Hi all, new to site, been lurking for over a year. I harvest beautiful chickens and hens on my 7 acres every year, but would love to find some morels. Any advice appreciated, or even a foraging meet-up. Thanks.
Bowguy:Hey brother, I’m in North Jersey. I don’t think anyone especially in NJ will show you spots. In general this NJ page is dead it seems. The learn your land guy on you tube has more info than I could give you here. Watch a few of his video. He’s got some on morels and how to find them. watch his tree id video and use that.
Jolaroth:Nooo! don't say the NJ page is dead, let's breathe life into it! I've still only ever found a single morel ever in my life (Northern Jersey). Didn't find any last year, hoping to find my second (and hopefully much more) this year! There was a decently active thread last year. I learned a good bit. Still have a lot to learn though. It's not easy!
True that! I'm in Ohio and hunt primarily at my fish and game club. We have 2,200 acres, so plenty of room. When I go I pack a lunch and beverages, and it is an all day thing. I come home exhausted, but if I find some it still feels so good.Well now the NJ page is packed because there’s four of us. Are there morels in NJ? I had one day alone last year with over 100. And many big ones, one MASSIVE one. Boots on the ground is the only way to find them. You have to dedicate days, not hours. Look for those trees that are the first ones turning green early on. If it’s an elm or poplar and there’s no shrooms, mark it and come back. They’re out there. You want dark, loamy, soil. View attachment 37257 View attachment 37258
A foraging meetup would be great...maybe a general location we have heard of But have not goneHi all, new to site, been lurking for over a year. I harvest beautiful chickens and hens on my 7 acres every year, but would love to find some morels. Any advice appreciated, or even a foraging meet-up. Thanks.