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Hunters & Trappers

Also called: Trapper, Hunter, Animal Damage Control Agent, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator

What they do:
Hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
  • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • law and government
Math and Science
  • geography
  • biology
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
  • know where things are around you

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • DeerDays software
  • Strat-Tech Deer Hunting Expert
Map creation software
  • Trimble MyTopo Terrain Navigator Pro

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
some high school or
high school diploma
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$34,010
per year, on average
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