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I'm new to the site and until about 2 years ago didn't even know what morels were. I really haven't found many but I look as much as I can(I live in pacific near 6 Flags). I plan on looking a lot this year was looking for a unfair advantage.

I have a nice set of 3rd gen night vision goggles was wondering if that with a light source such as uv would make them pop.

Or if any light source color(blue,red,yellow,uv,ir) would help l. Thanks!!
 

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I am by no means of a morel snob. Ill take whatever I can get. I hear story's of people getting trash bags full. I spend hours and hours and while last season found like 10,this year is going to be different
 

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I wish you the best of luck Siefert! Get out there now and find those recently deceased elms. The ones with the bark just starting to pull away from the trunk. If you live by any big rivers go check out the bottom areas along the river where the cottonwoods, maples, and sycamore grow and see if you can find any that have been snapped off or tipped over.Find a way to mark or remember where these indicatorrs are and go back when you know shrooms are poppin' !

Believe me it is worth the time to scout them out! Once the shrooms are up time is crutial and wandering aimlessly won't get it done.


Good luck ShroomMates!
Mitch
 

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Night Morels are the best! Very little compition. Won't be long KCMO! And MissouriShroomMate good info for the newbie, follow that sir and I promise you will find more than 10 this year.
 

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" Ill take whatever I can get". Go online find out about them shroom's. you don't want to eat them poisonous ones really.
I've hunted em for 30 some yrs. I also heard of the fall --- Morrels or "False Morrels"I hear ya not supposed to eat em. Poisonous! I should have looked em up online though. But good luck this year we down here in central Ky. been getting the rain. I bet this gonna be a good year. with plenty of moisture. I got the fever!
 

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I meant any morel I can get** I have tried other edible missouri mushrooms and wasn't impressed. I don't pick any other kind and the false morels I don't think are that similar.

I think my problem was I always got a late start. When I see dandy lions and it heats up around here(we got the moisture) I will be hunting
 

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I just meant a week late to the normal in Missouri......just a guess by the cold fronts that keep coming down.The weather people keep adjusting the long rangers to accommodate the cooler than normal conditions.Just a hunch :)
 

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Are you in Kansas City then KC RM Hunter? I live in Cameron, MO and I am getting impatient. I think you are right though, it looks like it is going to be a late season. Last year was great, I was finding them by mid march, but at this rate they may not be out for another 3 weeks.

Has anyone found anything in MO yet??
 

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I think we are looking at a more "normal" year. Most years in kcmo it has been my experience that 4/8---415 is about right for finding more than a few little ones in just the right micro climate. My records show good shropmin oicing some where in that 10or day or so period. I can almost walk into ceartian woods on 4/12 and oick most years. Last year was a freak start that had most picking by 3/20 in kcmo and the end nearing by 4/15 (meaning good shrooms in good quanity and quality) i hunted above I 80 before 7may last year. To me this year looks a tad bit ahead of normal i expect to see morel by 4/6 in kcmo and good picking by 4/13 .
 

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Last year was a freak year,I found my biggest haul on the 29th of March here in KC north(big golds).In my past experience I've never found mushrooms in March,I know a few people do in my area but they are thumbnail greys.
There are no reports in Missouri that I'm aware of,Oklahomah is just starting.
April 6-10th is calling for the lows in the thirties which will halt all growth.I know how accurate the extended forcast is(not very),but this change in weather patterns......... to cool and wet seems to be pretty persistant so far.
Anywho...only time will tell and I hope it is a good season and that you find big gobs Super Picker and Shroom-man!!!!!!!!
 
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