Hunters and Trappers
SOC: 45-3021.00

Description:

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


Alternate Titles:

  • Alligator Hunter
  • Alligator Trapper
  • Animal Bounty Hunter
  • Animal Control Expert
  • Animal Control Specialist
  • Animal Damage Control Agent
  • Animal Trapper
  • Bird Trapper
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Bounty Trapper
  • Carriage Dogger
  • Carriage Operator
  • Carriage Rider
  • Carriage Setter
  • Chain Person
  • Chain Puller
  • Chain Tender
  • Chainer
  • Chaser
  • Choke Setter
  • Choker
  • Choker Hooker
  • Chute Greaser
  • Chute Tender
  • Climber
  • Clipper
  • Deer Hunter
  • Expedition Supervisor
  • Forestry Hunter
  • Fur Trapper
  • Game Trapper
  • Hunter
  • Hunting Guide
  • Lion Hunter
  • Moose Hunter
  • Mule Rider
  • Nuisance Animal Damage Control Agent
  • Nuisance Trapper
  • Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator
  • Nuisance Wildlife Specialist
  • Pelter
  • Pelts Skinner
  • Predator Control Trapper
  • Predatory Animal Exterminator
  • Predatory Animal Hunter
  • Predatory Animal Trapper
  • Predatory Game Hunter
  • Predatory Hunter
  • Sealer
  • Trapper
  • Trapper Instructor
  • Underwater Hunter-Trapper
  • Urban Wildlife Damage Control Specialist
  • Wildlife Control Operator


  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

    Education:

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

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
  • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
  • Trap and capture quarry dead or alive for identification, relocation, or sale, using baited, scented, or camouflaged traps, snares, cages, or nets.
  • Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
  • Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
  • Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them.
  • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.
  • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.
  • Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
  • Pack pelts in containers, load containers onto trucks, and transport pelts to processing plants or to public auctions.
  • Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
  • 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.
  • Mix baits for attracting animals.
  • Decide where to set traps, using grid maps and aerial maps of hunting areas.
  • Remove designated parts such as ears or tails from slain quarry as evidence for killing bounty, using knives.
  • Train dogs for hunting.
  • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
  • Publicize hunting activities by writing for outdoor magazines or by making videos of hunts.
  • Cut walk tracks for better access to traps and bait stations.
  • Cure pelts with salt and boric acid.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air horns
  • All terrain vehicles ATV
  • Ammunition magazines
  • Arrow pullers
  • Arrow rests
  • Arrow sharpeners
  • Arrow squaring devices
  • Arrow straighteners
  • Arrow stripping tools
  • Bipods
  • Black powder pistols
  • Black powder revolvers
  • Black powder rifles
  • Blinds
  • Bodygrip traps
  • Bolt action rifles
  • Bone crushers
  • Bone saws
  • Boning knives
  • Bore lights
  • Bore swabs
  • Bow cameras
  • Bow hunting arm guards
  • Bow hunting gloves
  • Bow presses
  • Bow stabilizers
  • Bow stringers
  • Bowlegs
  • Box traps
  • Break action rifles
  • Break-action pistols
  • Broadhead wrenches
  • Bronze brushes
  • Bullet micrometers
  • Bullet puller collets
  • Bullet pullers
  • Cable cutters
  • Cable hoists
  • Camp axes
  • Caper knives
  • Cappers
  • Case tumblers
  • Chamber brushes
  • Choke tube wrenches
  • Choke tubes
  • Claw hammers
  • Cleaning jags
  • Climbing straps
  • Cocking aids
  • Coilspring traps
  • Collarum snares
  • Compound bows
  • Cross country skis
  • Crossbow broadheads
  • Crossbows
  • Digital laser rangefinders
  • Dirt sifters
  • Dog training dummies
  • Dog training dummy launchers
  • Double-action revolvers
  • Drowning locks
  • Duck boat paddles
  • Emergency first aid kits
  • Finger tabs
  • Fire starters
  • Fixed-blade knives
  • Fleshing knives
  • Folding knives
  • Folding saws
  • Foot traps
  • Fur combs
  • Gambrels
  • Game calls
  • Game carts
  • Game scales
  • Game shears
  • Game sleds
  • Game straps
  • Garmin Topo U.S. 100K
  • Gun vises
  • Gunsmith screwdrivers
  • Hand guards
  • Hand saws
  • Hand trowels
  • Hand-held radios
  • Handheld global positioning system receivers GPS
  • Haul lines
  • Headlamps
  • Hearing enhancement aids
  • Heatseekers
  • Hog slammers
  • Holsters
  • Hunting arrows
  • Hunting binoculars
  • Hunting boats
  • Hunting decoys
  • Hunting ear muffs
  • Hunting flashlights
  • Hunting goggles
  • Hunting gun cases
  • Hunting handguns
  • Hunting hatchets
  • Hunting knee pads
  • Hunting machetes
  • Hunting pliers
  • Hunting safety harnesses
  • Hunting shotguns
  • Hunting snowmobiles
  • Hunting trucks
  • Hunting utility knives
  • Hunting vests
  • Hunting waders
  • Huntingsouth HuntSmart Software
  • Infrared game cameras
  • J-hook tools
  • Jaw traps
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser sights
  • Lever action rifles
  • Live traps
  • Longbows
  • Longspring traps
  • Magnetic compasses
  • Mechanical releases
  • Monoculars
  • Muzzleloader scopes
  • Night vision binoculars
  • Night vision goggles
  • Night vision scopes
  • Nipple picks
  • Nipple wrenches
  • Noose poles
  • Pack saws
  • Patch pullers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal floatation devices
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pneumatic hog ring tools
  • Powder measures
  • Priming tools
  • Propane lanterns
  • Pump action rifles
  • Quivers
  • Radio headsets
  • Ratchet shears
  • Recurve bows
  • Reloading calipers
  • Reloading dies
  • Reloading powder funnels
  • Reloading presses
  • Rifle borescopes
  • Rifle scopes
  • Semi-automatic rifles
  • Shooting glasses
  • Shooting sticks
  • Shotgun scopes
  • Signal mirrors
  • Single-action revolvers
  • Skinning knives
  • Snares
  • Snowshoes
  • Sonic cleaners
  • Space blankets
  • Spotlights
  • Spotting scopes
  • Stake pullers
  • String silencers
  • Survival pocket knives
  • Tablet computers
  • Tactical axes
  • Thread cleaning tools
  • Throwing axes
  • Trail cameras
  • Tranquilizer guns
  • Trap setters
  • Trap setting tongs
  • Trap stakes
  • Trap triggers
  • Tree steps
  • Trigger locks
  • Trigger pull gauges
  • Tunnel traps
  • Viewing equipment tripods
  • Water purifiers
  • Weather alert radios
  • Wildlife food plot spreaders
  • Wrist slings
  • DeerDays software
  • Strat-Tech Deer Hunting Expert
  • Trimble MyTopo Terrain Navigator Pro
  • Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Calculator


  • farming fishing and forestry


    industry stats

    SOC: 45-0000

    Total Employed: 454,230

    Average Annual Salary: $26,360