More Huckleberry Picking Reports

Some interesting stories from huckleberry pickers around the region:   I’m Your Huckleberry Huckleberries may quite possibly be the best thing about summer in McCall. These round purple berries have a tart kick that make them the perfect addition to pies, ice cream, pancakes, syrup and more. … Finding a bountiful huckleberry patch can require […]

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Commercial Picking Still Illegal in North Idaho

Forest Service announced that commercial huckleberry picking in north Idaho’s Boundary County is illegal, but they nor the sheriff’s office are able to enforce the restriction. Here is the story from Rick Landers, Spokesman’s Outdoor Editor: Illegal commercial huckleberry pickers out of county authority’s reach Forest Service announcements that commercial huckleberry picking is illegal on […]

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Huckleberry Picking Reports around the Region

From the information we are receiving from huckleberry pickers, the crop is really looking abundant this season. Around the web, stories are coming in from pickers around the area about their experiences in the woods.  Here are a few of them:   Landers: Huckleberry pickers enjoying bumper crop As predicted after seeing bountiful blooms during […]

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Grizzly Bear Encounter during Huckleberry Picking

Huckleberries are not only enjoyed by avid pickers, but they are a major source of food for the grizzly bear. According to the Daily Inter Lake website, 17-year old Hunter Dana found out how dangerous bears can be during his recent huckleberry picking expedition. Berry picker has harrowing grizzly bear encounter … Dana, of Columbia […]

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Huckleberry Restoration in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

The Pinchot Partners from the Packard, Washington area are working with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to aid in the restoration of the forest and huckleberry crop. According to The Chronicle, serving the greater Lewis County, Washington area, a meeting was held on May 24 to discuss the problem: Those in attendance will learn about […]

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What are Huckleberries?

If you are not familiar with our wonderful huckleberries, either you don’t eat fruit or you live under a rock ….  No, seriously, I would like to share some general information about huckleberries. Ask Define, shares the following definition of huckleberries: … Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in two […]

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Origin of “I’m Your Huckleberry”

Have you ever pondered where the saying, “I’m your huckleberry” came from and what it actually means? Maybe you remember the line that was made famous by Val Kilmer in the movie:  “Tombstone”.  But where did he get the phrase? Victoria Wilcox:  The Art of Story website shares some information on the topic: I’m Your […]

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Beware of Bears

Huckleberries are an important source of food for bears, so if you are out picking, make sure to watch! Here is a recent story published in the Spokesman Review Outdoors Blog by Rich Landers … Berry picker suffers bites after surprising grizzly A park employee, while off duty picking huckleberries in the Swiftcurrent valley, surprised […]

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Restoring Huckleberries After Fires

Last year experienced one of the biggest fire seasons in the Pacific Northwest — including the burning of several acres of huckleberry habitat.  Restoring huckleberries after fires is a concern of every huckleberry picker. Historically, Native Americans burned huckleberry fields to improve the health of the huckleberry patches.  The Gifford Pinchot National Forest Huckleberry webpage […]

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