For a wildlife artist to win the coveted Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest -- the most prestigious and lucrative art competition in the world -- is a dream come true. On October 5, 2004, Mark Anderson fulfilled that personal goal, taking first place honors over 223 entries, with his striking design of a pair of hooded mergansers on a golden pool of water. His winning image graced the 2005-06 Federal Duck Stamp, which is purchased by hunters and stamp collectors nationwide.