Sunday, October 09, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Well, I went out this morning to hunt with Calvin, a fellow Mid-MO mushroom hunter from up north. It is always great to meet other hunters and share stories, especially when times are dry. Sometimes, mother nature rewards your persistence and patience and today was no exception.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Monday, July 04, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
- Water and plenty of it (three is none at the camp but you can get it in other parts of the park)
- Food for lunch and snacks
- Bug spray (the ticks and skeeters are both pretty bad this year)
- Rain gear or umbrella, unless you don't mind getting wet. (There's a good chance of showers sometime tomorrow and Sunday)
- A basket or bags for collecting mushrooms.
- A roll of aluminum foil. If you are collecting both edible and non-edibles then you don't want to get what could possibly be a poisonous mushroom (or even a piece of one) mixed in with your chanterelles. You can make little bags with the foil and keep everything separate in your bag/basket.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
- Appears after all other species are overmature or gone.
- Their small size (1-3 inches) is disappointing compared to giants.
- Pits are large and few compared to other species.
- The least understood and most often overlooked species.
- Excellent flavor, but often difficult to find enough for a meal.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sorry no recent posts in the last few days. It is the middle of the season and if I am not picking morels then I am busy doing everything else I neglect during daylight to hunt them.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Not much time to post tonight and I know I still have some photos coming from last week, but all in good time. After all IT IS MOREL SEASON. Hunt, and eat and sleep so you can hunt are the main focus, oh yeah and then there is this thing called work that even when you have understanding bosses, you still have to make sure you get your job done. I make a quick mention of this balancing act, while I shot a hunting video today
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Q: I want to go morel hunting this spring. What are the regulations regarding collecting them from public land?
A: Most public lands allow mushroom collecting for personal consumption (noncommercial purposes) and no permit is required. Collecting is allowed on conservation areas except on the grounds of several conservation nature centers and our headquarter office grounds in Jefferson City. Missouri’s state parks allow collecting and specify a limit of two gallons per person per visit. Mark Twain National Forest allows collecting with no quantity specified.
(source: MDC Conservationist, April 2011 - Volume 72, Issue 4, http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2011/04/miscellany [accessed 4-4-11])
The only thing I would add to this is if you are looking at a city park be sure to check for specific regulations. Most cities do not have any regulations or their regulations mirror the state's in that you can pick for personal consumption. However, a few do have specific restrictions. I will never forget the day I had just spent an hour picking trumpets and chanterelles in a St. Louis Park only to have a police officer come over and order me to dump my basket because St Louis County has an ordinance that does not allow mushing picking in their parks. It was hard enough with chants, it would be an even harder lesson to learn after having to give up a nice mess of morels.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
Well you know how it is. Sometimes the fever just gets a hold of you and you can't shake it. The recent cold spell had put a damper on anything in Mid-MO having started up and going out ans scouting the usual places for dead and dying trees just wasn't too feasible since most of the trees weren't even budding yet. I just had to get out. Job stress was becoming too much when combined with cabin and morel fever, that a good walk in the woods was the only way to go.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sightings of young black morels and even a few small grays are trickling in from southern MO on a lot of the morel reports boards all last week. Then on Monday, I get this from Tim down in Laclede County. He found a nice looking youngen coming up in the grass on Sunday. Thanks Tim for sharing your find. Also kudos on taking the paper like a good Show-Me hunter.