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Well,well,well. When is trooper,Oldelm and the boys gonna start chiming in? How goes it? I have a sneaking suspicion this is gonna b a weird year! But in these times I can't imagine anything different:) hey God,morelrat,everybody else... well let's get some bets going at least verbally! Strooper and elm about this getting together. Will talk private line. Seen a pair of Eurasian dove yesterday. Weird ! Any who syrup is running and I must attend the fire. Bucky!!!
 

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Seems like it's going to be an early year with the warmer winter we've had. Maybe a repeat of 2012 when morels were popping up in the second week of April. Thoughts?
 

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I've been sorting out all my typical areas, can't wait! This is the first year in a while that I'm going to be dedicating a chuck of time to searching. Hope it's a good year.
 

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This year has got to be better than last given the amount of snow/rain so far. Last year my spots were SO DRY. Then it froze half way through, which seems to really stunt everything. First Morel last year was May 1st for me. The season can't come soon enough!!!!
 

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Hey bucky. Yes maniac it has to be better than last year. I really got shut down last year. OldElm did much better than myself. Found 1 good spot. If you found any last year they where big tho. But thats the way of the morel I guess. On the flip side found chanterelles hedgehogs hens oysters and thats great but morels are so special to me. Would like to find my first black trumpets this year. Maybe OldElm can hook me up with his buddy, ha. Very good luck to all and the morel fever is just starting, yea
 

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Oh how I would love to find some trumpets! I've never found a single one. They obviously are incredibly hard to spot being black. I know they can grow on mossy areas but do you know if they're more common around specific wood?
 

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Shroomtrooper the summer/fall mushroom season was very good last year by far our biggest group of hens.
 

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Hey if there is any great chefs out there looking to buy fresh mushrooms.? Please drop a line on this website. I'd love to sell you morels,lobster,chicken,hen of the woods,chantrelles,blk trumpets,oyster,porchini,chaga,ramps,wild rice,maple syrup and even a little ginseng! Top dollar in season for any and all! Bet I don't get any replies. Anyway well strooper what's oldelm up to must be working! Tick tock more ticks then tocks....waiting...hope everyone is cheating death and doin all right..bucky
 

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Talked to Old Elm a couple of times throughout the winter. He is scouting already. Sent me a picture of a huge elm tree just starting to go, should be good. I read black trumpets like oaks and beech trees? no beech trees around here I do not think.worked a little overtime today and got out early, the smell outside when the temperature rises in spring gets me going.Time to start scouting.
 

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I'm taking time off work too, and with the moisture we've had already I think it's going to be worth it, i_heart_shrooms. I live in the river valley and most of my finds come in drainage ditches off of the bluffs. Trees seem to matter less than moisture does where I'm at for some reason.
 

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Buckthornman , Shroomtrooper for got to mention he found an amazing LOBSTER tree. He prob intentionally didn't mention it! It was so good I named it the "Trooper Tree" ,and snuck back there four or five times W/O him along, Jeez those lobsters were the size of basket balls every time too. Got some very promising new spots lined up to start hitting up this season,and some good old producers too. Trooper we gotta go nail that RAMP patch asap, I'm dying for a mess of fresh Ramps!!

Sad we lost the great " Mr.Chuck Berry " yesterday.
Peace to all.
 

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Thanks chuck:) everybody getting a little fever? Me too. Just like morels everything is temporary. Spring starts tomarrow so now we wait and watch and come up with new plan as she let's us...never know! Part of the fun I gus. Well time to start eating those last dehydrated and prep the gizzard. Hoping and praying we get blessed with perfect circumstances. Funny that damn buckthorn never gets less sharp! Talk to ya all soon. Buckthornman.
 

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Tommy j, I do very good with hens also. Last year I got lazy and didn't clean them just froze them, bad idea. Almost impossible to clean when the dirt freezes into the pedals. I ended up simmering them and then cutting them up then blending them, then pouring it through cheese cloth to make a nice soup.needless to say I will take the time to clean them properly this season. OldElm, nice to here from you on the forum again. I will take you up on the ramp spot. I am kicking myself for not going with you and your buddy on the black trumpet outing, heard you dint go either, what where we thinking? So you named the tree after me, ha. Well you get the credit, you led us to the spot, I have no idea where it is to tell the truth. First lobsters I ever found, thank you. Hope Morelmaniac and myself find our first black trumpets, I want to comare black trumpet cream sauce to a morel cream sauce, Morel is still king so far. Stay sharp Bucky
 

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Shroomtrooper yes we froze ours the first year we went hen hunting and none of the were good to eat, so it was a bummer to see all of them to waste. Definitely gonna hit the morels hard this year . Going down to southwest Missouri in 2 weeks.
 
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