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Perfect way to social distance yourself.
Anyone scouting out new territory?

I'm keeping my eyes pealed for southern facing hills.

I'm hoping this year brings a good haul for everyone. Lot's of action last year, maybe that means lot's of spores germinating right now.
 

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Hello all, just moved to New York from Washington State. We would be picking at this time out west. I have as most of us have been keeping our distance from everyone but have been to a few state parks near me ( Hamlin State Park) and have looked but nothing yet. I would think we need a few more warmer days. Am I on the right track of thinking?
 

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Hello all, just moved to New York from Washington State. We would be picking at this time out west. I have as most of us have been keeping our distance from everyone but have been to a few state parks near me ( Hamlin State Park) and have looked but nothing yet. I would think we need a few more warmer days. Am I on the right track of thinking?
I am not sure about your micro climate near the lake but, us in central NY, we still have 3 weeks before we even begin to look.
 

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Western New York'er here. Haven't been able to scout due to a rolled ankle, been working from home for the past 2.5 weeks with another 4 weeks to go before they say we can go back into the office. The good think is it's giving my ankle time to heal, I cannot wait to get into the woods and start hunting for morels. They are a scarce mushroom where I live, haven't found one in the past 3 years of looking, hopefully this season I will find them.
 

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I just moved up here from Illinois recently, I’m on fort drum. I mushroom hunt every year back home but don’t know much about this area, looking for suggestions on where to go. Of course I’m not asking for your money holes but maybe some good public land and parks near me. Also when is prime time up here for them to start popping? Any help is much appreciated!
 

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I just moved up here from Illinois recently, I’m on fort drum. I mushroom hunt every year back home but don’t know much about this area, looking for suggestions on where to go. Of course I’m not asking for your money holes but maybe some good public land and parks near me. Also when is prime time up here for them to start popping? Any help is much appreciated!
When you hear lawn mowers then it will be time to start looking.
 

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I’m from chenango county and I’m not sure the morel map sighting in Lisel, NY was accurate...it’s still pretty cold out here! I went for my first “hunt” today with the kiddos and dog. Social distancing doesn’t have to equal cabin fever!! Nothing yet, but I’m probably jumping the gun. I’ve got one spot (my back yard ) that produces yearly, but I’ve only ever found them a few times elsewhere. I’m wondering what folks from NY find them frequently around since all the elms are long gone from Dutch elm disease. I’ve heard SO many mixed things (they grow around oaks, they DONT grow around oaks) and insert every tree name available. They grow in the forest/no they don’t they grow along the edges of fields. Can someone narrow it down a wee bit for me?
 

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There are plenty of Elm trees in Chenango county and are the greatest chance (methinks) of finding the proverbial mother lode. Ash and Apple are my next best targets. Apples that are half dying, but live Ash. I have no experience with scoring under Oaks. I never found them in open fields but haven't really spent much time there looking.
I prefer to target the tree and see if it is good ground for morels. It is still way early here, I won't start looking in earnest till I hear the irritating drone of lawnmowers.
 

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I'm with Geo. Elms for sure. I do find them along edges of fields n woods. Definitely to cold yet up here 27° this morning. But next weekend starting to look good temp wise. I usually start looking around the 1st to start seeing them poking out of the ground. So close now. Happy hunting.
 

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Ramps are pretty full on in northern Otsego County. Nice dinner of kielbasa’s, penne, and fresh sautéed ramps. Ready for the rest of nature’s spring bounty. Mouse ear’s on the currents’, but as Geo will tell you, might be peepers out, but no lawn mowers yet.

Be well and have fun getting out!
 

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There are plenty of Elm trees in Chenango county and are the greatest chance (methinks) of finding the proverbial mother lode. Ash and Apple are my next best targets. Apples that are half dying, but live Ash. I have no experience with scoring under Oaks. I never found them in open fields but haven't really spent much time there looking.
I prefer to target the tree and see if it is good ground for morels. It is still way early here, I won't start looking in earnest till I hear the irritating drone of lawnmowers.
I saw some ramps last weekend on a hike, and yes, as mentioned, now and inch of snow!
I feel kind of silly, but I was totally under the impression the Elms are still pretty rare in Ny (upstate). Gonna have to do some homework lol. Thanks for all your suggestions!!
 

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I found some ramps over the weekend and cooked them up with peppers and sausage.

I'm on the border of Madison and otsego. I'm the unadilla valley. What else can I be looking for... Once this snow melts. I did see these but not sure what they are.
 

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I found some ramps over the weekend and cooked them up with peppers and sausage.

I'm on the border of Madison and otsego. I'm the unadilla valley. What else can I be looking for... Once this snow melts. I did see these but not sure what they are.
Skunk Cabbage - break off a piece and take a whiff.
 
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