Need help finding a place to hunt in Champaign county

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by basementguru, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. basementguru

    basementguru Morel Enthusiast

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    Was wondering if there's anyone that can recommend some places to hunt in Champaign County. Hunted for the first time last year and was unsuccessful. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    Howdy I hunt champaign and piat county. In champaign busey woods in piat it's a park/forest preserve on the first pita county road. Il be glad to show ya where to look if ya want.
     

  3. opiss

    opiss Morel Enthusiast

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    There is river park just NW of Homer, think it is a champaign county park. But often did good along river.
     
  4. opiss

    opiss Morel Enthusiast

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    Hey trucker any luck in piatt area yet? Douglas seems close but yet so far away.......
     
  5. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    Nothing yet. Mays are opening and and others signs of hope are present. Gonna go look after work today will report findings if any.
     
  6. opiss

    opiss Morel Enthusiast

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    Yeah 2 hours in walnut point state park today and nothing. Mayapples even have some fruit hanging allready. Has to be soon, just picked assparagas today. Well better luck to you!!
     
  7. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    Did you find the asparagus growing there or in your garden. Do you forage for ramps I was wondering if you saw any of those up already. They are like green onions.
     
  8. opiss

    opiss Morel Enthusiast

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    In my garden, although ditch down road is full of it. Yeah dont pick ramps but, did research after reading about it. Found plenty of it chewed on one today taste like weak onion. But i leave them alone.
     
  9. mycomomma

    mycomomma Morel Enthusiast

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    Trucker man are you referring to forest preserve on the Piatt & Champaign county line?
     
  10. ccs1983

    ccs1983 Young Morel

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    I am about to head out into champaign county today and look. anyone else interested in meeting up
     
  11. goillini

    goillini Morel Enthusiast

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    I could go. Im from Rantoul if you are still looking for some one to go with
     
  12. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    Yes that's the one. Been getting dry hopefully after last night's rain they'll start popping up this weekend.
     
  13. basementguru

    basementguru Morel Enthusiast

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    I don't live too far away from Busey Woods I'm going to give it a try today. Will let you know if I find anything.
     
  14. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    Found several grays at Clinton lake today all about an inch tall
     
  15. mycomomma

    mycomomma Morel Enthusiast

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    Truckerman, you are making me jealous. If they don't pop here in Piatt County soon, I'll scoot over to the lake. Are you willing to suggest which side of the lake I should try: North, South, etc.?
     
  16. goillini

    goillini Morel Enthusiast

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    I will be going out today if any one wants to go. I am new to hunting morels. I always looking for help. If you find any on my ground its yours.
     
  17. mycomomma

    mycomomma Morel Enthusiast

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    Goillini, just got back from looking in Piatt county & still no luck.
    I would say any day now for our area. Once things are going for sure is the best time to go with someone with more experience. How many wooded acres do you have for hunting?
     
  18. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    I've never been one to keep my spots secret. Today's success was in a small section of woods between the boondocks boat ramp parking lot and the pavilion parking lot. I'm sure they're all over but this is where I was today. I also hit piat and found none. Another bit of advice ticks are out I didn't plan for this and found one walking on my shirt after I git home.
     
  19. truckerman61821

    truckerman61821 Morel Enthusiast

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    A little birdy told me that the inch tall greys are now popping .ar busey woods.
     
  20. goillini

    goillini Morel Enthusiast

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    Went out yesterday and found 20 morels. This is my first found ever. happy happy me very happy. All at the same spot. I Left a lot there that was very small. I found them like I found my first antler shed. I stop to let some water out and boom at my feet there they be. This find was the coolest thing. My friend told me to if I wanted to find morels that I need to have a morel walking stick. So I made one and went out with it and within 25min I found my first morel.