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Peoria area?

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by blackstang93, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. blackstang93

    blackstang93 Young Morel

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    Anybody know a good general (i dont mean anybody's spot)area to search for morels? Maybe a park or public lake area? Thanks
     
  2. ra woods

    ra woods Young Morel

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    Jubilee State Park ... Go early.. It gets crowded. ;-)
     

  3. shroomdonger

    shroomdonger Morel Connoisseur

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    I was at Detweiller Park for a soccer game a few years back. After the game we took a walk on a trail in the woods and scored some yellows.
     
  4. dwak

    dwak Morel Enthusiast

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    Look up High Point Rd. It's a long winding road down a huge hill with a large section of forest at the bottom. I found quite a few down there a few years back including a few giant ones. The season probably isn't in full swing there yet but they are down there for sure.
     
  5. ezgrower

    ezgrower Young Morel

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    Dwak - High Point Rd location you refer to is Forest Park Nature Preserve, a dedicated Illinois State Nature Preserve. As such, all fungi, plants and animals living in FPNC are protected, which means that it is illegal to collect them.
     
  6. dwak

    dwak Morel Enthusiast

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    I work for Kane County Forest Preserve and we do not ticket for it despite the laws. At any rate it's no concern of mine.
     
  7. shroomin4life

    shroomin4life Morel Enthusiast

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    I am from Peoria and hunted there for many years, Jubilee State Historic Site is definitely the best find I ever had, found over 300 in one tiny spot, stay low, near the Kickapoo, bring a stick, they're hiding under the itch weed, look for giant trees, there were people everywhere but they never saw them, I did. Don't bring attention to yourself! They will start to swarm. Another piece of advice, get out of Peoria, go camping at a campground that has accessible forest with a water source/streams etc. a bit outside Peoria. Any large creek where people can go fishing is a good place to look.
     
  8. landolincoln

    landolincoln Morel Enthusiast

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    Jubilee is a great area. It's about 10 minutes from my house. It is extremely busy during shroom season. Also tons of ticks so make sure you spray yourself down.
     
  9. hudson27

    hudson27 Morel Enthusiast

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    Ive been scouting at jubilee....and you got that right about the ticks!!!! Def gonna spray my clothes better and ive also heard of using dryer sheets to wrap around ankles and in shirt sleeves bc the ticks wont cross the chemical barrier.

    Is there anyone on here that gets together to hunt...im new to central il and dont have any shroomin buddies yet!
     
  10. landolincoln

    landolincoln Morel Enthusiast

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    I don't shroom hunt that much as it cuts into my metal detecting time but I try to go to Jubilee once or twice a season. I don't have any "magic spots" there. I've pretty much found them all over the park. I tend to stay away from the creek area just because its so heavily hit but if I can get in there early enough sometimes I get lucky.
     
  11. shroomit

    shroomit Morel Connoisseur

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    It's turkey season, don't go to Jubilee before 1pm !!

    Season ain't here yet
     
  12. goshawk75

    goshawk75 Morel Enthusiast

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    I wonder why there are so many people at Jubilee?
     
  13. morels13

    morels13 Young Morel

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    anybody know how change profile pic i want put my own pic up
     
  14. shroomstalker

    shroomstalker Morel Enthusiast

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    Hey hope all u Pieoria peeps are safe down state looks pretty rough down there. I'm here in northern il and we are passing three inches of rain today!!! Rain gauge is filling.
     
  15. shroomstalker

    shroomstalker Morel Enthusiast

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    Oops!! Bad spell ck on phone Peoria.
     
  16. hudson27

    hudson27 Morel Enthusiast

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    Yeah pretty sure my garden is kuput for the time being!!! The weather man said we are getting 2 months worth of rain over the last few days...tonight we are getting pounded....but hey as soon as the warm up comes our season will be off and running!!! I will just have to replant my seeds lol...sure they have all washed away!