New to morel hunting - when do I start looking for them?

Discussion in 'Tennessee' started by rmnypt, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. rmnypt

    rmnypt Young Morel

    Hello, I'm in Cheatham Co. and and bound and determined to find and eat some morels this year. I however have no idea when the best time to start looking for them is. I have researched a bit but I know it depends on the area of the country, hard winter etc so I'm at a loss being a newbie. I figured I won't learn if I don't ask the questions. I looked around last year but think I must have missed the season completely. Any help and advice is appreciated.

  2. miked4482

    miked4482 Morel Enthusiast

    generally look for soil temps above 50 or air temps in the 70 daytime and 50 nite time range to get them started. other signs can be redbud trees blooming or dandelions turning to seed.

  3. pomoxis64

    pomoxis64 Morel Enthusiast

    Just a couple of weeks, maybe three. Locally we are expecting mid sixties during the days and mid 50s at night. Just drizzling rain, the type that will start the soil temp coming up.

    Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle and morels in the skillet will sizzle, sizzle, sizzle. Cabin fever! Or maybe I ate some bad shrooms from last year.