Hey guys! Finally checking in this season...hope everybody is doing well. Have a lot on my plate this season, but am still gonna try to make it out to hunt every day I can.
I agree. The nighttime temps tend to dictate what kind of season we have close to the lake.Think if it is not much earlier, since it's back to winter n everything looks to be going bout same weather wise. It's going to be the nightime temps that get us
I do really well with blacks when the season comes early, but has cooler nighttime temps.This is hopeful news, although I have to take it with a grain of salt. Cincinnati lies in that region known locally as "South of I-70". Here in the frozen wasteland of NE Ohio, that means that they are 6 to 8 weeks ahead of us. At least as far as blacks go. And blacks are still on my bucket list. I've never found a single one!
Something I read long ago said, something like, "The first thing you have to do when learning to hunt for black morels, is forget everything you know about yellows!" Reading more in order to pick up more info, I also read that you can find blacks near honey locust trees. Well, I know where a bunch of them are, but I've never checked that area for mushrooms. Any other suggestions about the environment that blacks prefer?
Hopefully, you're wearing a hat when that happensBut you know the rule is.... no knife no bag....you will find lots😝
You definitely get them up there. When I started hunting again as an adult, I had one helluva time finding blacks until an early season rolled around.Its odd I live in south central Wisconsin 25 miles north of Illinois and we don't get black morels here. Always wondered why but do know Northern Illinois don't get them either. My goal is to find some one year soon if I can get a weekend off of work. I've heard they have a much stronger taste, but I don't know. And yes that heat messed up a lot made for a very short season 1 fruit and that was it. But was my best year 30 plus pounds had 4 trees that had 5 to 6 pounds around each and found morels in the oddest if places found a bunch in a straight line for about 200 feet they were spaced out about every 10 to 15 feet Lol. But best of luck, and hoping for a long much better year then last year!!
One big difference between present times and the hundred year hunt is the amount of hunting ground available. I'n envious that you live so close to Hoosier NationalOh Yes...🍄🍄"The Hundred Year Hunt"🍄🍄
Right.. its happening in California?
Wow that's Really Cool But to far for me to drive
So Can I wear All Camouflage and My Backpack full of Hunting Gear on a Jet-Plane
I want to hear more about this...
You're really tryin' to get me with those Illinois pics, aren't you? LolSouthern Indiana and Illinois are finding early spots Now, but in the next warm up it will be the flush of blacks so.. keep a close watch at all the morel sites.. also go back and look at past years there..I'll still be finishing Treehugger or I would go down with you..
So HECK Yes Man...get a plan and get down there.. it will be exciting for us All to follow along on here..as you Report in during your Road trip 🇺🇸
🍄Love The Hunt🍄
@Jtr gave you a thumbs up cuz he's after that 100# for real lol100# Lol just hoping for better year than the last two
One goal I have every season is to find morels in at least one new forest.Chrrrisakkes I'm behind 16 pages already?!
What are everybody's GOALS for this coming mushroom season?
And yet 5-10 years ago, you could've seen them at the county fair.My Sis and I want to go to the Blue Oyster Cult concert in September at a small, refurbished theater in a nearby town, but the ticket prices are absolutely insane! This might be BOC's last go around so we'll probably cough up the bucks.
What I need is to have one of those 15-20lb days. Been a while since I hit that many at once. Had a few occasions like that and it's like hitting a hole-in-one...the smile stays with you for weeksThat time of year when I get paid to hunt morels. A 100# would be possible but that’s a lot of overtime. I guess my goal for this year would be 60# or more with no overtime. 😉
I miss $10 tickets at smaller venues, and $30 for huge names or all-day shows. Guess that shows my age, huh? All these damn whippersnappers nowadays with their Moby Grape and Iron Butterfly.Turns out I was looking at an ad for some ticket broker's website, not that of the actual venue! What a bunch of rip off artists! Anyway, tickets have been purchased, and now we only have 6 months to wait!
I used to do the same thing. One time I heard on the radio that the Boomtown Rats, touring behind their first album, were playing a venue in Cleveland. I had no idea where the place was, but I knew it wasn't far from Cleveland State Univ. I vaguely knew where that was, so I set out. Wound up seeing a great show.
They keep creepin' on up. We figured we'd head downstate the third week of April, but I'm already gettin' antsy in da pantsy.March 23rd 2023 View attachment 44996 March 23rd 2023
Bullitt County Kentucky, that's about 10-miles South of Louisville 🍄🍄
Let me know how the Avocado oil works out...I'm interested in the outcome.Getting ready to make a batch of your balm. Hope this avocado oil will work as a carrier. Going to use the boiling water method because i procrastinated too long this winter. Will need it soon. If anyone is interested it's on page 64 of last years post. Thanks again! View attachment 45111
I'm close to the state line as well. In these types of years, my father would be out already, and many times would find some. He would hunt where the soil has more sand in mix,, closer to the lake. I've found blacks in the low 40s before, but I've never had the early success that he had. A lot of his spots are restricted now, and others I don't remember.Hard to believe that those blacks will come up in 40*! You must be on the same parallel as me. I'm on the Mi.- In. state line and my lake temp. is the same. I usually wouldn't even think to look this early but I have a spot that produces blacks around tulip poplar. Is that a dark black sandy loam where your finding? Next weeks weather is finally looking better!!!