Hunting is a popular sport, widely enjoyed by many individuals across all states in the US. Whether it’s turkey, boar, game, or goose, hunters must adhere to precautions to hunt safely.
Despite following careful hunting practices, there is always the potential for an accident to occur, which is why it’s so important to ensure you have hunting liability insurance to protect yourself.
Many hunters wrongly assume that they’re entirely covered for liability on their homeowner’s policy. This isn’t usually the case or the coverage is extremely limited. Therefore, you need to ensure you have specialist hunting liability coverage that will protect you if someone files a lawsuit against you.
You may think that you don’t need hunting liability coverage since you are conscientious and handle guns with care. But can you afford not to cover that risk? The main types of 3rd-party injury or damage that happen during hunting incidents are:
If someone suffers an injury, the cost of liability claims can be huge. For example, in Wisconsin, a bow hunter was in a tree stand and struck in the face by shotgun pellets from a hunter who believed the bow hunter to be a turkey. The matter was resolved for the sum of $150,000. Hunters should be licensed and know how to handle a firearm, however, accidents still occur. Approximately 1,000 hunting accidents occur each year and about 10% of these accidents result in death.
The best way to gain true peace of mind as a hunter is to take out hunting liability insurance. At XINSURANCE, we’re specialists in providing liability coverage solutions for high-risk activities. We have been doing so for over four decades. XINSURANCE is powered by Evolution Insurance Brokers, LC (“EIB”), an excess and surplus lines insurance brokerage, and we are able to provide customized coverage solutions to each of our clients by using our unique “all-in-one” approach. We look at your operations and experience level to determine the type of coverage best for your needs.
We can also provide coverage solutions to those who have been refused hunting liability insurance in the past or have previously had claims refused.
Hunting insurance can provide coverage solutions for:
With XINSURANCE, you can purchase customized liability insurance coverage that will protect you in all the areas that your homeowners, employers, and business insurance policies won’t or can’t. Our underwriting team brings you over 40 years of experience, along with the ability to offer customized limits, coverage, deductibles, and premiums to create the perfect plan for your personal protection.
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