User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 09:45 PM

Messages

That article claims $240 a lb in the US!!! Does anyone have that buyers number? lol So much for journalistic integrity. What are you talking about Michonne? Mushroom clubs? Feinstein?


User_Name: Carla
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 08:29 PM

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Hey Coos Picker, I am going to go home for a week or 2 and hope for some volume somewhere.... I just came back form Susanville. Seasoned pickers getting 5-8 pounds each, poor guys are almost starving there! I am thinking of hitting up WA fires when they come on. Anyone hear of anything starting up yet?


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 07:46 PM

Messages

Some mycological societies are using the occasion to push for personal use only. The form letter is posted online. Dianne Feinstein is mentioned as the main person to contact.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 06:52 PM

Messages

I wonder how many people in the country can single handedly write laws that carry a penalty of 6 months in prison and a $5,000 fine? While they grant exemptions to whoever they choose, without any science involved. Canada sounds like its headed down the same path.


User_Name: Austin
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 11:38 AM

Messages

We're going to take most of the northern fire morels this year because we're organized and will pay a little more.


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 11:11 AM

Messages

http://cklbradio.com/2014/03/18/1348/


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
Time: 05:48 AM

Messages

A day to take a walkabout.


User_Name: Keith Stone
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 07:22 PM

Messages

Ha that's funny! He's a fatty alright and he sure do got some big moobs (man boobs) on him don't he! But that don't make him a bad person just a fat one. Lol


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 07:08 PM

Messages

Chris is the fattest professional mushroom picker I have ever seen


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 05:45 PM

Messages

Oh boy some he said she said from years ago? I cant get into any of that but I do like that show. I had mixed feelings about people showing mushroom stuff on tv at first and how they would portray mushroom hunters and what we do. I Didn't think the mushroom segment was very well done. I found myself wondering at the beginning if they would portray the mushroom hunters as hillbilly's or backwoods illiterate types or what? Or if they would make it appear as though there was big money in gathering mushrooms? Or if it would look like too much fun and real easy and people would rush into the woods thinking there was nothing to it and they were all instant experts. I didn't get any of that though by the end. It was pouring rain, they only made a couple hundred bucks and they weren't "deliverance" people, so I guess it was ok. I don't think we got a very complete picture but mostly accurate for what there was of it and it was kind of fragmented in the presentation, not good continuity for a tv show and that wasn't Chris and Levenas fault. Ya she's hot I had to go have a look at those pictures too :) I've have always had a soft spot for those kind of women......Just ask my wife of over 40 years. She had a little trouble with me in my younger days but I'm pretty harmless now, . LOL.


User_Name: omg1
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 04:43 PM

Messages

I totally agree the show is interesting but I hope they will show more industries.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 04:35 PM

Messages

I actually agree with Ron, that was a pretty sorry exchange in the archives. I'm suprised it was reposted. Although it does serve as a good warning for new people. Watch what you say, or you'll be accused of being Chris real fast. Haven't seen the show.


User_Name: omg1
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 04:25 PM

Messages

Ron No, that was not my point. Andy has the Mad Morel board for off topic That's all.....


User_Name: Ron
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 03:38 PM

Messages

Your opinion is that nobody else should be allowed to talk about something you don't like? Ya ok dude.


User_Name: omg1
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 03:37 PM

Messages

Andy Posted a few times a long long time ago. I just really feel these two have no place on this board.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 03:34 PM

Messages

After reading that sorry exchange in the archives I should make it clear I have no dog in this fight. Nobody speaks for me or tells me what to think. If you have some kind of beef with somebody, that's your problem not mine.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 03:30 PM

Messages

I like the tv show too. I dont know the couple personally but it would seem to me they are fairy successful in what they do outside the tv show. Somebody else's personal issues those two are not my issues, it's between them and whoever has the beef with them.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 02:20 PM

Messages

Thanks for your post omg1. Don't know if you are are new here, but there was a big stink about them here in 2008. Turned allot of west cost mushroom people against them. Here is the link to the page I posted for visitors. http://matsiman.com/failedmorelforay_08/failed_morel_foray_2008.htm

Matsiman


User_Name: omg1
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 01:25 PM

Messages

I usually don't post, but seriously, those two were a perfectly poor example of REAL mushroom hunting. And the lady with a with a face full of metal is NOT a topic for this board. To take matters further what chef do you know that would buy mushrooms that wet at 30 dollars a pound. None!


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 10:58 AM

Messages

My opinion of the program featuring the mushrooming couple was that the guy was way too overweight and in terrible shape, he had two spare tires and was really gasping for air. The woman was attractive for sure but not very engaged in what was going on and kind of whiney. They hdidnt have a good public relations presence or people skills at the farmers market either. Just my opinion. Of course not everybody is good on being on tv their first time so they can improve.......


User_Name: Spinner chicks
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 10:32 AM

Messages

Wow ya she was hot as Penthouse pet of the month and is holding up nicely even now! Gotta run- mushroom to find! Lotsa luck everyone!


User_Name: just another buyer
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 07:38 AM

Messages

have time off from work atm....any shrooms in south bc yet.....may just come down for a walk in the woods


User_Name: wild side
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 04:58 AM

Messages

no morels yet showing in east koots. fiddleheads starting to bud. (nw, your missing the point but otherwise good advice, :)


User_Name: Miss Underestmated
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 07:58 PM

Messages

The nat Geo program filthy riches was on last nite and they had a segment about mushrooms. It was interesting and the "stars" were none other than Georgia mushroom hunters Chris and Levena. God, Levena is still hot even soaking wet and no makeup. Has everybody ween the penthouse photos posted online? Aslo others. Smokin...


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 06:50 PM

Messages

I hear tell some morels are startin to pop now.....but cant say where..


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 03:06 PM

Messages

You guys are funny but I'll come right out and ask: Is anybody picking any mushrooms worth mentioning?


User_Name: Sam I am
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 11:54 AM

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Ron, Ha Ha I'm not smart enough to know when someone is trying to bait me into a conversation in order to gather information. Nope huh uh.


User_Name: Reach Around
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

Messages

Like it or not the spinners are right. I didn't believe it either till I went and checked twc rainfall totals for march and april. Go check it out for yourself, yes I have already crossed Or off my list.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 10:31 AM

Messages

OK thanks spinner chicks. We'll cross southern oregon off the list. In fact all of oregon is off the list. Eye roll


User_Name: Reach Around
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 10:21 AM

Messages

Ron are you saying that because you think your smarter than everybody else? I mean geez it's not like other people don't understand that too. Just saying.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 09:37 AM

Messages

Hey peoples! All you gotta do is get someone talking and keep 'em talking and maybe, just maybe, sooner or later you'll find out something important. At least you'll find out of their posting comments........lol.........


User_Name: Spinner Chicks
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 08:32 AM

Messages

It's looking like the burns in southern Oregon are toast, barely any of the heavy rain that has hit the rest of Oregon the last week or so has fallen there. Actually all of the south western Oregon area is way below normal rainfall, so not good.


User_Name: NoseWhinin'
Date: Monday April 28, 2014
Time: 07:54 AM

Messages

Hey wild side do your part, only pick within biking distance of your home! LOL!


User_Name: wild side
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 07:33 PM

Messages

yeup! ouch. hurts when you think about what we are all doing. bring on the electrical motor/vehicle revolution. VOTE wisely and encourages others to vote.


User_Name: Coospicker
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 05:31 PM

Messages

Hey Carla! Getting ready to head out! Where ya setting up at?


User_Name: Pa
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 03:19 PM

Messages

Well said Garf as an American I can tell you most of us feel the same way as our bro thers north of us!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 02:05 PM

Messages

yukon guy. nice try


User_Name: Carla
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 11:11 AM

Messages

Well guys, I may actually go on the road for Morels this year. :-)


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 10:25 AM

Messages

you tell him Garf


User_Name: Early Bird
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 09:30 AM

Messages

I'm up in Washington and it's still too early for big burn flushes. I've looked and there's just not much happening except for a few people finding naturals at lower elevations. There's still snow drifts all throughout the 2000-5000 ft range in a lot of places. Some places look so prime I'm just waiting for them to pop any day now, within the next 2 weeks for sure. Haven't checked out the Southern WA side of things but what I understand there sure is a lot of grassland fire comprising much of that acreage. Pickers will definitely need to be map savvy and know how to access the proper portions of these burns. Locals already have the leg up since they know the lay already and have probably scouted their spots thoroughly by now. Especially if you have a good rig. The other day I saw someone in a mudder-customized Ford truck just bombing past me up a muddy hillside while I was stuck having to walk. Gonna need one of those some day, especially when I get old and start having trouble hauling shrooms over ridgelines for 2-5 miles. BTW. Does anyone know a buyer for Fiddle Heads?


User_Name: garf
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014
Time: 08:10 AM

Messages

fapper and handy j ....instead of just spewing about what you don't know why don't you research a bit and get some facts straight ...first off Canada is an independent country and the Queen and her family is nothing more than a figure left over from years when the reigning queen or king of the british commonwealth had more say... some people pay a lot of attention to what the royal family does and lots don't . it doesn't affect the lives of the people of canada on iota except when they visit and we provide security ecetera as we do for any diplomats .Same as your country except the queen part ..next the two biggest oil spills in north america both occoured in American jurisdictions and had nothing to do with canadian oil ... it is the insatiable oillust of the american consumer that drives this insanity along with many other countries including ours. Our oilsands are the worst polluter and i sure as hell am not proud of that fact,.. heavy crude or tarsands oil is terrible stuff as they have no idea how bitumens would affect the oceans in a major spill. Be worse than Exxon Valdez and tha why we fight to keep these damn pipelines out of BC as much as we can ... i am not in support of exporting dirty oil or fracing or anything that pollutes and destroys nature no matter what country ... most canadians feel this way and unfortunately right now we have a right wing government that cares very little about the environment just like the 8 or so years the states had under another winner JR ... anyhow not in favour of keystone excel either and as a canadian i do apologize for any pollutions that have happened southof the border in respect to these companies making billions pushing the insatiable lust for oil of any kind. BTW there sure is a lot of corporate American money invested in the athabasca tarsands projects ..look it up ...it surpasses what lil old canada could ever afford ...


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 05:48 PM

Messages

Thanks for the excellent advice Old Timer. Nice to hear a voice of reason on here again. Full buckets or bags to you and yours. Same to everyone else too. Have a safe season folks. Enjoy the time in the great outdoors.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 12:26 PM

Messages

It's true, you can collect a whole pint of mushrooms in Yosemite, for personal use. Ron where did you get the idea that forest service employees don't work for the federal government?


User_Name: Old Timer
Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 11:44 AM

Messages

Reading these messages, it would appear that there are no burns, pickers are giving away their harvests etc. Picking is the most awesome experience, bush, bears, campfires, and you will meet some unique individuals to say the least. My advice? Do what we did, come with gear and canned goods, this is really expensive in the surrounding towns. There is never enough bug spray. Bring a directional device, a whistle, and always pick with a partner. Get up with the sun and come home with it too, don't take days off, work your tail off, and stay sober at least 98 % of the time. Bring two if not three spare tires if they will fit. Yes, I got cheated a couple of times, but it will make you smarter. Don't listen to other pickers gossip about patches etc. you are liable to end up on a wild mushroom chase :) Chip in at camp, share if you can, and keep your own counsel. I hope everyone has a productive season!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 05:25 PM

Messages

77,000 acres within Yosemite National Park were opened to pickers a while back though. "The Government" isn't the "decider" here as to weather or not to open the closed portion....The local forest service director is......


User_Name: Ron
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 05:21 PM

Messages

Part of the fire is open but sadly not a lot of poundage has come off it thus far...........Too dry!!!!!!


User_Name: ttate
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 04:35 PM

Messages

Anybody buying morels from the Rim Fire in California?


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 02:46 PM

Messages

Nothing likes crude oil including mushrooms. Rachel Maddow has reported extensively on this Company and their terrible environmental track record. Spill after spill, some still not properly cleaned up. And what are the brain dead people up there doing about it, when it happens in their own country? Nothing!


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 02:40 PM

Messages

Handy J,, Ya they're all screwed up there! It's so bad tha thay the actually think they can simply give OUR PRIVATE PROPERTY to a Canadian Corporation for their pipeline! How insane is that? It's going down since our president wont allow it but it took a major coalition of property owners here in AMERICA to get it stopped, after some repubs tried to force it through. Who's side are they on? The Indians, Farmers, Ranchers, Cities and towns across the proposed route of that thing all had to fight a FOREIGN GOVERNMENT and one party here to keep their own land! Well dont get me started!


User_Name: olivi
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 02:24 PM

Messages

I was in one of the Government's National Forest last week, and one of their tree's let loose a ponderosa pine cone, and it hit me. According to the rim fire report, they are responsible for those damages!?? i'm hurtin.. maybe they could kick me a hundred grand...lol


User_Name: olivi
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 02:08 PM

Messages

what a jack ass report from the forest circus on the rim fire. First, COMMERCIAL MUSHROOM HARVESTERS ARE NOT PUBLIC!!!!! They are working a job, buying COMMERCIAL PERMITS, and are expected to cover their own ass, just like all other COMMERCIAL business operating on NATIONAL forest. Next, Don't these idiot forest circus slugs, know, we pick these burns every year?????... (Branches falling from tree's) I sure hope who was ever there, did drop offs, and picked the shyt out of it. I sure would have..... You idiots make me have to sneak around the forest, so be it..


User_Name: Reach Around
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

Messages

Yep the only way to know whats up is get in the ride and go see for yourself.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 08:20 AM

Messages

Kim, I read where a couple people are claiming pickers have invaded the burns down there but I didn't see any sign of that when I went down. I didn't see any buyers anywhere either so it's probably just too early still and/or no buyers have seen your message.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 08:05 AM

Messages

I agree. As a canadian if it's public land whatever province I can go and work that's my right and it going to a lot to change that.


User_Name: Tacoma
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 11:31 PM

Messages

Thanks for sharing the Sacramento news review on the Rim fire swampcracker!


User_Name: KIM
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 11:55 AM

Messages

OR CAN ANYBODY BUYING FROM GRANTS PASS TO ROSEBURG PLEASE POST THEIR LOCATION?


User_Name: KIM
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 11:53 AM

Messages

ARE ANY BUYERS AROUND THE BURNS IN SOUTHERN OREGON YET?


User_Name: Steve
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 11:16 AM

Messages

The bad news happened when the fire occurred.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 09:22 AM

Messages

I kinda have an idea about whats going on there and the whole area is pretty dry. Lack of rain matters.


User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 08:50 AM

Messages

bad news from the rim fire. http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/pageburner/blogs/post?oid=13275947


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 08:24 AM

Messages

I see what you mean Fapper. Hey this Canada thing is just another example of what a mess that place is. Out of control corporatism even worse than here and their crazy political correctness is far worse than here. Doe anyody know their not even an independent country? The friggin queen of England can and has recently intervene in govt affairs up there when the elected govt cant sort out their own issues. Omg the f'n queen of England. What a place!


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 08:02 AM

Messages

Handy J ; Oh it's been raining tons in some places alright but where exactly the rain is coming down is difficult to track. The maps aren't very accurate for many areas outside cities. It can rain like crazy in one city but miss the morel grounds entirely, or the opposite can be true. Everyone is just going to have to get in their car and go check it out to really know for sure.


User_Name: garf
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 11:22 PM

Messages

yukonguy ... canada doesn't work that way ... but go ahead and say what you want and i guess we will see what happens ... until the word public lands changes to this land belongs to whoever then if it is in canada i will walk them freely ...it is my right... ts


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 05:58 PM

Messages

I saw Filthy Riches too. Pretty cool show especially the guy the caught eels. Did you get that he built that entire rock and wooden trap by himself? Wow! Now that is grit! I like all those kind of shows too especially the bering seas gold show and the crab show. The Pickers is ok too. The logging show and alligator hunters show is ok but a little too phoney baloney'd up for me. The call it "enhanced for dramatic effect" when the do that. Whatever. Hey it's almost time to hit the burns in southern Oregon peoples! To the victors go the spoils!


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 04:13 PM

Messages

Teaser; We watched that first episode last Sunday too. The program is called "Filthy Riches" and will have different people who have unusual labor type occupations featured each week. I love all those shows that show actual people actually working!


User_Name: KNB
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 03:27 PM

Messages

yukonguy....., I have been to the Yukon a number of times and spent a lot of money in the community's there, came home with some but I had a good experience picking and traveling there, meet some nice people, nice country and harvested a lot of mushrooms. I live not to far from the Yukon here in the Nass Valley....Living here, working and picking mushrooms(30 Years here at it) and the people here think the same way...they think they can do it all them selves... they can't pick it all and it works both ways.....we also get a lot of dene people down here picking mushrooms, but not so much any more, the price is a lot lower than it used to be......I don't care if the hole tribe came down here from the Yukon to pick......they can't pick it all.....and it is public lands most places and where it isn't they sell you a permit to pick there. It is Nisga'a lands and they have to let the public people on it to harvest...but with a permit in certain areas. I am sure if it happens in the NWT and the Yukon.......it will be the same way, with permits.........


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 01:43 PM

Messages

Rover, Boletus Joe....I posted the information about the impending NWT harvesting regulations to inform people about something that is happening. As far as I can tell it is a done deal....the NWT Legislative Assembly has directed their Renewable Resource Department to draft interim regulations by mid June...in time for this years morel harvest. It is probable that they will limit commercial harvesting to people who live in the NWT. People who are planning to go there for this years harvest need to be aware of this development, as should any Wildtrading companies engaging in long term debt situations based on perceptions of availability that are no longer valid. If you would like to engage in a debate about the benefits of the current harvesting regime for northern people I'd like to do that in another post.


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 12:06 PM

Messages

Yukon guy limiting harvesting to locals only isn't good for the local economy Pickers spend a lot of money in the towns they are close to while harvesting also if there is a limited amount of pickers you won't get as many buying companies in the area which leads to low prices because the buyers need competition to keep the prices fair.So locals may have less competition but will get lower dollars and local towns will not benefit from the increase in the economy transient pickers bring.We picked in chase one year and the local business people were thrilled with the economic boom it brought them.Yukon and B.C welcome all people to come and harvest so why should the NWT be any different we picked there in 2009 and there was really only the transient pickers that worked hard ,locals treated it more like a recreational pick and there wasn't many compared to the amount of fires and a lot of shrooms were never harvested


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 10:57 AM

Messages

Ha anyone heard about or seen a new tv show on nat geo about people who have old fashioned labor type occupations? I saw the first episode last sunday nite and one guy caught river eels, two guys gathered fishing worms on mud flats and a small group of dudes hunted up tree burl wood from old dead big trees. Its really a cool show. It's sorta like all the others like Yukon men, the gold shows and storage buyers and logging etc. shows. Cool stuff


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 10:42 AM

Messages

Interesting...... what is the population of the Yukon? How much land mass is there? and how much fire area is there? Think on these things. Even if a thousand picker descended on the Yukon along with those people that are already there..... There still would not be enough picker to make a dent in the crop..... I think if you look at it closely you will find out that in most years there are not enough pickers to get the crop in..... Also think about what the infrastructure has to offer..... fuel, food lodging, tire repairs, etc..... Well all I am saying is BE PREPARED, and bring lots of money and back-up. Just saying..... and YES there is a lot of money left behind in the local communities, few and far flung as they are..... Have fun.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

Messages

I would like to be drawn into this Yukon discussion but I don't know nothing about. Or care. lol.


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 09:54 AM

Messages

KNB, the guys in those communities think that they can benefit more by picking and selling their shrooms themselves rather than having teams of pickers from Quebec, BC, Oregon (or wherever) come in and do it. And they know that the guys that come mostly bring their own food, fuel and everything else and leave very little $ for the local merchants. And then too....they don't see it as "public land" in the same way that you do....they see it as Dene land, their land.


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 09:27 AM

Messages

Link for GNWT regulations http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/fr/hansard/hansard-march-11-2013-0


User_Name: Ron
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 09:21 AM

Messages

Ha Ha Hey dude, I don't need no doctor either! You oldsters may remember the The Humble Pie version of that song but it was sure cranked up by WASP in the 80's. Good Times those were!!


User_Name: KNB
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:55 AM

Messages

yukonguy..........well if they are doing this (Can you put up a link?) and the people of the north want this change..(they are just screwing them selves and being greedy)...I think it will hurt the local community's where the fire are close to....these fires bring big money, jobs to be had by the local people and all Canadians......that is our right on public lands.......


User_Name: T-n-A
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:53 AM

Messages

Howdy folks! Well last fall has come and gone and I haven't comented here since. I cant believe it's spring already! Come on morels and spring kings! I'm not ashamed to admit I have an addiction to these tasty springtime treats and I dont need no doctor! The only question I'm having in my mind is where to start lookin, not that I need any help with that of course but there is so much area it's hard to decide! I hope everyone gets their fair share and then some, looks like there is going to be lots of competition for them. I'm sure glad to see times changing regarding how morels are marketed it's been a slow process but it's happening. It's never good to have a few big players in control of anything and it wasn't good to have that happening with mushroom companies. We will all be better off for the change. Good luck everybody and remember: With mushrooms, it's every man (and Woman) for themselves! The free market rocks!


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:32 AM

Messages

Well garf, fact is that NWT has passed its motion to implementharvesting regulations within 60 days and that will almost certainly mean that it will be closed to commercial harvesting by non NWT residents. Everyone I've talked to from the north is cheering about it... There is a lot of the same sort of sentiment for controls from the people I know in Yukon as well and I'd guess that the days of free access to the forests there may be numbered as well.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:29 AM

Messages

Boy a lot of rain is coming down for what was supposed to be a below average april according to the forecasters.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 07:28 AM

Messages

How does one get the name "spinner chicks"?


User_Name: Spinner Chicks
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 06:50 AM

Messages

Hey there miss-underestimated whats up! ya that's a or what. Not that we wouldn't possibly like to be with a crew during mushrooms but nobody's ever asked us and we don't know anybody to ask so...We have picked and sold fall mushrooms for a while now and morels the last few years in the spring. We're kinda seasonal pirate chicks.


User_Name: garf
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 12:51 AM

Messages

the last time i looked the NWT was a part of canada. I as a B.C. resident have never heard of another province or territory trying to legislate the rights of other canadians to harvest mushrooms on public lands. It would be really too bad if something like this happened as there is lots of mushrooms that go to waste as it is because there is a shortage of pickers in the north . To get government involved may prove to be a huge mistake in the long run.Since when is having more government regulations in place good for anyone except government .


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 08:41 PM

Messages

Hey spinner chicks are you guys part of a crew or what?


User_Name: Spinner Chicks...with tattoos!
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 06:18 PM

Messages

We found some but I cant say where! It wont be long now though so get ready!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 06:10 PM

Messages

they are a poppin everywherez


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 05:19 PM

Messages

Is anyone finding morels down in the burns yet? I know, nobody probly will tell me tho


User_Name: sondra101
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time:
04:53 PM

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I mean naturals not burns.


User_Name: sondra101
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 03:52 PM

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hey does anyone know if morel mushrooms are growing in wenatchee wa yet?.........and if the same people who bought them last year are buying them again this year?


User_Name: fapper
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 01:12 PM

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I went down there and looked around a little Saturday but it still isn't right yet. Boy the internet and the websites are sure loaded with lies and garbage dressed up as "mushroom news" I guess they figure people are stupid or just want to act like they're in the know about things.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 11:06 AM

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The tiller fire area will be picked clean within a week.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

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hey fwb you might wanna hold off on that trip down for like maybe a week or so. like I said I live in Roseburg and have made multiple trips down to the burns scouting them out and haven't found much yet but with all the rain and warming behind that I bet theres gonna be just tons of morels before much longer. you have to get em fast though theres all the professional pickers that will be crawling all over the place, so you gotta work fast once the flush starts coming on if you wanna get your share!


User_Name: rusel stover
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 10:16 AM

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Ya this rain is really get the burn morel coning on down there!


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:55 AM

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I am not too adept with computers Matsiman. The information re NWT comes from NWT Hansard, March 11, 2014 and is excerpted from a longer discussion. The motion to set up regulations and develop interim regulations within 60 days passed unanimously. I suggest that you might find and post this information and links....more easily than I. I am attempting to have some input into the drafting of the interim measures...I am a resident of NWT and I am contacting my MLA and some people in GNWT renewable resources today....will keep you posted.


User_Name: fwb
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:49 AM

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Me and some friends will be heading down to the southern Or fires. It may be a little early for fire morels but I will post the results of what we find when I get time.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:15 AM

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yukonguy, thanks for your posting. If you send me a copy formatted in Microsoft Word, I will post it on a separate page with a link from both message boards, the updated page linked from the home page and Canadian Studies, Articles page. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: NoseWhinin'
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:12 AM

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Wow! Just think if all of the revenue that the governments and land owners are missing out on by not taxing pickers by charging permit fees. A sure win. Think of all of the locals that don't want any competition. I am certain there will be much evidence presented about the hordes of outsiders. Yes, we heard that in Oregon last year. I remember the USFS managers being indignant when they found out how many containers of Matsis were coming out of the woods. Then there was that $600 a pound sale when there were no other Matsis on the planet. They multiplied the guesstimated container weights from a decent year and multiplied by 600 to get the value of the mushrooms they were "losing." It was really quite a show. The result was a new tax on mushroom collection for everyone. Good luck with that.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:05 AM

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Sorry folks, looks like our lost soul is back and throwing a tantrum. I'll delete them as soon as possable and take the necessary steps to identify the poster. If the posts don't stop, I will block them from matsiman.com. In the mean time, just ignor thier posts. Thnaks, Matsiman


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 08:34 AM

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NWT limiting picking-Locals Only MOTION 17-17(5): INTERIM MEASURES FOR THE COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF WILD MUSHROOMS, CARRIED MR. NADLI: WHEREAS non-timber forest products, including wild mushrooms, can offer wideranging health and economic benefits; AND WHEREAS world-wide demand for gourmet mushrooms is increasing, as well as awareness of their availability, nutritional content and value as a natural resource in the Northwest Territories; AND WHEREAS commercial wild mushroom harvest may represent a significant economic development opportunity for residents of the Northwest Territories; AND WHEREAS a large crop of valuable morel mushrooms associated with forest fire burns is anticipated this year in areas accessible by road on traditional Aboriginal lands; AND WHEREAS these areas are in regions with land claims currently under negotiation; AND WHEREAS residents, including members of local Aboriginal organizations, have no regulatory mechanism to allow benefit from wild mushroom harvest, while unregulated, out-of-territory entrepreneurs are actively harvesting the resource; AND WHEREAS in 2006, the forest management division of the Government of the Northwest Territoriesí Department of Environment and Natural Resources made commitments to advance this industry, including a commitment to draft a policy paper to lead the process for developing appropriate policy and regulations for non-timber forest products by 2014; AND WHEREAS updates to legislation to regulate the commercial harvest of wild mushrooms are still required; AND WHEREAS this legislation is not expected to come forward in time to govern this yearís harvest; NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Weledeh, that the Government of the Northwest Territories, prior to summer 2014, honour its commitments and work with those Northwest Territories First Nations and entrepreneurs that have an interest in harvesting morels and other mushrooms, to implement interim measures that regulate and manage the commercial harvest of wild mushrooms; AND FURTHER, that the Government of the Northwest Territories immediately begin drafting legislation to provide for the responsible management of the wild mushroom resource and provide a comprehensive response to this motion within 60 days. MR. SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr. Nadli. The motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Nadli. MR. NADLI: Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Iíd like to thank the seconder of the motion, the Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Robert Hawkins. Iím presenting this motion because thereís a growing interest in wild mushrooms. Northerners are interested in the harvesting of mushrooms as a business opportunity and livelihood that complements the northern lifestyle of the outdoors. Recently, we are witnessing people coming into parts of the NWT and harvesting mushrooms. They are taking our natural resources and leaving the NWT. Currently, there are no regulations on wild mushrooms, on morels, to manage and regulate this growing industry. This motion asks for interim measures to be put in place before this summerís harvesting season begins. Things such as residency criteria, pricing of seasonal harvesting licence and permits for harvesting are some suggestions that could be considered based on consultations; further, that work begins towards developing legislation that addresses non-timber forest products such as wild mushrooms.


User_Name: bls
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

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Tiller fires east of I-5 are managed by Umpqua National Forest which have different procedures than the BLM/Siskiyou fires west of I-5 that Matsiman is referring to. Umpqua National Forest HQ said today they had tried to close all access to the burn, but couldn't for some regulatory reason. She said mushroom harvesting should be OK with your Umpqua NF Forest Products permit, you also have to get some sort of special "permit authorizing access to the closure area" from Tiller Ranger District, call 541-825-3100 for details. In other words, it's closed until you ask Tiller for an exception. Sam's advice was right on, thanks.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 06:24 PM

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Tiller, tiller, tiller... hmmm. That's the misdirection... now where would the primary target be? Hahaha. Keep searchin ppls an sheepls... lol


User_Name: Island guy112451
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 05:16 PM

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Hey anybody on vancouver island spotting morels or is it to early yet?


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 12:23 PM

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Hey that tiller deal was interesting but a little tough to follow. People who think they can yak their way into, around or, out of anything can be useful! I have two employees I don't even like but keep around just for their skill at that one thing alone! But they have to be kept in check or they run amok before long if left to their own devices. I think somebody tried to create an impression of the tiller fire and got themselves confused. For the record I wasn't confused at all.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 11:25 AM

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I've seen the blm maps and it's truly a checkerboard with green and white squares. Near Glendale, to the west mostly, is all white. Your gonna need gps to locate where you are when you go into those areas and make sure you pick only in the green checkerboard not white. I don't know any other way to do it, you sure cant just guess where you are. The blm permit for special forest products looks different than than usfs ones.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 11:15 AM

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I just received email form a contact at my local district. Inquiries were made after my earlier call.

Here is the reply.

"We are getting a lot of customers coming in and asking about mushroom picking on the BLM resource area for Glendale and Wolf Creek. This area is within the white areas of the mushroom map. Please let your customers know that mushroom picking is only good within the green areas. The map clearly states mushroom harvesting is not permitted within any areas shown on this map colored white. The 2400-1 permit under conditions #14 Collection of forest products is permitted only in the area(s) described by this permit."

Glendale/Wolf creek is white for any of the following reasons:

Spotted Owl and Murrelets restrictions
Sensitive plants
protected watersheds
Sensitive mushroom
Private land issues

In some cases, these issues do not surface until an activity begins and has nothing to do with the managing agency.

I was personally involved in a similar circumstance. The FS found hazard trees in a key campground on this district. They scheduled their felling so the campground could open. They then found the area was Spotted Owl habitat. Environmental regulation allows 20 trees a year to be fell in such an area. It will likely be another 4 years before the campground will open.

Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 11:07 AM

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I talked to my local district office about 2 hours ago. I asked about some of the confusion noted here about a fire near Tiller. Not sure I was talking about the same fire. They had a name for a fire in both Josephine and Douglas County. I won't mention the name for obvious reasons. Evidently there was a mix up, in the beginning, on permits and maps area and road closures. The forest service issues these permits on both FS and BLM lands. My understanding is that lands managed in by the BLM in one resource area (same as a district in FS) are closed to mushroom collecting. The reason given for closure was mating time for 2 endangered species. Matsiman


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 10:27 AM

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Well it's looking like my one call on the weather was wrong. I don't have too bad a track record on my calls recently though and to be honest I'm really very glad I was wrong about the weather and readily admit my error there.. Now as to the cranky bears at the river- None of this silly banter matters. Not a bit of it. All will be righted and returned to harmonious balance as soon as the mushrooms start getting going good. Human nature. I get word from around the mushroom world, partly because I've been around so long and partly because I've always been a friend and someone who could be trusted with important information. If you jokers want to lash out at someone because your paranoid or whatever, maybe you should look in a mirror. I've known woody since 1964 and he's as straight up righteous a dude as you can get. I'm sure some of you don't realize there's a whole bunch of people outside the little world of this website who are active in mushrooms and they know whats up here. NOW That's all I have to say about that and I wish everyone a happy and prosperous spring season!


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 08:05 AM

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ya I didnt really buy that people were sneaking into a marked closed area and getting away with it then driving the mushrooms right down to the store a few miles away and sell them to a buyer. Crews even? oh please.


User_Name: Sam
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:46 AM

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If you call the person who answers the phone may or may not know anything though but when the rehab is underway either in the fall/winter after the fire is out or the following spring the crews that are contracted to do the work are in the fire area, loggers etc know about morels and look for them. They share info with the forest service people. Many times forest service people have saved me a long drive scouting.


User_Name: Sam
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:38 AM

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Here's an easy way to put this baby to bed; Tiller Ranger dist phone number is 541 825 3100. So again, In my experience forest service people will tell you if they have seen mushrooms and they will tell you if they haven't as well!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:27 AM

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Sam, Good advice. Not sure if the FS personnel will tell you if they have personally seen mushrooms, but they will let you know about permit sales. The last time I checked here at our local office, they said few permits were issued here, but the Grants Pass office had issued quit a few. This info is a couple weeks old. Matsiman


User_Name: Sam
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:04 AM

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Like I said, if you wanna know whats up with the fires down there call the forest service! then you don't have to depend on anybody for info. They will even tell you if they're selling very many permits. Also the forest service people often know if morels are coming up and will tell you that too.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 06:13 AM

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NoseWhinin, Couldn't say if someone is posting under two or more different names. I could find out if I checked my user logs. I prefer to let visitors remain anonymous unless they are agitators. I am having the same trouble following some of the conversations. Seems like some posts refer to conversations not found on the board. We all know it is difficult to know what is good information. Some of what is posted my be intended to miss lead folks. I can't determine what is good and what is intended to miss lead. I will continue to monitor the board as always. I may decide to check my user logs to determine if someone is having a conversation with themselves. It looks to me like the same person is posting under 3 or 4 names, but can't be sure unless I check the logs. I won't do this unless posts become abrasive to other visitors. Deception is abundant here at times. I can't check every post and determine validity of information in that post. I do the best I can.

The only info I have on morel fruiting in SW Oregon is that my wife found 5 morels 10 days ago in front of the cabin she lives in. They were extremely shaded under some lumber stacked close to the cabin. I know this info is useless, but at least it is fact. Matsiman


User_Name: 112451
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:54 PM

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I tried ti follow this story bls is peddling but its just too convoluted. It doesn't make any sense at all. I give up.


User_Name: bls
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:49 PM

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Maybe I'll just have to go down to see the "World Record Sugar Pine", trees are just so fascinating... And, maybe we don't choose to park/camp at the posted gates inside the fire zone, or stroll up the main road back to our illegally parked car swinging our open shopping basket of morels... As to the volume lets check the Econ 101 morel supply/demand curve: if the local buyer is advertising $23 when the widely quoted Hotline says $19-20... how well do we suppose they are doing finding morel picker's willing to sell even at a 20% higher price? (Hint- $ says the picking is probably not that good yet...)


User_Name: Northerntour
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:44 PM

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Just checking to see if anyone knows about Morels and Vancouver Island. I would like to pick some for my own consuption. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


User_Name: NoseWhinin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 08:26 PM

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Thanks bls. To the Board, Universe and Andy: Are Keith and Woody the same person or are they having a conversation off the board and only posting part of it? It seems rather odd when posters jump in making points about things not previously discussed here. Using openings like "one thing" and "ok so there's an admission of fact" like they actually reference part of a conversation that occurred before in order to interject a statement onto the board is misleading. Full Disclosure: I already suspect "Woody" as an agent provocateur because he is against recreational truffle collection on private property previously open to ALL recreational mushroom collection. I am wary of individuals that hold the opinion that truffles are not mushrooms. LOL!


User_Name: bls
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 08:12 PM

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No evil intended, was only passing on to inform, USFS enforcement has been observed. For map readers, the burn thru roads are gated, might be best not to park under "Forest Order UMP317" notices. Been lots of crew pressure in a limited area, this was a patchy ground fire in steep, mixed forest, only first 2-300' feet of elevation producing now. Buyer at store, sign: Open 4-7, $23.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 04:22 PM

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Ron; You bet some morels would cause a sudden burst of happiness and maybe even a little kindness to your fellow man! Unless you find he's putting your mushrooms in his bucket! lol-ing a little. Hey it's gonna be a crazy dog eat dog scene down in S Or real soon. No sniveling! Or whining! - or is it wine-ing..... tee hee hee.......check that 10 day forecast oh my!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 02:47 PM

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Ha! Bears at the river is right! Everybody just chill, get back in harmony with the world around you. There's substantial rain and warming coming to important places. Pretty soon we'll all be up to our eyeballs in morels. THEN you can all go back to hatin on each other! LOL!!!!!!!!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 02:37 PM

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Well there's a lively discussion around here. Oh ya, LOL!!!!!!! Hey folks, not all buyers are the same. Some are operating on what I would call the "new model". If your still under the impression nothing has changed or worse still living in the past I'd like to just suggest you look into whats happening outside recently. Btw, I don't appreciate being grouped in with the old time snake in the grass buyers. I'm not of that time or era and certainly not of their mentality.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 01:28 PM

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Call other posters names and leave. LOL! Since when is 10 buckets of morels a big strike? You are right, Keith, there are no more mushrooms. Why are you wasting your time not discussing something that does not exist? Idea: How about adding something new to this forum that hasn't been hashed and rehashed? Or you could just give us your picking report.


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:37 PM

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ok before the second-child-hooders take over the discussion im outta here. good luck and have fun adjusting to the mushroom would in the here and now.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM

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After basicly calling bls a liar, is it really time to focus on what you want to be called? The closure is posted on usfs.com.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM

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Dupes and rubes? Sounds pretty complex like sour cherries. Oh, that is drupes.


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:28 PM

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as far as claims of a big strike in wisconsin or anywhere else for that matter goes - hey everybody hears this year in and year out. its a version of the same ol same ol. and meaningless unless it can be verified and even then, how does it matter really,?like whats your point? are you suggesting that somehow claims of a "big strike" somewhere will impact the market globally? or even nationally? cuz it sure wont. not this year.


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:21 PM

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ok so there's an admission of fact. the buyers out working in the field are adjusting. BUT and this is a big deal - not because they want to, but because they have to. or rather THEIR BOSSES have to. See it's really not that difficult. I know some people like to pretend this is all very complex and difficult to understand but the fact is it's not that way at all. The buyers have been being forced by market changes-competion, the internet, the spread of mushroom information and more diversity in the kind people who harvest mushrooms (knowledgeable, educated, seasonal, opportunistic maybe some would say?, part time, professional pickers) many people gathering mushrooms nowdays are no longer the poor immigrant rubes who can be easily duped into working for (and controlled by) the big guys as easily as they were years ago.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 11:58 AM

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Ok, Woody, you are not a mushroom picker. Hint: If there are no morels on the ground, there are no morels coming out of the woods. Just got off the phone with a regular poster here that moved to the Great Lakes area. She is dining on morels today. She asked about the prices as her room mate's father got ten buckets of black naturals yesterday.


User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 11:35 AM

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I'm looking for a win-win situation for harvesters and buyers. It would be helpful to everyone to know what the market really looks like instead of having to poke this and that corner of the mushroom world searching for truth. The way things are shaping up, buyers are going to be SOL when harvesters are drying hundreds of lbs in expectation of a $150+ lb payday trickling in from the internet as the year goes on. Anything less than $18 lb fresh is because you're desperate for gas money or going hungry. It really is in everyone's best interest to shed light on the industry. Spreading rumors, half truths, or anything less than honesty will only work against you as time moves forward. Best Regards


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:19 AM

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I dont like the term "pickers" to describe those who harvest wild mushrooms and wont use it anymore. For one thing it seems derogatory to me. But mostly, it really doesn't accurately describe the act of harvesting. Some mushrooms may be "picked". But many others are pulled, dug, or cut. Making the term "picking mushrooms not very accurate in describing what happens.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:14 AM

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One thing - people trying to get a read on how many pounds of morels are coming out of the woods have an increasingly hard time doing so because the mushrooms are being moved through and, are sold to, the end consumer by other channels than the old time field buyer. Or to put it another way nobody knows for sure exactly how the season is going because only some percentage of the amount harvested is known. The unknown is how many pounds are dried and sold by the harvesters themselves on ebay, craigslist, farmers mkts, directly to restaurants etc..


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 07:49 AM

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WOW!!!!! a lot of bears are lined up along the banks of the river I see. but the salmon aren't running too good yet and the bears are getting cranky and snotty. the fish will run and the big bears might even let the little bears get a few fish too! LOL!!!!!!!!!


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 10:25 PM

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Lower elevations in NW Oregon bugging and burning out. Lack luster year thus far. Haven't picked enough morels to pay for gas this season. Looking good in other places. Didn't read here about sw of Roseburg until today but was there yesterday. Dead Gyros. On vacation but had to look. I have personally picked more than a bucket of mushrooms west of Roseburg in the past. That is about one-quarter of the state. LOL!


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 07:52 PM

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Call the forest service and find out whats up. Seems easy enough.


User_Name: Short bus
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 06:42 PM

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Your slipping homey. If your just gonna make shit up about what others have said there should be at least a tad bit of truth. Otherwise you just called yourself out that's all you did.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 05:17 PM

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What's up with painting the pretty picture stuff? That is what you should be asking yourself Kyle. The constant talk about making money picking morels in southern Oregon, combined with the talk about low prices. It seems like a joke at best. Especially when all the companies are desperate. But hey, this crowd doesn't even believe forest service websites, so whatever, its your gas.


User_Name: Chocolatelily
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 03:06 PM

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By golly he's right! The mushroom hotline website does say tiller fires mobbed by crews! So why the crazy story other than to discourage people form going there?


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 11:46 AM

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The weather is looking good up north in the yukon. Should be a nice spring.


User_Name: Sam
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 11:27 AM

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Cleverspeak. -- Almost like propaganda but Intended to lead your thinking in a certain direction and color you a picture favorable to a particular position. Call the Tiller ranger dist and find out for yourselves whats up. Sue seems to me though somebody doesn't want anybody else going to the tiller fire.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:36 AM

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The order was dated march 11. Could the closure be lifted by now?


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:33 AM

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A southern Oregon based mushroom website reports 10 days ago claims the "tiller fires were mobbed by crews." I grabbed a copy just cuz...


User_Name: JDS
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:21 AM

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The Forest Service link worked for me.


User_Name: bls
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:08 AM

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Google: Forest Order UMP317 We were scouting (and dog walk) there for a while before the season, signs (copy of the order) went up on the gates about 10 days ago


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 08:56 AM

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This link doesn't work and the forest service has no notice of closure on their web site.


User_Name: bls
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 08:48 AM

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Whiskey Fire E. of Tiller has been closed, signs posted at the gates to ban entry, and USFS enforcement was observed last weekend: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5431034.pdf The Grants Pass office of USFS/BLM said Medford district fires (SW of Roseburg/N of Grants Pass) were all still open as of this week


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 08:14 AM

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The tiller fire is the better of the three main ones in my opinion. The one west of Glendale might get good with more rain too. Some commercial harvesters combed over the tiller fire pretty hard starting a ouple weeks ago - at the behest of filed buyers - lol,, and found it to be too early. The buyers told people to "come on down!" before the flush really got going. Go figure. Like I said a while back they always pull that and stupid people always fall for the same trick. Amazing. But the situation is improving and there may be a bucket or two to be had around down there yet........The best way to know is to go check it out for yourself though......


User_Name: Sam
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 07:19 AM

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The burns are SOUTH of Roseburg, not west.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 07:04 AM

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Spinner chicks, I was down there last sat and hiked through all three burn areas scouting them out. I've done that every weekend for the last four weeks actually. I am heading down again right now. Hey whats up with the painting the ugly picture stuff? It sure seems like someone don't want other people going down to s Oregon areas doesn't it?


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 12:53 AM

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Just out of curiosity Kyle Reese (or another picker). Have you ever personally picked more than a bucket of morels in any burn located west of Roseburg, Oregon? The constant talk and weather reports posted here concering those burns appears to come from east coasters, or n00bs not in the know. How many times have we heard thar someone was headed there for the weekend, and no results posted? It's a trap. The Yukon is at least realistic (provided the fires are real). But even that won't end a world shortage of morels. I'd easily predict that no one will earn beans in western oregon on morel mushrooms this year. Why anyone would predict low prices with the data availble is beyond me? Maybe they know about low quality morels out of Pakistan or something? Anyone predicting low prices please explain your logic. Instead of just vague comments predicting you getting rich buying low.


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 11:55 PM

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It looked good to me! With all the fires on Modis I would be rich! I checked bc news stories to track the fires that were not on the ministry of forest 10ha and bigger list. It looked like a decent fire, was in Kimberly, close to town. No news stories about the fire, same with every fire I checked. Quesnal, Vanderhoof and Kimberly. You might not be wrong. I just couldn't find any local news story to back it up. Does any one have any info on the above mentioned locations. Hey! Thank for the response Yukonguy!


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 10:32 PM

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looks like not many fires in bc last year so maybe the yukon is it ... hoping i can get there and then get on some good picking ... not very experienced with morels and freely admit it but have picked them and after all they are mushrooms...how hard can it be........ good compass , good boots, bear spray , bug dope , and a backtraker and maybe a few other accessories and a ton of work done between now and then ...maybe just maybe


User_Name: Spinner Chicks
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 09:48 PM

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Kyle, when was the last time you went to the burned areas? did you go to the one east of tiller? Did you find much? I hope you don't mind my asking but I'd hate to waste a trip, its a little farther for me than it is for you. Thx


User_Name: yukonguy112451
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 09:24 PM

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Modis not reliable???? I've been using Modis data to locate burns in place and time of burn for a long time and have always found their products to be accurate...in fact I worked in fire management for a federal agency in the north and Modis data formed the basis (a few years ago now) for their fire mapping program. A good friend was the geomatics specialist with a territorial fire management agency and they, likewise, based a lot of their mapping and analysis on data gleaned from Modis. So I am surprised to hear that the information that I have found on last years burn history in BC may not be correct....embarrased since I have shared it on this board. I wonder what could be the cause for this confusion since, clearly the Modis history for last falls indicates fires in the areas that I shared on this board. My apologies if I have distributed misinformation.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 08:16 PM

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Hey dudes the three main burn areas in southern Oregon aren't toast. They needed rain real bad but haven't totally dryed up all that much and I expect with some good rain will really start pumping out the morels pretty soon. I live in roseburg so have ran down a few times lately to check the progress.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:41 PM

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Hey people I just checked the weather for western Oregon and they've just this evening up'd the likelihood of rain Down around the burn areas all next week. Woo Hoo!! I know where I'm going for sure now!


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:10 PM

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most of those fires don't exist. I don't know why they showed up. the one in north of vanderhoof is not there. There are a few fires in bc not a lot, most of the bigger ones are inaccessible to the average picker (chopper, Boat.)


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:29 PM

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And if you check the weather report you will find all next week is supposed to rain more or less on the west side of the Or cascades. So maybe there will be some good pickin down that way after all.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:26 PM

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Fwb - I've gathered morels down that way for over 40 years and I can tell you the naturals, blacks do come heavy some years. But I haven't been down there for a while so I don't know exactly how the weather is right now.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:18 PM

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Anybody claiming "record prices" is counting chickenz before they hatch


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:14 PM

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Thanks for all the info on the yukon and up north. My crew and I are looking forward to going. Look forward to the the great time up there.


User_Name: fwb
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 05:31 PM

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Ya it's a little early yet to declare the season totally dead in s Oregon. The burned areas or some of it anyway might be toast but I've done quite well for naturals in may down around Ashland - at higher elevations. We shall see what next weeks weather brings!


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 05:26 PM

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I'm using Modis Active Fire Detections...Oct 31, 2013....shows a fairly good sized burn crossing the highway between Vanderhoof and Ft. St. James about 1/3 of the way up.....still active on Oct 31.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 03:02 PM

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I was down at the s. Oregon burns last weekend and found the area to be producing some but just dying for a little rain. Now that we've had that I'll ben heading back down with a small group. There is still tons of ground down around there at the higher elevations that will produce, particularly if we get some more rain which is forecast for several days next week. Morels are sneaky but so are us pros.


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 01:36 PM

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I cant find any fire north of vanderhoof on the list what is the exact ha. Thanks Yukonguy


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 11:18 AM

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Yessir, looks like Yukon is the place to be this June. Good potential for picking all the way north from the lower mainland with burns near Ashcroft Clearwater Likely Hibson ...a big one on the highway north of Vanderhoof and some possibilities along the Stewart Cassiar north of Kitwanga it looks like potential for starting out mid May for a long, profitable trip north.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 10:13 AM

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Maybe the rain that fell yesterday down in the burns will help out. Higher elevations even got a dusting of snow so it really isn't time yet across a lot of areas.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 08:24 AM

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To be clear, i have little sympathy for crack heads. Choices!!!


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 08:22 AM

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Yes i was not serious about the crack comment... But it makes a point.... Stay home and cry in your beer or try to make something of your time. Either way the Yukon is a fantastic place with or without mushrooms. What kills me is some hide behind an alias and spout negativity yet talk like they know something, yet everything they say means nothing as long as they cant back it up with a real name. I feel for the souther pickers this yr yes.... But the reverse has been the normal for a number of yrs for the most part. We have not had so many fires to work for some time. Ive worked with randy (kingmorel) for many yrs and have not seen many fires that never produced in the yukon. BC and southern fires are much more weather sensitive... If you have northern experience then you know that. Long days, permafrost melt, unmodified forests (drainage melts wick moisture slowly) you do need to know your stuff though but thats where good buyers come in, some have said buyers are redundant, well thats about the dumbest thing ive heard in years. More buyers mean higher prices... Simply as that. There are few that can fund their own season and need to sell some mushroom to fund their nxt week. Maybe things will pick up south of 49 for you guys.... Its still fairly early yet. Full buckets to you all.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:53 AM

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Lol! Hey good to go I will assume your advice to others to "stay home and smoke crack" was intended to illicit a response and you were joking......I guess that is sort of funny. Unless you have crack addiction issues. As far as the rest of this mornings comments goes - I find it telling that as the season down south (Oregon) has, well, gone south, someone wants to shift the discussion to Yukon. Which may be nice for a few people up there, or not, as we don't actually know if it will produce, but isn't of any value to anybody elsewhere.


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:37 AM

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We're heading up there. Can't wait to go. From what we here snow is melting fast.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:35 AM

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Ts. Let me get this right. You are going to go north to break even? Im sure you will do well when just one bucket of morels is about 150 bucks... Im a little concerned about you. You say you are comfortable in the back country but you cant find permafrost. Or maybe you are just trying to scare off any competition? You are right though... Most will need a buyer this yr to help fund access. I hear Boomer is putting a crew together and other buyers are planning right now, im betting they are not thinking negative and are bitting the bit to get going. They will do well. One ther thing you got right... There is never a guarantee in the patch.... You got to be smart and work your butt off.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:20 AM

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8 fires in the Yukon that are not hard to get to.... Lots of float planes, choppers in the yukon. Some cry like puppies and post nothing but negativity. Most of the pros know what a opportunity this year is, record prices, lots of fires. North of 60 is less dependant on weather and yes there is still lots of perma frost in the Yukon... Plus lots of snow this winter and a later melt. Yukon is not for some of you... It takes a little toughness to be successful. Cry all you want... Maybe stay home and smoke crack while others pick the mushrooms.


User_Name: fwb
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 01:23 PM

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Boy there sure is a lot of bogus reports of morel finds around the country and people pushing their idea......Some websites have these "reports of finds" along with no photos....what proof is that? I think the season is almost a total bust at this point in a lot of places that were expected to produce big time. So now what? Everybody and their sister has staked their hopes on a big Canada harvest? Wow. That's really desperate.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 12:04 PM

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jmugs.......why on earth would you not want them? They are so tasty! Anyways, where are you located? I am in SW Washington.


User_Name: jmugs
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 09:37 AM

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Just wondering if anyone is interested in some Morels we have growing in our yard?


User_Name: ts
Date: Tuesday April 15, 2014
Time: 09:02 AM

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Dispelling kingmorel's misinformation RE: Yukon Plenty of fires for everybody - yes, if you have a float plane/helicopter. Access is extremely limited for the most part. Yukon produces regardless of weather - wrong. If you were there two years ago you would have learned this. Permafrost melt - due to warming is becoming less and less of a factor as it is much deeper than it used to be. I'll likely be heading up there because I have the experience and am comfortable with true backcountry. But, I go just hoping to break even and anything else is a bonus. The Yukon will be a difficult pick this year. There are NO guarantees in the patch.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 06:53 PM

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I always liked waiting for the greenies cuz they love the dried out ridges and just about every one else is gone elsewhere.


User_Name: InTheWoods
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 12:29 PM

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We've got a bunch of buttons coming up. Plenty wet out this way.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 11:34 AM

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The burns dry up and that's it, there WILL NOT be a season in those burns. An experienced picker knows this....


User_Name: Marin
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 11:13 AM

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It's still to early to believe there won't be a season, rain will kick start it when ever it comes. Washington picker!


User_Name: fwb
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 08:38 AM

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It looks like Vern was right on in his call last month - No rain coming to the burns and it's very late now, although the weather forecast has been predicting rain for over a week the likelihood of that coming to save the season for the burn pickers keeps shrinking.


User_Name: chuck8888
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 09:48 PM

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oregonman google mushroom company in chico ca give them a call maybe they can help ;-))))))))


User_Name: A"
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:41 PM

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Hay Alice are you and the wabbet doing anygood


User_Name: oregonman
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:38 PM

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Any buyer in the fresno area. Or in susanville. Have morels but no buyer. Thanks


User_Name: another picker
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 11:41 AM

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Picked NWT and there was lots of traps still set in june so they aren't always pulled by breakup.I almost stepped on one and had to set it off there was lots there.Ran into some in the Yukon a few years back as well that was in july they were still set.We did get land use permits in the dawson area but there isn't to many native pickers in that area so it wasn't a problem.Other areas that have a lot of native pickers of course don't like the competition regardless of a permit or not .Blue river B.c was like that Natives from Yukon claimed to own the fire even though it was in B.C they threatened people and said they couldn't walk on their supposed trails but were mostly just bluff some people did have stuff stolen though but than can happen anywhere in the bush and not necessarily natives.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 10:32 AM

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Most traps are already pulled by breakup... If the traps got burned then the metal looses its temper and for the most part not dangerous. There would be more threat from wolves and other critters.... Out of respect to other pickers its always best to have your pets under control.


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:17 AM

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Thanks for the info. Especially on the trap line. Hate for my pooch to run into trouble.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Time: 11:10 AM

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Yukon bands can issue land use permits now... Just like forestry. In the yukon we have not had issues per say over land use with pickers, in the past anyways.


User_Name: picker
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Time: 08:31 AM

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Giggly of course there is problems it's there land.There was also a lot of theft in certain areas so best not to leave your camp unattended .Also there are traplines so watch out especially if you have dogs running loose


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Wednesday April 09, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

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Is there any problem picking mushrooms on native land areas in the yukon?


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Time: 03:53 PM

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Ya, the season so far has tripped up some people. They headed out for the burns only to find it isn't time yet. After walking for days and miles in the really steep hilly terrain that nearly all of that area is, they find they were too early. Then, when the time is right I head out and bum rush them right on schedule, once we've had some good rain, which is coming next week! Nature is just full of tricks to play on those who are impatient/greedy! LOL!


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Time: 08:28 AM

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Boy it sure is drying up fast in S Oregon burns. I'm still hoping for rain but there is none in the forecast. You all may remember what I said in my comments a while back - Pick and dry your morels. If we don't get some rain everybody will be scrambling to get what they can and the prices for dried can really go up if the weather turns out to be not so good in a lot of areas that were expected to produce big crops. As far as this Yukon thing goes you guys are talking about, I have never been there but it's not a good idea to "bank" on a big season there either, if the weather doesn't cooperate it wont happen it's just that simple. Notwithstanding the comments by some people insisting "the weather doesn't matter". Lol.


User_Name: Mel
Date: Monday April 07, 2014
Time: 04:33 PM

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Where dose the mushroom, start of the Hat Creek or susanville mushroom picking?


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday April 06, 2014
Time: 06:36 AM

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Barely any morels showing up on ebay or craigslist. Oregon mushroom has them available on pre-order. So I guess that means they don't have any?? I have heard of lower elevations in Wa giving up some tho.......


User_Name: just another picker
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 06:08 PM

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any time ive gone to the gukon lol for those oldtimers carmack hightest and conyack lol we have always made money not once have I came back broke have come back tired and skinny from hiking but always have made good cash


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 01:56 PM

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Any thoughts on pacific rim mushrooms as a buyer


User_Name: olivi
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 11:47 AM

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I remember the day. It rained most the day on a burn outside Dawson city. We didn't pick, and made it a day to relax and resupply. That evening it cleared off,and I picked all night into the morning. Only in the far north can you do that. Anyone committing to a buyer up there, might be making a good call. It is remote picking and someone with knowhow could save you a lot of wasted time. If you do go up there, it'll be an adventure you'll never forget. Most likely.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 09:45 AM

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Randy, sounds like your a Rock Star. You will have no trouble getting a crew together. Well you probably have them all picked out now anyhow. Have a great pick..... River pick, maybe?? Some nice looking areas.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 09:40 AM

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Went to the Yukon a few years back.... I have a diesel truck that gets in the neighbourhood of 25 miles per gallon... Pulling my trailer about 16 mpg.... So as to cost.... by the time I returned home in the lower part of B.C. I had rung up a fuel bill of $2500.........just saying. Food, lodging, ferry fares, all extra.... And then no guarantees of a crop. The up side--------- We had a great trip. Oh and I had a budget of $4000. DO NOT go with any expectations, unless you can afford to lose a 'possible' large wad of cash.... wait for the Greenies there the best.


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 06:34 AM

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Looking forward to getting there and meeting Randy. Sounds like the guy to know. Going to be a good time. Nothing comes easy. Listening is learning that's what I am into.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 09:00 PM

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I will be going to the Yukon and will add that it costs money to make money. I can say that if you go with Randy you will be in great hands and if you work hard and listen to the advice you will make great money. If you know it all and don't want to listen best to stay home. The Yukon is no place for Pansies or roadside pickers afraid of the bush.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 07:47 PM

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Can't wait to go


User_Name: just another buyer
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 06:25 PM

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I have gone through the maps...been to the Yukon many times....price of gas...no access and a lot of swamper skeg...float planes heli and dry shows....do your research....plan to fail....have enough money to get home....and be qualified to be isolated in the woods without being injured (no medical help) or lost......if all that is good the trip is priceless


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