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Ladies and Gents,
Let the fun begin. Everyone please be safe out there this year. Be mindful of your surroundings and cautious of what lives there. Be courteous of others, and stewards of the land. Don’t fight Mother Nature!...She and her daughter (Karma) have the best GPS on the planet and in the end they will always win.

SW Michigan Hunter. I’ve hunted just about every state from Georgia to the U.P. over to northern Minnesota and up into Canada. If anyone in the area needs guidance or help of any kind feel free to reach out (- early season near Kzoo, St. Joe, Cass, Counties, - mid season Baldwin/Luther, - late season near Gaylord/Wolverine). In case you’re worried, I have plenty of my own hunting spots, so yours will remain safe. I’m getting old and don’t have the time to check my spots, so I definitely won’t be sneaking off to someone else’s.
I’m just offering to help any new hunters out there lost, any elderly or military vets who love the morel but are unable make it out hunting, or those individuals who would like to set up a group hunt (the latter may currently be on hold while this whole covid thing gets sorted out).

Happy Hunting!

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Hello!
i would love to go morel hunting in Michigan! I am an avid Hunter, have been hunting morels since I was 5...so that’s over 50 years in northwest Ohio. My spots are all drying up here or are no longer available.
we went to Flovilla, Georgia 2 weeks ago, and thought it was perfect timing, alas was a week early.
I have been on forays with Chris Matherly, never had much luck with that.
I have also been up to Boyne several times for the morel festival, timing was off then too!
That being said it would be great to go hunt with a “local” who knows the area and also knows they are up!
please include me in any future correspondence!
thank you! Robin
 

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i would love to go morel hunting in Michigan! I am an avid Hunter, have been hunting morels since I was 5...so that’s over 50 years in northwest Ohio. My spots are all drying up here or are no longer available.
we went to Flovilla, Georgia 2 weeks ago, and thought it was perfect timing, alas was a week early.
I have been on forays with Chris Matherly, never had much luck with that.
I have also been up to Boyne several times for the morel festival, timing was off then too!
That being said it would be great to go hunt with a “local” who knows the area and also knows they are up!
please include me in any future correspondence!
thank you! Robin
Just watch the posts. If there are photos or if nobody is posting, they're up!
 

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There has to be some blacks popping after this warm spell. Think I will start checking tomorrow, Must admit I checked my old faithful yellow spot last weekend , nada.
 

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I hate these cold snaps, but I think the damage will be minimal this year when compared to last. Glenn, you're lucky to have gotten them when you did...might not see any new growth for a week
 

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I hate these cold snaps, but I think the damage will be minimal this year when compared to last. Glenn, you're lucky to have gotten them when you did...might not see any new growth for a week
I hate these cold snaps, but I think the damage will be minimal this year when compared to last. Glenn, you're lucky to have gotten them when you did...might not see any new growth for a week
Hi Regionnaire,

I agree with the slow growth this week. But believe it or not in my experience the black morels have in the past been very resilient to the cold and if anything seems to expand fruiting.

The past two years have been great for black morels in northern michigan and the cold seemed to help. Now the white morels on the other hand do not like 80 and 90 degree temps. Last year
I had a poor year on the white morels because the first to come up got wiped out with a 2-3 day heat wave in Northern Michigan. I had to move to just north facing slopes to get any at all.
 

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Any tips for the SW part of the state? I just moved back to Michigan and live near Grand Rapids. I’d like to get out with the kids this weekend if it’s not raining.
 

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Any tips for the SW part of the state? I just moved back to Michigan and live near Grand Rapids. I’d like to get out with the kids this weekend if it’s not raining.
The only tip that I would have is to wait at least another week. If not 2 weeks. Soil temp is still in the mid to upper 40's
 

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Any tips for the SW part of the state? I just moved back to Michigan and live near Grand Rapids. I’d like to get out with the kids this weekend if it’s not raining.
They just started coming up nicely in NW Indiana. You can find some blacks right now near GR, but the bulk is still a little farther off. This next warm spell will definitely help. I'd be looking harder next weekend, if I were you. I plan on taking a day and going to Ottawa County in 7-10 days
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Hi Regionnaire,

I agree with the slow growth this week. But believe it or not in my experience the black morels have in the past been very resilient to the cold and if anything seems to expand fruiting.

The past two years have been great for black morels in northern michigan and the cold seemed to help. Now the white morels on the other hand do not like 80 and 90 degree temps. Last year
I had a poor year on the white morels because the first to come up got wiped out with a 2-3 day heat wave in Northern Michigan. I had to move to just north facing slopes to get any at all.
I agree that the blacks are resilient, but you don't get much new growth when the temps drop too much for a sustained period of time. That, combined with the lack of rain can really hamper progression. The cold and flooding really killed off the late season up there, that's for sure. This year should be so much better.
 

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Me n Jeremiah are going to be spending alot of May up there not necessarily all shroom hunting just relaxing been a rough time since I lost my son in December... but I'm sure we will get out n hunt some maybe we will see ya out if not good luck we head up next thursday or Friday
Elmgirl, Please keep us posted
 

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Me n Jeremiah are going to be spending alot of May up there not necessarily all shroom hunting just relaxing been a rough time since I lost my son in December... but I'm sure we will get out n hunt some maybe we will see ya out if not good luck we head up next thursday or Friday
Hi Elmgirl,

So Sorry for the loss of your son. We sure do look forward to your Michigan morel posts.

God Bless you

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Ladies and Gents,
Let the fun begin. Everyone please be safe out there this year. Be mindful of your surroundings and cautious of what lives there. Be courteous of others, and stewards of the land. Don’t fight Mother Nature!...She and her daughter (Karma) have the best GPS on the planet and in the end they will always win.

SW Michigan Hunter. I’ve hunted just about every state from Georgia to the U.P. over to northern Minnesota and up into Canada. If anyone in the area needs guidance or help of any kind feel free to reach out (- early season near Kzoo, St. Joe, Cass, Counties, - mid season Baldwin/Luther, - late season near Gaylord/Wolverine). In case you’re worried, I have plenty of my own hunting spots, so yours will remain safe. I’m getting old and don’t have the time to check my spots, so I definitely won’t be sneaking off to someone else’s.
I’m just offering to help any new hunters out there lost, any elderly or military vets who love the morel but are unable make it out hunting, or those individuals who would like to set up a group hunt (the latter may currently be on hold while this whole covid thing gets sorted out).

Happy Hunting!

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I’m new to hunting and in the Kalamazoo area. I’d love some tips on getting started. Planning to go out this weekend to hunt!
 

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Arrived in Michigan today...love my home away from home we might stop in a few places in kzoo on our way to our place for the weekend
It was 80 at home yesterday and 51 here🤣
Welcome back! :)

You'll have your 80s again this weekend. You picked a great time to arrive as they should be poppin. I'm still finding some blacks in NWI. Gonna try for a day or two up there soon.
 
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