!2018 Southern Michigan Report Here

Discussion in 'Michigan' started by noskydaddy, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Yes, absolutely...

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  2. No, I'm worried as always...

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  3. Maybe. Let the mushrooms gods be merciful!

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  1. noskydaddy

    noskydaddy Morel Connoisseur

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    Happy new year fellow hunters. Who's ready to do some hunting?
    I thought I would create a fresh 2018 thread for us again.

    If you can be so kind as to post your outings, findings, or other fungi related information here for Southern Michigan, that would be helpful for all of us.

    I hope my fellow "Michiganders" are doing well.
    And best of luck this season!

    P.S. - New mushie hunters: don't be afraid to ask questions as many of us are eager to help. Myself included. :D:D:D
     
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  2. jack

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    Can't verify this, but it appears Georgia's starting off the Season again ! Screen Shot 2018-02-24 at 6.49.11 AM.png
     
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  3. noskydaddy

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    Yes, Jack. I'm pretty sure Alabama and Georgia have been confirmed. Very cool!
     
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  4. outlawditchrunner

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    Sweet. Love seeing those first find picks to confirm the dreams I've been having.
     
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  5. jack

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    I used to go down to southern Ten. , northern Alabama and was finding Whites by the first of April. Never did find any blacks though.
     
  6. bung23

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    I think we’ll have another banner year like we did a couple years ago (2015?). I remember reading that morels have greater numbers after exceptionally cold winters. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but my best year, numbers-wise, was after a frigid winter. We had a solid month of extremely cold temps this winter, so here’s to hoping!
    Regardless, there will be tons of morels for everyone. People on here years ago used to complain about posting specific locations where morels have been found- saying that all the morels will be picked. I laughed.
    Morel hunting has exploded in SE Mich in the past decade so all the easy roadside spots will certainly be scoured. Just gotta go deeper into the woods after the first week or so of the season. I used to be able to kill it just by hitting spots that I saw from the road. No longer. Maybe a spot or two, but everybody sees those spots and hits em. Easy hunting is usually over after a week around Oakland county.
    Good luck all.....
     
  7. mmh

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    Looking forward to the upcoming season yet the Nighttime Morel dreams have not started yet. Hope everyone has a great season
     
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  9. morelas must-shroom

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    Jack, what part of Tennessee did you hunt. I have been thinking about trying an area a little northwest of Chattanooga sometime, but the elevation is pretty high. Monteagle pass area. If you know an area at lower elevation I'd appreciate any info. Thanks in advance.
     
  10. jack

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    Ardmore, the main street there divides the town. Half is in Tenn. and the other half is in Alabama, right off I 65.
     
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  11. T-rev Bronk

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    Last year 2017, the thaw point was exactly the same as this year, Feb 25th. Although that is true, temps exceeded 70 degrees the week of march 19. Temps STAYED at 58 degrees the rest of march going into April, where temps took off to 65, and then 80 degrees. To say there was an early Morel season would be a understatement. It was a blazing hot spring , but very little precipitation. For me at least, it was hard to find clusters of blond Morels. This year 2018 I think it will be the opposite. It will be a very good season because of the early thaw and late hot weather. As long as tempts exceed 50 degrees at night by April 25th, I think this will ring true. I believe it is better to have later hot weather, as long as the thaw point remains the same. Thank you.
     
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  12. mmh

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    The frequency of Morel dreams is increasing.
     
  13. celticcurl

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    I'm checking in to see if any of yoose guys are still alive. I hope you haven't all frozen to death!

    It's so cold my robins have been committing suicide!
     
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  14. Hunting4morels

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    Should I be out there looking right now or is it too cold?
     
  15. celticcurl

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    I'd say it's too cold. Who knows... there could be a few blacks popping but I don't want to risk stepping on them while they are still hiding under the debris.

    I'm not even going to bother until after the first of May.... I'm headed south to visit friends and family for awhile. Hopefully I'll find some to cook for them while I'm down there.
     
  16. nutsak

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    What's up dudes.

    Just wanted to drop a line letting you know that Kentucky is running 2-3 weeks behind this year.

    We may start spotting blacks and greys this weekend but the chances are we won't have and big hauls until the last couple days of April.

    Take you time scouting the year the season is delayed for sure.

    Best of luck to you all this year.
    Hope this bit of info helps you guys out.
     
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  17. Gail Fay

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  18. Gail Fay

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    I appreciate this site. Thank you.
     
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  19. nutsak

    nutsak Morel Connoisseur Sponsor

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    Confirmed the season is delayed.

    Just started finding over the weekend in Kentucky.
     
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  20. Cody Ward

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    since the season is delayed almost 3 weeks down here in Ohio, would you guys suppose May 10 - 11th would be a good time to take vacation to go up near Cadillac, MI? (Mesick, MI to be exact) for Morels?
    THANKS everyone!