Morels 2024

Dang! Did you get some rain on this last go-round? I think we are too dry…


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We got a little rain maybe a week ago? Plus 2 nights that were in the mid 20's this week. And, lots of very windy days.

I keep notes every yr. Firmly believe they come up at the same time every yr no matter what the conditions are. If it's wet, warm, and calm they get big and keep on the ground for a long time (chances of finding high). If it's cold, really hot, dry, and or windy they pop up small and deteriorate quickly (chances of finding low). This hunt was different though, we never find clusters like this!
 
We got a little rain maybe a week ago? Plus 2 nights that were in the mid 20's this week. And, lots of very windy days.

I keep notes every yr. Firmly believe they come up at the same time every yr no matter what the conditions are. If it's wet, warm, and calm they get big and keep on the ground for a long time (chances of finding high). If it's cold, really hot, dry, and or windy they pop up small and deteriorate quickly (chances of finding low). This hunt was different though, we never find clusters like this!

Nice! Yeah, a buddy and I found some clusters like that just one year ever. Around a grove of cottonwoods by Tuttle Creek lake a year after it flooded.


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Nice! Yeah, a buddy and I found some clusters like that just one year ever. Around a grove of cottonwoods by Tuttle Creek lake a year after it flooded.


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I've heard that previous year's flood lines are good places to find them around lakes. I know a guy who walks the edge of the debris field and does well.
 
Who finds a massive cluster like that?! Wow!

Was that last one a false morel Cat?
 
Who finds a massive cluster like that?! Wow!

Was that last one a false morel Cat?
I've never seen clusters like that!
Yes, it's a false. I know people that eat them. Say if you cook them right they aren't poisonous. I don't fool with odds like that.
 
I've never seen clusters like that!
Yes, it's a false. I know people that eat them. Say if you cook them right they aren't poisonous. I don't fool with odds like that.
Did you guy see the story of some sushi restaurant that killed 2 people when they included raw morels in some sushi? I believe it was in Montana. Morels are great, but you need to cook them.

I would never roll the dice on false morels or any other mushrooms I wasn't 100% sure on.
 
Did you guy see the story of some sushi restaurant that killed 2 people when they included raw morels in some sushi? I believe it was in Montana. Morels are great, but you need to cook them.

I would never roll the dice on false morels or any other mushrooms I wasn't 100% sure on.

I had not seen that! What a shitty way to go!


Brought home just shy of 9 pounds today. There were 2 guys near a spot the wife left a bunch of little ones last week, so I showed them the spot and only picked 1 of every 3 I saw. Nice guys and we all walked away happy. If I'd been there an hour earlier I'd had close to 25lbs. Kind of glad I bumped into them.
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I had not seen that! What a shitty way to go!


Brought home just shy of 9 pounds today. There were 2 guys near a spot the wife left a bunch of little ones last week, so I showed them the spot and only picked 1 of every 3 I saw. Nice guys and we all walked away happy. If I'd been there an hour earlier I'd had close to 25lbs. Kind of glad I bumped into them.
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Nice! I checked out spots today. Powder dry… Chance of rain tomorrow and if it does, I’ll try again Sunday.


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