Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 94

Thread: Morel Hunting

  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 36,731, Level: 59
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,119
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    BloodyBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,498
    Points
    36,731
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 63
    Given: 19

    Morel Hunting

    I think I might go out this year and see if I can find any. It's my first time going, anyone have any good suggestions in the Des Moines/Polk County Area?



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 41,803, Level: 63
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 1,147
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience PointsYour first Group

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    2,219
    Points
    41,803
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 50

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Have someone tell you where their secret spot is and then go beat them to it!



  3. #3
    CyBer
    Guest

    Re: Morel Hunting

    No one is going to give you their spots, but look near dead elm trees in wooded areas.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 36,731, Level: 59
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,119
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    BloodyBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,498
    Points
    36,731
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 63
    Given: 19

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    No one is going to give you their spots, but look near dead elm trees in wooded areas.
    I don't expect someone's exact spot. But maybe a general area?



  5. #5
    Prospect
    Points: 4,225, Level: 18
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 25
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    taylortomtt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waterloo
    Posts
    39
    Points
    4,225
    Level
    18
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Morel Hunting

    X2 on dead elms (dead elms that are still standing with bark peeling off), and south facing slopes. Even if your best friend was good at morel hunting, he probably still wouldn't take you to his spot.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 201,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    longtimeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Up north
    Posts
    7,662
    Points
    201,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 26

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    No one is going to give you their spots, but look near dead elm trees in wooded areas.
    Where are the dead elm trees in wooded areas you usually go?



  7. #7
    Prospect
    Points: 4,225, Level: 18
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 25
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    taylortomtt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waterloo
    Posts
    39
    Points
    4,225
    Level
    18
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    Where are the dead elm trees in wooded areas you usually go?

    ....crafty young Skywalker



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 27,159, Level: 50
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 391
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    josh4isu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    1,056
    Points
    27,159
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Find yourself a forest, chances are there's muchrooms in said forest.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 36,731, Level: 59
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,119
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    BloodyBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,498
    Points
    36,731
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 63
    Given: 19

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by josh4isu View Post
    Find yourself a forest, chances are there's muchrooms in said forest.
    What Forests are there in Des Moines/Polk County?

    The only places I know are Saylorville, and Big Creek State Park.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 201,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    longtimeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Up north
    Posts
    7,662
    Points
    201,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 26

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by taylortomtt View Post
    ....crafty young Skywalker
    Jedi mind trick taylortmott

    I see my mind tricks won't work on you.

    I think you want to sell me all your morels you find this spring.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 97,419, Level: 97
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,631
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    everyyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    5,878
    Points
    97,419
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 25
    Given: 27

    Re: Morel Hunting

    key is not how much ground you cover but how well you cover the ground. they are kind of like those old posters you stared at until a 3D image appeared. They can literally be right in front of you and if you don't look long enough you won't see them. Find a forest. All other advice is hit or miss.


    ALL IN
    www.cyclonejerseys.com
    Always buying historically relevant ISU gear

  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 156,977, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocial1 year registered
    Cycl1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Liberty
    Posts
    6,505
    Points
    156,977
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 3

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    key is not how much ground you cover but how well you cover the ground. they are kind of like those old posters you stared at until a 3D image appeared. They can literally be right in front of you and if you don't look long enough you won't see them. Find a forest. All other advice is hit or miss.
    yeah, i always figured if i didnt find any, i probably stepped on them.


    I LIEK CHOCOLATE MILK - The Partisan Bat

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Hmmm...I'm not a huge "weiner"
    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    "Yeah, Chris' weiner is a way bigger get than mine."

  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 185,110, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    15,303
    Points
    185,110
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 94
    Given: 243

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by josh4isu View Post
    Find yourself a forest, chances are there's muchrooms in said forest.
    What Forests are there in Des Moines/Polk County? The only places I know are Saylorville, and Big Creek State Park.
    lots of people go to jester park



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 201,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    longtimeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Up north
    Posts
    7,662
    Points
    201,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 26

    Re: Morel Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    yeah, i always figured if i didnt find any, i probably stepped on them.
    Or somebody beat you there in you go in public areas



  15. #15
    Prospect
    Points: 8,137, Level: 26
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 13
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    61
    Points
    8,137
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Morel Hunting

    I skip the work of hunting them and sniff out the people cooking them. :) Much easier that way, plus noone has to tell me their spot.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM