Anticosti


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Anticosti

(ăntĭkŏs`tē), low, flat island (1991 pop. 264), 135 mi (217 km) long and 10 to 30 mi (16–48 km) wide, E Que., Canada, at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The island was discovered by Cartier in 1534. Louis XIV granted it to Jolliet as a reward for his discovery of the Mississippi. Jolliet's heirs held it until 1763, when it was annexed to Newfoundland (then a separate colony). It was returned to Canada in 1774 and was privately owned (1895–1926) until it was sold to Consolidated Bathurst, Inc., which promoted lumbering for pulpwood. Forest fires and transportation costs caused this enterprise to be shut down in 1972. The island is now known for its bountiful deer hunting.

Anticosti

an island of E Canada, in the Gulf of St Lawrence; part of Quebec. Area: 7881 sq. km (3043 sq. miles)
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In connection with the Settlement, Junex will receive an amount of USD5,533,606, which corresponds to the amounts invested by the firm in connection with its permits on Anticosti Island.
The study was conducted on Anticosti Island (7943 k[m.sup.2]) in the Gulf of St-Lawrence, Quebec, Canada (49[degrees]28'N, 63[degrees]00'W).
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Pat ventures north to Quebec to explore the unique whitetail opportunities of Anticosti Island.
Hunters over the last decade have seen some of the greatest deer hunting in the world drastically diminished because of deep snow from Anticosti Island to Kodiak Island.
Meanwhile, oil exploration on Anticosti Island and shale-gas exploration on the Gaspe Perminsula both continue.
Application of a double-count aerial survey technique for white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, on Anticosti Island, Quebec.
The bulk of leases are located on the Gaspe Peninsula and Anticosti Island.
Lawrence (ID 65574) near the Magdalen Islands left Ungava Bay on 7 November and had reached Anticosti Island on 14 November, which also suggests a quick, direct migration with no significant staging along the way (Fig.
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