All About Hunters and Trappers
Hunter or Trapper Job Description Hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.
A Day in the Life of a Hunter or Trapper
- Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
- Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
- Cure pelts with salt and boric acid.
- Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
- Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.
- Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
What Every Hunter or Trapper Should Know
Below is a list of the skills most Hunters and Trappers say are important on the job.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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.
Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Types of Hunter or Trapper Jobs
- Carriage Rider
- Carriage Operator
- Hunting Guide
- Lion Hunter
- Forestry Hunter
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