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Rene Bourque
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More than forty seasons on Anticosti Island
An image is worth a thousand words

As a guide on Anticosti Island for more than forty years, a former adviser for hunting, fishing and summer vacationing for Sepaq Anticosti, and an enthusiastic photographer, I am the privileged witness of many original scenes and moments, some of which are presented to you on this web site.

My love affair with Anticosti Island began in July 1974, when the government of Quebec bought the island from the Consolated Bathurst. I was engaged as a hunting guide in the Mcdonald sector. Being an outdoorsman at heart and having originated from the Saguenay area, I immediately felt like "a fish in water" when faced with such a faunal paradise. Working as a guide on Anticosti seemed the most beautiful job in the world and I will always believe it is true.

Promoted to Chief Guide in 1980, I held this position in the Mcdonald, Carleton, Jupiter 30 and Jupiter 12 sectors until 2014, the year I accepted a new challenge at the Domaine du Loup in the Eastern County region. This great adventure ended in June 2017 and I returned to guide for deer hunting, this time at Mcdonald where I plan to end my guiding career.

 

Organizing a photo tour or safari to share the beauty of the island was only natural for me. I offered my first photo safari in 2013 and the success was immediate. It encouraged me to continue to bring photo enthusiasm to the island. I enjoy sharing my fascinations of Anticosti and photography with new people. I would be very happy to guide you during a photo safari on the island or during a hunting trip in the fall.

See my web site about the Photo Safaris on Anticosti Island

Rene Bourque, March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       

The first version of anticostiphotos.com appeared on line in September 2007 with around 500 photos. Since then, many photo galleries geared toward fishing and hunting seasons have been added. In January 2013, this virtual tour of Anticosti Island now offers you approximately 3500 original photos of this outdoor paradise.

For an overview of all 25 photo galleries, click on the title «  Photo Galleries Index » on the opening page of my web site. You will see a scrolling menu with all the galleries listed in alphabetical order. I had been using a  homemade  HTML setup for the 2007 and 2008 galleries. This system allowed me more flexibility and space to write some text for the visitors, and for search engine optimization. I want to thank my friend Mark Cote from Maine, for his precious help correcting my "less than perfect" English and his suggestions.

Since January 2013, there is an iPad-iPhone-Mobile version of this web site. Just choose either the Flash Galleries or the iPad options, on the top right corner of the opening page. The saying "An image is worth a thousand words"  applies to many of my new pictures. I apologize for not being able to add text on all the photos.

Over the years, anticostiphotos.com has become a major reference on the web when people search for Anticosti, and this is partly because of you, my dear visitors. Thanks for visiting my web site regularly and forwarding the address to your friends and relatives.

If you'd like to share photos of your last trip to the island, I would be pleased to look at them and possibly add them to a gallery. I like to show different sectors of the island, knowing that most of my pictures are from the Jupiter 12 area. The photo size should be a minimum of 1 mg. Your name will appear on the photo and the copyright will be respected.

I hope you have found this virtual tour appealing, giving you the desire to discover the biggest island of the province of Quebec for yourself. The world of Anticosti is waiting for you!