2019 Merkel Season

Discussion in 'Virginia' started by barndog, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Hunt hard

    Hunt hard Morel Enthusiast

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    Covering alot of ground and alot of spots to find them
     
  2. Poetry

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    Nice, I'm probably going out today. Found one very small two days ago. Perhaps more have grown by now.
     

  3. Hunt hard

    Hunt hard Morel Enthusiast

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    What area are you from
     
  4. Poetry

    Poetry Morel Enthusiast

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    Franklin County
     
  5. kevin t

    kevin t Morel Enthusiast

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    You ever look around shadwell. I spent lunch wandering around a great looking spot there Monday but I found nothing
     
  6. HawkeyeMerkels

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    Nice finds Hunt Hard, sure look Good! Also congrats on Virginia's Big 4 win last night!
     
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  7. Hunt hard

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    Ok ladys and gentlemen there definitely starting to pop up good luck and hunt hard
     
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  9. Hunt hard

    Hunt hard Morel Enthusiast

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    Yes ive hunted shadwell area before pretty good in places really good over near monticllo carters mountain
     
  10. kevin t

    kevin t Morel Enthusiast

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    I was right there at the canoe launch. Heading to buckingham tomorrow and then Franklin for the weekend. Looks look time is right
     
  11. Hunt hard

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    Kevin are you working up this way or live near Charlottesville
     
  12. kevin t

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    I was working there. I lived there for a few years but now I’m living in Powhatan I didn’t know about morels when I lived there
     
  13. Cwanders

    Cwanders Morel Enthusiast

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    New to Va, new to mushroom hunting! I came in too late last year, but being on here gets me so excited! I have never tasted a Morel. Hoping to find something this year. If anyone is near the Augusta Co area and willing to have a partner, I would LOVE to learn the tricks. I will be going out just walking in the next day or so and probably this weekend.
     
  14. barndog

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    I hunted Merkels the day my Momma died
    Took up bag and stick then hit my stride
    To a deep dark holler I strolled without much sleep
    For mine had been a vigil set to keep
    Thru the night I held her hand
    Hoping to see God’s grand plan
    Before the dawn she slipped away
    The moon had set on her last day
    Now with my bag and stick I trudge on again
    Tired feet on springs new land
    No blacks or greys were there spied
    Looking thru my reddened eyes.
    I see the Blood Root flower born anew
    Reminded me of a life imbued
    With love, wisdom, kindness and grace
    Now in all flowers I see your face
     
  15. rick morgan

    rick morgan Morel Enthusiast

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    I'm new to this and thought I should be looking in the woods near tulip poplars but all these pics look like fields. Am I wasting my time in the woods?
     
  16. barndog

    barndog Morel Connoisseur

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    No. Not at all. In my area it seems to be a late season. Stick to the woods. I have found morels in all types of habitat including grass but most are found in the woods.

    Next week should see them out in bulk.