Shroom Doom I hunt the Mammoth Cave area also on private land and the park. I found my 1st bunch last year on the 18th down there but I believe it will be closer to the end of Mar h before we will find any #'s. I did see a report from this weekend of a find in Muhlenburg county of 1 tiny black. I'm checking an early spot tomorrow in Hart county.
Ricard76 I hunted las year and didn't find many in my honey holes was a bad year. I did find one monster yellow that weighed 5/16 th of a pound. However it grew under a big leaf pile and was water logged and uneatable. Hey if you would like
we could go look together either up their on your spots or down where I live doesn't matter. I have a couple of spots that they grow every year. We can split the haul. Just let me know. If your interested call me or text at 270-473-0475. I hate that the weather got warm and dropped back to freezing though not good
I also have hunted Mammouth Cave area near a couple of the cemetaries. Have done quite well, but never have hunted along the river but have wanted to. It looks great down there, especially near the ferry. Have either of you all hunted along the river? Let me know. Thanks.
Haven't hunted along the river but it looks like it should be a good spot for the big yellows. I have also found them near a couple of cemetaries. 1 maintained cemetary in the north side of the Park and 1 unmaintained cemetary in the south side. Never have found large #'s in the Park but really haven't tried but maybe 1/2 dozen times. Work, family, turkey hunting obligations and hunting private ground seem to get in the way!
I have never found large numbers of black morels but have been lucky enough to have found a large number of greys. I'm still thinking of going about the end of the first week of April if the weather will co-operate.
Man i think this cold weather here is not a good thing for the spores.. Last year wasn't very good for them either. This week end is suppose to get up around 60 but I,m not sure what the ground temp will do. I hope the ground temp will get up and we have a couple of good rains.
Shroom doom, I'm with you on your concerns about the cold. I don't know how it will affect the spores but I am concerned that there will be some that come up this weekend following the rain and slightly warmer temps and then they are hit by the cold next week. I expect them to be slow growing due to the cold. I am really trying to stay our of my patches because I don't want to be stepping on the young ones that I can't see under the leaf cover.
The radar is showing rain now in southwestern and south central KY. I hope it is making it to the ground and keeps up through tomorrow. If so, there will be some popping up through the leaves maybe Saturday & Sunday and early next week. Get those mesh bags ready!
Heading down from Battle Creek Mi and was wondering if there is any state land, parks, or forests that anyone would reccomend in Mid to Northern Kentucky. I'm not asking for "spots" but a point in the right direction would be appreciated since I will be travelling 5-6 hours to hunt.
Frank, Several on this sight have hunted Mammoth Cave Natl Park with some success. It can be pretty good in an average season. Blacks, yellows and grays are common in that part of the state. You used to be able to go to the Park info center and the rangers would provide bags and an occasional tip.
Frank, I had the privilege of being in northern MI 2 yrs ago near Lewiston when they had an incredible season for blacks. There were 8 in our group and we found over 1300 in 4 1/2 hrs one day. It was crazy.
Anyone around the madisonville ky area be Willing to take a fellow Shroomer out? I'm here from Kansas working for 2 weeks and I am JONESING to go, I'd be willing to throw in a couple bucks or some beer! Let me know and thanks
I'm near Leitchfield, KY. we finally got some rain. And more rain in the forecast for Friday, Saturday I'm going and find me a bag full of Mushrooms. think I'll drive to Mammoth Cave area. I better take my compass case it gets to be an overcast day. I'll bet I'll track 5 mi if not more. Good Luck to all shroomers!
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