It’s February. I Guess That Means I Have to Shed Hunt.

I am not a fan of February. How can I be? Deer season is long over, football is gone for 8 months, snow and ice are covering everything on our lease and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s about this time every year that cabin fever sinks it’s claws into me and makes me feel like a prisoner in my own home. But, mercifully February does offer one option to watching reruns of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and do a little shed hunting. Early February By the first or second week of February, it’s a safe bet that all of the bucks on your lease or hunting property have shed their antlers. I don’t need to go into the science behind [...]

5 Things That Make You a Bad Hunting Partner

Over the last several years I’ve started 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. A feeling I don't usually get with a hunting partner. It wasn’t that long ago, that the exact opposite was normal. I much preferred the company of someone to share stories. As well as 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. I like to think that life has matured [...]

2021-02-16T14:13:12+00:00January 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Why Insurance is the Key to a Hunting Lease.

Do you remember the last time you had a few friends over to watch a game? Maybe it was just a Sunday afternoon with a few buddies or maybe it was Super Bowl Sunday with a houseful of crazed football fans. Either way, it’s likely as the host you couldn’t really relax and enjoy the game. Between making sure everyone is well fed and using the coasters on your wife’s favorite coffee table, you are also worried that something or somebody will be broken. It’s never intentional, but as soon as something goes wrong in the game…someone has to throw a pillow and there goes a lamp! You should always be covered in life and hunting, which is why outdoor hunting insurance can be [...]

2021-02-17T15:15:06+00:00January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Are You Pulling Your Stands? You Should Be

Its that time of Year, Tree Stand Removal We are quickly coming to that part of the year where it will be nearly impossible fore tree stand removal and storing them for the summer. Once it warms up a bit around the country. The thick woods and hot temps can make dragging your stands down treacherous. Then once the farmers begin to sow seeds and get their crops in the ground, driving your truck right up to them becomes a pipe dream. It will have you wishing this job had been done months ago! No…for most of us turkey season is the last opportunity to pull them down and take them home. What? You don’t pull your stands? (I can actually hear some of [...]

2021-02-17T15:10:04+00:00January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Want to hunt more? Hunt coyotes.

  We have all seen coyotes while we were deer hunting. Is there anything more frustrating than hearing footsteps from your stand only to turn and see a coyote trotting through your set up? These dogs are definitely not “man’s best friend” when it comes to your hunting lease. Lucky for you, (not so much for the coyote) most states have very liberal coyote hunting seasons and regulations. Of course, it’s always best to check your local laws before it you hunt, but it’s a good bet you can hunt them late into the winter and even into spring. Off-season Hunting Most of us hate to see hunting season fade away. Spring with all its pollen and summer with its blazing heat make all [...]

2021-01-13T14:43:39+00:00January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tree Stand Safety -Holding Each Other Accountable

American hunters are a diverse group of people coming from all walks of life, but when it comes to safety out in the woods, all hunters have something in common -- -- We all want to get back home safely to our families. Studies say that 1 in 3 hunters will have some sort of tree stand accident in their lifetime. The Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation, would like to bring that number down to 0. In order to make tree stand falls a thing of the past, there are a few things we all need to start doing for ourselves and each other: Practice the ABCs of Tree Stand Safety One of the most effective ways of preventing tree stand accidents is by [...]

2021-02-17T15:09:39+00:00September 24th, 2020|Tree Stand Safety|

Hunting Camp Liability Insurance: Why An Outfitter Needs It

Think You Don’t Need Hunting Liability Insurance? As a hunting outfitter, you have a lot on your plate. You constantly need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening on your property so you know how to put clients on the wild game animals they are looking for. You also need to maintain your property and your hunting gear so it’s all in good working order. Not to mention the ever-important aspect of retaining existing clients and finding new ones. But in the midst of all that, do you really have time to pursue hunting liability insurance? That depends… Do you want to protect your family’s assets and the company you’ve built through maybe years of grueling work? Do you want to shield [...]

2021-02-17T15:17:40+00:00August 14th, 2020|Land Access|

10 Hunting Accidents that Could Happen on Hunting Land

Hunting Safety Awareness | Common Hunting Accidents You’ve heard it over and over again. First from your parents, then throughout school, and now you likely hear it preached at your workplace. “Stay safe.” It’s obviously great advice and there’s a lot that you (yes, you personally) can actually do to prevent unsafe situations from happening. But the reality is that there is always the unknown. It’s like baby-proofing your whole house, but then your kid just plain falls down in the middle of the floor and hurts him or herself. It’s similar with hunting safety and hunting accidents. Avoiding Hunting Accidents Though you can do a lot to avoid them as both the landowner or the hunter and make the land safer, there [...]

2021-01-04T19:07:00+00:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Liability Insurance for your Guide or Outfitter Business

Liability Insurance Needed America’s guides and outfitters offer a wide array of experiences and activities. From guiding elk hunters on horseback in the Rockies, to picking up waterfowl hunters at a local motel for a day of shooting sea ducks in Maryland or even hosting whitetail hunters in their own home at the peak of the rut, guides and outfitters must be part hunter, part host and part business professional.  Of course, large scale operations usually have a full staff of guides, sales people and business advisors to help make sure the company runs smoothly and makes a nice profit. On the other hand, a much larger percentage of outfitters are making do with a handful of friends and family helping when and [...]

2020-12-31T15:34:56+00:00July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

5 Tree Stand Mistakes You DO NOT Want To Make

  5 Mistakes You DO NOT Want To Make. Ready to Hang Tree Stands? If you are like most hunters across the country, you likely hunted some during the late season. Even more likely noticed a few trails or bedding areas you thought would make a nice place to hang a tree stand. Before you could get back out to move or hang a new tree stand, life moved on and drug you with it. Winter turned into turkey season and before you knew it the dog days of summer arrived. Making being in the woods less than enjoyable. Now opening day of bow season for some states is less than 60 days away. That makes the deadline to get tree stands up [...]

2021-01-11T18:35:05+00:00June 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|