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Offline Brad56

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Mushroom hunting
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:34:02 PM »
Dose anyone have any advice for finding mushrooms And when is a good time to start mushroom hunting


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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 08:35:30 PM »
Man....tough one....folks are pretty tight lipped about shroom'n spots.


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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 08:48:12 PM »
Look in 30 year old plus Douglas fir stands.   Chanterelles are out now.  Picked a bunch of them today.  No chance of me sharing my spots

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 08:49:15 PM »
Now is a good time.
Get a book.
Find some public land and look at the regulations.
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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2021, 09:55:13 PM »
Look for Doug fir that is big enough to walk through and dense enough that nothing grows. Should be moss and needles. There are exceptions but that will get you started on chanterelles.

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2021, 10:11:52 PM »
Yep, like said above.  Found this huge cauliflower mushroom this weekend.  It was delicious.

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2021, 10:18:42 PM »
Yep, like said above.  Found this huge cauliflower mushroom this weekend.  It was delicious.

How do you cook them? I’ve tried a few ways. They were good but nothing I loved.

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2021, 11:17:11 PM »
Welcome to the site! I see this is your first post. You'll find plenty of help here for just about anything outdoors related. Just don't expect to be given an exact location to find things. Everyone loves to keep their favorite spots a secret understandably. Go into old growth with alot of downed trees. You wanna see a lot of rotting material on the ground. That's where the mycelium is going to expand and grow and eventually fruit into the mushrooms your looking for. Morels are done for the year but as stated Chanterelles are coming up along with some corals and chicken of the woods can be found on tree trunks if your in the right areas. The trees should be as big around as you are and you should find something. Good luck!

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2021, 07:45:11 AM »
Chanterelles love to grow under oregon grape as well. With chanterelles every time I develop a rule for where to find them I find a spot that is an exception. I have even found them growing in the middle of logging roads.

I think my general advice is douglas firs of any age and look for the green carpet. If you find one there are generally more within a 6 foot radius. If its growing on a log it is not a chaneterelle.

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2021, 07:52:05 AM »
Yep, like said above.  Found this huge cauliflower mushroom this weekend.  It was delicious.

How do you cook them? I’ve tried a few ways. They were good but nothing I loved.
Clean it and fry in butter. Tastes a lot like bacon that way.
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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2021, 07:57:50 AM »
Chanterelles have been popping at higher elevations for a month. Boletes are up, fried chicken are up, chants are up, hawkwings are up. Get out in the woods and you'll find plenty. Look in the huckles for chants and boletes. Boletes are also sprouting in meadows around downed Doug fir trees. They hide in the grass. Look carefully.
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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2021, 09:48:50 AM »
Thanks for all the advice


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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2021, 09:53:23 AM »
Buy the "All the Rain Promises and More" book, its a great way to get started.

We found about 10 lbs of lobster mushrooms while elk hunting last week.

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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2021, 10:06:33 AM »
Boletes thick 2 weeks ago.   :tup:
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Re: Mushroom hunting
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2021, 11:19:40 AM »
Yep, like said above.  Found this huge cauliflower mushroom this weekend.  It was delicious.

How do you cook them? I’ve tried a few ways. They were good but nothing I loved.
Broke into smallish pieces, fried in butter with salt and pepper then sprinkled with parmesan cheese.  I like to do mine til they're slightly golden brown on each side.

 


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