While many people believe states own wildlife, legal scholars say laws give federal officials significant authority to weigh in on wildlife distribution and numbers on lands owned by all Americans. That power is derived from the Constitution and various laws passed by Congress, including the Endangered Species Act and more obscure legislation. (Diana Robinson/Flickr Creative Commons)

A bull elk crossing the Snake River on a cold autumn morning. (Diana Robinson/Flickr Creative Commons)

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