When visitors come on your land

Alberta Beef Producers’ wildlife committee has reviewed the Occupiers’ Liability Act and posted its findings at albertabeef.org.

Landowners must warn visitors of hazards and ensure the property is safe. If there’s an injury or death, negligence needs to be shown and if the farmer was somehow negligent in communicating a situation on the farm, that can cause a problem.

The act also says landowners are not allowed to charge hunters to use the land for hunting (even a gift of some meat is a type of payment), but can receive some compensation by renting accommodations.

For more of the committee’s findings, see the May 13 and June 17 editions of the Grass Routes newsletter.

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