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dmahurin
03-26-2012, 06:12 PM
Has anyone in the KC/Independence area gotten any this year so far? I haven't been able to look at all. If so anyone want to sell some? I'm itching for a mushroom sandwich.

Fish
03-26-2012, 06:12 PM
Looked. Haven't found squat.

Rukdafaidas
03-26-2012, 06:44 PM
I found 80 to 100 Saturday in extreme SE Kansas. But they weren't up yet in the spots that I normally find them.
I'd say next weekend should be good here.

lcarus
03-26-2012, 06:50 PM
http://baslife.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/shrooms.jpg

KS Smitty
03-26-2012, 06:53 PM
They're just starting to pop around the Manhattan area. Mostly along the river, haven't heard of any reports of them further inland.

redhed
03-26-2012, 06:56 PM
Early spots are going a little, nothing yet at the later spots.

ghak99
03-26-2012, 07:34 PM
I've found a couple... but by the number of tracks from the trespassers you'd think it was prime time.

LiveSteam
03-26-2012, 07:50 PM
They are popping on the Platte river bottoms just south of Omaha

hometeam
03-26-2012, 07:56 PM
Tons of poeple in my area have been showing them on facebook.. i still think its a bit early even though we have had good weather

Gonzo
03-26-2012, 09:11 PM
I'm hearing that due to the I've floods in our area, there will be ten times the normal amount.

Simply Red
03-26-2012, 09:14 PM
I know a spot. You'll never know it bud.

mlyonsd
03-26-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm hearing that due to the I've floods in our area, there will be ten times the normal amount.Mo flood? Because we've been wondering about that up here too. All our ground was flooded all summer and there's about 2 feet of sand piled up on it. The big question is how will that affect the shrooms.

Baconeater
03-26-2012, 09:17 PM
We're right where we need to be temperature-wise but not enough rain in the forecast. Plus one of our local meteorologists is predicting a cold spell in mid-April, that would pretty much ruin the season.

Baconeater
03-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Mo flood? Because we've been wondering about that up here too. All our ground was flooded all summer and there's about 2 feet of sand piled up on it. The big question is how will that affect the shrooms.
Not sure 2 feet is what you want, but shrooms do like the loose sandy soil.

mlyonsd
03-26-2012, 09:27 PM
Not sure 2 feet is what you want, but shrooms do like the loose sandy soil.Right, but since morels are a living organism in the ground we're wondering if they can overcome that much sand until new stock takes hold.

Baconeater
03-26-2012, 09:31 PM
Yeah I think that large of an amount is going to suffocate them since they reproduce via spores.

And BTW, where the hell did all the sand come from anyway? We have shitloads of it down here from the flooding as well.

mlyonsd
03-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Yeah I think that large of an amount is going to suffocate them since they reproduce via spores.

And BTW, where the hell did all the sand come from anyway? We have shitloads of it down here from the flooding as well.Water moving 2-3 times it's normal speed at 3 times the depth. Scours the bottom and brings up the sand. It's still light enough to move with the water and then settle when it slows down, which unfortunately is over ground that's usually dry.

I've been on the river all my life and have seen some crazy things, but nothing like last year.

dmahurin
03-26-2012, 10:52 PM
A friend of mine just sent me pics of his find today of 567 mushrooms. It covers a picnic table top.

boogblaster
03-27-2012, 12:10 AM
not many here in the woodson-greenwood country kansas area yet .....

MOhillbilly
03-27-2012, 08:09 PM
Found 41 this afternoon.

Caseyguyrr
03-27-2012, 08:20 PM
i found a 5 gallon bucket full on sunday

Simplicity
03-27-2012, 08:35 PM
You have got to be ****ing kidding me...

mlyonsd
03-27-2012, 08:38 PM
A year ago for Christmas my wife was given a gift of morel spores that can be ordered online. Last spring I 'planted' them in a grove in the middle of a field near us. When it gets closer to shroom time up here I'll be anxious to go take a look to see if they really work or not.

Mr_Tomahawk
03-27-2012, 08:41 PM
I've never had morel mushrooms...

Are they that great? What makes them so special. How do you usually eat them

#moreln00b

mlyonsd
03-27-2012, 08:46 PM
I've never had morel mushrooms...

Are they that great? What makes them so special. How do you usually eat them

#moreln00bMy family eats them floured and sauteed in butter.

Also in morel soup.

And on grilled steak.

For me looking for them on a nice bright spring day with a beer in hand is the best part about it. It's like an Easter egg hunt for adults.

Fish
03-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Friend just posted this from Wamego, KS... This weekend should be ripe...

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9232/39252610150911981939968.jpg

KS Smitty
03-27-2012, 09:29 PM
Friend just posted this from Wamego, KS... This weekend should be ripe...

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9232/39252610150911981939968.jpg

We're just down the road, my cousin found a nice batch today. Unfortunately he got as many ticks as shrooms.

Mr_Tomahawk
03-27-2012, 09:34 PM
So are they look pretty distinguishable.

No worries of picking the wrong mushroom?

Do you have to worry about any parasites that may be living within the shrooms?

I am very intrigued by all of this...but would have no idea where to look, or what to do if I found one. :)

How do you know if they are ripe?

KS Smitty
03-27-2012, 09:38 PM
So are they look pretty distinguishable.

No worries of picking the wrong mushroom?

Do you have to worry about any parasites that may be living within the shrooms?

I am very intrigued by all of this...but would have no idea where to look, or what to do if I found one. :)

How do you know if they are ripe?

No the morels are the only ones that look like that.

No parasites but they can be buggy, you just soak them in saltwater and the bugs will come out.

I always find them where they're a pain in the ass to get to ie brambles, under low limb trees etc. :) Usually where there is some deadfall is a good place to find them.

If they're out of the ground they're ripe.

Fish
03-27-2012, 09:41 PM
It's pretty easy to tell a morel from something inedible.

When picking mushrooms, always remember the #1 rule: "If it's hollow, do no swallow."

Meaning, if the shaft of the shroom is hollow, don't eat it.

Rule #2: "If it's small and brown, leave it in the ground."

Other than that, it's pretty difficult to hurt yourself..

loochy
03-27-2012, 10:01 PM
I've never had morel mushrooms...

Are they that great? What makes them so special. How do you usually eat them

#moreln00b

They are just freakin good. They are nice and meaty.

Cook them like you would cook pan fried chicken.

Fish
03-28-2012, 12:12 AM
Holy crap.... another Facebook update.. it's definitely time to hunt...

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7392/53738410151442053970029.jpg

Fritz88
03-28-2012, 04:41 AM
I wonder if someone buried himself in the ground and has only his dick sticking out, would people mistake it for a shroom?
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dtebbe
03-28-2012, 07:28 AM
4321

The lot of you...

MOhillbilly
03-29-2012, 09:28 PM
Cut out after dickin with butter all morning. After pressing 19 pounds of that shit I was ready to hit the woods. Found 5. Grounds still cool but if it rains tonight and warms up over the weekend the deeper woods should pop. ****in bulldog kicked up a coon. Went in one hole and popped out the other. Anyway after working insane hours for the past six months its nice to hit the :)trees. Cut some poke and chives.

The Dawg
03-29-2012, 09:50 PM
Found about 5lb worth today. 2 small spots along a creek, I will post a picture when I get it uploaded

dmahurin
03-30-2012, 09:59 AM
]http://i40.tinypic.com/1z6cdfp.jpg

2 pounds cleaned and ready to be battered and fried.

mlyonsd
03-31-2012, 04:11 PM
Put the boat in for the first time this year and hunted them along the shore. First, where the MO had flooded some of our old ground. Looks like the water was over the top of it by about 3 feet for months. Most of the trees and vegetation are dead. Looks like a wasteland once you get into it.

Then we went to another usually productive timber area along the river that was high enough it didn't flood.

Long story short tromped around for 2 hours and didn't find one. :deevee:

I think the problem is we're several inches behind in rain already for this time of year.

Valiant
03-31-2012, 04:18 PM
Some womans son hit the motherload at work.. He had a truck bed full..

I have never had them, I stick to portabello's..

mlyonsd
03-31-2012, 04:22 PM
Some womans son hit the motherload at work.. He had a truck bed full..

I have never had them, I stick to portabello's..Yeah I'd say a truck bed full earns the term "motherload".

Baconeater
03-31-2012, 04:55 PM
Shit, I've never even hit what I'd consider a "motherload". Had some ok days but that's it. Having to hunt on public land doesn't help either.

HonestChieffan
03-31-2012, 08:03 PM
Had a great morel pasta last night, Still coming up in some places.

jspchief
03-31-2012, 08:52 PM
For me, the fun's in the hunting more than the eating.

After eating that first batch, I'm good for the year.

The Dawg
04-01-2012, 12:04 AM
For me, the fun's in the hunting more than the eating.

After eating that first batch, I'm good for the year.

Same with me. One or two good messes will do me for the year. I enjoy being out in the woods looking for them more than anything

ClearmontChief
04-01-2012, 03:30 PM
We just had a nice batch for lunch, about 30 2" & 3" yellow ones found around the Clearmont area yesterday.

This morning the wifey and I found 187 2" gray ones under one tree, up here near Omaha. Napping through the heat of the day, sounds weird for April 1st. Will go back out to see what else we can find.

Pretty early, about by a month, but they're popping everywhere. They apparently love the mild winter, heat, and free rain.