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2013 morel finds

Discussion in 'Arkansas' started by jerry ludwig, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. jerry ludwig

    jerry ludwig Morel Enthusiast

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    Talking about morels found in 2013. I found four greys this afternoon in SE Arkansas, Phillips County. I had to ignore my cold to save them from freezing tonight, Mar. 25, 2013
     
  2. glassman

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    Way to go Jerry!!! What's the temps been down there? I've been looking still no luck. Keep us posted. Can't believe all the immature drama over on the okie board.WOW!
     

  3. jerry ludwig

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    Temps here have been in the 40's for highs during the past week and near freezing at night. I think it froze last night. I'll probably wait 4-5 days to go out again. Temps are supposed to steadily rise for the next week or so and be in the 70's by Mon. I expect to find a bunch by then. I'll bet that they will be showing up along the Ark R. in Little Rock by Monday too.
     
  4. jerry ludwig

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    And, yes, what was happening on the OK board is definitely not what I like to see going on.
    Glassman, I suspect that morels will be popping up in your area by mid-next week if they are there and this warm-up continues.
     
  5. boone

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    Jerry where abouts you located?I would really like to meet you when I come down 12th-15th,if you get the time please give me a call.#1-816-261-9512.Thanks and God Bless.
     
  6. df4f2

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    Well Jerry I'm back with the living.
    I hope to be reporting finds soon from NW Arkansas.
    Soon as next.........I'm a hopin'
    Clay Bradshaw
     
  7. slim

    slim Morel Enthusiast

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    My dad recorded field notes on morels dating back to 1976 with dates ,temps, locations etc. mid April was most common
     
  8. slim

    slim Morel Enthusiast

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    In Nwa around Lake wedington
     
  9. jerry ludwig

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    Clay, welcome back! If it hadn't been for the recent warm weather you'd probably have to brush snow aside to find any morels! I suspect if you were in this part of the state we'd be camped out at our early spots to see who could find one first.I hope you have great luck this year. I hope to get back out by Mon and expect to see a bunch that have popped up since last Mon. Boone, I live in SE Ark at Stuttgart. Slim, I always counted on the middle two weeks in Apr to find them in the Ozarks in the 90's but it has gradually moved earlier.
     
  10. boone

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    Thanks Jerry,Ill be down at Hot springs the 12th-15.I think ill look around there while my wife and endlaws go to the Races.Im not much on the race's,would rather be out in the woods hunting.Wifes a little mad bbbuuut she knows that she should'nt plan anything during mushroom season.Oh well I'll make the best of what I can.
     
  11. jerry ludwig

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    Boone, As cool as it is this year you may have some luck around Hot Springs. I've never found any morels or had much other luck at the track. Where abouts are you coming from? I'm hoping to get out for awhile on Mon. This warm weather and moisture surely has helped a few more to pop up!
     
  12. glassman

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    Hey Boone I work in hot springs we have found a few there but not many and not in a couple of years. In 09 we found a patch of about 20 big yellows the size of a 20oz coke bottle but that spot hasn't done anything since. Went out all day yesterday. Drove about 60 miles and walked about 20. Between Glenwood, hot springs,mt. Ida. Nothing!
     
  13. turkey hunter

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    Hey Jerry do you ever hunt around the Dover area? And if yes ever had any luck? I have family in that area but they tell me they don't grow in that area. I just can't see that being true
     
  14. glassman

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    Finally found 2 today. One was so old it just crumbled. The other was very fresh yellow. The grass was knee high. Found the dried out one first. looked around the tree three times on my hands and knees on the fourth time I stared pulling grass and about 10 in away I found the fresh one. What kind of tree has little limbs all over the trunk. They come out about an inch and turn up?
     
  15. jerry ludwig

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    Found three nice fresh yellows at the same spot I found some greys last Mon. Also found two greys near a fallen sycamore tree and a tiny grey next to an ash. Really thought I'd find more, what with the warmer weather, maybe after this cool spell they'll finally get down to business. A friend reported finding some greys north of Fort Smith over the weekend.
    Turkey hunter, I haven't hunted around Dover but I sometimes drive north of that town and find them in the higher hills. I'm sure they are in the Dover area, no reason not to be that I could think of. I'm sure there are ash, sycamore, cottonwood and other host trees there. If you can find some cottonwood that were blown over this winter you have a good chance of coming across some.
    Glassman, way-to-go, it's a start. They sure are slow this year so far.
     
  16. turkey hunter

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    Thanks for you comment on the Dover area Jerry. That's kinda what I was thinking
     
  17. boone

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    Thanks Glassman maybe we can get together when I get there on the12th,I would like to meet you.Jerry,Im comming frNWMo.Im going to do some looking around while my wife and endlaws go to the track.Jerry says he does better at the track.Realy would like to talk to the both of you and let you know whats going on.If you want email me at cowboy_home@msn.com,so it;s a bit more private.Thanks a lot you 2 you've been a great help.Hope to meet you there Take care and God Bless.
     
  18. fishingfreak

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    Hey guys My name is Tom and I live in North central Arkansas. Don't know if this is the proper place to introduce myself, not much of a forum guy but hello anyways. I hunt Morels about 30-60 hours a week during the season in Arkansas but had to move due to work. I will be back home in a week and can't wait to see whats poppin. Jerry you have inspired me to take a trip to the delta this year to see my family and walk the woods. They live In clarendon and brinkly , im sure you're familiar with both! I will be bringing a boat so if you would like to look in the white and cache river bottoms VIA boat access only you are welcome to join! Hope to get you know fellow Arkansas shroomers!!
     
  19. boone

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    Nice to know there is some one in NArk to talk with.I wish you all the luck,hope to get with you some day.Take care and God Bless.
     
  20. glassman

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    FINALLY!!!!!!! Found 25 today . Picture is on morelhunters.com. can't figure out how to get it on here