CAREER

Fishing and Hunting Workers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$29,670

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-7.7% (decline)

Career

What Fishing and Hunting Workers 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.

Other Job Titles Fishing and Hunting Workers May Have

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

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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