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We got enough for a skillet full today. Small yellows, gray's. It's getting started, but not ON yet. Worth looking with the rain and a warmup coming. A few in mixed scrubby elms/ash all small, covered those and left them. The rest were around a big cottonwood. 

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Wow, that's a good one.  This week with the rain and warmer temps it will all get better.  Early sites get lots of sun later spots will be more protected as weather warms up.  Morels gotta have warm and wet to really get after it.  Turkeys, morels, crappie. Gotta love spring!

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I went back out Saturday and Sunday and found another 152. They ate starting to get bigger

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I don't remember if I've ever posted this here before. But here is one I found two years ago. Too bad it was a little dried up would have loved to have found it a couple days earlier

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coosa you are making me jealous. the Mushroom hunt is killing me. I moved 2 years ago and away from my regular mushroom areas. I am in the process of trying to find new ones close to home and no success yet. it is killing me. this week is going to be when they really start growing good. I just hope my new areas im checking are productive. 

what type of area are you finding the masses? bottoms?

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34 minutes ago, DChance said:

coosa you are making me jealous. the Mushroom hunt is killing me. I moved 2 years ago and away from my regular mushroom areas. I am in the process of trying to find new ones close to home and no success yet. it is killing me. this week is going to be when they really start growing good. I just hope my new areas im checking are productive. 

what type of area are you finding the masses? bottoms?

The big one I found was 2 years ago over in Clinton, MO on some private strip pitt ground. But all this year so far have been in osage river and Missouri river bottoms. I won't even start checking my spots in the hills till they are bout done it the bottoms. I have one really good spot in the woods behind my house that usually produces anywhere from 60 to 80 but it is always very late in the season

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9 minutes ago, DChance said:

All I have ever hunted is the bottoms. what are some keys to look for on the hills for later season morels?

I honestly haven't figured out much of a pattern in the Hills where I'm at. I just put my feet on the ground and start walking. When I found my best spot in the Hills I was actually just about to give it up when I turned around to go pick up my Sprite can I left laying on the ground and low and behold there they were under a rose bush and a bunch of them

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As I said I'm only a casual mushroomer, but I have never found a morel in a bottom. This part of the Ozarks in mushroom time means the bottoms are repeatedly flooded and scoured by the creeks. So, what i find are necessarily in/on the hills. My personal observations (other than they can be anywhere) are the south and west slopes are barren of soil and therefore poor places to mushroom, some ridge tops have lots of morels and I never find them there, where huckleberries grow the soil is  again poor and..

90+% of all I find and that my kids/grandkids find are on the steeper parts of east facing or north facing slopes, these are the areas that have retained some black dirt and also where the best timber grows. Small green things like mayapple or jack in the pulpet are indicators of sufficient soil and moisture for morel development.   The south and west faces and the ridge tops dry awfully fast here; it rained off and on Saturday and that night plus Sunday morning must have been in the 2" neighborhood, we had runoff, yet by Monday after noon the ridges were leaf crackle dry again. 

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