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SACS shooting insurance and country sports insurance covers a broad range of shooting and country sports activities, both target and quarry. As a hard-working and efficient not-for-profit, SACS membership is inexpensive, but our insurance policy is established and strong. We use the old and respected firm of Lycetts, who intimately understand country sports liabilities and the risks you face.

Details of SACS members' insurance are offered below. Links to insurance documents including the Cover Note are at the bottom of the page.

In addition, if you are interested in our low-cost shooting syndicate and club members' insurance, then please go to the following page.

SACS members' insurance details

Members are covered for up to £10m Public and Employer's Liability for the following recreational activities:
- Driven shooting, walked-up shooting, rough shooting (incl. non-professional loading)
- Beating and picking up
- Wildfowling, including punt gunning
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Target shooting, including indoor ranges & competitions
- Deer Stalking and other lawful quarry shooting
- Vermin & pest control
- Fishing & Angling and including Sea Fishing from shoreline
- Gun dog handling including competitive gun dog trials / tests / field trials
- Lurcher, whippet & terrier work including racing & dog shows
- Exercising hounds, hound trailing (excluding exercising amongst livestock) and hunting within the Law (excluding hunting on horses)
- Falconry
- Ferreting
- Archery
- Non commercial rearing and holding of birds in captivity for recreational purposes
- Conservation activities (excluding professional work)
- Home loading of ammunition
- Filling of airgun compressed gas cylinders
- Humane Dispatch of deer and other such wildlife on Public Highways (as a result of a Road Traffic Accident and under the request and authorisation of the Police only)

No excess payable.

Automatic worldwide cover (excluding USA and Canada - please call us if you are planning a hunting trip there).

Member-to-member liability cover included (cover not negated if the claimant and the person being claimed against are both SACS members e.g. shooting syndicates or clubs).

All SACS members are automatically covered for up to £5,000 gain or reward during the year (non-professional and recreational intent only).

All SACS members are automatically covered for Humane Animal Dispatch on Public Highways as a result of a traffic accident and whilst under police authority.

The insurance also includes full legal defence cover for relevant and approved claims. Current insurance documents can be downloaded and viewed at the bottom of this page.

insurance is vital

SACS is much more than just strong, cost-effective shooting and country sports insurance - it is just one of the many member benefits. However, it is vital as claims can arise not just for what you may have done, but due to a spurious or malicious liability claim against you.

And, when deciding on a permission or lease, the SACS membership card is accepted by farmers and landowners as a mark of a responsible shooter, angler or hunter.

In addition SACS offers shooting and country sports lobbying, advocacy, firearms licensing support and guidance. With so many threats to our way of life, 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.

shooting syndicate

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 not-for-profit country sports advocacy body and we obviously cannot extend any form of commercial/business insurance to members.

lurcher retrieving pheasant

worldwide cover

For UK residents, as of November 2017 SACS members' insurance is automatically worldwide for free (excluding USA and Canada). Please get in touch if you are lucky enough to be planning a hunting/fishing/shooting trip to the USA and Canada.


Humane Dispatch INSURANCE

No-one enjoys being called from their bed at 2am, but Humane Dispatch of deer and other wild animals is a vital welfare task. All SACS members are now automatically covered for lawful humane dispatch at roadside after an RTA and whilst under police authorisation.

highland deerstalker

gain or reward up to £5,000

As another unique benefit, all SACS members are automatically covered for gain or reward of up to £5,000 per annum from recreational country sports. Your occupation must obviously not be in a related profession. This is important if you are trying to recover the costs of your expensive shooting, fishing or stalking lease, but your intent remains purely recreational.


Insurance documents can be downloaded via the links below.
For more information please call: 01350 724228.





Please note that an allegation of criminal conduct may invalidate any claim made under the members' insurance policy. As a country sports and shooting advocacy body, SACS cannot become involved in matters or legal defence related to criminality, whether alleged or actual.

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