I saw one dead 125" buck there in 7 years of hunting. No way is the average buck there 125". You have a better chance of seeing larger bucks in the December migration but, 125" are not common. Look at Willy's, Lab44s, and Jeff's photos of hunts in the past. Those are good bucks for Anticosti but, very few hit 100".my experience with my father going is the average bucks are in the 125 class range .
150 pounds there on most years is a large buck. On the occasional year where they have a mild winter they may be a little heavier. A guide I knew there had only seen 2 200 pound bucks killed in over 35 years of guiding. If you want the best odds of shooting a large buck go late November or early December when they are migrating. If you go early season September thru early November you will most likelynot see that many bucks. The issue with going late is the hunting days are a couple hours shorter. Keep in mind the guided hunts leave at a specific time in the morning so you won't be out there at the crack of dawn like you'd like. A lot of the deer will have left the feeding areas by the time you leave to hunt. They feed all the time there though due to poor feed so you will see them feeding at any time. Bring a can call if you go.I have seen a lot of deer from anticosti, ave 140-160 lbs 90" racks. 2 tags I'd do it once
Wow, you shot some great bucks there. Congrats!View attachment 18064View attachment 18065View attachment 18066
I've been going up there for about 20 years now. They had a bad winter kill in the winter of 2013-2014. Population is bouncing back quick. We're there second week in December. They had a lot of snow by then, deer had migrated. We saw over 800 deer on the ocean in our 4-day hunt. It's not always like that though, that's a lot of deer.
There are good deer up there, you just have to be in the right place, right time of year, with the right conditions. It's easy to get deer, it's easy to get bucks up there. The hardest part is to have the patience to lay off the trigger the first couple days of a 4-day hunt. The hunting on the quality of a hunt on that Island is so dependent on the weather conditions.I have seen a bunch of pictures of Deer from there and these are the biggest and best I have seen.