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Morel hunting
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Randy    Posted 05-09-2003 at 13:35:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm going to look this weekend for some morels on my property. I live in Southern Wisconsin and they say this is prime time now for them. Does anyone have any tips on where and how to look for them. Thanks


Max    Posted 05-11-2003 at 13:31:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Randy
Freshly dead elms are a great place to find em, found some yesterday under an elm, in michigan.
Fence rows with wooden posts also seem to be productive, as well as apple trees, that are recently dead of course. When I lived in cheeseland, I would look on the south side of the hills first, most sunlight, the east and west sides of the hills next, couple days later, then finally look on the north sides of the hills, least sunlight. White ones should be first, then darker ones seem to grow.
Happy picken!


glen sw wi    Posted 05-09-2003 at 15:32:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They grow in moist areas. As you know we don't have many elm trees left. Under elms is a good place to look,but they grow in other places too. Found a few today. I don't think much of them but have friends who think they are great eating.


Slo    Posted 05-09-2003 at 19:54:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a guy not too far from Muscoda...

How's life at Gillingham?


garawa    Posted 05-10-2003 at 04:13:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Life is about the same a Muscoda. It could stop raining anytime now and warm up so the rooms will grow a little faster.


jr    Posted 05-09-2003 at 14:03:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe they grow almost exclusively from the roots of dead Elms, so under dead (but still standing) Elms is where you need to look.
Good luck, and good eating!


pam    Posted 05-09-2003 at 20:57:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
by no means do they grow exclusively at the base of dead elms.although i have had great success around dead elms when the bark is just falling off and the trunk appears white.i believe they have no prefernce as i have found them in all terrains.mark your spot where you find them for a reference next year.this year i found most along creek beds.it was a short season in so. il this year hope you have a better season.........look early and don't forget there is always next year.good luck!!!!!!

pam


DeadCarp    Posted 05-10-2003 at 03:56:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here the key morel phrase is "swampy popple" - you're driving around after it rains, see a patch of popple near a mud puddle, stop and walk over there. Once you've found one, the rest almost jump right out. Slice and saute them with butter, if you gel alot they can be rinsed and frozen too :)


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