North Carolina Morels 2018

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by morelsxs, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. theshroomster

    theshroomster Young Morel

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    ...For a second there i thought you might be in one of my spots...but you wouldnt have missed the fat dozen I found tonight...
     
  2. Hunter420

    Hunter420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Nice stick, snacks and a new walking stick. Nice day
     
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  3. Jason Mathena

    Jason Mathena Young Morel

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    I lived in Raleigh for 7 years and I found a hundred and thirty-seven the last time I went out they were right there around town didn't have to go far hoping to hear some popping up soon for this year...im in Carolina beach and I am looking for someone who would want to go farther west and try our luck at a nice size mess
     
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  4. Jason Mathena

    Jason Mathena Young Morel

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  5. Aaron Money

    Aaron Money Morel Enthusiast

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    Do y’all think the season has passed around Winston-Salem?
     
  6. Aaron Money

    Aaron Money Morel Enthusiast

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    This year has been a total flop for me. None of my usual places produced.
     
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  7. Kidklug

    Kidklug Young Morel

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    IMG_2195.JPG First sighting in Chapel Hill after a rain last weekend and nights in the 40s. Looking forward to this weekend when there will be more rain and warmer weather to come.
     
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  8. Matt Z

    Matt Z Young Morel

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    I'm having no luck this year. Been looking for a couple weeks in western Mecklenburg, Lincoln, and Catawba counties. All the signs are there - mayapples, wild violets, cleaver, wild geraniums. Looking all around poplar, sycamore and ash trees and pretty much any tree. Along creek beds, low areas, high areas, you name it. I did find one tiny one while working in the front yard, but that's it.
    I know dying elms are supposed to be productive but what about ash trees? Are healthy, dead, or dying ones supposed to be productive? We have a massive infestation of emerald ash borers in Lincoln county, there are dead and dying trees everywhere. I was expecting a bumper crop this year but that hasn't panned out yet.
     
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  9. Jason Mathena

    Jason Mathena Young Morel

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    No
     
  10. Walkabout

    Walkabout Morel Enthusiast

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    Ash trees should be alive, all others dying with bark still attached. It's been tough going for me too. Found 6 little ones all under the same ash tree three weeks apart. I wouldn't give up the hunt just yet. Just gotta keep looking and looking and looking
     
  11. Walkabout

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    The good news about dead ash trees is that they do support oyster mushrooms if you're into that kind of thing
     
  12. trowe

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    Found 18 real nice yellows in the snow flurries today in Swain County. Going to take a few days off and start hunting at higher elevations. Most mountain tops around me where white with snow and ryme ice today. Supposed to warmup as the week goes on. My prime hill side has produced about 125 yellows for the year. Off to a pretty good start. My higher elevation spots usually produce between 200-300 tulip morels and a few blacks. Should have about 3 weeks left in the season for me.
     
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  13. Hunter420

    Hunter420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Supper!
     

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  14. Acbsmiley

    Acbsmiley Young Morel

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    I'm in Fayetteville. Rockfish area. I need to go search. I wasn't great at it when i lived in kansas when they were everywhere but man I'm craving some. Any luck or should we take a day trip west?
     
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  15. Acbsmiley

    Acbsmiley Young Morel

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    Well this gives me hope that i can find some near Fayetteville.
     
  16. Jason Mathena

    Jason Mathena Young Morel

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    I live in Carolina Beach and I have been dying to go I've hunted them my whole life I'm originally from Illinois I can't seem to find anybody who would like to go exploring cuz I have no idea where exactly I just know somewhere around Asheville area Appalachian Mountains I have found them in Raleigh so I know at least they are not far the best. Far East I would be willing to split cost
     
  17. nutsak

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    Wanted to post and let you guys know that we just started our season over the weekend here in Kentucky.

    We have been delayed by 2.5 weeks.

    This coming weekend will be a good time to hit the woods and grab some morels.

    Hope this helps you guys out.

    Best of luck
     
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  18. macmacjoe

    macmacjoe Morel Enthusiast

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    Is Anyone finding them around Asheville or west of there?
     
  19. macmacjoe

    macmacjoe Morel Enthusiast

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  20. baby_barefoot

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    It's been raining like crazy today and yesterday in Mooresville/Statesville/Denver area. The groups on Facebook are saying that we are done for the season. Do you think I would be silly to try and do a last chance hunt tomorrow or the next day? I moved to NC from KS 3 years ago, this will be my third year skunked and morel season was my favorite time of year. I don't want to give up. D: