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Old 03-22-12, 01:52 PM   #1
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Morel hunters chime in

Are your secret spots too dry this year? How has the weather affected your treasure hunting?
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I have a poor morel compass....
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Does it at least look like a brain?
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I haven't checked my areas this year. Last year I found them in all sorts of strange areas and none of the usual spots. They were all out in the open last year. I'm looking forward to it.
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I wouldn't know where to look for morels...except maybe Whole Foods.
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In years past in the Pacific NW, there have been media reports of vandalism, assaults and gunplay in the woods between 'professional' mushroom harvesters versus the 'amateurs'. Many of the 'professionals' think it is their woods, despite being public lands and they will defend them. I know that the Park and Forest rangers feel it is a real problem.
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How do like these morels?

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That is a GIGANTIC dime!
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I only hunt immorels. Unjustly, at that.
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I am growing a shiitake kit right now.

It doesn't look like this yet:

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I haven't found any morels yet, even in what were previously highly productive spots. I think it might be a matter of bad temperature swings we're having. Quite a few of the usual places for different varieties have been slim-pickings the past couple years.
I did, however, stumble across a massive stand of flying saucers last fall. During a trail ride, I also encountered a couple of old hippies returning from a harvest, and one of them was carrying a heap of wavy caps in the front of his shirt. Probably enough of them that they're both still high right now.
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They're thriving in Virginia. This is a small share of what we picked today.
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The wild turkeys have scratched up all the usual spots... those turkeys are running rampant this year!
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Haven't found any yet. Been checking my usual spots. Normally would be way too early and the recent colder weather with the lake winds has slowed things back down a bit here.
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They're thriving in Virginia. This is a small share of what we picked today.
Jackpot! Bon appetit
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That doesn't look appetizing. How do you use them in cooking?
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The way around here is generally use seasoned flour and lightly pan fry with a bit of butter. You can use red wine and other ingredients to suit. I tried a garlic butter sauté a couple nights ago and was very disappointed.

These are the only mushrooms I like. I despise other types; the garlic butter sauté made their texture a lot like other mushrooms.
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mmmmm .... can't wait! Another month at least for us to wait in NW Ontario.
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Keep Morelity out of this- people are providing for their families!
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Is it really hunting if they grow in the ground and don't move?
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Is it really hunting if they grow in the ground and don't move?
And what caliber gun does one use? Seems like a .22 with bird shot would be more than enough.
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None are up in my woods yet.
Waiting........
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Many kinds of hunting-
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They've finally been coming in here the last week after we got some rain. Found 8 last Thursday in a quick walk and this one tonight.
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