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Discussion in 'Indiana' started by br5, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. indy_nebo

    indy_nebo Morel Connoisseur

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    I agree with elm girl on the first pic, def looks like honeysuckle. The other pics look too big, I think possibly black locust (good call Ja) or maybe even sassafras. A good idea would be to strip just the tiniest little bit, maybe a 4 inch strip, from the top bark so you can see the color underneath. That will tell you loads more info about a tree. Sassafras will score a vivid rusty red underneath, as will osage, but the contrast wont be as heavy on osage. Honeysuckle bark will be stringy and show a layer of green between the outer bark and the pulp.

    Man, the things we do to occupy mental space before gametime...
     
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  2. indy_nebo

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    Oh and check for thorns. Black locust for sure if thorns are present...
     
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  3. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    oh..dang...has that old eatery taken the secret to the grave with it..?
    How can something that GOOD and ESTABLISHED be left to disappear
     
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  4. sb

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    leo6960 -- One more hint. "Freeze" when you find a Morel. Look around, closer, farther, left, right . . . re-find your Morel, after looking away a few times, get your eyeballs closer to the ground and scan from that oblique angle close to the ground.

    Yesterday I didn't expect to find any black morels and when I sighted the first I had to stop myself from gleefully rushing up to get it -- like it was going to escape, ha!

    I slowly looked around and counted 6-7 more, before finally moving to cut the first one. The 6 or so little ones that I found and covered with leaves, I found by looking from a vantage point of my eyes about 20" from the ground. From that perspective, the 3/4 inch little ones still stood out.

    These techniques will help make you a better hunter.
     
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  5. hag7899

    hag7899 Morel Enthusiast

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    I think your right, I was out by lake monroe & didn't see anything. mayapples are up & some wild flowers but not much else
     
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  6. wade

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    if Yall remember last Monday Robinbluebird and Me..driving southeast on I-74 ..with no redbuds blooming for the whole 100 mile trip..until we got to Cincinnati we. began to see redbuds Everywhere beginning to bloom ..
    but now 8 days later we are Rollin down
    I-74 again and still not seeing much change..but we are seeing redbuds along the way today..but just barely blooming
     
  7. br5

    br5 Morel Connoisseur

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    They got the morel jitters.
     
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    br5 Morel Connoisseur

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    Wade you get to go out tomorrow, correct?
     
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  10. mmh

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    Making last seasons Morels last till the start of the new season? You sir posses a lot more self discipline than I
     
  11. mmh

    mmh Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Stat park campgrounds closed but parks are still open.
     
  12. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    yep tomorrow afternoon
     
  13. rockytop69

    rockytop69 Morel Connoisseur

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    Good luck wade let us know
     
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  14. rockytop69

    rockytop69 Morel Connoisseur

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    All for that soul map of Kokomo got a new shroom bag to break in lol (hope anyways)
     
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  15. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    yep..im Exspecting slim pickns ..
    still; its just time to be in the woods.
    " I Won't Know if I Don't Go "
    i will be Enjoying
     
  16. rockytop69

    rockytop69 Morel Connoisseur

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    Enjoy we all need time in the woods now and days
     
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  17. br5

    br5 Morel Connoisseur

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    Check out mayapples this evening. I saw a farmer planting corn on my way home from work. Small greys could start coming up by Saturday at this point. 20200406_183339.jpg
     
  18. shroomsearcher

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    Wow! Your woods are a lot more green than ours are! And I do exactly what you do. When I spot a morel, I SLOW WAY DOWN! I freeze in place and scan, looking for others. Once I think I have all morels in the vicinity spotted, I'll move forward and begin to gather.
     
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  19. elmgirl

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    My brother in law who calls himself the mushroom hunter of all time argued with me about these 4 hours I told him I always find them under honey suckle but he said no such thing however it's under the honey suckle It seems they are plentiful but never really get that big, how bout the ones you find?
     
  20. elmgirl

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    Thx.
    I imagine we live real close to one another lol
    And I found so many peckerheads last year I eventually left em
    There are tons of them in Michigan