2015 morel season - Alabama

Discussion in 'Alabama' started by newtimmy, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. newtimmy

    newtimmy Morel Connoisseur

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    1st of March and the season will soon start. I hunt the Bham area and it looks like we are at least 20 days from starting the season. If cold snaps dont let up it could be later.. will update when I find my first..
     
  2. atroxa

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    Also hunting in the Bham area, first year hunting at all though.
     

  3. mushroom ron

    mushroom ron Young Morel

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    First time hunting since I left Michigan 30 years ago. What are the best terrains in AL to hunt?
     
  4. newtimmy

    newtimmy Morel Connoisseur

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    First morels found in GA today (11th). Looks like somewhere near Macon, GA. With the warm and rain we should see some finds in Bham area soon. I will be checking my early spots Fri and Sun.
     
  5. lilheavy

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    New to this site and pick in Bham metro. It's getting close. Went to a few spots today just to check with no luck but won't be long now. I will let you guys know when I find No 1
     
  6. lilstikmom

    lilstikmom Young Morel

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    Just checked my "spot" in Lee Co. No shroom :( yet!
     
  7. newtimmy

    newtimmy Morel Connoisseur

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    Found 2 dozen greys near dead elm. My first for the season. Found Bham metro area this morning 3/16/15. Pic posted on morelmushroomhunting site. Only took one for evidence others should grow. Very fresh and caps were1- 1 1/2 inches.
     
  8. mushroom ron

    mushroom ron Young Morel

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    I will be in Marion county this weekend with my nose to the ground.
     
  9. dmiller

    dmiller Young Morel

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    Any updates on locating Mushrooms in Alabama?
     
  10. dacuda70

    dacuda70 Young Morel

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    Live near Huntsville Al, when do I start looking and where??
     
  11. chonas

    chonas Morel Connoisseur

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    I'm going Sunday morning to Monte Sano to look.
     
  12. dmiller

    dmiller Young Morel

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    I went out yesterday. No luck.... I think we are one or two weeks out. I have never hunted in Alabama so I am not sure if I am going find anything. :(
     
  13. earnest

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    Hello. I'm a recent transplant to the Moundville area from Idaho. Seems the Idaho morels are different than those in Bama, so I really appreciate all the friendly tips and advice offered here. I've been scouting the 100 acres I live on regularly since that first 80* day we had a month ago to no avail, YET. Still hoping and looking. Thanks and best of luck y'all.
     
  14. sharie

    sharie Young Morel

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    I'm in bham area as well. Not sure where to hunt .
     
  15. chonas

    chonas Morel Connoisseur

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    @ Birmingham people, there were some Jefferson County controlled burns within the last 30 days. I'd wait till the weekend (heavy rain predicted thurs-fri) and check those locations.
     
  16. earnest

    earnest Young Morel

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    Found a handful just emerging south of Tuscaloosa under sweet gum, elm, and heavy privet today...
     
  17. jejjackson

    jejjackson Young Morel

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    https://flic.kr/p/rJ7H6k

    Found these today. They are not half-free morels are they? They have some long stems....
     
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  18. jejjackson

    jejjackson Young Morel

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    The mountain dew bottle was a cool find also. Location Marshall/Blount county line.
     
  19. newtimmy

    newtimmy Morel Connoisseur

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    Morel season recap. Bham Metro, the season seemed to be somewhat above average ( at least for me it seemed). Most of the morels appeared between March 20 and April 5. I did find early little greys Mar 16th at an early spot and a couple of fresh yellows Apr 9th at a lste spot. The heart of the season 3/20 thru 4/5 is about right at normal for our area. It was sleeting 3/5 and looked like wed have a late year; but it warmed right up and we had no major cold once they started. Looking forward to next year already. Happy Hunting to all.
     
  20. roadwarrior

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    Glad to be part of the group. I can't wait till things warm up.