Rich Landers/SR Outdoors comments:
As predicted after seeing bountiful blooms during June hikes, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries from all reports.
With so many berries around, pickers can be picky. No need to harvest small less-than-ripe berries. Be judicious if you use huckleberry pickers -- gently bump the berries off rather than stripping them off and damaging leaves and branches.
Better yet, use your fingers.
Have at it.
Leave some for the bears.
Q: How has your huckleberry picking been this year?