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First time poster, long time morel enthusiast, over 40 years. I was visiting a friend in the Lexington area the last week of April. We found ones and twos around dead ash, but nothing like I'm used to finding in MO, KS and Southern IA, but then we didn't find many good elms either. The ones we did, they just weren't there. What I found around here were late on the north banks. Cold snap got our southern slopes and I'm thinking it may have gotten yours too. Anyway, my buddy says they don't grow in numbers in western Kentucky. I'd like your boards opinion. I wouldn't mind giving western Kentucky another shot. Thanks Vern.
My man, its WAY past done for Ky. the closest Morel to you would be Mich, or Minn.
Be back here next year and we can begin again....Later, Vern

In fact, im heading to Mich. in the morning to hunt for a few days..lol
 

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My man, its WAY past done for Ky. the closest Morel to you would be Mich, or Minn.
Be back here next year and we can begin again....Later, Vern

In fact, im heading to Mich. in the morning to hunt for a few days..lol
It's way too late up here as well, and too dry Vern. I meant next year. Thanks for the response, talk to you next spring.
 

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First time poster, long time morel enthusiast, over 40 years. I was visiting a friend in the Lexington area the last week of April. We found ones and twos around dead ash, but nothing like I'm used to finding in MO, KS and Southern IA, but then we didn't find many good elms either. The ones we did, they just weren't there. What I found around here were late on the north banks. Cold snap got our southern slopes and I'm thinking it may have gotten yours too. Anyway, my buddy says they don't grow in numbers in western Kentucky. I'd like your boards opinion. I wouldn't mind giving western Kentucky another shot. Thanks.


Has anyone hunted in Nelson county Kentucky? We purchased some property and I am excited to hunt and look around. I haven’t had any opportunity to do this since I was a kid.
 

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Boy I'm already getting that itch to hunt... Let's hope 2019 is a better year for Morels.. didn't find any last year, hoping this is my break out year. March/April can't get here soon enough!!
 

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I must be one of the few people who hunts Kentucky and is active on this website. I would like to see our thread get as much attention as some of the other groups on here.

It is nice to know what the hunters nearby are finding and to help each other out.

Lots of flooding on the Ohio river going on right now so we may need to search the hilltops about 3/4 of the way up.

It's a good time to check the "Honey Holes" for flooding. If they are flooded out. Follow the path the water made uphill this season and search along the debris that was washed downhill.
If you do notice that your hot spots are flooded out. Survey where the water level reached and be sure to walk along that area as the spores may be resting on the "high-bank" this year.

As always, best of luck to everybody this year. We hope to see you posting photos soon !
We are MI hunters BUT have been hunting your gorgeous state the last couple of Aprils. 2017 was a bust but 2016 we found a couple hundred large whites in Bath County
 

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Oh man, due to all the rain, and flooding, I think this season is going to be super!!! I'm going to start looking this weekend for the heck of it. Our weather has been so unseasonably warm too. I feel they should start fruiting early, or at least by the first week of next month. I'll report back soon :)
 

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Hello to my friends and fellow KY shroomers! I pray we have a better season this year and continue to grow this forum. For those who are new, this truly is a GREAT resource filled with wonderful people that are always willing to help. Great group, great hobby and hopefully a great season. I look forward to sharing it with my morel people :). Vern- hope you're well buddy! Let's go get em' this year. Nutsak, I need to get your link for one of those kick-ass double mesh bags! Until next time, be blessed!
 

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Man, I can't find mushrooms of any kind yet, but Galerina's!
Hey Brandon, you probably aren't finding any because your still in 2018. 2018 was a bad year! I'm putting 2018 in the rear view mirror. Come join us in the 2019 thread. Good luck this year.
 

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I'm in Laurel county going out to forage weekend, I absolutely am hooked on shrooms I buy them.to eat and really wanna find them this year. I have a son I wanna pass this art and skill down too any suggestions for my area would be extremely GRATEFUL and humbled for the help . Nobody around here will help you or learn you anything so I am learning on my own . Just dont want this to become a forgotten gift of nature trying to preserve our heritage of finding these treasures and eating and sharing with famiy.
 

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I'm in Laurel county going out to forage weekend, I absolutely am hooked on shrooms I buy them.to eat and really wanna find them this year. I have a son I wanna pass this art and skill down too any suggestions for my area would be extremely GRATEFUL and humbled for the help . Nobody around here will help you or learn you anything so I am learning on my own . Just dont want this to become a forgotten gift of nature trying to preserve our heritage of finding these treasures and eating and sharing with famiy.
Welcome to the board Ryker! Jump over to the 2019 Kentucky Morel thread and read from the beginning of the thread. I believe you can pick up a few tips there that will apply to your mountain hunting. The blacks will be the only ones you will find this early in the season and I haven't heard of any reported finds in KY or TN yet. Soil temps have risen this past week and are really close to what we want to see. I plan on checking my Jefferson and Hart county patches this weekend.
 

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how was it?
The Mushroom Festival in Irvine, KY is great! I've been going since I moved to KY in 1999. Don't plan on buying morals there unless you're rich though. An oz can go for $50. I live in Clark County and have been out moral hunting for the last 20 yrs and haven't found one! How can that be when the Mushroom Festival is only 15-20 miles away? ROFL
 
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