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Anxious to hear about the first morels found in Madison county. Feel free to join my post. I've got the fever so did go out to a few places yesterday that I found a few dozen last year at, just checking. Hopefully they will be poppin' in the next couple weeks. I will let you know when I find my first one. Good luck hunting everyone!
 

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Went out today an checked some of my early spots that produced about 10 lbs of black early last year am still nothing yet. Plenty of moisture. With the upcoming warm rains this week an warmer days an nights I think next weekend should be a good start. But will be out everyday checking from here on out
 

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RetArmyGuy here, headed out to my spots today just to check again, even though I know it is too early. Didn't come across any of the morels. I did come across patches of mayapples though, 6-8" tall, might be a good sign shrooms are just around the corner! Good Luck hunting!
 

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Yea RAG i live north of Vandalia Montgomery/Fayette
And hadn't found none myself think it's about week early and just wondering feel free
To comment but I beleive you know your trees you will find shrooms up where I'm at I hit
On soft maples and sycamore and the right cottonwood and dead elm is killer!! But what trees yall on here usually
Find yours around???
 

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Went out today on my early southern hills an still nothing. Everything is prime tho. Plenty of moisture. May apples about 6-10 inches. any day now. Just need some sun. Temps are perfect. After this weekend it will be on. Will need a couple days of sun to kick all this moisture in to action
 

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Greys are popping in northern Madison County have been last 2 days.. Not alot of them and not big all on south hills or south facing wood edges. Found 10 yesterday Found 14 today.. North or Granite City and West alton area all these were found along the river pretty much.. Good luck only gonna get better daily with the rain and heat..
 

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Twig. I've been to a couple of my spots in I believe the same area your talking about an have had no luck yet an it usually produces early in these spots. Can you tell me what the Condition of the areas your finding them in. is it still bare areas or greened out. An were they along elms? it sounds like we hunt the same area. I was there today to an struck out. I was in a Grey dodge ram if you seen me
 

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Checked 3 more spots today an still no luck. Anybody having any good luck in Madison County. I will be out everyday from here on out. But curious if my spots are done producing or if it's just not there time yet
 

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Today I made the trek to the area where I found a few dozen last year and had no luck. I noticed things are really greening up fast in the woods in those areas, especially the ground cover. By the way, I do live in the Edwardsville area.
 

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Sorry woodsman haven't been on here last couple days.. Anyways I'm finding all that I've found in almost direct sunlight none around elms these are all coming from a area filled with large Maple trees on a wood edge running east west on the south side ground is still pretty bare in those areas except the ones actually I've found outside the tree line in direct sun are growing in basically grass with thick decomposed maple leaves buried down in the grass kinda tucked under in the Japanese honeysuckle that's growing along the edge.... I don't know if I can explain it any better.. On another note though I've went last 2 days and found zero I won't be able to go again til next Wednesday unless I hit this usually late spot some time this weekend just too kill some time.. I think it's still early and moisture was just right for the spots I hit because their not popping there anymore and my early reliable spots ain't popped a thing yet so I'm kinda confused but still very optomistic for early to middle next week to really start to getting popping them greys..
 

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Finally. All my hard searching paid off today at one of my honey holes. Found 12 Greys an 27 yellows all around elm or ash flats lands
 

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Found 15 blacks today at one of my private spots. Left at least another 3 dozen that were all the size of a pencil eraser. All were on north side facing slopes around ash trees. Will post pics if I can figure how to
 

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Took a walk to my spots again, found my first little grey morel, top edge of a creek bank facing south, it was about an inch tall, had broke off and was starting to dry out. I checked another location and came across a half dozen greys just poking up through the leaves, about an inch tall, left them for a few days to mature, hopefully they will be there when I go back. Looks like they are popping! Good Luck to All! Happy Hunting!
 

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Just logged on with Jack's help. Will hold off looking in Fayette County until next week. Looks like a good season ahead. Patience.
 
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