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Peoria area !

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by olelucky, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. olelucky

    olelucky Morel Enthusiast

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    Has anyone in the Peoria area found anything yet ? with all this rain they should be about ready to pop...with a little sun !
     
  2. hudson27

    hudson27 Morel Enthusiast

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    not yet! going out in the moring tho!
     

  3. olelucky

    olelucky Morel Enthusiast

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    did you have any luck Hudson?? im going out monday....guy i work with found a dozen small gre
    ys on saturday in Washington area !
     
  4. landolincoln

    landolincoln Morel Enthusiast

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    I went out Saturday just North of Peoria. Didn't find anything. Next week is going to be in the 60's and I think that will be the start for the area here.
     
  5. hudson27

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    found a few tiny tiny ones, gray. cant figure out the photo upload on here lol. I think the flood will be of benefit once the water goes down and the temps rise...they seem to be taking their time lol!
     
  6. olelucky

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    Went out today to my early spot..looks as though we are still about a week or so away...The may apples are tiny and no where near opening up yet...about 3 inches high if that !
     
  7. olelucky

    olelucky Morel Enthusiast

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    Hey there Hudson im by Peoria if you wanna go out later in the week?
     
  8. hudson27

    hudson27 Morel Enthusiast

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    Yeah id love to go out! Txt me...815-871-0701
     
  9. olelucky

    olelucky Morel Enthusiast

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    Ok i will do that Hudson....probabaly another week for our area !
     
  10. rdbrds

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    went out in the washington area yesterday where i always find early blacks. got skunked.looks good for the weekend!
     
  11. shroomit

    shroomit Morel Connoisseur

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    Nice, never ever found a black shroom around Peoria area
     
  12. olelucky

    olelucky Morel Enthusiast

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    Ya Shroomit ive been hunting them for 48 years and never once found a black around this area.....The may aplles i saw yesterday in Washington were 2 maybe 3 inches tall all constricted not eve close to opening up yet....i was surprised to see your picture's of them opening....a few miles away sometime makes a difference i guess !
     
  13. shroomit

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    <blockquote>Ya Shroomit ive been hunting them for 48 years and never once found a black around this area…..The may aplles i saw yesterday in Washington were 2 maybe 3 inches tall all constricted not eve close to opening up yet….i was surprised to see your picture’s of them opening….a few miles away sometime makes a difference i guess !</blockquote>

    They were near the edge of the timber so could get more sunlight.

    I'm not saying I don't believe black shrooms around here... but I don't believe they grow here :-D

    I've consistently heard black morels grow just south of Springfield.

    First and only I've ever found were in S IL, Johnson Cty. Thought they were burnt up shrooms to start, then quickly smiled upon losing my black morel virginity :mrgreen:
     
  14. rdbrds

    rdbrds Morel Enthusiast

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    would luv to take 1 or both of you guys with me. find them every year, that is when i know it is game on! same place every year since 89..
     
  15. burny2013

    burny2013 Young Morel

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    I found a large patch of blacks a few yrs back in peoria county. None since though.
     
  16. shroomit

    shroomit Morel Connoisseur

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    Well shroomage will be here before we know it, hope my foot heals ASAP !!!
     
  17. tkintel80

    tkintel80 Young Morel

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    Hello fellow foragers,
    If you are looking for black morels, you need to hunt in areas where a controlled burn has been. If the property owners had burned in the last year, maybe two, you'll likely find blacks. Its been my experience. I found some two years ago west of Peoria.
    I agree with you all- maybe some early greys and foxgloves out there, but the coming weeks should prove bountiful-
    Happy Hunting-
    TK
     
  18. shroomit

    shroomit Morel Connoisseur

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    We did a controlled burn on my buddies place 3 years ago in a good shroom spot, never seen a black as a result
     
  19. tkintel80

    tkintel80 Young Morel

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    It could have been a coincidence-
     
  20. shroomit

    shroomit Morel Connoisseur

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    Who knows, shrooms got a mind of their own :cool: