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Its April so I thought I would start a thread for you hard core morel pickers up in our end of the state. The timber is getting close. You should be able to fill your belly before much longer without needing to drive anywhere. The ground is wet just a little to cool yet. May Apples are up on south slopes. Trees are just starting.
 

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Just went out in smithville area still nothing. Hoping with the rain and warmer weather this week coming will be slaying the shrooms soon. Anyone else seeing anything yet??
 

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What's up chef? I see we survived another winter. Setting up good so far. This weeks rain and temps should do the job by next weekend around here. Going to go see if I can see a few small ones this morning. Kind of a Easter tradition. When I was a kid my brothers, dad, uncle, grandpa/grandma, would all head for the timber after church. Many of those are gone now but the memory lives on.
 

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Kb We did survive the winter, and yes it is setting up nicely, lots of rain at the right time. Only thing is it looks like our whole region could pop about the same time. We always go out on easter as well, no luck yesterday. I think we are close and I'm sure there are some little ones under the leaves just waiting for that warm sun to coax them up on through the leaves. Good luck this year. Livewire stayed here yesterday on his way back from a south trip , he is already gone and waiting for daylight and gates to open. We should be filling boxes soon.
 

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Hey all !! Getting closer up in NW MO as well. I'm guessing by Sunday/Monday people might be finding really small greys. Temps and moisture are all good, but by all the "mythical" signs we're still 1.5 weeks out. My best estimate for us is that around the 18th we will be in prime of hunting. Good luck all !
 

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Waiting patiently for these lovely beauties to pop up. I hope this year proves to be a great year for everyone. Happy hunting, and good luck!
 

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Hey NW. here is hoping the rivers don't flood. some smalls are up on SSE facing slopes in very small numbers
 

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I'd like to see some pics mushroom2315 ! I don't doubt you, I just want to have something to look at and salivate about ! congrats ! I'm still thinking at least next Sunday (19th) for us North of 136. Happy Shroomin!
 

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NW, You are probably right on next weekend. I hope it rains a little more early next week. It has just barely begun here, 7- 10 days from now will be the best picking. Everything still wet up your way NW?
 

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Yes KB, Excellent moisture up here right now. We could even use more if mother nature just kept giving us these gentle rains. No flooding yet and ground temps continue to climb. We're going to have to meet up some time this year. If I'm not out shroomn ', you can always find me at Toot's. Ph. is 660-868-2855. all txt welcome.
 

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Well NW I broke my own record for futility today. Drove 525 miles to pick 20 morels. Good thing I enjoy seeing the countryside and wild animals. Checked the spot where me and a few others picked a couple hundred pounds 2 years ago. Picked 5 there. Hit a few other spots and found a few on some elm. Ended up in the strip pits in SE. Kan. and found a handful on cottonwoods. Been 25 years since I had been there. Interesting day. I know there were more there, i was just in the wrong spots. When I head north maybe we can do a hunt.
 

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Damn KB you are a serious shroomer to drive over 500 miles, sounds like the kinda sh!t me and my bros would do but so far we have avoided taking the long ride this year. If we don't get some rain I may be taking a ride to try and find some ground that has gotten some rain.
 

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Well after my third time out i finally found the sign that mushroom season is finally starting in our area. I spotted two little guys near the top of a south east hill. I know it's not anything impressive bout just wanted my fellow shroomheads in the area to know the morel has been spotted.
 

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ShroomDawg, I don't mind the road miles. I'm ticked off I found so little when I know there were enough out to get some poundage out of the trip. Sounds like I needed you guys to dig around in those strip pits. What I really needed was a boat. Just had to go look cause I'm not getting any younger. At least no skunk. But an average of 5 per 100 miles did not impress my wife.
 

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Wow KB, If I would of had the weekend off I also would of went south. I haven't even been out yet. I know after I go the first time, I'll be out everyday. Looks like we're getting more moisture this week, we need it. Happy Shroomin' all !
 
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