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Im just wondering where we are all at on the map. Id like to get together and foray with some of you who are neighbors to me.

You dont have to share if you dont want, I respect a need for privacy.

With that being said, I am in Wayne county and often hunt in Holmes, Coshocton and Huron counties as well.
 

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I am near Dayton but will travel depending on the season, time constraints due to work and what I am looking for in the many seasons of fungi.
 

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Wayne County, I have only been hunting the last couple years. Haven't found any yet. Still working on exactly where to look. lol
 

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Also in Wayne County. Angie, hopefully if this year is better than last, I can show you a few spots....can't promise we will find anything but at least learn you what types of trees, habitat, etc. to look for. I will be heading to Tennessee to shread the Smokies of their fungus and should be back in town for game time here in Wootown.
 

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Sounds good, I mostly hunt public land so I'm not afraid to take yall to some spots. Will let you know when my secret black morel spots are starting to fruit. Should be a promising year!
 

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That would be great Nixtr and shroom hunting hippy, I could really use some help. I have been doing all kinds of internet research but I can't seem to identify the trees when I see them in person.
 

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Angie77 while walking look on the ground for things like this. There seed pods and such.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/5024610307/ ~ Ash
http://herberowe.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/american-elm-ulmas-americana/ ~Elm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/punkalunk/4259976917/ ~ Tulip Poplar
http://www.cas.muohio.edu/scienceforohio/SeedTour/SeedTr34.html ~ Tulip Poplar

I would also pick up a small tree field guides
National audubon society to familiar trees of north america eastern part
International paper pocket guides to trees by Kieth Rushforth
 

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MADHORSE is a good ID tools and easy to use. Instead of explaing it, just google it. It will help you ID Maple and Ash. Sycamore are very easy to ID based on distinct bark. Elm have an overall fan shape and their seed pods are pretty easty to ID alogn with their bark structure. Tulip poplar have similar bark to ash but they are straight as an arrow andtheir leaves and seed pods are distinct. Just because its too early or too late for seeds/leaves there will be remnants on the ground, like Denise pointed out.
 

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Here is a site that explains alittle on mad horse that MBD is talking about. Ash and maple have opposite branching which makes them easier to ID as seen in the pictures on this site.
http://treedoctor.anr.msu.edu/ash/ashtree_id.html
 

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Thanks Denise. I usually end up talking in circles when I try to explain things. MADHORSE helped me a ton when I first started. Especilly in my area because we have several types of poplar and ash and sometimes it takes a few different techniques to ID.

I'm gonna drive myself crazy this year. If I dont get out and at least walk around and look for newly downed or dying trees, I'm going to lose it. Even with the inches of snow on the ground.....
 

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Your welcome MBD I was just trying to point her in the right direction. I have hunted since I was a kid but never paid much attention to the trees until 6 yrs. ago or so. I have always had some luck in finding them and that fact that some of my spots were handed down to me but once I started to get to know the trees associated with them it made finding them alot easier. And I hear ya it can't wait anymore but it wont be much longer I don't think.

Angie77 I hope this is your year for finding some, just check hardwood woods and look closely at the ground for the seedpods an such. I have had luck with finding them under honeysuckle, briars, around sugar maples and shagbark hickory trees as well. I find alot of tulip morels under shagbarks, they are easy to ID with there shaggy bark and hickory nuts all over the ground.

Here is a pic of some under honey suckle, I find clusters under good size honeysuckle right by the base.
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Not so good but a pic of a shagbark hickory tree, the bark looks shaggy.
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I have some Fb albums open to the public and in this one you will see one of me holding a old tulip flower found on the ground around one of my spots.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.468113156558089.93448.100000782269267&type=1&l=7c69a352e7
 

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Thanks, that gives me some more information to look at. I'm hoping I have some luck this year on a bunch of private property that my parents and their friends have in the Loudonville area. I looked there last year but I think I waited until far to late to start looking last year. Hope I find some this year. :p
 

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Great pics! My advise is hunt every tree thats peeling bark.The picture above apears to have elm in the background.Im not good at tree ID so this is more a question?
 

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Angie77 your up there by Landolls mohican castle, that place is beautiful and some good ground up that way. I'm sure you will have a find this year. Stay tuned to this board normally Rob aka shroomdoggydog finds a few first or has the last few yrs. on here then about a week later or so every one starts to find them. But once theres a find in our state I would be out looking. Look on the south facing slopes at the start of the season, then north towartds end of season. Sides of creeks and rivers by the sycamore, the trees that are white and you'll see the sycamore balls on the ground as well. Stay away from wet mushy land that water lays around on. Most people around go by the dogwood trees once there in bloom time to start looking but last year they were up way before the dogwoods. Heres another link to trees, it shows there bark,leafs, and fruit or seeds.

http://www.northerncountrymorels.com/trees.htm

Thanks Ant! They are all shagbark in that pic actually. They are sort of young so not the whole tree is shaggy I guess you would say.
 
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