2017 Atlanta Area Morels

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by uncle fester, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. mrturtle

    mrturtle Morel Enthusiast

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    My family just moved to Stone Mountain area & went out up by Ellijay area today but didn’t find a thing. I have been picking since a child with Grandpa & all 4 of my boys do also. We have been picking in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa & Missouri for Morels & Hens. Been out for Chanterelles in the Carolinas but need some help with areas, timing & habitat to get going here. Any help would be very much appreciated & would love to join with someone is possible!!!
    Happy Hunting !!!
     
  2. mastaran

    mastaran Morel Enthusiast

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    thought I would share this.
     

  3. mastaran

    mastaran Morel Enthusiast

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  4. pondman

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    I think it's still early yet, see what this weeks weather does. Uncle Fester finds them first around here so will have to wait until we here from them.... mean while I'm going to Crappie fish until this weekend.
     
  5. keyeslaw

    keyeslaw Young Morel

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    Searched in Cherokee county, Canton, GA this weekend. No shrooms yet.
     
  6. mastaran

    mastaran Morel Enthusiast

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    https://goo.gl/photos/Def5odqxFzg6SU3c8
     
  7. mastaran

    mastaran Morel Enthusiast

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    cant seem to post a picture. but i found a tiny gray one yesterday.
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  8. uncle fester

    uncle fester Morel Enthusiast

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    Checked my Canton spot that always produces, and there was nothing yet. Checked my spots in Atlanta and nothing yet. Hopefully the storm Tuesday will generate some hope. Getting itchy waiting. Usually find some by now.
     
  9. uncle fester

    uncle fester Morel Enthusiast

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    Checked my spot near my work yesterday and I FOUND 2 greys. They are finally here in Atlanta. Checking a few spots after work. Good hunting folks. Lets get some!!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. mrturtle

    mrturtle Morel Enthusiast

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    Glad to hear it Fester!!! I hit Monroe today but nothing... Hopefully soon. The habitat is WAY different here than Illinois & Wisconsin!!!
     
  11. uncle fester

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    My spot in Canton produces 40 gray ones on Saturday. All within a 10 ft radius of a dead tree (not sure what kind). Already more than last year in all my spots combined. Going to be good. Mother nature is giving the right temps and rain. Will check Canton again on Tuesday I think.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203168192920963&set=a.1020159159534.3038.1691842075&type=3&theater
     
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  12. Fellow Morel Hunter

    Fellow Morel Hunter Young Morel

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    Found about 215 today... I think season is fully underway. Morelss.jpg
     
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  13. mrturtle

    mrturtle Morel Enthusiast

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    Congrats to you & your boys!!!Awesome forage. My Boy & I are not as lucky down here.
     
  14. morelsxs

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    Great pic!! A family affair . . . doesn't get any better. :- )
     
  15. pondman

    pondman Morel Enthusiast

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    Well Uncle Fester my season was a bummer, didn't find a one. going to look for new places to hunt next year and giving up on my old places. How did you end up and the rest of you that follow this forum????
     
  16. BOBBY HALL

    BOBBY HALL Young Morel

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    So, I'm here from Dallas as I have business meetings all week next week and my wife and I are staying at Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Georgia and we are walking the trails.
    However I expected to see several morel mushrooms as we were walking and there were several dead trees laying around but I did not see one...
    What's the deal in trick on finding them here?
     
  17. stripernut

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    I think it could be too late in the season. There are always exceptions and someone with more experience might dispute me but in my opinion finding one now around the Stone mountain area would be unusual.