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Mushroom Hunting

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bi0s, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Bi0s

    Bi0s Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    Bland County VA!!!!!
    Mushroom season has began we went out sunday hunting some down as they call it dry land fishing we did pretty good here are a couple pictures of what we got enjoy...



  2. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

    Sep 19, 2010
    You are brave!! I'm afraid to eat any wild mushrooms I may find! [​IMG]
  3. Bi0s

    Bi0s Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    Bland County VA!!!!!
    morels are real good and safe alot of ppl hunt them during mushroom season and eat them [​IMG]
  4. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    We have been having the rain for the moisture they need, but it's still too cold here. [​IMG]

    Congrats on the find, but I ain't gonna lie, you're makin' me jealous! [​IMG]
  5. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    La Puente, CA
    Lucky! I don't think we have morels here (I've never seen them, anyways). I love mushrooms, and would love to be able to eat wild ones. I find nice big ones in my yard all the time, but haven't figured out how to ID them, so I won't touch them. I've been tempted, though!
  6. Bi0s

    Bi0s Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    Bland County VA!!!!!
    they do grow in CA just need to know where to look for them is all [​IMG]
  7. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Good looking morels, Bios. I have a patch in the woods up on the ridge behind the house I get a few meals worth from. I love them rolled in flour and fried in butter till golden brown. Man, I'm smacking my lips right now!

    People around where I live call them "merkels." My brothers found about 3 bread bags full the other day and gave me a couple dozen. I tried some of them in a fish and chips type batter. It was pretty good. Flour and butter is better though. I also tried a few in some Japanese batter which I forget the name of. Not horrible, but nothing to write home about either. I ate pumpkin seeds, brushed my teeth, sucked on Life Saver breath mints, and couldn't get the taste out of my mouth all evening. Won't try that again.

    As some have stated, the morels are a safe, easy to identify wild mushroom. But a word of caution: Do NOT pick mushrooms and eat them if you don't know anything about them. They can kill you! There are quite a few people every year who die from poisonous mushrooms. I especially hear of Koreans who have immigrated to California where there is a wild mushroom that resembles mushrooms back in their home country. But it isn't the same, and it kills them. From the description of the deaths I'd say it is Amanita mushrooms that are they culprit. One bite can kill a cow. SLow painful death of about 3 days. They are white with gills on the bottom and a "skirt" on the stem. My rule has always been to absolutely avoid any mushroom that was white. That does not eliminate all poisonous mushrooms, but makes things simpler. ANyway, I just want everyone to be careful, especially if you never hunted mushrooms before. I'd hate to see anybody croak! [​IMG] But I like to see people enjoy the good ones. Those morels are hard to beat. [​IMG]

  8. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    Good to know [​IMG]

    Glad you are enjoying your mushrooms. I've always been afraid to try picking my own, but love them from the store!!!

    Think I will try to learn a little bit!!
  9. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    I'm jealous we have not found any yet. [​IMG]
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    I would love to find some Morels, but I never have! I have found some Chanterelles and they were pretty good. I haven't been mushroom hunting in years.

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