Fall and Winter mushrooms in Ky?

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  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Im going to try a spot in Estill county this spring for morels. I have never found a single one on my property in SE campbell county. Hope to have better luck in that area but if not Im going to try Breathitt.
     
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  2. FOWLER2671

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    I spent ten seasons looking for morels and finally gave up about five year ago.

    There are other mushrooms that are much easier to find.

    Go to a place with big old and fallen (natural) trees.

    But I also found a few oysters on small young trees.

    My best advice is to just go look for any and all mushrooms. When you find one, take it home and verify its identity by 2-3 sources. There are edible, medicinal and poisonous mushrooms. Probably some that are not poisonous but good for nothing also??

    But just go look, find then identify! You will learn what and where to look.
     
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  3. Munson

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    Bro!! they have the mushroom festival in estill!! sooo.... lol. That's not a given of course to finding em but it should boost your spirits because theirs many many pounds comes through that country. Goodluck
     
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  4. carnivore

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    It certainly does lol. Looking for them where they aren’t sucks.
     
  5. carnivore

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    Can you narrow down places to look using a typo map or would that be useless/a waste of time
     
  6. Brody

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    No moral hunter will ever share exact locations with anybody. Kept secret.
     
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  7. Munson

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    Useless. I don't know the county very well, just drive through going to Richmond mostly. Just depends on when you're here whether to look high or low depending on soil temps.
    I could tell ya where I'd start if u wanna pm the land map.
     
  8. model70

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    Found these this afternoon, What are they and are they edible? Resized_20200106_161027.jpeg Resized_20200106_161027.jpeg Resized_20200106_161027.jpeg Resized_20200106_161018.jpeg
     
  9. carnivore

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  10. model70

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    You know I thought of doing that as I was walking away and didn't! I did look at the bottom of the one I tore, no gills really, seems like it was smooth.
     
  11. carnivore

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    I meant to say i have a property that i have permission to hunt. Can i use a topo to id places to look on said property.
     
  12. carnivore

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    Oysters look like this on the bottom. Don't eat any mushroom unless a person who knows puts their hands on them.
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  13. model70

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    They didnt look like that on the bottom. I thought I'd found the motherlode! That's why I took pictures and got on here to ask, I ain't eaten nothing I don't know about! Morels is the only shroom I know in the in the woods. Thanks
     
  14. barney

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    Those are oysters with out a doubt. But just as you said, don't eat anything you can't positively identify. A lot of identifying mushrooms has to do with the season, and conditions under which they fruit. I don't know of any other oyster look a like that could possibly fruit this late in the season.

    If I could pluck your pictures from the the screen and saute them in butter I would in a minute. But if I were you, I wouldn't.
     
  15. HuntressOfLight

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    This information is helpful, for accurate identification:

    1. Location - city/county/state/country

    2. Habitat - tree species within the immediate area, in addition to the host.

    3. Description of cap.

    4. Description of stem/stalk/stipe - carefully dig down and remove all possible.

    5. Description of gills/tubes/teeth, (and/or veils on immature fungi).

    6. Scent.

    7. Bruise color (damage one for it)

    8. Spore print color.

    Such is the terminology Dr. Volk and other mycologist will wish for you to utilize, initially, whenever you send written description, along with detailed photographs of all, where applicable.
     
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