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Morel Mushrooms


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The best sidedish to a plate of fish or venison to me is the morel. With a little more heat they should be popping up! Any body finding any?? (location an option, LOL)

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I think most Morel hunters would have to be tortured to give up any locations. (Good Walleye spots are easy in comparison.)

A hint for you--look in the brush under recently dead trees. (Dead in the last 5 years) The roots of trees often rot and provide good mushrooms. I bring a stick to hold back shrubs...And don't think you need to drive 3 hours. I have found them on a walk around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Come to think of it, there are some decent Wallys there too...

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sorry about posting here, never thought of hunting forum, but was'nt sure were to go, and kinda new to this. as far as location, that was a joke, I know no one will give up there spots, me either!! but thanks for idea, happy hunting.

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I found a box of Portabellas at cub...does that count? grin.gif

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i used to pick mushrooms a few years back...well...alot of years back.lol!...but all this talk has me thinkin of getting back into it again...i used to pick only one kind up here by hibbing...."shaggy manes"...easy to identify and sure tasted great!...not sure if they "emerged " in the spring but found em every fall...found the "button stage " was the best tasting and tender...anyway....i took a pic last summer of a batch of mushrooms at the bear lake campground (while on a crappie outing)...anyone here know if this variety is edible?...or what they are?...

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Guys, the grays are coming and a fair amount are up,also the nice yellows are also up,but just getting started.Still could use a few 80 degree days,always so cool.

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I have no idea what those are, and certinly no expert, I only know morels that a freind taught me. And did you know that there is a fake morel that is poisinous. I was told that any mushroom that has a stem that goes up under cap (like a umbrella) is a no no. Unlike the morel the stem is part of the cap or cone, and hollow inside. I know there are more shrooms that are edible, but I would proof from any expert first. One guy I knew of used to find Puffballs and a shroom called, chicken of the woods? but I just stick with morels, nice picture though and happy hunting.

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Hey Lee,

I was out last night for 2 stinkin' hrs. after the rain and came up with nothing. was looking in the woods where you and I have turkey hunted. Found one ridge with at least 2 dozen dead elm on a slope facing south. Crawling through prickly ash and everything. (nothing) Either I'm blind or there just isn't any there.

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Not sure about your pic, I would probably stay away from those. There is an audobon book with how to take and what spore prints are for each mushroom. That is the only way to make sure you know what you are picking. In minnesota there is a bunch of edibles I have stumbled accross.

Chantrelles which are a gold trumpet shaped mushroom,

Honey caps which somewhat resemble the ones in the picture but have no breaks in the cap and looks gem studded on the top.

Puffballs but only when they are white in the center.

Chicken of the woods, a large cluster mushroom also known as "Sulfer Shelf" I think I have found on either oak or elk. Generally on recently fallen wood looks like a big bright orange hand, I have found them weighing up to 20 pounds.

Hen of the wood, same as above but usually white, gray, and black.

Bearstooth, a white coral looking fungi.

If you are really into this I would definately suggest picking up a book to find the right mushroom.

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Chicken of the woods, a large cluster mushroom also known as "Sulfer Shelf" I think I have found on either oak or elk. Generally on recently fallen wood looks like a big bright orange hand...


On elk??? That puts a whole new spin on mushroom hunting making it even more challenging!! grin.gif

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Ooops, whadya expect I was at work and the guy next to my office was butchering elk believe it our not.

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thanks all!.....i think i'll just stick to the ones i know and let it go at that!....lots of ways to die and mushroom poisoning isn't the way i want to meet my maker.......lol!....the mushrooms in the produce section are looking better and better all the time! grin.gif

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