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User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday February 28, 2014
Time: 11:31 PM

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Damn straight, what he said.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday February 28, 2014
Time: 06:43 PM

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Thats what they get for opening their big mouth. Don't send postcards from paradise, moronz. lol


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday February 28, 2014
Time: 04:51 PM

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Indeed roast the regular people, and all while the big corporations and multinationals pay ZERO effective tax rates, after all the loopholes and deductions designed especially for them by their lobbyists who own the govt, while claiming they have the highest taxes in the world. A truly pathetic and sorry state of affairs we have here.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday February 28, 2014
Time: 12:50 PM

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Hey all an update on the lucky gold find http://money.msn.com/investing/post--tax-man-comes-for-couples-gold-coin-find Gotta love taxes


User_Name: mike
Date: Friday February 28, 2014
Time: 06:11 AM

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Mike and Matt ,looking to get in touch with Butch .


User_Name: Mikebrat
Date: Thursday February 27, 2014
Time: 03:38 PM

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Howdy all , anything big burn last year in western Canada ? Looking to go out this season and pick for one buyer if there is anything worth checking out ... can email me at mikebrat@hotmail.com Thanks Mike


User_Name: JDS
Date: Tuesday February 25, 2014
Time: 03:02 PM

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Thanks for the link, Steve. Maybe they have a big patch of Matsi's too!!!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday February 25, 2014
Time: 02:37 PM

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Look at this lucky couple. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-couple-finds-10m-gold-coins-buried-yard-n38471 Wonder if the have morels and truffles on their property as well?


User_Name: PickinPox
Date: Tuesday February 25, 2014
Time: 12:51 AM

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Hey ya'll. Hope everyones gearin up for the season. I'm a timber cruiser and am going to be headed to NE Oregon in a few weeks. Probably around La Grande anybody familiar with the area? Just wondering general time frame of fruitings I'm from WA and usually go around here or in ID. Thanks for any help. Full buckets


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Monday February 24, 2014
Time: 11:50 AM

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Hey Teaser - That's mt hood national forest up there and yes morels do well in that general area sometimes really good. A permit - and you will need to buy a permit - costs 20.00 minimum and that's for 20 gallons - $1dollar a gallon. So a five gallon bucket of morels would cost you five bucks. Not cheap, but that's the way it is in that particular national forest.


User_Name: GYNJER
Date: Sunday February 23, 2014
Time: 11:01 PM

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New to mushrooms..just wondering where can I harvest morels in California???


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Sunday February 23, 2014
Time: 09:38 AM

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Ya the east side of mt hood is good for morels. Maybe not commercial amounts but they do grow up around there.


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Saturday February 22, 2014
Time: 11:35 AM

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Also - I looked at fires for morels and found the goverment flats fire near the dalles or from last summer. Some of it is timbered and national forest and blm land so possibly accessible to the public. Does anybody know if morels grow around there?


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Saturday February 22, 2014
Time: 09:35 AM

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Oh goodie n thanks, a reply! I'm thinking maybe I'll find some while searching for other varieties but couldn't get a clear idea of edibility or taste. They seem like sex - everybody likes what they like and what's liked by some may not be so well liked by others.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Thursday February 20, 2014
Time: 11:54 PM

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Hello Teaser.... Eat and enjoy, although not quite as good as Kings.... I have successfully dried and eaten scabers for quite a few years... Sort of scarce in my area... but always grow in the same spot year after year.... Would advise you to only eat the very fresh ones, and possibly avoid the stalks unless they are nice and tender..... If they are woody you will now as soon as you cut them. I cut them a minimum of 3/16" thick for drying. Also have a close inspection of the sponge/gills. usually I take them off if at all in doubt. Keeps the Mrs. happy, she doesn't like those little white wigglers....


User_Name: ray porter
Date: Thursday February 20, 2014
Time: 03:15 PM

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Wanted--amanita phalloides , yes I need at least a couple lbs n yes I know you have to be careful but I am wanting to show these to others to avoid , not to eat . 704-530-1860 or rayporter036@gmail.com thanks


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Thursday February 20, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

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Has anyone tried Leccinum Ponderosum (scaber) before? I read different opinions about this one but have yet to eat it myself.


User_Name: ray porter
Date: Tuesday February 18, 2014
Time: 08:23 PM

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I am interested in some amanita phalloides , can anyone sell me some for teaching purposes,


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Tuesday February 18, 2014
Time: 04:42 PM

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Good point Woody but not everyone is a moron when it comes to use of naturals for treatment of illness, just saying. As far as the price of mushrooms goes the only thing that matters to the people who are the ones who actually do the work, the ones who gather the mushrooms and sell them, is the price they receive. Not what some outfit tries to charge for them retail, which is usually all over the place. I saw last year retail prices for morels between 18.00 and 60.00 a pound around Or and Wa.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday February 16, 2014
Time: 12:32 PM

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Although the anti-cancer effect is well documented, when attempting to treat a condition with turkey tail its important to know there is a false turkey tail that can be mistaken for the "good" kind. It does not have the same beneficial anti-cancer properties and it would therefore be worthless in treatment. Not something for the novice to fool around with.


User_Name: Mushroom trader
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 08:53 PM

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Turkey tails - wanted 6049020008


User_Name: Mushroom trader
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 08:53 PM

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Anyone have any turkey tail mushrooms for sale near whistler or Vancouver. Would like a lot as they are counter agents to cancer and a friend is in need. Bradynsmith@me.com or text me at 604902008


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 07:59 PM

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Boy things got a little silly here since my last post. Somebody been puffin then postin? I usually just get the giggles and munchies and keep to myself. Anybody's dog put truffles in the bucket after they dig them up?.....


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 04:53 PM

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If I am out for a Sunday drive in the country, and I had to go. Was just wondering, is it illegal to piss on private property? There is no money involved. Would it not be safer to do it there than in the public domain, and risk being charged with a lewd act. No wonder the First Nations People cant understand the white man.... LOL


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 01:47 PM

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That's the great thing about markets and market prices. Your opinion doesn't mean squat.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 12:59 PM

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what difference does it make if you rake or you train your dog to use a rake? Are trained dogs subject to private property rules?


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 12:13 PM

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Of course! when your "logic" and "reason" (really just your opinion) break down, you can always default to throwing poo! Somebody needs to work on his reading comprehention/listening skills.....Not sayin who er nothin....


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 11:59 AM

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ok you guys win. Morels are the most expensive mushrooms on the market because chefs are willing to pay more for them than any other mushroom. Even matsutake, porcini, etc. Oh wait. Even chanterelles are going for $20+/lb right now...


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 10:40 AM

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Fact; In Oregon Truffles are found almost entirely on private land, and somehow the general public should be granted access to this land so they can go randomly digging up the ground at the base of the trees, hoping to find some truffles that are ripe? That isn't a responsible way to harvest truffles and almost nobody has a truffle dog.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 09:52 AM

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Yes, one can still get $20 a pound for Matsis from the buying stand when it is what used to be a $600 a pound season. Same old game. Show up with a basket and the price drops. The answer is simple, make certain there are no mushrooms left in the patches the buyers get. Sell the mushrooms locally to individuals so there are none for the Exporting Joes or local restaurants that don't want to pay more than $6. I risk my life picking Matsis. Let Joe Chung climb the cliffs for $3/$2/$1, I am getting $10 straight through and that is still a much better deal than my customers get from retail outlets supplied by the distributors.


User_Name: TruffleDog
Date: Thursday February 13, 2014
Time: 08:48 AM

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Truffles are common whether you have a dog or not. Getting a dog does not instantly grant understanding of what is happening under your feet. Personal property is that which a person or family owns and tends to make a living. We need that. Private property is a relatively new form of ownership that is characterized by landowners with no ties to the local community. The speculators buy up huge chunks of land and exclude the local population from what was once a community held resource. Weyerhaeuser, for example, buys out the local timber companies then excludes the local population from access to Federal property. Of course, these private corporations have enough money to control the local politicians and have bribed "our" local sheriffs offices. Where else can the police look for revenue? The corporations have shut down the local milling operations which impacts funding for local services. If an individual paid $200,000 a year to a County to own a police officer and share information and innuendo on cases under investigation from the sheriffs office, no one would stand for that. Timber companies do that with impunity.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Time: 07:01 PM

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Truffles are common if you have a trained dog. Matsi can be sold over $20/lb depending on the time of year you are harvesting.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Time: 12:50 PM

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I don't think it's unreasonable to require people to have permission from the landowner to take anything from their private property. (a deer, firewood, rocks, mushrooms, truffles etc...) If it's on somebody elses land it's not free for the taking just because your you and you want it.


User_Name: TruffleDog
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Time: 12:24 PM

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The link doesn't seem to work, so here is the police press release, complete with misinformation or acknowledgement of confusion (note the 10 ounces of truffles, about a pint which would be legal if truffles were included with mushrooms as you can collect up to a gallon for personal use per day on land controlled this particular property manager and that would make this harassment and a bad bust?): On December 28, 2013 Lincoln County Forest Deputy Gary Davey located fresh evidence of someone harvesting Oregon Truffles on Hancock Forest / Nestucca property east of Logsden. Deputy Davey contacted 26 year-old Edward Parker of Halsey, Oregon who was seen in the area. An investigation revealed Parker had harvested 10.5 ounces of Oregon Black and White Truffles without a permit from the landowner. Parker was cited for Cutting / Transporting of a Special Forest Product without a permit, a Class B Misdemeanor, Theft in the second degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and Criminal Mischief in the second degree, a Class B Misdemeanor. Parker’s bail was set at $32,500. House Bill 2615 amended the state statute on the harvesting of special forest products to broaden the category of “edible mushrooms” to “edible fungi”, thus including truffles. Other special forest products already subject to harvest regulation under the law include firewood, cedar shake bolts, and greens such as tree boughs and salal. HB 2615 also places a requirement on individuals and businesses that buy truffles harvested in Oregon’s forests to maintain a record of their purchases.


User_Name: TruffleDog
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Time: 12:03 PM

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Their not there. Here is a good place to search for truffles: http://www.lincolncountysheriff.net/media/13/Media%20Release-Parker.pdf


User_Name: TruffleDog
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Time: 11:58 AM

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Here is the impact of the legislation passed in Oregon sponsored by the anti-truffle groups working with the "take over the commercial truffle industry by reform" group: Since truffles are special forest products and have recently been redefined as "not mushrooms" and no personal use amount was written into the law, there is no such thing anymore in Oregon as recreational truffle collecting. Without a permit, possession of any amount of truffles in Oregon is a crime. It is about time those NATS types were reigned in a bit with there wanton raking.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday February 11, 2014
Time: 07:22 AM

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prices realized to the person who harvests the morels. pines are worth maybe a few dollars a pound at best. Last I heard truffles aren't common fall mushrooms.


User_Name: mtn morles
Date: Monday February 10, 2014
Time: 06:45 PM

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There are several varietals that are just as expensive as morels or more so. Matsi, porcini and truffles to name a few. real chefs love all kinds of mush, not just morels


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday February 10, 2014
Time: 04:37 PM

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Seeing all the discussion about Morels I'd like to also say that they aren't like the "regular common" fall mushrooms, in that chefs love them and crave them like no others. Hence, the higher prices.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Monday February 10, 2014
Time: 12:41 PM

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tkay, Yes, I started learning Truffles a couple of years ago. Still fairly new to it.............


User_Name: tkay-
Date: Sunday February 09, 2014
Time: 07:45 PM

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that's odd,,the freeze killed the season!


User_Name: tkay
Date: Sunday February 09, 2014
Time: 07:21 PM

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Hey, y'all, first time posting. I live in Oregon, anyone into truffles? My pup just found his first wild (aka not planted by me) Oregon White Truffle. Just curious if anyone else was into truffs.


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Saturday February 08, 2014
Time: 04:28 PM

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Dottie; They have you just where they want you don't they?.... forced to take whatever you can get for the fruits of your labor?... There's a better way. Btw - Its Congress that has been cutting the amount of food stamps families receive and they're also the ones refusing to extend unemployment benefits. Actually it's just one party - guess which one? Just sayin.........


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Friday February 07, 2014
Time: 05:39 PM

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gonna have to take whatever somebody will give me for my mushrooms down here is southern Oregon. why? because somebody keeps cutting down our meager food stamps. and now my unemployment is cut-off. the bush depression is still real bad down here and Obama hasn't fixed it yet.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday February 07, 2014
Time: 01:36 PM

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So much for chocking on chicken, the hawks won and that is all I need to say.


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Friday February 07, 2014
Time: 08:42 AM

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We, me and my buds, harvest morels every spring and never sell to so-called mushroom buyers. Who needs a middle man skimming off your work? We sell direct as well and in all the years mushrooming in spring and fall, have never been able to keep up with the demand. Which btw, continues to grow with each passing year. Best of luck to real professional mushroomers this spring!!


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Thursday February 06, 2014
Time: 11:01 PM

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Hi Boletus Joe, and gang, yes, some folks up here on VI are getting a case of MA - Morel Anxiety... sigh... my dear shrooming buddy is texting and emailing me about 3 times a week so far this month, and several times in January... We're going to go for a coffee and pour over some of his stuff, and think up a plan for April and May. June is out of the question for me, just about, with birthdays and gardening and harvesting. Take it easy on your bodies this spring gang! Stretch, etc. Hope to have full buckets this spring. Mind you, I'm still enjoying what I picked last year, and will be for a while! :) And full ones to you!


User_Name: ZAHWA EXPORT CORPORATION
Date: Sunday February 02, 2014
Time: 11:47 PM

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Hi, Nice Chanterelles, clean, not wet and whole at € 18/Kg. You may wish to have a look at our chanterelles photo if you wish. We are also fluent in French and other languages. Best regards. zahwa0591@gmail.com


User_Name: Ron Of Nanook
Date: Sunday February 02, 2014
Time: 02:15 PM

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........And also lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine and at low elevation several varieties of deciduous trees, cottonwood, elm etc... now I must run to the bar to watch the game lol! Hoping the sea chickens choke again!


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Sunday February 02, 2014
Time: 12:28 PM

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Out in the mountain west morels favor grand fir. Also spruce and sub alpine fir.


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