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Discussion in 'Arkansas' started by turkey hunter, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. turkey hunter

    turkey hunter Morel Enthusiast

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    Well have been to several honey holes with no luck. Is anyone in Fayetteville area having any luck. Everything seems perfect. I'm leaning on later on in the week. If anyone in NWA is having any luck please post so at least I know there popping in our area. GOOD LUCK SHROOM HUNTERS!!! :)
     
  2. thelefty1minus1

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    hey-i'm in the prairie grove/ lincoln area & spent entire day looking...nada =[
    my 2 honey holes got bulldozed for utilities progress so i'm in unchartered territory but still nothing. i miss my honey holes! a bunch of bunches luck to you! ~rhonda
     

  3. turkey hunter

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    Ok went over to lake fayettville and found some that are just starting to pop. Looks like season is on up here:)
     
  4. thelefty1minus1

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    thx for the update =] with this cold front coming they may hibernate a bit, lol.
     
  5. jerry ludwig

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    I think the cold weather has them hibernating too. I found a few in SE AR but they were just starting to show. Hopefully a few days of warm weather will really get them going.
     
  6. jagster66

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    Hey All,
    Just joined... I am so ready to get out this weekend and start hunting in Pope County. My husband has taught me to hunt them, he was taught by his great Aunt Rachel. We make a day of it with our siblings... I AM SO READY... I have been wanting to hunt in the river bottoms in Yell County, we live south of the Arkansas River. Ya'll done any hunting in that area? Petit Jean mountain area... I always think there should be some at the base of the mountain somewhere...
    Good luck to you all... Happy hunting
    Jag
     
  7. jerry ludwig

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    Jagster66 you should have some luck around Petit Jean mountain area this weekend when it warms up. I've had some luck in that area in the past.
     
  8. birdlover

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    Does anyone know if there are Morels in the Mt. Magazine area? I've never found any but may be looking at the wrong time. We'll be in the Sylamore, Mt. View area this weekend, have any been spotted there yet? Thanks!
     
  9. benji

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    Hi All--
    Hunting for first time near Cleveland this weekend. Does anyone have any genral hunting knowledge of the area?
    Thanks and good luck to you this weekend!
     
  10. df4f2

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    Gentlemen hunters
    I think the soild temperature has a great part of the no finds.
    My honey holes are very far behind.
    I am afraid it is going to be a short season again this year.
    I hope I'm wrong.
    Clay Bradshaw
     
  11. turkey hunter

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    Well someone or something got the small one I had found at lake fayettville. Have not seen anymore. Going to check a tree that produces early every year. Going to see what's around it. Going to my honey hole around mtn home in the morning. I hope there up there. GOOD LUCK SHROOM HUNTERS! And welcome back Clay.
     
  12. scandar

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    We found 28 this evening in Marion county.Black ones.
     
  13. turkey hunter

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    Well just got back from two day hunt around mtn view area and only found 5 grays. These warm temps and a little rain should make it happen:)
     
  14. glassman

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    We are camped at petit Jean. Stopped at several places on the way up yesterday and been down on the Arkansas this morning. Found all kinds of shrooms but no morels. Can't figure it out everything looks perfect. Oh well just keep looking I guess
     
  15. sarahaliff

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    Howdy everyone!

    My fiance and i just moved to Arkansas a few months back, and we've been scouting and reading about the area ever since we got here! We live in central Arkansas, Searcy area...I've unfortunately not heard much about ppl finding much in this general area though. Has anyone had any luck or know anyone who has? Up until i was 8 months pregnant we were going up to the little red river and Heber springs area for fishing, but that was this past winter and we haven't been in almost 4 months :( I am wanting to try in those 2 areas maybe tomorrow, ill ppst of we fond anything! Headed to west virginia next week to hit our honey holes!! Last year in Wv the morels were small and the season was short. I'm hoping it's better this year! Good luck to everyone! And if anyone has any free advice for the central Arkansas area I'd love to hear it! Oh, one more questions... Does anyone know of any widlife parks that have regulations on hunting morels? :)))
     
  16. glassman

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    From what I was told by an Arkansas game n fish officer who was waiting on me at my truck when I came out of the woods in a state park. Said if I had found n picked any he would have to write me a charge for each one. That it's illegal to pick or pick up anything in a state park.
     
  17. jerry ludwig

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    I've been told that you could not pick mushrooms in National Monuments or Historical Sites (e.g. Arkansas Post) also. I don't think there's a problem in Wildlife Management Areas and I know there's no problem in National Forests. I'm not sure of the regs in National Wildlife Refuges (I should since I once was a manager for a NWR but Hawaii didn't have morels in it's refuges).
     
  18. slim

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    I believe it is illegal to remove anything from state parks..I met a ranger in a WMA and showed him my morels last year and did not get ticketed or lectured.I am going out to my honey hole in a couple days..haven't found any yet in NWA
     
  19. turkey hunter

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    Well I guess these cold temps are fixing to ruin our season here:( if they don't show soon I think they won't. Anyone else having any luck?
     
  20. df4f2

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    I found a grand total of 35 in my honey hole Tuesday. Normally this time of year it is ten fold. In my judgement, the soil temperature is still too cold. Looking at the forecast, it does not look good for NWA this year.
    Clay