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Title: Morels
Post by: quackkiller on March 25, 2021, 07:27:17 AM
I know we are a bit early, any luck out there yet?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 25, 2021, 07:57:04 AM
Just verpa along the river in the cottonwoods. No, they're not toxic. Morels will probably start showing in late April - we've had a cold start to the spring. If we have a week of sunny warm weather before them, that can make them pop.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on March 25, 2021, 08:12:04 AM
Where I'm at it's gonna be mid may when they come out in big numbers but some will be around in April. I know a guy who finds em right around now in the cottonwoods in the river bottoms at low elevation.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Weatherby92 on March 25, 2021, 08:14:06 AM
Needs to warm up, atleast here on the east side. I always start my search after the area has reached 65 degrees with lows above freezing for 3 consecutive days.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on March 31, 2021, 10:35:44 AM
Needs to warm up, atleast here on the east side. I always start my search after the area has reached 65 degrees with lows above freezing for 3 consecutive days.

That's how I was instructed when I got into morels. I think I was told need about a week where its at 60 or above with no freezing at night. I always go out late April or early May and find a few in the 5000 ft range, then a few weeks later it explodes. One day last year, I filled several paper lunch sacks in about an hour not more than 200 feet from a FS road. It was so cool to come into a little open area and see them all over the place.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Matth on April 02, 2021, 10:42:31 AM
My son and i have been been picking verpa for a couple weeks now.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: quackkiller on April 02, 2021, 03:46:26 PM
Is there a certain elevation that they grow in?? Iíve looked quite a bit (cottonwood near rivers) and Iíve never found one... for verpas!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on April 02, 2021, 04:02:31 PM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol? 
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 02, 2021, 04:47:47 PM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Southpole on April 02, 2021, 04:55:37 PM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
I believe theyíre a little hard on the liver even without alcohol is what Iíve read.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Igottanewknee on April 02, 2021, 05:07:37 PM
Found some in my secret spot in Tacoma. Very small, maybe an inch.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: boneaddict on April 02, 2021, 06:49:06 PM
I had 25 degrees last night.   Thatís downtown Wenas.  Not likely too many, besides dry as hell
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: quackkiller on April 02, 2021, 10:29:13 PM
Found some in my secret spot in Tacoma. Very small, maybe an inch.


Curious is this around cottonwoods?? What other habitat do they grow in on the wet side??
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Jake Dogfish on April 02, 2021, 10:56:23 PM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
:yeah:
I have eaten wild mushrooms my whole life.  One time I ate way too many chanterelles and drank a bit as well.  I felt terrible for two days. 
But I ate like a whole pan of mushrooms.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on April 04, 2021, 09:45:50 AM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.

Thanks Pman I overdid it for sure. Not so much on the beer, but the mushrooms. First big hall last year fried up and ate at least two plates worth, probably more.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on April 04, 2021, 09:47:45 AM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
:yeah:
I have eaten wild mushrooms my whole life.  One time I ate way too many chanterelles and drank a bit as well.  I felt terrible for two days. 
But I ate like a whole pan of mushrooms.

Same and after seeing Pman's post it was probably the amount I ate. My sickness was for about 24 hours, pretty much like a stomach flu. I'm gonna break in my system slowly this year.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 04, 2021, 11:41:01 AM
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
:yeah:
I have eaten wild mushrooms my whole life.  One time I ate way too many chanterelles and drank a bit as well.  I felt terrible for two days. 
But I ate like a whole pan of mushrooms.

Same and after seeing Pman's post it was probably the amount I ate. My sickness was for about 24 hours, pretty much like a stomach flu. I'm gonna break in my system slowly this year.
:tup:
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Skywagon_185 on April 04, 2021, 11:48:43 AM
Found a beautiful, fresh coral mushroom years ago.  Sautťed  2,  1/2" thick steaks in butter.  Couldn't look at a mushroom for 2 years.  You can definitely OD on fungi!!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 04, 2021, 11:57:12 AM
I started selling exotic foods for a crazy man back in 2001. One of the things he was good about was having the salespeople try anything in the inventory. Up to that point, I'd had limited foraging experience - matsutake only. So, I tried some of the mushrooms...raw. Interestingly, raw chanterelles give you the usual mushroom OD symptoms x10 - cold sweats, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea. Oh, those were fun times those first days in the business!  :chuckle:
 
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on April 04, 2021, 08:46:28 PM
Found a beautiful, fresh coral mushroom years ago.  Sautťed  2,  1/2" thick steaks in butter.  Couldn't look at a mushroom for 2 years.  You can definitely OD on fungi!!

 :chuckle:   After my experience, the morels sat in the freezer for 6 months, couldnt think about them, I know what you mean!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Norman89 on April 17, 2021, 07:10:01 PM
Had a looky today in a few spots, the false morels are popping up  :chuckle:
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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: CJ1962 on April 19, 2021, 08:34:28 AM
Had a looky today in a few spots, the false morels are popping up  :chuckle:
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What elevation did you find them at?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Norman89 on April 19, 2021, 08:38:20 AM
16-1800 ft down in a river valley above ashford
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: WSU on April 19, 2021, 09:00:42 AM
Found a beautiful, fresh coral mushroom years ago.  Sautťed  2,  1/2" thick steaks in butter.  Couldn't look at a mushroom for 2 years.  You can definitely OD on fungi!!

 :chuckle:   After my experience, the morels sat in the freezer for 6 months, couldnt think about them, I know what you mean!

I ate too many chanterelles a few years ago during elk season.  I didn't really feel that sick other than I puked a few times in the middle of the night.  I didn't even have stomach pain.  Just that undeniable feeling that I was going to puke.  Hit me out of the blue and was gone by the morning.  I definitely go easy on the steak and mushrooms the first night in elk camp now!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: CJ1962 on April 19, 2021, 09:29:42 AM
16-1800 ft down in a river valley above ashford
Thanks!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Igottanewknee on April 28, 2021, 06:30:50 AM
Still too early for the east side I'm guessing. Couple weeks maybe?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: trophyhunt on April 28, 2021, 06:33:53 AM
Had a looky today in a few spots, the false morels are popping up  :chuckle:
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How can you tell if they are false ?  can you eat the false? 
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Norman89 on April 28, 2021, 08:21:21 AM
Ridges are rolled over looking like a brain, where a true morel has edges that are pronounced like a honeycomb. Notice the cap is seperate from the stem? True morel when cut in half the "cap" isn't actually a cap, it will be fully attached so a hollow opening from stem to tip one continuous opening.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: trophyhunt on April 28, 2021, 08:32:22 AM
I see, ok, so can you eat the false ones and not feel effects? Taste the same?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: idaho guy on April 28, 2021, 11:51:24 AM
I always tell the false by looking at stem. If itís hollow stem itís morel if itís filled in solid (not hollow) itís false. Easy way for dumb guy like me
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: idaho guy on April 28, 2021, 11:59:28 AM
I know some people say you can eat the false but I have not tested that theory and donít plan too.  :chuckle: We have way too many real morel around where I live to screw around with false 👍 pianoman probably knows if you can eat false ?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 28, 2021, 12:16:35 PM
I know some people say you can eat the false but I have not tested that theory and donít plan too.  :chuckle: We have way too many real morel around where I live to screw around with false 👍 pianoman probably knows if you can eat false ?

The term "false" morel means different things to different people. in the species Gyromitra, which includes "snowbank" morels, you can eat them many times without a problem and then wham, get quite sick. Organ damage is possible. Stay away and I'd never eat a Gyromitra. Verpa bohemica, or thimble cap or early morels are safe to eat if cooked well and not consumed in large quantities (really, like any mushroom). I like to break off most of the stem when I cook them.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: idaho guy on April 28, 2021, 12:22:29 PM
 :tup: Thanks
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Skyvalhunter on April 28, 2021, 01:36:13 PM
Been eating "false Morels" my whole life but the key is cooked well
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on April 28, 2021, 02:50:15 PM
Still too early for the east side I'm guessing. Couple weeks maybe?

Was out Sunday between 2000-4000 and definitely too early. The soil is still very cold and the ground is too wet in my opinion. Last year there was an enormous bloom between May 10 and May 25 in my areas. I did find a few new spots that I am pretty sure will have a lot of morels in the near future though.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Fishmaker57 on April 28, 2021, 02:50:25 PM
A friend of mine picked 10 lbs. of Morels Sunday.....true Morels, as I had some for dinner last night! Earliest I have ever seen them on this side! Time to get in the woods!!!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: nwwanderer on April 29, 2021, 02:59:50 PM
It is a dry one, lots of things are in a rush
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on May 03, 2021, 07:01:24 AM
They are starting.  Only found 2 but they were mature and starting to dry a bit. Earliest weve ever found em in our area
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: benhuntin on May 03, 2021, 07:31:05 AM
Picked 3 gallons yesterday in about 2 hours. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210503/7563b1705ec4f9fbf172f71a550ee804.jpg)
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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Norman89 on May 03, 2021, 07:37:51 AM
Deliciose tasty little morsels, never tried them pickles before?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Gobble on May 03, 2021, 08:28:43 AM
Where do morels usually grow? What type of cover do they prefer? Iíve only started picking Chantrelles in the last 3 or 4 years
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: luvmystang67 on May 03, 2021, 09:03:23 AM
We found 40 or so this weekend in the Spokane area. Tapatalk wonít let me add a photo though. 


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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: benhuntin on May 03, 2021, 09:29:22 AM
Where do morels usually grow? What type of cover do they prefer? Iíve only started picking Chantrelles in the last 3 or 4 years
Burns and logged areas


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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: MR5x5 on May 03, 2021, 09:54:08 AM
Where do morels usually grow? What type of cover do they prefer? Iíve only started picking Chantrelles in the last 3 or 4 years
Burns and logged areas
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..and other areas too for sure.  Many varieties to look for.  They like fir trees mixed with hardwoods (leafy) as a start.  Avoid cedar.  Get on the green line as it goes up the mountain in the spring. South facing slopes. Areas of filtered sunlight.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Southpole on May 03, 2021, 10:05:52 AM
In my neck of the woods we find them in cottonwood stands.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: benhuntin on May 03, 2021, 12:16:13 PM
Where do morels usually grow? What type of cover do they prefer? Iíve only started picking Chantrelles in the last 3 or 4 years
Burns and logged areas
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..and other areas too for sure.  Many varieties to look for.  They like fir trees mixed with hardwoods (leafy) as a start.  Avoid cedar.  Get on the green line as it goes up the mountain in the spring. South facing slopes. Areas of filtered sunlight.
Pretty crazy. All the mushrooms this weekend were in a cedar clear cut. Guess you find em where they grow.


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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on May 03, 2021, 07:42:47 PM
Picked 3 gallons yesterday in about 2 hours. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210503/7563b1705ec4f9fbf172f71a550ee804.jpg)
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2-3 more weeks for us........We have an area that grows em the size of softballs.  I am ready, last year we dried close to 30 pounds, they are almost gone.  :EAT:
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 04, 2021, 08:08:52 AM
I was up 410 this last weekend. Found a few but very small and blonde like they just emerged. The real crop will be another few weeks I think. There were still patches of snow in the forest.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 04, 2021, 10:01:02 AM
We need rain.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 06, 2021, 08:43:00 AM
We need rain.

Agree. My area got some rain about two weeks ago which may have helped the little ones come out but need another good rain to bring out the big ones
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 10, 2021, 10:52:50 AM
We need rain.

Agree. My area got some rain about two weeks ago which may have helped the little ones come out but need another good rain to bring out the big ones

Definitely need more rain at least where I'm looking off 410. Found about twenty yesterday and half of them were getting dried out already. I think the rain we had about three weeks ago caused some to push up and now they are starving for water or otherwise dying. Found some that were new and blonde though. I hope one of my key spots still produces this year. Last year picked about 10 pounds in an area less than an acre but that was around May 20.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: luvmystang67 on May 10, 2021, 12:13:22 PM
Went out yesterday in north idaho and found probably 50, but they were TINY.  Like the size of your last knuckle on your pinky.  Some were starting to dry out.  I wonder if it froze overnight where they were and basically killed them?  Very strange.

They are in a great morel spot though... does anyone ever see a second crop of mushrooms if the first batch are nixed by a freeze?

Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 10, 2021, 12:39:49 PM
Went out yesterday in north idaho and found probably 50, but they were TINY.  Like the size of your last knuckle on your pinky.  Some were starting to dry out.  I wonder if it froze overnight where they were and basically killed them?  Very strange.

They are in a great morel spot though... does anyone ever see a second crop of mushrooms if the first batch are nixed by a freeze?

Great question that's what I am contemplating as well but don't know the answer. In my area apparently it was 35 degree as of 9:00 am before I left so I was thinking a freeze may have happened that night or on a previous night. I am gonna go back to the same slope and hopefully there is another bloom but need rain the ground is very dry. It was weird to find many that were old and dry already, especially at that elevation (about 5000 ft).
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: KP-Skagit on May 10, 2021, 12:43:42 PM
Several years ago in a fresh burn I picked some in May. It was a real wet summer and in the middle of July I got a wild hair to go back to the same spot. In was the most insane morel picking I personally have had. Filled a couple 5 gallons bucket in about an hour, many were huge.

So yes, I think they will continue to pop up provided more moisture comes along.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 10, 2021, 12:54:22 PM
Several years ago in a fresh burn I picked some in May. It was a real wet summer and in the middle of July I got a wild hair to go back to the same spot. In was the most insane morel picking I personally have had. Filled a couple 5 gallons bucket in about an hour, many were huge.

So yes, I think they will continue to pop up provided more moisture comes along.

Oh wow July seems really late to me (for my area that is). Makes me think I should have gone back in June of last year. I thought by late May it was over in terms of new growth but I'll have to keep that in mind. I read that the warm weather causes them to enlarge significantly to the point they fall over and die. Last year I found numerous ones I called bananas or gandalf hats when it got warm (like high 70s maybe early 80s).
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: KP-Skagit on May 10, 2021, 01:24:37 PM
I was surprised and not surprised all at the same time. I don't know much about morels but I have been picking chanterelles all my life and have learned their season is much longer than most think.

These morels were about 5,000 feet in western Okanogan County.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: HAGEMANIAC on May 12, 2021, 10:34:59 PM
Wasn't expecting to find these, thought it was still a little early, dry and cool.  3400 ft South facing recently logged, somewhere between Colville and Ione.



Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Skyvalhunter on May 13, 2021, 06:31:31 AM
Keep at it
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 14, 2021, 10:37:03 PM
I was surprised and not surprised all at the same time. I don't know much about morels but I have been picking chanterelles all my life and have learned their season is much longer than most think.

These morels were about 5,000 feet in western Okanogan County.

Ahh that's cool. I spend a lot of time in western Okanogan County but I've never really put in effort to look for morels there. The area I hit is similar to that half of Okanogan county in terms of elevation and characteristics. Looks like I'm going back to some spots later in mid summer. Thanks for sharing that   :brew:
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on May 16, 2021, 03:28:12 PM
Hit our central WA spots today, found 12 total, still too early for us.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on May 20, 2021, 01:30:34 PM
Loving the rain..... pretty sure I can hear em busting out from the forest floor right now  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: KopperBuck on May 20, 2021, 02:21:01 PM
Got into a decent patch Sunday. 4K in NE OR. Was kinda surprised where I found them. Will definitely be hitting this spot a couple more times after some moisture. Got six trays dried out of it.

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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 20, 2021, 03:35:06 PM
Loving the rain..... pretty sure I can hear em busting out from the forest floor right now  :IBCOOL:

Yes please more rain. My area desperately needs it.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on May 20, 2021, 06:31:38 PM
Got into a decent patch Sunday. 4K in NE OR. Was kinda surprised where I found them. Will definitely be hitting this spot a couple more times after some moisture. Got six trays dried out of it.

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Nice!  Hmmm always cut ours in half lengthwise to dry, your style reminds me of heart rings, gonna have to try doing rings 
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 24, 2021, 05:15:30 PM
Found a little more than two pounds worth on Sunday. I'm afraid this just isn't the year for my haunts at least. Not enough moisture but we did get a rain last week that was helpful for this last weekend. Oh well, was still a lot of fun and if it rains more I will get back after it.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on May 24, 2021, 07:38:49 PM
Found a little more than two pounds worth on Sunday. I'm afraid this just isn't the year for my haunts at least. Not enough moisture but we did get a rain last week that was helpful for this last weekend. Oh well, was still a lot of fun and if it rains more I will get back after it.


We are having the same issues. several spots that produce consistently every year have only given up 20-30. Normally get 200-300 from these spots by now. UGH
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: kellama2001 on May 25, 2021, 09:01:36 AM
I'm glad some of you are finding success  :tup:

I'm hoping to get out and find some this weekend. Area we are going should get some rain this week, then mid 70s by Sunday. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: idaho guy on May 25, 2021, 10:27:08 AM
Found a little more than two pounds worth on Sunday. I'm afraid this just isn't the year for my haunts at least. Not enough moisture but we did get a rain last week that was helpful for this last weekend. Oh well, was still a lot of fun and if it rains more I will get back after it.


We are having the same issues. several spots that produce consistently every year have only given up 20-30. Normally get 200-300 from these spots by now. UGH
 

Glad to hear itís not just my ďspotĒ which conveniently is our spring bear hunting spot. Went from hundreds to just around 10 per trip we usually donít look to hard but never had to before
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: KopperBuck on May 25, 2021, 11:28:39 AM

Nice!  Hmmm always cut ours in half lengthwise to dry, your style reminds me of heart rings, gonna have to try doing rings

Similar where the tip of heart/mushroom is the best too! I started doing it this way because they dry quicker. I have to leave it unattended usually so I just leave it on the lowest setting. Also, easier to reconstitute and toss in meals. I've never eaten them as their own thing unless they were fresh.

We've had in places over an 1" here in the valley, and most of the timber got a good drink. I'm looking forward to this week before they all burn off - supposed to be 90+ here at 3k.  :bash:
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: OutHouse on May 25, 2021, 12:28:53 PM
Found a little more than two pounds worth on Sunday. I'm afraid this just isn't the year for my haunts at least. Not enough moisture but we did get a rain last week that was helpful for this last weekend. Oh well, was still a lot of fun and if it rains more I will get back after it.


We are having the same issues. several spots that produce consistently every year have only given up 20-30. Normally get 200-300 from these spots by now. UGH
 

Glad to hear itís not just my ďspotĒ which conveniently is our spring bear hunting spot. Went from hundreds to just around 10 per trip we usually donít look to hard but never had to before

This makes me feel better as well. I had a steep old elk trail I used to head straight up and find some whopper banana sized caps and many medium sized ones but it wasn't very productive this year. I think last year had excellent rain fall in late April where I'm  at which probably made it such a good year.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: quackkiller on May 29, 2021, 10:02:43 PM
Finally the pass opened and went to one of my spots, corals were there seemed purdy early not many, and very few morels! Thinking this season may be a busy anyone else? Also, no boletes! Too early or what?
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: KopperBuck on June 01, 2021, 09:35:18 AM
My spots dried out. This heat is gonna put a hurt. Huge blooms of cauliflower everywhere this weekend.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on June 01, 2021, 07:33:20 PM
Finally got into a few, high elevation, ground 40% covered in snow, low sunlight area. Such a bad year for these buggers....hoping to get one more day of good finding this coming weekend.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Limhangerslayer on June 01, 2021, 08:48:27 PM
Finally got into a few, high elevation, ground 40% covered in snow, low sunlight area. Such a bad year for these buggers....hoping to get one more day of good finding this coming weekend.
have you ever tried the screen material out in the Sun?  Super quick and easy and no mess in the dehydrator
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on June 02, 2021, 05:18:16 AM
Have not. Really are not that messy in the dehydrator.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Sandberm on June 02, 2021, 11:22:43 AM
I went mushroom hunting for the first time yesterday.

A buddy of mine calls me up at 5:30 yesterday morning, says he has the day off and hes headin' up to the mountains and asks if i want to go.
 "Sure, sounds like a relaxing day" (and it was).

So, we found maybe 20 morels and a few corrals. My initial observation of trying to find mushrooms...MORELS ARE HARD TO SEE! They are like pine cones standing up, some are darker then others.

When my friend pointed out the first one found so I knew what to look for I exclaimed, "Now I know why you are walking so slow"  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Igottanewknee on June 02, 2021, 12:02:18 PM
And look back from where you came... they're there, you just can't see them!
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Norman89 on June 02, 2021, 12:07:32 PM
Looked in circles from every angle once you found one. Slow circles, be amazed how many get stepped on unseen
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: pianoman9701 on June 02, 2021, 12:30:58 PM
I went mushroom hunting for the first time yesterday.

A buddy of mine calls me up at 5:30 yesterday morning, says he has the day off and hes headin' up to the mountains and asks if i want to go.
 "Sure, sounds like a relaxing day" (and it was).

So, we found maybe 20 morels and a few corrals. My initial observation of trying to find mushrooms...MORELS ARE HARD TO SEE! They are like pine cones standing up, some are darker then others.

When my friend pointed out the first one found so I knew what to look for I exclaimed, "Now I know why you are walking so slow"  :chuckle:

Take kids with you. They're closer to the ground, good at it, and love it. Always hunt going uphill. You'll see them a lot easier.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Sandberm on June 02, 2021, 12:37:05 PM
Thanks guys for the tips. I must give credit to my buddy, he said each of your tips to me!  :)

When i found one, there was always a second nearby. Yes, looking uphill was much easier.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on June 06, 2021, 04:53:49 PM
Found a few more today. 1st time ever picking morels and snowing on us at the same time. Never got warmer than 38 today....brrr
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Jingles on June 06, 2021, 04:58:58 PM
Nice find nock nock enjoy the good eats
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: luvmystang67 on June 08, 2021, 09:14:59 AM
My buddy and I found a few while setting baits in Idaho. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210608/869c89bde694dd6a465b3cad51d7149b.jpg)


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Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Southpole on June 08, 2021, 09:45:47 AM
My family in New Meadows Idaho finds them like that, freak show morels.
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: Skyvalhunter on June 08, 2021, 11:44:45 AM
nice mushrooms there
Title: Re: Morels
Post by: NOCK NOCK on June 08, 2021, 06:52:38 PM
Nice!  one of my areas grows em big like that........except this year, didnt even find 1 there, way to dry.
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