Fall Mushrooms

Discussion in 'Iowa' started by bloomer, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. bloomer

    bloomer Morel Enthusiast

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    anyone have any advice or tips and tricks on fall mushroom hunting? What thrives and where. I found some golden oysters this spring when morel hunting and some honey mushrooms a few weeks ago out in front of my house on a dying tree.
    I’d like to get out and look and see what I can find this time of year but not really sure what to look for and where/how. What’s your favorite?
    Thank ahead of time!
     
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  2. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

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    there are hen of the woods, quite tasteful. They grow on oaks, may find some chicken,but chants are done.
     

  3. jmerx

    jmerx Morel Connoisseur

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    I picked chant this weekend in 2 different spots
     
  4. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

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    i mean here in minnesota they are just about done
     
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  5. jmerx

    jmerx Morel Connoisseur

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    That was in Missouri anyway
     
  6. Already Gone

    Already Gone Morel Connoisseur

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    Hens are a good way to start. Easy ID.
    My brother and i were thrilled when we were finally old enough to hit the woods with our dad and uncles.

    Then came the sobering realization that we were there as pack mules.
    Great eats. Find a stand of old oak and hit it when the temps are in the sixties during the day. A day or three after a drenching rain is best.
     
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  7. Wendelina

    Wendelina Morel Enthusiast

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    The hens have been BOOMING in central Minnesota - I've found several beauties and my friend pulled 90 lbs of them out of her parents woods next to their farm.
     
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  8. supplyguy1973

    supplyguy1973 Morel Connoisseur

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    Hens are great, down here in Missouri we eat Coral mushrooms. They can be found in all sorts of woods.
     
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  9. carpet crawler

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    I found 3 of theses today on the same downed log but not together.Any ideas? I1537982182.jpg
     
  10. Already Gone

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    20180926_150934.jpg The hens are up in Northern Illinois.