Animal Trapper

Minimum? No entry barrier

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The tasks a Trapper is expected to perform include:

Obtaining permit to trap animals

Trapping wild animals that turn into man-eaters orgo rogue

Preparing nets, cages and other snares

Selecting location, setting bait and camouflaging traps

Catching animals alive by means of traps, snares and nets

Removing captured game safely

Using tranquilizers to control animals

Skilled in identifying man-eaters

Efficient in planning and carrying out the entire hunting program

Skilled in driving, luring and tracking the man-eaters

Knowledge of using and maintaining hunting tools and capturing equipment

Knowledge of hunting laws, policies and safety standards

Skilled in preparing bait for both herbivorous and carnivorous animals

Knowledge of the latest changes and developments in hunting policies and techniques

Skilled in the use of firearms and other weapons

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Highly alert

Ability to take risk

Attention to detail


Team player

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising Beaters and Trackers is required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

A Trapper has no fixed working hours

Overtime is common

Shift system is applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered very hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, tough terrain, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain, injury to body, accidents, etc.

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Local Hunting and Conservation of Large Mammals

Hunting wildlife for the pot and for commercial sale is far more widespread than most people realize, and is leading to an ?empty forest? syndrome in many parts of the country. M.D. MadhusudanandK. Ullas Karanth conducted a fascinating study on local hunting around two wildlife reserves in Karnataka. These are the results of their study, excerpted from their original scientific paper published in Ambio in 2002.

Mammals that weigh over one kilo are the most prone to hunting by humans.

Their meat and by-products ? hide, horn, and bone ? make large mammals attractive targets. On the other hand, these mammals are vulnerable to extinction?they naturally require large home ranges and bulky diets, have slow rates of growth and maturation, small litter sizes, long life-spans, and are found in low densities. Excessive hunting could well push vulnerable populations over the brink. There are two distinct types of hunting in India:

The first,market hunting,refers to the well-organized hunting of selected species for ivory, rhino-horn, tiger-bone, bear-bile, shahtoosh, etc.

he second,local hunting is a loosely organized activity, prevalent everywhere. It is driven by local tradition, sport, or demand for wild meat. Local hunting is a big threat to Indian wildlife, because it targets a wider variety of species, and is carried out by far greater numbers of people.

State Forestry Departments Animal sanctuaries National reserves

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Wildlife Institute of India

Post Box #18, Chandrabani

Dehradun - 248001


Telephone:+91 135 2640111 -12

Fax:+91 135 2640117


Amity Institute of Wildlife of Sciences

Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida ? 201 303

Gautam Buddha Nagar U.P


Phone No.:+91(0) -120 ?4735642

Cell: 91+8800730698 and 91 9818499275

Department of Wildlife Science

University of Kota

Near Kabir Circle, MBS Marg,

Swami Vivekanand Nagar,

Kota - 324 005, Rajasthan



Phone : +91-744-2472934,+91-744-2471037,