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    Morel mushroom hunters?

    Come on Midwest guys! How many mushroom hunters out there?

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    Right here! I'm in the ga mountains though, so they are very scarce. I still don't know where to look, but manage to find 1 here and there. I'm a puffball freak. I love eating them. They're my favorite. I also like bolettes(the way I pronounce them) and chanterells (misspelled).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1982
    Right here! I'm in the ga mountains though, so they are very scarce. I still don't know where to look, but manage to find 1 here and there. I'm a puffball freak. I love eating them. They're my favorite. I also like bolettes(the way I pronounce them) and chanterells (misspelled).

    If you can find dead elm trees down there then you may be able to find some morels! I'd say the season has started down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMOman View Post
    Come on Midwest guys! How many mushroom hunters out there?
    You know it. We have a red oak woods on truman lake we go to that is loaded.
    We have to get a day without kids and get out there like its a job.

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    We also find butt tons of beefsteak. Beefsteak arent as good butt some of them are huge.

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    Morel mushroom hunters?-image-853610277.jpg

    I picked these back in December, some oyster mushrooms.

    I sautéed them with some onions and made a pizza with them. So damn good, very earthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke
    You know it. We have a red oak woods on truman lake we go to that is loaded. We have to get a day without kids and get out there like its a job.
    I seem to do the best along the Missouri River banks earlier in the season. I swear my son can stiff those fuckers out, he always finds more than me! Late in the season I just hit the woods behind my house and find them. I've got to eat a least one good mess a year! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMOman View Post
    If you can find dead elm trees down there then you may be able to find some morels! I'd say the season has started down there.
    Someone told me yesterday that usually by the 3rd week of April, they're on. But only a week or 2 max. Only time I've found enough to mean anything was around some ash trees in an area that had been burned off months prior. With this warm winter, they might have already came and went. We had a 75 degree Christmas. I wish I knew more about morels

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    Anyone ever had a hen of the woods? I found one a few years back that weighted 40lbs! I would give anything to have taken a picture. It was growing on the side of my driveway. It literally popped up in a day. It was amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1982
    Someone told me yesterday that usually by the 3rd week of April, they're on. But only a week or 2 max. Only time I've found enough to mean anything was around some ash trees in an area that had been burned off months prior. With this warm winter, they might have already came and went. We had a 75 degree Christmas. I wish I knew more about morels

    Just like anything else season starts early in the south and moves north with the warmer temperatures. No one really knows much about morels they are tricky. I do know they are delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1982 View Post
    Anyone ever had a hen of the woods? I found one a few years back that weighted 40lbs! I would give anything to have taken a picture. It was growing on the side of my driveway. It literally popped up in a day. It was amazing.
    Never heard of that. I knew an old farmer that would pick the puffball mushrooms the day they sprouted and slice and eat them on the spot.
    Puffball is the only term us rednecks had for them. They are white and round, when they die and you stomp them they send out green dust everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post
    Never heard of that. I knew an old farmer that would pick the puffball mushrooms the day they sprouted and slice and eat them on the spot.
    Puffball is the only term us rednecks had for them. They are white and round, when they die and you stomp them they send out green dust everywhere.
    Lol. Stomping them is so fun. They are delicious though. I enjoy scrambling them with eggs. But hen of the woods tastes a lot like beef. When cooked, they even smell like it. I've grilled it and it's got texture and flavor of a very tender steak. So good. I haven't seen one in a few years now, but I hope to find one soon. I don't expect a 40 pounder again, but a nice 5 pounder would be great!

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    i would love to take a class on edible mushrooms

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    I freeze the morels. Brown them on each side then put them in a Ziploc Cryovac bag into the freezer. Pull some out anytime and throw them in some grease. Bon appétit!

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    Heading out today to see what we can find, probably the only day we will get.

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    We got puff balls here but I only know wat they are now after wat OB said about them.When we were kids deer hunting we would find tree mushrooms of some sort.Our fathers knew wat they were I wouldn't chance it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    <img src="http://forums.steroid .com/attachment.php?attachmentid=168520"/>

    I picked these back in December, some oyster mushrooms.

    I sautéed them with some onions and made a pizza with them. So damn good, very earthy.
    You can really eat them?

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    Morel mushroom hunters?-20170408_193010.jpg n[ATTACH=CONFIG]168842[/ATTACH Not too great of a haul but it will do. Heading back out wednesday we decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd
    You can really eat them?
    Yes sir

    And they are delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke
    <img src="http://forums.steroid.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=168842"/> n168842[/ATTACH Not too great of a haul but it will do. Heading back out wednesday we decided.
    What are those?

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    Small ones are morels, big red ones are beefsteak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke
    <img src="http://forums.steroid.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=168842"/> n168842[/ATTACH Not too great of a haul but it will do. Heading back out wednesday we decided.

    I found ten morels yesterday but no beefsteak. I'll be out looking more this week!

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    I'm pretty sure battered morel mushrooms deep fried in vegetable oil is not very healthy at all!! I don't care I'm chowing down they only come once a year! Bon appétit

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMOman View Post
    I'm pretty sure battered morel mushrooms deep fried in vegetable oil is not very healthy at all!! I don't care I'm chowing down they only come once a year! Bon appétit
    They have almost zero nutritional value other than the oil and breading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke
    They have almost zero nutritional value other than the oil and breading.
    But damn they are good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMOman View Post
    But damn they are good!!
    Nothing else like them, thats why god only gives us two or three weeks a year to get them.

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