MORELS 2019 CHIT CHAT

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. beagleboy

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    wildshroomer, that's a good idea. I am a little short on morels to try it, could you send me a couple of pounds. Better yet we could just go to one of your spots and I could pick them. Just kidding (sort of).
     
  2. beagleboy

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    It looks a little like a type of oak to me but not sure. Hard for me to id with pictures on the computer. What area is it from I only know the trees in central pa.
     

  3. Gibz

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg I decided to drop off the other side of the mountain to Westmoreland county. Nice patch of ramps. Mostly too small to pick. Also found these scarlet cups. References are not clear on edibility. Texture seemed tough but they were fresh. Anybody try them?
     
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  4. Gibz

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    Beagle

    I really like your posts. It was just about a year ago I lost my beagle buddy of 13.5 years. Seeing your posts brings back good memories
     
  5. swpa

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  6. swpa

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    Gibz,
    I have tried them although many sources discourage it. If you overcook them, they have no flavor. Sauteed medium they are okay, not great, and do have a rubbery or slightly tough texture. I sure wouldn't eat a lot. Supposedly and anecdotally, native Americans used them medicinally. I always see them in good morel woods, along with devils urn, a little before morels start and through the season. They could be in all woods, but they are obviously noticable when you have eyes on the ground.
     
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  7. Gibz

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    SWPA

    Thanks. I believe I will wait for something better
     
  8. swpa

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    Gibz,
    Good call. I found that they tasted w bit like dryad saddle aka turkey tale, which is pretty far down on the list of delectables. ThereTare much tastier ''woodeaters". Best of luck this season.
     
  9. HawkeyeMerkels

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    SWPA, I think You mistakenly said TurkeyTail, instead of Pheasantback. Cerioporus Squamosus(aka DryadsSaddle, Pheasantback). Trametes Versicolor(aka TurkeyTail)is a different species of polypore.
     
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  11. swpa

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    Thank you for correction-spot on Hawkeye.
     
  12. trahn008

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    Cleaned out the console in my truck today!! It was a good hunt!! A turkey beard (Don’t even remember shooting) a trumpet and a morel. The mushrooms are so dry they are petrified!! I’d say they are at least 10 years old! I should clean that out more often..LOL 12FF7CB3-7CE8-4C84-A927-C954AB6A5B1D.jpeg
     
  13. sb

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    Great vignette . . . of life . . .

    . . . . then Life goies on . . . .
     
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  14. beagleboy

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    Gibz, I know its tough to lose a hunting buddy, canine and human. The good memories will keep them alive. Get another beagle and make more memories.
     
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  15. cj

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    Here's the result of some early back yard Easter hunting the past few days. Can't wait to expand my search area to include da spongy mushrooms!!! Happy hunting
     

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  16. redfred

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    a little micro climate I know and visited today.. hot spot 002.JPG hot spot 010.JPG hot spot 007.JPG hot spot 008.JPG Found over 20 all within 12 feet of the black walnut tree. I know it's hard to tell with all the bittersweet and the bad photos but it is a walnut..
     
  17. Blue foot

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    Hi everybody. My second season on the headwaters of the w. branch Susquehanna river. Ramps, trout lillies, trout, may apples are emerging, I can't take the anticipation. Last year I averaged 1 per hour, and I spent many hours looking. I only knew to check elm, ash, apple. I have been scouting b. cherry and tulip poplar. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Been doing a lot of driving and walking.
     
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  18. Chyvonne

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    Hey beagleboy!
    This is my second year on this site and about my third year hunting...seems my timing was my biggest problem in the past. I'm in snyder county too, and I was wondering if you'd kindly be able to share with me what kinds of trees you've typically had your best luck with around here. I've had a lot better luck searching in SE pa, but never any luck up here. I'm certainly not asking you to share any of your spots (I'm not that much of a newbie, haha) but I thought about heading out tomorrow and trying my luck again this season. Any insight you'd be willing to share would be SO appreciated!

    Oops - just found your post from a bit back with your preferred trees on it. Will go from there!
     
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  19. Blue foot

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    BTW , great thread on breaks. I had noticed that ash grow along a line. Change in substrate must be a factor. Anybody?
     
  20. Lucky Birder

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