St. Louis Area 2015 Predictions?

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  1. smguffer

    smguffer Morel Connoisseur

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    I predict:

    1) First morel in st louis/st charles Area will be found April 11th

    2) I will be the one to find the first Morel in the st louis/st charles area

    3) I will find more morels than all of you

    :twisted: :cool:
     
  2. morelmaniac78

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    Smguffer, how many pounds did u end up with last year?? I ended up with 60 lbs. Hope to find at least that much this year as well. Going to do a little traveling to find those boogers this year. Let me know if u are interested in taking a trip to my property in Freeburg, Mo. around the middle of April. Good luck to all, won't be too long.
     

  3. adriana

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    Are there any good morel hunting spots in Clarkson Valley? I'm from Atlanta but am thinking of visiting a friend in the St Louis area during morel season.
     
  4. smguffer

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    I found 17 pounds and that was too much for me. I was more or less just scouting the last week or so and didn't even really want to pick them any more. i was getting sick of the smell of mushrooms.

    i definitely got compltely burnt out on it last year.

    in all honesty i'll probably only hunt HARD 4-5 days this season. id be happy with 5lbs haha.

    good luck to you morelmaniac.

    and adriana i am not familiar with clarkson valley honestly... if i knew something about that area i'd help but i just dont. :(
     
  5. adrenaline

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    Ahhh hate to tell you guys this but you already missed it! Morels have come and gone this season. Found few yesterday all dried up... HAHAHA... seems like someone always says that right before I really start finding them!
    I am betting we start hearing of them being found around the 15th- but I bet I find my first around the 19th. Just basing it on the extended forecast.
    Who knows though! I will def. be out there starting next week- and looking forward it!
     
  6. blarneystone

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    Hoping for a great season in St. Louis area. I have an ash tree in a grass area where I work and I use as my "indicator tree". As soon as I see a few around that, its time to go into the woods. I turkey hunt in Dent County on the week of the 20th, Hopefully they are in STL the week after that, but Ill take them the week of the 13th if that is what Mother nature wants.
     
  7. sustainable forager

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    gyromitra caroliniana has been spotted in our area...by myself
     
  8. morelmaniac78

    morelmaniac78 Morel Enthusiast

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    I spotted trillium and dandelions on a hike yesterday, morels not too far behind.
     
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  10. smguffer

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    i was thinking the same thing. im going to look saturday morning. ground temperature is 50-55. i think there will be a few to find. nothing crazy yet though.


    this rain though.... :mrgreen:
     
  11. adrenaline

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    What do you guys think? This coming week rain and warm... looks good! Ive been watching the back yard- have had a few pop early here the last couple years - its gotta be getting pretty close! Seems like every year I start looking way to early... but I doubt Ill be able to stay out of the woods all week- If anybody wants to hit up local areas let me know- im in St. Charles... I have hunted out at Weldon in the past... haven't really found a ton, but my brother and I pulled out about 6lbs one day last year.
    I bow hunted out a bush last fall and found an area that looked promising- might go check it out Friday if anyone wants to tag along... more eyes=more shrooms. at least that's what "they" say.
     
  12. joemoris

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    Thursday or Friday I will find a few. Posted this on my Facebook... [​IMG]
     
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  13. smguffer

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    @adrenaline - im right there with you... i start getting out in the woods super early. i enjoy taking the dog out but it's also fun just watching the woods come to life. i didnt get a chance to go out today but i'll check around a little bit tomorrow. I'm going to take it easy this year i think. If i can pull 10 or so pounds out i'll be happy. I just have too much on my plate this spring... but i'll find time to get a few hunts in for sure :D

    @joe moris - LOL. great AD. let me know how that works out for you. good luck sir!
     
  14. turick

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    I'm in St Charles County also and hoping next weekend will be promising with all the rain and warmer temps this week!
     
  15. smguffer

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    i've looked around a little bit... so far all of my predictions are incorrect.

    1) they have found morels before april 11

    2) people have found morels before me

    3) im going to be working a lot and im 100% sure everyone is going to find more than me :D
     
  16. adrenaline

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    Found my first back yard morel this morning here in St. Peters- Its a small gray, less than 2"- BUT its there- same place as last year! guess Ill have to get out this weekend and see what else is poppin-
    I did hit a few spots on Wednesday- no morels but the snakes were out in full force- saw 7 and one was the size of an Anaconda...
    Good luck out there!
     
  17. smguffer

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    Indeed the snakes are out! I caught these beauties just yesterday :D

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  18. smguffer

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    I found 4 today. It was more just to get the dog out in the woods and start training my eyes

    all 4 were less than an inch and a half tall. [​IMG]
     
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  19. smguffer

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    i found 7 more today on lunch break. here are a few of them.



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  20. smguffer

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    what a slow slow start lol. i've only had 3 finds so far

    1st time: 4

    2nd time: 7

    3rd time (today): 10 .. and all 10 were drying up

    we need more rain combined with warm temps!