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#6324627 - 09/13/18 09:49 PM Trapping Jobs
SkunkSkinnerID Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/28/18
Posts: 10
Loc: Idaho
I am a young kid and Iím looking for a job that I can work during the summer and then trap in the fall to spring. Do many people do this? Is it a realistic plan? And if so what kind of work can I do? Thank you
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#6324629 - 09/13/18 09:51 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
deerfly Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 119
Loc: central wisconsin
Road Construction

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#6324634 - 09/13/18 09:55 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
Yes sir Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 1138
Loc: Marion Kansas
Life Guard

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#6324638 - 09/13/18 10:04 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 4058
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
Welcome to the site young man. You have ambition so you are already ahead of many.

If you live close to town look around for places to work. My youngest son works at a parts store in the shop changing oil and fixing tires etc.

Save your money in the summer to help you through the school season.

Trapping for sure is fun and addicting but unfortunately hide prices are down. Does your area pay any bounty on animals like beaver? If so that's your best bet to target.

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#6324639 - 09/13/18 10:04 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
corky Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 3289
Loc: Three Lakes,WI 67
summer camp, seasonal restaurant help, resort help, landscaping
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#6324641 - 09/13/18 10:07 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
Flint Hill fur Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/17
Posts: 253
Loc: Ks
If any experience running machinery a farm job would work well. Also helps out alot with permission being envovled in ag

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#6324649 - 09/13/18 10:18 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
TurkeyTime Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 908
Loc: NW MO
Are you looking for now or when an adult?

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#6324651 - 09/13/18 10:20 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 14964
Loc: nm
Welcome. Good ideas so far. There are plenty of jobs for young kids most will work with your schedule. Depending on your age you may need a work permit(from the school counselor) . When I was 14 I worked at Sonic on weekends and summer. My age and the laws said I couldn't work more than x hours per week. I did that for a year. Still helped on the field, get wood, hunt, hang with friends, bought all my snowboard gear and tickets.

Good luck on your endeavor have fun

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#6324652 - 09/13/18 10:21 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: racerboy108]
SkunkSkinnerID Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/28/18
Posts: 10
Loc: Idaho
I am totally addicted I have many coyotes in my area and many farms I was thinking farm work and a little control trapping in the summers then going full bore during the season I really want this to work out but I guess experience will tell for sure when I try it out thank you very much.

I was also thinking of becoming a government trapper but I hear that is really not a lot of trapping and a lot of federal paperwork crap I really appreciate all the responses and help thank you all.
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#6324659 - 09/13/18 10:26 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: deerfly]
Badgerman50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 1457
Loc: Meridian , ID
Originally Posted By: deerfly
Road Construction


I know a guy who raised a family doing exactly that. Trapped all winter. Since he was trying to feed his family I donít think he viewed it as fun.
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#6324675 - 09/13/18 10:47 PM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
Yes sir Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 1138
Loc: Marion Kansas
If you really wanted to make it happen their are jobs in construction or harvesting crews that are season that will allow you to work a lot of hrs during non trapping season. Put you should be willing to travel to those jobs. I think your best bet would to be able to may as much money in summer as you can especially with fur prices the way they are.

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#6324704 - 09/14/18 12:05 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
SkunkSkinnerID Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/28/18
Posts: 10
Loc: Idaho
Yeah construction is good I have worked that for two summers and know how to run some equipment. I know prices arenít good but trapping is really important to me and I want to do it as much as I can while hides are prime and not as just a side hobby.
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#6324705 - 09/14/18 12:10 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
Red89 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/13/16
Posts: 39
Loc: KS
Mowing lawns is both very profitable and very seasonal. I don't know your area at all, but if you go the farm hand or harvesters route, bean harvest doesn't end here until December most years. Although, if you told them beforehand when you needed to leave, I could see that working out. Especially like the the idea of getting more ground through your connections part of it, as flinthillfur said.

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#6324711 - 09/14/18 12:17 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
yotetrapper30 Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 7996
Loc: Oakland, MS
You may have been mislead about the government trapper jobs... some of them are mostly trapping with just some paperwork. But these days I believe you will need a college degree to get one.

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#6324733 - 09/14/18 02:50 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
danny clifton Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11710
Loc: williamsburg ks
lot of asphalt companies focus mostly on parking lots and smaller county road jobs. you come home every night but 75 hour weeks of hard work during the summer are pretty common. then laid off all winter drawing unemployment.

lot of trappers draw unemployment and trap but its not exactly legal. you are supposed to be actively seeking work and available for work.

the criminals who run unions have gotten it where union members are exempt from that if you can join a union and still look yourself in the eye to shave of a morning.

lot of trappers just work all they can stand in the off season and save money for trapping season. right now your cats and coyotes are ok price wise if you know where and how to catch them.
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#6324781 - 09/14/18 05:37 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
Newt Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 3890
Loc: Port Republic South Jersey
Get a "real Job" that has a early retirement like 20 years. Suffer them out then you'll be under 40 years old.With your retirement check. you'll have a check comming each month. With that it'll free you up to do what you want.
In the mean while you can hobby trap and learn the skills,it takes to become a perfisanal trapper.
Dont know what a goverment trapper makes. Dont realy care.Most goverment trappers I'v met.(NOT ALL)Are too big headed to realy learn the trade.
As a "Preador Control Contractor for the USF&WL" I'v made good money. (till the USDA came it and stole my conteacts.)Anymore I get another contract to clean up what the USDA could'nt catch.
Real Freedom comes with doing what you want to do every day. Not doing what you have to do every day.
I'v lived a good life. Traveled and trapped most all areas of the country.But I did have good fur prices ,most of the time. Now you cant survive on the prices fur is bringing.
Its also been a life wordering how I'm gona pay the bills. Driving trucks that are 10-20 year old.(we call them one payment trucks you buy them with the cash you have in your pocket.)
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#6324784 - 09/14/18 05:46 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
LDW Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/12/16
Posts: 977
Loc: N.E. Nebr
Like Red said, mowing lawns pay very good. Buy good equipment and strive to do the best job possible. A lot of my business is elderly people, treat them good and the whole town knows it. Word of mouth will get you all the work you can handle.

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#6324785 - 09/14/18 05:47 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
J Staton Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 2743
Loc: Arkansas
Go to school and learn to test crops. Have a cousin that does this. Good pay, state benefits, and plenty of down time in the winter.

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#6324788 - 09/14/18 05:49 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
pcr2 Offline
"Twerker"

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12905
Loc: potter co. p.a.
if that way of life is attractive enough,you will find a way.trust me
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#6324806 - 09/14/18 06:13 AM Re: Trapping Jobs [Re: SkunkSkinnerID]
marathonman Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 893
Loc: PENNSYLVANIA,USA
road construction for a big outfit...benefits..health insurance.good pay,vacation pay 401K...you will be very busy April until November..sign up for state unemployment..mid November til late March..trap and hunt all winter.

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