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Morels Are Poppin!

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I found about a pound of small greys a couple of nights ago, fried'em in butter a had them over a sirloin. A little more rain and they should really pop.

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I came back from Iowa last night. Fried up a few an hour ago.

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where can you find these morels? i want to go pick them.

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I was out scouting last night for turkeys and checked around a couple elms but maybe I was checking too close to the stump and I need to branch out alittle? Some clues would be great, Thanks!

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I was looking around some more dead elm trees today. It seems to be better if the soil is rich and black with that green fuzzy moss growing around the area. Not only are the shrooms out but the woodticks are thick!

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Next week should be real good! grin.gif

I should be catching these soon...

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I do say, you be on the lucky side there Dark. Went out last saterday and found only 8 small grays. Dryer than a popcorn fart down this way. But things should trun around this weekend. We got RAIN laugh.gif And no it's not the Monkey! He's a shroom hunting fool. He took too shrooming a lot faster than fishing. Heading up that way some time about mid may, last weekend of may for sure....

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Hey Mr. Dark, I have a question for you about morels although I've been told you are lacking. Or is that morals??

Anyhow, today I found a whole pot full of them that are an inch or less tall that I left to grow more. How long will it take for them to grow to eating size? My son's girlfriend asked me where they were and I told her that I could tell her but then I'd have to kill her. Also, what do you fry them in?

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Lemme know Dragon but I got a couple trips coming up myself. We DO need to get together this year!

Bob, should be purdy quik if you got rained on...fry um in butter.

Heres another shroom fest from this weekend grin.gif...

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Sorry mates I try Not to Hijack.

Dark,

I hit the spot that non of us could remember the name of the night of the BP meeting and I got a beaut. 10.4 goldy. check out the MN river forum and you will see a pic. I will fwd the name of the place if you need, But I bet you remember by now.

I know the name now.... LOL

LFC

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Dark, thanks for the reply. I'll hit them at dawn tomorrow. I was told that I don't have to leave any for reseeding because by the time I find them, they have already sent out their spores. Is that correct? I found a couple of trees that I was afraid to walk under today for fear of stepping on the morels. A couple places they were bunched like grapes. I had never seen that before. Is that common? That was a good video. I never knew that you had to be quiet and sneak up on them. grin.gif

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Dark, thanks for the reply. I'll hit them at dawn tomorrow. I was told that I don't have to leave any for reseeding because by the time I find them, they have already sent out their spores. Is that correct? I found a couple of trees that I was afraid to walk under today for fear of stepping on the morels. A couple places they were bunched like grapes. I had never seen that before. Is that common? That was a good video. I never knew that you had to be quiet and sneak up on them.
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Sounds like you could use some help picking those wink.gif

I took a walk on Sat and looked for about 5 minutes and then out of nowhere, downpour of tropical rainforest proportions. My hunt ended.

I'll try again this week if I can break away from fishing.

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dtro, It's easy to find that bunch. Just go to the far side of the pond, turn left past the gully and go halfway up the hill. You can't miss them. They're all over the place. I hope this helps.

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Update on the mushrooms. I went back to the honey hole this morning and an elf was there. He told me that these were his magic mushrooms and if I left them alone, he would use his elfin magic to make Paris Hilton fall in love with me. I drop-kicked that sucker clean into next week and gathered all the mushrooms. Now if he had promised me Katherine Heigal-----.

On the downside,my trashbag fills up a lot quicker than my mushroom bag. I thought I had that area cleaned up last summer and its trashed again. How many of you gatherers collect trash when you go mushrooming? To me it seems like I,m paying back the woodland for the mushrooms.

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picked 176 yesterday, a mix of yellows and greys, Carver county on public land, hope to make it out again midweek

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picked 176 yesterday, a mix of yellows and greys, Carver county on public land, hope to make it out again midweek


I too have been out to my spot on public CC land--but am letting my babies grow. I will share with you my spot if you will share with me yours... Keeping things very general of course...

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I took a quick peek at one spot and the yellows are just getting started there....nother couple days if i can stand it!

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found 37 grays on the south side of some hills and a couple yellows that surprisingly shouldn't have been where they were today, out in the wide open with nothing around them!

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I'm starting to think this is one of those "snipe hunt" things grin.gif

Was out for a few hours tonight with no luck. Got rained on......again mad.gif

As a last ditch effort to get a tip or two I even phoned Master Dark but he wasn't home at the time.

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I am in the same boat as you are Dtro. I looked a number of times last year, and already a few times this year all throughout the South Metro area. Not a single one. The "snipe hunt" thought actually crossed my mind too! Ive looked high and low, south side, north side. Ive seen what I am pretty sure are dozens of dead or dying elms, and yet not a Morel to be found. Exactly how close to the dying Elms are they typically found. I am about this close to giving this up forever! If any of you Morel hunters don't mind bring a newbie along with you sometime, I probably will have some free time Wed. and Thursday. I dont want anyone's hot spot, but somewhere I can be shown the ropes of Morel hunting. I believe my email address is in my profile. Help!

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i am also a newbie to the sport. i have been out 4 times in the south metro, and have not found one. i think i am lookin in the right areas but not really sure. i will just keep lookin until i find the first one and then it will be kitty by the door after the first find is out of the way

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The first one of the season is always the hardest, you need to train your eyes to see them little buggers. They can blend in good. Then after you find one keep looking in that area, once you find one there is bound to be more. Good luck!

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one other problem i have pickin out the elm trees. what areas are the elms more likely to grow

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found a feww big yellows today. gonna try to spend all day tomorrow out lookin. then do a little cattin in the evening. cool.gif

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I went out and collected a bag of Morels this morning, and when guilt drove me home to mow the lawn, I found a big yellow on my front yard. They won't leave me alone. shocked.gif

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