Poke weed shhots are edible just do not cut to close to the root or when they get big and the purple appeares then they become poisonous. Par boil gently and bread in cornmeal and fry, or cook like greens with bacon and vineger.
About 8 yrs. ago we had a one of those light mast years in the area I was hunting. Poke weed all around the food plots. The 8 pt. I called in and arrowed, was literally purple in the intestinal tract from poke berries.