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Sure Greys are baby yellows, but like asparagus, the young tender shoots are tastier! As the soil warms grey pops are isolated to the cooler microclimates then it's the yellows only. I'm done when I get enough for me and friends and leave the late season big and fast turning rusty ones to repopulate or those who want them because I think the flavor is lessened.
We all have our theories even if science- based. I prefer thick outer bumpy and thin inner smooth of early to late mid season over the thicker inner smooth of and thinner outer bumpy part of late season morels so I stop when I get 60#_ 75# each year. I know how to find, pick, and the basic science so I really just skip past the advanced arguments about why shared observations, technical terms, and descriptions of finds are scientifically wrong. I like others findings and take it for what it's worth.
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Pop pop pop! Polk warren county has gone from lots of work to find a few skillets full to a bounty. 10# or more (almost 3 gallons) yesterday afternoon in 4 hours. Greys, whites, yellows. Mostly west facing top of slope to 2/3 down slope. Elm hickory higher and poking through elm oak lower.
Too many fresh beer cans and cig butts. Pick a lot but bring out your garbage guys
 

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Still popping. 4 pounds in 3 hour yesterday Mixture of grey white and yellow. Big fresh pops the 1, 2, and 3 per area scattered high, low, grass, leaves east and west! Just not north and little luck all year in cottonwood- weird. Found one honey hole east facing elm/ pine tree nearby. 59 4-6 inch whites freshies in the shade! Fat enough I cut them into three strips instead of half. Highest quality of the year. Today 1.5 hours one pound same as yesterday just no honey hole biggest patch was 6 all still fresh.
High ground lilac buds dying lower ground lilacs still full so a couple last days before north slopes pop. By next weekend the last rusty and thin guys will be left but I'll be done by then.
Wild how season is good on 5/18 and should have 5-10 more until last late season mushes back into the forest floor Usually done by 5/12 but will go t
 

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But three years ago I got my first Polk county morel on 3/20 and was done on 4/15. Earliest date ever and about tied with latest date ever over 45 years of hunting Polk county in the same half decade. Strange weather
 
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