Moultrie Products
Morel season
Wisconsin
Contributors to this thread:
Chief2 26-Apr-19
Glunker 26-Apr-19
Live2hunt 26-Apr-19
jjs 26-Apr-19
Reggiezpop 26-Apr-19
skookumjt 26-Apr-19
Reggiezpop 26-Apr-19
Tweed 26-Apr-19
Treefarm 26-Apr-19
Wi Bowyer 26-Apr-19
Pete-pec 27-Apr-19
Jeff in MN 27-Apr-19
Franklin 27-Apr-19
Camp 2 dukes 27-Apr-19
RutnStrut 27-Apr-19
Chief2 28-Apr-19
Bigdaddy 28-Apr-19
Jeff in MN 29-Apr-19
Jeff in MN 07-May-19
Live2hunt 07-May-19
Chief2 07-May-19
Franklin 07-May-19
Chief2 08-May-19
Glunker 11-May-19
Reggiezpop 11-May-19
Chief2 16-May-19
Glunker 20-May-19
thecanadian 20-May-19
Glunker 21-May-19
Live2hunt 21-May-19
Chief2 21-May-19
Reggiezpop 21-May-19
Franklin 21-May-19
Huntcell 23-May-19
thecanadian 25-May-19
thecanadian 25-May-19
Glunker 25-May-19
Franklin 26-May-19
Wi Bowyer 26-May-19
thecanadian 26-May-19
RutnStrut 26-May-19
Wi Bowyer 26-May-19
Inmyelement 27-May-19
Camp 2 dukes 27-May-19
gurt_orchard 28-May-19
Chief2 30-May-19
Inmyelement 30-May-19
Glunker 30-May-19
RutnStrut 31-May-19
Tweed 01-Jun-19
bogey 01-Jun-19
Jeff in MN 01-Jun-19
Camp 2 dukes 02-Jun-19
Live2hunt 03-Jun-19
Jeff in MN 03-Jun-19
Live2hunt 04-Jun-19
Tomas 04-Jun-19
Treefarm 05-Jun-19
Chief2 06-Jun-19
Jeff in MN 06-Jun-19
Treefarm 06-Jun-19
From: Chief2
26-Apr-19
I know its not bowhunting but is anyone finding mushrooms yet?

From: Glunker
26-Apr-19
Calendar says it is time, going looking after the weekend snow melts

From: Live2hunt
26-Apr-19
I seem to try every year prior to the lilac bloom. Every year, I find 0 till the lilac's bloom. Morel!! of the story, I wait till the lilac's bloom.

From: jjs
26-Apr-19
Live2hunt x2

From: Reggiezpop
26-Apr-19
For the non lilac lovers, when is that? Lol

From: skookumjt
26-Apr-19
When the oak leaves are the size of squirrel ears.

From: Reggiezpop
26-Apr-19
Gee thanks, Skook LMAO

From: Tweed
26-Apr-19
They bloom mid May.

From: Treefarm
26-Apr-19

Treefarm's Link
Map

From: Wi Bowyer
26-Apr-19
Usually around Mothers Day is good for me! Fond du lac County

From: Pete-pec
27-Apr-19

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I love the timelines. I've found them as early as April 8th in southern Wisconsin. It has to do with ground warmth more than anything. There will be earlier mushrooms depending on sun exposure and day (and more importantly) nighttime temperatures. Big mature yellow mushrooms (morchella esculenta) are just greys missed by hunters earlier in the season. There is one other shroom here that pops up earlier, and does not grow very large. These little guys are called vulgaris, but most commonly, they are just yellows at different stages in their lifespan. Where I hunt, I follow the Dutch elm disease and mossy covered open soil with partly shaded sunlight for best results. The moss I believe catches the previous year's spores. This clump here, is where I placed a mature yellow on top of the moss, and is in my opinion proof that you can "seed" an area, and I've done it several times since. I used to be obsessed with them lol. Not so much any longer. I'll buy portabellas and be as content lol.

From: Jeff in MN
27-Apr-19
Don't forget to put them in nothing but open mesh bags while carrying them around in the woods. And yes if you have dead elms around shake the bag a little extra when under one.

From: Franklin
27-Apr-19
X2 Pete.....the soil temp is the key for me. You can find some early where the sun hits a south facing slope in a break in the tress, for instance. I hit those spots early but usually wait for perfect conditions.

Most shroomers go to the same spots as they usually produce like clockwork. Not a whole lot of "hunting" going on.

From: Camp 2 dukes
27-Apr-19
Has anyone watched the fungi guys on YouTube grow them by putting them in a blender and then mixing in water ( and other items ) was pretty interesting

From: RutnStrut
27-Apr-19
Chief, I have been in the woods pretty much all week in Pierce. I haven't found one yet, pretty early though. If they are heavy in our valley this year I will give you a call and you can come pick your fill.

From: Chief2
28-Apr-19
Much appreciated Rut I don't need to many just me and the boy eat em

From: Bigdaddy
28-Apr-19
You know Morel season is two weeks out right the grounds only 56°. County do that the high county is only 71 so what are you thinking

From: Jeff in MN
29-Apr-19
Yup like Pete-pec says. be sure to look under dead elm trees.

From: Jeff in MN
07-May-19

Jeff in MN's Link
I subscribe to the Michigan DNR emails and found this article on Mushrooms. What surprised me is that they say that Morels can be found in areas that had prescribed burns the previous years. First I have heard of that.

From: Live2hunt
07-May-19
Jeff, I know out in the western states when there is a burn, people flock out there for morel picking. Supposedly they do well. I know guys who find all there morels early in aspen cuts. I had a great picking area but it dried up a few years ago. Need to find more area's.

From: Chief2
07-May-19
Went out for a few hours on Sunday in pierce didn't find any, i don't think the ground is quite warm enough here yet

From: Franklin
07-May-19
If you really want to get dialed in go to "Morels.com" and hit the Wisconsin board. They have people there giving you up to the minute reporting around the state. It`s like a religion over there...lol

From: Chief2
08-May-19
Franklin thanks I checked that out, those folks are serious mushroom fanatics

From: Glunker
11-May-19
Checked a few trees this morning, yet to see a morel.

From: Reggiezpop
11-May-19
Found a few handfuls east portage county

From: Chief2
16-May-19
Still nothing in pierce I've seen a few maps that show folks finding some little ones around me. Camping this weekend hoping to luck into a few

From: Glunker
20-May-19
Was out today, 2 couples, th ook a long time to find the first 3 mushrooms but we stayed with it. Started to find more with some over ripe. The we found 2 great spots on the way out with large golden mushrooms in peak condition that ended up being 40% of out harvest.

From: thecanadian
20-May-19
I went out today and found 0 :-(

From: Glunker
21-May-19

Glunker's embedded Photo
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Giant farm eggs, marinated turkey tenderloins sliced thin, morel mushrooms sauted in cream.

From: Live2hunt
21-May-19
Go ahead Glunker, rub it in that you found some!!!

From: Chief2
21-May-19
Glunker what county did you find those in I feel like pierce got missed by the morel gods this year

From: Reggiezpop
21-May-19
I think we are behind in some spots. My “go to” spots I’ve found zero. Other random spots I’ve check while scouting I’ve found a few. From Milwaukee to Stevens Point.

From: Franklin
21-May-19
Keep in mind the Pheasant Backs (Dryads) are popping right now also. That is another nice wild mushroom I like to pick along with Morels.

From: Huntcell
23-May-19

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Columbia county couple days ago.

From: thecanadian
25-May-19
I am now convinced that morels are a myth. I went out to look for them today again, forthe third time and came up with nothing

From: thecanadian
25-May-19

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I did find these guys though

From: Glunker
25-May-19
Canadian, appears you have found out there are no morels, it is just like the old snipe hunt game, fool them for as long as you can. But who has the most ticks wins.

From: Franklin
26-May-19
I don`t care if the mushroom was made of gold....nothing is worth that. That`s creepy.

From: Wi Bowyer
26-May-19

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Washington County 5/25/19

From: thecanadian
26-May-19
Glunker: thanks for telling me the truth. I will stop wondering the woods like a crazy person looking for somthing that does not exist. WI Bowyer: That is CLEARLY photo shop. Everyone knows there are not that many snipe/morels in one area

From: RutnStrut
26-May-19
My spots in Pierce and Chippewa counties that are usually good have ZERO. These are on private land no one has been on.

From: Wi Bowyer
26-May-19

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Wi Bowyer's embedded Photo
More this morning

From: Inmyelement
27-May-19
I've been having the same results as Rut, in Dunn Co.

From: Camp 2 dukes
27-May-19
We checked at least 40 dead elm in rusk county on Saturday and nothing. I think maybe it’s been too cold yet up here.

From: gurt_orchard
28-May-19

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Been doing well in Rochester MN this past week. 5# Saturday and 1# daily through today.

From: Chief2
30-May-19
Still haven't found any myself but my dad found 10 good sized ones in his yard yesterday and gave them to me so that's a win in my book

From: Inmyelement
30-May-19
Finally found some in Dunn Co today. Mostly greys, but good size to them.

From: Glunker
30-May-19
Cooked my first pheasant back mushroom today was was pleasantly surprised. Sliced ar 1/16", sauted in butter, added a little Lowry's salt. Will be looking for more. Best tip I read was to make sure the underside had the small pores which later open up to a coarse size.

From: RutnStrut
31-May-19
I didn't find any this spring, but I didn't look much either. My turkey hunting time suffered big time also. Damn work gets in the way. But I'm banking a lot of hours for bow season.

From: Tweed
01-Jun-19
Anyone save 1 to innoculate their yard?

From: bogey
01-Jun-19
Still had people find a decent amount in Spring Green area yesterday. There is still some around if you look. I found a couple pounds last Sunday. It was a pretty solid year.

From: Jeff in MN
01-Jun-19

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Neighbor called about a bunch of morels on the side of his driveway. Sure enough right under 2 dead elms, one of which I cut down for him last summer but the trunk is still laying there with the bark mostly still on and right next to the morels. The other elm I cut a large dead side branch off but the rest of the tree was still alive, the whole tree is dead now. He has a chain saw but won't run one so I generally do that for him. I will discourage him from cutting it down for a while. He has other trees that need to come down anyway.

From: Camp 2 dukes
02-Jun-19

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Camp 2 dukes's embedded Photo
Found some in Tusk county finally.

From: Live2hunt
03-Jun-19
Camp, I'd ask where in Tusk County, but first I have to find out where the hell Tusk County is?, lol.

From: Jeff in MN
03-Jun-19
L2H, Camp2 is just using some 'smoke screen' to keep us from finding his honey hole.

From: Live2hunt
04-Jun-19
LOL, people get pretty guarded on there morel spots. I had a great spot that I would pick a hundred or more a year. Now it just dried up. They grow where they grow whey they want to grow. Hateful tasty morsels.

From: Tomas
04-Jun-19
Found my first morel at the Chippewa shoot and cooked it up. Best mushroom ever, now I know what all the fuss is about.

From: Treefarm
05-Jun-19

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Some bigger than pop cans!
Treefarm's embedded Photo
Some bigger than pop cans!
Found some tonight while picking/bagging garlic mustard. Finally getting paid for my neighborly gesture.

From: Chief2
06-Jun-19
Those are some huge mushrooms treefarm!

From: Jeff in MN
06-Jun-19
The two large ones in the left end of the left side dish probably are morels but they are not even shaped like a morel.

From: Treefarm
06-Jun-19

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For size comparison
Treefarm's embedded Photo
For size comparison

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