User_Name:
AF
Date:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time:
09:10:20 PM

Messages

Thanks for the advice Shyanne.Happy picking


User_Name:
shyanne apps
Date:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time:
07:56:20 PM

Messages

sorry was looking below and thought that was the asking price my mistake but ya if u dry em and wait the market goes way up so if i dont get the price i want ill just wait farmers markets r the best places to get the best deal i cant believe u r even selling urs for so little just keep em


User_Name:
AF
Date:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time:
07:43:26 PM

Messages

19 per lb in Williams lake? Tell me how.I sold mine today for 4 per lb and yesterday 4.5


User_Name:
shyanne apps
Date:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time:
07:23:58 PM

Messages

wow u r all drama i came on here cause im in my home town and got over 100 lbs today in one and a half hours i have never seen so many i was gonna give a shout out to u all so i could get some help pickin but by the sounds of most of u i dont wanna meet up wit u in the bush the burn is too big for me to do alone but im shocked to see how harsh some are i am young but i have been picking with my dad since i was 5 and i am now 27 and i was always taught to help not be greedy when there r lots maybe i just came to the wrong sight and i aint driving to williams lake to see for only 19 a lb but all the best to all of u hope ur moods get alot better and to those who have been helping others right on


User_Name:
maria
Date:
Monday, May 30, 2011
Time:
12:26:03 PM

Messages

Looking for Henrik from Fort St james HI, I am looking for my polish friend , Henrik If you have info please contact me at mariaalvaradolule@yahoo.ca


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, May 30, 2011
Time:
04:45:47 AM

Messages

Sounds as though someones a little frustrated with his/her situation. Best to enjoy what we have and enjoy our time here. Ain't it great to wake up with a heartbeat! Stay safe everyone.


User_Name:
youme
Date:
Monday, May 30, 2011
Time:
03:50:29 AM

Messages

ment know not now! sorry guys... i cant spell myself


User_Name:
youme
Date:
Monday, May 30, 2011
Time:
03:48:41 AM

Messages

we all now its you "A" cause ya cant spell... lol no ones perfect though hey buddy... good luck mad morel why do you have that tag anyways! must be a funny reason


User_Name:
"Mad Morel"
Date:
Monday, May 30, 2011
Time:
01:59:39 AM

Messages

If there typing on the board then there not out picking there all just talk. there here and there, the price is up the price is down, no one well help and everyone need's help, I need a buyer, I need to sale, why can't someone sale to me,you well lose if you sale to them buyer's, let's sale for a dollar, gas is high and people are lost,the picker's are picking baby's and not there crying because there not paying a fair price. This is what I have seen over the year's,same old store's, People, get a life because you are the one's that make the price the way it is.You don't know how to pick the right way and you don't know a dam thing, only those that have been trying to show and teach you have learn to work the market and make the $Money$ If you don't know by now you well never know. It well never be the way you have heard in the past and the Gold rush is over and only those that have been around here on this board for many years only pop in now and then and there off making $$ and you just set around and bull sh--. If you think am wrong then read the "ARCHIVES" and then tell me am wrong and look at the people from back then,do you see them posting,not much but there still there and there learning from you!?.I really don't care if you like me are not but I have been it this for many years and I well be here many years after you all have gone. By the way how many of you know how I come by the name" Mad Morel"? some of you older time's from Canada may know this!? hmmm.


User_Name:
Desert dreamer
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time:
09:48:51 PM

Messages

i appreciate that gentlemen, but im in the US....


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time:
07:54:39 PM

Messages

desert dreamer, put me second on the list after youme. i'm in eastern BC. weilerhart@shaw.ca


User_Name:
youme
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time:
03:52:38 PM

Messages

desert dreamer are you in the states? if so cant help ya sorry. if your in canada i can help you out with some very good product!


User_Name:
Desert Dreamer
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time:
02:11:15 PM

Messages

For real people, only one American picker is responding to my request to purchase clean fresh morels? And he just wanted to know what my " good and fair" price was....with no response even when told id like to come to a "mutually agreeable price"....which to me means, name your price and we negotiate from there...wow. So one more time....looking for fresh clean morels, no rotters, blowers, babies or bullshit. And ill take care of air freight to me. creekfreak71 at yahoo dot com


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time:
06:52:56 AM

Messages

good to learn there's sharing of info out there. most important info. is on gov't forestry fire sites, any questions call and ask! they are there for us and are knowledgable and helpful. a few questions??? 1. how are they graded. (size/cleanliness) 2. best way to dry and remove any soot is...(suggestions)? some advice to those near human population "find your own market and tend with great care" Happy Trails.


User_Name:
vanislecats
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time:
12:27:56 AM

Messages

Does anyone know what the price for morels is around McLeese Lake? Posted this earlier but it didn;t show up.


User_Name:
just another picker
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
08:44:36 PM

Messages

i dont know why everyone is so upset to tell people where the fires are...they are easy to find on the forestry website..we were all new pickers and needed help to learn to pick, to find patches, who to sell to..and at the gas prices nowadays everyone should just car pool to the patches lol...


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
06:29:50 PM

Messages

It's nice to see that people are willing to give useful information to the the newbe's. Everyone of us out there does our own walk so it sure doesn't hurt to give a hand up!


User_Name:
vanislecats
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
05:51:38 PM

Messages

What is the price for morels around McLeese Lake area?


User_Name:
youme
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
11:37:49 AM

Messages

just show up derek! anyone in town could point you in the right direction, of most of the fires are not more than 50 kl from town! the forest service also lists all the fires on the gov. site click the link morels on this site and away you go hope this helps and good luck out there!


User_Name:
Derek
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
10:10:42 AM

Messages

Hi everyone still looking at how to get to the burn at william lake what road do you go down and what forest service road thanks again in advance


User_Name:
Talk
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
09:24:39 AM

Messages

stormydog, I think you need to chill out ! Its not like he was asking for GPS readings for a specific area. What happened to the old adage of fellow pickers helping each other out. It is also he is not rich enough to travel mega miles unless there are mushrooms popping.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time:
01:21:28 AM

Messages

that was a big fire in williams lake area .... i think i would drive til i saw burnt trees then go for a hike with me buckets ..... seems logical enough ..... maybe if you see too many signs of picking go look at another spot ............ nahhhhh .... full buckets and gl ..... i better continue wood whacking for now...... tinker gl this weekend .... send me a pic or two


User_Name:
Tinkerbell
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
09:21:54 PM

Messages

2 buyers on the wiliams lake fire $5.00 a pound 70percent for 30 percent pine just starting lots of small stuff in isolated patches could be good for the ambisioud lots of walking to get to patch to patch


User_Name:
Mtn Morels
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
11:56:47 AM

Messages

Hey BCbackwoods who are you buying for?


User_Name:
BCmorelhunter
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
11:56:17 AM

Messages

Hey we are out at meldrum creek, we got over 50 lbs but no buyers, some one should get out here


User_Name:
youme
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
10:58:12 AM

Messages

thanks for the info everyone, wasnt that bad telling me the price and weather or not its going! like come on hey! some people cant stand helping someone out. iv been at this for 20 years i pick 100lb sometimes more! so no more crap kay its not like your giving away patch! i could just phone the joes and find out anyways this board is here to help us lets use it! sport what u said is the wrong attitude we need to work together im not a free loader!!! im part of a comunity thanks randy and tinker everyone that posts updates! real pickers dont have to be afraid cause they are going make it happen and it doesnt matter what anyone eles does! its not like willies is a big secret. .................lol


User_Name:
RayOfHope
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
10:00:44 AM

Messages

It's 4/Lb here in Willie's Puddle. Not worth the gas money!


User_Name:
alvo
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
09:35:51 AM

Messages

Too cool,are you at the faddy, randy.


User_Name:
RayOfHope
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
09:31:41 AM

Messages

Try $4/LB in Willies Puddle, too wet


User_Name:
deceptive morel
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
09:06:05 AM

Messages

I heard it is now $19.95 per, in Willies Puddle.... You guys spend your gas money getting there.... I have the BEST spot here at home.... ha ha ha


User_Name:
deceptive morel
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
09:03:40 AM

Messages

Everyone run to Willies puddle... and spend your efforts and gas.... while I am picking in the other BEST place.... ha ha ha .....now its $19.95 per


User_Name:
Mtn Morels
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
07:53:34 AM

Messages

I heard is was $4/lb at Williams Lake as well


User_Name:
Old Hippie
Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time:
11:42:50 PM

Messages

Old dogs that pick the right way when they started and have the best opp's at making money and don't need to look for other way's and places to sale because they are known to pick only the best and there clean.


User_Name:
bcbackwoods
Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time:
06:53:54 PM

Messages

williams lake is popping big time. 16 a pound 4 number 1s


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time:
06:15:41 PM

Messages

Zo,I heard that the price is only 4 a pound.Don't know if that's true or not.Heading that way tomorrow,I will try to post with my i phone.


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time:
12:53:01 PM

Messages

Watson lake fire has no fire cups or morels... trees already leafed out early.. ground vry dry in places.. gas $1:71 lt......... not sure what to make of this fire... hard to find many places to get off of the road to scout... vry deep ditches.. Randy


User_Name:
ZO
Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time:
10:23:41 AM

Messages

Williams lake price.. /pound ?


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time:
09:33:35 AM

Messages

Everyone of us was a beginner when we started, and we all got advice along the way. How else could a person learn anything?


User_Name:
Oregonridgewalker
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
11:28:21 PM

Messages

Forest harvest, I agree with you . new pickers are the lifeblood of the mushroom industry, for example some of my newest pickers, one's that i taught, seem to be the most reliable.they understand that in order to get the optimum price for the product it must of reasonable quality . i'm not saying you can't teach an old dog new tricks but some just wont listen those that do make more money more often.


User_Name:
 in the book :D
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
08:47:24 PM

Messages

yes we need more people scrounging and driving prices to a new low this year. everyone go to williams lake and pound the crap outta it, lets sell for less than a buck, tell ALL your friends :D


User_Name:
mushroombandit
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
08:35:09 PM

Messages

All you have to do is hang out at the buy station then follow the guy with the mushrooms


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
04:04:57 PM

Messages

I think support for novices should be given freely to any novice , is not like you are giving them fellows the coordinates of your patches , anyone who ostracises a novice should think twice , the novice only wants to learn how to be a mushroom hunter , anyone whom acts as a royal ass and diminishes their will , that person is a XXX on my book.


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
09:21:22 AM

Messages

Someone asks a simple question, thanks people in advance, and then gets a rude and condescending answer. How nice.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
09:02:20 AM

Messages

Hey "sport" you get my vote..... I do all those things you mentioned and it pays off.... :) The younger generation seems to want to be hand fed.... Dam you don't get any reward in life with out hard work and lots of preparation.... I had all my Maps done in Feb. Fixed my truck in March saved my money for gas.... Then I had to take my G-kids under my wing... no morels for me this year...... People just don't get it.... Have a great season everyone.... DO YOUR HOMEWORK


User_Name:
"Old hippie"
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
08:48:08 AM

Messages

bulldog I like to know what type of gray's do you have,are they fire burns?and are they fresh.


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time:
06:14:47 AM

Messages

Derek just get out there and use your mushroom nose! This is mushroom picking! folks come on! you gotta do your homework, spend the gas, put in a good hike, explore, ask at gas stations, ask at forestry offices, download maps etc...you and "youme" get off your butts and PICK MUSHROOMS instead of waiting for this board to tell you where to go, when to go, where to park, who to sell, and where to take a crap! If you wait for that you'll miss the flush and you'll hear about it during pine season! JUST GO PICK! then you will have the answers you are looking for.


User_Name:
derek
Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time:
08:06:45 PM

Messages

hi wondering how to get to the fires west of williams lake thanks inadvance


User_Name:
youme
Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time:
02:45:49 PM

Messages

heard it was really starting to pop williams lake hope this is true cause id hate to waste all my gas and it be to soon anyone want to be nice and give out some info and help a fellow picker thanks


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time:
02:03:47 PM

Messages

Stormydog do you want the exact location of the best patches too? heck why dont we just bring the shrooms to your house and save you the trouble? Get out there and find out for yourself! its the only way to really know whats up, every good picker knows this unwriten law of the mushroom world.


User_Name:
stormydog
Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time:
09:16:00 AM

Messages

how's the pick'n in williams lake burn sites? prices???


User_Name:
Desert dreamer
Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time:
07:48:40 AM

Messages

.....really, not a single American picker is interested in or has the ability to ship what they pick for a good and fair price.? and yet in another few weeks youll be complaining about "the buyers". Suit yourself.


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Monday, May 23, 2011
Time:
09:20:15 PM

Messages

this one ronnald


User_Name:
bulldog
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
09:23:43 PM

Messages

Gray morals for sale, fresh, Yakima.509-985-7860


User_Name:
Desert Dreamer
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
08:04:46 PM

Messages

Looking for a picker w shipping ability for 10-15 plus pounds a week of fresh morels. Clean, #1 only. No babys, no blowers, no BS. And no brokers, i dont pay middlemen. Fedex ok. US products only. creekfreak71 at yahoo dot com


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
07:47:03 PM

Messages

Hardwalk,I heard that the morels have started in Williams Lake.I was also told that there's buyers ,but I haven't heard what the price is,or how good the picking is.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
06:16:43 PM

Messages

I have spoken on the phone with this man's son and with people who are on the ground with the search. They have been doing this all out their pockets and need gas and food to keep looking. If you can help you can send a western union money transfer or mail a money order to: Rafael Salazar, 370 Grant Rd., Beaver Wa 98305 360-327=3829 or email at RafaelSalazar1956 at gmail.com The missing person has diabetes and many in the search team feel they are now trying to do a body recovery to be able to bring him home. Thank you very much for any support you may be able to give to help them in this search and rescue.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
06:11:57 PM

Messages

There is a brush picker that has been missing in the Sol Duc area for the past week. http://peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110522/news/305229978/forks-encounter-with-border-patrol-mentioned-in-un-forum-in-new-york His family and friends have been having to do the search and rescue entirely on their own without any assistance from any government agency. Regardless of how you may feel about his immigration status he is a human being and fellow harvestor. We all know how the big berry, mushroom and brush companies exploit people like him and his family with low pay, which forces the prices down for everyone. Where are these non timber companies now when someone they make bank on needs them? They let him and others simply die in the woods and their families left trying to find their loved ones on their own.


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
06:05:11 PM

Messages

Hello, Bumped into Sundanzkid over in eastern Oregon we nailed the blonds and the blacks! Got some nice trout too.


User_Name:
hardwalk
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
06:05:05 PM

Messages

me too please-northern and interior bc info -? Greatly appreciated.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
01:10:02 PM

Messages

Hitting the road next weekend.If anyone out there could provide me with any info about what's going on,and where,it would be greatly appreciated.Thx


User_Name:
shroomslayer
Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time:
11:35:40 AM

Messages

Was at Sisters this weekened sad to see what thebuyers are actually buying. Pickers don't even cut the feet off their morels and buyers actually buy it. Total circus in sisters.


User_Name:
Golden Lobo
Date:
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time:
09:54:08 PM

Messages

Drunken Sailor, I checked a burnsite today that still is under snow patches, no morels or good indicator plants...a few dandelions. From what I hear there are lots of pickers on the early-ground in the LaGrande area this year who are averaging about 4 lbs each per day from the private forest logging blocks. It seems to be the usual story of bringing in outside pickers who will pick anything and the locals have difficulty foraging for enough to have a meal. ........ I have heard that the finger of blame is currently pointing towards Hanna & Perry Inc. & the same birdie from the sky puts the price due to shortage of product at around $18.00.


User_Name:
Drunken Sailor
Date:
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time:
08:27:41 AM

Messages

Golden Lobo nice work buddy...determination is what counts in the long run. I hope you hit some nice morel patches this year! Peace......and cheers again!


User_Name:
golden lobo
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time:
09:10:18 PM

Messages

Drunken Sailor; I surmise I have saved a pile of money and believe I would be an alcoholic if I ever took the first drink. I saw a few of those in Yokoska, Japan when I was an out-patient at the Navy Hospital there for two weeks back in 1974. Later I flew the Medivac route from Korea to Japan, then to Clark Air Base, Philippines for a night at the hospital there, then on to Guam, Hawaii and finally San Francisco. The last leg was a flight to Big Willie at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. When they were done with me there I flew back to Korea via Anchorage, Alaska to finish my tour, then I went to Spain for a couple years. I came close to tasting a Coors back when I was a fishing guide at an Idaho Mountain Lodge, a cute little blond thing from Whittier California tried to get me to try it. All of my co-workers called me Saint John because of the things I would not do, including foul language. A couple fellow 'cops' in California got so drunk once that they tried to force a beer into me but they never succeeded.


User_Name:
Drunken Sailor
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time:
05:11:56 PM

Messages

Hey Golden Lobo, you have NEVER tasted alcohol??? You dont know what youre missing ol buddy!!! Cheers


User_Name:
Golden Lobo
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time:
04:09:14 PM

Messages

CHOCOLATE LILY; Thanks for the heads-up about getting ill from eating older morels. I have never eaten ones that were too old so I can not address that, however I do have personal experience from over indulgence. .... One spring I picked about 1/2 gallon of baby Black Naturals and fried them all in the same cast iron skillet for no longer than 10 minutes with butter, parsley flakes and salt. I was popping them in like popcorn while reading a book and soon they were all gone, boy did I get a belly-ache. .... I have found that I now must cook my morels for a minimum of 20 minutes and eat only small portions to avoid the belly-ache. Morels have a toxin that is removed by cooking and this toxin mixed with alcohol consumption is the cause of many morel alleged allergic reactions from eating morels. I have never tasted alcohol so I have no personal experience there, but am aware that many chefs cook morels in alcohol of some sort and that I have only heard of a few who get ill from mixing alcohol with morels.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time:
02:19:02 PM

Messages

I just like to say there well be snow in July on the 4th


User_Name:
Fire seeker
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time:
11:24:14 AM

Messages

Yeah, a little early for Binta, ts is right. However all that snow will melt and bring good moisture for the babys to develop. Its gonna be a screamer! Watch out for Fisher, he'll have that spot cleaned up if you blink to slow. Good luck fellas...


User_Name:
CHOCOLATE LILY
Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time:
09:13:51 AM

Messages

I found a few lbs in salmon arm but most were on the old side I read the old ones can cause stomach upset and thats exactly what happened to my father.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:
07:40:34 PM

Messages

Thanks for the info,ts.


User_Name:
ts
Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:
03:49:07 PM

Messages

binta is showing cups but it snowed on me for 16 hrs. straight yesterday. who knows?....maybe a week if it warms up again


User_Name:
CHOCOLATE LILY
Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:
08:48:11 AM

Messages

Im heading out today to look for naturals in the Salmon arm area


User_Name:
alvo
Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:
08:27:01 AM

Messages

I have about 300 1 litre jars of fresh wild leek,in eastern ontario, 15 per jar,youpay shipping,packed in vinegar,water mix,good quality,mike@vancouverislandstone.com


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:
07:37:42 AM

Messages

thx chuck.. we should have gone back and got my camera i guess... vry cool but dif not high definition...lol .... heading up your way about noonish... will txt u


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:
04:39:49 AM

Messages

Steve from Oregon, I'm talking about material containing gold before it is processed. The material I have been working comes from 1,500 to 3,000 yards of bank run. I end up with 12 pounds of heavy concentrates from these runs. That's the material the machine processes. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:
10:31:08 PM

Messages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdJvL5Yj-0s Part two :D


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:
10:02:17 PM

Messages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnQHRbuEcEo A little Puffball Picking. :D


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:
09:20:05 PM

Messages

chuck can u post that vid u took plz


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:
02:04:34 PM

Messages

Matsiman, Are you talking about gold or morels? If it's gold 4 or 5 pounds in an hour would be monstrous! are you talking about the material before it's processed?


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:
09:14:12 AM

Messages

I will look at buying one of your machines later this summer if you are ready by then Andy. The heavy flood waters should be contributing to gold concentrations for low water mining. :) That rain should be helping morels everywhere.:D


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:
06:43:53 AM

Messages

ChuckIn, the machine does 4 to 5 pounds an hour. Thats heavy concentrates. It is ideal for the material you have. I don't know what you think is fast, but slow is better than mercury!!! Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
09:19:28 PM

Messages

lol The weather will dictate when, not the calendar or the Brains.


User_Name:
peeweekarl
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
05:58:04 PM

Messages

re fyi the focations listed were all 40000 hectar fires in 2010 in the prince george area


User_Name:
peeweekarl
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
05:57:57 PM

Messages

re fyi the focations listed were all 40000 hectar fires in 2010 in the prince george area


User_Name:
peeweekarl
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
05:51:45 PM

Messages

FYI morels are almost here. ground temp must be 50 f / 10c , lilacs start to bloom. these are good indicators. brains are now starting, an naturals start 1 week later and fire morel 2 weeks after naturals. cheked binta lk,,pelican lk, geer river,copily lk, and tatuk lk,on weekend,still snow, needs 3 to 4 weeks for flush to happen


User_Name:
MNM74
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
02:52:58 PM

Messages

Greetings, My name is Neil. I have spent over ten years working in the forests of British Columbia, Canada as a Forest Technician (timber cruising, road and block layout, GPS mapping etc.). This summer (2011) I am hoping to pick morel mushrooms for however long the season lasts. I am looking for any advice (ie., picking locations, buyers, prices) that anyone has to offer, as well as contact names and numbers (especially of buyers...) If there are any experienced pickers out there who would be willing to show me the ropes and/or would like a partner, I have a reliable 4x4 pickup, my own camping gear, etc. I am currently living in Nanaimo but can and will roll out of here on short notice. I know the interior of the province VERY well (Cariboo/Central Interior), I am an expert bush road navigator, have Backroads Mapbooks, GPS, etc. Again, I have over ten years of forestry experience, so I am used to roughing it and finding my way around in the boonies, I just don't have a lot of mushroom picking experience. Anyone interested in helping out and/or forming a partnership, please leave me a note, or call me at 250-739-2205. Thanks, Neil


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
10:35:07 AM

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Andy how much fine flour and speck gold can your tool process in a good day. I have a river gold claim that produces 60 color per pan and am having a hell of a time getting the gold out of the black sand. I don't want to use mercury and have buckets of concentrate that would take weeks to pan through.


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
10:29:25 AM

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Many Thanks to Kingmorel for an awesome pre season Morel and PuffBall pick. I will get the video up in the next couple days. Word on the dirt road is that the buyer who was set up in Salmon Arm was buying for $12.50. He has since moved up to the Williams Lake area with a half dozen pickers and is buying up there. No word on the current price. The conditions are perfect for Morel growth in the Cariboo/Chilcotin right now. Guys from last years crew email me if you can. chuckwpearson@yahoo.com


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
09:07:56 AM

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Matsiman/Andy good to see you have your fingers into other things Andy... hope all is well with you..


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
09:03:47 AM

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ts.. call me or email me if u need better than avg product. kingmorel@hotmail.com or 416 655 9171


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
08:53:22 AM

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I hear there is a buyer in Salmon Arm.. does anyone know where?..... fresh morels and puffballs for sale


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
08:47:23 AM

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@wildgourmet thx for the artical.. they are long time friends and fellow mushroom pickers


User_Name:
wildgourmet
Date:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time:
05:51:20 AM

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/magazine/mag-15Gold-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 Good article about some mushrooms pickers that made it big in gold...


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time:
08:36:30 PM

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Hello, A friend made my day stooped bye and gave me some nice Morels :) Have not been able to get out much have had to be taking care of our young twins. Thank you Sun!


User_Name:
nass picker
Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time:
02:16:10 PM

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Hows Binta doing? Anything yet?...I wonder if Harvey from Telkwa is going...anyone seen him?


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Friday, May 13, 2011
Time:
08:14:39 PM

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rick, about 12 buyers and mega pickers all scrambling for whatever is flushing.


User_Name:
rick
Date:
Friday, May 13, 2011
Time:
05:59:26 PM

Messages

any thing in sisters yet


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Friday, May 13, 2011
Time:
06:24:10 AM

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Lobo Gold, I have sold 4 machines to date, and have 2 more ordered. Email me @ matsiman@matsiman.com. If you need one, we can probably work something out. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
09:11:34 PM

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Matsiman; Thank You, I was interested in how big the gold was and figured to get an estimate by how wide the box was. Good luck on the patent process, I am even more impressed with your box now that I know how small the gold is. Let me know when you are ready to sell one, purchase would be contingent upon my current finances at that time.


User_Name:
ts
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
04:38:07 PM

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Thanks Kingmorel. I'm a small operation, try to pick everything that I need myself but if I can't get enough to fill orders I buy the rest...at couple bucks higher than the joes.


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
03:44:17 PM

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right on king!! so jealous........ cant pick till june.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
02:48:05 PM

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Thanks,Dan.I kind of thought that it would be close to the end of the month for Binta Lake.


User_Name:
Dirty Dan
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
01:43:53 PM

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I do not know about Williams Lake Tinker but Binta Lake will not be producing enough mushrooms to make it pay for a couple more weeks. To much snow yet, and Binta Lake is in to much of a snow belt even for the rest of the country surrounding it.


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
01:26:33 PM

Messages

Tinker... no buyer but have someone that will ship 4 me


User_Name:
ChuckIn
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
01:21:51 PM

Messages

Any Vancouver buyers interested in Delivered fresh Morels? email chuckwpearson@yahoo.com with contact info and delivered price.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
01:18:15 PM

Messages

Randy,were you able to find a buyer?If so,what are they paying?Thx


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
01:16:25 PM

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Does anybody have any info on the Wlliams Lake burn,or Binta Lake?Thx


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
12:54:01 PM

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ts... check mistymountain as Dave will sometimes sell baskets.. will u be buying in BC/Yukon?


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
12:51:30 PM

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Picker... just naturals here... got a few baskets of awesome naturals... looking to move. Natural patches looking very good this yr.... Randy


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
07:55:40 AM

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Lobo Gold, the box is 8" wide and 12" long. The screened area is 8" wide and 8" long. Gold in the first 3 pics is - 8 mesh + 30 mesh. The gold in the last pic is - 100 mesh, opening size of 100 mesh is .005 inch. I have pics of the machine also but, I'm still working on the paten so I hesitate posting them. The entire machine is 24" long, 12" wide and 8" high. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
ts
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
07:48:23 AM

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I am in need of a supply of the plastic baskets/crates that buyers use for shipping, preferably the smaller (5lb) ones. Does anybody know where to find them? Searched all over the internet but found nothing. I heard there used to be a woman in Vancouver China Town that sold them in a back alley, anyone know of this?


User_Name:
kebec
Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:
06:45:55 AM

Messages

find my first morel in Quebec


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
09:00:16 PM

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Andy, that is awesome. If that is micro-fine mesh gold then your box is fantastic. How wide is the box where the gold sits? I have just added some of my gold photos on my web site but most of my photos are in storage back in Idaho and I of course am down here in the sunny SW. http://morel-doctor.com/


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
07:40:09 PM

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Lobo Gold, Here are the pics of the machines results cleaning gold. The box in the pics sits in the machine. To clean out the box, just turn it upside down and wash it out. http://matsiman.com/gold/index.htm Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
12:30:06 PM

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Andy; I developed an ecological underwater recovery method for micro-fine gold with a nugget trap on the end just in case a bigun came thru, that was back in the early 80's utilizing ADS. The Bureau of Mines even came to photograph my unusual system. Currently an inventor/developer even shows photos in mining magazines of his 'Nugget Trap' which is exactly the same as mine. When I made one a few years ago for Eric (a mushroom buyer) he wanted me to sign it as {John Holmes Crack Sucker} it is designed to work bedrock cracks efficiently with no possible harmful effects to stream gravels.


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
12:09:22 PM

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Matsiman; thanks, I can often be found seeking ways to update my separation & recovery methods. Placer from my favorite 'Gold Bank' is course and thus easy to separate but most river gold is micro-fine and thus much more difficult.


User_Name:
picker (whats the price
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
11:22:13 AM

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if the price drops, this year. (to a buck) please, start drying build a small air dryer, or one with heat, every canadian picker should have some dry's try not to sell on the weekends when the price drops cause, everyone and their kids are in the bush. teach people to build dryer's and tell people not to sell for less than $4 lb unless they have to cause they have no choice! it should be picker's Rule give anyone a polite heads up when selling for under $4. teach them!! lets keep this industry for the Picker!! the joes will still make their mercedes payments! opps sorry i forgot they paid cash :)


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
09:14:15 AM

Messages

Lobo Gold, Got some pics of a new machine I built for finish cleaning gold concentrates. I'll try to post them tonight, if not, in the morning. This machine eliminates hours of panning to finish cleaning. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
ts
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
07:12:53 AM

Messages

Thanks picker. Forecast says they'll be getting some heat this weekend. Shouldn't be much longer......


User_Name:
just another picker
Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time:
06:40:50 AM

Messages

ts save ur gas..still cold in houston/burns lake


User_Name:
ChuckInKamloops
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
06:02:09 PM

Messages

http://bcwildfire.ca/History/LargeFires2010.htm Good Luck! ;)


User_Name:
ChuckinKamloops
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
01:54:58 PM

Messages

Any buyers in my neck of the woods?


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
01:51:37 PM

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ontherez; I live in Arizona but have followed the Oregon commercial circuit in a past life, I was only able to file a profit of about twenty dollars on my taxes one year out of numerous years morel research, thank goodness for retirement time and income. Perhaps in a future life I shall if I may get around to publishing my years of research endeavor adventures. I found it very educational when one lady begged to come learn about fire morels from me in Idaho back in 06. I was going to be giving free foray lessons to a man & wife who were flying out from Pennsylvania. Finally we agreed to let her come if she would obey all rules of law and follow my instructions. I asked her to not go into a particular area that I was saving for the newbie to discover, as I was leading him towards the biguns area we heard shouting from the party-crasher asking if we had any bigger bags. Dave graciously gave her two extra large paper shopping bags which she soon had full to overflowing with grey/blond morels in the one pound vicinity with some more than 20 inches in circumference. Thankfully the next day I was able to guide him to a couple blondies of that type & size but it was very anticlimactic compared to what he had missed out on. We were foraging in a personal use burn from which no mushrooms could be legally sold or given away yet within two days she called me from a friends restaurant in Oregon asking how much she should charge the friend for purchasing those huge morels. Soon after she was bragging of how she used my information to pirate and sell whole morels from a personal use burn in Montana where you were required to cut each mushroom in half lengthwise as soon as you picked it. I understand that many on this site might do the same thing and accept that it is a way to keep food on the table by selling what the government feels they have the right to regulate, many of the regulations are quite stupid. What I do not like is being used, lied to & having my trust abused. After which the person in question repeatedly denied being a commercial picker while promoting on mushroom boards that she only picks for personal use. Then the next year turned around and slammed the commercial pickers who came to a burn near her home and picked 'her' morels where she had been picking and selling at a local farmers market. ...way too funny in my opinion.


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
01:40:36 PM

Messages

Whats in kamloops? 2nd year fire randy! dont waste your time the real things just around the corner. some of the restaurants around that area buy, so try them if your stuck! (notch hill? ) good luck just started too warm up here in bc


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
12:03:29 PM

Messages

A friend of mine found some real nice yellows in the pdx area. I need to get out there!


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
11:55:03 AM

Messages

yea. i'm familiar with the some of the politics and buying wars that happen with the hunt. I'm enrolled tribal fron lincoln county and theres no buyer or pickers up that way much at all. I grew up in curry county though, and theres barely a patch of green to walk through without rubbing elbows with 6 other pickers. I just love a reason to wander in the woods and morels sound like an adventure. thank u so much for the reply. Ive followed this site for 5 or 6 years now, and this is the 2nd time ive ever posted. i truely do love reading the chatter and adventures. TY again.


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
11:28:21 AM

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ontherez; sorry but the link is too long for this site, copy and paste the whole URL and it will take you to information on areas close to where you desire. Check other areas of the discussion board as well as archives to facilitate your education on morels for the Cascades and Coastal range. http://cascademyco.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1304


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
11:21:10 AM

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Visit the locaation linked below, there is much information for the area you are interested in on this site. http://cascademyco.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1304 Many micological types trash commercial picking yet sell their excess mushrooms, calling themselves pot-hunters. I don't know but by looking in the mirror the name more appropriate might be commercial-pickers-in-denial. I have even seen postings where someone who is a well known commercial picker will warn a newbie to not post publicly where the morels are coming on because of all the commercial pickers who will then go pick the morels. They advise the new person to send members private messages on the location. So the new person to the site removes the information previously posted while the person who gave the warning hurries to pick all the morels that they can sell.


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
11:05:58 AM

Messages

any buyers around kamloops/salmon arm? if someone could email me Ronda's # would be thankfull... kingmorel@hotmail.com


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:
12:06:08 AM

Messages

LOBO Gold,still to cold here as well.


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
11:28:32 PM

Messages

sweet! i thought so. any pointers on what type of ground cover i should look for that they grow in best?


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
10:25:58 PM

Messages

yes


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
05:29:06 PM

Messages

I've picked alot of mushrooms in the last ten years, and i have to say, Every day spent in the woods doing what you love is awesome! I've never picked morels, though. If a nature loving girl wanted to 'sunday' drive the route between powers,OR and Galice, OR, going over eden valley, would that take me through possible morel terrain?


User_Name:
sojess
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
04:05:39 PM

Messages

none in sisters too cold yet no boletes very few n small morels snowed this mouring again 2 ft of snow at 4000 ft round lk still frozen at 4300 ft maybe at the end of the month


User_Name:
sojess
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
03:59:19 PM

Messages

Sisters Oregon been very cold here snowed this mouring again,I know of a few people pickin,4 days 4 people 3 lbs total very small. no boletes at all yet, still 2 feet of snow at 4000 feet . round lake still frozen at 4300 feet just gonna take time to warm up and melt things. maybe at the end of the month. will see.


User_Name:
rick
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
11:05:14 AM

Messages

any morrels in sisters ore


User_Name:
rick
Date:
Monday, May 09, 2011
Time:
10:41:35 AM

Messages

any morrel buyers in sisters yet any morrels


User_Name:
walkhard
Date:
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Time:
11:09:03 PM

Messages

too early yet for that area-to cold-came thru there this past week-


User_Name:
ts
Date:
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Time:
06:56:47 PM

Messages

Anyone been up around Burns Lake/Houston yet? I'm thinking about heading out this weekend........too early???


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Time:
02:37:21 PM

Messages

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mushrooming Momma's out there!


User_Name:
mountainflattops
Date:
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Time:
06:47:45 AM

Messages

Yes watch out for 2012 it is the year that the morels will rise up out of the ground like the Zoombies of the night. They will be 6ft tall ,grow legs and chase all the stem cutting mushroom pickers out of the woods. Just remember to catch one and fry it up for an unforgetable meal.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Time:
01:05:42 AM

Messages

Hi all I left out that YVMS has a web site now it is YVMS.org.


User_Name:
"Phantom Writer"
Date:
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Time:
12:57:41 AM

Messages

LoBo Gold, I have to say it's still cold here as well. There has been new snow at 3800" feet and maybe more by sunday. We well warm up sometime soon but then as we all know it's been one of them years and I well not bet money on what well happen with the weather. There is one thing I can say and that would be, It's coming soon 2012 and the year is almost half gone. In joy your self and hope to see you before the end of the World come lol................THE END IS NEAR.


User_Name:
wildgourmet
Date:
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Time:
09:08:26 PM

Messages

Hi, we're looking for a supplier of fresh saskatchewan chanterelles this year. Any experienced local buyers please get in touch at tom @ wildgourmet dot com. Thanks!


User_Name:
Lobo Gold
Date:
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Time:
04:51:50 PM

Messages

" Phantom Writer" ; It is still freezing or a close-proximity-thereof most nights here in the high-up area of Arizona but the days have been as high as 70's with it hitting 100 degrees & more down in the Fire-Bird Valley and Yuma.


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Time:
07:17:38 AM

Messages

Don't count your pines before they're picked...or maybe I should say don't price them.


User_Name:
" Phantom Writer"
Date:
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Time:
01:19:20 AM

Messages

The way I see it, Maybe in a week to start and full run in three weeks are so . It still been cold above 3500" feet and the snow droping down to 4500" feet by the weekend and long range looks to stay 10 deg below normal for the next 30 days and don't thank the snow season is over, it's not. It may snow in July and I hope there wrong. It's nice to see the sun has return and so warm day's as well. It's going to be one of those years where thee price for your pines well fall so low that thee low end mushrooms well yield the most money this year. There is no money in Japan and there going to hold onto what they have to help there Family's and County to heal the loss of many.


User_Name:
BrucenSally
Date:
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Time:
11:25:55 PM

Messages

OMG!!! Another 2.5 pounds in T town! I'm not going over the mountains if this keeps up. Some nice ones again. The wife has a keen eye, we are just driving from point A to point B, and she says stop!, Morel!, and we run into another cluster o mushrooms. I think about ten pounds total by now. Got to love it. When are they gonna start big time over the mountains?...... Good luck to all!!


User_Name:
BrucenSally
Date:
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Time:
11:25:38 PM

Messages

OMG!!! Another 2.5 pounds in T town! I'm not going over the mountains if this keeps up. Some nice ones again. The wife has a keen eye, we are just driving from point A to point B, and she says stop!, Morel!, and we run into another cluster o mushrooms. I think about ten pounds total by now. Got to love it. When are they gonna start big time over the mountains?...... Good luck to all!!


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Time:
06:40:50 PM

Messages

Nice Brucensally. Still nothing here around Portland at least not for me. Anyone else have any luck in the nw Pdx area? I noticed Chris mover his Oregon Foray ahead a month. We have had a very cool spring so far so think that could be it. Good luck all


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Time:
03:38:51 PM

Messages

Very cool BrucenSally!


User_Name:
BrucenSally
Date:
Monday, May 02, 2011
Time:
09:24:32 PM

Messages

Holy Moly, Found about 5lbs in Tacoma on friday in wood chips (not beauty bark). 162 total, some big ones too. About $20 in fuel so far. Happy happy, joy joy!!!!!


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Monday, May 02, 2011
Time:
11:12:51 AM

Messages

Morels.com has postings on morel finds through out the US, the bottom left has western US posts.


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