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Discussion in 'New York' started by fogwhisper, Aug 4, 2013.
What if anything should I be looking for this week?
fogwhisper,anything is exactly what to look for! it's like the weather forgot to check the calender. been hiking further and harder, but finding some.hedgehogs,chants and very few boletes.i'm thinking maybe warmer nights mights might help, but not an expert. maybe some others have thoughts.been pickling this weekend but plan on getting out after work this week. Good Luck and keep searching!
Harvested a nice bunch of Oysters today. Great in a seafood white sauce on top of linguini. Not much of anything else.
This is supposed to be a much busier time but I am not finding much at all. Every once in a couple miles I am stumbling across a lobster or a rotten patch of chants. Last year I was swimming in kings, and bi colors, hedge hogs, chickens and trumpets. Hoping things pick up soon I am going to go out again tomorrow and see what I can find. At least the bugs are finally dieing down.
Well that's about what I've been finding some old chants a few lobsters a patch of oysters but no boletes
Chicken finally starting here. Checked 2 spots that produced last year and they finally are showing signs they are going to give me something this year too
Found a little cluster of huge trumpets too. Never seen them this big.
some is better than none. could use a good all day soaking rain. storm waters are running off too fast. gets discouraging spending this amount of time finding just a few. but have a good collection of dry stores so far and plenty of season left. Good Luck to ALL!
Lynk, I look at it differently. I don't go into the woods to seek mushrooms, I seek mushrooms to get me into the woods. That's what I mean by " enjoy the hunt". To paraphrase Thoreau " Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after." Enjoy the hunt.
Geo I agree but the more productive my hunts are the easier it is to get my wife to let me go play in the woods all afternoon.
jcumo, It used to be the same for me but worse as my doesn't like mushrooms. We are older now and the kids are gone, a lot of the pressure is off. These days the wife encourages me to go for my walks. I am not sure if she decided it is vital to retain my sanity or hers.
Geo and Jcumo, both absolutely right.Geo,being in the woods is what got me interested to begin with,but i spend a lot of extra time there when i've got a heavy workload(both job and home) just for shrooms.Jcumo,true that! I've got my wife going with sometimes and loves it when she finds something but gets bored otherwise, so most trips solo(the way i prefer), but she understands my enthusiasm.Thanks guys! Enjoy the hunt! And the game!
I don't have to worry about the wife, because I am the wife LOL I have the problem of not feeling safe alone in the woods but I refuse to let that stop me. I bring my dog ,my knife and my mace. I could Not live without my woods time.Must be my native American blood
This is the same chicken 3 days later
Cool to see how fast they grow jcumo .I 'll have to check one of my spots