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Just started here. My daughter and friends biked past a man on the Illinois Prairie Path with a bag full of morels and said, "Oh, did you find some morels?" He quickly hid the bag behind his back and said, "Oh, no, they won't be up for awhile." Ha!! They're up. Today's rain will really help what should be a great two to three weeks. The conditions are perfect. Good luck everybody. No excuses!
 

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Thanks for the update, Schroomie. I've been searching all around the DuPage/Kane area this year and last year with no luck at all for Morels. I hope they really are up, FINALLY! I'll have to get out to look this evening.
 

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I'm usually hunting in the Carol Stream, St Charles, Geneva, and Batavia area. I went out last night in unincorporated West Chicago off of North Ave (rt.64) and found nothing! I can't believe you found 102!? I haven't found a thing!
 

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It's been really, have not found any in Dupage untill yesterday been checking the same spots for the last week, found 15 in plainfield on tuesday night, then 102 in lombard glen ellyn area, went out for lunch and found 10 more at another location, and 0 at another, really had to look for them most came from cluster, not many loner's, not much green on the forest floor either, let it rain.
 

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Nice! Well, I'm going to give it a go tonight in STC. I think I'll try around 25 on the east side of the River. I'm hoping that's a good area. I have not found 1 yet :/
 

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@ hunt I'm just a tad North. What was the ground like? Dry? Moist? Dead Leaves? Green? Were they under a specific tree type? I found a place in Des Plaines loaded with Elms but no luck.. Nearer to Lombard there arent so man Elms... DuPage is quite unique..
 

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just walked 4 miles up and then down railroad tracks and going in and out of all of the woods around them and found NOTHING! I saw a few different kinds but NO Morels. I was again, in Dupage by Powis Rd.

Are they just not up yet or what!? They seem to be finding them like crazy in Michigan. Maybe it's time to hit the apple orchard!
 

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I found 14 BIG yellows in the Burr Ridge area yesterday. But I am new to this, if any experienced hunters feel like doing a little teaching I will share my spot (recently cut trees some burnt some left on the ground)

Let me know if interested.
 

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I would like to say I am experienced but I am relatively new at this, Did pretty good last year in Grand Rapids Michigan but here in my home state I haven't really gotten dialed in yet. I have some spots close to Burr ridge but have not been out for a week or so and saw nothing them. Would like to compare notes and share spots if you are up for it. Not sure how to communicate thru this board.
Let me know if you do, again I would not mind going out with a buddy to try and learn more. I have the Book and can easily identify elms..

Let me know!
 

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Been hunting all day found 92 more from the same area as the 102, checked a few more spots just a few 5-6, and my last spot 26 nice yellows, The ground is nice and moist now after the rains, found ALL by elms, but what is amazing is the amount from that one area 102/92=194 and I will still go back there.

Gonna have lunch and head back out, I will try and post photo's this evening.
 
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