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Fishing and Hunting Workers

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
    • Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
    • Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
    • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.
    • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
    • Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
    • Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
    • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
    • Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
    • Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle.
    • Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.
    • 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.
    • Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges.
    • Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
    • Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
    • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
    • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
    • Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
    • Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.
    • Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
    • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
    • Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.
    • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.

    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.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    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.

    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.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Attention to Detail
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Sporting traps
    • Sporting rifles
    • Commercial fishing nets
    • Commercial fishing line tackle
    • Archery bows

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    • Analytical or scientific software

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