Tournament Liability Release Agreement
Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament 2024
Rules established by the Hebgen lake Ice Fishing tournament organizers, and we agree that any violation of the rules shall result in full disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.
There are risks/hazards that arise in participating in a fishing tournament. Some include but not limited to, being stuck with a hook, slipping on water, slipping on Ice, cuts, bumps and scrapes. When you confirm your tournament entry and pay your entry fee you will sign this disclaimer acknowledging you are fishing at your own risk and understand the risks involved.
When you confirm your tournament entry you are allowing Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament and Destination Yellowstone the right to use photos and video as they deem necessary. Photos and videos may be taken while you and your team participating in this tournament which we may use for advertising and social media.
Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement for and In consideration of Entering the Tournament, I hereby agree to the following acknowledgements and to discharge Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament, on behalf of myself, my parents, my children, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate as follows: 1. Inherent Risks of ice fishing a tournament. I acknowledge that the following describes some, but not all, of the risks that I might encounter while at this tournament, facilities or permitted operations or while participating in activities at or through Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament, I acknowledge that activities like fishing entail known, unknown and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand and acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of this type of activity is derived in part from inherent risks created by activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or in my normal day to day activities and that these inherent risks contribute to my enjoyment and excitement and are an integral reason for my participation in this activity. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activities of this type of experience. Fishing I acknowledge that the inherent risks associated with the ice fishing or other winter related activity include but are not limited to the fact that cold water activities can be strenuous and should not be participated in by persons with heart or cardiovascular ailments; I understand that prolonged exposure to cold weather and water can result in hypothermia and in extreme cases death. It is possible that I could be injured if I come in contact with and be injured by fishing equipment/gear, this is all gear that the participant brings or possess in this Ice fishing tournament. The natural hazards that exist while ice fishing are but not limited to, cold temperatures, slippery conditions, sharp items, fast changing weather conditions, and strenuous activities associated to the sport of ice fishing. While they seem open and obvious, also have inherent risks associated with them. I acknowledge that, participants may experience thinning ice, spring holes or travel conditions that may be extreme environmental and/or weather conditions. Exposure to the natural elements can be uncomfortable and/or harmful and I am aware that this exposure could cause sunburn, dehydration, exhaustion, hypothermia, or fatigue, some or all of which may cause you as a participant to make critical decisions to leave the ice or tournament these are decisions that you must make and not the responsibility of the organizers. Delays or inconvenience because of inclement weather, including but not limited to low visibility, high winds, heavy rain or snow, extreme temperature variations, etc., can occur.
If I choose to use any transportation tools, like, Snowmobiles, Snow-dogs, ATV/UTVs or other allowed motorized vehicles they shall be licensed to meet the State of Montana Regulations. I will be responsible for my safety and not endanger others by operating this equipment.
By signing this Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement, I acknowledge that I AM ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE for my own safety during the Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament.