Fishing and Hunting Workers


Also called : Commercial Fisherman, Commercial Fishing Vessel Operator, Deckhand, Fisherman, Fur Trapper, Hunter, Nuisance Wildlife Trapper, Trapper, Urban Wildlife Damage Control Specialist, Wildlife Control Oper

What they do


Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

On the job, one would


  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.

  • Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land.

  • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.

  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.

  • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.

KNOWLEDGE


  • Law and Government
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

  • Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

SKILLS


  • 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.

ABILITIES


  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

  • Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

  • Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

  • Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Initiative
    Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Independence
    Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

  • Innovation
    Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

  • Self-Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

  • Achievement/Effort
    Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Little or No Preparation Needed

    • Education

      High school diploma.

    • Experience

      Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      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.

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