Ok The wife and I have been out everyday for the past 2 weeks.... everyday we’ve came up empty handed. We are giving up.
Where in Indiana are you located? The top half of the state has barely started. I'd keep trying...if nothing else, you might set yourself up for success next year.Ok The wife and I have been out everyday for the past 2 weeks.... everyday we’ve came up empty handed. We are giving up.
Good advice U2 are practically neighborsI’m in west central, Montgomery, fountain, and Parke county. It’s hard hunting and most finds have been in sunny locations or south facing slopes. The best is yet to come. Don’t give up. We got 2 more good weeks in my opinion
Been hunting these things for more than 50 years in west central indy, haven't found any yet this year, and it is frustrating, but as other veterans have mentioned, lots of time still. What's the saying folks, "you won't know if you don't go".I know. Everyone I know is finding em. Everywhere I can go has already been super picked over since it’s all public land. I’ve even offered people money to allow me to search private land and no one will take it. I’m so frustrated with it I’m giving up this year and maybe next year. Time to start getting the fishing gear in order.
Very similar story to this for me. Hunted tons as a kid, because my Dad got me into it. Once I had a family and young kids I made it out less and less. As I got older and tried to get back into it. It became very frustrating walking miles and finding very little to nothing. The last several years I have spots that keep producing. I also try to find at least a couple new spots evey year. Seems like most spots I find only produce for a few years.I hunted as a kid, but didn't as an adult until my father died. It took me 3 years and enough frustration to want to quit before I began to find them again. It's not easy and takes time to find a good spot, not to mention that timing means everything.
My goal every year is to confirm that they grow in 1 forest that's new to me, so I have multiple places to go. I might visit 15-20 to make it happen...and if I don't find them one year, I usually will try to make it back at least once for the next couple years if the forest conditions are right. It's definitely not an easy thing to do. You still have a couple weeks...I think you can turn it around.