I hunt because......
I have been working for myself since 1985. That gives me a little free time during hunting season.
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Diesel Tech at a Ford Dealership been here 14 years working on diesels sense 08 make good money but have alot of time an money invested to get there
Chemical/Petroleum Engineer! Good time off, benefits and decent pay!
Septic tank pumper, in lakes country Minnesota. Great if you love to fish. Only wish we had some high country!
Army opened up doors now with railroad great pay but travel alot but i get to look at spots for hunting
I studied to be a forester and had a job all lined up cruising timber when I got out of college. That didn't work out because of the spotted owl, so I started driving truck. I just kept driving until one day I realized 30 years had gone by. Now I'm still in the seat after 42 years...crazy.
I started out hauling dirt and then got into tankers and even hauled freight for three or four years (Motor Cargo). We lived in Reno and I drove triples for twenty years or so until I got a blood clot in my left arm from resting it on the door...go figure? LOL. Now I drive a little bobtail and I'm in and out of the seat all day making deliveries.
I put in a lot of 12 to 14 days. The pay was okay and we hunted the West every Fall for "big buck". I came home every day or every other day and was not into the long haul stuff. If someone is interested in truck driving, I'd stay away from gas and diesel, too many toxic fumes. I did enjoy hauling propane and even freight.
Okay, Old Hunter, now there's two of us! I just need to retire!
Every hunting season you miss is one you can not make up.
I work for the state of NV. Highway Maintenance, was a carpenter building custom homes for years until the everything went south. Started working for a directional drilling outfit and made a lot of money, really enjoyed the hard work and ended up running the crew for a few years but traveled all over NV, CA andsome Idaho. Being a single father of a son about to start school made me change it up, plus had no hunting or life drilling. Been with the state a little over a year, took a life changing pay cut but get TONS of time off. Bowhunting is a must now due to school and sports for my boy, winter is my busiest time when snow flys and I'm plowing, get off work and grab hounds and hunt lions. I get to hunt alot now, just gotta work out schedules and make things fit. Its possible no matter what you do, there's hunting somewhere in some season.
I am an engineering manager at a utility company. The job itself is only exciting if you are an engineer, but the pay is great and the job is very stable. I will say that having enough money to enjoy life is important, but enjoying the job you go to everyday is equally important. Choose wisely while you are young, and dont be afraid to take a chance and go do something else if you aren't happy.