Newbie mushroom hunter

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by Edmond, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Edmond

    Edmond Young Morel

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    hello everyone. I’m new to North Georgia area and I’m in the south Dawson area. I’ve never been hunting for mushrooms. Any good spots in this area? When do we need to start looking?

    Edmond
     
  2. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

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    Usually it starts early March but prime time is March 20- early april
     
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  3. adriana

    adriana Morel Enthusiast

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    I would tell you my good spots but then I’d have to kill you. Don’t ask don’t tell...
     
  4. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    New hunter here. Will morels grow near lakes, or do they require running water nearby?
     
  5. tommyjosh

    tommyjosh Morel Connoisseur

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    Where I live it doesn't matter at all if you are by lakes
     
  6. adriana

    adriana Morel Enthusiast

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    Start looking when you see dandelions, probably mid-March to early April in your area depending on elevation.
     
  7. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    In N. Ga., dandelions turned to fluff and blew away about a week ago. Tulips are on the way out. All the flowering trees are past their prime, Spring is flying by this year, a month or more early.
     
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  8. sustainable forager

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    That is shocking about all the trees and dandelion and tulips being done! They are just starting to find them down there
     
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  9. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    Yep, it's very weird.