Morel Time

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by model70, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. model70

    model70 6 pointer

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    What's the earliest some of you have found any morels? With the weather we've been having in western ky, do you think it's to early? Thanks
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 8 pointer

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    Its too early. By 2 months AT LEAST
     
  3. Munson

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    Haha! it's a nice thought with these warm temps, but not a realistic one. I agree with him ^^
     
  4. Recurve77

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    Way to early. I found a few blacks on 3/16 last year and that was the earliest I have ever found morels.
     
  5. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    When you see the Popular trees start to leaf out then you will start to find them.
     
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  6. childersb24

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    Wish I could eat them but they make me sicker than a dog.
     
  7. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    Soil temps are slowly increasing but should make a jump over the next week. Just saw the Weather Channel's extended temperature predictions and they are calling for warmer than normal temps for March-May. My granddaughter and I picked a couple dozen daffodils last Sunday which is the earliest I can ever remember seeing them bloom. For those of you that pick the blacks, I wouldn't wait until the end of March to start looking. Everything is pointing toward an early morel arrival and I plan on starting @ March 15th. I found a couple on March 16th last year.
     
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  8. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    I'm going to look when I get home found some several years ago in March
     
  9. Munson

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    Just seen on the book of faces someone found a small one in Missouri ... there was a dated newspaper in the pic so it might be legit,idk. I never find any till April but this is some warm temps for sure.
     
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  10. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    Saw that online. I'm gettin excited now. Pretty Brunette in Fl my first few days off, hopefully shrooms and sheds while I'm home, then Turkeys and crappies in Al when I'm with my son. This could be a really great time off in 14 days
     
  11. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    Really. I have found them before in jan. An thats a fact. I dont care who believes me. But trust me some of the morels will be coming up within a few weeks if this weather keeps on. Soil temps in my yard is already 51 3inches down. I found them last year 2nd week of march. An didnt find another one after 2nd wk of april. Found a couple of hundred total like always.
    My point is for you guys that dont start looking till april or later maybe you should start a little sooner. More so for those living in the southern part of the state.
     
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  12. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    Yep this is the best time of year in my book. Everything seems to be happening early this year and boy i sure dont mind it.
     
  13. Dark Cloud

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    Peach and cherry trees getting ready to bust out,things are gonna get killed,winter's not over
     
  14. barney

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    I remember a warm winter back in the early 90's that caused my peach trees to bloom in late February, and the pears followed in early March. I figured it was game over, but that year turned out to be one of the best tree fruit years I can remember. I hope this one is just like it!
     
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  15. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    Morelmushroomhuntingclub.com has 2 reports of grays n Missouri and a report from Irvine,KY of a black morel. Gonna have to check a couple of my dependable spots this weekend.
     
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