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I used to pick morels all the time in Alaska. When I moved to NJ (I live in Medford), the trees are all different and I have been unable to find the elusive morel. Is there anyone that would take me under their wing? My morel hunting eyes are a bit rusty, but I am sure I can easily dust them off to spot like a champ! I have been telling my daughter about them for years, but she has been unable to taste them. Please, I beg of you! :)
 

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Start looking in about 2 weeks-I'm in North NJ and season usually starts 2 weeks after Wild Leek pops up-And that happened today! You may be a few days earlier-like next weekend? Season ends around end of May. I suggest searching to the south early on-and to the north later-Couple days can make a difference when you're talking 100 miles!
 

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Im in Somerset. This will be my first year morel hunting. I pick hen of the woods in the early fall because I see them when I'm bowhunting, but I decided to work on expanding my mushroom repertoire. I started IDing mushrooms last fall while hiking the Catskills and I put a TON of effort into reading, research, and finding ash trees, tulip poplars, PH neutral soils, and even an abandoned apple orchard or 2. I have no idea if they will produce morels though. I tried to find dying elms and cover my bases but the heck if i know what a dying elm tree looks like let alone a live one. Tulips and ash and apple trees are easy... If i find I will definitely post, I think I'm going to try getting out late next week. I found Mayapples in one spot yesterday that were just blooming to about 6 inches tall. Apparently when they hit 10-12 inches is when you can expect morels. So they say. BTW my "spots", or more like "potential spots" are in Warren, Hunterdon, and Sussex. Good luck everyone.
 

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Been actively looking for the past two weeks in my Hunterdon and Mercer early spots and nothing yet. May 1 last year but the ground is fairly dry now. If we get some rain next week I am thinking Thursday/Friday they might pop.
 

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Ok NJ folks, the 2016 Morel season is coming up soon. Not sure how our weather is going to affect the season yet. Hopefully we will start getting plenty of rain. Will be anxiously waiting to hear how everyone does. Remember to post any finds!!!
 
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