I grew up in Illinois and hunting mushrooms with my dad until I moved away at 21. I haven't gone hunting since then....It is the one thing I miss most from my childhood and wish to go again. I am single so don't have a hubby to drag along, and frankly, have forgotten a lot of what I learned. I am seeking a mentor to help me renew my love for the hunt.... (and the taste)... Texas is different than Illinois.... I live near Rockwall so if anybody is willing to drag me along, I am willing to drive a bit to get to you... I'm hoping to head to Illinois also in April to visit my siblings since my parents have now both passed and hopefully can drag one of them out..Dad used to always start looking April 15th Once it is in your blood, it is there... My son also has just purchased land in southern Oklahoma, so that's an option as well.... I appreciate any support and feedback..