I live about an hour north of you and it looks like they won't hit until late April, early May. North and East facing hillsides are still thawing snow here. Peoria normally starts hitting about a week ahead of us, so 3 weeks is probably a safe call Stockton.
Update Peoria County: Tonight I went into a small patch of woods that i hunt and there is barely a weed growing yet. Spring has just not sprung yet. I did find a few small devils urns which I usually see first in years past. Then traditionally these woods will pop a bunch of peckerheads about a week before I find a real morel. I am thinking at least two weeks yet for Peoria County although I am hoping for sooner
Shroomdonger what about George S. Park east of Henry? Is that open for public hunting? Also curious about Mitchell's grove in LaSalle? I've fished the Little Vermillion and section of Timbercreek there. Always wondered about morel hunting.
Jahovajira roadside ditches are great places to find some nice ones. Now IM not saying jump fences because that is not legal but I have found many a foot off the road. I dont mushroom hunt banner marsh but if you have a boat you can do some good on the islands there. I plan on getting out in Fulton County even Gough I know it's to early but I just need <blockquote> [code title=""] <blockquote></blockquote> <blockquote></blockquote>
Chad, I have bow hunted both Mitchell Grove and George S park, they both have some elm and ash and plenty of terrain, so I'm sure they are there. Call the local DNR office, they can tell you for sure where it's ok to go and not to.
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