You can do your best to make your property as safe as possible, but dangers can arise in an instant on vacant timberland. That’s why you need to protect yourself and your investments from expensive lawsuits with Vacant Land Liability Insurance. While most insurance policies will cover a landowner from liability against a Licensee or an Invitee, very few policies will cover a landowner against Trespassers. Timberland liability insurance differs from other types of liability insurance in several ways including coverages and protections against lawsuits from an individual trespassing on your property. Yes, even if a person enters your property uninvited, you may still be liable if they are injured while on your land. There are two notable examples of when a landowner [...]
The American Hunting Lease Association, in response to the newly filed Virginia Senate Bill NO. 774 (excerpt below), stands firmly opposed to any laws prohibiting or limiting the freedoms or rights of American hunters. SENATE BILL NO. 774 Offered January 8, 2020Prefiled January 8, 2020A BILL to amend and reenact § 29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia, relating to big game hunting; guaranteed kills prohibited; penalty. 1. That § 29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows: A. The following shall be unlawful: 12. To offer for sale, sell, offer to purchase, purchase, or guarantee a kill of, or charge a fee for killing, a deer, bear, or wild turkey. Such prohibition shall not apply to the killing of [...]
Whether you are a bird watcher, a forester, a conservationist or hunter, the dream of owning your own piece of ground for recreation can be the realization of a life spent working and saving so that one day you could be called a landowner. The joy and satisfaction you receive from spending time with family and friends on your land are is nearly immeasurable and the monetary return on your investment will only serve to validate your decision to own land. However, with ownership also comes varying levels of responsibility and a duty to those you invite (and even some you didn’t invite) to hunt or recreate on your property. As a landowner you may invite family, friends or even employees to an event [...]
After an incredible contest last year we are excited to announce the rules for The American Hunting Lease Association's Photo Contest for the 2019-2020 season! Send us your photos and be ready to vote on our Facebook page for the winners! Read the rules for the contest below: 2019-2020 Official Contest Rules: - All submissions must be entered by March 1, 2020 to be eligible - All submissions must have been taken in the 2019-2020 hunting seasons - No more than 3 entries per person - Voting begins March 1, 2020 and concludes March 31, 2020 - The three finalists will be chosen by most likes on Facebook - The winner will be chosen by The AHLA employees by majority vote within the office - The [...]
Here's a list for those hunters on your shopping list this holiday season! Whether you send this list to your family as a guide, or you have some hunters on your own list, these gifts are sure to be a hit with the outdoorsman in your life! Hunter Safety System – Pro Series with ELIMISHIELD – Realtree - $139.95 The reintroduced HSS-ProSeries combines the latest technology in treestand safety with the classic features that made this harness a fan favorite. The new ProSeries is treated with ElimiShield® Hunt™ Scent Control Technology, killing human odor before it forms for the life of the harness. The harness is 40% lighter, thanks to new, lightweight fabrics and ventilating mesh. The built in USB port connects your [...]
This Veteran's Day we want to give thanks to all of those who have served and are currently serving. We thank you for your bravery and sacrifice so that we could live safely and enjoy the freedoms that you protect at home and around the world. Thank you!
How does the hunting Lease work? What is a hunting Lease? What's the true definition of it? It's simple. It's just an agreement between a landowner and a group of hunters or hunter. Down south, where they have all those thousands of acres, they have big hunt clubs. They might have 150 members in a Hunt club and that club leases 15,000 acres, that's how that works. That's how it got started. We talk to people from Louisiana and Alabama all the time, and we've had conversations where we say, “Well, people up in the Midwest aren't quite into leasing” and they're shocked. Well how do they hunt? If they don't Lease, how do they hunt? It makes no sense to them. A [...]
I'll tell you a story and you can tell pretty quickly whether or not you want to spend your money. if you tell your wife or your significant other “Hey, I'm just going to spend $5,000 dollars.” That isn't going to go over so well. Instead, let's do the math. Let's break it down per hunter, per hunt. How you can show that leasing is an affordable option. Every hunter at some point or another has gotten a phone call that said, “hey, we can't hunt the ground anymore that we were hunting and I was hunting on a friend of mine's grandmother's farm, she sold it. So that's gone, we have to take our stands down and we're out.” It's horrible news. [...]
The American Hunting Lease Association is proud to be partnering with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry as they continue their work providing meat for families in need! FHFH is the only venison donation ministry actively setting up chapters across the nation and seeking to collaborate with other existing state and local venison donation programs. FHFH reaches an audience within both the hunting and non-hunting communities and provides the #1 most difficult item for food banks and feeding ministries to obtain – protein-based red-meat. Since 1997 FHFH has provided more than 20.2 million servings of meat for people in our country struggling with hunger. Thank you for all that you do, FHFH!
Over the last several years I have begun to enjoy hunting alone and have even found myself preferring to hunt alone. Even when the weather is right and the calendar tells me to spend 4 or 5 days on a trip, hunting on my own gives me complete control of my successes and sole responsibility for my failures. It wasn’t that long ago, that the exact opposite was the norm. I much preferred the company of someone to share sightings with and drink a beer with when we weren’t in a stand. Killing a mature deer was just more fun with someone there to share the moment with. I like to think that life has matured me and that I just take more [...]