Oklahoma Message Board 2018

Discussion in 'Oklahoma' started by iwonagain, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. iwonagain

    iwonagain Morel Connoisseur

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    Looks like Central OK *may* get some rain this Friday but the chances are still on the low side. The first major Spring-like storm system may arrive next Friday and even bring some well-needed rain in Western OK - Too early to tell at this point but at least there is some hope - I want my cedar spots to produce their usual clusters of mini gray morels :)
     
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  2. stormy

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    How much longer do you think you have with your season over there? Thanks
     

  3. DirtyDog

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    Outsiders guess is probably 2-3 more weeks depending on location
     
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  4. pratherpea52

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    When is it over in n w Arkansas or has it been been over and I’ve been just walk n the country side look n 4 no reason haven’t seen 1 here beginning 2 think they don’t even grow here in Washington co like they took some kinda magic mushroom spray took to the road and made a trip around the county line and maby it’s me 4 getting 2 look down. I’m gonna try looking down like people tell me 2. IDK
     
  5. Deere Man

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    IMG_2111.JPG IMG_2110.JPG Well I found 100 under one tree in a 25 minute hunt sad thing is if I would have been there a week ago I'd have close to 200 thanks to the cold it really hurt these. And of all trees I found them under it was an oak tree blown over. Wasn't even going hunting was looking for cows out.
     
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  6. morelsxs

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    hey Nate. Are you the one who had a profile pic a few years back of layin' in a tub with a hat and shades on covered with morels?
     
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  7. iwonagain

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    Found about 60 morels after work - many of which Ray Charles ! :) IMG_8232.JPG
     
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  8. yocham85

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    20180410_220255.jpg 47 this evening
     
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  9. nate

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    Well, maybe if you mean this one IDK. Someone may have photoshopped me some shades. received_10213179706701490.jpeg
     
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  10. stormy

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    Wow, that’s crazy, I hope you’re right, but it doesn’t seem likely?! Good luck
     
  11. trotline

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    Nate nice flathead!
     
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  12. flatbottomfrank

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    Anyone else have experience with holes completely drying up? Two of my past goto spots have either not produced at all or only produced 1-2, in the last 3 seasons. The only thing I notice is a large increase in armadillo traffic. If its other pickers beating me there, they leave no sign, trace or even footprints.
     
  13. flatbottomfrank

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    Check out Madison County Wildlife Management area, might be called McIlroy now.
     
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  14. yocham85

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    my spot have not did Well for the past few seasons and two of the have did nothing in 3 years. I will check them again this weekend but it' been a rough year for me so far, only have 371 for the season. I also have been checking tons of new spots and am coming up empty.
     
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  15. iwonagain

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    Most of my spots did not produce as well either [total of 800-900 morels so far]; except those which rely on Elms only *and* got >= 0.75 in of rain on March 27 [which I found was a minimum to trigger fruiting] *and* received >= 0.15 in [maintains top soil moist to allow the triggered morel embryos to grow] the following ~ 10 days. For Cottonwoods/cedar spots, there needs to be back to back [~7 day interval] soakers [> 0.5 in] - not surprisingly, none of my cedar spots produced (unless an elm was mixed in). All of this theory assumes, naturally that there aren't long stretches (>= 5 days) of >= 80F weather (especially windy days) embedded in between and especially before the main "triggering" rain event.
     
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  16. bh

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    WOW
     
  17. yocham85

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    I have some spots with a lot of cotton wood that hasn't produced anything in a while, like 5 years. The last time I got any thing there it was a good find. Probley pulled 500 out that year just at those cotton woods.
     
  18. goshawk75

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    I know, dumbass yankee question. What is a Ray Charles? Been at this almost 50 years and haven't heard that one.
     
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  19. Deere Man

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    Yea I haven't ether but I'm going to guess so big that a blind person could see it but I'm not sure.
     
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  20. iwonagain

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    Found about 60 more freshies after work ! :) - and yes the Ray Charles are the large yellow morels that can be easily seen from the road or from afar; only a blind person would not be able to see them ;) IMG_8260.JPG