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Contributors to this thread:
Justgrad25 19-Sep-20
slopole 19-Sep-20
horsethief51 19-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 20-Sep-20
Dale Hajas 20-Sep-20
Justgrad25 20-Sep-20
Dale Hajas 20-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 23-Sep-20
Justgrad25 23-Sep-20
Bob McArthur 23-Sep-20
Bob McArthur 23-Sep-20
Bob McArthur 23-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 24-Sep-20
Bob McArthur 28-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 29-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 29-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 30-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 30-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 30-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 30-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 30-Sep-20
Jeff Durnell 30-Sep-20
bill v 03-Oct-20
Jeff Durnell 06-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 13-Oct-20
horsethief51 13-Oct-20
horsethief51 16-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 17-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 17-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 17-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 17-Oct-20
horsethief51 17-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 17-Oct-20
Bob McArthur 17-Oct-20
From: Justgrad25
19-Sep-20

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Is this sulfur shelf/chicken of the woods? If it is, I assume it is older and past it's prime

From: slopole
19-Sep-20
Looks like chicken. May still be good.

19-Sep-20
I've eaten them later than this.

From: Jeff Durnell
20-Sep-20
That's what it is alright, but I don't eat them when they're that old. Too far gone for me. The younger ones are more tender and palatable. Look for the outer margins to be rounded, smooth, and puffy... and obviously still growing... about 2/3 grown. Yum.

From: Dale Hajas
20-Sep-20
Take a tier and flip em over. Look for worm holes. Like Jeff, these get a pass from me. But location gets noted for future reference. :)

From: Justgrad25
20-Sep-20
Thanks guys. Saw 4 or 5 stumps with them on Friday, all about this age. Need to get out earlier I suppose.

From: Dale Hajas
20-Sep-20
You can still find em fresh. You wont be able to miss how bright they are!

From: Jeff Durnell
23-Sep-20

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Yeah, sulfurs aren't as confined or predictable in their timing or 'growing season' as many other types are. But the next week or two is prime time.

I look for that outer margin to resemble a puffy set of lips, the puffier the better ;^) You can also do the bend test... see how far it can be bent before it cracks.

From: Justgrad25
23-Sep-20
Is bending "good" or "bad"?

From: Bob McArthur
23-Sep-20

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Cream of Chicken of the Woods mushroom & hot Italian Sausage soup for lunch at the 5C hunt.

From: Bob McArthur
23-Sep-20

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23-Sep-20

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From: Jeff Durnell
24-Sep-20
Justin, bending without cracking or breaking is good. It means it hasn't gotten dried out and woody yet. You can bend it an inch or two from the outer edge, it should bend at least 45 degrees without cracking. If it's good there, I bend it back farther, about the middle and see what happens. Some folks will cut off the hard parts, usually it gets hard near the base first, but if you get them younger, the whole thing is nice and soft.

Bob, that looks really good. I'd love to have that recipe if you don't mind. Loves me some hot sausage.

From: Bob McArthur
28-Sep-20
Jeff, I sent the recipe in a private message.

From: Jeff Durnell
29-Sep-20
Got it Bob. Thank you.

From: Jeff Durnell
29-Sep-20
I picked about 20 lbs of sheepshead today.

From: Jeff Durnell
30-Sep-20
Uh oh. I picked at least 40 lbs today, and left some to grow.... and that tree grows em BIG. I'll go back in 4 or 5 days. I thought this year was going to be a bust for sheepshead, but it's looking just fine now. I have days of mushroom 'butchering' ahead of me. Gonna have to fire up the dehydrator.

Found a good place to hunt by that ancient white oak too. Good deer sign. Me and that tree have over 40 years of history. I can't wait to hunt there. I'll be able to watch the beavers work from where I'll hunt.

From: Jeff Durnell
30-Sep-20
Couple of 'trophy pics'...

From: Jeff Durnell
30-Sep-20

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30-Sep-20

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From: Jeff Durnell
30-Sep-20

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These are the ones I left to grow some more. Guess I'm a trophy hunter after all ;^)

Not. More MEAT!

From: Jeff Durnell
30-Sep-20
See the little one just starting to the left of the hole under the tree? There are 3 or 4 more around the other side of the tree too.

From: bill v
03-Oct-20

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Took this pic today

From: Jeff Durnell
06-Oct-20

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Looks like that slug is enjoying himself.

Today I went back to the mushrooms in my last picture and they were considerably bigger. It's been 6 days. I picked them today.

From: Bob McArthur
13-Oct-20

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Permission to harvest granted by the homeowner. Fresh prime chicken.

13-Oct-20
Man that road is steep. Looks like Gulph Mills along the Surekill expressway.

16-Oct-20

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On my way out of the woods the other day I found a stump with 3 different mushrooms on it.

From: Bob McArthur
17-Oct-20

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Good morning so far. Moved to one if my other stands and found these along the way. Bears gead tooth. Lions mane, shrimps, and oysters.

From: Bob McArthur
17-Oct-20

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17-Oct-20

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17-Oct-20

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17-Oct-20
Could you keep your camera flat instead of on its side? I get dizzy looking at those. LOL.

From: Bob McArthur
17-Oct-20

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What a day. Great shrooms and a nice buck.

From: Bob McArthur
17-Oct-20

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What a day. Great shrooms and a nice buck.

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