Morel Mushrooms

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Feb 6, 2007
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better get to them before the pigs find them.
I have long suspected hogs and armadillos, but have never seen any real evidence. Even though they root in areas that produce mushrooms, I tend to think there is something else they are after in the organic matter where mushrooms grow. So many times I have picked a completely unmolested mushroom(s) right beside a rooted area that is rife with hog or armadillo sign. Only once or twice have I seen crumbled remains of a morel that had obviously been eaten by something.
I have, though, personally witnessed a terrapin actually eating a morel. They are no longer such harmless little critters to me. :cursing:
 

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Excuse the ignorance, but explain the whole morel mushroom thing. I assume they're good eats, but how do they differ from normal mushrooms you can buy in a store? Is it just because you can pick them in the wild?
 
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Excuse the ignorance, but explain the whole morel mushroom thing. I assume they're good eats, but how do they differ from normal mushrooms you can buy in a store? Is it just because you can pick them in the wild?
Obviously, you have never eaten a morel. About 1,000 times better than any mushroom you can buy. They cannot figure out how to grow them commercially. Will make me push U.S.D.A. Prime steak and fried Crappie to the side.
It's about a 2 week phenomena that occurs each spring, and I dream about them the other 50 weeks of the year.
Fix them any way you like. Think Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. here. I fry them, I make a mushroom bisque with them, and a morel and bourbon topping for steak. Great with fried or scrambled eggs. Most unbelievable delicacy you have ever tasted.
When the morel season is over, I will look like someone loaded a weedeater with barbed wire and just whipped the hell out of me; briar cuts and scratches from head-to-toe. Poison ivy all over me. Dehydrated morels will fetch $20-$40 per pound in many places. Fresh morels can fetch $350 per pound! I would not sell mine for that.
 

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All my honey holes got developed and the honey hole I had in the country got logged to make room for cattle so I'm looking for a new one. Glad to hear they are out I'll have to go look this weekend.
 

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Excuse the ignorance, but explain the whole morel mushroom thing. I assume they're good eats, but how do they differ from normal mushrooms you can buy in a store? Is it just because you can pick them in the wild?
Here is a picture of some growing, if you see some pick em and fry em you'll be hooked. I usually find them in bottom lands around here.
 

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Morels are good, very good, but if they grew year round people wouldn't go as crazy for them as they do.
 
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3/26 Report:

Picked 25-30 this evening. Left 100 or more small ones to grow. Just beginning to emerge down here around Ardmore. Will get after them hard and heavy beginning Monday next week.
Dogwoods still not blooming, and poison ivy and greenbriar have not begun leafing out yet. A week from now, I expect to have a pickup load!
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3/26 Report:

Picked 25-30 this evening. Left 100 or more small ones to grow. Just beginning to emerge down here around Ardmore. Will get after them hard and heavy beginning Monday next week.
Dogwoods still not blooming, and poison ivy and greenbriar have not begun leafing out yet. A week from now, I expect to have a pickup load!
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Can I come down for dinner. ;)
 

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3/26 Report:

Picked 25-30 this evening. Left 100 or more small ones to grow. Just beginning to emerge down here around Ardmore. Will get after them hard and heavy beginning Monday next week.
Dogwoods still not blooming, and poison ivy and greenbriar have not begun leafing out yet. A week from now, I expect to have a pickup load!
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BRAAAAAAINS....