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That time of year!

Postby Duckdog17 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:39 pm

Any mushroom hunters here??

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Re: That time of year!

Postby JTracyII » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:32 am

I'm not much for drugs , but to each their own. Just kidding, how do they taste?
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Re: That time of year!

Postby orhunter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:54 am

Yum.
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:34 am

Hoping for a spring trifecta this weekend - turkey, mushrooms, and crappie. Just need 1 more day of sunshine...
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Chadwick » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:24 pm

I am a mushroom hunting junkie and not just morels. I really just got going 2 years ago. I have eaten 9 different wild mushrooms and I am going to try to double that number this year. This has become an addiction.
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Duckdog17 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:35 pm

I really don't know how to describe how they taste,...other than GOOD!
I'd say, if you like restaurant fried mushrooms, you'd like morels, but they're really not the same.

Chadwick, just be careful! Like the bottom shroom pic in my first post. The false morel, or "beefsteak"...I ate them as a kid, and alot of people still do,...but most books consider them poisonous. I just leave 'em alone now.

Found some bigguns this morning!
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Chadwick » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:43 pm

Very nice, Duckdog. I have collected morels for over 20 years. It was only 2 years ago that I got into the others.
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Chadwick » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Have you ever thought about training your dog to find them? Supposedly you just take the scent of the morel and then pair it with your sit command and then the dog will sit in the woods when it smells the morels.
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Duckdog17 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:57 pm

I've thought about it,...but that's as far as it went.

I DID convince my sister that I'd trained Penny to find them!! ;)
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Chadwick » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:45 pm

If you find enough morels and want to try something different, I plan to give this a try this year:

http://honest-food.net/2014/04/21/mushr ... gi-recipe/
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Duckdog17 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:17 am

Looks good!
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Steve Anker » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:42 am

SHROOOOMZ....?

Nah, Not really interested in em unless they closely WRAP themselves in a nice beef gravy smoldering a fine two inch thick cut of PORTERHOUSE STEAK...........medium rare..........with a fine ALE..........
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:51 am

Still nothing here, 50s and rain so hopefully the next sunny day will have them popping.
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Country Guy2 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:30 am

I am a mushroom picker but here in NE Pennsylvania I don't have lots of luck finding morels. I am mostly a fall season picker but mid to late summer I seek chanterelles, trumpets, oysters and chicken mushrooms. During the fall I'm a big fan of sheep's head or hens along with honey and shaggy manes. Got any tips for finding those morels?
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Re: That time of year!

Postby Chadwick » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:44 am

I don't know what types of trees are in your area. I find the most yellow morels around dead and dying elms. Cottonwoods are second and lastly ash trees. If you have emerald ash borer where you are, then definitely try ash trees. If there are stands of poplar, try younger stands for black morels. I have yet to find any though.
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