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Debating if i should even bother checking my spot i mentioned earlier. I checked today and nada. This is always a late spot but i just cant believe that not 1 morel has popped in this area. I usually find 50+ in a 100 yard radius but so far nothing. I check every couple days when i am out turkey hunting. I know no one goes in there as its posted and a pretty long walk up and down some pretty steep terrain and i have seen no signs of anyone in there for example no left over stems and no foot prints other than mine. I guess i am the only one stupid enough to trek to that spot lol. Its brutal. Lots of young/old slippery elms and plenty of black cherry trees. Usually my money hole.
 

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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. View attachment 19888
That kids Dad knew what he was talking about!

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?
I hunt a lot on my fish & game club. The only thing that gripes me are the folks who ride ATV's to wherever they want to go while I have to walk! My furthest hikes are maybe a half mile in and a half mile out. Still, I'm 66 and my knees are shot from too much football, basketball, and baseball in my youth.

Pan, it all looks to old IMOA. Happy Hunting!
Yep! The color is washed out. If those were prime, they'd be bright orange on top and brilliant white underneath. The color confused me when I first looked at your pics. I thought that they looked "chickeny", but the color wasn't quite right!
 

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Well...I passed on going Turkey hunting this morning and slept in a little but still got up to go to my late black spot....I had been there 9 days to this day and there were about 10 at the time approximately 1" tall.....I got there and took a look around and they were everywhere....didn't expect that many as it's been a strange year but ended up picking 100....also stopped at another spot and just picked some yellows I left to grow...I still think there's time to find more big flushes....enjoy the picks....good luck all!
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That kids Dad knew what he was talking about!



I hunt a lot on my fish & game club. The only thing that gripes me are the folks who ride ATV's to wherever they want to go while I have to walk! My furthest hikes are maybe a half mile in and a half mile out. Still, I'm 66 and my knees are shot from too much football, basketball, and baseball in my youth.



Yep! The color is washed out. If those were prime, they'd be bright orange on top and brilliant white underneath. The color confused me when I first looked at your pics. I thought that they looked "chickeny", but the color wasn't quite right!
Yea they are yellow on bottom
 

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Well...I passed on going Turkey hunting this morning and slept in a little but still got up to go to my late black spot....I had been there 9 days to this day and there were about 10 at the time approximately 1" tall.....I got there and took a look around and they were everywhere....didn't expect that many as it's been a strange year but ended up picking 100....also stopped at another spot and just picked some yellows I left to grow...I still think there's time to find more big flushes....enjoy the picks....good luck all! View attachment 20060 View attachment 20062 View attachment 20064 View attachment 20066 View attachment 20068 View attachment 20078 View attachment 20070 View attachment 20072 View attachment 20074 View attachment 20076
Never found a black in my life amazing hull. I'm from Lawrence county I've never seen one. How do you hunt different for them than yellows?
 

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Chickens, pheasant back, and venison for breakfast.mmmmm. found six more fatties today. Usual trees Nada, but finding one or two at new trees in sort of same area as normal. Trees that never produced. Hope weather gives me some more time and flushes.The mushroom of 1000 trees! Is witch hazel aanother indicator?
 

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Debating if i should even bother checking my spot i mentioned earlier. I checked today and nada. This is always a late spot but i just cant believe that not 1 morel has popped in this area. I usually find 50+ in a 100 yard radius but so far nothing. I check every couple days when i am out turkey hunting. I know no one goes in there as its posted and a pretty long walk up and down some pretty steep terrain and i have seen no signs of anyone in there for example no left over stems and no foot prints other than mine. I guess i am the only one stupid enough to trek to that spot lol. Its brutal. Lots of young/old slippery elms and plenty of black cherry trees. Usually my money hole.
pchunter, its the same in 2 of my more consistant areas. I hope this week something will be there. They had some the week after Mothers day last year, but most of my spots were ahead of last year. I have really had plenty this year because I don't store morels or sell them. I just give my extra to those who can't hunt. I store some of the other mushrooms to get me through the winter. (Like trumpets and oysters).
Well...I passed on going Turkey hunting this morning and slept in a little but still got up to go to my late black spot....I had been there 9 days to this day and there were about 10 at the time approximately 1" tall.....I got there and took a look around and they were everywhere....didn't expect that many as it's been a strange year but ended up picking 100....also stopped at another spot and just picked some yellows I left to grow...I still think there's time to find more big flushes....enjoy the picks....good luck all! View attachment 20060 View attachment 20062 View attachment 20064 View attachment 20066 View attachment 20068 View attachment 20078 View attachment 20070 View attachment 20072 View attachment 20074 View attachment 20076
wildshroomer, you give me hope yet. Aren't you in Northumberland co? I am next door in Snyder co.
 

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Never found a black in my life amazing hull. I'm from Lawrence county I've never seen one. How do you hunt different for them than yellows?
I really don't do anything different....I just kup look at my target trees....most of my blacks are found around popular although I've found flushes under apple
 

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Chickens, pheasant back, and venison for breakfast.mmmmm. found six more fatties today. Usual trees Nada, but finding one or two at new trees in sort of same area as normal. Trees that never produced. Hope weather gives me some more time and flushes.The mushroom of 1000 trees! Is witch hazel aanother indicator?
Blue....that's exactly the same type of season I've been having....go to my usual spots and nothing but been finding them at new trees in my area that never had them before....just hoping next year it will spread and produce double
 

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Yea they are yellow on bottom
Interesting. From the look of them I thought they might be Laetiporus cincinnatus, which are white on the underside. But if they are yellow on the bottom they could be L. sulfureus. Both are species of chickens and both are edible. Check back there toward Fall, there might be another flush. If you find more, use your fingers. Feel toward the outer edge, they should feel soft, they should have some "give" to them.

But yes, the color is too washed out on that one. I spotted one of my best chicken logs from 150 yards away! I got up on a high spot overlooking a creek bottom, and there they were! Here's a pic and you will see the color.

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