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Financial and Labor Resource Inventory
Dr. Ed Wilson
P.O. Box 21627
Columbia, South Carolina 29221-9961
ISERA (International Special Event and Recreation Association)
8722 South Harrison Street
Sandy, Utah 84070
Meadows Insurance Agency Inc.: Steve Meadows
(The Virginia Deer Hunters Association, Inc. offers this plan for hunt clubs only)
304 Turner Road
Richmond, VA 23225
Southeastern Wildlife Federation's Hunting Club Liability Insurance Program
Ms. Carol Cash Turner
P.O. Box 1109
Montgomery, Alabama 36102
**Note, listing of a provider here does not indicate endorsement, this is a comprehensive listing of potential providers in the Southeast.
Hunting Clubs and Land Owners: Liability Issues and Hunting Leases (PDF)
G. Michael Massey of Massey, Higginbotham, Vise and Phillips, P.A.
Written by a lawyer from a local Jackson, MS firm who is well-versed in outdoor recreational issues, this article discusses liability issues for landowners and hunting clubs and what can be done to protect yourself.
Sample Liability Waiver for a Hunting Lease (PDF)
This lease is not meant to be utilized as such but is intended for educational purposes only. Consult a lawyer when drafting a lease to ensure that the details are appropriate for your specific situation.
Wildlife Leases and Liability Issues on Private Lands (PDF)
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
A written lease agreement can help protect you and your assets if an accident occurs on your leased property. This publication takes you through the steps for setting up a lease, the points to discuss with a local attorney, the different types of hunting leases, and the basics of a contract. The topics of insurance, indemnity agreements, and risk management are also discussed.
Rural Landowner Liability For Recreational Injuries: Myths, Perceptions, and Realities (PDF)
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
This article examines rural landowner liability risk through analysis of the 50 state recreation-use statutes intended to protect landowners from legal exposure tied to injuries sustained on their land.
Liability and Protection in Private Outdoor Recreation (PDF)
Oregon State University
This 1970 publication discusses the principles of liability and insurance protection that apply to most recreation enterprises regardless of size.