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Discussion in 'Kentucky' started by shroom doom, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. shroom doom

    shroom doom Morel Enthusiast

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    Looking forward to looking for some. I hunt around the mammouth cave area anyone interesting in scouting for some new spots let me know.
     
  2. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    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.
     

  3. shroom doom

    shroom doom Morel Enthusiast

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    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
     
  4. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    Howdy All,
    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.
     
  5. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    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!
     
  6. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    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.
     
  7. shroom doom

    shroom doom Morel Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  8. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    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.
     
  9. shroom doom

    shroom doom Morel Enthusiast

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    Here we go rain and 60 tomorrow we should see some poping at least a few grays coming up.
     
  10. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    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!
     
  11. serenitywolf

    serenitywolf Morel Enthusiast

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    im soooo ready ive already been tick bit and got poison ivy and found my first snake hatchlings boots ready and bag in hand letsss go
     
  12. serenitywolf

    serenitywolf Morel Enthusiast

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    i dont look like that lmao what is that pic next to my name a pecker head with teeth lol
     
  13. glock907

    glock907 Young Morel

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    From Franklin ky, looking for someone to hunt with both in the local area and mammoth cave area
    Free to call me 270-776-2907
     
  14. hawks

    hawks Morel Enthusiast

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    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.

    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  15. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    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.
     
  16. hawks

    hawks Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks alot Ricard, if you're ever headed up to Michigan let me know and I'll point ya in the right direction. Good Luck this year and God Bless
     
  17. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    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.
     
  18. shroom doom

    shroom doom Morel Enthusiast

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    Well still havent found any but if it rains so
    on its game on. WE NEED RAIN
     
  19. dfritz

    dfritz Young Morel

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    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
     
  20. coyotewinds

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    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!