You've probably noticed miner's lettuce, the most widely recognized native green, growing this month in luscious rosettes in feral places. Bitter cress, with its frilly purple-tinged leaves, is also succulent and …Read More
A political resurgence among lawmakers to transfer our federal lands away from federal land management agencies and to individual states has been growing in recent years. As outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy accessing our public lands to hunt, fish, gather, and create lasting memories with friend and family, should we be concerned about this effort that is gaining momentum in many Western states or is this effort really a fool’s errand with no real world implications?Read More
Turns out there are six species of quail that one can hunt in north America – the bobwhite, blue or scaled, valley or California, gambel’s, mearns, and perhaps the most elusive of all, the mountain quail. I have hunted the first three on numerous occasions and in various states over many years. And then last year, I shot both mearns and gambel’s on a trip to Arizona with Jim. And couldn’t help but realize that mountain quail were the only one of the six I hadn’t hunted. Huh. Just one more. How hard could that be? Well let me tell you – pretty damn hard! But I did not fully appreciate that when Jim and I planned a trip to California to hunt mountain and valley quail…Read More
Now, more than ever, we need to connect people with wild open spaces; with wild rivers and streams; with wild mountain ranges and deep valleys; with rolling grassy hills and majestic oaks; and with each other as we explore and experience these places to hunt, fish, and gather wild food. The founders of HarvestWild believe this because…Read More
Elderberries are one of the easiest wild foods to identify and one of the most "super" of foods. Yet they also have a much wider range of variation than most foods you're used to. From bitter to …Read More
Before having a baby my husband and I went on many outdoor adventures and they often included backpacking into the wilderness. We didn’t want to stop these adventures when we had kids but rather…Read More
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