Hi guys, I'm a writer and morel hunter who got a taste for the joys of hunting some two years ago, while in graduate school in eastern Iowa. After a year in New Hampshire, where morels are few, I'm back in the heart of morel country, Nebraska, for a six-week writing residency in Nebraska City. I'm thrilled, obviously, to be back in the land of mushrooms, and have been monitoring the boards and two separate progression maps; I even drove down to Kansas City last weekend, but to no avail. In any case, I'm wondering if any hunters--amateur or heavy-hitters--would be interested in meeting up with me and hunting together; I'd like to write a piece on the somewhat underground culture of morel hunting, maybe try to publish it in a reputable online or print journal (depending on the nature of it), and best of all, I'm temporary in the area, so you have a guarantee that your secret honey holes will remain yours. I know all about the reality show coming out soon, and I view this as sort of the perfect companion piece--maybe place it on <I>Salon</I> or the <I>Daily Beast</I>. My idea is this: we could meet up for an afternoon, talk about why you love morel hunting or how the activity deviates from your usual life (the more ridiculous, the better--I sort of envision this being a funny, lighthearted piece), and hunt. As I mentioned, I've never been in Nebraska before and I'm only here until the first day of May, so while I love the thrill of the hunt, I'm sort of banished to the WMAs, as I have no honey holes here of my own. But if you'd be down to meet and be a subject for an afternoon, I'd love that (and maybe you'd even be willing to throw me a morel or two). Anyway, just a thought. I'm willing to drive two hours or so, so anywhere in southeastern Nebraska, northeastern Kansas, southwestern Iowa, or northwestern Missouri could work quite nicely. Thanks!