Hunters and Trappers

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About the Job

Hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.

It is also Called

  • Alligator Hunter
  • Alligator Trapper
  • Animal Bounty Hunter
  • Animal Control Expert
  • Animal Damage Control Agent
  • Animal Trapper
  • Bird Trapper
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Bounty Trapper
  • Carriage Dogger

What They Do

  • Cure pelts with salt and boric acid.
  • Cut walk tracks for better access to traps and bait stations.
  • Publicize hunting activities by writing for outdoor magazines or by making videos of their hunts.
  • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
  • Train dogs for hunting.
  • Remove designated parts such as ears or tails from slain quarry as evidence for killing bounty, using knives.
  • Decide where to set traps, using grid maps and aerial maps of hunting areas.
  • Mix baits for attracting animals.
  • Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
  • Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: R.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Working Conditions and Relationships in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education Required

Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

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Wages

Washington wage information is not available

Outlook

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately n/a people in Washington. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2018.

This occupation will have approximately - job openings annually.

Industries that Employ this Occupation

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