!2020 Morel Season Begins...

Discussion in 'Michigan' started by noskydaddy, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Kbart

    Kbart Morel Connoisseur

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    Well, look on the bright side. There seems to be a lot more people in the woods this year that normally wouldn't be. If they are experienced shroomers, they may not come back to that spot next year due to the lack or bounty. If they are first timers, maybe they've decided it's too hard and won't go back out! I know we're supposed to be supportive of people getting out there but I'm selfish. I don't want people hunting in the honey holes I've found! Lol
     
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  2. bung23

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    I’m 99% sure that is indeed an oyster.....and yes, they’re delicious!
     

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    bung23 Morel Connoisseur

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    3E36DC3C-333F-4AAE-931E-119C8415EF8F.jpeg F8ED8E73-89E6-4B56-8B57-230CAEFD9E10.jpeg 8DA09AE5-05A1-4570-A6A8-9B54E17EF819.jpeg 70075629-82BE-4C8B-862D-FDB356B96F10.jpeg 93DDFAF2-35FD-4531-927D-FD24770EDA3C.jpeg A few from yesterday.....
     
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  4. CHILL

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    Thank you Wade! I will wait to see if
     
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  5. CHILL

    CHILL Morel Enthusiast

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    Sorry, posted too soon. Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it!
     
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  6. Kbart

    Kbart Morel Connoisseur

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    Geez, I thought you ate the mushroom and it wasn't an Oyster. I thought you croaked in mid sentence, Lol
     
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  7. CHILL

    CHILL Morel Enthusiast

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    Too funny! That was the first thought I had after I hit send.
     
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  8. Andrew34

    Andrew34 Morel Enthusiast

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    Well I looked for a few minutes in oscoda county yesterday but didn't see anything. I was beat and my heart wasn't in it. Went out today near Lansing and found one, don't know if it's a white or yellow. Still waiting for the whites to come up
     
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  9. Kbart

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    Found 3 today. 2 under one tree that I picked some from a week ago. Must have looked under 50 dead/dying elms today and that's what I got....
     
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  10. jms0001

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    I found 5 yesterday and 5 today in the pouring rain. Such a crazy season
     
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  11. Andrew34

    Andrew34 Morel Enthusiast

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    That's the most frustrating part. When hunting public I'm aware that someone may have beaten me to them, but I have 20 acres of private to hunt and it's very unlikely someone else grabbed them, so I've been searching under the same elms every three days now for a month and have found maybe half a pound.
     
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  12. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @Andrew34 ...
    That's all you can do Man
    Your doing the right thing
    Gather / Confirm ..information
    finding is just a small of it
    "Enjoy the Hunt"
    "Morels Will find You"
     
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  13. Andrew34

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    The worst part is that I found a little one as soon as I got to the first tree, so I had to go look around all the trees to make sure I wasn't missing any. I think I would have rather not found that one, I'd have been home in twenty minutes instead of two hours
     
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  14. noskydaddy

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    Found 36 yesterday. Had to sacrifice 6 back to the gods.

    Greuling hunt. Lots of elevation. "To be the G.O.A.T., you must act like a Moutain Goat."

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  15. noskydaddy

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    Here's how my last 6 hunts have been, to give an idea of the incosistency of the season.

    38, 1, 16, 0, 36, 2
     
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  16. Andrew34

    Andrew34 Morel Enthusiast

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    In which part of the state do you hunt? Finding whites yet?

    Edit: just saw your picture above with a few whites, correct?
     
  17. noskydaddy

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    Most of these have been up already since the frost. Crumbly and delicate.

    The lighter ones are the fresher few.
     
  18. jms0001

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    Decided to take an evening stroll. Went back to my best producing spot for this year and pulled some clean up duty. Ended up with 22 on the day. Some nice some not so nice, left 5 that were too far gone. Time to get back to work for a few days, looking forward to my trip north.
     

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  19. Morchella Maximus

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    If that's an oyster then those are what I'm looking for! I'd really love to find some morels but when I'm out I'm also looking for Oysters, Chickens, Pheasant backs, and ramps. Found a spot with millions of ramps. Did you break off a little piece and see if it smells like licorice?
     
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  20. elmgirl

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    Hey y'all hope everyone is doing good, havent had alot of time to be on the forum lately lots of family issues going on amongst all the craziness never seems to fail during mushroom season. I'm heading up to my home away from home leaving out Thursday after work have had some contact with some family and have an idea of where I may start but I do keep getting " LOTS OF PEOPLE OUT"
    Question tho anyone have any updates on any areas of the manistee? Or Roscommon
     
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