Mushroom Hunters?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Attack Chicken, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Anyone on here go looking for morel mushrooms? The season is getting closer to us [​IMG]

  2. NanaKat

    NanaKat Free Ranging Premium Member 9 Years

    In our neck of the woods, we are already finding a few.
    When the leaves on the redbud trees are the size of a mouse's ear and right after a rain we start looking.
    The snow we recently got put a slow-down on the mushrooms, but rain today and tomorrow along with 70s temps on Tuesday, they will be popping up everywhere!
  3. bizzeeb60

    bizzeeb60 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Frostproof, FL
    Quote:My DH LOVES [​IMG] Morel Mushrooms! Unfortunately they do not grow here in Florida [​IMG] he couldn't wait to pick them when we lived in Michigan though!

    Last year he got a wonderful surprise when his Mother overnight expressed him a few pounds of the wonderful morsels though. [​IMG] Of course they were gone in one sitting, cleaned, fried and GONE LOL...
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I believe fried is the best way. I love them so much! Also Pheasants back is good to.

  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I haven't been shrooming in a couple years. Used to go after Chantrelles, Oysters, and Boletes. I've never found true morels, just false Morels. I think I'll have to go again this year. Although it's still a little early here.
  6. spook

    spook Songster

    Dh has a patch in our back yard, he tried them last year and enjoyed them, and then he found 4-6 patches he missed!

    You can fill them with cream cheese and then fry them. He has not had them, but when you put cheese + food= [​IMG]
    hee heee he.
    What do you folks do with them? Personally I don't care for any mushroom [​IMG]

    He is talking about doing some major hunting this spring. Apparently if you leave the stem, they will grow back and then reproduce if you can leave them ! [​IMG]
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I usually dry fry them to get the moisture out and have them with steak.

    And Yes, you should never pull them out. (Use a sharp knife and cut the stalk.) It can damage the mycelium(roots) and they won't come back. Some of the commercial pickers will descend onto an area with rakes and completely destroy the shroom habitat.


  8. asa

    asa In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2008
    Woodstock Ga
    We find the occasional morel. My uncle used to have a dog that he trained to find them. That dog was cool!
  9. EricShane

    EricShane Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    SouthWestern Ohio
    my momma is one of the best Mushroom Hunters around!!!

    Ive went with her for years.. I never hardly EVER can spot them. lol - But I love them

  10. nerfy

    nerfy Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Western Illinois
    I will be hunting the elusive moral, but I also pick a few more, only know Bohemian names, not even going to try to attempt the spelling.
    It was a family outing growing up. And have had many relatives that only disclose their spots on their deathbeds, if you were worthy.

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