2018 Can you make a living morel hunting now?

Discussion in 'Oregon' started by jaws, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. yes

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  2. maybe if you had super powers

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  1. jack

    jack Morel Connoisseur

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    Also, out west you have to have permits to pick in some / most areas and also have a limit of 2 gallons per person, per day. Anything you sell in different states you must pay taxes on too. If you're doing everything by the book, I doubt you'll make much money.
     
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    jack Morel Connoisseur

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    Also, I forgot, in a lot of states, you have to be Certified by the State to sell wild mushrooms " period. " In Michigan the cost for Certification is around $185.00 I may be mistaking , but I think it also has to be re-newed every couple of years.
     
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  3. Chrissy

    Chrissy Young Morel

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    Hi, my husband and i do mushrooms full time, and do pretty good for ourselves. It can be no dollars for a week, and then you can make a thousand a day, so its pretty variable. I think its the perfect job for travelers, as thats what my husband and i both did before we met each other and started picking together. It's quite the learning curve, but this year is a good year to learn as there are so many fires. Be ready to hike 10 miles a day.
     
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