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This weather is the best anyone could ever have for the Midwest. Usually the last few years it's been everything looks right except for we don't have rain. The morels didn't care and came out in a dry spell anyways. This is why I normally stick to areas that have natural springs. I feel like they're gonna be everywhere.馃槤
 

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Well the elms are seeding and spring is coming. Time to throw up something and see who is still with us after another winter. Time to start stomping some timber to build some hills legs back and find some good spots. Time to start watching who got precip and how much. Time to start watching ground temps and boards to see if a road trip south would be fruitful. Time to spray all the gear, last I saw there are 12 different tick born diseases present in Mo. and its neighbors accounted for. Time to Hunt is just around the corner. Happy morel season all.
I鈥檓 usually like a 6 year old on Christmas Eve. I go out WAY too early and drive myself into the ground.
I鈥檓 doing better this year. The cold snap was probably a good thing. Seems like when they pop early, the season gets cut short by another frost/snow. Best seasons I鈥檝e had is when they鈥檙e flushing very late April into May.
 

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I鈥檓 usually like a 6 year old on Christmas Eve. I go out WAY too early and drive myself into the ground.
I鈥檓 doing better this year. The cold snap was probably a good thing. Seems like when they pop early, the season gets cut short by another frost/snow. Best seasons I鈥檝e had is when they鈥檙e flushing very late April into May.
This early around here I just go out knowing I will find nothing and walk the timber. Find good elms while working on my legs for some long days of walking and enjoying nature. I like this weather pattern for much of the Quad State rectangle. "MO, NB, Iowa, and Kansas". A person can literally pick mushrooms in 4 states on one day from my home base fairly easily. There is a challenge for some of you folks this year to shoot for. I think this year is setting up as good one, cool and wet. Need a couple super soakers come the first part of April and its hotter sun rays.
 

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I鈥檓 usually like a 6 year old on Christmas Eve. I go out WAY too early and drive myself into the ground.
I鈥檓 doing better this year. The cold snap was probably a good thing. Seems like when they pop early, the season gets cut short by another frost/snow. Best seasons I鈥檝e had is when they鈥檙e flushing very late April into May.
I鈥檓 usually like a 6 year old on Christmas Eve. I go out WAY too early and drive myself into the ground.
I鈥檓 doing better this year. The cold snap was probably a good thing. Seems like when they pop early, the season gets cut short by another frost/snow. Best seasons I鈥檝e had is when they鈥檙e flushing very late April into May.
Man I spent a lot of years busting timber way to early with morel expectations, I have cut way back on the expectations part but still get out early like KB said, warm up the legs and tag trees.
 

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It's funny you say that about 2013 that was my 1st year hunting and the only reason I assumed that I found so many spots even though I was late was because it must have been a really good year. I literally was learning everything on the fly and running around everywhere just looking for mushroom sign. Everywhere we went had mushrooms. Now we dominate馃槑
 

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And It stayed real mild into May so they lasted. That year I picked morels up near Sioux City in the bottoms. It was one of the years the bottoms went nuts after the federal gov. killed off the cottonwoods. Then 2 days later drove down to the Kansas/Oklahoma border and picked a car load in cedars. Over 300 mile separation. We could use more rain out of this system tonight but it looks pretty limited on who gets it.
 

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And It stayed real mild into May so they lasted. That year I picked morels up near Sioux City in the bottoms. It was one of the years the bottoms went nuts after the federal gov. killed off the cottonwoods. Then 2 days later drove down to the Kansas/Oklahoma border and picked a car load in cedars. Over 300 mile separation. We could use more rain out of this system tonight but it looks pretty limited on who gets it.
Isn't that the year shroommate dam near killed himself from heat stroke in those bottoms?
 

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Isn't that the year shroommate dam near killed himself from heat stroke in those bottoms?
It was the year. That was a very humid day. I was sweating buckets at 7 AM. and he was already there, in his full nylon gear. I think he ran out of water sometime in the afternoon. I was with there another picker and shroommate called us. He was cramping and had the dry heaves, overall crappy. Went back in and helped him get back to his car, with the shrooms of course. He is like many good hunters, they don't quite easy. He just pushed it a little to far. We all picked a few boxes of morels though. I still have a picture of a baby deer I ran across that day.
 

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It was the year. That was a very humid day. I was sweating buckets at 7 AM. and he was already there, in his full nylon gear. I think he ran out of water sometime in the afternoon. I was with there another picker and shroommate called us. He was cramping and had the dry heaves, overall crappy. Went back in and helped him get back to his car, with the shrooms of course. He is like many good hunters, they don't quite easy. He just pushed it a little to far. We all picked a few boxes of morels though. I still have a picture of a baby deer I ran across that day.
He is a hunting machine with no off button for sure.
 
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