Hunting Ranch Intern needed for dual role in upstate New York & Florida

Filled / Expired

LWF Ranch

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Location
Ocala, FL & Upstate NY
Job Type
Full Time or Seasonal
Salary
$1,000/month + housing & utilities
Date Posted
November 29, 2021
Housing Offered
Yes
Experience
0-2 yrs

LWF North and South Ranches are hiring a joint intern for the upcoming year. We are looking for a motivated individual who is outdoor minded and can commit for a yearlong position.

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.

LWF North Ranch is a 1,200-acre high fenced property in upstate NY with a robust white-tailed and red deer herd.

Interns are given the opportunity to participate in various work activities involving LWF North and South’s on-going management programs. Private housing is provided with full kitchen facilities, utilities, and internet at both locations.

The selected intern would spend January – mid-June at LWF South Ranch in Ocala, FL and mid-June – December in upstate NY at LWF North Ranch.

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:

  • Filling protein and corn feeders
  • Fence monitoring and maintenance
  • Assist in the maintenance & upkeep of ranch property
  • Assist with game cameras to inventory herd
  • Assisting with white-tailed and red deer observation
  • Mowing and bush hogging
  • Predator control
  • Upkeep of ranch house, hunting cabin and lodge, as well as private housing
  • Vehicle and building maintenance
  • Planting and fertilizing food plots
  • Brush clearing
  • Guiding hunting guests on an as-needed basis
  • Keeping tree stands clean and in good condition
  • Using tractors to maintain the fields, plant food plots and clear brush
  • Daily feeding and health checks at the game farm
  • Working with deer in a handling facility
  • Tagging fawns and recording data

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work all hours of the day
  • 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
  • Able to work alone and with others
  • Physically fit
  • Good attitude
  • Background in wildlife or biology classes
  • 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.

To Apply: Forward resume and cover letter to our email address.

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