Iowa 2019 Season

Discussion in 'Iowa' started by tommyjosh, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. kb

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    Dawg, believe me I am hoping more than anyone that the north turns out well. Many of my best spots are between home and Sioux City.
     
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  2. SEIowacker

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    Shroom God thanks for the report.Being south of you i reckon its time to get out there in the woods.Thanks:)
     

  3. fungushumongous

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    Found a one inch grey and three very tiny (half inch or so) yellows this morning in one of my earliest spots in central Boone County. Spent about 15 minutes looking, not worth spending any more time out there for at least a couple days. Indicators are definitely still early. Good luck to all, cheers!
     
  4. SEIowacker

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    The wife and i did a quick search of some early spots.17 little grays in keokuk county.Still early yet for me:)
     
  5. br5

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    That was probably the most well written poetic description of the woods and finding a morel I have ever read. So much detail intertwined that it spoke to my mushroom hunting soul.
     
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  6. JeffRoetman

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    Nice written communication skills shroom god. Nothing tonight in my very mediocre spots near my home a mile east of Johnson. Co. Time to hit better spots in the area.
     
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  7. Cam

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    Rain looks to be coming in on the radar, praying to the gods its more than a tease this time
     
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  8. shroomdawg

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    I've been checkin the forecast, this weekend and next week look pretty good for rain.....I think NWMO and SEIA could still produce some decent hauls.
     
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  9. Old Elm

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    Atta boy, good job. Keep us posted on your progress.
    THX’z
     
  10. swi shroomer

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    Got skunked in my early hill spot south of Glenwood last night. They usually start about this time of year there within a day or two. The forest floor is getting prime, so it won’t be long. A few rain showers would bring them, I believe. Too dry. Hope to go again Friday, or Saturday at the latest. Good luck all.

    Quick question — do you folks cover your stumps? I do.
     
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  11. kb

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    Is that you SW? I thought maybe the floods had got you. Nice to see you are up and about. Dawg, I hope you are right on the rain bringing on some kind of a flush, time will tell. Any other year I would drive up to the line and check some spots, kind of feels like a waste of time at the moment. Man if you get on the NOAA site and check accumulated precip. for the last month NW. Mo and W. Iowa are like at 10 percent of normal, I need mud on my boots to feel confident.
     
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  12. Carl

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    Do you think Loess Hills would yield me anything ?? Thinking about taking a trip tomorrow after we got some rain but I dont usually hunt in the hills. More river bottoms but my spots are toast. Is it still too early for the hills ??
     
  13. Carl

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    Going to loess hills tomorrow it rained up there today so I hope I find something
     
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  14. swi shroomer

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    I live in the Loess Hills and I think it is a tad early, at least here in Council Bluffs. But I hope you find some. It rained a little bit here this morning from about 9 am til noon. Just enough to wet the ground, settle the dust. We could get a shower or two overnight Friday into early Saturday morning, and then again late Sunday afternoon, fyi.
     
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  15. manleyman

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    going to check at the line and south in the morning hope its not as dry down there
     
  16. Swat1018

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    Finding a few in Lewis/Knox Counties, MO.
     
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  17. bloomer

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    Picked 36 - 1.5 to 2 inch greys east of Des Moines last night(combined, not a pound probably) and left at least twice that that were just starting to come up. Will head back Saturday before the temps drop.
     
  18. fungushumongous

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    Saw a lot of TINY greys (fingernail size and smaller) this morning in my prime spots in Boone County, none worth picking. All indicators still early. Supposed to get down to 32 tomorrow night, yikes! But after that, beautiful spring temps for at least the next week. The few tiny yellows I saw all had brown blight on the peaks of caps, but the greys all looked very healthy. Wonder if the low temps cause the yellows this damage and that’s why they are usually later bloomers? Used to think the blight was from dryness, but the soils in the woods around here are pretty moist.
     
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  19. shroom god

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    Get out there and pound the ground! I've been holed up in St. Like's Hospital in CR since Wednesday, helping aging parents. It seems that what I found Tuesday in Johnson County is an aberration. Was it crazy luck? We'll see...I'm able to hit it again tomorrow morning. Rain moving in after 2, and below freezing Saturday night. A similar cold snap and gusty winds occurred last year--(minus the rain) occurred here last year. Not good at all. Hope you get out and bring 'em home!
     
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  20. shroom god

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    I've never hunted the Loess Hills. I've always wanted to. Given that they are basically wind-borne sediment from the plains, the soil composition is more "granular," isn't it? I'd think it would tend to dry out fast, but a period of successive rains and warm temps should be a recipe for a big crop. I'm just guessing.
     
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