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2015 Season Has Officially Started (with proof)

Discussion in 'Nebraska' started by jesusmeatball, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. jesusmeatball

    jesusmeatball Morel Enthusiast

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    Alright everyone… I know a couple people claim to have found pounds and pounds of morels already but for some reason they are always too busy to put up a quick photo. I say pics or it didn't happen damn it. So here goes..

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    So it is now official that morels are in fact already growing in Nebraska. Do I get a prize for being being first? Other than the morels? I jest. Anyways, I would love to see photos from the others here that are claiming to have found morels already. These were too small to justify harvesting and I would imagine it is probably similar across the state right now. I'll be back to harvest them later this weekend, let them get a suntan.

    ITS ON YOU GUYS!!!
     
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  2. shroomking1993

    shroomking1993 Morel Enthusiast

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    I honestly can't believe they are popping up. Ground temps seem a little too cold yet. Congrats man!
     

  3. reddnbear4trees

    reddnbear4trees Young Morel

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    We are in Grand Island think theres a chance they got this far??
     
  4. packman mike

    packman mike Morel Enthusiast

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    Like i said, believe,or not. You'll see my proof in a week, or so. Those who believe me and go out, they will find them. At least where i live,they will. And not just find them,but they will fill their bag. Those who don't believe...oh well,tough titty. Ground temp is 55 degrees where i live. Plenty warm,enough. In 2012 i found morels in this area on March 30th. My first time in 50 years of hunting in Nebraska, that i found them in March. We had 2 days in the 90's and a few others in the 80's back in March. If you want to wait till the lilac bloom, that's fine by me.Shroomking...if you go, they will be there. Those that believe me...you can thank me later.
     
  5. jesusmeatball

    jesusmeatball Morel Enthusiast

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    "You’ll see my proof in a week"… kinda pointless by that a point don't ya think? If you have in fact already found them? lol
     
  6. shroomking1993

    shroomking1993 Morel Enthusiast

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    I was out all day on the Platte in early spots and didn't find a single thing. I am not sure how the ground temp is 55 where you are. Pretty sure they are running in the lower 40's today.
     
  7. jesusmeatball

    jesusmeatball Morel Enthusiast

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    I only found this small patch.. There are typically some early birds if ya look hard enough. Just because the average ground temp isn't there yet doesn't mean there are not pockets where the microclimate is able to support the fruiting of some small patches.
     
  8. shroomking1993

    shroomking1993 Morel Enthusiast

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    Oh I don't doubt that at all. But this Mac guy says he found 4 pounds and I find that hard to believe but who knows.
     
  9. slicker_picker

    slicker_picker Morel Enthusiast

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    Excellent find Meatball. Do you mind if i ask where you found them? Not geographical location, but specifically, ie: in the grass, deep woods, east slope, river bottom etc. I see you are in columbus so that busts the entire south east side of the state wide open. And to think, I was going to actually get caught up on chores this weekend... Get out the deepwoods off, im going pickin!!!
     
  10. jesusmeatball

    jesusmeatball Morel Enthusiast

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    He didn't find 4Lbs.. ha! As for these they were found in a tree line on the edge of the farm that contain a lot of cottonwoods, wasn't a ton of green, these were poking up through the dead leaves. Columbus is Platte River Valley so everything is flat about 30 miles from the river in either direction. These were about a 1/4 mile off the Platte. Wasn't anything super special about the immediate area other than it was dark. Thought maybe the dark ground was possibly heating up more during the day as this spot had a lot of direct sunlight. It was also nestled in a manner that creates a windbreak from every direction. I think the pocket just had somewhat of a micro-climate. Seems like I always find a couple of small clusters like this about a week before things get into full swing. We need a warm day.
     
  11. slicker_picker

    slicker_picker Morel Enthusiast

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    I hunt several spots on the south side of the platte, along the elkhorn, the mighty Missouri, over in the Loess Hills iowa side, up near norfolk, near gavins point... All over the damn place. I know a few areas where they just might pop. Spring thaw and Moisture spreads the mycelium, soil temps make em fruit, rain and heat make em grow. We definately need heat.