When to pick a mature morel

Discussion in 'Iowa' started by fungus_hunter, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. fungus_hunter

    fungus_hunter Young Morel

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    Hey just curious if its better to leave grays out to get larger or if its better to just pick them as u find them? I used to hunt on state parks in illinois and i would be dumb to leave a morel out when hunting. But now i can look on private land and i have been thinking about leaving the smaller ones to get bigger. Do the grays only stay small or do they continue to grow as long as conditions are right? Or do they just fall over and rot?
     
  2. old picker

    old picker Morel Enthusiast

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    they will grow if you are not worried about someone getting them or hot dry wind