Huckleberry Picking Rakes Myths

Huckleberry picking season is nearly here!  With all the talk about picking huckleberries, I am reminded that there are several misconceptions about using huckleberry rakes.  So, I have decided to share some excerpts from an article I wrote awhile back on this particular issue: What is the Real Story Behind Picking and Harvesting Wild Huckleberries? […]

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Huckleberry Picking in the Cascades

Huckleberry season in the Rocky Mountain region is most over for this year, but some folks are still picking in the Cascades in Oregon. I ran across this delightful picking story that I want to share with you by John Rezell, Editor, OutdoorsNW : Recipe for Huckleberry Bliss … We’ve ventured high into the Cascades […]

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Native Americans and Huckleberries

Native Americans enjoy a long history of picking and maintaining many huckleberry stands throughout the northwest region. The use and preservation of huckleberries is recorded as far back at 1615 when explorer Samuel de Champlain observed Native Americans collecting and drying huckleberries for winter use.  Even the first huckleberry rakes were developed by Native Americans!  […]

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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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Huckleberries on the Hike to the Chinese Wall, Montana

An interesting story about the huckleberries found during the 30+ miles hike to the Chinese Wall in Montana: The Chinese Wall Well Worth the Trip …The Chinese Wall is a limestone spine averaging about 1,000 feet tall and stretches unbroken for a dozen miles. The massive curtain of rock face marks the Continental Divide through the […]

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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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Best Spots in Idaho to Pick Huckleberries

I know that telling folks your favorite huckleberry picking spot is just not done — at least not in Idaho!  But I can share with you the best areas, according to the Only in Your State website, to find and pick huckleberries. The 5 Best Places To Go Huckleberry Picking In Idaho This Summer …Since […]

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Huckleberry Picking Video

You may love huckleberries, but if you pick them yourself, you REALLY have to love picking huckleberries. Following is an informative 9 minute video on identifying, finding and picking  huckleberries.  The folks who filmed this video are well versed in wild berries, especially huckleberries.  If you watch closely, he identifies wild thimble-berries, currants and other […]

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