Welcome to Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants, LLC
Every year there are hunting accidents which result in personal injury and even, quite tragically, death. While it is rare any of these are intentional criminal acts, there is often a degree of negligence or recklessness involved that can result in criminal charges against the shooter.
Some of these cases are truly accidents; cases where the shooter followed all the game laws as well as the rules of safe hunting and safe firearms handling. In addition, recognizing the fact we usually hunt with our family or our closest friends makes any accident even more challenging.
In truth, there are times when an accident results in a civil action filed by the victim against the shooter. Determining the actual facts of these cases; finding and correctly identifying all the details makes the difference.
We are experts in identifying and correctly interpreting vital details and assisting in determining where the liability - if any - lies and what criminal charges might be applicable.
We are: Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants, LLC (HSRC)
If finding out the facts and details of a hunting or shooting related accident could be compared with finding a needle in a haystack; our expertise is finding needles.
As consultants in hunting and shooting related investigations, we bring together over 50 years of experience, knowledge earned and shared, as a result of both our real life events and professional experiences. We also bring integrity to our work that is required in dealing with the challenging arena of both accidental and criminal
hunter shooting incidents.
We have experience as state Law Enforcement officers, now retired, who have investigated, reviewed and presented hundreds of individual cases. We are internationally recognized instructors in the techniques, skills and knowledge necessary for the investigation of shooting and hunting cases.
Our expertise in the proper collection, documentation and recording of data gathered during hunting and shooting incidents is unparalleled and cannot be found in any university prospectus or law enforcement academy training catalog.
In addition to our work with these incidents has been our desire to reduce their occurrence. Our individual efforts have been directly linked with the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA). We have trained officers in the process of fact/data collection which has led to specific curriculum development and media outreach programs. These programs’ sole purpose is to aid in the prevention of hunting and shooting related incidents.
Through hunter education courses volunteer instructors provide students with the needed knowledge and skills needed to safely enjoy their sport.
The materials, curriculum, methodology and techniques we both developed and use have become the industry standard. Our collaborative efforts over many years of field work, research and dedication has resulted in a team of experts with proven records.
Our combined professional efforts have had powerful results. Our work has positively impacted curriculum development for basic hunter education programs. Our mission in the prevention of injuries and fatalities from hunting related shooting incidents has resulted in measurable reductions. We have shown properly acquired data clearly demonstrate the main causes of hunting or shooting incidents. Once armed with this information, basic hunter education programs have been able to better target these causes which has directly contributed to a reduction in incidents.
In addition, the standardized forms we have assisted in developing allow for clear, complete and uniform data collection. This has resulted in states and provinces being better able to adhere to the preferred methods of data collection in these complex cases.