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SACS SHOOTING & COUNTRY SPORTS INSURANCE

SACS shooting insurance and country sports insurance is cost-effective and strong, covering a wide range of shooting and country sports activities, both target and quarry.

Hard-working, efficient, non-commercial and not-for-profit, SACS membership and the included insurance is inexpensive. We use the old and respected firm of Lycetts, who understand country sports liabilities and the risks you face.

Members' insurance covers all forms of quarry and target shooting, as well as hunting or working gun dogs, feretting, falconry, fishing and many other related activities.

Our insurance automatically includes:

  • Automatic worldwide cover (USA and Canada excluded - please get in touch with us to shoot or hunt there with at least two weeks notice before the trip).
  • Cover for gain of up to £5,000 per annum (non-professional).
  • Roadside humane dispatch (no extra forms to fill in).
  • No policy excesses to be paid in the event of a claim.

(See full list further down this page)

insurance is vital

Claims can arise not just for what you may have done, but simply due to an allegation or spurious liability claim against you. Sometimes people just want to 'try it on' with a claim; if you are not insured costs could reach into £1,000s just in legal defence fees, nevermind a potential claim settlement.

And, when going for a permission or lease, the SACS membership card and insurance is accepted by farmers and landowners UK-wide as a mark of a responsible shooter, angler or hunter.

More than insurance

On top of this, SACS offers shooting and country sports lobbying, advocacy, firearms licensing support and guidance. With so many threats to our way of life and your possession and use of firearms, why would you opt for an insurance-only option?

As a SACS member, as well as strong insurance, you support our work to protect your rights. We only exist due to membership support and loyalty.

SHOOTING SYNDICATES AND CLUBS

Information on our special rates and support for Shooting Syndicates, Shooting Clubs and Groups via the link below. IMPORTANT: Our insurance includes full member-to-member liability to ensure that if one syndicate or club member wishes to claim against another syndicate or club member and oth have the same insurance policy, then claim will still stand.

INSURANCE DOCUMENTS

The SACS members' insurance policy renews automatically in mid-November each year. This is different to your membership renewal dates, which can be any day of the year.

Insurance documents can be downloaded via the links below. The cover note lists all the approved shooting and country sports activities under the policy.

if you have a claim, please contact SACS as soon as possible.

2020-2021 INSURANCE COVER NOTE

INSURANCE SCHEDULE

INSURANCE POLICY WORDING

BEATERS, PICKERS UP & LOADERS

SACS is proud to have a large number of beaters, pickers up and loaders in our family and on our management committee.

SACS insurance includes all related beating, picking up and loading activities. It also provides cover for up to £5,000 gain or reward during the year from a recreational-only country sports activity, which effectively knocks out the challenging grey area between recreational and business cover.

N.B. if you are conducting an activity in a professional capacity then you should be working under your estate's or employer's policy. SACS is a non-commercial not-for-profit country sports advocacy body and we cannot provide commercial/business insurance.

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INSURED ACTIVITIES LIST

Members are covered for up to £10m Public and Employer's Liability for a wide range of shooting and country sports recreational activities. Please see the cover note (link above) for a list of endorsed activities, inclusions and exclusions.

EXCESS

There is no excess payable by members on claims. You just pay your annual membership fee.

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INTERNATIONAL COVER

SACS members benefit from automatic worldwide cover for their shooting and country sports activities as listed on the cover note. This excludes the USA and Canada - please call us if you are planning a hunting or fishing trip there.

MEMBER TO MEMBER LIABILITY

Member-to-member liability cover is included. This is important and means that the cover is not negated if the claimant and the person being claimed against are both SACS members e.g. both are members of SACS-affiliated shooting syndicates or clubs.

GAIN OR REWARD EXTENSION

All SACS members are automatically covered for up to £5,000 gain or reward per annum(non-professional and recreational intent only. This is relevant for those looking to cover the costs of running leases or shootings e.g. selling deer or rabbit carcases, or non-professional income for beating etc.

HUMANE DISPATCH

All SACS members are automatically covered for Humane Animal Dispatch on Public Highways whilst under police authority and direction.

PUBLIC LIABILITY LEGAL DEFENCE

The members' public liability insurance also includes full legal defence cover for relevant and approved liability claims. This is important in respect of false/spurious liability claims being made against members e.g. by those opposed to shooting sports.

CRIMINAL ACTION

Please note that a criminal investigation or conduct may invalidate any claim made under the members' insurance policy. This is normal practice where insurance policies are bounded by lawful conduct. As a country sports and shooting advocacy body, SACS cannot become involved in criminal or related matters.

Lycetts is a trading name of Lycett, Browne-Swinburne and Douglass Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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