2019 Merkel Season

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

  1. rick morgan

    rick morgan Morel Enthusiast

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    Will they tolerate/grow in a flood zone? Found an area along the Potomac full of elm/sycamores/poplar but it floods a few times a year.
     
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  2. HawkeyeMerkels

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    Welcome Tech540! Hope Ya pick lots! HappyHunts this season!
     
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  3. HawkeyeMerkels

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    Those look great, Nice job! Thanks for sharing, Man!:)
     
  4. HawkeyeMerkels

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    Hey Rick. Some say they will not appear for couple years after flooding. Others have picked in floodzones during and the year after said flood. While flooding is a disturbance and does knock down many trees. The main concern however, is contaimnants. Floodwaters are Nasty stuff. You dont wanna go eating mushrooms exposed to floodwaters & risk illness. Most of the time it takes 100 days for the soil in floodzones to reach pre-flooded bacterial levels. I would recommend exercising some caution, but if certain areas of this new found spot are higher elevation or just outside waters reach, go ahead & hunt.
     
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  5. S&W

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    Hey everybody,congrats on the finds,finding a few,12 since Friday the 12th,near poplars mostly,hunting in the tidewater area.Good luck!
     
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  6. mark

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    Got out yesterday for a couple hours. Found 1 small back that appears to be about a day old. Still seems a bit early here in Northern Virginia from what I've seen in the woods. The one I found was at the base of a large old Popular Tree and amongst a couple Beech trees.
     
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  7. kevin t

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    Buckingham County around one poplar
     

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  8. barndog

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    Way to go kevin.

    Looks like another cold night here in Giles. Only found a handful today. I could tell some other hunters had been out. You could see the stubs left behind.
     
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  9. briggs

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    So I'm pretty new to hunting, going on 4th year now. I've looked at this forum a lot to find out when they're out and about and learned a lot of little tips. I was hooked after finding 13 my second year and then only a handful last year.... my luck has changed!!! Found over 100 in Montgomery County
     

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  10. HawkeyeMerkels

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    Heeeeyyy!!!! Alrite!!! Thatta Waay!!! Keep it up!!:D
     
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  11. barndog

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    Way to Briggs. I will have to go with you.
     
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  12. briggs

    briggs Young Morel

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    Sounds good to me! I'll be out of town this weekend but I'm free most evenings after 4
     
  13. Randee

    Randee Morel Enthusiast

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    Today in Bedford, County Virginia
     

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  14. josh

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    Finding some decent grays in Mont. Co. I found the first one 4/10..the earliest I've ever found one. Have seen more come up each day since. Even after a low of 31 at my house last night, the ones already up didn't seem to mind the cold. I think things are shaping up for a good season, I'm going to be hitting it hard the next couple weeks!
     
  15. barndog

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    That looks awesome Randee. Next time put a dollar bill, lighter or drink can in for scale. Nice find. How many were around it?
     
  16. Randee

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    [QUOTE="barndog, post: 777984]That looks awesome Randee. Next time put a dollar bill, lighter or drink can in for scale. [/QUOTE]
     

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  17. Kbshroom

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    Nice haul Briggs! Always nice to get into em like that. Keep on pickin
     
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  18. barndog

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    Why to go Randee! That's a killer shroom. Those should be easy to find.
     
  19. tech_540

    tech_540 Morel Enthusiast

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    Good day in Giles. They’re popping!!
     

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