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Didn't know if I could get on this year. They want me to go through Facebook. So if it happens. It was wonderful knowing you all. And I wish you the best 馃檹. Buckthornman.
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we are still going strong up north. This has been the best season ever for me in my short morel career, feel like I鈥檝e finally nailed the right woods and know what sections to spend time in and what to skip. Walking 13+ miles a day helps, too!
Geeze louise,! I mean i have been at this for years and i am south of you and have never had that kinda score 5 10 20 miles!! NICE!!
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we are still going strong up north. This has been the best season ever for me in my short morel career, feel like I鈥檝e finally nailed the right woods and know what sections to spend time in and what to skip. Walking 13+ miles a day helps, too!
What are you looking for in a woods to find black morels? Been trying to figure them out for years and not sure what I need to be successful. Got the grey and blonds down. Looks like you know what your doing with the blacks so I figured I would try and pick your brain.
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What are you looking for in a woods to find black morels? Been trying to figure them out for years and not sure what I need to be successful. Got the grey and blonds down. Looks like you know what your doing with the blacks so I figured I would try and pick your brain.
I'll Chime in the bit of knowledge I know but hoping Burta responds because yeah, he's slaying them! But Blacks are poplar/aspen based generally in my findings and also recent logging areas. They don't really start as far as I've seen/heard until about Brainerd North. I think Location is key, so if your St. Cloud south then that's why you don't generally find the buggers.
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I have found some but its usually just stumbling into a patch not that I was looking for them
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Fun little walk today, found a few more yellows and very few blakcs. Saw this nice little bunch of oysters we'll be having for appetizers tonight...

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What are you looking for in a woods to find black morels? Been trying to figure them out for years and not sure what I need to be successful. Got the grey and blonds down. Looks like you know what your doing with the blacks so I figured I would try and pick your brain.
acres and acres of aspens. We have a lot of county forfeit and forestry land that has different age classes of aspen stands. I do the best in the areas where they are a little closer to paint can size in diameter. I always know I鈥檓 on the right track when I can hear the grouse drumming. I鈥檝e usually done best in stands with thick undergrowth, but I鈥檝e done really well this year in more open stuff too.

OnX is my best friend in terms of finding the right stuff. They have an Aspen layer you can turn on that is pretty accurate.
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acres and acres of aspens. We have a lot of county forfeit and forestry land that has different age classes of aspen stands. I do the best in the areas where they are a little closer to paint can size in diameter. I always know I鈥檓 on the right track when I can hear the grouse drumming. I鈥檝e usually done best in stands with thick undergrowth, but I鈥檝e done really well this year in more open stuff too.

OnX is my best friend in terms of finding the right stuff. They have an Aspen layer you can turn on that is pretty accurate.
Ha! Was just looking at restarting my OnX as I was thinking one of the apps I used to use had a "tree" layer. You sold me. lol.
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Meager but on the board with the first black i have ever harvested.
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On the black morels note. Thats what i understand, mature aspen stands. I have onx and i didn't know it had a specific tree layering. Now i gotta find it!!
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Checked out the layering deal on onx. Meh.... Very inaccurate for around me. Though maybe better with a bigger area instead of the small isolated spots i know. Also @ burta, Does it seam to be better for blacks in quaking Aspen, or big tooth Aspen?
Checked out the layering deal on onx. Meh.... Very inaccurate for around me. Though maybe better with a bigger area instead of the small isolated spots i know. Also @ burta, Does it seam to be better for blacks in quaking Aspen, or big tooth Aspen?
shoot! I鈥檝e noticed it will tend to generalize an entire area if it is at least half aspens鈥e are so predominantly Aspen wooded up here that I suppose I wouldn't have a chance to really understand how accurate it is.
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Big tooth Aspen for sure. I鈥檒l attach a picture of the type of woods I鈥檓 looking for in terms of Aspen age.
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Well central MN St Cloud is bone dry... Found about 2lbs today and saw about double that but they were too far gone to keep. Need a little rain to keep things going. My early spots hardly produced and my late spots are going to burn off before they even have a chance!
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Ya same experience we need some rain or it's done. Did scrape a few more out of one of my spots though.
made some breaded shrooms smelt and some pasta salads for dinner
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