U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Photos on Townhall

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              This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a wolverine. Add the tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving predator sometimes called the "mountain devil," to the li

    This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a wolverine. Add the tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving predator sometimes called the "mountain devil," to the li

    Posted: 2/1/2013 12:03:36 PM EST
    This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a wolverine. Add the tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving predator sometimes called the "mountain devil," to the list of species the government says is threatened by climate change. Federal wildlife officials on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, will propose Endangered Species Act protections for the rare animal in the lower 48 states, a step twice denied under the Bush administration. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
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              This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a badger. Add the tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving predator sometimes called the "mountain devil," to the list

    This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a badger. Add the tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving predator sometimes called the "mountain devil," to the list

    Posted: 2/1/2013 9:13:50 AM EST
    This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a badger. Add the tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving predator sometimes called the "mountain devil," to the list of species the government says is threatened by climate change. Federal wildlife officials on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, will propose Endangered Species Act protections for the rare animal in the lower 48 states — a step twice denied under the Bush administration. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
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              File-This Jan. 2003 handout file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a 130-pound gray wolf as it watches biologists in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., after bein

    File-This Jan. 2003 handout file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a 130-pound gray wolf as it watches biologists in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., after bein

    Posted: 1/28/2013 6:48:25 PM EST
    File-This Jan. 2003 handout file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a 130-pound gray wolf as it watches biologists in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., after being captured and fitted with a radio collar. Montana wildlife officials say they're abandoning efforts attempts to shut down wolf hunting and trapping just outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park. The move comes after a judge ruled earlier this month that not enough notice was given when two areas totaling about 60 square miles were briefly closed to hunters and trappers. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, William Campbell, File)
  •  - US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    Posted: 11/30/2012 7:23:18 PM EST
    A lesser prairie-chicken is seen in this undated handout photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS on Friday announced a plan to consider having the lesser prairie-chicken listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The move by U.S. authorities to consider placing the bird native to parts of the oil and gas belt on the Endangered Species List has drawn the ire of some western lawmakers. REUTERS/US Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout
  •  - US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    Posted: 11/30/2012 7:23:18 PM EST
    A lesser prairie-chicken is seen in this undated handout photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS on Friday announced a plan to consider having the lesser prairie-chicken listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The move by U.S. authorities to consider placing the bird native to parts of the oil and gas belt on the Endangered Species List has drawn the ire of some western lawmakers. REUTERS/US Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout
  •  - US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    Posted: 11/30/2012 6:15:49 PM EST
    A lesser prairie-chicken is seen in this undated handout photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS on Friday announced a plan to consider having the lesser prairie-chicken listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The move by U.S. authorities to consider placing the bird native to parts of the oil and gas belt on the Endangered Species List has drawn the ire of some western lawmakers. REUTERS/US Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout
  •  - US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    US Fish and Wildlife Service handout photo of a lesser prairie-chicken

    Posted: 11/30/2012 6:15:49 PM EST
    A lesser prairie-chicken is seen in this undated handout photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS on Friday announced a plan to consider having the lesser prairie-chicken listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The move by U.S. authorities to consider placing the bird native to parts of the oil and gas belt on the Endangered Species List has drawn the ire of some western lawmakers. REUTERS/US Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout
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              This undated image supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., with the Rocky Mountains in

    This undated image supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., with the Rocky Mountains in

    Posted: 10/10/2012 3:03:25 PM EST
    This undated image supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., with the Rocky Mountains in the background. The park, which opens a nine-mile do-it-yourself Wildlife Drive Oct. 13, was built on a former Superfund site just outside of Denver. (AP Photo/Josh Barchers/DPRA)
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              This undated photo supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows fall color at a lake in Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The park, which opens a do

    This undated photo supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows fall color at a lake in Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The park, which opens a do

    Posted: 10/10/2012 3:03:25 PM EST
    This undated photo supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows fall color at a lake in Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The park, which opens a do-it-yourself nine-mile Wildlife Drive Oct. 13, is located just outside of Denver. (AP Photo/Rick Keen/DPRA)
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              This undated image supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., with the Denver city skylin

    This undated image supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., with the Denver city skylin

    Posted: 10/10/2012 3:03:25 PM EST
    This undated image supplied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., with the Denver city skyline in the distance. The park, which opens a nine-mile do-it-yourself Wildlife Drive Oct. 13, was built on a former Superfund site just outside of Denver. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Walter Derr)
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              FILE - This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to anno

    FILE - This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to anno

    Posted: 8/31/2012 9:43:31 PM EST
    FILE - This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Friday Aug. 31, 2012, that it is ending protections for wolves in Wyoming. (AP Photo/Yellowstone National Park, File)
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    Posted: 5/25/2012 9:35:47 PM EST
    This photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the Pine Creek North wildfire at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney, Mich. Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has burned at least 1,500 acres of a wildlife refuge, leading to the expected closing of some trails and roads through the Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
  •  - To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:17:42 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist, inspects an eagle at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
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    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:14:59 PM EST
    An eagle foot too dried out and old to be used sits on a table at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
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    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:14:11 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist walks through a freezer containing eagles ready for shipment at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:12:43 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist, inspects a Bald eagle at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. The feathers from a bird such as this are the most sought after by Native American Indian tribes. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
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    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:11:11 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist, inspects the tail feathers of an immature Golden eagle at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. The feathers from a bird such as this are the most sought after by Native American Indian tribes. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
  •  - To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:09:24 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist, inspects an eagle at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
  •  - To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:07:02 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist inspects an eagle at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
  •  - To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES

    Posted: 4/25/2012 5:05:44 PM EST
    Dennis Wiist, Wildlife Repository Specialist, inspects an eagle at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 26, 2012. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, and employees at the National Eagle Repository provide them with feathers, wings and talons - and in some cases whole carcasses - for religious rituals. But the Indians' demand outstrips the repository's supply. Each year the repository receives about 2,300 dead bald and golden eagles, gathered by wildlife agents and others. To match story USA-RELIGION/EAGLES REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)