Early morel season?

Discussion in 'Missouri' started by jean marie, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. jean marie

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    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. shroomdawg

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    I'm thinkin if we don't get some serious rain real soon this season is going be terrible, temps are already in the range for some fruiting, the next 5-6 days are going to be 40-50 degrees at night with daytime temps in the 60-70's. I personally don't like these early seasons. Early seasons tend to be poor yield and short duration.
     

  3. pamorelsxs

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    Matherly's site is showing a find in Springfield . . . And a nice find already found in Indiana??

    http://www.morelmushroomhunting.com/category/mushroom-reports/
     
  4. newb87

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    This is it shroom stompers... I reckin this is going to be the year that makes or breaks thee who claims to be worthy of the all mighty morel. Shroomdawg you pulled off some pretty impressive greys boyond them purple painted tree's and fence post. It was early season 2016... Still have dreams of them fresh prime greys you plucked next to that cold... freshly brewed glass bottle early season.
    We're going to have to accept it's going to be slimmer pickings then the year before, unless there's a last minute unlikely miracle... :-?

    Why so negative you ask? While the months have passed patiently waiting for the next season hoping it's more fruitful then the year before I got into astronomy... Wants you understand the reason the years yield little to no morels you accept and adapt. My opinion spend most your time in low lying land that will hold moisture the longest...

    Put on thoughs big boy panties fella's... It's going to be a year that will be talked aboit for years to come...
    The clocks ticking.

     
  5. newb87

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    That storm that just passed was a pretty good example... 30 mins of crazy wind, a little rain, some hail.... a couple tornadoes(hope everybody stayed safe)... and some cool lighting. Then gone, quicker then it popped up... Sounds crazy but no snow in February... First week of March and we're getting tornados... What do ya'll think?
     
  6. kb

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    yep its most likely not far off. I was in the timber keeping the legs ready the last few months. Last weekend i started seeing spring fungi that come pre-morel. No reds yet. But most of the areas I was in have been to dry. Shroom Dawg you sound almost exactly like a conversation a friend and I had yesterday. Sounds unbelievable, but calendar dates don't matter. Did you see the 21 degrees forecast on Sat.? Early springs can suck, especially if it doesnt stay warm. I caught some rain in some of my spots, but not all. Most Anything much more than 100 miles west got skipped.
     
  7. tommyjosh

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    [video]https://youtu.be/sFwwGQRs6B4[/video]
     
  8. supplyguy1973

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  9. supplyguy1973

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    how do you post a picture? We found some small greys in St Francois County today
     
  10. jasonl

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    earlier than normal &gt;?.......no doubt
    but...the cold front oughta slow em down....that's a good thing imo......


    just 10 fryin pans...........thats all I need......maybe 12...lol.............don't care much about picking a hundred pounds...
     
  11. jmerx

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    I agree Jason although I would like to find a hundred lb I will be lucky to find 20 mushrooms! I just hope the early warm weather does screw up the season. Some moisture would help we r low for the winter.
     
  12. stcroix rob

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    jmerx ; &amp; Jean Marie , Very happy to see you all survived the winter and are back with the itch!! I will be following your progress closely as we're usually about two week's north of you. Still got frost in the ground up here, but we're in prime shape for another outstanding year. " Go For It " All the best to you.
     
  13. jmerx

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    Good to hear u elm we got some snow in r area today and Temps r suppose to be back to normal so we will see how it goes!
     
  14. jmczar

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    We've had snow for the last 3 days in the St. Louis area. I'm thinking that's going to put us back a few weeks. Maybe 2.
     
  15. tommyjosh

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  16. shroomdawg

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    I think we may have dodged a bullet boys and girls. The cold front that rolled through last week and into this week probably pushed my 1st shroom hunt out to the 1st week of April, still early but not nearly as early as what we were looking at prior to that front. Redbud and Plum trees are just getting decent size buds and look to be 7-14 days before they are in full bloom.

    I'll probably go out before the 1st week of April just to get that 1st hunt out of the way but I'm thinkin around KC it won't take off until after March is over. Now we need rain and a lot of it!
     
  17. jmerx

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    I have been hearing about a few finds in southwest Missouri! Not sure when I will start looking!
     
  18. jimana143

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    Blacks has started here in the Southwest, found at least 40 yesterday and over 20 today. May apples are also up. The ground has a lot of moisture, but a much needed rain would help a lot. Good luck to y'all.
     
  19. jmerx

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    We like pics if u have any.
     
  20. jimana143

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    I like to post pics, just don't know how. If you are on Facebook I posted picture on the Morel Mushroom Hunting page.