(AP) Hunters are a popular group of jobs in the Hunter’s Dream, but it’s unclear what types of jobs they’ll get this year.
Hunter’s dream jobs were created in a pilot program and have been extended through 2020.
But a new survey of more than 1,000 hunters shows some of the jobs may be getting eliminated.
The survey of 1,012 hunters found only 7 percent of hunters had a job lined up by May 2018.
The Hunter’s National Federation of Hunters says only 8 percent had jobs lined up in 2020.
Hunters say it’s important for employers to know the type of job hunters will have and that the jobs will not be eliminated entirely.
“This is a job for the hunting industry,” said Bob Linton, president of the National Hunter Federation.
“They’re not going to be replaced.
They’re going to stay in the hunting business.”
He said hunters are working on the job of hiring new hunters.
The national hunt association says it’s trying to attract hunters with new hunting opportunities.
Hunters who are unemployed or looking for a new job may be eligible for hunting jobs at the local level through the National Parks Service, the Forest Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For more information on the National Hunters’ Federation, visit www.hunters.org.