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Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.


  • travels to allocated shooting areas on foot or by helicopter and stalks, shoots or traps animals
  • lays poison and sets traps
  • checks traps to remove carcasses
  • removes parts of animal as evidence of kill
  • collects sample of animal carcasses for scientific analysis if required
  • monitors and records animal population numbers and spread.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Hunter-Trapper

  • You can work as a Hunter-Trapper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in pest management or meat processing might be helpful.

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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