2018 Tennessee finds

Discussion in 'Tennessee' started by sustainable forager, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Morel 2 the story

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    20180401_193000.jpg Found these Easter Sunday. Just had time to post. Mixed bag. Northwest TN. Weakley County.
     
  2. DoodleDynamite

    DoodleDynamite Morel Enthusiast

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    I always hunt hilltops that are abundant wish Ash trees. Ash trees in my opinion are the most productive morel producers here in my neck of the woods but that can vary dependant on location and what type of trees that are most abundant in your area. I find morels in the month of May when most people have given up. Search hilltops first and then down in the hollers at the end of the season.
     
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  3. John1965

    John1965 Morel Enthusiast

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    Small haul in about a half an hour, the bad thing is I scouted and area earlier for 4 hours and nothing...7 miles of fresh air and exercise. About 10 lbs of pheasants backs, donated to a happy family.:) KIMG0894.jpg
     

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  4. John1965

    John1965 Morel Enthusiast

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    Very nice harvest!
     
  5. TFTN

    TFTN Young Morel

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    Greetings, new to the forum. I live up on coconut ridge in Dekalb and haven't seen anything up there so far. Are you close to me?
     
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  6. bev

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    nice mess
     
  7. DoodleDynamite

    DoodleDynamite Morel Enthusiast

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    IMG_20180406_133330753.jpg IMG_20180406_133203329.jpg IMG_20180406_125057073_HDR.jpg Found this big yellow by a small dying elm about a hundred yards from my house in Sumner county!
     

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  8. WillyFindEm

    WillyFindEm Morel Enthusiast

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    Hey TFTN, yeah I’m real close to you. Haven’t hunted out on coconut ridge for morels but I’m out that way working quite often. Lots of rattlers out there. Have you found any morels in our county in the past? I’m sure they can be found on the hillsides but I haven’t had any luck that way yet.
     
  9. TFTN

    TFTN Young Morel

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    I just moved here last July. I've found exactly one morel this year up here and my friend found two others. That was last Sat. We hunt all over. I have a boat so we go to the likely places around the lake.
    You're absolutely right about the Rattlers. In all my years as an avid outdoorsman and fly fishing guide I've only had a few encounters in TN with venomous snakes. Then I moved here and they are everywhere. Copperheads mostly but I did see 5 rattlers last summer. One was a monster. I'm just about to get my brave back in the woods as I haven't seen a venomous one yet this year... It's early though. I don't think I would feel comfortable in these woods in the summer months. And I actually like all snakes and have never really been afraid. This place,, not so much. I'll be out tomorrow in the snow if the weatherman is right. LOL. Be happy to do some hunting with you if you're ever up here.
     
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  10. John1965

    John1965 Morel Enthusiast

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  11. Andrew

    Andrew Morel Enthusiast

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    79716874-6AC3-4C58-B0F8-36A05161801F.jpeg Found a couple today in wilson co. after turkey hunting, this next week and weekend it’ll be on. Anyone know how LBL is looking thinking about making a trip
     
  12. keithpowers1977

    keithpowers1977 Young Morel

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    I'm an Illinois native who moved just under 11 years ago. Just do it! You won't regret it.
     
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  13. DoodleDynamite

    DoodleDynamite Morel Enthusiast

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    I have lived and hunted in Tennessee my whole life and I can tell ya Morels are plentiful here!
     
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  14. elmgirl

    elmgirl Morel Connoisseur

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    Im heading home to indiana gonna be spending the night at tan bark ? Campground i guess. Would really like to find some morels any suggestions on state land near there?
     
  15. deleted

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    Hay girl... how about Land between the lakes National Recreational Area just north west of you.
    its only 170,000 acres.
     
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  16. John1965

    John1965 Morel Enthusiast

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    Five miles and oysters and morels and a antler shed. The 6 farthest are reactionary mushrooms and got stuck out in the sun and cold, should've got to them quicker :-( good day though
     

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  17. TFTN

    TFTN Young Morel

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    Finally dropped down to some lower altitude and scored several today. Rutherford county.
     

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  18. Tin man

    Tin man Young Morel

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    I just moved to South Carolina and we don't get Morels here:-( I'm from Michigan and picked them my whole life. Just wondering if North Carolina get them if not I'll have to make a trip to Tennessee if so it will be at kings port Tennessee do you know anywhere around Kingsport to go hunting
     
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    John1965 Morel Enthusiast

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  20. Jesco11

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    Got about 30 in Williamson Co yesterday. Mostly blacks with a few greys and one yellow. Going back out in a few days...
     
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