Hello all - appreciate your opinions. My family owns a cabin in Itasca Co. For years we'd heard that morels grew in a certain area - public land - very close to our cabin. Last year, we were fortunate to find a good number of mushrooms in this particular "spot". We returned to this spot the next day. Shortly after our arrival, a man came charging into the area and begin picking himself. He then confronted us (not aggressively) and told us that he lived in the cabin across the gravel road and had been picking this spot for years. We are new to morel picking and are unfamiliar with appropriate picking etiquette. While we were picking on public land, this gentleman clearly felt he had some title to it as he'd been "picking it for years". This area produces a good number of mushrooms and we'd like to return this year but don't want to feel like we're "trespassing" on someone's spot. Should we let this person know we'd like to pick the area this year? Compromise in some way? Or simply pick without thinking twice since this is public land? All opinions welcome. Thanks!