2019 MD. MOREL SEASON

Discussion in 'Maryland' started by redfred, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. redfred

    redfred Morel Connoisseur

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    It’s time to do this again
     
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  2. Follysbetterhalf

    Follysbetterhalf Young Morel

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    Nee to maryland hunting! What am i looking for that says the morels are popping.
     
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  3. Follysbetterhalf

    Follysbetterhalf Young Morel

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    Nee to maryland hunting! What am i looking for that says the morels are popping.
     
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  4. clutch2412

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    Up here in Ct.....my biggest indicator is the lilac bloom. Not foolproof mind you. Mother Nature does what she wants but when I see any lilacs blooming. I am in the woods! Good luck. I'm sure people here will let you know when it's time.
     
  5. Bigfoot-n-Morels

    Bigfoot-n-Morels Young Morel

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    .. first of all the daily/nightly temperatures (and more importantly the soil temps) but when that’s finally there check on the foilage where you’re pickin.. definitely dandelions are a great indicator of when the first shrooms will start popping, but for us in PA, when you see the dogwoods start blooming with white flowers start searching!! They’ll be few and far between because it’ll be early, but it’s the perfect time to scout n to get to know ur area n find what trees they grow around..
     
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  6. Bigfoot-n-Morels

    Bigfoot-n-Morels Young Morel

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    In “our” area up here look for old rail beds, creek bottoms, n sycamores (along with the other staple tree’s to look for) n you’ll find that the shrooms should be near... another good tree to look for in this region is a blue beech (or musclewood).. it’s a smaller tree that usually doesn’t get much taller that 20ft, but it’s been my experience that when I find them I find morels..
     
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  7. redfred

    redfred Morel Connoisseur

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    I had to go back and check,I think you are on the eastern shore and just moved there end of April last year.. I think you got some good advice already I would add redbuds blooming to the list too. I’m guessing you have hunted morels before just not here and have found a few spots to check by now and it’s more a timing issue but feel free to ask any questions. I think you will find people on here helpful. I do..
     
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  8. silky

    silky Young Morel

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    hello friends :) new to the site and new to morel hunting in general! i really have only found chanterelles and many sorts of edible corals in my area (Montgomery county MD)

    without giving up any spots of your own, any advice on this part of MD?
     
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  9. redfred

    redfred Morel Connoisseur

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    Welcome silky, if you found chanterelles then you are a shroom hunter ...sorry you’re cursed...Morels like to hide more but they are around .. Stay away from the oaks you may have found those chants around and look for poplar, sycamore,ash,and elm trees if you can find them. The poplar and sycamore will be easier to find and will produce... I hate to say this but I would be careful where you hunt, you live in a place were the parks change jurisdiction real fast from fed.to state to county to city.. know the rules or be real discreet... wink ..... I’m sure you will get more and better advice here but keep us posted we all want to learn...
     
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