2019 MD. MOREL SEASON

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  1. Kbshroom

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    Nice! Great day in the outdoors there. Definitely looks like there den to me. Always enjoy seeing the pics thanks for sharing.
     
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  2. patapsco mike

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    Morels are done for me for the year. Might still be a few around but with the rain and warmth we've had my spots are too overgrown to find whatever might still be around. I did find this while walking though...
     

  3. Joshm22

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    Hello, I recently started taking a interest in morels. Today when I was out in the woods I found a patch of them and they are pretty big. I only picked one to see if it was hollow which it was. I left the rest out there for now to keep em fresh. How would I go about selling some of them, should I pick them now, or leave them growing til I find a buyer.
     
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  4. redfred

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    I love the slow pan to the snake....cornsnake ???? I wonder how many peoples season would be over if this was the first thing found????
     
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  5. redfred

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    They will keep better in a refrigerator....Yours,mine or somebody elses ...go get them...
     
  6. Shroomie Chaser

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    Agree, definitely pick them now. If the slugs don't get them, rot will. They will keep for a few days in the fridge in a slightly open plastic bag.
     
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  7. Joshm22

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    Ok Thankyou for your helps. Imma wait for this rain storm to stop and I’ll go snatch em
     
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  8. Joshm22

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    Picked for around a hour. My first morel hunt. Is this a good ammount for my first time.
     

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  9. pauliep

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    Looks like a copperhead to me.
    Reminds me of hunting in 2013 down here in Virginia. Season went really late that year, best year I've had. Was picking them all the way up to May 18th, when I almost stepped on a Timber Rattler about 2.5hrs from my car up on the mountain. Surely could have gotten another couple days picking in, but I'd had more than enough that year and hearing that rattle.....did..something to me.
     
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  10. pauliep

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    Not bad at all. Good thing you got them when you did, those are showing their age. Looks like they've already spored out.
     
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  11. Joshm22

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    Are they still good to eat
     
  12. Kbshroom

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    Nice haul! I would be happy with that any day. And yeah they are fine to eat. All the rain doesn't help them out when they are that size. Definitely good you got to them. Congrats and enjoy
     
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  13. Joshm22

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    Thanks:) I will
     
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  14. Joshm22

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    How should I store them, should i eat the right away. Should I clean them before storing?
     
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  15. patapsco mike

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    Thats a copperhead. A big one too.
     
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  16. redfred

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    My best advice would be this. Eat one ... maybe sauté in a little butter with some salt and pepper or find a good recipe of your own...I don’t think you will ever get rich selling morels but I’ve been wrong many times.. I do think if you do try one or share with friends or family you may find a passion that may enrich you in another way ... in other words welcome to my addiction..... I think I’m starting to sound like a drug dealer..... That’s right we don’t take checks..... good luck..
     
  17. Joshm22

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    Haha, thankyou
     
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  18. redfred

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    Never seen one that big .. I need to see the head .... In your spare time do ya think you could go back and get a photo .... I will take your word for it and I would never ask for GPS coordinates to anyone’s spot I may ask to avoid that spot...what a great guard...hum...
     
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  19. redfred

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    This is what I do split them in half from head to toe place them in a bowl sprinkle a little salt on top then fill the bowl with water. Let rest for 15 -20 min. Toss that rinse water outside then rinse 2or 3 times with water shake out all the water you can cover with a dry paper towel turn the bowl upside down to just dampen the towel then place in the fridge. You want no standing water in the bowl but keep the towel damp... depending on the age of the shroom to start at least 3days maybe 7...good luck..
     
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  20. Shroomie Chaser

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    I agree that they are showing their age. I would wash them thoroughly, removing any darkened areas and cook all of them now. You'll see that they shrink a whole lot when cooked. Once cooked, they'll last for a while in the fridge.
     
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