2020 SC Morel season

Discussion in 'South Carolina' started by Joel G_420, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Found the first two of the season.
     

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  2. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Took a 2 hour walk in the woods today and harvested 43 morels.
     

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  3. davyg

    davyg Morel Enthusiast

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    Way To Go Joel............ How about throwing this old dog a bone.... what part of the state are you looking in.. just a general idea
     
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  4. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Upstate Greenville, South Carolina.
     
  5. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Harvested another 45 morel mushrooms today.
     

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  6. Cedric Stephens

    Cedric Stephens Young Morel

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    Joel, my daughter and I would like to go out foraging for some morels. Can you give us some advice on areas to search. We are in the Spartanburg area.
     
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  7. TimG

    TimG Morel Enthusiast

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    They appear to be the commonly called Tulip Tree morel- Morchella diminutiva
     
  8. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    I generally focus on South facing slopes in a mixed hardwood forest/woods with elm trees, ash trees, and poplar trees. Once you find them pay attention to your ecosystem and you will discover more clues of what to look for when you are out hunting for morels. Happy hunting!
     
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  9. Cedric Stephens

    Cedric Stephens Young Morel

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    Thanks Joel, we’re going hunting this weekend. Hopefully we will find some.
     
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  10. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    hey !! those are some Beautys Joel
     
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  11. Zach

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    Found a bunch in one of my honey holes yesterday. Gonna go back out and check a few more this weekend.
     
  12. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Man those look Really Good
     
  13. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Decided to go check out one of my other spots today. I am thinking the next good rain, it will be on like Donkey Kong. I also found my first double stem morel today as well.
     

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  14. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Thank you so much Wade!
     
  15. Kevin Jordan

    Kevin Jordan Morel Enthusiast

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    This is my first season hunting Morels. I'm up in Oconee County. From everything I've read and looked at, my surrounding area seems like the perfect habitat for Morels. Several creeks, hills and valleys mixed in with some flat sorta grassy areas with a lot of tulip trees, oaks and elms. Its dark sandy soil with many dead and dying hardwoods. I'm hoping we get this little ol rain Tuesday and I can find my first one by weeks end!
     
  16. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    I ended up harvesting 7 morels in a new location that I found today.
     

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  17. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    It certainly would not hurt to take a walk after Tuesdays rain to see if any morels are fruiting in the area. Good luck and happy hunting!
     
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  18. Joel G_420

    Joel G_420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Harvested a few chunks today.
     

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  19. Katie willis

    Katie willis Young Morel

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    I've only found these two after a week of searching. Still hopeful. Found in Anderson county
     

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  20. shroomsearcher

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    Those look really young, Katie. Keep looking!
     
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