The Bowhunter's Guide To Career Freedom

BF009: Jason Hawley – Part 1- Wildlife Biologist Black Bear Program CT DEEP Wildlife Division

Jason Hawley 500 lb bear

This is part 1 of a 2-part interview. When you are done with this episode, you will want to continue with part 2 in episode 010 to get the whole story from Jason.

Are you thinking about a job in a very competitive field or have you considered changing your career to pursue one that is considered very competitive? Join me as Jason Hawley, a wildlife biologist in the furbearing/black bear program for the State of Connecticut gives some career pointers.

More About My Guest:

Jason grew up in Hartland, CT and started hunting when he was 12 years old. He received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Massachusetts and his Masters of Science in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University. Jason’s graduate work involved researching management options for wolves in the Midwest. Jason has been a Wildlife Biologist on the Furbearer/Black Bear Program for the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in the Wildlife Division for about 10 years.

Jason’s work involves researching and managing black bears and furbearers in the state. Prior to working in CT he worked on the Mexican gray wolf project in Arizona and New Mexico where he was employed by an elk hunting outfitter on his days off. He also worked on the Island Fox recovery project on San Clemente Island 70 miles off the coast of CA doing nighttime feral cat control with military issued sniper rifles.

Jason is married with 3 kids and doesn’t live too far away from where he grew up. He regularly archery hunts for deer and turkey, is an avid fly fisherman, and also likes to ski when he can find the time.

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