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Chasse Québec: the web series

Now it's time for real hunting adventures presented in an exciting and immersive format! Each episode of this series will take you on one of Michel Therrien's personal hunting adventures with his team of experienced guides… as if you were there.

Émile David | © Sépaq

The ideal team in the Chic‑Chocs

Émile David | © Sépaq

The background of this new episode: a gang of guys passionate about nature, arrows, and the game-laden forest of the Chic-Chocs. In this hunting party where the uninitiated mix with experienced hunters, the group uses different strategies to track moose, armed with short range weapons. A super friendly atmosphere that makes us want to join them around the campfire. (Video in French only)

Moose hunting at Lac Walker

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Michel Therrien and his group are offering an adventure hunting trip in the generous natural world of Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles wildlife reserve. The ultimate goal: to bring back the king of our forests and maximize the hunting stay by also harvesting small game and gorgeous fish. Will they succeed in pulling off a hat trick, a reflection of the Côte-Nord’s immeasurably bountiful landscapes? (Video in French only)

Live and learn with Derek and Charlot

Émile David | © Sépaq

In the first part of this episode of Chasse Québec, young Derek Fontaine harvests his very first deer. It's a touching scene that will give you goose bumps and remind you of the importance of mentors for the next generation of hunters. In the second part of the episode, young Charlot Therrien finds himself on a difficult moose hunting adventure. He will have to learn to accept failure and show resilience. (Video in French only)

A deer hunting adventure at Papineau‑Labelle

Émile David | © Sépaq

In this new episode of Chasse Québec, the team finds itself in Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle, for a deer hunt, right in the middle of the rut. Braving the cold, keeping still, and waiting are always challenges during this type of hunt, but these formidable hunters are solidly experienced: they’re fearless and prepared. Will they get their hands on a nice specimen? (Video in French only)

The first black bear hunting

Émile David | © Sépaq

Michel Therrien and his gang meet up for a black bear hunting trip in Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin. Michel's son, Charlot, has just turned 12. Bright-eyed, with his initiation licence in his pocket, Charlot dreams of harvesting his first bear. But to do so, he will have to be patient, behave properly while waiting for the creature to appear, and handle his weapon with the utmost care. Will Charlot succeed in harvesting his first big game animal? (Video in French only)

Late Moose Hunting

Émile David | © Sépaq

It’s the end of October, three weeks after the end of the rut. The moose hunting season is over everywhere in Quebec… Everywhere? No! A final contingent of diehard hunters is resisting the cold winter weather that’s come earlier than expected to try once again to harvest the king of the forest. And the experience of late hunting will be thrilling for those hunters spread across the Matane, Rimouski, and Chic-Chocs wildlife reserves. Michel Therrien is with his big brother Carl-Éric, as well as a hunting group consisting of Jean-Pierre, a mutual friend, and Paul and Jean, two veteran hunters. High winds, a hunting high, and high hopes are on tap for this last episode of the Chasse Québec season one web series.

Small game hunting

Émile David | © Sépaq

Small game hunting, hunting school… an ideal opportunity to get together and explore the woods with the people you love. Straddling the moose and deer hunting seasons, Michel Therrien arrives at Réserve faunique des Laurentides with his spouse and a pair of friends. Together, they’ll embark on a quest that will lead to many questions: What are we eating for dinner? How do you distinguish a male grouse from a female grouse? All the answers and much more in this episode full of pleasure, feathers, and fur. (Video in French only)

Moose hunting

Émile David | © Sépaq

Hunting guide Pierre-Luc Fontaine and his group head to Réserve faunique de Rimouski during the pre-rut period to hunt down the forest king. This is recognized as one of the best moose hunting grounds due to its exceptional average density of animals per km2. Despite the difficult conditions, this hunting trip was a great success. Check out the story of the adventure (video in French only).

Black Bear Hunting

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It’s time to celebrate Quebec's national holiday, and Saint-Jean-Baptiste also means black bear breeding season! Michel Therrien comes to Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan, in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, for a special hunting weekend. By his side is Stéphanie Vadnais, for whom this will be a first black bear hunting experience, and Pierre-Luc Fontaine, who will try to harvest his first game animal with a bow and arrow using a special technique, the bear call. An episode full of twists and turns where the bears were very cooperative indeed. The tasty bear meat harvested in this episode was prepared as sausage, roast, steak, and ground meat, all popular foods at summer barbecues. (Video in French only)

About Chasse Québec: the web series

Presented by Sépaq, the series heads out to discover the main game found at Quebec's wildlife reserves: black bear and small game, as well as moose in pre-rut and during late hunting. Filled with anecdotes and advice, the series is aimed at both an insider audience and at budding hunters. Each episode presents hunting with sobriety and modesty from a complete perspective; because beyond the harvest of an animal, there are all those moments of emotion, feasts of partridge and liver, camp stories, learning experiences, firsts, and a mosaic of successful or failed attempts: all the joys, trials, and tribulations that life in the woods offers us all.

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