Morals
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trail hound 13-May-18
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From: trail hound
13-May-18

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I spent an hour looking for morels yesterday and decided as long as I was in the area of a trail cam to pull it. I was standing at the dead tree and thought, this might be a good place to look and looked down and saw a bunch of mushrooms growing all over the place. I am not a very good mushroom hunter, but have found more by accident then by looking for them. I'm sure many of you have similar experiences.

From: trail hound
13-May-18

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There were no pictures of popping morels on the trail cam however ;)

13-May-18

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Yep, we find them in different spots every year!

From: Bou'bound
13-May-18
Amazing

From: midwest
13-May-18
Find more of those dead elms and you'll find more of those morels!

From: JTV
13-May-18
you mean Morels ... Morals is something that comes from the inner self ..

From: trail hound
13-May-18
Ha ha good catch! Probably brings less interest spelled wrong.

13-May-18
Morels and elm trees go hand in hand. Great find BTW. God Bless men

From: t-roy
13-May-18

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Definitely a good looking prospect elm tree. Just starting to lose its bark. Haven’t found any here as of yet. Should be popping any day here. Got the moisture, just need a little heat. Been pretty cool this past week.

From: carcus
13-May-18

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Got some half free morels the other day

From: Hawkeye
14-May-18

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Found a few this spring but has been behind with the cool weather.

From: BTM
14-May-18
I'm having immoral thoughts about morels; this affects my morale. :)

From: Amoebus
14-May-18
"Morals is something that comes from the inner self .. "

If I eat too many morels, they rapidly leave my inner self.

From: midwest
14-May-18
LOL @ Amoebus!

From: Shug
15-May-18
I’m sure I’ve walked past some through the years but I’ve never even seen one

From: kellyharris
16-May-18
We found around 14 last weekend plus the shed of the one I miss this past season

You can see two mushrooms around Michele’s feet

From: kellyharris
16-May-18

From: kellyharris
16-May-18

From: Brotsky
16-May-18
Fortunately the days of me searching the ground for my morals in the early morning hours are past me!

From: Buffalo1
16-May-18
I hate to even think about early-life, early-morning searching for morals.

Kinda like looking for UFO’s or Bigfoot !!

From: Jaquomo
16-May-18
I never searched for morals. I just let them come to me.

From: Z Barebow
16-May-18
When I was young and stupid, I usually lost my morals after the 5th drink or so. I was left hunting for them the next morning (Usually coinciding with a headache and shame)

Those days are behind me now that I am old and stupid.

From: TD
16-May-18
The first guy that ate one of those must have been darn hungry......

From: NvaGvUp
16-May-18
Morels, not Morals. BIG difference!

From: t-roy
16-May-18
I usually wear my Merrells when hunting Morels. Comfortable shoes are the key.

From: Bou'bound
17-May-18
Is it ethical to pick morals

17-May-18
Bou, did you find any morals, yet?

From: Rut Nut
17-May-18
PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

From: t-roy
17-May-18

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Forgot the obligatory tree stand boot pic. I’ve never had any luck hunting them from a tree stand. Spot-n-stalk is my preferred method.

They’ve started popping here in the last few days, finally.

17-May-18
Same in New York State!

From: TrapperKayak
17-May-18
Yeah, I was expecting another ethics thread. I have never found any morels in NY State. And not many morals south of Yonkers.

From: Rut Nut
17-May-18
LMBO! Good one Trapper! : ) But I don't think there are many around Albany either! (Morals, that is! ;-)

From: TrapperKayak
17-May-18
Most of Albany represents NYC... ;)

From: TrapperKayak
17-May-18
I do have to say, the last few times I visited NYC, I found the people there very friendly and nice, and ever since Rudy Giuliani 'cleaned it up', the city is far more 'Moral'.

From: hogthief
17-May-18
is it moral to tell my wife I need a special, new bow for morel hunting?

From: wkochevar
17-May-18

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Great time of year...

From: TrapperKayak
17-May-18
That's living off the land right there.

From: Rut Nut
17-May-18
Yep! Living the "organic" life! : )

From: Bowfinatic
18-May-18

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Illinois yesterday Tail end of things

From: midwest
18-May-18
Yeah, looks like you were a few days too late there bowfin but they'll still eat!

From: SJJ
21-May-18

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Madison Co. NY

From: SJJ
21-May-18

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From: Kodiak
21-May-18

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I've got a ton of these on my land, they're called pheasant backs. Think I'll get some today and fry em up.

From: venison
21-May-18
Last year I started eating pheasant backs for the first time and they are great ! I like as much as morels. They are best when found early , they will get tough when to old .

From: Amoebus
21-May-18
venison is right (just sounds good to say that). It doesn't take pheasant backs long to get big and then they are tough!

From: TrapperKayak
21-May-18

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I keep looking for morels here in Oneida Co. Must be looking in all the wrong places. I find these though.

From: venison
21-May-18
Those are pheasant backs Trapper.

From: BullBuster
21-May-18
this is ridiculous. i can't find the darn things. what is the best habitat? I am in Morel country.

From: venison
21-May-18
I like sandy areas around dead stumps and trees, my rookie mistakes were looking where it was to wet and dirt was to black , I have found a lot on the side of ridges and just following deer and elk trails .

From: wkochevar
21-May-18

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The morels are pooping out around here now but I did find myself an Oyster log the other day.... My morals made me cut a few off for dinner! ;-)

From: Glunker
21-May-18
I have been checking known spots on my property and until the 19th have found nothing, then finally about 5. It is getting late, not sure I am going to see many this year. SW WI

From: SJJ
21-May-18
In my area of NY they seem to be found on a small slope where it is dank and darker...along small seeps and streams...under older apple or Ash trees...they are camouflage well so you have to slow down and really look. They are not everywhere. I have 3 spots where I find them repeatedly. I've been turkey hunting and checked one spot a week ago and nothing...2 days of rain and all of a sudden they are all up

From: Hawkeye
21-May-18

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Took this pic last week:)

From: SmokedTrout
26-May-18
Picked 10 gallons yesterday in just over two hours, two of us picking.

Stuffed morels and elk steak tonight!

26-May-18

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Founded some morels and oyster
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Founded some morels and oyster
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From: Jaquomo
27-May-18

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Colorado mountain morels girlfriend and I picked while scouting a new elk spot this weekend. Yummy!

From: midwest
27-May-18
Lou, where do you find morels out there? I heard they're found in burns.

From: PeteO
27-May-18

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found 1 so far, cooked it with a bunch of oysters i found the same day. mmmm
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found 1 so far, cooked it with a bunch of oysters i found the same day. mmmm

From: Jaquomo
27-May-18
Nick, I find them on northeast facing ponderosa ridges around 8K. They like flat spots and co-locate with dandelions so we look for benches and dandelions and find patches of morels.

From: GF
28-May-18
Dang, Lou - I had no idea we had ‘em!

Of course, with a dad who had seen plenty of mushroom hunters (and their children!) show up in the ER after gathering “perfectly safe” wild Fungi, we were never taught that there were ANY edible shrooms out there....

From: Jaquomo
28-May-18
Yeah, I was always spooked by fungi too until I started studying them. I'm still nervous about anything besides morels, boletes, chantrelles, and puffballs. They affect different people differently. We sauteed a bunch of horse mushrooms once and everybody was fine except my wife, who broke out in a rash over her whole body. So whenever feeding any wild shrooms to someone I recommend they eat a bite and wait, then a whole one and wait. But these morels, chantrelles and boletes around my place are outstanding eating!

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