Fishing & Hunting Workers

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Commercial Fisherman, Hunter, Trapper, Wildlife Control Operator

What they do:
Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.
On the job, you would:
  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
  • Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land.
  • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.


Safety and Government

  • law and government

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Controlled Movement

  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software

  • Microsoft Office software Hot Technology

Map creation software

  • Trimble MyTopo Terrain Navigator Pro

Analytical or scientific software

  • DeerDays
  • Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Calculator


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