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Posted: July 06 2018 at 8:56pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Huckleberry season has started here.
My hunting buddy and family picked 6 gallons this past weekend.
So, next week I'm off picking them myself, that is me, and .44 Smith & Wesson Spl....
Seems the bears around Pend Oreille County like them too!

Will make jam out of them.
Easier making Raspberry jam as I just pick them in the back yard.

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Posted: July 07 2018 at 12:35am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Be sure it is an actual bear before you
shoot, and make you human-ness noticeable
by talking and such.

We have had a few incidents between
huckleberry pickers up here over the
years. Worst one I remember being when
one berry picker decided to scare off some
newcomers from "his" berry patch by
staying hidden in the bushes and making
loud grunts and growls and shaking the
bushes and got himself shot at. Stupid
stunt on his part but also stupid to shoot
into the bushes not knowing for sure what
it is.

I think you are well smart enough to know
plenty better then to shoot at sounds in
the bushes, but their ain't no guarantees
about other folks out there and rustling
around in the bushes not making clearly
human noises as well ~ $#*+ can happen.

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Posted: July 07 2018 at 3:51am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

That sounds like an enjoyable past time. When I was a little kid, my grand parents had a cabin we'd spend Summers in up in northern Michigan and I remember going out and picking blueberries, seems like they just grew up wild all over the place.

I love Kansas, but nothing like that here and it's too hot this time of year anyway. We have a few wild mulberry trees on my place here and a few others on public land I frequent and they are better than a lot of people realize for making things. I've also read where they are one of those "super foods" which all berries seem to be in terms of vitamins and other nutrients. It's a dry year this year, so not as many as the past few years.

Be conscious of the bears, but I think the good that comes from doing such things outside does for your body and soul is well worth any risk that may come with it.

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Posted: July 07 2018 at 5:21am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

richhodg66 wrote:
That sounds like an
enjoyable past time. . . .

Be conscious of the bears, but I think the
good that comes from doing such things
outside does for your body and soul is
well worth any risk that may come with it.


Totally agree, I've got wild rasberries
right on my place, plus huckleberries
within hiking/bicycling distance on public
and timber company land above me
unfortionatly considerably above me, long
uphill climb.

Well I guess the rasberries aren't true
wild, feral might be a better word
although I've never heard it applied to
plants, previous owner of the land told me
the owner before him originally planted
them (we are talking 1950s) and they have
pretty much grown wild and spread across
the property and even into the neighbors
since. Great thing to have on the land,
grow like weeds in this climate and soil
and provide good edibles.

Similar thing with some rubarb that also
grows wild although it hasn't spread near
as far or fast.

I also find the process of cooking them
down and canning or dehydrating the
resulting preserves to be wholesome for
the soul as well. Very much back to
basics and the land and very quieting to
the mind to see a well stocked pantry of
preserves off the land that you did it all
yourself from finding and picking the
berries all the way to finished preserves
and dehydrated roll sticks.

Very similar the the satisfaction that
comes from casting, loading, and then
looking at a well stocked ammo locker.

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Huckleberry season has started here.


Love those.

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Posted: July 13 2018 at 8:18am | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Well, on Wednesday picked about 3 quarts of Huckleberrys.
They were a lot of ripe one's for so early this year.
Will be making some jam it looks like.   

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Posted: July 13 2018 at 8:22am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Huckleberries are very nice, but labor intensive, anyone who picked 6 gallons must have had a crew and all day to do it.

Chief..I may have misread your post but it sounded like you were going to make jam out of the bear..!

I checked one of my huckleberry patches a couple of weeks ago and they were still green.

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