Huckleberries in Siberia?

Who knew huckleberries grow in Siberia? A reader, Alexander Kopeykin, contacted us with this photo of wild huckleberries from the Eastern Sayan Mountains in Siberia, Russia. According to Alexander, this past year was the best crop he has seen in 10 years!! Alexander shares information about the huckleberries he finds in Siberia: We have two […]

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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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Huckleberries — ‘Crack Cocaine of the Rockies’?

I have heard wild huckleberries called lot of things, but ‘crack cocaine of the Rockies’ was a new one on me. Seabury Blair Jr. wrote a very interesting perspective on huckleberry pickers for the Kitsap Sun. Here are some excerpts form his article: Berry picking like a drug at Mount Rainier B.B. Hardbody, my infinitely […]

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Huckleberry Picking Reports

With the dismal huckleberry crop last year, many pickers are finding the 2016 crop to be much more promising. Reports of huckleberry sightings (and picking) are coming in from all over the Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Rocky Mountain Region. Here is a handful of these reports from the folks out picking this summer: 2016 huckleberry […]

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More on the Huckleberry Season in Montana

An update on the huckleberry crop from the Flathead Beacon Huckleberries Bounce Back … Last year’s crop was dismal, affected by record heat and drought conditions that lasted all summer and decimated crop yields. It was a hot summer further marred by major wildfire activity, which also impacts the next season’s huckleberries. In Flathead National […]

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Great Huckleberry Season in Montana

With the huckleberry in full swing in the northern Rocky region, folks are reporting a great huckleberry season in Montana! In contrast to the 2015, where the meager crop was very poor due to the lack of snow pack and/or spring rains.  The few berries were on the bushes dried up on the branches during […]

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Taming the Wild Huckleberry

If you did not already see the article, Malcolm, from the International Wild Huckleberry Association, was interviewed by Cara Giaimo for a recent article on the Atlas Obsura website: Will We Ever Tame The Wild Huckleberry? …The Pacific Northwest takes huckleberries very, very seriously. Starting in July, droves of huckleberry hounds fall on state parks […]

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The Difference Between Huckleberries and Blueberries

If you are unsure about the difference between huckleberries and blueberries …. well, you probably have never eaten a huckleberry. But, to help you out, here is a quote from WCAI: The Cape, the Coast and the Island website describing the differences:   Huckleberries Growing Across the Cape Are Tasty and Often Overlooked “Huckleberries tend […]

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Cleaning Huckleberries

If you have ever picked wild huckleberries, you know that cleaning them can be a challenge. We have seen many different methods — some more complicated than others — for cleaning these fragile berries. I found an article on the Wineforest Wild Foods website that describes some suggested cleaning methods: Cleaning Wild Huckleberries A bucket […]

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