Upstate NY Spring 2018

Discussion in 'New York' started by audiophoenix, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. audiophoenix

    audiophoenix Morel Connoisseur

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    Well no one else has started a new thread so here ya go.

    Another year has passed morel season is rounding the corner!

    Please let us know what area (without giving away exact locations) you found some morels

    Happy Hunting!​
     
  2. Barnacle

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    Nothing in my Saratoga spots yet. What area of upstate are you in audiophoenix?
     

  3. hoblershang

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    Still snowing here in st Lawrence county.
     
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  4. spanielmander

    spanielmander Morel Enthusiast

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    If the weather report is accurate I expect early May will be the first serious looking I'll do. Just hasn't been warm enough. Rain and winter precipitation has been good. I think it'll be a good season that starts a week late. I'm in Kingston NY.
     
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  5. audiophoenix

    audiophoenix Morel Connoisseur

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    I'm close by. Fort Edward. Grew up in toga!

    :)
     
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  6. Barnacle

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    Great good luck this season! Post your picking pics if you can. I love seeing what everyone is picking.
     
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  7. hoblershang

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    I'm gonna pick a fight with mother nature if it doesn't stop snowing lol. Hopefully it warms up this weekend like they say it's gonna but I don't trust the weather man no more.
     
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  8. audiophoenix

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    Barnacle, if you ever want to get together and try some new areas let me know.
     
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  9. Barnacle

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    Thanks audiophoenix, I’d love to but I kinda doomed my morel season last year.
    My wife is due with our 3rd in early May, so I doubt I’ll get much time for extracurriculars. Do you get back this way for picking much? I have been using the ON X HUNT app to help determine and identify property lines and public lands for hunting mushrooms. It’s actually for game hunting but works perfectly for foraging also. It was a game changer for me. No more wondering who owns what land. The little green area in this pic shows a 54acre tract of public land not far from me that I had no idea was there until I got the app & there’s tons of areas like this you might never know about. Every property is labeled with owner & acreage etc..
     

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  10. mr_coffee

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    What an interesting tool! I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the tip, Barnacle.
     
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  11. daisey3232

    daisey3232 Young Morel

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    I am a newbie from southern tier of NY. Any one able to help me out with finding morels?
     
  12. daisey3232

    daisey3232 Young Morel

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    The app is great. I use it for hunting BoundaryViewer and HuntWise apps are good for location
     
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  13. ChainsawHand999

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    Dandelions are starting to pop in my backyard (Jefferson County). This next week should provide some good warmth that we so desperately need! Hopefully the early blacks will be coming soon
     
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  14. audiophoenix

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    Wow cool tip.

    I got rolled up on by an old guy in a atv last year who assumed I was trying to plant weed. Didn't buy my mushroom hunting story until I found a few as he was escorting me off his property.

    Needless to say, I am not an expert in proprietary lines. Lol

    I scored a load in my parents back yard last year in Wilton. They are around, just gotta find the right spots.
     
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  15. mr_coffee

    mr_coffee Morel Enthusiast

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    You might have to don a ghillie suit for future hunts. Haha.
     
  16. Lor

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  17. Lor

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    Hello Kingston. I'm in Sullivan county, a small town on the Delaware. Last year I started in the beginning of May.
    Keep me updated and I'll do the same. I only have about three spots so far. Hoping to find new area's this season. Happy hunting!
     
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  18. Harold Maesch

    Harold Maesch Young Morel

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    Hello I'm Billy from Indiana and I'm gonna be in Syracuse next week for national bowling championship. I've never been there before. Would love to find some morels
     
  19. hoblershang

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    Sorry Billy but it will be to early for morels
     
  20. spanielmander

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    First, find the right type of woods. Learn to identify certain trees: Ash, poplar, cottonwood have been good for me in the Hudson Valley. Best way to find the right trees this time of year is the leaf litter. Ash has distinctive seeds you'll see on the ground. Poplar and cottonwood have distinctive fallen leaves that last the winter. People talk about dead elm as the holy grail but there are so few elms left that I feel it's a dead end. Forests of mostly maple tend not to be very good. But in oak forests, I find the right trees will mix in more readily.

    You will also not find morels in forests without much groundcover. If the forest has lots of little green plants on the floor, that's a potential hunting spot if the right trees are present.

    Terrain- morels seem to like rolling ground. Ups and downs. Too flat isn't good in my experience. They seem to like areas of glacial till and/or limestone bedrock (use USGS maps for bedrock type). Limestone bedrock isn't necessary but it works for me.

    Timing- The first weeks of May tend to be prime time.

    I'd say that's enough to get you headed in the right direction.