2020 BADGER STATE Morel Season

Discussion in 'Wisconsin' started by Old Elm, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Myrtie F

    Myrtie F Morel Enthusiast

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    I honestly cant tell if they are elm either. I think this area is so heavily populated with poplar, that's what it is. They look so similar when dead. I havent tried permethrin, but I'm going to. 3 more ticks this afternoon! And no mushrooms. Ground seems nice and warm. 20200521_174147.jpg
     
  2. Inthewild

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    I had the pleasure of searching for the elusive Morel with fellow member John Zuleger, even though I pulled up and asked him quite frankly; Are you Nutz? This morel hunter traveled hours outta his region and searched high and low for these mushrooms. He brought me places closer to my home than His. Found Ramp fields LOADED with Red Ramps. I might need to go back and start dehydrating some. Or Pickling like he suggested. We had a Great time sharing knowledge and experiences. Hats off to you John. Until we do it again, best wishes.

    @John Zuleger
     

  3. gold diggers

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    Welcome to the Forum, Myrtie. I agree and recommend using Permethrin to repel ticks. Spray it on the cuffs of your jeans and jacket and be careful not to get any on your skin. That fawn you came across is one of the many rewards of spending time in the woods. You won't forget that anytime soon. Sightings like that help me get over the days when there are no morels.
     
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  4. Myrtie F

    Myrtie F Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the welcome! I really enjoy hearing about and seeing all the finds of others.
     
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  5. KeatonL

    KeatonL Morel Enthusiast

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    How much longer do you guys and gals think these beautiful mushrooms will be out and about?! Or did this season begin and end the same week?
     
  6. freeflow581

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    Hello Myrtie, they look like elms to me, but IMO, way to dead and dried out. I skip those bare skeleton trees, very low probability of significant yield. I prefer to find dying trees where the bark is still in tact on the trunk, but the upper branches are debarking and look slightly white. This for me has been the highest probability of better yields. And I do not spend a lot of time scouring at each tree. I would rather check 50 trees for 2 minutes instead of 10 trees for 10 minutes. I guess I have mother load fever. LOL
     
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  7. Myrtie F

    Myrtie F Morel Enthusiast

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    Well this is an extreme sport. As in extremely random! Found these in the raspberry patch behind my house. 20200522_104936.jpg 20200522_104931.jpg 20200522_104951.jpg
     
  8. guff76

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    @Inthewild you're slacking this year, someone else found one of those brown with white spots critters. What's going on? Are you forgetting your lucky morel club this year?...
     
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  9. Myrtie F

    Myrtie F Morel Enthusiast

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    I have yet to find my first cluster of more than 3. I can't wait! The obsession is real.
     
  10. KeatonL

    KeatonL Morel Enthusiast

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    We have been obsessed our first year too. Taking a little break now but wanting to get back out
     
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  11. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    @guff76 Ya hardly any Morels and only one fawn able to walk with mom. Maybe I need @clutch2412 for a Fawn dance to. He blessed me with the rain.
     
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  12. Godspeed You! Black Morel

    Godspeed You! Black Morel Morel Enthusiast

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    Found a couple of certified chodes. Still waiting on some meal-worthy beef boys. IMG_20200522_155955.jpg
     

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  13. John Zuleger

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    I DID IT!!! I stopped for the elusive interstate elms that screams check here.... Nothing, cross that off the list
     
  14. guff76

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    Lol might be worth a try then or for a morel dance...
     
  15. Morels4all

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    Hate going to a good late season spot and being too late... saw a bunch of stumps and dried morels. Only these were worth bringing home, next year!
     

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  16. twisted minds

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    20200522_160931.jpg Found a gorgeous block of golden oysters. 20200522_164325.jpg A few more morels to go with them. 20200522_075301.jpg And what I'm certain will be the new Wisconsin record Boone and Crockett buck 2026.
     
  17. KeatonL

    KeatonL Morel Enthusiast

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    Oooh what a haul my friend. I can't wait to find my first oysters this year.
     
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  18. joebass

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    Anyone thinking of poaching our Morels. We have a new guard dog. You have been warned <>-- Bear 1.JPG
     
  19. Inthewild

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    Update from the woods: 5.21.20 South, southeast, southwest facing open woods. 55 degree ground temperature.
    5.21.20 1 Morel.jpg 5.21.20 Morel.jpg Update from the woods: 5.23.20. They are everywhere. Mostly still southern exposure. Found on hill sides and 15" ground cover. Ground Temp 56-58 degrees. Fresh, not buggy Oyster. Now my second bestest tasting mushroom. Morel Rating BR3. @br5

    Froze many for future consumption. Friends are well fed.

    Thanks for the dance again @clutch2412 .
     

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  20. clutch2412

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    Nice job Wild!! I did the dance behind locked doors. Ain't nobody need to see that!! I am very happy you are crackin' em over there. Sharing is essential when you find enough for yourself. Keep going...
     
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