Need a smart feller's opinion (fungus related)

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by chadwimc, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. chadwimc

    chadwimc 12 pointer

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    I found this while squirrel hunting. Its on a downed tree. I thought it was some sort of furry creature at first glance. What is it?
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  2. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    From memory, the experts will tell you "we have a winner !!" ...... but I'm not that expert. Highly desired from memory and excellent table fare.
    Edit - Maybe lion's mane ?
     
  3. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    Fresh Lion’s Mane. I like to slice it about 1/2 inch thick and sauté it just like I would scallops. The texture will be similar to scallops. Good find! Been a couple of years since I found one.
     
  4. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    One of my favorites, only avg 1-2 per year.
     
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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    They are easy to spot but i find them in places I wouldn't think to specifically look, mostly on accident.
     
  7. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

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    high value to gourmet chefs....
     
  8. Brody

    Brody 10 pointer

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    No place like home
  9. thunderstorm

    thunderstorm 8 pointer

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    Yes, Lion's Mane. I found my first one earlier this week. It was great.
     
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  10. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    i've yet to find one.

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  11. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    Looks like really white discarded tarsal gland to me
     
  12. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Me too. :(
     
  13. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Pretty sure I found one yesterday. I don't trust my judgment on any shrooms other than morels
     
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  14. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Well I found two lions mane today however it’s going to take a little bit of figuring in order to get them out of the trees, You can also get a pretty good idea of why these things can be hard to spot. I’ve found a few on stumps but it seems as though most require you to look up on Dead and dyingtrees
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  15. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    Kind of a tease, I had the same thing happen with a big stash of oysters.

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