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
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
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
Had a good night last week on the 15th, got out of the truck and it started hailing on us. Picked on some private ground in central Iowa. Greys, Yellows and Whites, about 15 pounds in two hours. Most were found in two different areas.
Should still be good the rest of the week.
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