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45-3021.00 - Hunters and Trappers

Hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.

Sample of reported job titles: Animal Damage Control Agent, Fur Trapper, Hunter, Hunting Guide, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, Nuisance Wildlife Trapper, Predator Control Trapper, Trapper, Urban Wildlife Damage Control Specialist, Wildlife Control Operator

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
94   Core
Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
93   Core
Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land.
91   Core
Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.
86   Core
Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.
85   Core
Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
84   Core
Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
81   Core
Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
81   Core
Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
78   Core
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.
76   Core
Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
75   Core
Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
74   Core
Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
73   Core
Trap and capture quarry dead or alive for identification, relocation, or sale, using baited, scented, or camouflaged traps, snares, cages, or nets.
72   Core
Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
68   Core
Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.
56   Core
Mix baits for attracting animals.
69   Supplemental
Pack pelts in containers, load containers onto trucks, and transport pelts to processing plants or to public auctions.
61   Supplemental
Train dogs for hunting.
50   Supplemental
Cure pelts with salt and boric acid.
50   Supplemental
Cut walk tracks for better access to traps and bait stations.
50   Supplemental
Remove designated parts, such as ears or tails, from slain quarry as evidence for killing bounty, using knives.
49   Supplemental
Decide where to set traps, using grid maps and aerial maps of hunting areas.
31   Supplemental
Publicize hunting activities by writing for outdoor magazines or by making videos of hunts.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Analytical or scientific software — DeerDays; Strat-Tech Deer Hunting Expert; Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Calculator
  • Map creation software — Trimble MyTopo Terrain Navigator Pro

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Air rifles or air handguns — Tranquilizer guns
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All terrain vehicles ATV
  • Animal calls — Game calls
  • Animal catching devices — Noose poles
  • Archery arm guards — Bow hunting arm guards
  • Archery arrows — Crossbow broadheads; Hunting arrows; Quivers
  • Archery bow strings — Bow stringers; Cocking aids; Mechanical releases; String silencers
  • Archery bows — Arrow rests; Bow stabilizers; Longbows; Recurve bows (see all 7 examples)
  • Archery gloves — Bow hunting gloves; Finger tabs; Hand guards
  • Assistive listening devices — Hearing enhancement aids
  • Axes — Camp axes; Tactical axes; Throwing axes
  • Bench vises — Bow presses; Gun vises
  • Binoculars — Hunting binoculars
  • Borescope inspection equipment — Bore lights; Rifle borescopes
  • Calipers — Reloading calipers
  • Camera tripods — Viewing equipment tripods
  • Carts — Game carts; Game sleds
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers
  • Cleaning brushes — Bore swabs
  • Commercial use cutlery — Bone saws; Boning knives
  • Compressed air gun — Pneumatic hog ring tools
  • Deburring tool — Arrow squaring devices
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Bow cameras
  • Direction finding compasses — Magnetic compasses
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment — Pipe cleaners
  • Ear muffs — Hunting ear muffs
  • Electronic charts or maps or atlases — Garmin Topo U.S. 100K; HuntingSouth HuntSmart
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors — Wildlife food plot spreaders
  • First aid blankets — Space blankets
  • Flashlight — Hunting flashlights
  • Flat nose pliers — Hunting pliers
  • Force or torque sensors — Trigger pull gauges
  • Funnels — Reloading powder funnels
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Handheld global positioning system receivers GPS
  • Goggles — Hunting goggles
  • Gun barrel — Choke tubes
  • Gun cases — Holsters; Hunting gun cases
  • Handguns — Break-action pistols; Double-action revolvers; Hunting handguns; Single-action revolvers
  • Hatchets — Hunting hatchets
  • Hoists — Cable hoists; Gambrels
  • Infrared imagers — Heatseekers; Infrared game cameras
  • Instrument tripods — Bipods; Shooting sticks
  • J hooks — J-hook tools
  • Knife blades — Caper knives; Fixed-blade knives; Fleshing knives
  • Laser measuring systems — Laser sights
  • Leather straps — Game straps
  • Life vests or preservers — Personal floatation devices
  • Lifelines or lifeline equipment — Climbing straps
  • Lifting cables — Haul lines
  • Light enhancing cameras or vision devices — Night vision binoculars; Night vision goggles; Night vision scopes
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Hunting trucks
  • Lighters — Fire starters
  • Lighting pole or post and hardware — Propane lanterns
  • Machetes — Hunting machetes
  • Magnifiers — Monoculars
  • Metallic mirrors — Signal mirrors
  • Micrometers — Bullet micrometers
  • Mining headlamp — Headlamps
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Paddles — Duck boat paddles
  • Parts of guns or pistols — Ammunition magazines; Cappers; Reloading presses; Trigger locks (see all 7 examples)
  • Personal computers
  • Pet grooming products — Fur combs
  • Phone headsets — Radio headsets
  • Picks — Nipple picks
  • Pocket knives — Folding knives; Survival pocket knives
  • Post hole digger — Stake pullers
  • Protective knee pads — Hunting knee pads
  • Protective pants — Hunting waders
  • Pull spring balances — Game scales
  • Pullers — Arrow pullers; Arrow straighteners; Bullet pullers; Patch pullers (see all 5 examples)
  • Radios — Weather alert radios
  • Rangefinders — Digital laser rangefinders
  • Recreational motorboats — Hunting boats
  • Safety glasses — Shooting glasses
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Hunting safety harnesses
  • Safety horns — Air horns
  • Safety vests — Hunting vests
  • Saws — Folding saws; Hand saws; Pack saws
  • Screw hooks — Tree steps
  • Screwdrivers — Gunsmith screwdrivers
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Arrow sharpeners; Knife sharpeners
  • Shears — Bone crushers; Game shears; Ratchet shears
  • Sifters — Dirt sifters
  • Skis — Cross country skis; Snowshoes
  • Slings — Wrist slings
  • Snowmobiles or snow scooter — Hunting snowmobiles
  • Specialty wrenches — Broadhead wrenches; Choke tube wrenches; Nipple wrenches; Priming tools
  • Sporting decoys — Dog training dummies; Hunting decoys
  • Sporting rifles — Black powder pistols; Black powder revolvers; Pump action rifles; Semi-automatic rifles (see all 8 examples)
  • Sporting shotguns — Hunting shotguns
  • Sporting traps — Bodygrip traps; Snares; Trap triggers; Tunnel traps (see all 14 examples)
  • Still cameras — Trail cameras
  • Storm lights — Spotlights
  • Stripping tools — Arrow stripping tools
  • Tablet computers
  • Telescopes — Muzzleloader scopes; Rifle scopes; Shotgun scopes; Spotting scopes
  • Tents — Blinds
  • Threading taps — Thread cleaning tools
  • Tongs — Trap setters; Trap setting tongs
  • Trapshooting equipment — Dog training dummy launchers
  • Trowels — Hand trowels
  • Tumblers or polishers — Case tumblers
  • Two way radios — Hand-held radios
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment — Sonic cleaners
  • Utility knives — Hunting utility knives; Skinning knives
  • Water purification equipment — Water purifiers
  • Wire brushes — Bronze brushes; Chamber brushes
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
62 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
61 
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
56 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
46 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
46 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
44 
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.
44 
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
41 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
40 
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
36 
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
33 
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
29 
Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
28 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
27 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
25 
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
25 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
22 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
19 
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
19 
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
19 
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
18 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
16 
Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
16 
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
15 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
14 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
14 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
13 
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
9 
Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
8 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
6 
Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
3 
Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
2 
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
0 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
50 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
47 
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.
47 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
47 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
47 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
47 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
44 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
44 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
44 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
44 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
44 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
41 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
41 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
41 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
38 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
38 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
31 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
31 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
25 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
25 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
25 
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
25 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
22 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
22 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
22 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
22 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
22 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
22 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
22 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
22 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
19 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
19 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
19 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
10 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
0 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
69 
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.
60 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
60 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
56 
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.
56 
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.
53 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
53 
Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
53 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
53 
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
53 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
53 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
53 
Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
53 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
50 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
50 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
50 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
50 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
50 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
50 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
47 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
47 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
47 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
47 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
44 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
44 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
44 
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
44 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
41 
Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
41 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
41 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
38 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
38 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
38 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
38 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
35 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
35 
Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
35 
Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
28 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
28 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
28 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
28 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
25 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
25 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
25 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
25 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25 
Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
25 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
22 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
22 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
22 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
13 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
79 
Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
72 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
68 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
67 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
66 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
63 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
61 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
60 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
60 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
59 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
56 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
56 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
54 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
53 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
52 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
51 
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
51 
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
51 
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
47 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
44 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
40 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
38 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
37 
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
36 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
34 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
34 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
34 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
33 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
32 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
31 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
30 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
26 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
25 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
23 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
22 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
20 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
18 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
11 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
10 
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
9 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
6 
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
  • Remove skin or other body parts from animals.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
  • Position animal trapping or capture equipment.
  • Capture or kill animals.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
  • Train workers in farming, forestry, or hunting techniques.
  • Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation.
  • Plan trapping or hunting activities.
  • Promote agricultural or hunting activities.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


95     A lot of freedom
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


91     Every day
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


64     A lot of freedom
23     Some freedom
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


45     Continually or almost continually
36     More than half the time
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


64     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Never
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


71     More than 40 hours
24     Less than 40 hours
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


32     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


50     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


48     Seasonal (only during certain times of the year)
48     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


27     Every day
45     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


45     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


50     More than half the time
36     About half the time
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


38     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


36     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


41     More than half the time
41     About half the time
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


14     Continually or almost continually
29     More than half the time
33     About half the time
24     Less than half the time
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


41     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


18     Every day
36     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
14     Never
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


18     Constant contact with others
23     Contact with others most of the time
23     Contact with others about half the time
36     Occasional contact with others
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


32     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


18     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


41     More than half the time
14     About half the time
41     Less than half the time
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


25     Extremely serious
20     Serious
40     Fairly serious
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


23     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Never
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


29     Very important results
14     Important results
14     Minor results
33     No results
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


14     Extremely important
41     Important
27     Fairly important
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


36     Highly competitive
23     Moderately competitive
18     Slightly competitive
18     Not at all competitive
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


27     Every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
36     Never
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


30     Every day
30     Once a year or more but not every month
30     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
45     Once a year or more but not every month
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


36     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
36     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


14     Extremely important
14     Very important
27     Important
18     Fairly important
27     Not important at all
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


23     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


14     More than half the time
24     About half the time
48     Less than half the time
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


14     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
59     Once a year or more but not every month
14     Never
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


14     Very important
36     Important
18     Fairly important
32     Not important at all
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


18     About half the time
59     Less than half the time
14     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


23     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a year or more but not every month
41     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


18     About half the time
68     Less than half the time
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


14     Very high responsibility
14     Moderate responsibility
18     Limited responsibility
50     No responsibility
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


14     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
52     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


14     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
45     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


14     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a year or more but not every month
45     Never
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


14     Very high responsibility
27     Limited responsibility
50     No responsibility
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


14     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
50     Never
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


18     Fairly important
55     Not important at all
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


41     Less than half the time
41     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


55     Once a year or more but not every month
32     Never
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


14     Very important
14     Fairly important
64     Not important at all
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


14     Moderately close (at arm's length)
18     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
64     I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


45     Once a year or more but not every month
45     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


23     Once a year or more but not every month
68     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


23     Slightly automated
68     Not at all automated
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


18     Once a year or more but not every month
77     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


91     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


95     Not important at all

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include counter and rental clerks, dishwashers, cashiers, landscaping and groundskeeping workers, logging equipment operators, and baristas.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
39   High school diploma or equivalent Help
30   Less than high school diploma
13   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
22 
Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
11 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
11 
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
11 
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
0 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
82 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
82 
Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
81 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
81 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
78 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
74 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
70 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
68 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
64 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
58 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
57 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
53 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
51 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
47 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
46 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
21 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
72 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
28 
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
28 
Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
22 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
22 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
11 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Fishing and Hunting Workers.
Employment data collected from Fishing and Hunting Workers.
Industry data collected from Fishing and Hunting Workers.

Median wages (2016) $14.08 hourly, $29,280 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 28,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 7,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Self-Employed (58% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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