Winter oysters.

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Recurve77, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    Keep an eye out for the oyster shrooms. I picked a pound off of 4 dead ash trees today when I walked back up to the house @ 12:30. I saw some on 2 trees yesterday afternoon and left them to grow. They more than doubled overnight.
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  2. Bee

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    The ones pictures are really prime to eat. Rain and cold spell in mid fall like this right now is the number one seasonal oyster mushroom producer IMO
     
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  3. Recurve77

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    This ash tree and another one were in my scope today while deer hunting. 2lb 3 oz. left the older bunch that is in the top of the pic. They had started to dry. 106828EC-84CF-42DB-B996-4788399A86C9.jpeg
     
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    Didn't see any deer on my farm one morning and wound up looking for shrooms instead. Found a stick about as big as my wrist covered in oysters. It looked weird. Found a bunch of dry puffballs and two old chickens. Should be good next fall.
     
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  5. carnivore

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    What are you guys cooking with them? I finally procured a dear heart from my fathers doe
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  6. Recurve77

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    2855F124-5D81-4C66-A463-138E52F49331.jpeg This 50+ degree rain will make some oysters pop over the next few days so watch for them. Been finding them on dead maple and in particular on dead ash. I can see some new ones popping 10 ft up this dead maple that is in front of my house.
     
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  8. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    I wish the weathermen were as good at predicting weather as recurve77 is at predicting oyster flushes. 320435A6-223A-446D-AAE1-F5F02342B72F.jpeg 155623DD-2755-45E8-A593-1C9E15C1F921.jpeg 2B2D96F2-0966-4BED-9BD7-455C3015BBB8.jpeg 7FBAB7E4-7A8A-400B-8DDC-F23CCD94D087.jpeg EA81D26E-F5AA-44F5-9294-3FBFEEA1DFB3.jpeg CF5EF474-F3B0-4D03-AFFA-C6322D28B79D.jpeg
     
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  9. tbob131

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    1. 1F0E7342-6C61-4E84-B635-361EC9D9339B.jpeg B884E15A-52CD-41FC-BC89-204627420FBC.jpeg Are these oysters??
     

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  10. carnivore

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    Yeah looks like it, but they look a bit old. Pull the fresh looking ones and take a pic of the gills. Youll Need to wash the beetles and larvae out as well. The fresh ones will usually have minimal or no beetles. the ones i processed above were loaded with beetles and took awhile to clean up.
    Side note: I dont suggest eating them based on a few internet posts and pic identification. Also anyone can have an intolerance for various species of mushrooms, and edible ones can make some people sick. Inedible will kill you.
     
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    Some were more brown and dry some were moist and fresh feeling, I left the dry ones. I’ll take pics of gills when I get home.
     
  12. carnivore

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    Those are definitely oysters but there is alot of bad to cut out. appears pretty far gone probably toss around half (maybe more) of it when processing them. Hard to tell from pics. Most would wait on the next fresh batch but when they get scarce i might fool with them to get a little taste lol. Look close for small clear larvea. Harmless but not very appealing.
     
  13. carnivore

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    Philly cheesesteak sliders with oyster shrooms. DB5193DA-BD61-4E3D-9C4E-D7AD70805AD4.jpeg F6F69D26-13D7-4E9F-A4D3-D070A78B19C4.jpeg 960199CC-F0C1-44A5-9BAA-328CAA9FE664.jpeg
     
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  14. tbob131

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    It’s a shame I didn’t find them earlier, found 5 or 6 stumps plum
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