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

  • Understand game species

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

  • Forest conservation

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

  • 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.

  • Wild game meat food safety

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

  • 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.

  • Ecosystems

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

  • Camouflage

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Assess harvesting impact on wildlife

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Protect health and safety when handling animals

    Protect health and welfare of animals and their handlers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assist forest visitors

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

  • Monitor forest health

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

  • Develop wildlife programs

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

  • 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.

  • Apply forest legislation

    Ability to efficiently apply forest legislation and principles.

  • Monitor wildlife

    Conduct fieldwork to observe wildlife.

Optional knowledge and skills

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