- Date Posted: December 10, 2021
- Location: Ocala, Florida
- Company: LWF Ranch
- Job Type: Full Time
- Salary: $1,000/month + housing & utilities
- Housing Offered: Yes
- Email: [email protected]
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
Upkeep of ranch house, hunting cabin and lodge, as well as private housing
Vehicle and building maintenance
Planting and fertilizing food plots
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
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
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 [email protected]