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Government Trappers #6942696
07/25/20 06:52 PM
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Central/Western Texas
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Are any of you guys government trappers? If so, where can I find more information on it? (The job requirements, salary, etc, etc, etc.) Googled it and found nothing!

Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6942699
07/25/20 06:54 PM
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I'd bet today's "gubmint trappers" are college educated.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6942731
07/25/20 07:19 PM
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Probably need 4 years of college for a $ 35-40,000.00 a year job


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6942772
07/25/20 07:55 PM
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Google USDA Wildlife Services. At the bottom of the page is a map, click your state and it shows contact info.

Re: Government Trappers [Re: beartooth trapr] #6942819
07/25/20 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
Probably need 4 years of college for a $ 35-40,000.00 a year job

Yep. Some states start under 30

Last edited by Flint Hill fur; 07/25/20 08:56 PM.
Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6942835
07/25/20 09:29 PM
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Georgia
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The real money is in the private sector. Even this high school drop out can do it.

Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6942900
07/25/20 10:14 PM
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Alabama
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USA Jobs is the Federal jobs website. You can look by department and search that way. They’re not listed as trappers it’s listed as program manager-wildlife under the US Dept of Agriculture if I remember correctly. Yes, college in the field of wildlife management is a requirement, again if I remember correctly. 35-38k is an average salary. Last one I saw posted was out in Arizona somewhere but it closed a couple weeks ago.

Also make sure you check eligibility requirements, which are different than qualifications. Many of those jobs are not open to the public. Sometimes you have to already be in the federal system and transfer, or a veteran, or have prior volunteer experience with a federal agency in order to be eligible.


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: Flint Hill fur] #6942934
07/25/20 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Flint Hill fur
Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
Probably need 4 years of college for a $ 35-40,000.00 a year job

Yep. Some states start under 30

Montana 25k last time I was contacted

Last edited by red mt; 07/25/20 10:35 PM.

Kenneth schoening
Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6942977
07/25/20 11:02 PM
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Only one I ever met worked for Fish and Wildlife on a refuge. Chatted with him about 15 minutes one day about red wolves and coyotes in Eastern NC. Young guy. Probably a biologist.

The department of agriculture has a team of trappers as well.

Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943015
07/25/20 11:34 PM
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I think APHIS is what people call the Federal trappers. I don't ever see them around. I'm not sure who/what determines when they are called in.


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943029
07/25/20 11:43 PM
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AuthorTrapper,

Let's chat soon.

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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AJE] #6943039
07/26/20 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by AJE
I think APHIS is what people call the Federal trappers. I don't ever see them around. I'm not sure who/what determines when they are called in.

Yes, government ADC work shifted from the USFWS to APHIS during the Reagan Administration.


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943060
07/26/20 12:55 AM
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Rochester, MN
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Something to think about: trapping is a blast until you HAVE to do it. Then it stops being fun.Just understanding trapping isn’t enough In today’s world. The federal government gives precedent to those with experience and a degree. Sure, there are exceptions, but the possibility of being passed over for a job, because someone with less trapping experience but a masters degree in wildlife manage is a real possibility.


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943134
07/26/20 07:19 AM
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They stole my contract


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943150
07/26/20 07:45 AM
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When they offered me a job, we sat down and crunched the numbers and figured I was making 2x the money even after expenses, 401k, insurance, etc so declined.
However it is a good gig for retired game wardens it turns out.

Newt is correct, they have been known to get contracts under suspicious circumstances.

I went to church with our APHIS trapper and he actually sent me lots of private landowner business since he stayed covered up with DOT biz.

They have to cover many counties so often “longline “ daily.

Not me. I was usually home by 3 or even noon sometime.


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Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943194
07/26/20 08:26 AM
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John could you briefly cover some of the benefits...truck traps health care that they offered?

Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943245
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Re: Government Trappers [Re: Newt] #6943329
07/26/20 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Newt
They stole my contract


Alot of that going on. They sure don't like competition either.... and always leave some for seed it seems. I'm tired of cleaning up the last one or two beaver after they leave.


The insane are running the asylum.
Re: Government Trappers [Re: Newt] #6943448
07/26/20 01:20 PM
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Georgia
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Originally Posted by Newt
They stole my contract


Among many other criminal and fraudulent acts.

Kirk DeKalb has a good one he could tell you about.

Mark Dotson formerly of AAllAnimal Control has another one.

I have a few, as well.

Anyone who has trapped for a living for any length of time will not only lose work to WS but will discover they've been unfairly treated by their own government.

Re: Government Trappers [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6943455
07/26/20 01:26 PM
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Nevada has some state trappers but it sure doesn't pay much

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