protect the landowner from your hunting activities and the risks that go along with those activities.
Many landowners are hesitant to take on risk by allowing strangers or those they don’t know very well to have access to their land. Be clear in how you plan to utilize the land and show that you are willing to take responsibility. Setting this standard from the get go could help with quicker, instant access.
- Hunting Groups
It is not uncommon for hunters to have their own groups that they run around with and hunt with, whether it be family, friends, or acquaintances. Leasing hunting land is also becoming big business for landowners and can get expensive for an individual hunter or family. By getting a small group together of like-minded hunters can really spread out the burden of paying for a lease.
Likewise, having a hunting liability insurance policy that covers all the hunters in your group can help entice those who are hesitant to join to feel comfortable. Knowing that in a case of injury or accident they will be covered can put their mind at ease about joining the group to pursue a land lease. It also increases the chances that you and your group will have to hunt more acreage and harvest more animals. Increased odds is always good.
- Track Record
As you get deeper into using hunting liability insurance and show a track record of having no claims or issues can really help you build a reputation of responsibility, which goes a long way with landowners and other hunters. It shows that you are safe, responsible, and less of a risk than other hunters who may not have the same track record. This should be very appealing to most hunters and landowners because it gives clear, solid proof of past good experiences.
Again, this is where your hunting liability insurance acts as a resume, but also as a log or diary of past responsibility and reliable hunting practices that make landowners wary of allowing new hunters onto their property. If your goal is to accumulate as much hunting land as possible by leasing or gaining permission, hunting liability insurance should be at the top of your list of musts.