Michael L Van Durme, Police Capt., Retired Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants, LLC
  • Phone: 585 447 4415
  • Cell: 585 447 4415
  • Fax: 585 335 8311
  • Website: www.huntsrc.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accident Reconstruction and Firearms & Ballistics

Specialty Focus: Ammunition Reloading, Hunter and Bowhunter Safety, Tree Stands, Hunting Accident Investigation, Shooting Accidents, Firearms and Ballistics, Firearms Safety, Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Hunting, Hunting Laws, Archery, Crossbow, Hunting Related Shooting Incidents, Natural Resource Officer Training

Education: Retired as Captain after 27 yrs as Environmental Conservation Police, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conversation; 30 years as Certified Hunter and Bowhunter Safety Education Instructor, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation; Director, International Hunter Education Association Hunting Incident Investigation Academy

Years in Practice: 25

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 5


Additional Information

With partners in New York and South Carolina, Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants is the leader in hunting incident investigations. Over 50 years of Natural Resource Law Enforcement experience and investigating and documenting hunting accidents. We also served as Directors of the International Hunting Incident Investigation Academy, teaching over 1200 wildlife officers the specific “CSI in the Woods” skills necessary to properly investigate and document these incidents, many of the methods and tools were created by us. Co-authored the book, “ Blood On The Leaves, Real Hunting Accident Investigations - And Lessons In Hunter Safety”. Over 60 years combined experience teaching the Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes required in all 50 states. Experienced in using and teaching the safe use of a wide variety of archery equipment, crossbows, handguns, rifles, shotguns, airguns, muzzleloaders and related hunting and shooting equipment such as tree stands and decoys. As retired Wildlife Officer Supervisors we offer insight into reviewing forms and investigations and finding all the facts.