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Fishing & Hunting Workers

Also called: Commercial Fisherman, Hunter, Trapper, Wildlife Control Operator

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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.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • law and government
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

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

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Map creation software
  • MaxSea TIMEZERO
  • P-Sea WindPlot
Analytical or scientific software
  • DeerDays
  • Strat-Tech Deer Hunting Expert
Data base user interface and query software
  • Catchlog Trading Catchlog
  • OLRAC Electronic Logbook Software Solution

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$27,180
$22,880
$47,480
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