Artist Gary W. Moss

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Gary Moss is a wildlife artist that has spent his entire life fishing, hunting, observing.
His father was an avid duck hunter and instilled in him the love of the outdoors. When Gary first asked to go duck hunting his father required that he  learn to identify all of the species in Sports Afield's guide to "The Ducks and Geese of North America." Then, and only then, could he go hunting. He was nine when he got them all right and that autumn he and his father took their first hunting trip together. To this day, Gary amazes his friends and hunting partners with his keen eyesight and ability to instantly identify birds and predict their behavior. He has fond memories of those early hunting trips at his father's side. Unfortunately, his father passed away when Gary was ten, but that did not end his duck hunting.
After school, on the weekends and all summer, Gary and his friends were either fishing or hunting. Even though he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis he was close enough to lakes and streams to get there by walking or taking a bus until he was old enough to drive. The thrill of the hunt, rising at three AM to get the best spots on the lake, hunkering down in storms, training dogs, working dogs, outwitting birds, honing his hunting skills, bringing home birds to his widowed mother who appreciated the food that he provided for the family. This was his life. For his birthday or any other event that normally would be marked with a gift Gary's wish was always the same—roast duck which was his favorite food. No party or birthday cake—a hunting trip was far more appealing.
Gary Moss started drawing and painting waterfowl, ducks specifically, from early childhood. "The first thing I remember [...]

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