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Shroomin aint for wussies!

Discussion in 'Missouri' started by shroomdawg, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. shroomdawg

    shroomdawg Morel Connoisseur

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    Ol ShroomDawg's been in training for the past several weeks preparing for the 2015 season. Started my training by frying up the last batch of shrooms from the deep freeze while slamming down a couple of Amber Bock beers, those last shrooms from the freezer put the Ol Dawg on notice that we's officially out of Morchella's and this is of great concern to Dawg and the Mrs.

    So now I'm in the field building up my stamina and endurance, started with a few brisk walks through the woods not far from the house. Did not take long and I moved my training to the river bluffs along the MO river. The 1st few climbs were a bona fide bitch but now I'm barely breathing hard when I hit the ridge.

    I'm calling you out Morel Finder, I know who you are and I think you know me so this year we'll see who's king of the Morchellas in NWMO. This aint a joke so if you want some bring it! I'll be waiting to hear from ya, in the mean time take a look at the last batch of Shrooms the Dawg found May 13 of 2014 just so you know what you're up against. L8R!

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  2. emileah

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    You got that right. My 8yo daughter and I went for a 2 mile trek today to scope out some potential hunting grounds, and we were dead tired by the time we got back. Here in SEMO the mayapples are mostly tiny spikes under the leaves, only saw two opened up. We're going to be ready this year.
     

  3. tick boy

    tick boy Morel Enthusiast

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    Dawg, I remember that load of crap you put out last year, and all I got to say is we will see who the real mushroom king is this year. I hope I never see you in the woods because I don't want to see a grown man cry after you see all the stumps when I'm through.
     
  4. shroomdawg

    shroomdawg Morel Connoisseur

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    Tickle Boy if there are stumps for you to leave it's because I aint been there or I left y'all some to pick in the 1st place, I'm good that way!

    I'll tell ya something, if'n I was to take ya out shroomin you would come back as a Tick Man! LOL
     
  5. morel finder

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    Hey Dawg, I'll take you up on that challenge. I've picked more shrooms with one eye open walking behind people the likes of you. I worked out all winter long laying on the couch drinking me some hooch and dreaming of this up coming season. I guess the time is fast approaching that I must once again prove myself as the true "Morel Finder" that most strive to ever be. Until we meet in the woods with sacks in hand, take care, and may the mushroom gods bless all with a bountiful harvest.
     
  6. shroomdawg

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    Damn son, there you go dreaming again. No use getting all worked up yet cuz it aint happening for probably 10 days or more but once things start to happen we'll let the season play out and see where the Ol Dawg ends up on the Shroom totem pole MF.

    No hard feelings no matter what happens but I'll dang sure let you know how to celebrate when I'm on top looking down on you pups. :wink:
     
  7. shroomcuttin

    shroomcuttin Morel Enthusiast

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  8. shroomcuttin

    shroomcuttin Morel Enthusiast

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    Surprised no southern MO finds yet ???
     
  9. micomikey

    micomikey Morel Enthusiast

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    Best thread I've seen yet.

    I'm in the same boat ShroomDawg, Had about 2 dozen in the freezer I pulled out Sunday and fried up, Boulevard Wheat for me :)

    ShroomCuttin, if you check the sighting maps, there have been some finds in S MO and possible S KS as well.
     
  10. micomikey

    micomikey Morel Enthusiast

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    Just noticed the plastic bags ShroomDawg. WTH man? Hehe, you disrespect the fungi with your non porous container.
     
  11. shroomdawg

    shroomdawg Morel Connoisseur

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    Yeah I'm pretty old school. need to get me some of those Morchella bags with the netting so them spores can be free. I'll check on the interwebs to see where a man can buy some.

    Used to have a couple of bags from a 10 lb bag of oranges/grapefruit that worked ok for shroomin but were just a tad to narrow and when you got too many shrooms in there they would get smashed on the bottom, especially when I was running after hearing " Hey, who in the HELL gave you permission to shroom in these woods? Get the HELL outta there you ShroomDawg SOB" :wink:
     
  12. micomikey

    micomikey Morel Enthusiast

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    ROFL...how's it go? If you ain't trespassin you ain't huntin? (That's a joke, I do not condone trespassing)

    Fwiw, mesh laundry bags at walmart 97 cents. 36" tall x 24" wide. I grab a handful and throw in the truck each spring. Big
    enough to hold a ton of shrooms and cheap enough that it's no biggie when they get caught on stuff and rip.
     
  13. shroomdawg

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    I'll check it out, I need to get some Wally time anyway, things are getting to dull around the house. :lol:
     
  14. morel finder

    morel finder Morel Enthusiast

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    Hey Shroom Dik, oops, I mean Shroom Dawg. Listen up boy, if we get this rain tomorrow morning I'm thinking a little river run down toward the big city might be on order. Say like Sunday. The redbuds are showing color and the pear trees are a blooming and the Ol Morel Finder is iching to stomp some ground. I don't expect to find much if any, but the boat needs a good spring running to clear the cobwebs out. The fever is running high for me to once again kick some shroom ass!!
     
  15. shroomdawg

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    Checked the wild plum out in the backyard whilst mowing the yard, I'm thinking you're right on the Sunday for the 1st hunt. The ol plum tree should be bloomin which means the Dawg will be shroomin.

    If we take the "Pickle" make sure you got some fresh gas, the Ol Dawg aint wantin to haul a buncha shrooms hoofing up/down the river bank cuz the Pickle puked all over itself.
     
  16. tick boy

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    I'm telling you right now Shroom doggie, micomikey sniffed you out as the rookie you are when it comes to hunting shrooms. I quit using plastic when I became one with the Morchella fungi years ago. I bet you are one of those guys that pulls the morel out of the ground instead of cutting them. You probably took a picture of your buddies mushrooms cause you were to lazy to get off the porch and find your own. I'll take you hunt'n, but put on your big boy pants because if you don't, I'll just leave you for the ticks BOY!!!!!!!
     
  17. shroomdawg

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    I like you already, you're cocky and that's good but if you're judging a shroomer by 1 picture and some plastic bags you's definitely a rook son. But if it makes you feel better I'll get me one of those high tech mesh bags and some cutting shears/knife walk around with a Go Pro camera, a cool looking floppy camo brim hat and then you can call me "The Tick Man". MFROTFLMAO. :lol:
     
  18. micomikey

    micomikey Morel Enthusiast

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    That's a great idea Dawg. Get a Go Pro and mount it on your hat. And if you can, try to look at the street signs before heading into the woods. And if you could take a gps and look at that occasionally, that'd be great. :mrgreen:
     
  19. morel finder

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    Okay Tick Bite, I must add my thoughts to the plastic bag theory and the cutting with a knife BS. Here's the real deal of it. I've been picking shrooms for over thirty years and can say for a fact that these shrooms could care less how they make to the frying pan. The same spots have given me shrooms over and over as long the ground don't get molested by farmers who reclaim it for crops or cattle. The cycle of dead elms must remain consistent in the area or the existing dead one's run their coarse over a 3 year output. The bottom ground is a whole different animal. The rules are walk until you find them on the Mighty Mo. But I must say we have figured out a pattern over the years for success in all types of conditions for all timbers. And that pattern is walk where nobody else is willing because they are most certainly "Wussies". And with that said, GAME ON boys!!
     
  20. hotfuzz

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    Morel Finder,

    Walk where no one else is walking is exactly right. When I go shroomin I hike miles, not feet and I am rewarded for it:)