Full-time Ranch / Wildlife Employee needed in Ocala, Florida

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LWF South

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Ocklawaha, FL
Job Type
Full Time
DOE plus Benefits, Housing, and Utilities
Date Posted
April 25, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

LWF South Ranch is hiring a full-time employee. We are looking for a motivated individual who is experienced in equipment operation, prescribed fire, and outdoor minded.

LWF South Ranch is a 2,800-acre high fenced big game operation in Ocala, FL with 19+ exotic game species and a white-tailed deer breeding facility.

Employees will participate in various work activities involving LWF South’s on-going management programs. Private housing is provided with full kitchen facilities, utilities, and internet.

Responsibilities will include: Assisting the owner, ranch managers, and all ranch employees in all day-to-day ranch activities which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Conducting prescribed burns
  • Using tractors to maintain the fields, plant food plots and clear brush
  • Scouting, guiding, and processing of game animals
  • Filling protein and corn feeders
  • Fence monitoring and maintenance
  • Assisting in the maintenance & upkeep of ranch property
  • Assisting with game cameras to inventory herd
  • Assisting with white-tailed and other species observation
  • Mowing and bush hogging
  • Predator management
  • Upkeep of ranch house, hunting cabin and lodge, as well as private housing
  • Equipment and building maintenance/repair
  • Brush clearing
  • Maintaining tree stands so they are clean and in good condition
  • Daily feeding and health checks at the breeding facility
  • Working with deer in a handling facility
  • Tagging fawns and recording data
  • Working with sub-contractors as necessary


  • Must have open availability for scheduling purposes for the needs of the ranch
  • Able to work with a team and be able to self-manage
  • Must be able to use critical thinking skills to achieve individual/team goals
  • Must be able to handle working in adverse weather conditions
  • Must be highly motivated with a positive attitude at all times
  • Good communicator verbally and in writing
  • Neat and organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Work independently without constant supervision
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs or more on a regular basis
  • Willing to learn
  • Prior hunting experience
  • Physically fit
  • Background in wildlife or biology classes is preferred but not required
  • General knowledge of whitetail deer and various species is preferred

Applicants may be subject to a background check and are expected to maintain the privacy of the properties. Must be well groomed and presentable at all times. Previous ranch experience is a plus but not required. Reliable transportation is required.

The ideal candidate would be proficient at operating heavy equipment and tractors, have experience conducting prescribed fire in the southeastern U.S., and enjoy/understand hunting and cleaning animals.


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