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October 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm #93128

Lilion

Hello! I’m brand new to mushrooming, though I went with my mom now and then back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. My husband and I bought 14 acres of woodland in Miller County last winter for him to hunt and me to forage. It’s a bit rocky, covered with white oaks mainly and has a dry weather (drainage) creek running through it – and a nice little blackberry patch. So far so good. Morels were nowhere to be found this past spring. Not totally nowhere, but in 4 hunts we found – 4. Two in two different tries. The place was lousy with boletes when it rained, but not a lot a lot of edibles found in the spring. I did get oysters a couple of times, never plentiful, and found a mess of chanterelles this summer along with indigo milky caps. Best mushrooms I’ve found so far were chickens, but not on my property, in the middle of Jefferson City in my neighbors yard! (Yes, I picked them and left them a note. lol) Husband’s bow hunting now, so I haven’t wanted to get into the woods, but he better get one soon or I’m going to have to go scare Bambi away. He’s taken a couple of photos and texted to me when he was out, one Jack o’ Lanterns and one I’m pretty sure were Honey Mushrooms. But what I really want to find are Hens! That would make me year!

So…any tips? Uphill, downhill by the drainage, east bank, west bank, etc? I’m not too late yet, right?

Great to “meet” you!

October 13, 2016 at 6:51 pm #93129

mmh

LILION, I am new to hunting Hens but will pass along everything I know. I have researched on line and have talked with two seasoned hunters that I fully believe. I do not know where you live but here in N.E. IN its not too late I found 5 clusters weighing 12 pound around one oak tree. I do not have the experience to tell you what facing slope you should hunt but if your season is at its end look on North facing slopes. I found mine on flat ground in a healthy dense woods. I was told that here the season is running a little later due to our mild temps. for this time of year. Look for Oaks on any public land you may have around your area. Good Luck Alex

October 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm #93132

Lilion

Thanks. I’m in mid Missouri. I don’t have much of an idea of when the season is here. Told the husband he best be getting that deer soon! Stupid things are probably eating my shrooms.

October 15, 2016 at 7:37 am #93136

jmerx

Welcome Lilion personaly I have found any hens this year yet but there r a few out there.it shouldn’t be to late yet around Nov is getting late. Good luck hope u find a basket full.

October 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm #93147

Jack

Lilion, Instagram doesn’t work on here, at least that I know of. I use Photobucket, it’s free to join and after you load your pictures to it , copy & then paste the HTML code to your comment on morels.com.

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October 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm #93148

Jack

Is this what ya’all are look’n fer……LOL

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October 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm #93149

Lilion

Oh you mean, mean man. Mine was about about 8″ across, lol

October 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm #93150

jmerx

Awesome one jack!

October 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm #93151

Lilion

Hmm. Let’s see.

October 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm #93153

Lilion

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October 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm #93154

Lilion

LOL I give up folks. I only have my phone to work with right now. Clearly, I need practice. Sorry

October 16, 2016 at 4:42 am #93155

Jack

Use the HTML code, not the IMG code.

October 16, 2016 at 4:44 am #93156

Jack

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October 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm #93157

Lilion

Thanks Jack. There’s my tiny hen. Must be a Cornish. LOL

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