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Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Mar 17, 2019.
Thank you I've always lurked here just joined recently. You've been a treasure trove of knowledge through the years thanks.
I don't know if "typically" is the word to use, but it can happen. I would say to go back and recheck even if the shrooms you found weren't morels! I found a nice flush of morels under an elm where I had previously found a big flush of mica caps. The mica caps died back, and the morels came on.
There can be multiple mycelia in one area, or a singular mycelium responding to different stimuli.
I don't know about tomorrow, but keep looking! My last hunt was a total bust, but I'm not giving up. We are cooling down again, so the soil temps will drop. So, they have a chance to warm up again, and hopefully, prompt another flush.
We'll see what happens.
Those laurel ridge morels look pretty primo
If they look like that I would keep looking. Couldn't make it out today, but Im stuck for tomorrow. Fishing or morel hunting? The sulphur flies are showing up!
There's a funny story behind this find earlier in the week. I'm walking with my girlfriend at a local park looking in the woods the whole time. (I'm not supposed to be mushroom hunting now lol) I see this patch off the road, without thinking I dive into some thorns .I turn around with 4 morels in my hand when the parents of the local little league team are all looking at me like I'm crazy. I just keep picking because easy finds are few and far between. I hear a kid ask his dad what's that man doing his dad's responds he's picking gold. I laughed with my girlfriend the whole walk back while using her shirt as a makeshift basket. Just thought I'd share this because it's funny.
Pan, I hope she had a bra on!! LOL
Lol she had a under shirt
I’m curious how far everyone has to commute (by foot) to get to their favorite morel patches? My knee is currently giving me trouble so I can’t journey very far to find new ground. Me thinks a beginner like myself should be able to put in a few miles to have much success. Thoughts?
Hustler, My best mushrooms spots (ALL MUSHROOMS) my walks are on average 6 to 12 feet from any and ALL roadways (DEAD SERIOUS).. Happy Hunting!
I second that.
It is usually a must, unless you get lucky, in which case, you may not be the only one that looks there. Don't pass it up, though. I just beat my body up, again, for a chance at a yellow or two. Half a dozen bigfoots made it worth it. Biggest one is 8"x 3 and 4 oz Good find, for me, keeps me in the game. Pics l8r. Good luck. Don't get lost!
Hobler, good to hear from ya. How is your season going? Was heading to NY on Saturday morning, but I'm out of gas. Hope you folks have a good season. Happy Hunting!
It greened up pretty fast this year. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. I checked a lot of elms this year more than i want to admit lol. I think i do more scouting for potential morel spots than i do deer scouting lol. Happy hunting
trahn, that song brings back memories all good!
whoops. Anyway I know I do more scouting for morels than deer and turkey combined. Financially, it is not a sound plan
I found this single morel in front of this dead pine. I have heard of some finding morels associated with pine but I am not sure if this one was. It was only about 5ft from the pine, but there was a dead elm about 20ft away and I know elm roots will extend much farther than that.
After getting skunked on 3 occasions I was starting to suspect I was pretty lucky to have found 6 biggies on my second day out. They were delicious! It’s hard to take it easy when there might be another beauty around the next tree! Hopefully my knee will allow to venture farther in a couple days and that maybe we can expect a little longer season with the weather we’ll be having. Rest well and good luck Bluefoot!
Must be nice! I need to devote some time to finding spots like that. And I just thought of a few quiet roads I can drive and scout out. Thanks for the inspiration.