2018 Missouri Morels

Discussion in 'Missouri' started by tommyjosh, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    2018 Missouri Morels
     
    mushroomchrissy likes this.
  2. jmerx

    jmerx Morel Connoisseur

    573
    74
    28
    We r finally getting some good rain now!
     
    Mickey30204 and (deleted member) like this.

  3. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    Ya looked at the forecast was looking really warm now it's cooling down
     
  4. Jbarr

    Jbarr Young Morel

    4
    13
    3
    I heard that someone in SW Missouri has already found “a” morel? They posted a picture on FB with a copy of Missouri Conservation Magazine with today’s date.
     
  5. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    I know some one did that last year on this date
     
  6. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    Here’s the link to the video
     
    Jbarr and (deleted member) like this.
  7. sustainable forager

    sustainable forager Morel Connoisseur

    69
    27
    18
    I know this guy I hadn't seen a new post for this year though...he said the early find from last year was an open south facing slope, probably a freak occurrence and he didn't seem to find many after that
     
    Jbarr likes this.
  8. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    Mabye I guess someone did last year at this time
     
  9. Jbarr

    Jbarr Young Morel

    4
    13
    3
    I had a REALLY good morel season last year (2017) here in North Central Arkansas. Found my first morel March 18th and my last on April 10th. I don’t ever count them but I know without a doubt that all together I could have filled a wheelbarrow. I have had my most abundant finds around sycamore & cedar trees. Wishing you all a great morel season! Stay safe.
     
  10. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    Any tips for south west/ south central Missouri
     
  11. Jbarr

    Jbarr Young Morel

    4
    13
    3
    I am actually not very far from Missouri. I am approx. 41 miles SW of Gainesville.
    Last year I found very few under Ash trees. But the year prior to that I found quite a few under many of the Ash trees I looked around on our property. I guess it’s just hit & miss. My neighbor finds black morels under dogwood trees. I have yet to look under dogwoods but will this year. However, I did find half free morels & black morels under wild cherry trees last year.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
  12. jean marie

    jean marie Morel Connoisseur

    194
    149
    43
    I went out as soon as the rain ended today. I did see one mushroom but it wasn’t a morel.... The soil temperature in my area is still in the 40’s. No mayapple foliage or redbud flowers yet. It was mid-March last year before I found the first one. A couple more weeks is better than a couple more months. Will just be happy that winter is over .
     
  13. jean marie

    jean marie Morel Connoisseur

    194
    149
    43
    Anyone ever hunt Mark Twain National Forest?
     
  14. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

    313
    188
    43
    Shouldn’t be to long
     
  15. kb

    kb Morel Connoisseur

    481
    114
    43
    Jean M., I would not know what to look for down in MT. Seems like so much oak/hickory compared to where i am. At least the hills seem that way. I never find much in those type timbers. Do you hunt certain trees down there? I could see the rivers if they have maples, cottonwoods or other stuff. Cedars work great in Ok. and Kan. but i have never had much luck with them in N. Mo.
     
    2 people like this.
  16. jean marie

    jean marie Morel Connoisseur

    194
    149
    43
    My BEST finds have been around sycamores, next would be cedars, then ash. I find that sycamores in my area are great producers. With wild black cherry trees for half free & blacks. I can say that my most abundant finds are in low lying areas that drain very well. I live in an area that has lots of low water crossings. I drive through 5 just to get home. Lots of sycamores near the creeks & lots of cedars in the very rocky areas.
     
  17. plump peasant

    plump peasant Young Morel

    2
    1
    3
    We watch what's happening in Missouri and then start getting excited for our season in Illinois!
     
    Stone county Missouri likes this.
  18. jmerx

    jmerx Morel Connoisseur

    573
    74
    28
    Jean I hunt them type of areas and it' tiff. I' not up on all my trees and for some reason motels r tuff for me to find spots. I can all other mushrooms but the morel is a tough one for me. Last year I found enough I was able to get good looks at trees to see where they were growing I believe one tree was an oak of some sort really not sure of the other trees I find them on top of the hills and the bottom of the Hills there's a tree that has a light colored bark that looks like little squares not sure what that tree is but if you walk up to 1 it's almost guarantee that there's at least one morel.
     
  19. jmerx

    jmerx Morel Connoisseur

    573
    74
    28
    Sorry about the grammar I was talk texting.
     
  20. jean marie

    jean marie Morel Connoisseur

    194
    149
    43
    Sycamores are very easy to identify. (Google for picture). Ash I identify by the greenish moss or algae that appears on the bark. Google the bark of an ash tree and you will get a better idea of what I am referring to.