Got pattern to your hunting or do you just walk around and hope to find them ? Let's talk about where to look for them in a land of ten thousand of acres. I am now hunting Corp. of Engineer's ground around Truman Lake after going to the same old spots for 20+ Years and taking what was there. Looking through my new set of eyes, I am finding a pattern of what might be going on in the real world. When you go to a different environment than you are accustom to you have to find something that works. We do not have enough time to wander through the woods, aimlessly hoping to happen chance upon them. So let's define what works, at least in my area, in my opinion. Trees are trees key to what I am finding right now! Not any trees will do, I am only looking for Ash trees with a mix of Elm trees, the next component of the equation is the topography of the ground. In my findings there needs to be change in the elevation in the ground. It my only be 2-6 feet but Man has changed the contour of the ground. My early spot a small road was cut out 40 some years ago. The mushrooms are on the dirt at the edge of the road, the hump. Second area is an abounded railroad tracks, 40+ years, where a culvert was cut out and the ground spoils were move to one side. At this area ground on the other side of the culvert had no mushrooms, just the side where the dirt had been moved. So this opens up the disturbed ground theory. Anyone who has a pattern or idea on this is, welcome to speak up. Side Bar: A friend of mine worked for his father in law for over 30 years, farming over 1000+ acres, before his father in law passed away. Yes, they had a good relationship. His father in law took his mushroom hunting grounds to the grave with him, never sharing the information of what this man had learned through a lifetime of caring of his property. The topic is open, Who would like to share?