Ended 2015 almost nine inches above average for moisture. Plus two feet of snow now in the Black Hills w/more to come. Dehydrated morels will carry us over until the first fresh morels in about 120 days.
Hi I haven't ever hunted morels I have herd people talking about finding them here and I am just wondering where to look I looked along spring creek and didn't find any i don't know if it's to early or if I'm not looking in the right area help would be appreciated :lol:
I have been hitting the hills hard and I think I may have found some oyster mushrooms. Do you guys know if morels grow in the same spot every year because my grandpa told me that he found a few pounds of them in an area but I found nothing. Also what kind of trees do they grow by. I am feeling stressed that the season may be over soon.
Crazy cold nights this week w/more cold to come. Need way more wet. Here is what is working for us now: 4,200' to 6,600' elevations SW or NE MOIST slopes - direction/elevation makes no difference, just spend the time on likely MOIST habitat where you can easily see a two inch morel. Aspen/ironwood/chokecherry/oak dominant w/short juniper and sparingly few pine or spruce and zero birch. Violets, pasque and Oregon grape in bloom. Roughly 30% up since the last snows, remainder fresh white stems. Turkey season still ongoing plus a bazillion mountain bikes so lots of folks in the woods.
Let us know if those little ones get bigger Al. First of the year mountain blonde morels today all but one are less than a half inch. Also found 75 black morels. Yesterdays snow gave us plus half inch of melted precipitation, but need much more.
Still extremely dry, but a sparingly few black morels at highest elevations around Rochford this week. More pounds of oysters than morels. Focused on moist north slopes with thin ground cover, lots of aspen where Chokecherry, purple violets and dandylions just starting to bloom.
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