Breed, raise, and protect game animals and birds on state game farms.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$29,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gamekeepers do?

Breeds, raises, and protects game animals and birds on state game farm or private game preserves: Cares for breeding stocks in pens. Selects pairs for mating on basis of size, color, vigor, or desired characteristics. Gathers eggs for artificial incubation, and transfers young to rearing pens. Mixes feed according to formulas and fills feeding stations. Cleans and fills water containers. Sets and maintains traps for predatory and noxious animals and birds that may prey upon or carry disease to charges. Drives birds into portable coops to prepare them for transportation to release area. May liberate birds and animals in designated areas.

Should I be a Gamekeeper?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Gamekeeper

    We recommend at least a Bachelor's degree. Check out these schools offering Gamekeeper-related education!
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