I have had zero luck with Morels in NJ this year. This is also the first season I have been in NJ for over a decade so I am probably a bit rusty when it comes to this area. I am outside of Philly. I know most people have better luck in central-north Jersey, at least from the forums I have read.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.
You are not the only one struggling! I find the trees and what make up the ideal morel patch conditions and NOTHING. I have gone all over southern and central NJ and nothing. I think I spent too much time looking in southern NJ this year. We didnt get a whole bunch of rain either. Just this one crazy storm and I didnt survey the days after as completely as I should have. I think I missed my window.That’s where I was yesterday (0). I go the other way whenever I see any coniferous trees, based on everything thing I’ve read/watched. I gravitate toward patches of Mayapple which seems useless. Justina says lawns, I never read or heard that anywhere. At this point I can’t help wondering if everything I’ve read is to throw people off the morel trail instead of on it. Instead of narrowing down morel environments I’m thinking look everywhere now, like walking a tight grid pattern across the entire state until something clicks. Sounds ridiculous but that’s where I’m at. I walked at least 10 hard off trail miles yesterday and drove over 100. I have more ‘morel’ days like this than I can count. 200/lb dry? lol, I wouldn’t charge a penny less than 2000/lb at this level of rarity and effort. I took off today to hunt, but I’m having difficulty getting motivated through the mental & physical fatigue. Am I the only having such a hard time locating these little shits? Anyone? Anyone?