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Merkels for 2023?

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Looking forward to great year in 2023. 2022 was poor here in Giles. At least the rainy summer gave us a lot of chickens.
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I was in Virginia back in 2010, stayed on V- Beach
And visited a college with the second oldest building in America, and seen the desk where Cornwallis signed the surrender to George Washington..
and i observed a battle field
It was so very very inspiring, I cried..
If I could have visited as a child on a school trip
I'm sure I would have enjoyed studying America's History... instead of Hating History as I did in school...
Now I hope I can visit out there and Hunt Merkels with @barndog and maybe some of Yall others sometime, to make it part of my American History.
I intend to make it out there Eventually
Love the Hunt
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You are welcome to come stay at my house this year. I am hoping for a warm wet spring this year so we can lots of Merkel pizza.
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You are welcome to come stay at my house this year. I am hoping for a warm wet spring this year so we can lots of Merkel pizza. View attachment 44574
Ooooo that's what it looks like, Delicious
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Hoping for a good year , have a place to hunt ,Pizza looks good
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Claims to have been found in Tazewell County. Earliest I ever saw. Maybe a great year!
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Man that looks good , seeing many signs of early spring. Maple trees in full bloom early this year and daffodils and yellow bells .
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Soil temps in Bedford already over 54 degrees
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Went looking for sheds and morels in Amherst , no morels but did find two sheds from deer ,Sandy found the biggest antler !
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Went looking for sheds and morels in Amherst , no morels but did find two sheds from deer ,Sandy found the biggest antler !
Also found some oyster shrooms ,Sandy again
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Such a weather tease this year, we hit 50 degree soil temps in February and now they are below average :(. This is for Northern VA.
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I鈥檝e seen people on Facebook saying they are finding them. Im skeptical. It鈥檚 been a warm winter but not consistently warm enough and for the last 4 days the humidity has been 20% during the day. That鈥檚 dry.
Might be worth looking Saturday,warm temps this week then rain.
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The person in Tazewell posted pics of some with ice on them. Monday morning it was 14 here so they would have to be frozen. Woods around my house still look dead.
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Just a few blood root popping up at my house. Woods still look dead. Maybe next week they will start.
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I've heard reports of 2 people finding a handful the last 2 days, in the Charlottesville area. I'm gonna be checking some early season spots throughout the week. Rain last night, suppose to rain Saturday, and temps looking perfect! Happy hunting!
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I looked yesterday in Giles and still nothing but the elevation is high. Heard they found some in Blacksburg
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Nothing yet for us in Amherst , looked for 2hrs Sunday , looking again Saturday.
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Went out Sunday and Wednesday and didn鈥檛 see any. Blood root and cohosh coming up but that鈥檚 it
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Looked for about an hour yesterday, nothing at my spots here in Buchanan County. Going again this weekend, let you know how it goes.
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