I don´t use Facebook but there is something that needs corrected on the Missouri morel hunting page and maybe somebody who uses Facebook will make the correction. I saw where somebody had asked if the recent cold weather would effect the morel hunting. The moderator of the page, whom one would expect to be knowledgeable on morel hunting replied saying to my surprise that ¨the cold weather would not have any negative effect on new growth as well as it would prolong the season and keep fresh anything that is already up.¨ I am dumbfounded in this reply as nothing could be any further from the truth. The fact is where morels have already started growing it depends on how cold it gets and for how long it stays cold as well as how far along in the season it is and how warm it has been to date. While a slight dip in temperatures for a short period of time may have minimal effects, a big drop in temperatures to the teens-twenties for an extended period of time like over-night is guaranteed to have dramatic negative effects on any future morel growth if there is any at all and it will most likely ruin anything that is up. Another thing i also noticed was a soil temperature map was posted as a tool to use to know when to go hunting. A soil temperature map of this type is taken in a dirt field at 3-6¨ deep in full sun all day. A map of this type has virtually no correlation whatsoever with the ground temperatures in the micro climate where morels grow in the top half inch of soil where there is over 20 degrees difference in the ground temperatures of direct sun light and in the shade or even a shadow. I am sure everybody means good but incorrect information does not help anyone.