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i dont want to discourage you even more CleverHunter but according to MDC, they posted something on facebook a couple days ago saying southern missouri morels are starting to wind down based on the way vegetation looks. i hope they're wrong!!!

there is a chance they might actually be wrong though. here in st. charles/ st. louis the vegetation is telling me the same thing "the season is winding down!" ... but plants and morels do not follow the same rules fortunately for me! vegetation has been taking off around here, but it hasn't been just right for the morels in this area to have a big pop yet.

the only downside to my current situation here in st. charles is i might be limited to hunting north facing hills where vegetation has not yet taken off... unless i want to wade through 18"-2' tall weeds in the river bottoms or south facing hills.
 

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i checked a spot last sunday and pulled 10 out.. checked the exact same spot today and pulled 22 out. a lot of it depends on what the weather does but the more you hunt the more you will get a feel of what to expect.

based on what the weather has been doing here i kinda figured the spot wasnt dont producing (and it still might not be) ... it's been really mild and i thought those 10 that i found were just isolated to certain areas that had just the right conditions to produce... overall conditions got a little better (rain) so i checked it again and it produced again even better... but i dont think it's done producing because conditions still are not great. i will probably check it again monday because we're getting more rain friday/saturday and i bet it will produce again in pretty much the exact same spot.... probably be done after that.

when you're first starting out its really hard and you have to check a lot of areas over and over until you finally start to get a feel for what they're gonna do, but nature can still throw some curve balls at you and tell you "hey, you don't know jack about how these things work!"
 

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the humidity here has really been bad lately... so after it rains they seem to pop up really quick and hard (since the ground temperature has been good) ... but without humidity they will start to dry up pretty quick.

in my opinion those are the 3 biggest things to keep an eye on with your local weather: ground temperature, precipitation, and humidity. those 3 things will tell you quite a bit about what to expect
 
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