Current and recent clients 

Wildlife Management Institute, D.C. -Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow program. Instructor for graduate and undergraduate Wildlife Biology students in IL, VT and PA, site coordinator for Vermont session

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison – Facilitator for Future Search Conferences for the Warden Service and Hunter Education programs

National Bowhunter Education Foundation, Ft. Smith, AR – Planning session facilitation and strategic planning

International Hunter Education Association, Denver, CO – Strategic planning, Future of Youth Hunting and Shooting Sports Summit, Ethics in Action national training.  Leader of peer reviews of the Hunter Education programs in Maine, Pennsylvania & Montana, team member in Alaska and Mass. Numerous articles in the Hunter Education Instructor Journal, Ethics in Action training for 2008 National Convention.

National Wildlife Federation, Montpelier, VT - Climate Change and Wildlife, keynote speaker and writing

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept, Waterbury- Hunter Education instructor training, Future of Hunting report, Range officer  training, Wildlife Action Plan implementation, facilitation and design, Ethics in Action, HE class and instructor evaluation training (coming in 2009)

Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta – Trapper Education student manual development, trapper instructor manual, Keynote speaker,  Hunter Education instructor training, Ethics in Action.

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, D.C. - Furbearer committee and Trap Standards Committee - Trapper Education Instructor trainings in WV, WI, NY, VT and ME

Mass Wildlife, Westford, MA - Hunter Education Instructor training and Hunter Education Program review

Izaak Walton League of America, MD - Ethics in Action seminars at Woodmont (MD) yearly since 2002 and the 2007 National Convention in MT

Orion-The Hunter's Institute, Helena, MT - Successful Hunting advanced hunter education seminars, speaking engagements, represent Orion at national conferences and hunter Ethics in Action training nationally. Currently, President of the Board of Directors.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Concord - Keynote speaker and Hunter Education instructor training, published article on effects of climate change for NH wildlife

Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs,  Started the  "Friends of the Wildlife Management Areas" program and "Round Up for Wildlife" fund raiser, delegate for Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club

Vermont Wildlife Partnership - Montpelier, VT - Speaking engagements, writing, and advocacy.

Windham County State's Attorney office, Brattleboro, VT - Expert testimony on a bear hunting related shooting with death resulting. Defendant plead guilty and served jail time. (see recommendation below) 2008

Chittenden County State's Attorney office, Burlington, VT - 1) Expert Grand Jury testimony on range safety and firearms handling issues leading to a fatal shooting. Two defendants have been indited. 2009 2) Expert witness in a fatal mistaken for game shooting in Milton resulting in a guilty plea.

Private Attorney, Boston, MA - Expert advice on a civil suit over an gunshot injury received while hunting. (contact information available upon request) 2008

Private Attorney, Burlington, VT - Expert advice reference a civil suit over a fatality caused by a hunting partner (contact information available upon request) 2009

Citizens in VA and NJ concerned about safety and process issues with cull deer shoots in their neighborhoods.

Chittenden County States Attny office, Mary Morrisey - Joseph McCarthy range shooting case. 

Private Attorney, Rhode Island - civil suit fatal hunting related shooting - current.

More detailed client information and references available upon request


"Eric Nuse worked as an expert witness on behalf of the State of Vermont in the hunting-related shooting homicide case State v. Brian Gilbert.  Eric came highly recommended because of his work both as a Vermont Game Warden and as Vice President of the International Hunter Education Association, and his work fully met our expectations.  The opinions Eric expressed in this case about defendant's failure to abide by the applicable standard of care in the hunting community were carefully thought out, thoroughly researched, and supported by solid evidence.  Eric was a well prepared and strong witness during his deposition before the case was resolved through a plea agreement, effectively communicating his opinions without ever appearing adversarial.  He also was responsive to the State's scheduling-related needs and did his work in a cost effective manner.  I am pleased to be able to provide this recommendation for Eric Nuse."
David Gartenstein
Windham County, Vermont Deputy State's Attorney

August 21, 2006

"Your facilitation and leadership on developing our strategic plan is exactly what we needed to get us started towards our goal. The volunteers all appreciated your expertise and guidance on the subject of hunter education. Because of your assistance we might just be able to develop the premier hunter education program in North America. We were blessed to have your assistance on this very important subject. Thanks again for everything. The conference would not have been the tremendous success it was without your valued participation."

Timothy J. Lawhern, Hunter Education Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources