Hunter/Trapper Kaikimi/Kaihopu Kararehe

Hunters and trappers shoot or trap animals to remove pests and control disease, and for food, fur, or research.

Hunters and trappers may do some or all of the following:

  • decide where to hunt or trap animals
  • get approval from authorities before hunting and trapping
  • map the location for traps or hunts using technology such as navigation software
  • notify people in the area where traps and poison are set
  • keep a record of the work done – for example, the number of animals killed    
  • track animals by checking the area for signs such as droppings or damage to vegetation
  • mix bait, set traps, or lay poison
  • inspect traps and bait stations and remove or dispose of animals
  • shoot animals (sometimes at night, which is known as spotlighting)
  • cut tracks for better access to traps and bait stations
  • skin animals, and cut up carcasses.

Physical Requirements

Hunters and trappers need to have a good level of fitness and stamina because the job can involve long hours and a lot of walking over rough terrain. They also need good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses).

Useful Experience

Useful experience for hunters and trappers includes:

  • work in the bush
  • any work involving livestock or farming
  • servicing machinery
  • driving on farmland or in the bush
  • tramping and recreational hunting experience.

Personal Qualities

Hunters and trappers need to be comfortable working outdoors and on their own, as they may spend long periods alone in the bush.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for hunters and trappers includes:

  • work in the bush
  • any work involving livestock or farming
  • servicing machinery
  • driving on farmland or in the bush
  • tramping and recreational hunting experience.

Hunters and trappers may progress to managerial or supervisory roles, or start their own businesses.

They may also move into other roles, such as biosecurity officer or pest controller.

Hunters and trappers may also specialise in work, such as fur hunting, which involves trapping or killing animals for their fur to sell.

Hunter/Trapper

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