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What You Need to Know About Hunter or Trapper

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

Hunter or Trapper Responsibilities

  • Pack pelts in containers, load containers onto trucks, and transport pelts to processing plants or to public auctions.
  • Train dogs for hunting.
  • Cure pelts with salt and boric acid.
  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
  • Remove designated parts, such as ears or tails, from slain quarry as evidence for killing bounty, using knives.
  • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.

Things a Hunter or Trapper Should Know How to Do

These are the skills Hunters and Trappers say are the most useful in their careers:

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.

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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What Tools do Hunters and Trappers Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Hunters and Trappers:

How to Become a Hunter or Trapper

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