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Why I Took These Shots
Steve Emmons is a refuge manager, a bird lover and an avid photographer. See our story, in which he reflects on a dozen of his favorite photos, including the one above.
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Public Lands and Waters
Founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Refuge System is a diverse network of lands and waters dedicated to conserving America’s rich fish and wildlife heritage.
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