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#6186573 - 03/13/18 03:30 PM First Morel of 2018
tbn Offline
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#6186599 - 03/13/18 04:00 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Tweed Online   shocked
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Originally Posted By: tbn


Is that the correct link?

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#6186600 - 03/13/18 04:03 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
btomlin Offline
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Registered: 12/01/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Iowa
I don't mind stepping on them.......never was a fan of the nasty lil' fungus

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#6186602 - 03/13/18 04:05 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: btomlin]
imissed Offline
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Loc: Iowa.
Originally Posted By: btomlin
I don't mind stepping on them.......never was a fan of the nasty lil' fungus


WHAT!!!! shocked
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#6186604 - 03/13/18 04:06 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: btomlin]
imiller Offline
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Posts: 1913
Loc: claysville, pa
Originally Posted By: btomlin
I don't mind stepping on them.......never was a fan of the nasty lil' fungus

i dont like eatin em either... but they make me some extra easy money.

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#6186606 - 03/13/18 04:08 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
tbn Offline
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This is the actual link to the site.


https://www.thegreatmorel.com/sightings/


Edited by tbn (03/13/18 04:08 PM)

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#6186611 - 03/13/18 04:15 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: imiller]
Hern Offline
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Loc: Pennsyltucky
Usually around 3rd or 4th week of April for my area...




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#6186623 - 03/13/18 04:27 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
imissed Offline
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I can eat them every day of the season if i had that many.

1 year I did.
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#6186627 - 03/13/18 04:30 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: imissed]
btomlin Offline
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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: imissed
Originally Posted By: btomlin
I don't mind stepping on them.......never was a fan of the nasty lil' fungus


WHAT!!!! shocked


Yeah....I'm a bad person.

I did find a motherload one time with my uncle as a kid. It looked like a "gully washer" rain had washed all the spores off a wooded hill into a low spot in the sun. It was hard not to step on them since they were so close together and there were so many of them. It was incredible.

Now I just get annoyed when friends want to look while we are turkey hunting.


Edited by btomlin (03/13/18 04:30 PM)

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#6186632 - 03/13/18 04:36 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Loc: Michigan
good two months yet here

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#6186678 - 03/13/18 05:34 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: btomlin]
Snowpa Offline
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Loc: USA MN
Originally Posted By: btomlin
I don't mind stepping on them.......never was a fan of the nasty lil' fungus



Like eatn sand
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#6186690 - 03/13/18 05:47 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Snowpa]
imissed Offline
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Originally Posted By: Snowpa
Originally Posted By: btomlin
I don't mind stepping on them.......never was a fan of the nasty lil' fungus



Like eatn sand



The ones you had must not of been soak in salt water over night. It cleans them right out.
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#6186729 - 03/13/18 06:16 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: imissed]
Claypool313 Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania
I don't mind looking for them for the fun of the hunt, but gotta find someone else to eat them.

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#6187098 - 03/14/18 05:15 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Coyote Clayton Offline
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Originally Posted By: tbn
This is the actual link to the site.


https://www.thegreatmorel.com/sightings/


Needs some rain.
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#6187104 - 03/14/18 05:28 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
danny clifton Offline
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Loc: williamsburg ks
Dry here and still too cold. Always seemed to me like the best springs for morel numbers came after a winter with a lot of snow. We had snow but not one of those buried all winter years. Had enough if we get some rain I'm thinking I may get several meals of spawning crappie and morels. Will be at least a couple more weeks though most likely.
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#6187112 - 03/14/18 05:57 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Some small one have been found here. There was some found end of February in Alabama or Georgia.

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#6187166 - 03/14/18 07:37 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
l1ranger Offline
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Loc: Shenandoah County, VA
March 27 is the earliest I have found them
April 9 is the earliest I've really gotten into them

April 15-30 is generally prime time
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#6187180 - 03/14/18 07:52 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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#6191137 - 03/18/18 08:29 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma
Any one finding any yet?

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#6203968 - 03/31/18 10:01 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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#6203974 - 03/31/18 10:15 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
racerboy108 Offline
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Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
I would have to shovel all the snow first.

Good find.

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#6203977 - 03/31/18 10:20 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
SundanceMtnMan Offline
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Loc: North Idaho, USA
Still snow in yard and 12 feet of the white stuff at 6000 feet might be awhile before we see any.

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#6203999 - 03/31/18 10:54 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: racerboy108]
trapperkeck Offline
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Loc: St. Cloud, MN
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
I would have to shovel all the snow first.

Good find.
Kinda looking like an Independence Day mushroom hunt here. eek
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#6204030 - 03/31/18 11:35 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Flint Hill fur Offline
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Loc: Ks
I'm rdy for em!!

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#6204066 - 03/31/18 12:41 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Sac Creek Offline
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Loc: Kansas
May apples are just starting to come up hear in E Kansas so the ground is getting a little warmer. Get a few days of good sunshine the morels will be coming.

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#6204308 - 03/31/18 07:56 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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148 to day. Still alotcof small ones

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#6204318 - 03/31/18 08:13 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
Zim Offline
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We have a low forecasted tonite for 12 degrees. I am gonna wait a couple days to begin hunting them.

Zim

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#6204329 - 03/31/18 08:26 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Loc: Oklahoma

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#6204350 - 03/31/18 08:49 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Loc: N.C MO
still to early here our lilacs haven't even got leaves april 9th is the erliest for me as well! I don't eat them either I like them but they kill my stomach im like a goose after eating just one! I can and do eat tame ones without any hitchs! in the early 90s me and a few friends used to go out and pick several pounds a day the best day ever was 96 lbs that's a 55 gallon drum full! I picked a 36 quart cooler full one mourning turkey hunting! that was a fluke year we was picking them around dead walnuts that had died from mark twain lake filling up! I don't expect to ever see any thing like that again!
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#6204435 - 03/31/18 10:12 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: meamc2]
Matt28 Offline
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Originally Posted By: meamc2

very nice!

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#6204474 - 03/31/18 11:01 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Snowpa]
ESW Offline
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Loc: Bland Virginia
Not if u wash them right (like eating sand)


Edited by ESW (03/31/18 11:07 PM)
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#6204919 - 04/01/18 12:17 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Loc: Oklahoma

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#6205016 - 04/01/18 01:53 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
skippyturtle Offline
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Loc: ohio
Originally Posted By: Matt28


148 to day. Still alotcof small ones


Then let them grow
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#6205047 - 04/01/18 02:31 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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I did left over 40, but thanks for the tip.

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#6205158 - 04/01/18 05:16 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
skippyturtle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Matt28
I did left over 40, but thanks for the tip.


Good! Glade you know they can get bigger. I tell everyone that says they find little ones to let them grow. 99.99% of the time ai get the same answers. Mushrooms dont grow and if I dnt pick them someone else will. I dont eat them and have not hunted em in a few years but this year i am going to get some.
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#6205169 - 04/01/18 05:35 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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We did pick some smaller one that were at public land by a road, lot of tracks where people had been hunting them since the rains. On all the private land I let them grow. I hope it turns out to be a decent year I am hearing a lot of people are finding 50 to 80 at a time. We had to hunt hard and go to 2 diffent county's to get the 148 we got. They just aren't up well at my spots most are too small.

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#6205179 - 04/01/18 05:59 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Sullivan K Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Northern Ohio ...
I have never seen one grow any bigger than when I first found it.. I have them growing in the pine trees right beside my house. I find them in the morning. I have let them go and measured them. I have not touched them for up to five days and they never get any bigger. I have covered them in pine needles to simulate darkness, or not being completely out of the ground. Once again, they never got any bigger. I know people say they will continue to grow but I have never seen one grow any bigger than what it was when I found it, and I have let them go for several days.. I check and monitor them daily and I know when a new one pops up so it is not like it was growing bigger and I didn't see it.Maybe you have different morals than I have, but mine pop up and they are done growing.
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#6205185 - 04/01/18 06:05 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Loc: Ohio, 49yrs old
They definitely grow. Some times takes a couple of weeks but the little grays are immature yellows. Just came in from walking around the garden. The asparagus broke through today, still to early for it too. It will most likely freeze off this week.
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#6205203 - 04/01/18 06:21 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Sullivan K Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2822
Loc: Northern Ohio ...
My little grays have remained little grays. They have never become yellows.
I have let them go so long that they have dried up and withered, and they never grew.
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#6205354 - 04/01/18 09:07 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
wamp Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 765
Loc: indiana
They have found them within 20 miles of my place.
Time to start lookin for them, good time to take the dog for a work out.
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#6205424 - 04/01/18 11:25 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 1699
Loc: NW Oklahoma
Nice finds Matt28 and meamc2! Still little early for me, mid 20's at night the next two nights not going to help. Since those two or three years of severe drought several years ago, only one of my places where I used to find them produces, and the last two years it hasn't either.
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#6205429 - 04/01/18 11:40 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
okiewolfer Offline
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Registered: 02/17/14
Posts: 162
Loc: western Oklahoma
Boy Matt you're killing me lol. Those are awesome! In my neck of the woods it's pretty much the same as 45/70 was saying. None of my old spots have produced since the drought. I went mushroom hunting at least 10 times last spring and ended up finding 1. And I really wore out some boot leather in places that have been steady producers my entire life and on some new places as well.

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#6205506 - 04/02/18 06:04 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Posts: 1313
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks I had to do some walking to find them. But I kept getting phone calls and text messages and every one was finding them so i had to try to make a showing lol hope next weekend is better. I am just wondering what these cold nights will do to them?

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#6205510 - 04/02/18 06:10 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
bass10 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
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Loc: Akron, Ohio
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?
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#6205543 - 04/02/18 07:09 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: bass10]
Pasadena Offline
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Posts: 2164
Loc: Ohio, 49yrs old
Originally Posted By: bass10
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


Believe what you want. I and many others on here have documented the growth of shrooms. Heck go on You Tube and watch time lapse footage of mushrooms growing. That would be astonishing to see one of those monster yellows just suddenly pop up and be there. Lol
I’ll even make it so you don’t have to look it up yourself.
https://youtu.be/gzFKY21e9wM
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#6205772 - 04/02/18 11:14 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
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Loc: central ohio
I've even fed them water hoping they would grow. They will fill out a little if they were drying up, but that's it.
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#6205788 - 04/02/18 11:39 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Canvasback2 Offline
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Loc: NY
What kind of Mushroom is this ???


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#6205815 - 04/02/18 12:14 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
counrty boy Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 47
Loc: eastern kansas
poison

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#6205821 - 04/02/18 12:22 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Canvasback2]
bass10 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 522
Loc: Akron, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Canvasback2
What kind of Mushroom is this ???




The kind that will leave you talking to yourself, lol.
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#6207395 - 04/03/18 09:31 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 1313
Loc: Oklahoma


29 this evening. Made for a good dinner, I left some small one to see what will happen if it freezes.

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#6207466 - 04/03/18 10:06 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Sullivan K]
skippyturtle Offline
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Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 1255
Loc: ohio
Originally Posted By: Sullivan K
I have never seen one grow any bigger than when I first found it.. I have them growing in the pine trees right beside my house. I find them in the morning. I have let them go and measured them. I have not touched them for up to five days and they never get any bigger. I have covered them in pine needles to simulate darkness, or not being completely out of the ground. Once again, they never got any bigger. I know people say they will continue to grow but I have never seen one grow any bigger than what it was when I found it, and I have let them go for several days.. I check and monitor them daily and I know when a new one pops up so it is not like it was growing bigger and I didn't see it.Maybe you have different morals than I have, but mine pop up and they are done growing.


Nope they are all the same. If left alone and they have moisture and do not burn up they will go through their normal life span. Mushrooms do not just pop up. They grow.
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#6207468 - 04/03/18 10:06 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
okie4570 Offline
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Posts: 1699
Loc: NW Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Matt28


29 this evening. Made for a good dinner, I left some small one to see what will happen if it freezes.



Stop it man!!! (unless you're willing to share lol) smile
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#6207486 - 04/03/18 10:13 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: bass10]
skippyturtle Offline
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Loc: ohio
Originally Posted By: bass10
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


I have hunted them over 20 years too and I know for a fact that they grow and do not just pop up. They have a life cycle. I have watched them go from 1/4" to 5-6". Watched some in the 4/5" range grow to 7-8".
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#6207700 - 04/04/18 06:03 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: skippyturtle]
bass10 Offline
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Posts: 522
Loc: Akron, Ohio
Originally Posted By: skippyturtle
Originally Posted By: bass10
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


I have hunted them over 20 years too and I know for a fact that they grow and do not just pop up. They have a life cycle. I have watched them go from 1/4" to 5-6". Watched some in the 4/5" range grow to 7-8".


I stand corrected. I kinda meant once they pop and grow to size they do not continue growing until they die or are picked. I have put items beside morels and a week later they were the exact same size. Meaning after popping and growing to size they did not continue one bit more?
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#6207726 - 04/04/18 06:30 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
skippyturtle Offline
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Loc: ohio
Dependant on the situation. Weather and fungus condition. I have found that roughly 50% would grow after I found them if they were 3" or bigger but 100% would grow if they were less than 3" when I found them. I will say it is mich easier for me to not pick them than most people. I do not eat them so when I pick them I am interested in weight and if leaving some means I may make more then I dont have a problem doing it.
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#6210434 - 04/06/18 10:41 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Posts: 1313
Loc: Oklahoma
Went looking for a hour this evening and found 38

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#6210601 - 04/07/18 07:44 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2670
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
yes greys and whites are just immature yellows. they grow in spurts. some may go through several stages/spurts and some right next to the others may mature in one evening. once the shroom turns yellow it is mature and done growing. the key to them continuing to grow is dependent on time and moisture. if they dry out it all over. wind and sun are the 2 big factors.

if your not a believer the next time you find a patch of those little 1/2" tall "greys" pick them but save a couple and bury them with a foot of leaves. check on them every few days and report back to us.

for those that still are not sure, most of you have found a mess of "greys" around a dead elm and a week or 2 later returned to the same spot and now the Yellows have appeared. most likely the yellows were either to small to find when ya picked the first flush or they had not started yet. i have had some in my yard i photographed several stages over a 3 week period growing from a 1/2 tall to nearly 8 inches. the ironic part is the last spurt they went through there were several new ones that grew the same height overnight less then a couple feet away.
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#6210618 - 04/07/18 07:56 AM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
meamc2 Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma

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#6210908 - 04/07/18 12:30 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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#6210961 - 04/07/18 01:41 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
CLEARCREEKOUT Offline
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Registered: 12/25/13
Posts: 45
Loc: lancaster ohio
blacks start popping week or so from monday the way weather looks finish bathroom thursday be ready for vacation time 4weeks or so start mushrooming foodplots and chasing turkeys and seeing the picture GOD paints me every morning truly the land of the free!

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#6211841 - 04/08/18 12:03 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
RM trapper Offline
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Registered: 04/22/17
Posts: 652
Loc: TN
Started here now, but temps went from 60s back to 30 and snowing last night
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#6214287 - 04/10/18 10:16 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Posts: 1313
Loc: Oklahoma


The freeze didn't kill them

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#6215883 - 04/12/18 08:48 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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#6215919 - 04/12/18 09:15 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
RM trapper Offline
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Registered: 04/22/17
Posts: 652
Loc: TN
We finally got warmer weather but no rain, they are calling for snow again on Monday. I'm afraid its going to be a bad year for the mushrooms here. Went for a little while today and found a couple. Usually can find them like you are Matt28 but the weather hasn't cooperated yet
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#6215964 - 04/12/18 09:42 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/13
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Loc: Oklahoma
It was a slow start for me, but there starting to grow better now since the warm up. Got 432 for the season so far, would like to break 500. There are some people that have found over 1000 thus year so far.

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#6216014 - 04/12/18 10:26 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
paradork Offline
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Registered: 09/02/12
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Loc: Northern MI
Prepping for another 2 foot of snow this weekend. Don't expect them for awhile yet
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#6218688 - 04/15/18 09:31 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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#6218721 - 04/15/18 10:10 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28]
Joe krogman Offline
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Registered: 01/30/16
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Loc: Kansas. MS.
Saw a picture on Facebook, young kid near Frankfort Kansas found a bunch last week.

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#6219164 - 04/16/18 12:47 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
ack Offline
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Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
pay attention to your lilacs. when the blooms start to crack open and you can see the hint of blue the blacks should be up. once the blooms are done the season is over. i have yet to find a plant that better "brackets" the mushroom season.
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#6219219 - 04/16/18 02:07 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: ack]
NebrCatMan Offline
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Good advice.....a jingle that is kinda a joke but usually true is "When the lilacs are bloomin it's time to go shroomin"!!! Usually the nice tans are poppin around here big time. The little ones (really little sometimes) are usually before the lilacs bloom and then there are the Giants. Usually at the end of season for sure!!
Originally Posted By: ack
pay attention to your lilacs. when the blooms start to crack open and you can see the hint of blue the blacks should be up. once the blooms are done the season is over. i have yet to find a plant that better "brackets" the mushroom season.
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#6219233 - 04/16/18 02:37 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
RM trapper Offline
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Registered: 04/22/17
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Loc: TN
I went yesterday and found a few but it turned off cold again and is snowing today, supposed to be up to 70 Wed so maybe they'll pop up
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#6219237 - 04/16/18 02:51 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
l1ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/19/14
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Loc: Shenandoah County, VA
never heard the lilac thing before. I'll start watching mine and see how ti goes.

when the mayapple show up (this past friday) i start to get the urge, and it seems the poplar leaves are about the size of a golf ball to palm sized when the season is really getting started. they aren't their yet.

we had good weather saturday, but it turned colder sunday, colder still today....and again tomorrow. then some warmer temps.
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#6219240 - 04/16/18 02:58 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Trapper7 Offline
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Loc: MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
They would be buried under a foot of snow around here.
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#6219275 - 04/16/18 04:15 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
ambush32 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/16
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Loc: Mi, Mecosta
All I can say is yummmmmmm....hopefully we have a season here in Michigan if the snow ever leaves...
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#6219348 - 04/16/18 06:32 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Sullivan K]
kickingbird Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 498
Loc: southern Illinois
Originally Posted By: Sullivan K
My little grays have remained little grays. They have never become yellows.
I have let them go so long that they have dried up and withered, and they never grew.


That has been my results too.45 years of chasing schrooms and a gray is a gray.
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#6219933 - 04/17/18 01:40 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
ack Offline
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Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
A gray is an immature yellow. Cover it and give it time to mature (yellow in color).
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#6220045 - 04/17/18 04:02 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
RM trapper Offline
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Loc: TN
I'm no expert on shrooms but we always find the grays a couple weeks before we get any of the big yellows. I always pick the black ones then a couple weeks later go back and find the yellow ones. I'm not saying they are not immature yellows but always seemed like they were different. I left some in a burn out last year to see if they would grow but they never did, but the weather turned warm and dry so that may be why
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#6220080 - 04/17/18 04:46 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: ack]
Michigander Offline
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1160
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: ack
A gray is an immature yellow. Cover it and give it time to mature (yellow in color).


Yup. I've got a few spots where I practice quality mushroom management on. Grays are just immature mushrooms and will grow into yellows given the right moisture. Blacks are a different species.
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#6220100 - 04/17/18 05:09 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Michigander]
Zim Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
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Loc: Rock Springs, WI
The way this year is going it might be 2019 before I find one. 3 to6 more inches of snow forecasted for tomorrow,with 6 on the ground now.

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#6224296 - Yesterday at 09:58 PM Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn]
Matt28 Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma

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