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They usually pop up on April first just like clockwork, but none as of yet. It has been cool here and dry so maybe that is why they are not up yet. Oh, i am located in middle Tennessee in the Bedford county area. I have a patch in my back woods and this patch has produced for years. Last year i watered the patch because it was extremely dry, so maybe i'll water today even though we had rain two days ago. I'm willing to try anything at this point.
 

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I don't get it!! I'm a stay at home dad so I carry my 10 month old around the woods almost everyday looking. We have covered a lot of ground and found ash groves that should hold mushrooms but have only found one!! We got a touch of rain yesterday here in Shelby county so I'm hoping that will help, but so far it's looking pretty sorry for me this year. May have to go back to NW Arkansas. They're finding them pretty good over there right now.
 

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Well i'm sorry to hear that Hunter. I just got done looking myself and i have still found nothing. But at least you found one, i havn't found any at all. We got rain yesterday so it should be moist enough. But the temps are what the problem is i think. At night is is just been getting too cold.
 

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I'm getting ready to head out into the woods, it doesn't look to promising with the night time temps being so low. Tonight we are having a freeze warning and also tomorrow night. This morning was around 40 degrees so maybe that was high enough to bring one or two out. If i find any i'll post here to let you know. Why are so few Tennesseeans posting? I guess no one is finding them either?
 

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That's good to hear bilalce, maybe they are fixing to jump. It's raining here and the temps are not dropping to where they were so i'm confident we are on the verge of a really good season.
 

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Hey just found this site.My brother and I grew up hunting them with our parents. I'm glad to have found ya'll. My brother was insisting on a warm rain and I had the feeling we were already running late. We live here in Shelby County and will post up if we find any. Thanks for your input!
 

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I reckon we always hunted shrooms with luck as our strategy. Turkey season,warm rain,may apples and timber with a bit of rolling terrain was what we looked for. After reading some posts on the site, I've found my self rethinking my strategy. I have a huge apple /peach orchard here behind the house. A mile to the South, I have a freshly timbered river bottom that floods here often. Would you consider these areas has potential gathering grounds?
 

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I've heard apple orchards are a great place to find them. But in my case they just grow near the outskirts of the woods in my back yard. I don't even know what the trees are out there. I know they do like ground clutter, so it sounds like you are in a good spot.
 
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