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morel mushrooms

Postby duckjumper » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:45 pm

I know this has nothing to do with ducks, but I was wondering if any of you fellow Californians look for morel mushrooms? I did this in Minnesota but haven't yet here in California. I'm looking for times and places to go looking...
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Postby Mattquack » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:39 pm

I don't look for those. I look for the ones growing out of cow poop. :toofunny: j/k. not anymore.
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Postby worknem » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:49 pm

Shroom spots on public property are as sacred as duck holes. LOL!

An easy one that might get you started on this coast would be the Fire (Black) Morel. Foothills and coast range from now thru May depending on rain, High country from melt through July or so.

Look up last summer's fires and go from there. Tahoe Ntl Forest has some areas where they are prolific.

Folks get tight lipped about spots as there's quite a bit of black market stuff that goes on here and it can wipe out an area lickety split.

A quick reference for you might be The Fungi of CA located on the net. I'd definitely get a hard copy of one of the references listed.

Mushrooms are the Abalone of the woods. LOL!

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Postby hunt Chessies » Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:53 pm

Mushrooms are the Abalone of the woods. LOL!


Are you serious? Pretty funny!
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Postby worknem » Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:06 pm

I was comparing personal taste. LOL! If you can get the one's that won't kill ya it's some of the best eating around. To me rates right up there with Ab, Dunge Crab, smoked Kokane and Crappie. :salude:

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Postby duckjumper » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:19 pm

Thanks for the tips, guys! I found some burn sites to check out - will let you know how it goes...moresl with mallards, anyone? :salude:
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Postby slowshooter » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:00 am

If you guys are interested in learning more about mushrooms the Mycologicl Society of San Francisco teaches how to tell the difference between a good dinner and a potential liver transplant.

Check out http://www.mssf.org/
They have camping outings where people all get together, find mushrooms and then cook em up.

I was considering joining the group, mostly to learn what to avoid in the field. Still mulling it over - but a guy at work gives it a thumbs up.

Rel is on the money when talking about guys protecting their spots and yeah man, a good pan of wild mushrooms can't be beat.
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Postby worknem » Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:42 pm

Ahh. Baiz (Slow) is in the fold..... :welcome: .

It's pretty laid back in here. I think you'll like it.

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Postby slowshooter » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:46 pm

Rel,

Thanks for the welcome! Lurked for awhile and finally signed up.
Looks like nice folks here - hope that I can add something good to the mix (without annoying anyone like I usually do on other places unmentioned).
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