Hunter-Trapper

Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.

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    Overview

    Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.

    Day-to-day

    • travels to allocated shooting areas on foot or by helicopter and stalks, shoots or traps animals
    • lays poison and sets traps
    • checks traps to remove carcasses
    • removes parts of animal as evidence of kill
    • collects sample of animal carcasses for scientific analysis if required
    • monitors and records animal population numbers and spread.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Hunter-Trapper

    • You can work as a Hunter-Trapper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management or meat processing might be helpful.

    • Registration or licencing may be required.