Anticosti Island: The currse of Gamache September 22, 2011 Canada

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The currse of Gamache September 22, 2011 Pique newsmagazine, by Leslie Anthony

... the only town on Anticosti - is ringed by a high fence. But not for security; it was specially designed to keep out deer. Anticosti has at least 166,000 of them, which - at 20/km2 - is the highest density of Odocoileus virginianus anywhere.... in 1896 and 1897, they uncrated 220 Virginia whitetail deer. Of the large mammals, only the whitetail prospered, the population soaring to around 50,000 by 1934...

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