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    Mushroom Hunting?

    anyone been morel hunting yet? i am hearing that they are starting to pop up around the DM area. anyone know of any public areas to go mushroom hunting at around ames?




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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Too early. Motherday weekend is when they peak typically in NE Iowa.

    Been dry too this spring which is not good for them.



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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Look under some cow poop!...Wait those are magic mushrooms...oops


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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Mario was always a fan of the 'shrooms...



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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Too early. Motherday weekend is when they peak typically in NE Iowa.

    Been dry too this spring which is not good for them.
    thats what i thought but people have been finding them and it is supposed to rain this weekend along with nice weather could equal a nice crop popping up...




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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    my cousin down around st louis just picked about 2 lbs and is lookin for somewhere to sell em. Ima keep my eye open when I get down turkey hunting.



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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Was in Arkansas over the wkend. Obviously they are ahead of us, but an entire grocery bag of morels was given to us.



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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    nice work on that find in ark.
    if we get a little rain and the temps stay high Im going to be in heaven at my place of work in a week or two



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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    May 5th is always the date. You'll find a few now, but another week or two they should be in their prime.


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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    It is supposed to rain a bunch over the weekend and early next week, which is nice, but the temperatures will drop back into the lower-mid 60's. We would really need a few days of close to 80 degrees after the rain to get a nice crop to grow soon. Otherwise like others have said, give it another week or two.


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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Can't wait.
    What do we expect the price per pound to be this year?
    Will morels still be offered at local grocery stores, or has that been forbidden by the food Nazi's?


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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Well it's been a week. Anyone having any luck? I am considering going for a walk in the woods in a few minutes... anything to procrastinate more to not do homework.


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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    Morel Progression Sightings Map

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    Re: Mushroom Hunting?

    I can confirm several in Iowa - Southwest Iowa to be exact near Shenandoah area. I have family that have been rubbing it in all week that they're finding them. I'm going down this weekend to give it a try!



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