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icon4.gif  my first morel hunt [message #43990] Thu, 17 March 2011 22:41 Go to next message
doomshroom32 is currently offline  doomshroom32
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Hello everyone I apologize in advance for any spelling errors and will correct the severe mistakes as I am on my phone. With that out of the way lets get on with it.

So this season I have decided that I want to hunt morels and other edible type of mushrooms in the Miami valley. I prefer to hunt in the Montgomery county or Pike county areas. I have access to a farm down there with a heavily wooded area and some logging roads and creeks. If you could point me to a Morel density map or a site that would help me learn what areas in general are best to look and where they grow what weather they can survive Nd tips for growing my own if its legal. Thanks much in advance.
Re: my first morel hunt [message #43996 is a reply to message #43990] Fri, 18 March 2011 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
littleking is currently offline  littleking
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to much time on my hands

there is really no map, the trick i've found is called time spent in the woods looking:)


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Re: my first morel hunt [message #43999 is a reply to message #43996] Fri, 18 March 2011 12:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
honkytonkheaven is currently offline  honkytonkheaven
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I agree with littleking you win some and lose some you just got to look around
Re: my first morel hunt [message #44003 is a reply to message #43999] Fri, 18 March 2011 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Walter is currently offline  Walter
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Now come on Littleking we know that your better half is the real secret to shrooms ending up on your table. My secret is to tell the wife that sponges may be dirty. More for me.

But back to the post, these guys are spot on. You can tag along with me some if you want. I usually walk the woods in the Greene and Clark county areas. From downtown Dayton you are looking at at 25 minute drive to some spots.


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Re: my first morel hunt [message #44009 is a reply to message #44003] Sat, 19 March 2011 11:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
doomshroom32 is currently offline  doomshroom32
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Thanks a lot foor all the replies. I appreciate knowing there is no known map and I would love to get out there and hunt. I'm fresh off the press 18 years old so...I'm not exactly experienced can't recall ever seeing a morel probably have though. Anymore information like when the best time of year is then ill be satisfied with this thread

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I think you and I have met once before walter at the hunt ohio event opening day pheasant season at deer creek.

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Re: my first morel hunt [message #44040 is a reply to message #44009] Tue, 22 March 2011 19:41 Go to previous message
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Miami valley area huh???? I have a friend who lives in Morrow and he finally started going out after I instructed him for the last 3 to 4 years, he has been finding more than me in that area. My guess is that there is a lot more hunting pressure for them in SE Ohio where I go as opposed to that area.(at least that is what I tell him to keep him from getting the big head Twisted Evil )

My 2 cents and take it for what it is worth: Go with someone for the next couple years who know what they are doing. Offer to take them to the areas you have access too and split the haul 50-50 with them for taking their time and showing you WHAT NOT to pick. Take a GPS with you as the shrooms have a tendency to come up in the same general vicinty year after year and record the coordinates (sometimes there are good years, sometimes bad, so dont expect the same haul from the same spots year after year but marking the spot with a GPS makes it a heck of a lot easier finding them the following years). Flip side, don't expect them to show you their spots, good mushroom spots are more kept secrets than good hunting or fishing areas!!!!

You may also want to have them instruct you on cleaning and cooking them. I know I like to soak mine for two days, split them length wise, soak one more day and then fry in light salt, butter and Kentucy Kernel seasoning, then take them from the pan, place on the plate, and run like all get out to a safe spot in the house before the wife knows I cooked them !!!!

I cant wait to get out, I ate my last frozen bunch two weeks ago and the freezer is bare !!!!!

undertaker

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