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Well..here’s my assessment of this season. It is a bad one. All of my areas are producing like they usually do but very few instead of an abundance. Half free morels for me where I would usually find 100s I’ve found 5. Meanwhile I picked 4 greys from area that had 50+ last year. Most shrooms I am picking are dried out. We need a significant rainfall asap or it’s gonna be worst season in a long time. Hit southern ohio spot today and @thehuntress is dead on the shrooms are dried out and very little in areas I usually picked 150-200 a season I picked 62 this year and today some were big yellow so wondering if it’s done but I really think a good rain would bring one good flush. 51 yesterday northern ohio. 24 today southern ohio
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Well..here’s my assessment of this season. It is a bad one. All of my areas are producing like they usually do but very few instead of an abundance. Half free morels for me where I would usually find 100s I’ve found 5. Meanwhile I picked 4 greys from area that had 50+ last year. Most shrooms I am picking are dried out. We need a significant rainfall asap or it’s gonna be worst season in a long time. Hit southern ohio spot today and @thehuntress is dead on the shrooms are dried out and very little in areas I usually picked 150-200 a season I picked 62 this year and today some were big yellow so wondering if it’s done but I really think a good rain would bring one good flush. 51 yesterday northern ohio. 24 today southern ohio View attachment 42561
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Agreed, some spots produced OK, but over all below Ave, I Havnt seen a good year for half frees in a long time...I can think of a couple years that were worse, but yea, this one is somewhere close to the bottom. Best years are those steady painfully slow warm ups, not a roller coaster ride of temperature swings.
 

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Discussion Starter · #167 ·
Ticks are out.

I'm not sure if i got this during my 3 nights in a cabin in Hocking county or after getting home to central OH. It was well in my scalp today and didn't want to part with my skin, Ha!! It's a dog tick also called a wood tick.
I did not wear my treated, dedicated mushroom hunting clothes in Hocking except during actual mushroom hunting time in the woods. So, I would say those patterns violated my disciplined norms because around the cabin I wore untreated clothes. Until now, I haven't had a tick for 5-6 years, including all mushroom hunting.

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Have a great time in the woods; Morels are still out there! 😎 🌞
 

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emarler - the web consensus is steady pull, straight out. No quick jerk or twisting which may sever the body, leaving the head still embedded. I doused the site with rubbing alcohol, with a Q-tip, before and after removing.

Proactive continual diligence. I'd gotten complacent.

Happy hunting to all! 😎 🌞
 
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