Trespasser Problem? 6 Tips for Catching Uninvited Guests

Trespasser Problems If you own property with a large amount of acreage, then you know how difficult it can be to monitor that much land at all times. Even with today’s technology, you can’t be everywhere all at once. Here are just a few tips from the American Hunting Lease Association to help catch trespassers on your property. As well as why trespasser insurance is so important. Check perimeter of your property for damaged/cut fences or open gates One easy way to know if there have been uninvited guests on your property is to conduct routine checks of the perimeter to check for gates left open or fences that have been cut or run over to allow access. While it is possible an [...]

By |2021-01-11T18:28:20+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Vacant Land|

A 7 Step Guide For Landowners – Make Your Property Safer

After 10 years and thousands of landowner consultations, we have developed this guide to help you make your property as safe as possible and to identify hazards before they become problems. You have already taken the first step to making your property safer and minimizing your own risk by securing liability insurance. The next step is to simply follow the steps listed in this guide and enjoy the peace of mind that being a responsible landowner provides. Let’s get started! Download PDF Brochure Here 1. Document. Document. Document. As you go through your landowner safety guide it is very important that you take good notes and document your actions.  Good information is one of the keys to stopping lawsuits before they get filed. However, if you [...]

By |2020-07-06T16:26:25+00:00February 24th, 2020|Vacant Land|

Purchasing Land Insurance for Vacant Land

Vacant Land If you own property that is vacant and undeveloped, you may be left open to unnecessary risks and liability. In order to protect yourself and your investment, you should purchase vacant land insurance. The American Hunting Lease Association has created this guide to vacant land insurance in order to make your shopping experience easy and quick. The Basics You are not required by law to purchase land insurance; but this coverage can be a lifesaver if you are found liable of an injury due to guests or trespassers on your land. If you do not yet own your property fully, your financer may request you purchase vacant land insurance. Or if your property has existing structures (barns, sheds nonresidential structures), The American Hunting [...]

By |2021-01-11T18:40:57+00:00February 19th, 2020|Vacant Land|

Do I Need Insurance on Vacant Land?

If you own property you have probably had the thought before – “what happens if someone gets injured on my land?” It doesn’t matter if the guest was invited or a trespasser, if they are injured on your property and they decide to sue, you could, in the very least, be forced to pay exorbitant legal fees. Worse even, if you are found liable by the courts, you could be forced to pay for medical expenses as well! This might all sound silly to you, especially in the case of trespassers as they have no right to your property, but as a landowner, you have the responsibility of keeping a reasonable level of safety and maintenance to your property. That means clearing established [...]

By |2020-04-20T17:32:55+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Vacant Land|

Vacant Land Insurance: Protecting Yourself and Your Investments

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 [...]

By |2020-05-01T14:49:37+00:00January 21st, 2020|Vacant Land|

AHLA Statement on VA Senate Bill NO. 774

  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 [...]

By |2020-01-20T00:00:00+00:00January 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Landowner Liability Concerns

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 [...]

By |2020-05-01T15:28:48+00:00January 17th, 2020|Vacant Land|

2019-2020 AHLA Photo Contest

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 [...]

By |2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00January 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

2019 Holiday Buyer’s Guide

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 [...]

By |2020-08-14T13:40:52+00:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|