James Meger on Les Kouba When asked about Les, James A Meger responded enthusiastically, “Kouba is a genius. He’s truly an original. I liken him to a combination of Will Rogers, Jackie Gleason, and Clark Gable. Meld all of those strengths together and you’ve got Les Kouba.” Merger, winner of the 1980 Minnesota Duck Stamp,…Details
Wayne Meineke on Les Kouba Wayne Meineke, a Minneapolis landscape artist, credits Kouba with much of his early training. “Some of the most valuable tutoring I received,” he says, “was given to me by Les when I was growing up.” Wayne was 11 years old when he met Kouba. He would hop on the…Details
David Maass on Les Kouba David Maass, one of America’s premier painters of waterfowl and upland game birds, remembers seeing Kouba’s work on the covers of Sports Afield magazine and in the Minneapolis Tribune. “That was years ago,” says Maass, “when I was first getting started as a painter.” “The first time I actually…Details
Al Dornisch on Les Kouba Al Dornisch, a painter of wildlife art and winner of the 1985 South Carolina Duck Stamp competition met Kouba in 1970. He fondly recalls his time with Les, “My family and I moved to Minnesota in 1965. We had lived in a small town in Pennsylvania up until that…Details
Article out of Alaska Dispatch News and their efforts to protect moose.
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William Webster on Les Kouba William Webster, founder and former owner of Wild Wings, the largest distributor of wildlife art and sporting related gifts in the United States said this of Kouba, “I met Les for the first time in the early sixties at a wildlife function, although I had known of his artistic ability for years.…Details
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The Process of the Moose Mortality Project-When a Moose Dies When a mortality alert is triggered or an animal localizes for an extended period of time a signal is sent via text and email message to the mortality response team. The response team’s goal is to reach the animal within 24 hours. There are 8 primary…Details