Is 2016 gonna be a bust in MO? Forums Missouri Is 2016 gonna be a bust in MO?

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April 22, 2016 at 9:25 am #72874


New that gives me hope for this weekend…I haven’t found squat yet….but up until this week it’s been too cold or too dry around here.

Venturing out East to my uncles this weekend…Chillicothe, Brookfield (Grand River, Chariton River bottoms) this weekend…hopefully I don’t come back home empty handed.

April 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm #72940


went back to iowa again. another #2.70 on 4 trees. nothing after that. they have grown. most will be bad by next week with more heat and rain on the way.

April 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm #72947


kb yes thoughs are picked out of the bottoms west of olathe, I’ve only been able to find them where the soil is the most loam. I’ve been able to stick my walking stick dam near a foot deep in some places. Scored another 6lbs today before calling it a day, a cold beer was sounding better and better by the time I crawled out of the woods. Found some monsters today that were timed perfectly to be picked. There still popping up found a couple dozen fresh fresh greys that haven’t even been rained on.

I know what you mean kb I’m pretty familiar around electronics and it took me awhile to figure it out. Easiest way I can explain it with out confusing any body is download photo bucket on your phone or computer, upload pics from the device, when you go to copy your pic from photo bucket use the direct link and apply image. After being gone 5-6 hours I start getting the “Where are you at!” Phone calls lol.

April 22, 2016 at 8:35 pm #72950


JeffSchre I think you should get lucky enough to find some, I heard of a guy pulling 20lbs off the grand river less then a week ago up towards davies county. There out there you just need to change your strategy if your not finding them where you usually do. Good luck

April 22, 2016 at 8:49 pm #72952


April 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm #72954


How’s shroomdawg and the posse doing? I’ve been waiting to see some pics full bags from you Shroomdawg.

April 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm #72961


Had an outing today to Poosey CA, and in an area that yielded 100+ last year we could only come up with 6, only two of those were fresh, the other four were getting a bit on the old side. I vote for this being a bust year.

April 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm #72971

Mushroom Jake

Found around 90 the last two days in miller county. It’s about over here. It was definitely a lot more walking this year.

April 23, 2016 at 10:25 pm #73065


tough year for sure. Many honey holes came up dry this year. I found two that worked this year and they involved a lot of walking. The percent of dead elm that produced in some spots was virtually zero. Weird. But as you can see from dawgs pictures there are some out there.

April 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm #73066


Ya I think I’m throwing in the towel in my area went and checked one of my local spots that has plenty of moisture and looks like it should be producing some nice morels but nada. Did find a odd mushroom I’ve not yet stumbled upon in the woods yet. Jack-o-lantern’s maybe?

April 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm #73067


Also found some fresh oysters I’ve never tried yet either, found them growing out of the ground thought they were suppose to grow off trees?

April 24, 2016 at 12:48 am #73076


Busted or not I know some weren’t as fortunate but glad I got enough to fill my belly 5 times already with some lbs to fry up and vacume seal to save for the months ahead.

April 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm #73235


New, you lucky bastard!!! :mrgreen:

Well I found a few this weekend…but only a few…6 to be exact.

Got access to a private creek bottom 5 mins. north of Brookfield, got my hopes up when first 5 were found 10 feet from the car….but walked another 3 hrs. into the wood and only found 1 more….would have walked more of it but persistent wife calls to “come back” put the brakes on the hunting early.

Wanted to go out again Sun. but she demanded otherwise…next year she promised to let me go out as much as I want next year…..and I’m holding her too it…6 is nice, but a lb. would have been better. :)

April 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm #73359

Jean Marie

Newb87 those are NOT oysters. Please research them further. Yes they grow on wood only. These are winter oysters but P. Ostreatus grows in the same manner and look similar, only white.  photo 88C28369-F449-45A3-814A-199B0FE3D5BF_zpssrjh1o2j.jpg photo FFBB0F18-F71A-4B69-A58F-3ADBD3437477_zpslop0j8go.jpg

April 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm #73360

Jean Marie

Even elm oysters that look “similar”
to your photo, grow on wood.

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