2019 Merkel Season

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

  1. tech_540

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    Have lots more cool pics
     
  2. HawkeyeMerkels

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  3. mmh

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    Hawkeyes Post is spot on, not worth the chance., never know what is in flood water.
     
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  4. barndog

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    Started finding some nice ones this morning and got rained out. Hopefully the rain just makes more.
     
  5. Merkelpicker

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    Yeah hopefully tomorrow and Sunday
     
  7. barndog

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    In the morning I going to look on some land never been hunted before. Need to find some new patches.
     
  8. barndog

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    Went on some new land today. It was mostly white oak and beech trees. Found a few nice ones but no real patches.
     

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  9. Merkelpicker

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  10. Merkelpicker

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    Finally found enough to have with breakfast found most big ones in an elm tree grove up on the mountain
     
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  11. barndog

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    I want to get enough to make pizza
     
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  12. Morelofthestory402

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    What state is this post related to?
     
  13. barndog

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    I am out in Giles this morning and they are really poppin!
     

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  14. barndog

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    I got tired of scouting and went to a known good spot this morning. POW! They were up everywhere. Walked about a half mile. 2lb 6 oz. Will post some more pics when I clean them up.
     

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    Got em cleaned up and ready to make some pizza.
     

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  16. HawkeyeMerkels

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    I Liiike it!!! Nice mixed mess Ya got Yourself there. Enjoy the Pizza!:)
     
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  17. ianyhendersonIII

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    Hey guys, just signed up - Im an avid hunter/fisherman/cook in college at UVA and just got into foraging... something I don't know a ton about. Really grateful to be around some people with a lot more knowledge than me. Is it late in the season for albemarle/nelson counties? If not, would it be better to search up in the mountains (where i do most of my brook trout fishing) or stay at lower altitudes? Any information would be appreciated! Obviously understand the secrecy aspect of morel hunting... just looking for a little advice specific to VA
     
  18. barndog

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    I think they are out most places in VA now. The most important thing is to get out in the woods and walk. Cover some ground.
     
  19. Merkelpicker

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    They could be low or high, around poplars,elms and old orchards. Really just getting good now
     
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  20. Merkelpicker

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    Most of my finds are on north east facing slopes but that’s not set in stone they can be anywhere or no where. Just have to look