2018 Kentucky Morels Thread

Discussion in 'Kentucky' started by nutsak, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. SSgt.CWhite

    SSgt.CWhite Morel Connoisseur

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    Checking in from Graves County... Not much to report lol. Its just a rough year (unless you're Mitsy lol) so far only one half free today
     
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    never been there but have heard a lot of good things about it though. you might ask on the Ky board.
     
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  3. Pongo805

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    Found 8 more yellows today same place just a little closer to river bank a couple were only about 1 1/2 inch looked really fresh and new I think we still have a couple of more weeks left spring has just now sprung here in southern/southeast area of state. I’ve also checked a couple more spots and nada going to give it a few more days and check again. Happy hunting
     
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  4. tertmagert

    tertmagert Young Morel

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    Howdy Fam,

    I went out this week in a few different areas around Jefferson County. South of town, in town, west of town. Not a single bit of luck. I checked near creek bottoms and above them as well hillsides away from creek bottoms. I see lilacs blooming and may apples everywhere. Ive been around Ash and tons of Tulip poplar. No luck. Is it just a terrible season? Still too early? Is jefferson county bad for shroomin?

    Thanks all,
     
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    Welcome to our board pal..i live just south in clark county and things are starting out nicely here. you ever tried Clifty fall park ? went once last year and had no luck at all.
     
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    oops wrong board...thought you meant Indiana..lol
     
  7. Tony&Toni

    Tony&Toni Morel Enthusiast

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  8. Tony&Toni

    Tony&Toni Morel Enthusiast

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    Well, your assessment was accurate. We found 2, big, fresh whites 1st day out in Bath Co and that's it. Finding those made us think "this is it", but 3 days covering ground that yielded over 300 last year produced nadda
     
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  9. rick

    rick Morel Connoisseur

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    I typically do really well in Jefferson picking spots that have been productive the past 10-12 years except this year is really down. The big yellows are probably going to be all but finished in Jefferson in the next week or so. I ended up finding 4 yellows in Hart today, 2 that were starting to turn a little brown.
     
  10. rick

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    Picking can be good in the Park during good seasons. I hunted my farm today that is 1 mile outside the Park boundary and found 3 big yellows in a creek bottom and 1 small yellow on a ridge that in a good year may produce 100 of the small yellow and greys. That was the 1st one found on that particular ridge. Great day to be out in the woods.
     
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  11. nutsak

    nutsak Morel Connoisseur Sponsor

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    Still no shrooms?

    I haven't been to this yet but was planning on goi tomorrow.
    I need to get this morel bags inked and sewn first because I can't stand hunting morels or doing anything else when I have pending orders.

    However you guys should go check it out and let me know how it is!

    It's a MOREL Mushroom Festival in Kentucky!

    Today April the 28th and tomorrow Sunday the 29th
    Here is the link to the website.

    http://mountainmushroomfestival.org/


    I hear @vern hides in the bushes and listens In On everybody's conversations about their Honey Holes.

    If anybody has ever been before, let me ( and the forum ) know how it is.

    Also I was wondering if they would let me barter/trade my bags with the vendors for some of their wares.?

    Lastly, it seems like a great night to go hunt shrooms!

    Get to the woods or the festival !

    Good luck!
     
  12. Chad Herig

    Chad Herig Morel Enthusiast

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    Just got back from Mammoth Cave, Barren River Lake and a private wood lot. Struck out on all 3. Not a good year for me.
     
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  13. ScottT

    ScottT Morel Enthusiast

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    All I can say is “WOW”!
    Great job, still looking for my first!
     
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  14. Matt_halvorson

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    Greetings Morel Fans!

    I grew up loving to hunt morels in Indiana! I moved to Lexington, KY and haven’t had a chance to hunt here yet? Does anyone on the forum have suggestions of general area near Lexington to hunt? By no means do I want your honey holes... just looking for some tips on potential areas so my wife and I can have the thrill of the hunt and possibly a tasty treat to go with dinner. Thanks in advance for the tips & May the Magic of the Morel be with you!
     
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  15. Mitsy

    Mitsy Morel Enthusiast

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    The trees were sycamores, poplar and river-birch. Sandy creekside soil that gets flooded a lot each year. The south side of the creek had smaller morels and the north side ones were larger
     
  16. Mitsy

    Mitsy Morel Enthusiast

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    Floyd County
     
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    hay, i think that you forgot to include those GPS coordinates there kiddo...lol help an old man out,:cool:
     
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  18. Pongo805

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    Thanks again awesome morel find those kind of finds make it all worth while the trees and soil are key though not many river birch around my area
     
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    Matt, welcome aboard my friends. these guys have been pretty lock lipped around here but mabie some might help get you on the right track i hope. i live in the Louisville area just across the bridge in Ind. so not much help from me i afraid. find some trees and see what happens pal..lol
     
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  20. Pongo805

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    Thinking the same thing Vern. In our dreams I guess
     
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