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Deer stand question?

Old 09-26-2006, 01:07 AM
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If a land owner gives permission to others to hunt his land and they use my stands and get hurt is he liable? Me?
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:07 AM
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If you or any body else for that matter signs a legal wavier of liablitly then the land owner is NOT liable.
If no wavier was never signed then the land owner could be sued but it would be hard to prove neglagence in court no matter who the stand belongs to.
Hunters who unethicaly use somebodys stand without permission takes the risk for there own safety.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:28 AM
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THAT is a very good question and haven't heard many asked lately. However, the answer would be different state-by-state.

Here in IL, if you have permission to hunt a property, and there is no fee paid, the owner would not be liable as long as there was no intent to do harm or there was (lets say) a known dangerous situation that the hunter was not informed of. This falls under the "Recreational Land Use Act".

IMO if there was asign on the stand of "KEEP OFF - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK"it would absolve you of any responsibility.

Of course.............. then there's lawyers.
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:46 PM
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it would be hard to prove the stand was your, unless your name was on it.also depends on the state laws.
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