[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
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.”
• 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:
Milpitas, CA 95036
You may also email comments at sca.org or reply to this message.
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