Last spring, readers of the Northwest Spokesman-Review were greeted by a terrifying headline: “Huckleberry Picking Banned in Idaho Panhandle Forests”.Those who pressed on found chilling phrases: “government overreach”; “closed for the season.” Others saved themselves a heart attack by checking the date—April 1st. “Sucked me right in,” wrote one relieved commenter.Like most good pranks, this one hit close to home. As pressure on the wild huckleberry increases—from recreation, commercial operations, and new land use practices—longtime enthusiasts fear for the berry’s ability to thrive. They may even be worried enough to tame it.
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