Profession hunter

Hunters track and pursue animals with the intention of trapping or killing them. They hunt animals for the purpose of gaining food and other animal products, recreation, trade or wildlife management. Hunters specialise in the skill of tracking down and shooting animals with weapons such as rifles and bows. They also use devices to trap animals for similar purposes.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Ecosystems

    The characteristics of the system where living organisms co-habitate and interact with non-living elements.

  • Wild game meat food safety

    Understand food safety management procudures and national requirements for wild game meat.

  • European firearms-control legislation

    The regulation regarding the acquisition and possession of weapons on a European Union level by means the Directive 91/477/EEC and the Directive 2008/51/EC.

  • Forest ecology

    The ecosystems existing in a forest, starting from bacteria to trees and soil types.

  • Wildlife

    Undomesticated animal species, as well as all plants, fungi and other organisms that grow or live wild in an area without being introduced by humans. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems such as deserts, forests, rain forests, plains, grasslands and other areas including the most developed urban areas, all have distinct forms of wildlife. Handling of wildlife capture equipment.

  • Wildlife projects

    Wildlife and animal conservation projects, which aim to protect and preserve ecosystems and habitats of a wide range of animals under threat from urbanisation.

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

  • Animal hunting

    The techniques, procedures and legislations concerning the hunting of animals such as wildlife and birds for the purpose of gaining food and animal products, recreation, trade and wildlife management.

  • Camouflage

    The different kinds of materials and specialised clothing used for concealment of people, vehicles or other equipment.

  • Forest conservation

    Understand forest conservation: the practice of planting and maintaining forested areas.

  • Understand game species

    Understan biology and ecology of relevant game specieis including game birds, deer, and fisheries.

Skills

  • Comply with wildlife hazard management programmes

    Ensure that animal hazard management programs are carried out appropriately. Consider the impact of wildlife on the performance of transport or industrial operations.

  • Assess harvesting impact on wildlife

    Monitor wildlife populations and habitats for the impact of timber harvesting and other forest operations.

  • Demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability

    Display commitment and responsibility; make business decisions in order to reduce the organisations negative impact on environment and climate.

  • Trap animals

    Use devices such as animal traps to catch or kill wildlife. Trap the animals for the purpose of gaining food or animal products, pest control or wildlife management.

  • Perform forest analysis

    Review data, reports and studies in forestry. Based on this information, write a situation analysis report on biodiversity and genetic resources relevant to forestry.

  • Organise game shoots

    Plan and organise shoots and fishing parties.

  • Monitor forest health

    Monitor forest health to make sure all necessary actions are taken by the forestry workers team.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Dispose of dead animals

    Gracefully dispose of dead animals who are not considered a source of meat. Bury or cremate the animal based on the wishes of the owners or on other criteria.

  • Assist forest visitors

    Answer questions from campers, hikers and tourists. Provide directions.

  • Develop wildlife programs

    Educate the public and respond to requests for aid and information about an area's wildlife.

  • Hunt animals

    Hunt animal wildlife and birds. Track, pursue and kill the animal in a humane way, according to animal and environmental legislations. Use weapons such as hunting rifles, crossbows or trapping devices to kill or trap the hunted animal.

  • Apply forest legislation

    Ability to efficiently apply forest legislation and principles.

  • Monitor wildlife

    Conduct fieldwork to observe wildlife.

  • Protect health and safety when handling animals

    Protect health and welfare of animals and their handlers.

  • Promote environmental awareness

    Calculate the carbon footprint of business processes and other practices in order to promote sustainability and to raise awareness for the environmental impact.

Optional knowledge and skills

read maps communicate with customers provide first aid to animals report pollution incidents work independently in forestry services train gun dogs control animal movement hire beaters deal with killing animals processes provide first aid educate the public about wildlife process animal by-products

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