Bears in Huckleberry Patches

When we see a good huckleberry season, we see more bears in the patches and more bear alerts in the news. A few weeks back, this site posted a story on Protecting Grizzlies in Huckleberry Country. Here are a couple of updates on bears in huckleberry patches.  This first one was published on the Creston […]

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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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Do Huckleberry Rakes Kill or Damage Plants?

Frequently, we receive inquires as to the safety of using rakes to pick huckleberries.  Over the years, we have responded to comments with the facts about the issue. Last week, we received the following comment from Valerie: “How rude! When you use the rake you are not telling rakers they are killing the bush.” Thank […]

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Huckleberry Picking 2014!!

With the ‘bonkers’ huckleberry season, picking stories are becoming as abundant as the berries.  Huckleberry picking is a fun adventure for outdoor enthusiasts and most love to share their stories — but not their private picking spot or their precious huckleberry stash!! Two stories in particular stood out — sharing here: Huckleberry Heaven Meet the […]

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All About Huckleberries

Huckleberry season is definitely winning down — it appears to have been a good year for huckleberries and those picking them in the wilds! But it is always time to learn more about huckleberries. I found this excellent article the other day and wanted to share it with you: Huckleberries Vaccininum membranceum/ Globare (complex)’ V. […]

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Huckleberry Pickers Not Allowed in Some Areas!

As you know, we sell huckleberry picking rakes.  Rakes can increase your yield 4 to 10 times in the same amount of time as picking by hand.  Our rakes, in particular, are light weight and easy to use. (If you want more info on our huckleberry rakes, check out our website, Huckleberry Rake. where you […]

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Huckleberry Picking Tips

Upon my search for huckleberry information, I ran across this article from last fall.  Although the article is nearly a year old, it offers some good information and tips on picking huckleberries. The article is written by John Reid who is a University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology graduate and Precision Nutrition Certified Sports Nutritionist […]

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Huckleberries Picking in Oregon

Huckleberry season here in Idaho/Montana is just about over, but from what I have been hearing on the web, it is in full swing in Oregon and northern California. Check out the post by Melissa Trainer who is …. Going Wild for Huckleberries in the Pacific Northwest If you are interested in gathering wild huckleberries […]

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Huckleberry Picking Forecast

Latest Huckleberry Picking Forecast from “Mr. Huckleberry”! Revised wild huckleberry forecast! After getting several reports, I am expecting a pretty good huckleberry year… best since 2009. Maybe a week or two late due to the long cool spring, but temps higher than 2011’s cold wet spring, so ripening did occur this year. Also, unlike 2011, […]

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