[Ansteorra-announce] [Announcements] Society Seneschal Policy with Regard to Hunting

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Tue Nov 8 19:02:01 PST 2005

Subject: Implementing Guidance for SCA Society Seneschal Policy with 
Regard to Hunting at Official Events, Practices, Demos or Other 

Reason for this Policy Decision:

1. This Policy came into existence after a series of direct inquiries 
over several months in which a number of persons pointed out to the 
Office of Seneschal that no rule or policy forbade live animal hunting 
at SCA events and functions.

2. This is an issue because the SCA does not have the infrastructure 
to be a Hunt Club. We do not have the type of insurance, organization, 
expertise at managing on a high level, or even the capacity to be 
advised of and responsible for adherence to local statutes in every 
county, city, state, province, and country with regard to Hunt Clubs.

3. Having Hunting as a sponsored activity at an SCA event would 
redefine our organization as a Hunt Club. The impact of having to fix 
the gaps identified in Item 2 above is not something we are remotely 
prepared to address and resolve any time soon.

Policy Location: Section XIII of Additional Policies of the Society 

Key Words: Hunting, Events, Banned Activity

Author: Society Seneschal

Authority:  The Society Seneschal is responsible for operations and 
event activities.

Effective Date: 10/30/05

Review: January, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

Policy Text: “Live animal hunt activities are prohibited at SCA 
events, practices, demos and other functions. These include, but are 
not limited to, deer hunting, boar hunts, and game bird shoots.”

Implementing Guidance:

•   The Policy is effective as of 10/30/05.

•   The Policy remains in effect until upheld or overturned by the 
Board of Directors. If upheld, it becomes a permanent policy. If it is 
overturned, it is eliminated at that time.

•   Enforcement: as with all Seneschal policies, primary 
responsibility for enforcement lies with the Office of Kingdom 

•   The Policy does not address, nor restrict, fishing or falconry.

•   The Policy does not address, nor restrict, individuals hunting on 
site-owner’s land with proper permits, licenses, and in accordance 
with applicable modern laws, regulations and statute.

•   The Policy does not address, nor restrict, the teaching of classes 
on period hunting techniques and the history of the same.

•   The Policy specifically targets SCA-sponsored activities that 
include live animal hunting.

Questions regarding this matter may be referred to the Society 
Seneschal at seneschal at sca.org

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to: 
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments at sca.org or reply to this message.

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