Chicken of the woods shroom.

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Recurve77, May 18, 2020.

  1. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    Picked 1 1/2 lbs of very fresh chicken of the woods today off a log in front of my house that also produced last year. I usually don’t find these this time of year.
     
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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Sweet find! Im jealous of the variety of shrooms you guys enjoy.
     
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  3. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    I’ve been fortunate to find morels, oysters and chickens in the past month. I don’t think that has ever happened for me.
     
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  4. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

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    Nice find but IMO way way early, as they are normally August types. I expect the heavy rains and more rain and late cold snaps will cause fungi in the wild to do some weird things this year.
     
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  5. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Weird to find one of those this time of year for sure.
     
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  6. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    You’re right. This same log produced the last 2 years in August.
     
  7. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Picked some "late spring chickens" myself last night in Valley area. These normally emerge from the ground, close to the oak tree.Have found on same oaks, for several years.
    These don't re-emerge in the fall.
     
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  8. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    Had them things all over my woods last summer and had no idea what they were. Could’ve filled a truck bed with them. I’ll be looking this year.
     
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  9. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

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    I had chicken of the woods in truck load in august last year...not hens.

    I just a minute ago saw and picked a nice fresh plastic grocery sack load of oysters . Also Ive seen several bunches somewhat fresh but too old to eat along streams fishing in last week. Do not recall seeing them here in this late in May before. Weird stuff . Also noted these oysters seemed fresh as possible but I've just got them inside and killed 25 beetles from them .. meat not damaged but covered in beetles.
     
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  10. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    Are yall out on boats or wearing waders looking for shrooms?!? Lol 5 inches of rain here since yesterday eve. Shew it's going to be rough on the Turkey hatch if those tales of "drowning themselves" are true.

    Nice find BTW
     
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