Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Idaho Fish and Game Wildlife Technician Duties

Harvest Mouse With Radio Collar


I found this job description on the Idaho State Employment Listings. This is what the Idaho Department of Fish and Game expects of a "non-game technician.":

"A Wildlife Technician is expected to find and capture various wildlife species, handle wildlife mortalities and collect various biological samples (blood, feathers, teeth, fluids, feces) for analysis. This person may also be expected to trap, mark, radio-tag, and transplant animals, as well as control nuisance wildlife (Wolves and other predators) and euthanize (Kill) injured animals."

Wildlife Surveys and Monitoring

"Applicants are expected to conduct ground surveys of animals in remote country, and be familiar with survey and calling techniques for birds, mammals and amphibians. squirrels, pygmy rabbits, sage grouse, diurnal and nocturnal raptors, amphibians, reptiles, and bats. The ideal applicant should have experience trapping and handling a variety of wild animals including: ground squirrels, pygmy rabbits, sage grouse, diurnal and nocturnal raptors, amphibians, reptiles, and bats.


Knowledge of GIS mapping procedures, radio-telemetry operations, marking and radio-tagging methods, and chemical restraint techniques is desired. "
Sadly, I think you could find similar job descriptions published by our National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, State fish and game agencies and most University wildlife research projects..

Our wildlife agencies and Universities treat Our wildlife like they were Lab Rats to be abused and experimented on. Many of their research projects look like they were dreamed up by Sociopaths.

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