Just moved here this year from Kansas City. I did good last year in KC and I'm ready to pounce on all my freshly marked territories in STL! Season is almost here!!! I'll be out everyday and every weekend!
Welcome to the St. Louis area kcsauce. I too will be out everyday after work and every weekend. Once the season starts, my wife knows that I will not be home till the sun sets most nights. Still haven't gone as far as night vision or a flashlight, but not far from trying. Morels definitely obsess my thoughts all year round, and I'm more than ready for this season to begin.
Once we get some consistent weather they will come around. I've read people find some good morels around STL and as long as you are outside looking during the right times I am sure you could find some (day or night). I found some huge yellow creams last year. I might have to hit my honey hole in KC again but I am looking forward to new territories.
How is the conservation here in STL? Are they strict about people morel hunting? Or is it pretty chill? I am sure they know they will be seeing cars on the side of the road soon.
I'm pretty sure sustainable forager was just trying to pull your leg kcsauce. This is only my 3rd full year hunting and I have only hunted public land. If I have crossed into any private land I was unaware and have never been approached. What kind of land do you hunt?? Hills, riverbottoms, or just good looking stands of timber?? I have never had any luck on hills but have a few scoped out this year that I hope will produce.
I did some early scouting of new areas midweek. Its obviously way to dry for one, delaying foliage growth as well and most of MO is in a mild drought and fire warnings according to recent Wx alerts and updates.I have a good feeling once that first warm rain hits things will get poppin!
Hey kcsauce,I I've in olathe ks,this will be my third year hunting,yr one was a bust,found 44 last year,would love to improve this year, do u wanna throw a dog a bone?im from tenn n don't know much about KC,I'm not asking for your honey hole, but any general area that u might suggest would be much appreciated,went to a couple places yesterday hoping,lol,good luck to u in your new location,I'm Rod if u want to text with suggestions,913 660 4670
Sorry Sasnak44, I don't really know of anything besides my honey hole in KC. last year was my first year hunting! I just did some recon and found areas that looked good. Only one produced good yields and that was the honey hole. I am from the Missouri side of the river though, not Kansas.
That's why im excited about STL because its all new. I think I found the right spot though!
Looking at the 10 day forcast gets my hopes up. Looks like after Tuesday it stays above 50 for the high and some good moisture moving our way. I am chomping at the bit to get out and start this year's morel season. I can only hope it will be as good as last year which yielded about 700 yellows and greys. Still have yet to find a Black morel, but again, this is only my 3rd year hunting.
If anyone can tell me how to post a picture I would greatly appreciate it.
Has anybody ever hunted in tornado damaged woods and if so do they produce the year after they are damaged? I would assume that this is good conditions for the super growth of the mushrooms trying to survive.
Thanx garden, that was my first find of last year, all around one tree. Went on a scouting trip this morning with a hopeful heart and a meat thermometer. Took some real scientific readings and found that most of the ground is still at around 40°. Did see some mayapples blooming and other foliage starting to green. I am on a mission this year to find some of these elusive "black" Morels. Hopefully with the coming mini warm-up and some more rain, next weekend will be really close to popping them up.
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