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Is there are a career for people who like to hunt?

Greetings! I'm Ms. Tipton at the International Community School. My 3rd graders have a few questions and I'd like to share your advice with them. Thanks in advance!

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Jovan’s Answer

If hunting is your passion and you like law enforcement you can make a career out of being a Game Warden. You won't necessarily be getting paid to hunt, but you will be out in the field where hunters usually go and make sure they are abiding by hunting laws. This will allow you to meet others who share your passion and get paid to be out in the wilderness.

Jovan recommends the following next steps:

Must be 21 years of age.
Enter and complete Game Warden Academy
Look for a position in an area you want to be in.
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John’s Answer

Yes, but there are not many people who can make a living by hunting. Sometimes hunters are hired by communities or the National Park Service to cull herds. For example, professional hunters are hired to hunt wild boar in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, because they are not a native species, and they do great damage to the environment. I would imagine that the vast majority of people who are paid to hunt have a separate, day-to-day job, such as working in a gun shop, or a shooting range, etc.
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Jovan’s Answer

If hunting is your passion and you like law enforcement you can make a career out of being a Game Warden. You won't necessarily be getting paid to hunt, but you will be out in the field where hunters usually go and make sure they are abiding by hunting laws. This will allow you to meet others who share your passion and get paid to be out in the wilderness.

Jovan recommends the following next steps:

Must be 21 years of age.
Enter and complete Game Warden Academy
Look for a position in an area you want to be in.
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Clinton’s Answer

Yes! While I've had no experience personally, I have heard of people who make a great living guiding others through hunting excursions. Depending on their relationships, reputation and results - these guides can charge a premium to take a group of hunters into the wilderness, leading them safely to the desired game. Some even boast "success rates" or 80% or more given their unique knowledge of the terrain and migration/behavioral patterns. Try a quick search online - something like "guided elk hunt" or "guided deer hunt" and I'm sure you'll see some examples. It is also quite possible that these existing establishments would need to hire help from time to time - so once you're ready, keep an eye out! Best of luck to you.

Clinton recommends the following next steps:

Determine precisely what type of hunting guide you want to be and research existing services online.
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Gina’s Answer

Hello, thinking a bit outside the box here, but how about:
Outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer?
Marketing and communications departments in outdoor industry?
Retail?
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