hello, just checked an old favorite spot and found my first black morel just coming up! did not pick it but left it to grow! they usually get quite big in this spot.i did not walk around in the spot for fear of stepping on any just coming up. believe it will still be a while here before any are big enough to gather.gonna be a good season.i have heard that a snowy winter results in a good morel year so we will see how this works out. hope you all have a good season! tim ramey
The weather has been awesome the last couple of days. The 10 day forecast looks pretty good. I'm going to head to TN next week and look. I have an awesome spot near Clarksville, TN. I haven't looked for blacks there before, but this year I will try it. Thanks again and Happy Hunting!!
I went Wed afternoon and found 2, one good one and one small on. Had to leave due to storm. Went Thursday, (yesterday the 24th) and found 2 more, one good and one small. Finally getting a decent rain today, (Friday) but it is cool. As soon as it warms again there will be shrooms.
just got back from hunting an old favorite spot. found several black morels that looked like they just came up! i picked 15 of the older looking ones they were pretty good sized ones! also found a few small yellows that had just came up. left these to grow.sure is starting to look like its gonna be a good year for black morels!
Where are you located? I'm in Clarksville and haven't found anything yet. Your finding them with this cold weather? We had rain finally but thought that it is too cold out for them to come up, just wondering as I am ready to find them. Isn't it too cold out? Thanks
friday morning here there was a pretty good frost it was 27 degrees on my back porch. when it warmed up i went hunting and found several black morels just coming up and only picked 15 that were fully mature. the cold does not seem to bother the early emerging blacks at all from what i have seen. did not go yesterday we had quite a bit of rain here in perry county yesterday and it stayed quiet cool all day here.just south of here the hail covered the ground like snow.had not seen that much hail accumulate in several years. if i can i will hunt in that area and see what effect the storm had on mushrooms in that area. dont give up if you keep at it you will find some! good hunting to you! tim
I live about 20 miles east of you. Pleasant View/Coopertown area.
I found another two blacks an I am checking my best spots. We needed a rain then some warm weather, it had been kind of dry and now it is a little to cool. As soon as we have two warm days in a row, I think you will find plenty.
Like Tim R, I am thinking this is going to be a great year.
Thanks for your responses. It has turned cold so quit looking as I thought they wouldn't come up when its this cold out. Still checking in my yard where they have come up every year and still have found nothing. Also went out into the woods a couple of time and found nothing, not even toadstools, no fungus of any kind which was another reason I was thinking it was still a little early. Sure hope for an outstanding season this year.....Turn Warmer!!!
went yesterday a.m. to check the first black morel i found march 11 to check its progress and it was fully mature and had grown a lot in size. this spot yesterday yielded 97 very good morels:92 blacks-4 half free morels and one small yellow.some of the blacks were 6 inches tall! the 4 half free morels were the first i found in 2 years.i left several yellows that were just coming up. later went to another spot and picked 26 blacks a very good day of hunting!they are really coming this season! good hunting all! tim
i live in sparta tn just wonderd where the best places to look in tn are? there are false morels everywhere do they grow in the same spots? Is the season still too early? I have been out looking alot! tons of shroom growth everywhere walked creek beds to high on ridges nothing in the spot i found some last year any advise would really help! thanks!
Same here, haven't found anything....yet I hope. At least your finding some fungus growth as I haven't. Can't wait till I find my first one this year. Good luck to ya, It started raining here about an hour ago so hope that helps us out.
went yesterday to one hunting area did not count them but on scales they weighed 3 pounds. all these black morels were in a small area on an east facing wooded hillside about halfway up the hill around a big ash and white oak tree,also a lot of small sassafras trees mixed in.this spot always produces blacks but yesterday was the most ever picked there.some were very mature and some had just came up! so far the last two days morels all together weighed 6 pounds.those blacks are hidden so well found many that only showed the tip peeking from under leaf cover then raked leaves back and it would be a huge morel almost completely hidden! hope all of you find many this season! tim
have one spot at the back of a field here that produces very large yellow morels.there is a spring running through it with a lot of big sycamore trees growing by it. the big yellows are almost invisible among the fallen leaves when they come up! checked for them day before yesterday and they were not up yet.the little yellows (morchella deliciousas) are emerging pretty good here now.find a lot around poplar and ash trees here usually in the same area that you would find ginseng growing in. if you have similar places in your hunt area check them good this pattern seems to work well in this area.dont find many in this spot( morchella esculentas) but what i find are very big!and when they are up the season is over here.a friend of mine found one two years ago that weighed 8 ounces! tim ramey
Tim R & C- Yard produced babies over night!!! Neighbor told me that I had (3) - 1/2" greys in my yard in the usual spot. Checked this morning and found a total of 5 grey newborn babies about an inch tall. Gonna leave them and watch their growth. Ground is wet from rain so they shouldn't dry out. Yea!!!
i wonderd if the cold rain might of stunt there growth? thats awsome that uv got some coming up, do you hunt in white county? also ive got elm, ash, poplar, and sycamor trees all over the place just wonderd if there is specific thing i need to look 4 to narrow down my search? thanks
I wondered about the cold rain as well but they did come up to my amazement near a hack-berry tree. I am in Montgomery Co. and went out yesterday after work and found 5 more little ones. Checked the ones in the yard this morning and no growth to them and haven't started drying out so left them to hopefully grow some more. Both Tim C & R sound as they are having a good year. Seems everyone like to hunt around elms but I have found them in the most unusual spots like yesterday 3 of the 5 were in a pile of old dead tree branches. I haven't had the opportunity or fortune to find good spots out in the woods to be able to check every year, just out trying to establish where I am finding them this year so I'll be able to go to the same spots in the years coming. Gonna hit LBL this weekend and hope it really pays off.
THATS GOOD TO HEAR THAT THEY STILL POPPIN UP EVEN WITH THE WEATHER, THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR HUNTING MY AREA STILL TRYIN TO FIGURE IT OUT, I HAVE 40 ACERS TO HUNT AND A 1000+ BEHIND THAT IM ALOUD TO HUNT ON SO ITS HARD TO NOW WHERE TO GO FIRST AND HOW LONG TO STAY SEARCHING IN ONE AREA, IM SPENDING ALL WEEKEND TO OVERLOOK AS MUCH AS I CAN TO HOPEFULLY FIND THE HOT SPOTS GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HUNTING! ITS ALSO TURKEY SEASON TOMORROW!
Dear FISHHUNTNICK I wanted to let you know that there are morels in Sparta. After much hunting, I found some on my in-laws property. They live off of Hwy 84. I have been told that there are some on our property as well. We live in the Blue Springs area. So don't give up. They are here. Happy hunting. :)
Planned on heading out to our favorite hunting spot today after finishing some yard work at home. Found 3 large black morels growing right beside my driveway. I've lived here all my life and have never seen them growing here. I think it's going to be a Great year for them. I'm in Putnam Co.
went out to an old hunting spot this afternoon with 4 friends of mine.we found many of the small yellow morels (morchella deliciousas)what i call the poplar morel, a few half frees, and a whole lot of blacks.the total found today was 730 all together one of the best hunts i have ever had. this is one of the best hunting years for morels ever! the small yellows are very plentiful in spots around certain ash and poplar trees.still found a few black morels just emerging but most were mature.one large poplar tree had 46 yellows scattered around it. good hunting! tim ramey
today i went to a place ive never hunted before.it was a long rich hollow with a large wash through it.i crossed the ditch and walked up on a large flat area that had many poplar trees growing on it. i found 143 of the yellow deliciousa morels they were scattered through this whole area. went late this afternoon up the hill behind my house and found 11 more! this is sure a good year for the small yellows here. good hunting to you all! tim ramey
Tim, I am glad your having wonderful finds. For me it has been quite disappointing. The only ones I have found have been 1 1/2" tall except the 6 in my yard that did reach about 3". Total for this year has only been 20-30 and that is the little ones and the ones I have left in hopes of them growing.
this is the best year of morel hunting i have ever seen.took some friends hunting friday we collected 9 pounds of yellows and blacks all together.the small yellows are very plentiful here but the blacks are starting to fade out now.if you have a favorite place please hunt it this weekend the hot weather were having may put the season to a close here soon.good hunting tim ramey
went to a new spot today which turned out to be one of the most productive spots i have hunted.found a few very large fresh blacks. just a few of the big yellows and the rest were the small yellows. also found 3 false morels today the first of those found this year.it sure was hot in the woods today if it keeps on like this the season will probably go fast. tim ramey
yesterday morning i went to the location that produces the giant yellows.they were up! i picked several giant morels there.if you have similar places to find them check it this week if you can.thi letter is in reference to the one wrote march 31. still finding a few blacks here also.
Tim, I had a friend who found 11 blacks in their yard, 2 about 6 inches tall, but the rest very small. That's all I've found. I also live in Sparta, near the Cookeville line. I wish I could find a spot like you have mentioned. I've got a family of about 18 dying for a mushroom feast!
last 2 days hunts were very productive still finding many yellows and they still are in very good condition. blacks seem to be about over now. ash trees cherry trees and poplars are very productive if they are in the right location. best season for yellows i have seen. tim ramey
went this morning and found about a gallon ice cream bucket full of yellows.7 of these were big yellows that were starting to dry out pretty good. still mushrooms to be found.good year for yellows! tim ramey
Just moved to Marshall County and am hoping to find some here. The map from last year looks like I might have a chance. Called the local extension office, and I don't think the guy had ever heard of Morels before. It's been years since I've hunted, so I'm a little worried that I won't be able to see them even if they are here. I'd love to hear if there is anyone down this way.
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