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The US-Mexico border wall splits countries and habitat. Animals like this bobcat (Lynx rufus) or its cousin the ocelot, would normally cross the border to hunt or mate. Photograph by Joel Sartore with Mitch Sternberg, Jennifer Lowry, and Naghma Malik, all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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Two biologists catch snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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Two biologists catch snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A local resident draws a laugh from her daughter by donning the head of a musk ox (Ovibos moschatus) recently shot by her husband. Sport hunters are allowed to kill approximately 70 of these animals, once extinct in Alaska, per year.

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Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) swirl out of the Eckert James River Bat Cave at sunset to feed on insects. This maternity colony builds to more than 6 million bats in late July, making it one of the largest in the world. It is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

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Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) swirl out of the Eckert James River Bat Cave at sunset to feed on insects. This maternity colony builds to more than 6 million bats in late July, making it one of the largest in the world. It is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

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Hunting permission sign at CRP ground near Loma, Nebraska.

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Hunting permission sign at CRP ground near Loma, Nebraska.

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Hunting permission sign at CRP ground near Loma, Nebraska.

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Hunting permission sign at CRP ground near Loma, Nebraska.

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A conservation hunt for snow geese (Chen caerulescens) near Mount City, Missouri. This no-limit hunt is designed to try and reduced the number of snow geese, which are at or near record heights.

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Vintage/antique duck decoys from the turn of the century.

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Dead pheasants are displayed together after an organized hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Dead pheasants are displayed together after an organized hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Dead pheasants are displayed together after an organized hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Hunters participate in an organized pheasant hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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Dead pheasants are displayed together after an organized hunt in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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