Well you can start finding pretty ripe huckleberries right now. Not fully in some cases, and last year it was earlier when they were ripe. Still you are able to get some berry picking in right now for sure. People are enjoying grabbing their jugs and heading outdoors.

Western Montana is where you can predominately find huckleberries in the state. Huckleberries are native to North West United States and Canada.

According to an article by Ellen Horowitz for Fish Wildlife and Parks, Huckleberries grow in mountain elevations between 3,500 and 7,200 feet. Plant ecologist Maria Mantis says to "look in forests with roughly 50 percent tree cover. Huckleberries grow in 20- to 50-year-old burns, old clear-cuts, ski runs, avalanche chutes, and older, open, high-elevation forests where the plants receive the sunlight they need to thrive. "

They are a sweet treat and a great addition to breakfast while camping or at home. Great dessert topping too.

Remember while picking berries to always be cautious of bears and wildlife.

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