As a valued Huntin’ Fool Adventures client, your best interest is truly what we have in mind at all times. We would never book you on a hunt or trip, suggest equipment, a location, tag, etc. that we wouldn’t go on, suggest, and/or select ourselves.
Traveling creates memories of a lifetime and can also mean encountering the unexpected. Having travel protection in place protects your trip investment from a variety of unfortunate events and allows you to travel with less stress! It protects things like travel investments, non-refundable hunting and fishing licensing fees, if a trip is canceled or interrupted, a family member becomes ill and you can no longer travel, you have a medical emergency and need to go to the hospital while on your trip, etc.
There are multiple options out there for trip cancellation insurance and travel protection. We work heavily with REDPOINT Travel Protection to take advantage of their extensive partner benefits and innovative partner tools. REDPOINT is the leader in the industry and has great options and coverage that more closely relates to our industry. Regardless of the insurance agency or company you choose, OUR ADVICE IS TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE for your long awaited trip. In some cases your trip may be a once in a lifetime trip, and a travel/trip insurance policy will ensure that you are covered and your investment is protected. REMEMBER that insurance must be sohunting trip insurance lidified within 14 days of the booking date in order for pre-existing conditions to be waived.
Travel Insurance for Hunters
A good outfitter will do their very best to see that you do not have to use it, but having travel insurance could mean the difference between life and death or save you tens of thousands of dollars, should an unforeseen accident or illness strike… a no-brainer really. Insuring your baggage, firearms, and personal belongings is very important when traveling in third world situations. No matter how well planned the hunt is, baggage is stolen or lost every year. An insurance premium is a small price to pay for protecting your valuable property.
Medical Evacuation for Hunters
Hunting can be dangerous, and often takes place in remote environments.
It’s nice to have the peace of mind that if something does happen to you on a hunt, you are able to be evacuated to a hospital of your choice. Legally we can’t make any recommendations, but on our own hunts, we use Travel Guard for travel insurance for peace of mind.
Trip Insurance Covers Cancelled Hunts
Most policies say that they include cancellation coverage, but be sure to read the small print. There are often exclusions that may include:
- Cancellations by airlines or outfitters
- Changes made by the insured hunter
- Cancellation caused by a change in the hunters financial situation
- Government regulation changes
- Changes to the insured hunter prior to the effective insurance date
- Failure of the guide or outfitter to provide travel plans
This includes almost any eventualities leading to a cancellation, so it is advised to buy additional any reason trip cancellation coverage. If a missed flight connection causes lost hunting time, make sure your policy allows for reimbursement for this prepaid, non-refundable trip cost.