Who Ever Heard of a Wildlife Management Franchise?
You have fast food, carpet cleaning, lawn services and so many other franchise concepts. But I would bet that you have not heard of a franchise that works exclusively with wildlife!
With so many franchise concepts to choose from, working in the field with wildlife is in a class of its’ own. Wildlife management is a very unique career that affords the opportunity for qualified individuals to enjoy the work they have always wanted to do.
What exactly does a Wildlife Manager do?
Commonly resolved problems are human/wildlife conflicts. Their job is to put the “control” back in wildlife control.
An example of such a conflict would be a mother raccoon with her litter of babies in an attic. The Wildlife Manager would be called upon to remove the family of raccoons and repair or prevent another occurrence of this problem. To a raccoon, a house is just another warm and cozy den site!
Is there a prerequisite to enter this field?
Not exactly. People from all walks of life have entered into this line of work.
A background in biology or wildlife management is helpful but not required. Any coursework that is wildlife related or field experience in outdoor related activities such as hunting is also beneficial.
What would prevent you from doing this kind of work?
If you are unable to climb ladders or carry them. Fear of heights or confined spaces or a fear of wildlife in general would all be things that would not allow you to be successful in this type of work.
Working with wildlife will introduce you to so many different situations that are neat and unique. Wildlife is always a fascinating topic of conversation and the general public is always enthused about wildlife to some degree. There will always be some kind of special circumstance wildlife find themselves in such as a raccoon stuck in a chimney or moles tearing up the yard. There is never a dull moment for sure!
Not all that we do is off the charts different. Some days are just routine and fun and that is just the way we like it.
If you believe this career would be right for you, ask questions and seek out the right opportunity and give it a go!
Yes…I bet you didn’t know that there was such a career out there like this. It is a very unique one for sure!