New to morel hunting in Gibbon, MN needs help

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by countrybee, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. countrybee

    countrybee Young Morel

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    I am hoping someone can give me pointers on where and when you can find morel mushrooms around Gibbon, MN. I have never done this and would like to find some. Please help!! Thank you for your time.
     
  2. judy j

    judy j Morel Enthusiast

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    Countrybee: Mankato has good areas for hunting in the state parks and WMA. Look for the river ravines and, of course, dead elms. Probably won't be in MN till Mother's Day at the earliest.
     

  3. countrybee

    countrybee Young Morel

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    Thank you Judy J. I will be checking it out. :)
     
  4. odguy

    odguy Morel Enthusiast

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    I tried for years but I was unsuccessful every time. I got some books and I picked about 350 last year! I found almost all of mine in areas that looked like they held water part of the year, small areas with ash trees. I am red-green color blind but I have a heightened sense for browns and it works in my favor. While I am not familiar with your area I found them in the same areas over 100 miles apart.
     
  5. countrybee

    countrybee Young Morel

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    Wow! That is a lot of mushrooms, Congrats! Thank you, I will keep that in mind, very helpful. By any chance do you know how long the growing period is?