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when will you find your first morel

Discussion in 'Cadillac Area' started by sweats71, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. sweats71

    sweats71 Young Morel

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    ill say april 17th for me in this area
     
  2. blindin1i

    blindin1i Morel Enthusiast

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    My lilac tree started budding a couple of days ago! Warm temps and rain coming, I'm thinking real soon! :lol:
     

  3. jack

    jack Administrator Staff Member

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    Snowing right now and still snow in the woods here in Lewiston.
     
  4. mcksold@gmail_com

    mcksold@gmail_com Morel Enthusiast

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    For the Cadillac area I would say around the week of April 28th...Jim
    www.morelbook.com
     
  5. ryansfree

    ryansfree Young Morel

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    Whats your guesses around Roscommon and East jordan area
     
  6. schroomaholic

    schroomaholic Young Morel

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    If it doesnt warm up soon might be early may for Cadillac area.Down south last week of april im thinking.
     
  7. poltergoose

    poltergoose Young Morel

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    I found my first ones in the Big Rapids area on April 16th two years ago. Unfortunatelty I moved to Florida last year and to my dismay it is the only state that doesn't have morels. God help me, why did I move here :( . Happy hunting to my friends in Michigan. May the long winter and large amounts of moisture bring you a bountiful harvest.
     
  8. sermak1

    sermak1 Young Morel

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    Morels grow in EVERY state. http://morelmushroomhunting.com/2008_florida_foray.htm
     
  9. gimmieliberty

    gimmieliberty Morel Enthusiast

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    I'm slightly south but wondering hows the weather been? Cold front has moved through and I'm hoping you guys didn't get too frosty or snowy. Any predictions, like late season?

    Planning on coming North 2nd-3rd week of may hope I'm not to early. Might be for yellows.. bummers. Hope the mushroom festivals up there don't get struck with bad conditions.

     
  10. mcksold@gmail_com

    mcksold@gmail_com Morel Enthusiast

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    The weather cooled down today but no worries it will be in the 60 this weekend and 70 Sunday then 75 on Tuesday
    2nd -3rd week in May should be right on for the white/yellows from Cadillac on north The blacks will likely be over or in their very last stage Some will disagree with this but that's ok by me but you should do well if the moisture continues..Jim McK
    www.morelbook.com
     
  11. gimmieliberty

    gimmieliberty Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks that sounds like I might be right on time. I will be in Whitehall specifically but plan on cruising the whole Manistee NF range. I'm doing my weather/mushroom dance everyday until then, hope the Morel Gods like the hillbilly shuffle.. Looking forward to a beautiful stay in Manistee either way. Any opinions on things to do besides mushrooming appreciated.

    I might charter a fishing vessel as a gift for my old man, might not be around much longer and I want to help knock some things off his bucket list. And finally: anyones opinion on the mushroom festivals (Mesick or Boynes)?

     
  12. wildcrafter40

    wildcrafter40 Young Morel

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    found 119 today folks found another 69 a very good day
     
  13. poltergoose

    poltergoose Young Morel

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    sermak1, I appreciate the link and the encouragement but there is nothing on that link suggesting any morels were found in Florida. It is just announcing the chance to come hunt in Florida. There are a lot of edible mushrooms in Florida but alas the morel is not one of them. Happy hunting all.
     
  14. mmh

    mmh Morel Connoisseur

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    i tried to get some sleep, but not happening right now, will be heading north early this a.m. may your bags be full
     
  15. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    On the north side of Cadillac take Boon Rd. which is the street in front of Meijers west until it T's turn right and follow that road north stay north and vere left and it changes into 30th rd. stay on that road until you see 15 1/2 mile rd where it's an intersection, not the first one,. Turn right onto 151/2 mile road go across railroad track and up a small hill just past the hill to the right there is a road that goes into the national forest make a sharp right hand turn onto it. Watch out for the pot holes. follow that road but stay on it at an intersection ahead vere left stay on it go north until you pass some pine trees planted and you'll see a big grassy area on both sides of the road. a dirt road comes in from the west. From that area you can locate morels anywhere. Don't worry about all the people up there I huint there every year I go and always find some pounds.
     
  16. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    It's all good, really. I like to hunt the Manistee ,Traverse City and Cadillac triangle. You might want to google map the directions I gave. Remember you still have to hunt it's a big area. Even without me giving exact GPS co-ordinates, you'll still have fun. Off of 15 1/2 rd. you'll want to follow USFS road 5031 to where it intersects with W22 1/2 rd. and N 17 road. Then you can hunt north, south, east, west, or any direction. I've even hunted the outside perimeter of that big grassy area and found some even with people camping there. No one finds them all. Just pack a lunch, take a compass and plenty of foaming soap to rub on your legs for chiggers.
     
  17. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    I wish I was up there now. With the rains it's going to be ON!
     
  18. morelseeker

    morelseeker Morel Connoisseur

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    Big change of plans. This weekend I heading to northern Wisconsin, then into the upper peninsula of Mi., then west into Minn. then on to northern Minn.
     
  19. scott c

    scott c Morel Connoisseur

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    Dale, be sure to post every spot specifically you are going to in those states BEFORE you arrive so all the locals can welcome you with open arms. LOL. Seems only fair posting openly other people's hard earned places right? Come on Dale you can do it!!!! Let them know ahead of time.......it will be fun!
     
  20. g_kv

    g_kv Young Morel

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    Morelseeker, I am taking my 13yr old daughter to northern MI for the holiday weekend and thought we might do some morel hunting. I saw you gave some areas around Cadillac but wondered if you be kind enough to give me some directions to places I might try along M115, M37, M31 south of Traverse City or whereevr you might think would be a good place show teenager that Michigan out-of-doors can be more fun than a cell phone and facebook. :) To avoid people getting mad about you revealing locations you could send me a email at greg_kv@yahoo.com Thanks - Greg