Please tell us a little about why you are interested in this course, what background you have (if any), and any specifics you'd like to learn.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
I have chosen to voluntarily participate in a hunting and gathering skills training course organized by Human Nature Hunting School. Courses will be taught in classroom and outdoor settings, including wilderness terrain, under all weather conditions.
Participants will learn how to prepare for and engage in bird and/or big game hunting and/or foraging, in accordance with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, and how to care for and cook the game meat (“Activity”). This Activity may be facilitated by various instructors and coordinators and co-sponsored, co-hosted, and/or co-organized with other entities or individuals. For purposes of this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement, “Released Parties” shall refer to and include all instructors and land owners, including but not limited to: Bruce McGlenn, John C. & Veronica A. McGlenn, Human Nature Hunting School, Conservation Communities LLC, Rickey Creek LLC, their owners, directors, operators, officers, employees, volunteers, interns, affiliates, successors, predecessors, and/or other agents or representatives.
I understand that the Activity can involve exposure to dangers and hazards, including, but not limited to, some of the following: hiking, lifting and carrying, shooting, camping, use of knives and other tools, physical injuries, including those caused by my lack of fitness or conditioning, hostile or aggressive wildlife, bee stings, equipment failures, eating of raw or undercooked food, and negligence of others. As a consequence of these risks, injury or property damage could occur. The Released Parties cannot and will not guarantee my health and/or safety in any Activity nor eliminate all risks that arise from being in an outdoor environment. Furthermore, the Released Parties bear no responsibility for me before and/or after the Activity during my free time. I also understand hospital facilities, qualified medical care, and emergency medical evacuation may be limited or unavailable during portions of the Activity. Therefore, the Released Parties assume no responsibility for providing medical care during the Activity and I will pay all costs for any medical care and/or evacuation.
In consideration of the permission to participate in the Activity, I agree to the terms contained herein.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS: I hereby freely assume the inherent and all other risks described above and any harm, injury, death or loss, known or unknown, that may occur to me or my property as a result of my participation in the Activity or during any transportation to or from the Activity – including any loss, injury or death caused by the negligence of the Released Parties, and/or other Activity participants. I also understand that any equipment that I provide or borrow from the Released Parties or any other provider I use at my own risk and that any such equipment is provided “AS IS” without any warranty about its condition or suitability.
I know of no physical condition that would interfere with my ability to participate in this Activity. It is my responsibility to check with a physician or other medical professional with the ability to evaluate my physical ability to perform all tasks associated with performing the Activity. I will inform Released Parties of any physical conditions that may limit my ability to fully perform Activity, or could otherwise put me, or others, at any risk or limitation to perform Activity.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I hereby RELEASE the Released Parties, the providers of any equipment used in the Activity, FROM ALL LIABILITIES, CAUSES OF ACTION, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS that arise in any way from any injury, illness, disability, death, loss, emotional distress or harm that occurs to me, to any other person or to any property during the Activity or in any way related to the Activity, including during transportation to or from the Activity. This release includes claims for the negligence of the Released Parties and claims for strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities. This release does not extend to claims for gross negligence, intentional or reckless misconduct, or any other liabilities that Washington law does not permit to be excluded by agreement. I also agree NOT TO SUE or make a claim against the Released Parties for death, injury, loss, or harm that occurs during or results from the Activity.
INDEMNIFICATION HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFENSE: I promise to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND
DEFEND the Released Parties against any and all claims including claims for their own negligence. I also promise to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties against any and all claims for my acts and omissions, and any other claim arising from my participation or conduct during the Activity. In accordance with these promises, I will reimburse the Released Parties for any damages, reasonable settlements, and defense costs, including attorney’s fees, that they incur because of any such claims made against them. I agree that in the event of my death or disability, the terms of this agreement, including the indemnification obligation in this Section, will be binding on my estate, and my personal representative, executor, administrator, or guardian will be obligated to respect and enforce them.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington which shall be the forum for any lawsuits filed under or incident to this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. If any portion of this agreement is held invalid, the rest of the document shall continue in full force and effect.
In consideration of the minor child being permitted to participate in the Activity, I accept and agree to the full contents of this agreement. I also agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFY, AND DEFEND the Released Parties from all liabilities and claims that arise in any way from any injury, death, loss, or harm that occurs to the minor child during the Activity or in any way related to the Activity. This includes any claim of the minor and any claim arising from the negligence of the Released Parties. I understand that nothing in this agreement is intended to release claims for gross negligence, intentional, or reckless misconduct, or any other liabilities that Washington law does not permit to be excluded by agreement.
PHOTO RELEASE: I understand that during the Activity I may be photographed or videotaped. To the fullest extent allowed by law, I waive all rights of publicity or privacy or pre-approval that I have for any such likeness of me or use of my name in connection with such likeness, and I grant to the Released Parties and their assigns permission to copyright, use, and publish (including by electronic means) such likeness of me, whether in whole or part, in any form, without restrictions, and for any purpose. (Basically, we may post some photos from the course on our website or use them for marketing purposes. If you would not like us to use your photo, let us know.)