As the days warm up, I start itching for the hunt so I decided to watch some morel hunting home videos over on YouTube. (a great thing to do by the way when you have the fever before the time is right) Anyway, I came across this quaint story from a St. Louis station about a Missouri morel hunting festival and contest they hold every year down in Louisiana MO. It's an amusing look at a first timers efforts in the contest and introduction to the sport.
They mention some hunter's etiquette such as pinching the bottoms and using mesh bags. Some hunters swear by these rules, but I have a different opinion. I will comment about this in my next entry. For now enjoy the video and think of the woods.
Here is another video I found of a short segment from the MO Department of Conservation showing you how to make a really tasty morel pepper foccacia. I think I am tempted to make it with some rehydrated morels, though I am sure it would be much better using fresh ones.