2014 Morel Season

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by morel mulisha, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. morel mulisha

    morel mulisha Morel Enthusiast

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    Now you don't have to click through 13 pages to get to the most recent post. Start you 2014 conversations here. Keep it Morel's only please.
     
  2. morel mulisha

    morel mulisha Morel Enthusiast

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    Looking at the forecast and judging by the current ground temps around the state, looks like the metro area is still about 2 weeks out but we are getting close. <span style="font-size: large"> </span><span style="font-family: 'Comic Sans MS'"> </span><span style="color: blue"> </span>
     

  3. tickcollector

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    I agree with that timeline. Very close, but not quite. I found my first baby on May 16th last year, and started picking the following week. I'll start looking in my early spots next weekend depending on the condition over the next 7 days. Keep it moral and fun everyone. Watch for deer ticks and good luck to all!
     
  4. tickcollector

    tickcollector Morel Enthusiast

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    I don't like my avatar :( The picture only depicts the way I feel about my avatar... and poison ivy.
     
  5. buckthornman

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    Should be close in southern Mn. Getting 70s today. Lucky buggers.
     
  6. buckthornman

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    Jst out of curiousity where did the 50-55 degree ground temps stem from? anyone?
     
  7. buckthornman

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    Sounds like central Iowa is gonna be hittin. Hope they post some pics.
     
  8. morel mulisha

    morel mulisha Morel Enthusiast

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    I heard about the ground temp from some old time Morel hunters. We're talking guys that have been picking Morels since the 70's. I don't like my AVI either. I don't even wear glasses. Check out this website, this is what I use to track the ground temps... http://gis.mda.state.mn.us/csgsoil/
     
  9. buckthornman

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    Thanks MM! Think the crop will be small if it stays cold? There will be many but small? Lilacs have buds but still a ways to go! That philosphy has been accurate in the past. Last year was the 18th of may. Maybe by mothers day if it warms up! Moisture shouldn't be a problem looking at the forecast for the week. Wish i was in indy or kansas. O well the will come the always do. Patience. The anticipation is a good thing. Reminds me of waiting for x-mas as a child...Good memories.
     
  10. buckthornman

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    Has anyone found that greys dehydrate the best? seems like blacks and blondes don't hold up. get blk?
     
  11. stcroix rob

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    Morel Mulisha; Started picken in the 60's not sure about bein an old timer.... Anyhow that was way before the internet,and gov. agencies tellin us the soil temp. we'd learned from the folks to tune into the signs around us in the woods. Here's one of the first bloomers, usually about 3 weeks from then,but the fun part is ya never know for sure.Ya got toget out lot's &amp; then some more tp find em. :p [​IMG]
     
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  12. stcroix rob

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    Pay attention, when these guys arrive the picken is in full swing. [​IMG]
     
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  13. morel mulisha

    morel mulisha Morel Enthusiast

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    OleElm... Learn something new every year. Thanks for sharing the wisdom! It's much appreciated. Look forward to sharing a successful season with you guys!
     
  14. brenson

    brenson Morel Enthusiast

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    Was out yesterday not anything going in the nw mn only good thing is one of my spots got burned off should be awsome when the weather warms up
     
  15. stcroix rob

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    April Showers bring - "MORELS" We're getting the perfect set up, it'll come on fast once there are a couple warm nights in a row.... Yeah!
     
  16. stcroix rob

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    These guys will be right behind the morels / maybe even the same time this year! Good luck to all who venture out. [​IMG]
     
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  17. crazymushroomguy

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    thanks for the tips Old Elm, always nice to hear some information that doesn't revolve around todays technology.

    That said, anyone else a little down over this weeks forecast? Highs in the 40s, lows in the 30s...at least the rain is working in our favor!
     
  18. shroomtrooper

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    Iam very depressed about the forecast, I have been waiting too long. I haven't been able to scout much even tho I have enough spots I always like new places. Hurry up warm weather.
     
  19. iland99

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    All this rain is bad for morale, good for morels!
     
  20. shroomtrooper

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    to cheer myself up I re hydrated some morels in red Chianti wine dug up some leeks and seared a roast and added morels, leeks, heavy cream, more red wine beef broth salt pepper and garlic. I feel much better now.