2021 Morel season

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Recurve77, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Well definitely going to be plenty of moisture in ground.
     
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  2. BigBenny

    BigBenny 6 pointer

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    I never have found or eaten one of those little buggers. My ol man used to find a few but wouldn’t share them. I think he knew if I liked them he wouldn’t get his fill of them :confused: any tips to find them?
     
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  3. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    Around my area poplar trees Brier patches, along creeks sycamore trees,. Just takes boots on ground walking to find them
     
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  4. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    For black morels I focus primarily on woods that have a lot of tulip or yellow poplars. I find most of mine on east and north facing hillsides or near the crest of those ridges again facing east and north. I do find some near or around beech and pignut hickories but there are almost always poplar nearby also. If the woods are predominantly oak I don’t even bother to look. Most of my better black morels spots are in extremely hilly terrain. When you find one ALWAYS assume that there are others nearby. Get down at ground level and slowly scan that area 360 degrees. Early in the season the blacks are really good at hiding slightly covered by a leaf. As for the big yellows, creek bottoms are my #1 choice around elm and poplar. And those big yellows don’t hide like the blacks.
     
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  5. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    I learned another way to hunt for the black morels 20+ years ago while turkey hunting. More than a few times I would be hustling to set up on an early morning gobbling bird and as I would start climbing up the side of the ridge he was on, I would see morels on the hillside. I would mark them and proceed to set up on the bird. After the hunt I would go back to pick the hillside. I learned quickly that the black morels were much easier to see while ascending the hill as opposed to descending the hill. I used those lessons to start hunting new areas by starting the hunt for black morels at the base of east and north facing hills. It works even better if you try that with the early morning sun to your back which shines on the hillside in front of you.
     
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  6. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    I always circle back through downhill. You will pick up a few you missed that way.
     
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  7. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Ok Jenn.... LOL!
     
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  8. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    I about spit beer on my screen!!!!
     
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  9. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    D670A9D6-237F-43D3-A609-2CD62F5262F3.png 639D2259-E9E0-4BA0-80A9-654E9C4C765D.png The blacks will likely start popping later this week and definitely this coming weekend if this forecast holds true.
     
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  10. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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    I couldn't stand it, I looked at my early spot today. Didn't see anything yet.
     
  11. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    Wife was asking me if any would pop up this week. Never find any this early but it’s still good to get out and look.
     
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  12. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I expect 77 to find some before the weekend
     
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  13. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    Yeah him and @hollandhunter wil be on here bragging it up about Monday morning lol...and I don't blame em!
     
  14. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I Keep forgetting Holland is on the tenn border. Both good shroomers. The anticipation is killing me. I like shrooming better than hunting any game. Turkey a close 2nd.
     
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  15. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    Uhh idk about all that lol but I do enjoy it more than most types of fishin. I admit Gettin in the middle of a big flush will put a grin on ya face noone can wipe off lol.
     
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