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User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time:
06:29:30 PM

Messages

Just got back from Richmond. Your hard picked mushrooms are being sold in the Japanese Grocery stores for $20.00 lb #5.


User_Name:
old man
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time:
06:27:31 PM

Messages

.com if you would like lower mainland bc mushrooms call al early evenings at 604-703-9341


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time:
05:45:35 PM

Messages

Deja vu...mountainmama diferent year, same price BS. Not much we can do really. Hold on to your mushrooms you say Shoegy? Go ahead, hold them for a few days and watch the price drop more or 1s become 2s. Someone will always sell to the cartels and they know this. Just gotta go with the flow and PIIIIIICK. good luck everyone...wish I was there having some Extra Old Stocks by the fire. Sport


User_Name:
mushroomeddie
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time:
05:44:05 PM

Messages

What is the price in Terrace, Kitwanga?


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time:
02:47:54 PM

Messages

well well,it's shroom season again.just got bk from my buyer and the price has gone down from 12 dollars to 6 dollars isnt that nice.u know i love mushroom season and the people that come with it.the only thing i dont like is the big guys r getting rich of our hard walking and yes it is hard.tripping ,falling,spider webs,we just want to make a few bucks like the next guy.is that so wrong.i ask u.give us a break this year and at least keep it at ten dollars im sure we wont break u.have a great day everyone.will be bk:)


User_Name:
Shoegy
Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time:
09:56:12 AM

Messages

Hold on to your your mushrooms....and watch the price climb!


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
09:36:11 PM

Messages

luckylogger...Across from the Ideal Cafe


User_Name:
.com
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
08:40:19 PM

Messages

Lol...... as well.......my Ape Caves ref. is just to a tourist patch ........ I though it was funny to get such a serious reaction. It's kind of road side lunch patch for family and friends. Literally a zero topo with a road through the middle. Peace.............


User_Name:
shantyman
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
08:25:34 PM

Messages

Haven't seen much wildlife at the Zoo for a few years....watersystem is out and camp is pretty small these days. Who would believe the stories of the good old days unless they lived there then. Lot of good friends used to come through and I enjoyed spending time with many of you and do miss you. Hope all are taking care and have found good day jobs :) Some serious matsutake coming through Hazelton from the Kispo and lower river areas. Ron is holding the price up...$13 today. Crazy thing is the west is really slower...or back to a fall monsoon cycle and just starting. Look for good thundershower areas for now. No news of the highlands but I'm heading out to some old favorites that I haven't looked at yet this year. Crandawg....I'll check your areas too! Get in touch some time...maybe this year will be worth the visit again.


User_Name:
luckylogger
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
06:49:44 PM

Messages

Trying to find a buyer in Campbell River to sell to when chanterelles come. Am also interested in operating a buying station evenings after work. 250-914-4312.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
03:33:47 PM

Messages

Don't know why my post from this morning didn't show up,but I'll try again.Garf,life is short,and crazy is fun! lol ;-)


User_Name:
boober
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
02:02:45 PM

Messages

lol itk, dont ya hate people givin direction to your patches, bawahahaha!


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
09:53:32 AM

Messages

Hey - I have itchy feet too! Want to be at the Zoo and pickin this year!!! Been way to looong. Also hoping the prices hold - too many years without a good price. Miss you all... and will be missing Carl :(....


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
09:21:55 AM

Messages

hey .com stfu


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
08:34:11 AM

Messages

Garf,yep...just a little crazy,but life is short,and crazy sounds good!LOL ;-)


User_Name:
mushroomeddie
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
07:24:32 AM

Messages

Norma, buyer in Kitwanga, do you have a phone number?


User_Name:
Patchhunter
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
06:41:40 AM

Messages

Just a note to let pickers know that chante.price. has already dropped from 5 to 3 dollars here in ucluelet, all in about 2 weeks\ sure nice to have more than one buyer out here, maybe the price would hold\ good luck.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Time:
06:10:13 AM

Messages

hey stop it Tinker .... lol ,,, talk about wanting to head that way .... i also feel that urge ..why is that??? Are we crazy?? I have got a truck tent coming for travelling light and if the urge gets too strong ya never know .... they have had the rain haven't they ....


User_Name:
www.matsutake2011.com
Date:
Monday, August 29, 2011
Time:
07:26:27 PM

Messages

Hey Marin, We actually don't do much buying in WA state. There's a few patches near the boarder, in the S. Olympics, St. H., and Adams that we hit. Up the Ape Caves road there's a left fork into a fairly large lodgepole flat that has a nice patch that can be productive. The timber on the very south edge of the blast zone can be amazing but the elk will absolutely hammer it. Adams is spotty but you can cross into the Yakima on the SE side up from T. Lake where it can be pretty impressive. Good luck this year!


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, August 29, 2011
Time:
05:34:25 PM

Messages

I 've heard that the Nass and Van Dyke are popping big time.The price is between 11 and 12 for #1's.I have very itchy feet right now,and if I thought the price would hold for awhile,I'd head up that way for a couple of weeks....but will it?Appearently there's 8 buyers in Kitwanga.Does anyone know what they're paying for twos and threes?I hope that the price stays fair this year, and everyone makes lot of money. :-)


User_Name:
mushroomeddie
Date:
Monday, August 29, 2011
Time:
10:54:38 AM

Messages

does anyone know normas phone# in kitwanga


User_Name:
old picker
Date:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time:
10:57:59 PM

Messages

nass coming on strong 3 buyers in the zoo 11 plusfor num 1


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time:
04:47:23 PM

Messages

I guess that means you only buy in WA!


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time:
04:42:24 PM

Messages

For someone that buys in BC,WA&OR, you sure know the south side of Helen!


User_Name:
bluepenguin
Date:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time:
01:02:17 PM

Messages

Hello everyone. We are a couple of Poles heading to Nakusp in about a week's time. We were hoping to find some king boletes for our own enjoyment (we are not commercial pickers) but we've never been to the area before. Would anyone have any suggestions as to any good areas? Thank you ;)


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Time:
05:59:27 PM

Messages

Mad Morel.... Send me ur new phone number via FB mail :-)


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Time:
05:58:34 PM

Messages

In Coos Bay Oregon it was 5 on Chanties and 4-5 for Lobster. Most of the Chanties look bad. Sigh we need some rain!


User_Name:
jc
Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Time:
05:41:13 PM

Messages

What's the current price for chanties/lobster in or. Wa.?


User_Name:
Mad Morel
Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Time:
12:12:09 AM

Messages

It has been hot for the month of August but still the yellow chanty's are still popping up on the east side of the Cascades. been picking 15 to 20 lb's everyday and sale for $15. a lb. Not to let the Black Cat out of the bag but it's looking to be a very long season, maybe to Dec if lady luck is on the west coast this year. Well be pitching camp along the Cascade crest. Old hippy need to call me Sunday,need to fill you in on where camp well be set-up.


User_Name:
Mad Morel
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
11:56:03 PM

Messages

If I were to sale what I have to a buyer he best want to by all that I have and not just #1. It not fair to the other buyer's. If I were you I would re-thank about buying just #1. I would not sale even if you pay twenty dollar's more then the other buyer's. A"


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
10:58:37 PM

Messages

Norma's in Kitwanga is the best deal going there and then Shirley


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
07:31:12 PM

Messages

Billtron, I was just in Cape Breton buying and had to shut down because the Chanterelles were just to wet, and toooo ugly from the snails chewing them up to buy much. What kind of shape are then in over there? you can buzz me and send me pics through our email at info@fiddleheadheaven.com All the best you. Dwight at home for the rest of the season In New Brunswick


User_Name:
www.matsutake2011.com
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
07:27:39 PM

Messages

Logger115 et. al. We'll be buying in B.C., WA, & OR. We only really deal with grade # 1 Matsis and try to offer better price and convenience for our top quality pickers. South St. Helens - Cougar/N. Woods is an easy spot for us in WA. I'm easy to contact at my user name.


User_Name:
buyer
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
04:12:17 PM

Messages

spooner`s depot in kitwanga


User_Name:
mushroomeddie
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
10:40:56 AM

Messages

just like to know if their is any buyers in kitwange.


User_Name:
Billtron
Date:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Time:
10:05:55 AM

Messages

Looking for mushroom buyers in Newfoundland, Canada or the east coast of Canada. Currently I have an abundance of chanterelles.


User_Name:
logger115
Date:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time:
07:45:50 PM

Messages

looking for mushroom buyers in washington state for chantys and matsutakes can anyone help me out?


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time:
07:05:03 AM

Messages

we need a bit of rain here to help things along ......maybe three days .... i know i could find some now but i think they would be wormy ..... how is kitwanga coming along so far??? There are no stations open here yet and i don't hear of any opening.... georgina always opens as soon as there is a flush..... may the prices be high and the adventures of picking be joyous .... please pack out what you pack in and maybe just maybe repair some ground ... karma


User_Name:
Aykut
Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time:
03:07:02 AM

Messages

I am a Turkish Matsutake Picker. Tricholoma season is coming... Contact me.


User_Name:
For44
Date:
Monday, August 22, 2011
Time:
06:34:13 PM

Messages

BC interior: hot and dry, Hericium starting, lobsters coming on. Haven't hit the prime spots, but pines are out though mostly wormy. Haven't been to Fosthall for awhile, but expect some changes if you go.


User_Name:
wrx
Date:
Monday, August 22, 2011
Time:
09:48:06 AM

Messages

jackpine, others. good summer flush, Interior! good sized , lots , wormy ( its 30 here everyday). Wet may, june and july have contributed to this hope it continues into the fall.


User_Name:
wanna be picking
Date:
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Time:
05:14:47 PM

Messages

sport...nope havent heard anything from Harvey or heard of him being up here yet...Ya if i go picking its gonna be all for fun and if i can pay my gas and expenses soo much the better...


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Time:
08:56:13 AM

Messages

wnanna be picking, yeah I hope I can make it up this year too, even just for fun and not so much for the money like in 94! Im really far away now but hoping to make it up later, maybe pick boston bar or PR if its too late for the Nass...nothing like the Nass! Have you heard from Harvey from Telkwa?


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Time:
08:54:10 AM

Messages

wnanna be picking, yeah I hope I can make it up this year too, even just for fun and not so much for the money like in 94! Im really far away now but hoping to make it up later, maybe pick boston bar or PR if its too late for the Nass...nothing like the Nass! Have you heard from Harvey from Telkwa?


User_Name:
picky-picky
Date:
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time:
08:57:07 PM

Messages

Hi everyone does any one know who the buyers are at Aiyansh?? Is Robin or Bugeye going to set up this year??? We need some competition this year, just to keep everyone honest. Don't you agree, the more the better. How will they(the first nations) be able to tell where you have picked, is there a way to distinguish one area from another. OOPs the mushrooms!!!! Oh I picked them over there!! not where you think they came from.


User_Name:
Jackpine
Date:
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time:
07:37:13 PM

Messages

wrx...where?


User_Name:
wrx
Date:
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time:
09:44:33 AM

Messages

Buttons anywon? there here! Crazy summer flush!


User_Name:
wanna be picking
Date:
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time:
06:52:29 AM

Messages

hey there sport...yep i have picked the Nass for many years..not sure if i gonna head up there this year might do some day trips on my days off...yep we prolly do know each other or of each other.....


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Time:
05:43:57 PM

Messages

Hey wanna be picking...you picked the Nass much? Headed there this year? We probably know each other...I used to sell to sell to Robin at km 10 of the Squish. Picked there for 9 years..good times!


User_Name:
wilds side
Date:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Time:
06:18:21 AM

Messages

any NAKUSP news, how did the logging efforts leave the land, especially near the crossroads by Saddle Mtn? Many Thanks.


User_Name:
For44
Date:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Time:
01:49:41 AM

Messages

BC interior: first pine button found Aug 5. Found a few more Aug 15, grade 1- 5, mostly wormy....just starting for summer flush but warm and dry weather will limit quality. White chanterelle buttons showing, slow growing, few and far between... some old kings...gypsies are out. Lobsters also. Mostly just summer Russula season and not kicking out commercial quantities, but at least things are starting...


User_Name:
00 Buck
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time:
06:52:18 PM

Messages

itk, thanks.


User_Name:
wanna be picking
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time:
05:39:16 PM

Messages

hey there sport... i am unsure of where Bill and Norma are...yep gonna miss those NASS ATTACKS even if they get it up and running the burgers will never be the same.. Bill made the best buns ever..They will definatly be missed by many a picker ( me included)..hope wherever theu are they are happy and enjoying themselves


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time:
03:17:27 PM

Messages

Hey west coast drifter...you headed to Terrace soon? Got markets all set up, better price than the depos guaranteed. Looks like I might see you there in Sept.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time:
12:27:50 PM

Messages

hey dawg i apoligise if you interpet that to mean stay home. what i ment was people should make thier own patches lots of room . and yes i used bto party hard in the zoo back 20 years when making $500 days was all the time and you also know i was born terrace have sis in ground there and countless family mine andmy wifes i wish you guys all the mushy you can pick this year play nice


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time:
08:17:57 AM

Messages

00 buck, i dont believe he is, but heard he had a scout (chip) headed that way last week i think. The rains have ceased and its certainly not last year. Save your gas.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time:
04:42:25 AM

Messages

hey Scruff i havent been looking yet but have heard of a couple here and there ..... guess i should start looking a bit ... i remember one year i picked the whole month of september in one area ... rotated different ridges every 4 or 5 days and made a good amount ... price was a pretty steady 20 to 30 a lb ,, so that tells you it was a few years ago.... last time i got over 30 a lb was 3 years ago ... did get over twenty a few times the last couple of years .... sometimes it was hard to sell them....


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
10:46:49 PM

Messages

Never thought I would find pines growing in the middle of August. How about you Garf? What a nice surprise.


User_Name:
Great White Mushroomhunter
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
10:23:35 PM

Messages

Does anyone know of any buyers open in Coos Bay and if so any contact numbers thanks all.


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
10:19:37 PM

Messages

Hey wanna be pickin....you are right I did not know that Nass Camp was closed!!! Thats a bummer...what happened to Bill and Nora...probaly went to Williams lake to the other BillNor... too bad, I guess that means no more NASSATACK burger after a solid day picking!!! I hope the Natives get it going again. Wont be the same thats for sure!


User_Name:
00 Buck
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
03:05:29 PM

Messages

I am so sory Carla, I hope that you and your family have recovered and are in better health now than before. Without revealing any state or location do you know if Trent and family are mushroom foraging where they were about this time or at least September of last year?


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
12:21:31 PM

Messages

Hi Buck, I actually got very sick and we did very little after November except try to recover :-)


User_Name:
00 Buck
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
07:13:48 AM

Messages

Carla, I understand now. I recall now that I never saw Trent buying pines, mostly just winters and chanties. How is your hubby doing, was he out buying in the field this summer at some burn that produced?


User_Name:
mikenmatt
Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time:
05:31:48 AM

Messages

We are looking for a chanty,king buyer in the ottawa valley mikeangel9@yahoo.ca


User_Name:
knb
Date:
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Time:
06:31:44 PM

Messages

I am working up north off of #37 on the brown bear rd. for the last 3 weeks and and been checking, been on some nice patches but there is no pines yet a few other mushies growing but the bush is not producing yet, now i'm in by borden lake and the same is going on there, been picking for the past 28 years and this year doesn't look good......we have hardly any heat through the summer, been to cold, ground is dry up here.....not good.......the pines ended up last year in the nass for whopping 1.00 - 1.50 qn lb.......what a joke and i bet it will be the same this year.......well lets hope not!! good luck to all, i'm keeping my job!


User_Name:
zumiez
Date:
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Time:
05:42:03 PM

Messages

anyone that might know where darrel the thief Grace is contact zuma72@hotmail.com He is a scumbag that needs to be deleted. thanks for everyone elses input, its put me closer to ending this


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Time:
03:58:21 PM

Messages

Garf, what I meant was a decent pop up there in the North. Yes there were pops elsewhere for sure, but up in what we used to refer to as the golden triangle - Hazelton, Terrace, Nass and back to Hazelton through the Cranberry - not much happened I don't think. The Nass yes, but all the other zones not so much...unless they came super late, I don't know. I was asking more than anything anyway, because like I said I bolted pretty early and I only heard from a few people what was going on. One of my friends said he had quite a few hundred pound days down towards Kwinamuck Lake, but the best money day he had was $300.00 so the price was obviously lame. He said there was hardly a soul on Kwinatal Rd. What did the price end up last year up there anyway?


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Time:
06:29:48 AM

Messages

Cranberry Dawg ,,, if we are talking last year there were other pops and they were good ones ,,, Boston Bar produced big and so did some other areas ,,, i saw some spots that produced as good as i ever saw and these areas produce as good as i've seen anywhere including the Nass .... i liked going to the nass /kitwanga / harper areas more for the adventure although i did make good coin ... one spot i went to last year was white but i was too late .... and the price was bad of course... it was nice to see and the deer were the main pickers ... ger


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
10:55:30 PM

Messages

No, the broker is the person who sells what mushrooms the buyer buys :-)


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
07:13:58 PM

Messages

cranberrydawg...well said, those were the days. Its like saying anyone who doesn`t live in Vancouver Island shouldn`t be allowed to pick here. Oh and btw stay out of my patch!!!...lol


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
06:28:20 PM

Messages

Yes garf, I was there, but it was early and it was brief. As far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong, the only area that had a decent crop last season was the Nass and maybe there was a bit of a pop out Harper way and in Terrace later on but other than that it wasn't all that exciting...or was it? At any rate I left because my Cranberry patches were dead. Went to Nakusp for the early pop and picked some 2 dollar mushrooms, then came home to THE ISLAND where the price was 8 and there was still a decent chanty crop too. And Dano you and I know each other very well, you just don't know my handle here on this site, but if you are telling non locals to go home, which is kind of how I read your post, remember that you picked up there for years when you never lived within 500 miles of the place. Unless you count the bar at the Terrace Hotel a home. LOL!!! At any rate, Kitwancool to Bell Two is anyone's ball game as far as I'm concerned. There's no rules there, never has been. You could be from Mars and you would be accepted along that stretch of highway and truth be known, many were. You remember how the zoo was back in the day; it was a hodgepodge of ethnicities - Russians, Czechs, Poles, Yugoslavians, Swedes, Hungarians, Vietnamese, heck there was even the odd Englishman...it was great...that is what made that place so damn interesting - the people! That is what kept us coming back year after year too. It wasn't so much the mushrooms, although of course that was huge, it was more the people. And when it was time to do it all again the next season what was the first thing we did when we got back to the zoo? It wasn't rush around to the buying stations to see what the price was, it was drive around and see who was in camp. And I don't recall there being any locals there either...


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
04:20:53 PM

Messages

guys dont worry so much about the nass valley small patches start terrace kitwanga and all the way to dease lake huge patch stop almost anywhere and pick no permit required even from cranberry to alice arm lotsof patch form your own pick cycle every 3 days and nobody bothers you you,ll have apatch of your own good luck to everyone stay out of my patch LMAO


User_Name:
00 Buck
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
04:03:31 PM

Messages

a Pine Broker, Is that a new type of mushroom buying permit? I was negotating a location to buy mushrooms near Dunes City many years back but do not recolect the need to be a designated broker for pines.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
11:59:21 AM

Messages

Yeah, the price for the permit is so outrageous and they only give out 50 of them so the same people get them every year. The pickers who don't have the big bucks get left out :-( OR they pick illegally and now they have started calling it a felony in our neck of the woods....I buy very few pines because I don't have a "Pine Broker" but these pickers are all local folks who pick other mushrooms also so I get to hear their heart break. Some of these people have been picking pines since childhood and they get denied to take their own children because they cannot afford the permit.


User_Name:
Burns
Date:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time:
01:23:58 AM

Messages

Anyone know if pines have started in bc interior?


User_Name:
00 Buck
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
09:08:23 PM

Messages

Carla that seems like a lot of money for a permit but it seems that ten years or more back when I desired to bid on one the final bids for some areas were even higher. I used to find big pines and chanterelles in prior years before the bidding system was put into place but that was then and I have found other things to do since.


User_Name:
wild gourmet
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
07:57:14 PM

Messages

Mushrooms joined the threats to Japanís food chain from radiation spewed by Tokyo Electric Power Co.ís Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, as the country expands efforts to limit the effects of the disaster..... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-14/mushrooms-join-growing-list-of-radioactive-threats-to-japan-s-food-chain.html


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
07:27:37 PM

Messages

I think EVERY picker in the area should go across the nass to protest all this crap!!!


User_Name:
Another picker in the NASSH
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
06:20:26 PM

Messages

There will be depots open in the nass other that in the villages........there is also other private lands where there will be depots open, the price will be low again in the nass, the local ppl will pick for next nothing, the joes know this , so they don't have to pay a good price for the shrooms in the nass and the locals, they don't buy there own permits, they say its there land so why buy the permit, used to be the mushie cops new everyone so no tickets where handed out to local ppl, but out siders buy theres, because of the 75.00 is nothing when you can make a lot, and who wants a hassel with a BS ticket for picking mushrooms... An other thing with this permit stuff you can only go in a certain area, your not allowed to go across the nass river...........its a big can of worms that they have opeded up!!


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
11:11:41 AM

Messages

hey carla wow big bucks. $75 seems so miniscule amount. you people must work hard for yourmoney. we never used to we made large and had ablast doing it for years. probably still could price is down gas is up and i had to work. god luck to you and your friends thisyear


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
10:53:48 AM

Messages

hey shroom hunter not sure who you is been working for last year more work ahead for fall might not get to pick much we have our own thing going that may work no joes welcome here always one show up to play bigshot was out for look yesterday way behind here hucks just starting sure miss 300lb days of lobbies though hope you guyscontrol the patch of rock i used to call home mabey we can do some stuff together again one day peace out


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
10:05:34 AM

Messages

The Matsi permits in our area for the Oregon dunes area is by silent bid and most of them went for over 1000 American dollars! The Florence area forest service office actually collects over 50k!


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
09:37:42 AM

Messages

well put dano.long no see ya.or heard. there are a few showing.dano i got some morels for sale let me know when the prices go up. hope you guys are doing great.working on something,going to stir the pot this season.full baskets to you too


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
08:54:45 AM

Messages

wow i havnt been here for couple of years greetings pickers timesarechanging we have had to buy permits topick nisga land four a number of years now if your just finding out about permits your not a regular person who picks the 3 or 4 patches on nisga land what about the boys that have opened the patches mabey thier pick has been taken partially by you the follower since you came from elsewhere alberta quebec sask its hard enough for the locals to make survival money without others traveling thousands of miles to make a few dollars locals use money in most cases to send thier kids to hockey or soccer or to be able to feed the kids times are hard for everyone please have some respect for other people and like old man says put some fun back into your pick full buckets for all stay safe


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
07:26:39 AM

Messages

hmmmmm ,,, interesting thing this permit for picking in the nass on treaty lands... you would think they would have looked into the legality of charging for a permit for picking in this area already... the permits are $75 bucks for the season???? I guess some would take a stand on principal if they thought the permit issue wasn't legal but for $75 bucks is it worth the hastle... hope its a good season for all .... cranberry dawg do you still go up there ??? ger


User_Name:
Wild Gourmet
Date:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Time:
04:49:30 AM

Messages

Wild rice crop in northern Sask. decimated by rain Growers estimate 10 to 20 per cent will be harvested... http://cjme.com/story/wild-rice-crop-northern-sask-decimated-rain/18591


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
09:39:44 PM

Messages

What I was trying to say was that if we all had the decency to go into Aiyansh once in a while and sell a load of mushrooms to the Nisga'a buyers this whole permit business wouldn't have been necessary. The Nisga'a would have made way more on our poundage than they ever would on a $75 permit. But instead what do we do? We drive all the way back to Terrace or the Cranberry and sell to our regular buyers. Not the best business model really, never was, even with the gas prices of old. There is more than one way to skin a cat folks, that is all I was saying.


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
08:11:25 PM

Messages

agree old man. i`ve bought one every year.that`s called respect.no hassels. just takes afew bad apples to spoil it for others.smell trouble brewing. see ya in the patch Old man ! getting my permit next week . full baskets to you too. a couple lbs here and there. it`s spotty Captian .you have to travel to terrace to sell at the moment. i heardddd it was 15. pretty cheap. working on something.just might rock the boat.


User_Name:
Captain pine
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
06:52:16 PM

Messages

Any pines coming in the Nass or Cranberry and whats the price?


User_Name:
old man
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
06:52:02 PM

Messages

i picked nass valley for years 15 really cranberry 20 get out of MY patch is a favorite saying it seems if the natives want you to buy $75 permit to make $5000 what is the problem respect other peoples and play nice you can go elsewhere im white by the way good luck to the nisga pickers have some fun there isnt any money now to pick and make your millions LMAO


User_Name:
unit
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
01:51:10 PM

Messages

to note i told the white mush cop what my name was but refused to show I.D to them so who,s to say bI didnt use a fake name plus the car was also in a differnt name insurance so who are they going to ticket it wont work for them for one its is against laws to do it permits u cant force people to pay it and also who;s to say u didnt pick the mush in crannberry right so I will not get a permit f.... that the hida should have did more villlage raids 2000 yrs ago


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
01:05:06 PM

Messages

Before paying any fines get them to show you the designated permit areas on the map. Much of the area we are talking about up there falls outside any designated permit area anyway so I don't know what the fuss is about . Let them have the Grease Trail and Nass Camp and Alice Arm. Who the hell cares about that ground anyway? Or do like I do, and get to know some of the Nisga'a people. I've picked the flats across from Canyon City for decades, heck I've even dragged a few Nisga'a newbie pickers out of there when they've gotten lost. I used to scrap with Red and Jerry and all those guys daily, until we realized that we were all in this thing together. We are now friends, as I am with many of the people of Canyon city. Diplomacy people, diplomacy. You have four choices as I see it, buy the permit and go where they say you can go, pick outside the designated areas, find a Nisga'a partner to pick with, or sneak around for the season. I've done all of those and my favourite by far is the partner scenario. As for non aboriginals working for the Nisga'a government, I'm not sure I see a problem with that. If they were to only hire people from within, what a closed society they would have. They want self government in the valley, no question, but I do not think they want to shut themselves away from the rest of us I really don't. Listen to their leaders, that is not the message they are putting across that is for sure. By the way, I personally would have favoured a scenario where we as pickers sold to Nisga'a buyers when we picked in Nisga'a territory instead of this permit business, I know that is a bit Utopian, but I think it could have been implemented with a little bit of thought. I think there have been too many hard feelings in the Nass since this permit process was put in place and judging by some of the recent comments on this site, it may be getting worse instead of better. Anyway just my rambling two cents worth. Any mushrooms over there yet Kieth?


User_Name:
permits
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
09:42:04 AM

Messages

if you don`t pay your fine or ticket,they get you when you go to get your next insurance renewal.must pay for the fines ,before you can insur your velical.lol to those who think they can pick with a permit. your gamble.things are different this season.


User_Name:
UNIT
Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time:
09:18:56 AM

Messages

yA THE NASS WAS THERE GOT RAZED BY MUSHROOM COPS 3 OF THEM THEY WERE LIKE A SWAT STING OPERATION I WALKED OUT WITH A COUPLE LOBSTERS IN THE BUCKED JUST GOT TO THE CAR THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY THEY WERE 3 OF THEM THEY ALL JUMP OUT OF THE TRUCKS . THE ONE SAYS DID YA NO THERE IS NO CAMPING HERE AND DID YA NO U NEED A PERMIT . I SAY PERMIT FOR WHAT @ CAMPING IM JUST PARKED HERE THE ONE SAYS I CAN TAKE YOUR MUSHROOMS. I SAY WELL IF YA WANT TO BE A ASSHOLE GO AHEAD HAVE THEY 3 LOBSTERS THAT LOOK 2 HOURS TO FIND . THE OFFICE SAYS I WILL JUST GIVE YA A TICKET FOR $ 200 DOLLARS . I SAY RIGHT ON GO AHEAD SO HE DOES. IM LOOKING AT THIS GUY, WHAT THE .F.... THIS DUDE IS WHITE SO I ASK THE OFFICE ARE YA NISGA ,HE SAYS NO , I ASK THE NEXT OFFICE ARE YOU NISGA HIS REPLY NO IM CREE FROM NORTH ALBERTA SO I ASK THE NEXT OFFICE ARE U NISGA HE SAYS YEP BUT COULDNT LOOK ME IN THE EYE. WHY ?.... HE WAS INBARRASED THAT A WHITE DUDE @ A CREE WERE HIS BOSSES SO ANOTHER WORDS NISGA GOVERMENT IS FAILING WITH IT PEOPLE @ WHY SHOULDNT THE NISGA OFFICE BEEN IN CHARGE AND AS FOR THE TICKET ITS LIKE THIS U CROSSED A FARMERS FEILD @ PICKED UP A COWPADDY THE FARMER SAW YA CAME OUT GAVE YA A TICKET NOW IS IT WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITEN ON ANSWER NO IT IS NOT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS AGAINST THE LAWS OF CANADA SO I WILL PICK EVERY DAY IN THE NASS THIS SEASON WITH OUT A PERMIT AND WHEN THE NEXT ENCOUNTER COMES IT WILL BE BEAR MACE FOR THE WHITE OFFICE AND THE CREE THEN THE WORDS GET OUT OF MY PATCH


User_Name:
picker in da nass
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
06:01:47 PM

Messages

nass camp is closed. hope you got your permit as the band there ownes all that valley.don`t get cought without it,you`ll see. L.O.L. you all been warned. the joes are set up,in the village only.that way they can check for your permits. lol


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
03:55:08 PM

Messages

My new Phone number is 541-234-4711. I will give you a call :-)


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
01:24:08 PM

Messages

Carla, have been trying to get in touch with you, but posted information for phone or your website URL is not working. Could you please give me a call on my cell at 506-232-1510. Thanks, Dwight on Cape Breton Island for the season. PS, we are @ $5.00 for Chantrelles in case anyone wants to know news from the far far east coast. Any further east & I would be swimming


User_Name:
shroomertom
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
01:04:17 PM

Messages

And for anyone who thinks lobsters are going inland--looks like that stuff is 3 weeks behind schedule!


User_Name:
smurfmother
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
12:27:57 PM

Messages

Carla: Yup, someone is pulling your leg on that 100 lbs. of lobsters. This season is bad so far! Guys used to go out and get 50-100 pounds, not 20 down south. That is surely bad for them! And the big poundage comes from private ranches with virtually no picking pressure!


User_Name:
eddemorin
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
09:01:51 AM

Messages

does any know the price of pine mushrooms


User_Name:
same bs
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
07:31:05 AM

Messages

the joes are opened up shop .same bs as last season.you`ll be @ 2 bucks again shortly. hope that pays for the gas,good luck.pick lots,you`ll need it! Will you ever learn. nottttttttttttt. time to start whinning. haahaaa another one, like pass seasons. cheap, cheap cheap. lol


User_Name:
joe d
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
06:54:19 AM

Messages

Looking for fresh Lobsters, chantarelles good quality top price.. Joe D. 541-306-1478


User_Name:
joed
Date:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time:
06:51:31 AM

Messages

Looking for fresh Lobsters, Chantarelles.. Good quality top price.. Joe 541-306-1478


User_Name:
old picker
Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time:
11:52:39 PM

Messages

there are 4 buyers open in kitwanga 1 in the zoo 1 opening in nass camp and 2 open in new hazelton and 1 open in kitwancool looks like it will be a good season


User_Name:
Great White Mushroomhunter
Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time:
11:22:13 PM

Messages

looking for carla phone number picker from florence


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time:
08:00:40 PM

Messages

I figure he is telling a fish story :-)


User_Name:
truffledog
Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time:
03:39:24 PM

Messages

Didn't see any lobsters yesterday. Looked. Central coast and a bit north.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time:
12:37:47 PM

Messages

I had a guy call me and say he has over 100 pounds of Lobster Mushrooms and he picked them himself....Here in Coos Bay our pickers are super lucky to get 20 pounds each.... Is there a big crop somewhere else? Or is this guy just calling up to brag about a big old fib ;-)


User_Name:
wanna be picking..
Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time:
05:50:44 AM

Messages

sport and picky picky i am sure there will be mushrooms in the nass this year...there always is. Picky u have a good question there as far as buyers in the nass i am sure there will be but where they will set up is another story.. I am sure that sport must not know that Nass camp was sold to the nis'ga and they have closed the camp. so i am sure there will be no buyers in the camp themselves...


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Time:
03:38:31 PM

Messages

All right folks, being as this board is for information purposes, here is some: Did a week long central island circle tour (Vancouver that is) spent $280 on fuel at $1.25 per litre average, another $120 or so on food, $35 on coffee, $110 plus tax on one nights stay in hotel (other nights camping) and $18 for a nice bottle of organic wine for a grand total of $563.00 >>>>> found a total of zero viable chanetrelles - there are numerous patches that are "showing" at the moment however they are NOT growing, the mushrooms are ALL toonie sized at best Yippeeeeeeeee! We need some rain folks!!!!!!!!! At any rate, I am currently $563 in the hole for this season (so far)...if anyone can top that post and let me know...and Zed, we really must meet up this season, I discovered a very nice patch in behind the "devastation" where I met you a few years back - would love to show you at some point - I know how you liked it back there too....


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Time:
02:52:13 PM

Messages

picky picky are you kidding? Will there be buyers in the Nass? Big bears have always shit in the woods! One of the best mushroom producing areas in the world...there should be mushrooms there by now, but its still early


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Time:
08:38:57 AM

Messages

Zumiez, I am sorry to hear about that :-(


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Time:
08:38:09 AM

Messages

Finally getting a few Lobsters here on the Oregon coast no one getting a lot but at least I get to see some now! ;-)


User_Name:
ripper
Date:
Monday, August 08, 2011
Time:
09:45:12 PM

Messages

hey zumiez, I know exactly where Grace is. Check your email


User_Name:
picky picky
Date:
Monday, August 08, 2011
Time:
09:31:16 PM

Messages

Hi Does any one know how the Nass is comming, and if there will be any buyers there this year


User_Name:
mike
Date:
Monday, August 08, 2011
Time:
06:55:27 AM

Messages

up coming chantrelle harvest. east idaho, buyers contact me at kopffishon@aol.com


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, August 08, 2011
Time:
01:31:45 AM

Messages

Truffledog, just what do you mean by nonunion activities? You sound like you and yours have some sort of monopoly or something, whats up with that?


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, August 08, 2011
Time:
01:22:09 AM

Messages

Why be so negative if you are comfortable with yourself? This board is for information, right? I didn't go out this week so I don't have much to say other than I'm looking forward into getting in the woods! Full Buckets!!!


User_Name:
Boletus joe
Date:
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Time:
10:38:49 PM

Messages

Careful truffledog.... The last time I offered a comment on a post like this I got accused of being negative. And I did, in fact, answer the request. But hey I have to agree with you. Glad I was able to see the best years in this business. Because I did, I know that you will never get rich... but hey had a hell of a lot of fun trying... lol With the world sitting on the brink like it is, I doubt the markets will stand up. We will be doing more important things, like surviving....... Thank GOD there will always be a mushroom somewhere to find.


User_Name:
truffledog
Date:
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Time:
09:17:57 PM

Messages

Great another wannabe field buyer. There are plenty of buyers and pickers in the Salem area already. If you don't know any, then why did you pick last year? Is that 2000 pounds a day? Good luck with those truffle permits. I am certain that you can find a distributor to take your mushrooms for less than the established buyers. Perhaps you should apprentice for a while before you engage in nonunion activity.


User_Name:
zumiez
Date:
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Time:
11:39:15 AM

Messages

Looking for Darrel Grace or Carmichael. anyone know where they are? zuma72@hotmail.com


User_Name:
caprick
Date:
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Time:
01:32:35 AM

Messages

Hello friends, i am wanting to make the jump from being a sole forager to opening my own buying station in salem oregon. Can anyone offer ideas about finding the large quanity buyers either here of europe? I ran a test last year with some of the other pickers and we can produce 2000 lbs or more chanterelles and also get the lobsters cauliflower, hedgehogs, yellowfeet, and then truffles by dog. If u know of anyone or a way i can find them please email me at richardhollowayjr77@gmail.com thank u all for any help


User_Name:
Spore
Date:
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Time:
05:56:56 PM

Messages

anyone know of any info on chantrelles in northern Saskatchewan or Haida Gwaii this yr? I have heard Saskatchewan is going to be decent, but I do love a good Charollete Island pick. any info would be appreciated.


User_Name:
Showmethe money
Date:
Friday, August 05, 2011
Time:
06:23:07 PM

Messages

Matsiman, I would be highly suspicious of the people looking for photo's of people cleaning mushrooms! Everyone knows that the Japanese are very meticulous in there food handling. Why can't these people make a video of the proper way to clean mushrooms ? My take is that they want to show there students how NOT to clean mushrooms!


User_Name:
shoegy
Date:
Friday, August 05, 2011
Time:
02:07:00 AM

Messages

When pulling some ``Lunkers' out of the ground a light brush with a spounge is not going to hurt ...but defininetly doesn`t acount for bad harvest practice.These mushrooms can be Quite dirty and cleaned up later.


User_Name:
g-unit
Date:
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Time:
04:53:03 PM

Messages

YOU should mind your own biz ask your self this do I really gain from putting my nose in other people affairs such a friend you are


User_Name:
g-unit
Date:
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Time:
01:51:31 PM

Messages

IYT-24589-666 # ACC the truck will be there for tuesday morning the driver (ekic) will wait at the airstrip dont leave the strip at all (D) no room for error , load him then wake him then he will run it up straight shot whitehorse is waiting steve is on route


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Time:
06:18:29 AM

Messages

Gidday all. read a few posts... an interesting read here and there. mucho logging is starting up everywhere and will only increase. presently there are huge exports to China and when the US economy kicks in, we haven't seen anything yet! (jobs, jobs, jobs, not environment, environment...) the Japan media thing is interesting. taking videos of washing/ wiping soil off pine mushrooms would suggest poor harvesting practices (?) and lessen north American value, perhaps. Continue to make the effort and find your own market. Happy Trials


User_Name:
Mad morel
Date:
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Time:
11:04:27 PM

Messages

Pat, I need for you to call me about Chaga. I have alot of it to sale. My number is 509 969 5324.


User_Name:
Wild Gourmet
Date:
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Time:
05:05:26 PM

Messages

Greetings. Looking to buy 100lb of dried morels. Will pick up near Vancouver or Edmonton between August 24 and Sept 7. Please send pictures and asking price to tom at wildgourmet dot com. Thank you!


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Time:
12:43:28 PM

Messages

I wonder what direction they are going with the Matsi story-show. hmmm


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Time:
05:38:48 AM

Messages

I received the below message last Friday. If anybody can help, please contact the email address below. Thanks, Matsiman

 Please allow me to introduce myself:?my?name?is Stephanie Oh. I work for a Japanese production company called ZaZou Productions in New York. This is our website: http://www.zazou-prod.com/ Please visit our website to verify us. We are currently working with a major Japanese TV network, and would like to know if you knew anybody who exported Matsutake Mushrooms to Japan. If you do, would you happen to have any footage that shows workers getting dirt off the Matsutake they harvested? I would truly appreciate if you could please review the below program outline and let us know whether you would be interested in working with us. ? Network: Nippon Television Network (NTV) NTV is Japan's largest and oldest commercial network as well as an official sister network to NBC in Japan. URL in English: http://www.ntv.co.jp/english URL in Japanese (main): http://www.ntv.co.jp Program: Sekai Ichi Uketai Jyugyou (translated: The class that I want to take the most) This is a weekly primetime show which airs nationwide in Japan. Program URL (available in Japanese only): http://www.ntv.co.jp/sekaju/ Program description: The program is an educational variety show which airs every Saturday at 8p.m. Primetime nationwide in Japan. In this program, various topics are broken down into classes as if the viewers were in a classroom. In these classes, there are different "teachers" who talk about different topics. As I mentioned in the above text, I would like to know if you knew anybody who exported Matsutake Mushrooms to Japan, and if you would happen to have any footage that shows workers getting dirt off the Matsutake they harvested? If you could please answer these question, that would be great. If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.? Thank you very much, Stephanie Oh ZaZou Production Inc. 29 Broadway #2200 New York NY, 10006 Tel: 212-966-1700 email: production@zazou-prod.com


User_Name:
SCRUFF
Date:
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Time:
07:47:06 PM

Messages

Japanese demand forecast for matsutake Against high price: economy and disasters For higher price : lost confidence in Japanese domestic food purity Lots of rain this summer. Might be a good crop.


User_Name:
zumiez
Date:
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Time:
01:45:44 PM

Messages

anyone know where i can find Darryl Carmichael? he has 15,000 of mine, scale, baskets etc... If you know where this fraudster is please let me know.. zuma72@hotmail.com


User_Name:
Rob
Date:
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Time:
12:03:23 AM

Messages

are ya selling or giving Pat?


User_Name:
pat
Date:
Monday, August 01, 2011
Time:
09:31:38 PM

Messages

anyone need chaga


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