By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Unfortunately, our first report (10838
) on hunting in Québec's Gaspé Peninsula is an unhappy one. Subscriber Mario Nobili booked a self-guided whitetail hunt outfitted by Carol Poirier of Gaspésie Chasse et Pêche (GCP), hunting in late Oct. Nobili says that Poirier represented the hunt as a good opportunity for a buck but provided an inferior setup.
Says Nobili, "Around my property in New Brunswick the population of deer is very low and it's tough to get a buck. Last year I began to look around the neighboring province of Québec to see if the situation was better. I found Carol Poirier, who told me that there were a lot of deer in his area around Bonaventure.
"This summer I made a trip there to take a look. Poirier showed me the private fields he hunts, and I saw a good number of does. He told me that taking a small buck in two or three days would be easy. I decided to go there for the beginning of the hunting season, Oct. 29. This was a 'self-guided' hunt. GCP rents out the field and Poirier provides a high seat or a blind over bait....