2020 Morel Season

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Recurve77, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Ill be happy to find a nice mess for myself lol. Ill be looking pretty close to where you are at.
     
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  2. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 12 pointer

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    Man it's a big thing in the hills of estill county. There is people that live off of selling morals and make big money off of it. Fresh or baggied up and dried out. Just like this yellowroot and the herbs ginseng
     
  3. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    Picked 3 very new, fresh blacks this morning. 1 in a patch that had not produced yet this year.
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  4. bigbonner

    bigbonner 12 pointer

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    Are y'all finding the blacks in the same areas as you normally find the yellows?
     
  5. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    No. Finding mine around mature poplars on ridge tops and the blacks that I find in Hart county grow in poplar woods with hickory and beech nearby all on N and E facing hillsides. I do find the smaller greys and yellows in the same areas in Hart but never the big yellows.
     
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  6. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    The ridge I have found all mine so far this year usually produces yellows later in the season too some years. Yellows for me seem to be more spread out and usally don't find them until april. The spots I find blacks in seem to produce every year. Where as I have found hundreds of yellows in spots one year and not find another there for several years in a row. I picked over a hundred a few years ago in turkey season on one hillside. Found it by mistake late april. I have been back every year since and haven't found any more since. My point is the blacks seem to pattern better. I have found almost 50 this year an they all came from the same small area I always find them in.
     
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  7. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    An just for the record again. To the new comers reading these post. I always find the bulk of my mushrooms in southern Kentucky on hill sides facing the east that get good sun light around cedars,poplars, and cherry trees. I have found them in all sorts of weird areas including my yard. But as a rule of thumb that's where it seems to be most plentiful.
     
  8. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I’m standing in a spot rt now I usually find the early black ones and a goose egg so far.
     
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  9. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    Next good warm spell "should" get things going around here..
    Most the blacks ive found over the years I needed a boat to get to.. all this flooding has put a halt on that.
    Just think of us when you're munching down with a chit eat grin on yer faces :):confused::D
     
  10. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I never find them hear this early but I went anyway just to see lol
     
  11. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 8 pointer

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    I checked today in a spot or two but I'm still a week or so early here
     
  12. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I went out by the lakes to run the dogs and toss some duck seed... I looked around while I was at it without any luck.

    Disclaimer: My ten year streak of no morels continues...

    I did find one mushroom that was capped on a thin stem and tried to ID it. Nothing was real close in my books in the edible sections. I "Think" it might have been a galerina type so I tossed it in the trash.
     
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  13. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 8 pointer

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    Still little early 1st. 2nd week April they are full force I have found plenty in late March but April is the time they about anywhere
     
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  14. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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  15. savagehunter

    savagehunter Spike

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    went today found 15 if we get some warm weather and the sun they will be poping out of the ground found these in barren county
     

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