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Good deal we finally are getting some rain; this should help the show up any minute. What do you think Sunday? Or do we have to wait for the sun to show again? I was out with mom and bro for four hours today we got rained on and picked ticks off found no morels. I know its early but its better to be out there thinking about them than to be in the house thinking about them. Any of you shroomers shroom in the PR DL area?

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slabslayer28

any day now i went out and found about 10 of them the other day kind of small but there morels lots of the fake morels out there but this rain is sure helping

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DLoutdoors

I am guessing that as soon as it warms up, they should be popping around Pelican and DL: I hope to get out a couple of nights this week if it warms up. The rain has to be helping!

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morelnmusky

Slabs28 Glad to here of your shroom sucess any hints about where you found them? Im hoping we can get people interested in posting finds on this DL Pel Rpds board THANKS MRLNMSKY

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mr d

i had cut down some elms (dead)off a hillside and have been having a hayday cooking these babies upfor the last 2 years from the same spot. i'm in the newlondon spicer area and have yet to see any emerg.SOOO hope to spot some this mothers day///opener weekend. grin.gif

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slabslayer28

yeah thats when they usually come is mothers day...kind of an ole tradition(going picking with the mom)i usually go on black bird auto route i dont know if you can actully pick there considering its in the refuge but ive seen other people doing it thats how i found the honey hole

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Jim Uran

I've been finding them here and there. We found about 4 gallons on Sunday. They'll be popping up more and more here in the upcoming days.

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mr d

blush.gif 4 GALLONS?????

hillsides? in woods? holy cow!!! good for you blush.gif

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slabslayer28

i take it they may of been the "fake" morels

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Jim Uran

Why are you so quick to conclude that they were the "falsies". No they were the real deal dude. Nice south facing hillside on the edge of an old beaver pond. Plenty of old blowdowns.

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slabslayer28

sorry about that because you only come upon 4 gallons of the reals everyonce and awhile but they are certainly out now get them quick!

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Cicada

Hey Morelandmuskie, we were trying to figure out who you are. Is there a lake named after your family?

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mr d

hard to believe ...we are now seeing the morels pop up on my hillside ( grin.gif) my brakes are getting a work out too with the aspagrass...

"get the butter and galic!"

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morelnmusky

Cicada I am sorry I did not respond sooner; I think you probably think Hovland but no that is not me I live between pelican and Dent off of 108.

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Cicada

Actually, I was thinking Fladmark. The other name that came to mind was Christianson, but I'd be suprised to find out that he fishes at all.

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mr d

making some jerky on the brinkmann tonight add a foil of the MORELS....see what a little garlic and hickory will do grin.gif

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