Half frees

Discussion in 'Nebraska' started by oklanebrkatt, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. oklanebrkatt

    oklanebrkatt Morel Enthusiast

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    Hi I live in south east Nebraska about a mile from indian cave I moved up here in December from Oklahoma but still work in Oklahoma every other week I found around 200 yellows last week 1/2 a mile from OU campus in Norman, OK where we were drilling at in only 4 or 5 acres of woods I hoped they would be out when I came home we have a couple hundred acres here that we hunt it generally produces a couple thousand morels every year but all I have found so far is 3 small greys a small yellow and 5 half frees they were all along a old creek bed that's in the middle of the timber and is kind of a marsh now out of all the hundreds of acres I walked that's all I have found is I figure its just to early but my question is why are people farther north of me finding them.
     
  2. 0101010101

    0101010101 Morel Enthusiast

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    My best guess: soil temps -----> http://cropwatch.unl.edu/cropwatchsoiltemperature
     

  3. dwnbtmboy

    dwnbtmboy Morel Enthusiast

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    Most of us further north are finding them on our old sand bars where the ground temps rise much faster. I figure this old creek bed had sand? That's why you found them there. Sand mushrooms are not the most sought after but after a whole year they are the greatest to hunt and eat. They tune your eyes in and take just a little more time to prepare (more rinsing)
     
  4. dwnbtmboy

    dwnbtmboy Morel Enthusiast

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    By the way ground temps need to be 53 degrees.
     
  5. oklanebrkatt

    oklanebrkatt Morel Enthusiast

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    walked about 3 miles of creek bank today found about 30 in the 2 to 4 inch size greys and yellows found ten in a draw off the creek that was covered in reeds and small saplings was kinda open really just a few 8 to 10 foot elms and ceders they where along the south facing bank of the draw and found a few that where just 1 here and 1 there and no others around the rest I found where on along a north facing bank in a draw off the big creek it was pretty shaded with elms and cedars on both side and covered with moss and leaves but I covered a whole lot of area just to find what 30 or so did find a nice antler shed though.