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Went out today because everyone is talking about people finding hundreds of shrooms (blacks I'm assuming), so I had to see for myself. No shrooms yet around here that I! could find just tracks of other hunters out and about, still a little dry, got some rain coming tonight and later in the week, we'll start finding em then. So for all those that haven't been out yet...no worries you'll be fine. I'll post all my finds and as much info as I care to; hopefully others around here will too. Good Luck to all this year,ahhhh another season is upon us.
 

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Same here. Went out for a little over an hour with no luck. The route I walked normally has some pretty easy finds, however nothing out yet as of this morning. I will probably try going out again this upcoming weekend.
 

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Went out today couldn't help myself and didn't find any, just a casual hunt nothing major. Still a little cool and not enough rain around here, it keeps missing us. But I'm sure there's some mushrooms poking up somewhere around me...laughing.

I did hear and called a tom to within shooting distance of me, pretty cool. I've never hunted them and my call is not that good but he was interested. It was a good walk.
 

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I've been reading and appreciating your posts, since I'm new to hunting. I figured if you were finding them, it would be a pretty good indicator that I *could*. After last night's rain, I did go hunt today. I didn't find any, but I did find elms, and get a better idea of where I should be looking. I'll keep tuning in!
 

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Went out in the West Lafayette area this evening and found about 12 greys. Ground was still very dry, even with the recent rain. There seems to be a lot of solid leaf cover that the shrooms are going to have to work hard to break through! I'm heading back out on Sunday!
 

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That's what I found, too. Where there was a lot of leaf cover, you'd get down a bit, and it would be dry. If anyone has any tips (not specific locations, I know those are closely guarded), but advice for noobs, I'd appreciate it.
 

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Just be patient. I think we are still a few days away from the big harvests. You can however go out now (I will be out again tomorrow) , but I will be looking more for leaf pops. This is what I call it when a mushroom pushes up a leaf as it tries to breakthrough. These are harder to see, but it allows me to hunt sooner. Hope this helps!
 

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Have Been out the last 2 days, been to three of my five spots from West Lafayette, Battle Ground and Shadeland...nothing. Ground is two dry and not enough green. Hopeful, just need another good rain Sunday-Monday and I think it will be time. I think I am just so anxious since last year they were up much sooner. Patience will pay off soon:) Good Luck everyone.
 

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I moved here from Ky last year and am really looking forward to the mushroom season here....I have yet to find any here...I did last year here when I came up for a visit....I know the season is about over at home if not over already.....when the trees start to bloom and the woods floor comes alive you can almost bet they will be gone and you can not see them then anyway....anyone find them this late here? I know north in Michigan at the upper pennisula they have the huge festival some time in May so I know they are later there..
 

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I thought I would be cheating by going to Turkey Run today and finding some shrooms but its just as dry there as here...plus I had the kids so I didn't get to do an all out assault on the woods. Good to hear someone is finding a few, LafayetteMorels. I really really think with the current forecast of lows in the 50s at night and mid 70s during the day plus the rain we should be finding them, finally, next week.
Klown1974 "….anyone find them this late here?" we haven't even started here yet get your shroomin gear out of the closet cause they're a coming, good luck & post your finds.
Speaking of the U.P. I would love to follow the "bloom" North as it moves but not quite independently wealthy yet, lol.
 

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i had a great day today found alot in monticello i picked 76 and left a bunch to grow all i picked were blacks and also found a few dozen in wheatfield they were to small to pick yet but they r popping good luck everybody
 

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Went out today and got 3 measly grays...for 2.4 miles of walking. But hey 3 measly ones is better than none. For the first time this year I've heard the white throated sparrows while shrooming and that's good news to me I always hear them when the picking gets good (they move through and are only here for a while). Here's a couple pics, not easy to spot
 

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Went out today with not much luck...I had "visions of mushrooms dancing in my head" but to no avail. I only found 9 blacks in a spot I found blacks last year and I found 2 little yellows in the spot I had found the 3 grays on Sunday...Oh and a stick in the eye to boot that friggin hurts but that shroomin. Heres a pic
 

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Went out today almost 3 miles and found 15, a mix of grays and a couple blacks. I'm attaching a couple pics of a False Morel...1st ones I ever came across, about 5 around a dead elm. There's no mistaking that unlike with chanterelles.

 
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