Will county morels 2014

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by avidangler84, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. avidangler84

    avidangler84 Morel Enthusiast

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    I couldn't find a thread for the Will County area so I figured if start one. Has anyone found any morels yet? I've been out quite a bit and haven't seen any. Low night time temps and slow change to nice weather is putting a damper on things. My initial guess was beginning of may hopefully that happens. Temps this week are going to be between 55-70ish. With several chances for rain. Post some pics and sightings when you find some ill do the same!
     
  2. papa smurf

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    Will county. That over by Chicago? I found a few today on opposite side of the State. ( Whiteside Co. ) I do have pics on my phone.
     

  3. avidangler84

    avidangler84 Morel Enthusiast

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    Yea south and west of cook county(Chicago) basically. Usually good picking. It will heat up anytime now. Last season I got 250+ all
    New spots also. Got pushed out of my old spots due to competition and did great. Some from last year... These were found may 1 2013. This years gonna be a little later here.

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  4. johnathanm9

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    im over in hammond and havnt seen a thing yet, noone i know has, they they hopefully this week
     
  5. dorskh

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    Avidangler if you are looking for a hunting buddy let me know! I just moved to will and am a pretty experienced hunter!! Would love to cover some ground and discover some new spots. I have a few in mind!
     
  6. shedhunter

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    They are up here in will county. Found 10 today 2 blonds and 8 small greys. Early and small still but first time out. Found them in
    Direct sunlight off a road. Picked the blonds and left the greys to grow this week. Happy hunting.
     
  7. shedhunter

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124027254@N02/

    Here you go. I've been following this site for a long time now, I find over 15 lbs per year. I don't need to make up stories about finding them.
     
  8. shedhunter

    shedhunter Young Morel

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    This message was meant to inform those who care that they can be found up here. If I had a newspaper I would answer your request for a picture. I live in glen ellyn and work in will county and find all of my morels in one piece of private land. I have found them in this spot as early as end of March 2012. If you feel the need harass and name call that I am finding morels than so be it. Leave the foul and rude language with all those mushrooms you are missing. Again happy hunting everyone.
     
  9. metal

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    I believe you ShedHunter. I know its still too early, but you could have found some flukes, especially in direct sunlight where the ground warms up faster. I can't believe how fast some of the plant life has taken off from this rain the last 48 hours. I'm gonna check a couple early spots of mine this weekend to see how things are shaping up. I wouldn't be surprised to find a couple micro's myself?
     
  10. rubbertoe21

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    I just saw a picture last night with a newspaper on a facebook group of some yellows found in Lasalle county. if they are up in Lasalle they are up in Will, Dupage & Cook. Ill be hunting this week during lunch from work in Dupage & Will counties and this weekend in Lasalle!!!!!
     
  11. avidangler84

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    I got a pic from a friend last night her friend found 2 small ones in the area. I know it's close I'm sure there's some up but I haven't seen any. The first groups always the hardest.
     
  12. rubbertoe21

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    jmiff78,

    I went out today at lunch on the Cook/Will county border and got these.

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  13. rubbertoe21

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    jmiff78,

    You caught me. I actually picked these in Kentucky and drove 12 hrs to the south suburbs to take a photo of 4 small mushrooms just to try to convince you that they were up in the area. I do apologize,
     
  14. metal

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    Nice finds rubbertoe. I just posted on the DuPage board. They are just coming up, small like you said, I left the 5 I found to pick hopefully this weekend if nobody finds them? 2 small greys and 3 very small yellow's. I can shoot a live documentary and post it on youtube with dates and times if no one believes me, lmao! The haters are out again I see......
     
  15. botr

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    I cut a dozen off on Sunday. Heading back out Thursday, they are up guys but just starting.
     
  16. ittlepuddn

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    YES!!!!!! :mrgreen: I have been watching for signs of hope since the snow started melting!!!! Going out with the family ASAP!!!! Thanks for the post everyone! Hope to show pictures soon!!! :cool:
     
  17. david - sw il

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    Jmiff is a s#!tbum loser that can't find any morels so he'd rather troll and harrass people on a mushroom forum. Real classy guy...get a life, pal.

    Nice early finds. Warmth is on the way next week!
     
  18. skidoo600

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    Found first small gray yesterday.
     
  19. mushroomhawk

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    Found 245 greys in will county just yesterday. They're out you just gotta have the eye
     
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