Boundary Waters Quetico Forum :: BWCA Food and Recipes :: Wild edibles of the BWCA
My husband eats acorns and they are not considered a fruit so he can't collect them in state parks, etc.
Here is some general info, but doesn't get specific about BW Foraging in MN
I'm new to the forum so I apologize if this is a repeat topic.
I suppose my first question is: is low-impact foraging permissible in the BWCA? I see lots of online resources talking about wild edibles/foraging in the BW and a single article saying it's not allowed... any insight?
For those experienced in the BWCA and gathering wild edibles, what go-to wild plants, mushrooms, and berries do you find most often during certain seasons? I'm especially eager to learn more about wild edible fungi in this region that are, without doubt, safe to consume (where there are either no lookalikes or the only lookalikes just don't taste great but are still edible). Outside of morels which I know quite well, my experience is limited. My goal for my next trip this summer is to try to safely make meals entirely out of what I find in the BWs. Obviously I plan to play it safe and will not attempt to consume something without 100% confidence in identification.
I have seen numerous resources online and I already own a good reference guide to midwest wild edibles but figured I would ask those who have logged tons of hours on the ground in this area in different seasons.
My groups have certainly picked lots of berries in the past, brought some home from one trip but mostly they're consumed within a day or two of picking & typically in pancakes.
Can't help on the shrooms, I stick to berries.