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Any body else finding shrooms?

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
With the temp swings up and down and getting some rain every few days the morel picking has really been good here, we keep picking the same spots as new ones pop.







 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
We have also been picking the smaller Pheasant Backs, big ones are tougher texture. They really have kind of a mild taste so we slice them and cook them in with a skillet of morels and they kind of soak up the awesome flavor from them and end up pretty tasty.





 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
We need heat here, have bounced up to just about 70 F this weekend. Only had 30% of normal spring rain in April.

Conditions are no where need right for shrooms poppin ..
 

g squared 23

5 year old buck +
We have also been picking the smaller Pheasant Backs, big ones are tougher texture. They really have kind of a mild taste so we slice them and cook them in with a skillet of morels and they kind of soak up the awesome flavor from them and end up pretty tasty.






I’ve done the same. Supposedly the ones with the smaller pores on the bottom side are more fresh and less tough. Normally correlates to size of the mushroom, but not always. I’ll take the tiny pored and leave the rest. Thinner slices end up less rubbery and go well on top of a steak.


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S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
DRY DRY DRY here. We have missed every forecast they have made. Rain has been very spotty around us this spring. I have checked a few early spots with nothing only to go back 3 days later and to find them up and crispy. I have found around 8-10 and havent picked a single one.
 

Mortenson

5 year old buck +
Took my 1st look yest. Mixed bag. Ordinarily I'd say there'll be a good run on yellows in 7 days, but with the cold forecast I don't know what to expect. Hope they dont't continue to pop and get frozen. Here are the best looking ones that I overnight to my Aunt in MO. We get to eat the fuglies for ourselves. Overnighting cost in the 30s last yr and yest it was 48.90

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Rit

5 year old buck +
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Saw more deer than sponges. It was 70 one day and back to the cold. Very dry here almost makes me want to water my newly planted trees. It will be 30s soon and maybe snow.
 

ruskbucks

5 year old buck +
We have also been picking the smaller Pheasant Backs, big ones are tougher texture. They really have kind of a mild taste so we slice them and cook them in with a skillet of morels and they kind of soak up the awesome flavor from them and end up pretty tasty.





I'll have to try cooking them with some morels. I'm not a big fan of the taste of pheasants back. I did find a recipe to cut them in small pieces and fry with smoked paparika and salt. Wasn't to bad caused they tasted like bacon.
 

swat1018

5 year old buck +
Morels were slow in NE MO. Looked for a week, found enought to eat a few times, maybe 3-4 pounds. I did find 15# of chicken of the woods. I looked once in Indiana since back, found some more chicken, no morels yet.
 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
We are still getting them, crazy temp swings have to be creating this phenomenon here. I can't ever remember a season so long and finding them over and over in same spots same spring.
Wednesday night…then a couple skillet full of these Thursday morning.



 

Mortenson

5 year old buck +
Took my 2nd and final look for the morel season. Got this batch to eat, probably a pound tops. These came up after the freeze, but I didn't see any that were freshly popped.

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g squared 23

5 year old buck +
We are still getting them, crazy temp swings have to be creating this phenomenon here. I can't ever remember a season so long and finding them over and over in same spots same spring.
Wednesday night…then a couple skillet full of these Thursday morning.




Really weird how you get all half-frees. I got 5-6 this year and everything else was a yellow.


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Telemark

5 year old buck +
Really weird how you get all half-frees. I got 5-6 this year and everything else was a yellow.


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When I was in Ohio I got mostly half frees too. I think part of the reason is they are so easy to spot with the big white stipe. I could crouch under honeysuckle bushes and spot big half frees 10 yards or more. Have to be nearly standing on a Grey to see it.
 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
Really weird how you get all half-frees. I got 5-6 this year and everything else was a yellow.


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I think it is a regional thing, they are probably the most common morel in this area and very consistent from year to year when other varieties are thin.



The wife and I went for a last look Saturday afternoon and found ten nice yellows, the ground cover is just getting to tall to see them now and it looks like it is going to finally stay warm.





 

S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
Went out with my son today to look for some mushrooms. Still aren’t finding many. He came across this though.



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S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
I'm over it for this year. It has been without a doubt the worst year I can ever remember.
 

Catscratch

5 year old buck +
We had a solid good year but had to look in odd places. If we would have stayed with and depended on creek bottoms and terrain that normally produce it would been a horrible yr. Most everything we found was in odd spots.
 

IkemanTx

5 year old buck +
Morels are long past done here, but we have had lots of rain in the last 2 weeks and I have found mushrooms everywhere...


calvatia fragilis
Puff ball- I like seared in butter or grilled.





Agaricus campestris
Meadow Mushroom






I also found a few chanterelles, but it was only 3 or 4 and I was in the middle of something and couldn’t harvest them.


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ruskbucks

5 year old buck +
Morels are long past done here, but we have had lots of rain in the last 2 weeks and I have found mushrooms everywhere...


calvatia fragilis
Puff ball- I like seared in butter or grilled.





Agaricus campestris
Meadow Mushroom






I also found a few chanterelles, but it was only 3 or 4 and I was in the middle of something and couldn’t harvest them.


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I love those meadow mushrooms, just never seem to find a lot of them.
 
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