2020 Alabama Morel Season

Discussion in 'Alabama' started by newtimmy, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. judymoon

    judymoon Morel Connoisseur

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    I’m loving this rain right now, yes be patient need to cool down soil temps in 60 I think next week will be prime!
     
  2. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Sound'n Real Good down There..
    @judymoon ...and Everyone
     
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  3. stasiakj

    stasiakj Morel Connoisseur

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    Something is better than nothing. Appetizers for tonight!
     

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  4. Treesleeper

    Treesleeper Morel Enthusiast

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    IMG_20200321_162648103.jpg IMG_20200321_182037762.jpg I know it's not much, but it's my first morel. Thanks to judymoon and newtimmy for their advice.
    Found at the base of three large tulip poplar trees on a creek bank. Found in northeast Madison County.
     
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  5. stasiakj

    stasiakj Morel Connoisseur

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    Timmy, was this the rain we needed?
     
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  6. judymoon

    judymoon Morel Connoisseur

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    Found another 35 or so same early spot as my first find Ive been there 3x now since March 17th total of 100 now off to my regular spots this week! 9C92185D-6830-44F9-9BA2-8FF02F35EC9F.jpeg
     
  7. stasiakj

    stasiakj Morel Connoisseur

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    Nice find! I'm going to make my way north around Jasper tomorrow or Tuesday. Are you anywhere near that area?
     
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  8. Treesleeper

    Treesleeper Morel Enthusiast

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    Wow, very nice.
     
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  9. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    we've all had days when all we found was one...Keep Hunting !!
     
  10. newtimmy

    newtimmy Morel Connoisseur

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    Stasiak, Sunday rain was .35 for our area. Its suppose to rain alot Monday also. But to your point, if we are to get a good fruiting it will be anytime the next 5 days or its not happening this season. Big hunt Thursday with my dad and that will answer all my questions of the season having more legs or not. Nice hunting there judymoon
     
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  11. judymoon

    judymoon Morel Connoisseur

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    No bout 20 south of tn state line
     
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  12. judymoon

    judymoon Morel Connoisseur

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    My favorite way to eat morels! Tempura and whole! Lil champagne! Quick note- morels are very high in Vitamin D complex! A good fight against coronavirus! 487BA79C-9C63-47C7-A287-C8F3D359ECDE.jpeg
     
  13. AmateurShroomer

    AmateurShroomer Young Morel

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    They’re starting to come up in Madison county! Found 14 small morels this afternoon, left them to grow for a couple days
     
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  14. Treesleeper

    Treesleeper Morel Enthusiast

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    After finding my first morel ever 2 days ago I did much better today. Found about 20 small ones in northeast Madison Co. Left them to grow some.
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  15. judymoon

    judymoon Morel Connoisseur

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    Ok no longer lovin the rain we have flooding now! Went to creek in Madison al couldn’t even get to trail,, rolling water good news sunny next 2 days but highs in 80 going to affect soil temp then back to highs 60s los 40s next week! Only 2 at reg spot no signs of others it had flooded!
     
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  16. Treesleeper

    Treesleeper Morel Enthusiast

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    Last two days finds. Still a lot of small ones out there.
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  17. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This is gonna be interesting..
    please continue Reporting in asap
    Thank You @judymoon
     
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  18. newtimmy

    newtimmy Morel Connoisseur

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    Report from metro Bham... lot of hunting the last 5 days and only 6 fresh morels.. Looks like the season has all but wound down. Only real late areas may have a few down this ways. Its sounds like Cullman and points north are doing well and prob have 7-10 days left... Total for season was 59 morels or appx 2 lbs
     
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  19. newtimmy

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    For areas Ive hunted since 2014 in metro Bham; which would fit in a 5x8 mile area, I rate each year as follows on a scale from 0-10: 2014-9, 2015-10, 2016-1, 2017-3, 2018-4, 2019-5 and 2020-3
     
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  20. judymoon

    judymoon Morel Connoisseur

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    I feel ya last yr not good this yr early honey hole pop now nothing I’ll keep ya posted for up here!
     
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