New to Area

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by reeferman, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. reeferman

    reeferman Young Morel

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    I am an avid morel hunter from Ohio and live in Broomfield. I would love to find morels in Colorado but have no idea where to start. Does anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. shroomchick

    shroomchick Young Morel

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    http://www.cmsweb.org/articles/follow_signs_morels.htm

    I will be moving out there late fall so I have been looking around trying to figure out what grows when and where. I'm from Missouri so it's going to be a big change for me when it comes to shrooming!! The article is pretty specific but I think it's going to be pretty tough finding them in CO... Good luck and let me know if you find anything!
     

  3. glorious

    glorious Young Morel

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    Timewise, now is probably the very beginning. VERY different from Ohio. Look down by riparian areas under dead cottonwoods. There are morels to be found some places some years but not many. Might look where there were burns in the past year or so.
     
  4. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    My brother lives in Colorado and some cousins. They don\'t hunt them, we all are from Ohio originally.My brother has found them in a city park in Delta,Co. about May 5th. Contact the mycology institute in Denver. I\'ve been told black morels can be found in the mountains until September. I would think that with some good rains that the burn areas near Denver and any of the burn sites near Colorado Springs from last summer will be your best bets. I wish I could have the time to come out there and hunt all the burn sites. When Yellowstone had those large fires, black morels were actually being brought out by pick up trucks full.
     
  5. reeferman

    reeferman Young Morel

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    Thanks guys, I think I will start with some backcountry hiking, looking for some of these areas but not spending too much time looking and enjoying the views instead. Thanks for the article, I hope Missouri was hopping this year! May have to head to Yellowstone and check that out as well.
     
  6. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    I saw last week there were some good rains west of Denver. If it rains up in the burn areas I'd be heading up there now for some black morels by the ton.
     
  7. obsessivemoreler

    obsessivemoreler Young Morel

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    New to the area. Im originally from PA. Went out hunting yesterday and found a handful of blacks around 7000-9000 feet. The stream a few hundred yards away was still frozen and I couldn't believe I found them. They are starting to come up in the mountains though. The aspens have barely budded! I have no idea whats gonna happen but I'm excited. I mean it is crazy early up there more to come.
     
  8. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    ObsessiveMoreler Have you checked any of the burn sites near Denver or Colorado Springs?
     
  9. obsessivemoreler

    obsessivemoreler Young Morel

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    No but I bet there are some there too. Sorry I dont kiss and tell good luck!