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They're Starting 14 Mar 2013 12:45 #18590


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l decided to go out this afternoon and found a little morel, Im really excited now!!!!!!





GOOD LUCK TO ALL THIS SEASON!!!1
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GIGGITY GIGGITY!
Strange how after the first one of the season, all my dreams of naked women turn to dreams of MORELS!!

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Here we go! He He He...awesome! I kind of hope we are still 2 or more weeks out here in NE Kansas, I still have my Spring cleaning to do.
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Good job!!!!!!!!!!

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What county? (For the map)
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Re: There Starting 14 Mar 2013 14:21 #18601


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Pickett, OK west of Ada OK in Pontotoc County.
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Great for youall hope you have a great season.
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oh mama it is on!!!send me your number on PM and I will be there by Wednesday , wednesday thru Monday souns good

Re: There Starting 15 Mar 2013 00:59 #18611

Like seeing all of the finds, can't wait until they start up here in Ohio.
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Re: There Starting 15 Mar 2013 02:29 #18617

any word from southeast kansas peeps ?

Re: There Starting 15 Mar 2013 06:06 #18619

Who ya talkin' to chef?
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Re: There Starting 16 Mar 2013 05:28 #18644


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Went back out this morning and found two more little ones left them there so they could grow bigger.Still havent seen any more redbuds blooming tho.


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Re: There Starting 16 Mar 2013 11:59 #18652

how long ya gonna leave em? should take some time photos so we can monitor theyre growth...ive never had the patience to do it, once i smell them fresh, they must be cooked!
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Re: There Starting 16 Mar 2013 14:48 #18663

Found 22 today in Oklahoma City area... Only looked for 2 hours but they were super hard to spot. Got lucky me and my son found those!! I found a big red false morel and when I hollered at him to keep his eyes peeled he tripped and almost ate the first morel of the season. LOL Tiny tiny guy.
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Re: There Starting 16 Mar 2013 14:59 #18665


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22 in half a handfull?

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Re: There Starting 16 Mar 2013 15:07 #18666

lol yes... Maybe like 19... I did leave three incase I get back there and find the spot again... So I can see there progress.. Actually they were three separate trees that produced these... Probably bout 100 yards apart or a tad more.
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Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 02:23 #18675


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Im not sure how long I will leave it cooler temps are moving in

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Lows around 29 degrees f doesn't look good for Oklahoma morels. Cross your fingers. A few years back (in Kansas) we had perfect weather for morels. Found a few on the 5th or 6th of April. Next day, high of 30. It was over just like that.

Btw my big dumb fingers hit the wrong button and deleted this topic. I hope I restored this topic correctly. If not, KawRyan, would you be sure it's back up?
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Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 04:18 #18678

No worry here it hasn't started yet and wont for at least a week or more.

Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 07:58 #18687

I'm really excited. This is going to be my first season ever. I have just recently found out that you can find morels here in OK. I love mushrooms in general and have never had the opportunity to try a morel yet, but have wanted to for a while now. I live in the Norman area. If anybody lives around here and wants some company when the go out hunting I'd really like the opportunity to learn what kinds of places to hunt in and what to look for.
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MorelMuppit, I sent you a private message with some info that should be helpful

Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 09:40 #18693

Thanks morelchef2

Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 10:53 #18694

[quote="Okie Shroom Hunter" post=18644]Still havent seen any more redbuds blooming tho.

What exactly do you mean, "haven't seen any more redbuds blooming...."? I'm a new morel hunter, do you mind explaining please?

Thanks.
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Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 11:06 #18696

its only three, i say leave them and it may give you insight to how your season is progressing
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Re: There Starting 17 Mar 2013 11:10 #18697

sorry the previous reply was to Okienoodler, and Abdullah, the red buds are one of the first trees to bloom in the spring
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sustainable forager wrote:
sorry the previous reply was to Okienoodler, and Abdullah, the red buds are one of the first trees to bloom in the spring


not really the first, bradford pears are bloomin in full before the redbuds are here in oklahoma
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Re: There Starting 18 Mar 2013 03:45 #18712


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Here is a photo of a redbud tree I found online.
When the redbud trees are blooming the morels are poppin.
Last Edit: 22 Mar 2013 13:16 by kawryan.

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I can't wait, let em pop. Are they blooming in PickeTT?
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Re: There Starting 18 Mar 2013 04:11 #18715

The season in Oklahoma was just getting going and now we're getting hit with cooler weather. The 60's doesn't bother me, but the forecast highs in the 40's this Thursday through Sunday really concerns me. I think it's looking until at least 10 to 14 days before things really start to pop.

Re: There Starting 18 Mar 2013 05:24 #18720

This season is really confusing me so far... Should I be out looking today or giving them a few days to grow?
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Re: There Starting 18 Mar 2013 06:35 #18724

So I don't have many spots near Ada.. If anyone wants to go hunting around Ada or anywhere really within a hour drive let me know.. I'm tired of driving so far to go hunting my honey holes.

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Im from pickett and the only red bud iv seen even thinking about blooming was up near the byng area.

Re: There Starting 18 Mar 2013 07:49 #18728

vc wrote:
sustainable forager wrote:
sorry the previous reply was to Okienoodler, and Abdullah, the red buds are one of the first trees to bloom in the spring


not really the first, bradford pears are bloomin in full before the redbuds are here in oklahoma



Well he said one of the first... Not the first. Bradford pairs are an ornamental originally from china, so they always bloom early and usually a couple weeks before morels... So red buds are one of the first native trees to bloom along with elm. I imagine 100 years ago they didn't have many Bradford pears to look at in ok so that's probly where one of the reasons people started using red buds as an indicator. Plus they are easily identifiable In spring, even to someone not familiar with the outdoors. I mean come on it is our state tree... Old cercis canadensis and in my own experience they are the tree that most closely parallels the morel season... At least in ok.. An old tip passed down from my grandfather that came down from his
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Re: There Starting 18 Mar 2013 14:18 #18733

red bud blooms are edible too! really though, i watch the elms, cause if theyre not "blooming" then that means the tree isnt fully awake, and the mycelium decides to produce morels and how many depending on the status of the tree....or something like that!
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red bud blooms are edible too! really though, i watch the elms, cause if theyre not "blooming" then that means the tree isnt fully awake, and the mycelium decides to produce morels and how many depending on the status of the tree....or something like that!


its not the mycelium producing the (the fruiting body) the morels its the sclerotium thats why its such a mystery!

botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/morel.html
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Re: There Starting 19 Mar 2013 08:22 #18758

Well I put in some miles today. Went to my second best spot in Hughes/okfuskee co. This spot is usually one of my early ones... Usually pops at same time as my honey hole or a day or two after and I got skunked. I walked with my son and buddy for 4 hours. I know we were looking good because we were passing through the forest like a comb and we were spotting locust shells and acorns on the ground. I even got down to hands and knees near some of the trees that usually produce 50 or so in a 10 yard radius and stil found nothing.. Man I hope this means its just still too early and my honey hole is going to be ridiculous this year!
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I don't mess with those married mushrooms,lol. great to see ya finding some!!!!!!
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Re: They're Starting 19 Mar 2013 11:19 #18761

uhhh he he, he said sclerotium:lol:
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sustainable forager wrote:
uhhh he he, he said sclerotium:lol:

I was gonna leave it alone...
Strange how after the first one of the season, all my dreams of naked women turn to dreams of MORELS!!

Re: They're Starting 19 Mar 2013 13:27 #18766

My wife said I sounded smart when I used it in a sentence
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sustainable forager wrote:
uhhh he he, he said sclerotium:lol:


hey..

"Shooting the messenger" is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of lashing out at the (blameless) bearer of bad news.

Re: They're Starting 20 Mar 2013 17:48 #18807

Found these today! Over 300 of them totaling about 5 lbs. left lots of small ones!!


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Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 00:22 #18810

Sweet!!!!

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Vefy nice.....jealousy is running threw my veins atm

Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 01:39 #18813

That's awesome Nate! Did you find these in Texas or in Oklahoma? If it's Oklahoma I'm shocked that this many are up. I may be hunting this weekend after all.

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Nate I rotated your photos.
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Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 07:52 #18821

Thanks Pedro and those were all form Oklahoma Amani... OKC area to be more precise and I found more today! Left like atleast 300 small ones yesterday and left many small ones again today.. I think most spots are not ready. Out of my top 5 spots only one has shrooms and the other 4 have never left me empty so they must not be ready... I think sometimes there are anomaly's. These were mostly were I have found thousands before and were still only in the thickest of the woods, but also where there was a break in the canopy where it looks like it sometimes stands in water.
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Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 09:09 #18823

That's awesome Nate! I'm taking a day off work tomorrow and heading south to hunt. I know I may not find anything but I'm itching to get out. I think you're right on target about your spot being an anomaly. Every year it seems like someone hits a big flush quite a bit earlier than the rest. It's amazing how soil temperature and moisture can fluctuate in a small distance. The place I'm going tomorrow was really early last year, so I'm hoping to find something even though we haven't had the same early warm up like we did last year.
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all in the last 3 days
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thanks ryan what link to use from photobucket?

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Any time buddy. Use the IMG tag.
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Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 10:06 #18828

Nice vc!!!

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It is nice to see all the clusters, looks like a good year in the making.

Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 11:16 #18833

You guys are quite a bit ahead of us. Bradfords barely opening. I was in Stillwater and all the bradfords are full bloom. Seen a red bud there starting to turn red. Amazing how much difference in 80 miles. Are the red buds bloomed on the TX OK state line ?

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River bottoms?
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River bottoms?


in the woods...
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Re: They're Starting 21 Mar 2013 15:30 #18847

i think OK just took the lead, interest wise, over any other state!
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Hello Hunters,

This will be my third year to hunt and I live 20 miles south of tulsa. Been getting the itch, have found a few the past two years but nothing great. The ones I have found have always been around elm trees. I've looked around cedars, oaks, cottonwods, etc. but nothing any suggestions. Just FYI my best find last year 25 yellows came out of a burned area that had burned three weeks prior to my find. As you all remember creek county suffered major wildfires last year, don't let that discourage you. Good Luck !

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Welcome Ole Country boy

Posting photos is a snap

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Or if you use photobucket just insert the IMG code.
It's bad luck to pick the first morel you find. Leave it there for me!
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Re: They're Starting 22 Mar 2013 10:50 #18882

I drove a long way today and hunted my ass off and absolutely nothing. To add to my disappointment we didn't get near as much rain last night as was predicted. We need rain!

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all from todays 5 hour hike in the woods...
the last pic was a really odd lookin morel to me!
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Re: They're Starting 22 Mar 2013 12:13 #18884

vc - is this sandy soil or clay soil that you're finding them?

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Vc keep up the good finds. Nice photos!!!!!

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Are you hitting river bottoms VC?

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in the woods, in the soil....
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Re: They're Starting 22 Mar 2013 13:26 #18888

A picture is worth a thousand words grasshoppers...

Nice finds VC!
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Re: They're Starting 22 Mar 2013 13:48 #18889

vc wrote:
in the woods, in the soil....


I was just curious what type of soil is hitting so early......not trying to "pinpoint" your spot....but whatever

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Isn't all of Oklahoma pretty much sandy? VC is also VERY clandestine so do go asking him questions
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kawryan wrote:
Isn't all of Oklahoma pretty much sandy? VC is also VERY clandestine so do go asking him questions


you cant hardly wash the red dirt out of your whites!!! especially if you swim in any of the lakes
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Ah i see sir .....good hunting to you , hope you find a ton!!
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Re: They're Starting 22 Mar 2013 15:02 #18899

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Isn't all of Oklahoma pretty much sandy? VC is also VERY clandestine so do go asking him questions


Most of it is sandy, but a lot is red clay as well......especially west of I-44. It just depends on what part of the state you're in. I hunted both soils today with no luck. I was thinking that sandy soil probably warms faster than the red dirt clay soil, but I really don't know.

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Well it is obviously river bottoms. The sand, cotton wood stickss leaves and other obvious river bottom indicators are there i was just looking for a friendly morelhunters.com information exchange.
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Well it is obviously river bottoms. The sand, cotton wood stickss leaves and other obvious river bottom indicators are there i was just looking for a friendly morelhunters.com information exchange.
Good luck shroommates


or even possiably a lakes run off bottom....
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Well i never would have thought abiut that tip vc. Thanks again, you seem like a great guy who hunts hard. I know you get your share every year!
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Where are all the big finds for today vc? We love your pics...great photography!
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you asked for them...
not sure if it was a black widow with a mismarked hourglass or not but made for a cool pic








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Keep them coming, we you have to wait , salute you .

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lets hope the lows for the next 2 nights dont put a stop to things 24 sunday morn and 25 monday morn.....

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If it were me, that spider could keep the shroom.

*shudder*
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Re: They're Starting 23 Mar 2013 12:44 #18934

beautiful camera work, man those are some great looking clusters, and i love the little guys in some of the shots, must have been exciting!
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Highs are suppose to be in the 60s this weekend with a chance of rain should help.

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Has anyone ever done any good in oak stands, Iv only found a few morels in and oak stand by my home and its about 20 acres and right in the middle there was three old cedar trees and right underneath the cedars is where the morels were but other than that Iv never found any in just oak stands so if I see alot of oaks I dont usualy even hunt that spot I was wondering if oaks are worth checking out?

Re: They're Starting 24 Mar 2013 12:40 #18975


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I've picked Morels near every type of tree imaginable. However, Oaks are not a favorite choice of timbers for me to hunt.
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Strange how after the first one of the season, all my dreams of naked women turn to dreams of MORELS!!

Re: They're Starting 24 Mar 2013 13:54 #18976


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I typically avoid oak/beech stands in Ohio. If its a hardwood mix with some oak that "looks good" its worth a look. I also have not found any morels in old growth...but with so little of it left, that's not saying much.

Re: They're Starting 24 Mar 2013 14:06 #18977


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Okie Shroom Hunter wrote:
Has anyone ever done any good in oak stands, Iv only found a few morels in and oak stand by my home and its about 20 acres and right in the middle there was three old cedar trees and right underneath the cedars is where the morels were but other than that Iv never found any in just oak stands so if I see alot of oaks I dont usualy even hunt that spot I was wondering if oaks are worth checking out?


i have never had much luck in the scrub oak forests so i dont spend much time in them anymore...but like J-bird says every tree imaginable(same here even in the middle of town under a holly bush!) so you just never know for sure

Re: They're Starting 24 Mar 2013 16:29 #18979

Hunted for about an hour and a half today... Found 437 of the little guys which only made 4&1/2 lbs
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Re: They're Starting 24 Mar 2013 16:41 #18980


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little guys? do you think they might have grown?
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Re: They're Starting 24 Mar 2013 18:13 #18982

Well I have a bunch of spots to check and I doubt I will be able to hunt anywhere until next weekend.. Plus I was afraid the cold and wind may do in whatever I didn't take.
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Re: They're Starting 25 Mar 2013 01:45 #18987


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JBIRD wrote:
I've picked Morels near every type of tree imaginable. However, Oaks are not a favorite choice of timbers for me to hunt.
It never hurts to take a look...


I remember JBIRD favorite tree is the snozberrie!
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Re: They're Starting 25 Mar 2013 02:04 #18988


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Snow? What I was doing this time last year.

youtu.be/s1agE2rR-ZE
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Re: They're Starting 25 Mar 2013 02:25 #18989


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I asked a friend while hunting up north what was his favorite tree was, his reply, the one with the big red x on it. That area was cutting down all the ash trees and they had a big red x painted on them.
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Re: They're Starting 25 Mar 2013 04:37 #18997


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Kinda like this?
2012-05-11_15-17-50_359.jpg
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Re: They're Starting 25 Mar 2013 05:17 #18998


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Okienoodler3012 wrote:
Well I have a bunch of spots to check and I doubt I will be able to hunt anywhere until next weekend.. Plus I was afraid the cold and wind may do in whatever I didn't take.


I do the same if it is public, well know, heavy traffic or i am not coming back. And the cold could have killed em. nice mess of shrooms. Looks like a batch of "popcorn" morels is in order.
Bread the whole little guy, pop in fryer till crisp...enjoy popcorn morels. Not my recipe but it is a good one for the little guys.
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Re: They're Starting 25 Mar 2013 16:21 #19018


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I am not a fan of the snozberries but went to school with a guy who was familiar with them. Has anyone had any luck with Truffula trees...or were they completely wiped out?

I think that they should burn after they log the forest, some crews rape the woods so bad a fire wouldn't make it look any worse! The multiflora, honeysuckle, and p.i. is gonna take over down the road anyway so you may as well draw out the fungus while you can get it.

Re: They're Starting 26 Mar 2013 11:43 #19059


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with the lows in the teens and 20's the last 2 mornings everything that was up is probably toasted! i checked babies i had covered up well with 3 inches of leaves or grasses and at least 75% were toasted.... i salvaged what i could but its so sad all those little clusters never got to be fully mature

it started out to look like a great season and then wham...might be a bust only time will tell

Re: They're Starting 26 Mar 2013 12:55 #19066


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Vc, is that a rottwellier in your pic? Love dogs and those are loyal, calm and BIG
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