In this image taken from a November 2012 video, Cecil the lion is shown in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Paula French via AP hide caption

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

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Cecil the lion is shown walking in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in a YouTube video from July 9, 2015. Credit: Bryan Orford Bryan Orford/YouTube hide caption

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

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Hunters gather prior to a wild boar hunt in Pietrosella, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, in August. Pascal Pochard Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Beth Trammell of Madison, Miss., poses with the 723.5-pound alligator she and five others caught over the weekend. Ricky Flynt/Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Department hide caption

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Alaskan moose that collide with cars and trains can end up as dinner for the needy in a unique partnership between the state and charity groups. Al Grillo/AP hide caption

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Magan Hebert, 15, poses with the young buck, or "spike," that she shot in Waynesboro, Miss., in November. Magan has been hunting since she was in the fourth grade. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Hunting Deer

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