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Lou Hinds, USFWS Director Steve Williams, Sam (as Region 4 Director), and Region 4 Chief of Refuges Jon Andrews with the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR staff at the reopening of Wildlife Drive and the refuge after Hurricane Charley devastated Sanibel Island. Credit: USFWS  Sam and Davis, his grandson, at Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery in Georgia, during a kid’s fishing event in June 2007. This popular annual event provides a chance for children to experience the natural world of the hatchery and the thrill of fishing. Credit: USFWS
Lou Hinds, USFWS Director Steve Williams, Sam (as Region 4 Director), and Region 4 Chief of Refuges Jon Andrews with the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR staff at the reopening of Wildlife Drive and the refuge after Hurricane Charley devastated Sanibel Island. Credit: USFWS Sam and Davis, his grandson, at Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery in Georgia, during a kid’s fishing event in June 2007. This popular annual event provides a chance for children to experience the natural world of the hatchery and the thrill of fishing. Credit: USFWS
After dedicating a site at the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge for a new visitor center and headquarters last November, Service Director Sam Hamilton (left) discussed future plans with Refuge Manager John Taylor. “Sam had a special place in his heart for refuges,” says Taylor. “He will be sorely missed.” Credit: USFWS Deputy Director Cindy Dohner, Sam (as Region 4 Director), J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, and Tarpon Bay Explorers- Refuge Concession Owners at the grand opening of the new concession building. Credit: USFWS
After dedicating a site at the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge for a new visitor center and headquarters last November, Service Director Sam Hamilton (left) discussed future plans with Refuge Manager John Taylor. “Sam had a special place in his heart for refuges,” says Taylor. “He will be sorely missed.” Credit: USFWS Deputy Director Cindy Dohner, Sam (as Region 4 Director), J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, and Tarpon Bay Explorers- Refuge Concession Owners at the grand opening of the new concession building. Credit: USFWS
Sam standing atop historic Numunuh (Comanche) land with Numu Titsi waii (Comanche Lance) held firmly as he participated in the traditional blessing. Credit: USFWS Sam with students at the “Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors” in Atlanta, Georgia. Credit: USFWS
Sam standing atop historic Numunuh (Comanche) land with Numu Titsi waii (Comanche Lance) held firmly as he participated in the traditional blessing. Credit: USFWS Sam with students at the “Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors” in Atlanta, Georgia. Credit: USFWS
Sam tagging tundra swans at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Credit: USFWS Sam releasing a swan at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Credit: USFWS
Sam tagging tundra swans at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Credit: USFWS Sam releasing a swan at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Credit: USFWS
Sam fishing. Credit: USFWS Sam fishing. Credit: USFWS
Sam fishing. Credit: USFWS Sam fishing. Credit: USFWS
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