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miles58
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telling me that is bordeline pure evil. I have some shrimp and some garlic cream sauce on standby for some morels.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmmmmm... Morels... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't believe I'm a minnesotan and haven't tried a morel mushroom. And I like mushrooms, hmm... I'd go pick one, but most likely I'd pick a deadly variety. lol!
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miles58
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
can't believe I'm a minnesotan and haven't tried a morel mushroom. And I like mushrooms, hmm... I'd go pick one, but most likely I'd pick a deadly variety. lol!


I can recommend a good book and would be happy to put a morel in your hand so you know what to eat without killing yourself. If you're quick there should still be a few available.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Morels by Rice creek Chain Of Lakes are a special treat


So if I go to do cache maintenance real soon, I'll find some morels? I haven't been there since it was hidden, probably a couple years ago.
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miles58
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:


So if I go to do cache maintenance real soon, I'll find some morels? I haven't been there since it was hidden, probably a couple years ago.


I didn't find many. I brought out a fist sized one and dropped it off for jambro.

My advice would be to go ASAP and when you have a bearing of 360 to the cache from the trail, just ease on in and keep your eyes open. You wouldn't need but one the size of what I left for jambro to go into something like shrimp alfredo, and a couple would be a meal by themselves. The best of the area I saw was south of the cache, but I didn't go north of the opening at all.

This is really a month past the best time for them. With the deer and squirrels eating them too you have competition. Well, with some loudmouth publishing to the world where to find them I should say you might have more competition. Let's just hope that the newbie mushroomers are so scared of getting dead or stoned they won't go look.
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Irvingdog
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was out turkey hunting two weeks ago, and found 15 pounds of morels to go with my 21 pound turkey.

Now if only I'd have stumbled onto a cranberry bog......
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
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The Morels by Rice creek Chain Of Lakes are a special treat


So if I go to do cache maintenance real soon, I'll find some morels? I haven't been there since it was hidden, probably a couple years ago.


The season is over, for the most part. I think the only reason I found a couple of edible ones is because they were so large and they didn't dry out as quickly. We did find a bunch of smaller ones too, but those were pretty much shriveled up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
can't believe I'm a minnesotan and haven't tried a morel mushroom. And I like mushrooms, hmm... I'd go pick one, but most likely I'd pick a deadly variety. lol!


Once you've seen a morel, it's pretty hard to mistake them for anything else. There is such a thing as a false morel, but their stems are solid, whereas true morels have a hollow stem.
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miles58
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buzzygirl wrote:


Once you've seen a morel, it's pretty hard to mistake them for anything else. There is such a thing as a false morel, but their stems are solid, whereas true morels have a hollow stem.


Geeze! Go publishing things like that and more people will be out there picking them! It's not *all* bad if people think they'll die is it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, and that means more morels for me! Very Happy
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miles58
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amen!

I figured I'd share because this *is* late in the season and I did tell people to bring both a CITO bag and a bag for mushrooms in the description for Old Rookery which is about 1000 feet away across Rice Creek from KB's cache.

There is a lot of good ground for morels there because the Herons used it for a rookery for so many years and now there are so many dead trees from all the fertilizer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least in Montana, the lore is that there aren't any poisonous mushrooms that grow there--most are absolutely inedible (woody, taste like the south end of a north-bound skunk, etc).
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miles58
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

15Tango wrote:
At least in Montana, the lore is that there aren't any poisonous mushrooms that grow there--most are absolutely inedible (woody, taste like the south end of a north-bound skunk, etc).


Most of them here are edible too, and that's indeed what thye're like. False morels won't usually kill you.

The problem is that those damn amanitas come in so many varieties and can look different at different growth stages. There is no antidote to mycotoxin, and some of those things have a lot of a pretty potent mycotoxin.

If you can master chanterelles, tree oysters and morels, caching in the woods is a whole lot more rewarding.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the pretty red ones with polka-dot thingies on 'em. ummmm
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