I won't be able to do this next season because I will be out of country for 10 months but I always look to the future for planning and I plan on using that time to research for when I come back. While I was picking a large variety of berries I realized a few things and I thought of some questions.... #1. You are always waiting for them to be 'JUST' perfect. Not too soft, not unripe, but perfect. Animals don't really have a preference, infact I think bears like them harder. I go to pick and 9/10 of the plants I had mapped out in the spring are ravaged. I understand and appreciate the animals need them more than I do and I'm not disputing that. Where I live there are soo many plants, soo many animals, and because it's soo close to a massive wildlife sanctuary and a military base there are laws that prohibit hunting and there is an overpopulation of bears. So I don't feel as bad when I say they are eating all my berries . Solution? Transplant. #2. Right now I don't have the land, but I plan on purchasing when I come back. With some room to plant, could I transplant the bushes/trees from point A - B in one foul swoop without the plant/tree dying? I have transplanted some wild edibles into my own garden, they looked like they were going to die at first but sprouted shortly after and did very very well because they were indigenous to this soil area. #3. Most every berry plant/pin fruit trees if not all grow only on beaten paths. Blackberries I found grow at the bottom of hills on a path where I assume the soil is much richer. Now the question. If I were to transplant these plants to a garden would they survive and thrive to the same degree as on these paths? Do they all need a seperate soil condition or would a healthy soiled garden do the trick? #4. These plants grow like the Wall of China on some paths. You need an android of metal to make it to that plant in the back sometimes. Would they get out of control? Would you just keep an eye on them and root up what you want to keep it tame? #5. Sometimes I have driven up to 20 minutes to find a sideroad where they grow in large healthy ammounts. You can walk 5km down one road and and find a handful, or on another path find a bucket. This would just give me a more central location to get a good ammount of berries for drying/pie/topup for jams whatever. One of my thoughts. I know for a fact that to purchase these plants at a store it is severly overpriced. For two blueberry plants it was something like $35. I wouldn't transplant blueberries because they are soo numerous and wouldn't make sense because you need a whole field to cultivate enough for a handfull anyways. However, Blackberries/Raspberries/Thimbleberries/Strawberries are just soo much more flavourful and I would prefer the natural transplant than some genetically modified one that produced berries the size of my head. *Bit of a jumbled mess, but just a bunch of my thoughts and questions. Overall just wondering if anybody has done this, could share their thoughts, or if it's even worth it.