Official 2019 Georgia Finds - Post here.

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by pastorj, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. sustainablemomx2

    sustainablemomx2 Young Morel

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    Hi! I'm new to this group and to Morel hunting in GA. my daughters and I discovered Morels on our property here in Troup County (lagrange) about 30 days ago. We've collected about 5lbs worth and seems the season is now over here (we went out today and saw none.) When does the season typically start here in SW GA?
     

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  2. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    ATTACHING THE MAP FROM THE FACEBOOK GROUP, GEORGIA MOREL HUNTERS, SHOWING DATES OF EARLIEST REPORTS, BY COUNTY. SOME OF THE NUMBERS ARE A LITTLE LIGHT. I THINK THE COLORS ARE ORGANIZED BY WEEK. THIS MAP GOES THROUGH APRIL 1ST. YOU OUGHT TO JOIN THAT GROUP... MORELS ADRIANAS MAP APRIL 1 2019.jpg
     

  3. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    First sightings in the South are generally around the last week of February, and in the last 3 years have been reported first from south of Birmingham or around Augusta (which is pretty warm, compared to most of Georgia). There is a fb group for Alabama Mushroom Hunters, too. It seems folks in AL tend to hunt around Birmingham, not much of the rest of the state so much.
     
  4. buckhunter747

    buckhunter747 Young Morel

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    Finally hit the honey hole. Only picked about a quarter of what was there and didn't scratch the surface. I think they were prime at this spot last weekend.
     

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  5. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    What County? Thanks.
     
  6. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    3D1A4442-57A8-48D9-84C3-DE211F8D5A53.jpeg 5A018B88-08D9-4E0B-A45A-9C8A7A407520.jpeg A73074DE-2CD9-405C-AECE-A5BE30A25322.jpeg 25AC63D6-2935-40E7-9DF7-A39365424A98.jpeg 692626C5-F2A7-4C1A-AAD3-765F9BC84429.jpeg 9D3DEF2A-DD6E-4864-804E-D08F07FBB9B8.jpeg Just found this in Cobb county. It is the biggest today.
     
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  7. B1B0

    B1B0 Young Morel

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    Buckhunter, where was that? I'm down from DC fro a week in GA and looking to hunt. Can you give me some info on where to go? Thanks, B
     
  8. B1B0

    B1B0 Young Morel

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    I'm in northern GA right now, headed to Helen and then to Baxter county. Anyone have some good info on where to hike and look for morels? I'll probably travel all over GA and TN. Any info is appreciated, and if you want to take me to some spots, that'd be great, or just point me in the right direction. Thanks, B
     
  9. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    Second batch from different area of Cobb county today.
     
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  10. B1B0

    B1B0 Young Morel

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    Walter, would you be at all interested in recommending some spots in Cobb for me to hunt, or even getting together tomorrow? I had no success hunting in Helen, and then in Baxter. I'm headed down from the mountains now towards Cobb county and would love to find some morels.
     
  11. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    I can’t get together the next couple days I’m booked up busy. But what I can tell you is to go to the local parks and check within 30 yards of flowing streams in the privet line. Moist sandy ground around ash and tulip poplar‘s. If you have a Lotta pines around the pH level is too acidic for the morels that are growing now. Stick close by to flowing streams and hardwoods look at your local parks. I would say, the next big area is going to be around the Canton area. That’s where I’m headed next weekend. I wish I could get together but I can’t. A lot of people forget about the state parks find some flowing streams stay within 30 yards and you’re good also WMA areas would be good areas to check. I have found so much this year I am freezing and will have enough to last till next season. Will still hunt because you never know what Mother Nature will bring next year.
     
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  12. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Connoisseur

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    You have the magic touch...
     
  13. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the kind words eidolon.
     
  14. B1B0

    B1B0 Young Morel

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    No, thank you Walter. I'm in Canton now, so I'll sleep here tonight and send you a scouting report tomorrow. I don't think I'll stay in the area till your free on the weekend, but I'll let you know what I find. I'm totally new to the area and just exploring, but I harvested 600 pounds of Porcini in CO two summers ago, so I can always introduce you to CO hunting. Any idea about what trails I can walk up here in Canton? Or where to search? Thanks, B
     
  15. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    To be honest I don’t walk trails. I find flowing creeks and large streams and walk through the wilderness. Most of what I find are not on paths. City parks with streams and bridges over water I pull of and start hiking the banks. No certain trails. Just the right biome.
     
  16. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    C4BBC95A-DE78-4C39-B952-F19482C547EC.jpeg 999A18BA-4F86-4A3A-9405-E203820849A8.jpeg 41C56355-D0E8-4AA7-B005-E6874D56A127.jpeg Today’s quick stop on way home for lunch. Cobb county. Also yesterday’s freezer batch.
     
  17. HawkeyeMerkels

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  18. Fellow Morel Hunter

    Fellow Morel Hunter Young Morel

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    Hey guys I’m in Cobb county and the season sort of feels like it’s just kicking off from the kind of stuff we’re finding. Is It just me because i know that it is April 9th but we have had a slower warm up
     
  19. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    Check previous posts my friend. I’ve got pics up. Cobb county is prime right now. I’m finding them as big as my forearm and smaller in Cobb. I live in Marietta and hunt all over the Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow area a lot. Cobb is prime right now as far as where I’m finding them. North south east west Cobb all good right now. Good luck and happy hunting.
     
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  20. Walter80

    Walter80 Morel Enthusiast

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    Wanted to show you this is today’s. I was only gone for 1.5 hours which includes drive time in Cobb county. This spread of morels ranges from about a week to three weeks grow time. They are out there. ;-)
     
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