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Hey all,

Been a lurker on this forum and 2 others for a bit, and finally wanted to come out of the woods and introduce myself. Been picking for about 5 years, have some good spots, willing to actually... possibly take someone out this year. I have the opportunity to hunt more, and looking for a couple people that may be interested. Even if you new to the morel hunting life, want to learn, etc. I would be willing to help.

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Well the season is fast approaching. I am predicting a week to 2 weeks earlier than last year. I was in full swing around April 24th through about May 10th. I am gonna say a week or so earlier with the record warmth we have had, along with the moisture already.

I scouted 3 spots 2 weeks ago. Id'd more trees as possible spots this year. So much easier to hike and get a lay of the land when there is no snow to tromp through and less vegetation to plow through.

Good luck anyone. If you need a hunting partner or looking to hunt if your a first timer, let me know. I may just take you up on either offer.

Ryan
 

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My friend and I are headed out this weekend to my favorite "spots" We split it evenly. Just started hunting with a friend last year. I love being out in the woods and the thrill of the find! She's shorter so I have her follow me and she always finds them! I used to go with my grandpa, so don't have anyone to give us tips in the woods. If you think there's enough to share, we'd be happy to forage the forests with people!
 

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Hello Ryan, How are you? I have not gone hunting in Wisconsin yet but I am eager to, I live just north of Madison. I used to go when I was a little kid in Pennsylvania, my aunt & uncle lived on an apple orchard so it was pretty easy pickens. If your offer is still available I would love to accompany you on your hunts. Cheers, Peace, & Love to you -Erin
 

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Hello all,
I'm new to the area and to morel/mushroom hunting. I'd be very interested in meeting some new folks and learning a thing or two. I don't have any secrets to share yet, but I'm sure we'd find plenty to talk about, etc. Sounds like we might be able to get a little group together or something. I went out for a poke around yesterday but didn't see anything, but I was probably looking for more mature mushrooms than actually exist yet.

Cheers -
B_B
 

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Any luck yet? I'm southeast and still have not found any.. This is my 2nd year but my husband is an old "pro" ... We have about 100 acres and are going to get a good haul this early spring! Keep me posted on where you are at so I can have a heads up in my area. We've been out everyday for the last few weeks scouting ... Good luck and happy hunting Wisconsin !
 

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Hey, I'm out west of Madison a bit (Iowa co.) and I'm trying to learn the tricks of morel hunting. So far no luck, but I'd love to shadow someone sometime. I promise I'm not scoping for your secret spots, just need a point in the right direction. I'd be happy with a handful of morels, not looking for lbs...I think the hunt sounds more fun than anything, though it'd be nice to actually find something now and again...tips? Advice? Anybody willing to take me along on a hunt?!
 

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Morel mushroom hunting is all about putting time in the woods up front to find holes. It can get frustrating when first starting. Make sure you know the difference between a real morel and a false morel. Make sure you google this and get image examples.

Look for Elm trees - especially dying ones.

Youtube has good videos.

Also, its getting near the end of the season out there. Northern Wisconsin is still probably going strong.
 

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Thanks for responding Thornbushessuck! I've done a lot of research online, and I gotta admit the resources online make it seem deceptively easy to find morels! Perhaps it is just that the season out by me is done, or others already found em all. It I don't have the eye for it. I e been out every day this week, usually for about 3-4 hours at a time. Admittedly I do get a bit distracted just enjoying the woods, but I admit I'm a bit flustered with 15+ hours of hunting so far and not even one small morel to show for it, haha. At least I found some ramps, that helped a bit! I'm really just hoping I can shadow someone sometime, maybe I'm just not looking the right way.
 

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Loraxthe, it starts with nothing, then something then more then, more and more, then you think you figured it out, then bam, mother nature throws you a loop. Its all good, You can look the right way, but if the conditions are not right, not your fault. Get ready to hit the road. Its exciting, its fun, god I love this. If you look at all the posts, they are out there some-ware, keep the faith.
 

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I know the 2017 season is still several weeks away but I wanted to get a jump on figuring out a game plan for this year. Last year was my first time out hunting, I had limited success looking on a friends land just outside of town but I would love to learn more about Morel hunting. Looking for someone to help me learn more about the where and when's or let me tag along with you. I would be willing to work something out such as some gas money, I could do landscaping or trade some black raspberry jam/ berries when that season hits.
 

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" shroomnoob84 " now is a great time to be out scouting for new tree's, our goal is to find 10 new trees/location's every spring to add to spots we already know. look for dead or damaged American elms. A good trick/hint is to bust off a piece of the bark, break it in half across the grain, if it reminds you of a KitKat bar it's elm.
Good luck scouting.
 
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