FOREST BERRIES

Collecting forest berries has always been a cherished pastime in my household. It can be in yours as well. Like mushrooms, forest berries have an allure to them in the wild that always begs the question, “is that edible?” My extensive experience picking berries in our Oregon forests combined with a willingness to teach you proper identification will lead you towards a confident knowledge about both edible and non edible berries in the wild. Berry picking in Oregon, as elsewhere, is a late summer proposition. The main types I provide guided trips for are the Mountain Huckleberry and the Blackcap. I take up to 4 people per group, or individuals. I will make sure you are on to the right berries before we pick and will accompany you along the way to make sure you stay on them.

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MOUNTAIN HUCKLEBERRIES

Huckleberries are the wild cousin of our domesticated blueberry. Distinguished with amazing flavor these berries were reserved for the specialist of occasions for millenia. There are 13 different varieties of “hucks” in our northwest forest and i can show you which ones are best! This is a wonderful familial activity that you wont regret embarking on!

BLACKCAPS

Blackcaps are a relatively unknown treasure of our northwest forests. They are actually wild black raspberries, therefore they are pretty easy to locate once you are in the right areas. Identified by their chalky blue canes and droopy posture, they are an indication that something especially tasty is nearby. A bit seedier and more mealy than its domestic red raspberry cousin, the blackcap shines when its juice is extracted from its pulp. Making the most stately of seedless jams and jellies, dilectible syrups, and even exquisite wines, the blackcap is a gem of a berry to have in your know how. My guided trips for blackcaps run for about a month and a half, starting in mid July. You will want to wear denim pants and a sturdy long sleeve shirt to ward off the thorns, but it will be well worth your while with the luscious berries you pick along the way.

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Typical Berry Dates


July 10 – Sept 30

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Cost per trip is $175 per person per day.

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If you are interested in scheduling a trip with me please use one of the many contact forms on the site including the one below or simply give me a call and I will take care of the rest. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you one a trip sometime soon!

Testimonials

  • I highly recommend Bill as a fishing guide. He is someone who will come prepared with the right gear, fresh bait and a comfortable boat making for a great relaxing day on the water. He will work hard and put in the time to get you into a fish. He is not afraid to change techniques until he finds a method that is working. At the end of the day he will clean your catch and send you on the way. Bill is the consummate professional, no need to worry about rough language even when a rookie mistake is made. He is interested in making sure you have a great time.
    Tim W.
  • My son & I have gone on two trips with Osprey Adventures this last year and they were both awesome experiences. Bill is a great guide, and he knows how to catch fish. Looking forward to going out with him again this year!
    Nate H.
  • Fishing with Bill was the best time I have ever had fishing. He gave my family and I one one of the most amazing fishing trips. My family can't wait to come back and fish with Bill again. He is incredibly knowledgeable and will work hard at making sure your trip is a memorable one!
    Mike L
  • As always Bill of Osprey Guide Adventures knew the water well. We floated by outstanding scenery and fished every part of the Nestucca. It was great to nail my first Winter Steelhead! A worthwhile Trip. Thanks "OGA" Jesse E.
  • If you have ever wanted to catch a big fish, Osprey Guide Adventures is where to go! Bill is a very skilled and experienced guide, he will teach you how to catch fish and you will have a great adventure!
    Gregg A
  • I've never had my arms be sore from fighting so many steelhead! Thanks, Osprey Guide Adventures!
  • If you are looking for a great guide, Osprey is the way to go! I have gone on two trips with Bill,  once bay clamming and once winter steelheading. Let me tell you,  I wasn't the least bit disappointed!  Bill is very knowledgeable about every service he has to offer. I encourage people to go on different trips with this guide in whatever you are interested in.  I know I will continue to go on trips with Osprey Guide Adventures, and I'm telling others about him.

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