User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 31, 2014
Time: 03:44 PM

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Oh, then later on greys at about the same time & place as the year previous, but of course depending upon weather like you've mentioned.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 31, 2014
Time: 03:36 PM

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Shroomertom; You are more likely to get conica from my experience, but every burn site is different. I've photographed them growing at the same location at the same time three years in a row.


User_Name: Shroomertom
Date: Saturday May 31, 2014
Time: 02:42 PM

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Latest edition of WMH online: http://members.tripod.com/tgmy


User_Name: Shroomertom
Date: Saturday May 31, 2014
Time: 02:40 PM

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What to expect from a 2nd year burn? Naturals...maybe. Anyone's guess how many. And t6hese can get wormy fast, depending on weather.


User_Name: Charlie K
Date: Saturday May 31, 2014
Time: 10:34 AM

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Good day all. Is anyone working Ashcroft


User_Name: wild side
Date: Saturday May 31, 2014
Time: 04:59 AM

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Any insights on what to expect picking a second year old burn area? started out good last year but got supersaturated with rain so didn't really produce.


User_Name: chuck
Date: Friday May 30, 2014
Time: 11:58 PM

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RandomInfo you should research real Canadian history and treaties so you know who owns the land. if you want to be disrespectful about the facts you will probably get out of the bush without a way to get back to camp.


User_Name: North 60 hunter
Date: Friday May 30, 2014
Time: 01:34 PM

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I caught the talk on Yukon 1st nations land. You can cross their land undeterred, but you need their permission to harvest on settlement lands. It's rarely an issue and respect goes a long way. ..... But it is the `Band's' right. ....... Does anyone know if there are many pickers on the Campbell Hwy yet?


User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Friday May 30, 2014
Time: 11:38 AM

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Planning on working Idaho? They are starting to come up right now. But, Forget Boise NF. The patches are all on private property and they aren't permitting commercial harvesting and they are patrolling the hell out of the only workable areas because of all the logging operations taking place. Read somewhere earlier on here that it's a logistical nightmare in Idaho and it's the truth, so unless you are part goat and can climb 40-60 degree hillsides - you won't be able to pay for the gas it takes to drive around. Good luck wherever you are and full buckets to you!


User_Name: 112451
Date: Friday May 30, 2014
Time: 06:13 AM

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just wondering chuck 14. a lb sounds like tough picking- heard lots of people and buyers- picking small ones-


User_Name: stomry
Date: Thursday May 29, 2014
Time: 11:11 AM

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Chuck I'm sooooo jealous!! have a great season


User_Name: just another picker
Date: Thursday May 29, 2014
Time: 10:40 AM

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Any word on what happening in Nordegg, AB? Any buyers set up there?


User_Name: random information
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2014
Time: 08:12 PM

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As a Canadian I would never tell anyone not from Canada they couldn't pick morels on crown land, that's just wrong.It is perfectly legal for them to access any other part of Canada to pick mushrooms apart from Fed or Provincial Parks at their leisure. If I go there I know I'm not putting up with anyone bullying me off "their land". This is Canada, true north strong and free. I'll make it a civil rights case and tell the media and take names of anyone breaching my right of passage. I'm not mining or clearing a forest so it's legal as its a non timber forest product and non taxable.


User_Name: Chuckintherain
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2014
Time: 06:43 PM

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Morels are poppin in the Yukon and the price is $14 a pound. :)


User_Name: wanna go picking
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2014
Time: 05:55 PM

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hey random information..... I have read that article that you posted a link for but picking morels is a commercial use thing...as you are selling to a buyer who is buying for commercial use.... if you were to only pick for a feed or 2 then I believe that would fall under the doesn't count for commercial use argument


User_Name: random information
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2014
Time: 08:59 PM

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Anyone concerned with accessing a fire through FIRST NATION SETTLEMENT LAND by Carmacks or anywhere in Canada should read this and possibly print and distribute!! Picking morels doesn't count as commercial use i.e.;mining, logging https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100028426/1100100028427


User_Name: BCinterior
Date: Monday May 26, 2014
Time: 10:35 PM

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Looking for buyers of morels seems pg fiddleheads are a short haul


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday May 26, 2014
Time: 09:17 PM

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had 4 ticks already this year boletus joe ... three on dogs one on me....no lymes in this valley...but better to be cautious...picked some big honking yellows yesterday and a few blacks .. so much work to do guess i will wait for matsu season unless i just decide to up and go up north for a few weeks .... tough call. sounds like it will start soon but some spots wont even start for a few more weeks.. these morels yesterday were 4 or 5 inches and big around and solid ...no bugs cheers full buckets


User_Name: FreeWheelie
Date: Monday May 26, 2014
Time: 03:45 PM

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How's the weather up in the Klondike? Any shroomage yet?


User_Name: grace
Date: Monday May 26, 2014
Time: 11:50 AM

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.....nass.... you will be banned by r.c.m.p and gov working on it now .... buck shit


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Monday May 26, 2014
Time: 07:15 AM

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Starting to have some decent luck around the Kettle river here in Grand Forks for the gold's, just need the ground too warm up and the river too drop a bit and should be some decent poundage.


User_Name: Hb auctions
Date: Sunday May 25, 2014
Time: 08:03 PM

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Looking for buyer for pheasant back now and this fall will be looking to sell chicken of the woods and puffballs.......possibly other varieties available also......located in Wisconsin but willing to work with buyer on shipping 651 434 1745 or email highbidauction@yahoo.com


User_Name: asteinbornjr
Date: Saturday May 24, 2014
Time: 10:58 PM

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Finding Morels Give About Three Weeks. There Will Be A lot Finding Fire Burns to


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Saturday May 24, 2014
Time: 11:21 AM

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Hi wstcstguy, it's better to ask the questions beforehand and plan your trip as well as you can. So, good job! For your first trip, why don't you contact Eric Whitehead from Untamed Feast. He usually gets a camp going up there, and it's fun, and he is good and fair, from what I hear. You can see his videos on youtube too, if you want a taste of what he's about. Good luck! and have fun. hope your buckets are full.


User_Name: Victor
Date: Friday May 23, 2014
Time: 10:45 PM

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Hey guys! Someone going to the Yukon on early June? We are a couple and need a buddy willing to share his/her car with us. We´d share gas!! We are intending to join Eric´s camp but are open to other ideas. First we need wheels to get there and move around! Write me soon : kados85@gmail.com


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Friday May 23, 2014
Time: 09:27 PM

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If anyone doubts the Rim fire went off google "80 pounds wet morels". Even Flapper won't be able to deny the location of the added pictures. Beautiful except the part where the forest service locked the gate and threw away the key.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Friday May 23, 2014
Time: 09:18 PM

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Http://eatocracy.CNN.com/2014/5/13morels-rim-fire/?hot=ea_r5


User_Name: Echo echo echo
Date: Friday May 23, 2014
Time: 10:54 AM

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Any buyers out at the Ethel Lake boat show yet?


User_Name: perfect fungus
Date: Friday May 23, 2014
Time: 08:50 AM

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word is carmacks burn is loaded and starting to pump, were on our way :):):)


User_Name: farocouple
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 10:50 PM

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wstcstguy, buyers are all along the camble highway, road between carmacks and faro, bunch at km 524.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 10:36 PM

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News flash dogs have FUR!! sure wish I had fur,,,lol..... seriously TICK'S are your dogs worst enemy when it comes to insects. Check him/her twice a day. When you take the tick off, make sure you get it's head.and for us people's, I heard tell that those smelly towels that you put in your dryer, "Bounce" Tuck one under your hat and leave it exposed around the back of your neck. Supposed to work well....


User_Name: Montana fungi
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 10:33 PM

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Any thoughts on the bob Marshall burn in Mt?


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 05:06 PM

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Hey guys. Any thoughts on protecting your dog from the bugs. Great site bye the way.


User_Name: Ol' Gulch
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 12:27 PM

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Just checked out those bug shirts dave_BC, I think I might order me one of em, it sure sounds nice to not have to swat them away from my face and neck. Legs I can handle a few bites on.


User_Name: pickinpox
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 09:47 AM

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Hey ya'll my mosquito repellent is imitation vanilla. Put it in a spray bottle. About 50/50 with water doesn't reek like the deet and works pretty good. At least in WA don't know about the swarms in AK or the Yukon :) Those ones will probably just pick you up and take ya where they want. Sorry I missed ya Matsiman been out crusing some units away from any service. I'm going to my spot in E. WA tonite. staying for the weekend the Kings and naturals are going to get dominated. Full buckets everybody..May your drying racks stay stacked.....


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday May 22, 2014
Time: 05:28 AM

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madmorel, Got what I need for now. I'll see how this goes and may want more. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: madmorel
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 09:25 PM

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Matsiman did you find enough of they chanterelles? If not e-mail me.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 09:13 PM

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use the cream for mosquitoes. the spray just sweats off in ten minutes.


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User_Name: wstcstguy
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 08:57 PM

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Hey all, sorry in advance for the newbie posting. Thinking of going up the Yukon, Canada to pick morels in a couple burn patches this June/July. Any advice on how to find buyers? Or advice at all for a young 20's first timer? Greatful for anything. Thx in advance sean.rognon@gmail.com


User_Name: dave_BC
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 07:53 PM

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Ol' Gulch: I've tried using a Vitamin B1 patch (http://insectdefendpatch.com/ but found that it wasn't "effective enough" for the amount of mosquitoes that were attacking me in the burnt forests when looking for morels. I have used a bug shirt (http://www.bugshirt.com/ for a number of years. I usually use it in combination with some DEET. I put the DEET in a small spray bottle. Before starting the day's outing I spray some DEET at the wrists of the bug shirt, on and around the bug shirt hood's mesh face, and on the front brim of a Tilley hat. I find that for many conditions I can wear the bug shirt with the hood mesh zipped open (i.e. face uncovered) and the hood over top of the Tilley hat. If the bugs are really bad I'll close the bug shirt hood and spray a bit of DEET on my hands.


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 03:43 PM

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Makes the lips numb just thinkin about kissin one


User_Name: farocouple
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 03:08 PM

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Thanks Yukonguy, been trying to find some good stuff, running low. 35% doesn't last. Agree with the northern girl aroma, a real woman/


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 06:59 AM

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You can still get 100% DEET from Baileys Forestry in Oregon. Melts holes in your boats but it does work and you can add any flavor or water it down to whatever you fancy. Nothin like the good deet aroma of a northern girl in summer eh?


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 06:52 AM

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walk around naked for a week or two...build up an immunity to those little rascals...


User_Name: ol' gulch
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Time: 01:22 AM

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Thanks for all the ideas folks, much appreciated. Well, I've been doing naturals oysters and nettle at farmers markes and restaurants the past couple months, now its just about time to head up north for the burns. Looking forward to this year. Hope you're all finding pleanty!


User_Name: chin roll
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 04:38 PM

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ZERO - email me your prices for fresh conicas: s.diggity.w@gmail.com I'm heading out to a fire tonight, hope to come back with some poundage tomorrow night. Pray for rain. Full buckets ya'll!!!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 02:39 PM

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Matsiman; I've sent two photos of me in one of my bug suit tops. I've taken the mesh gloves off to operate the camera timer and rarely wear the mesh pants. Taken just outside of the burn near Landmark, the spiders were everywhere that second year. Once when fly fishing grayling just off Top Of The World highway the skeeters were so bad that I was wearing gloves and a ski mask wool rig with repellant at the openings. Those little beggars would crawl next to my nose and go under to my chest and bite. The only area in the lower 48 that I've seen skeeters near that bad was in the SW corner of Yellowstone.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 01:44 PM

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Daddy, I hope the rabbit can steer you in the right direction or hole. Ol' Gulch, I don’t care for the odors either, so I used a bug suit and liked the results, especially in second and third year burns for the spiders; couldn’t watch all the webs and the morels at the same time.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Messages

ceyenne pepper and lemons


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 10:50 AM

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ol' gulch, There is a type of OFF that I recommend here in the campground. It's called Smooth and Dry. Not oily and has a pleasant smell. We don't have clouds of mesquite here, but works well. Matsiman


User_Name: ol' gulch
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 08:12 AM

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Thanks for the ideas wild side, I'll give em a try for sure!


User_Name: iwannapick
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 07:20 AM

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might head to Carmacks in next few days......but will wait from a call from friends to see if it is worth it....Who are the theifs from Terrace Houston boys??


User_Name: houston boys
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 06:58 AM

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well where off to carmacks now being big git biys we will pick along side our brother but also will be looking for thoses 2 thiefs from terrace


User_Name: wild side
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 05:23 AM

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Hey Matsiman, your welcome. I appreciate your efforts that allows us all to contact one another and share knowledge in the wild mushroom industry. O'l Gulch, consider wearing white long sleeve shirts and do not wash clothes/ body with perfumed soaps. If the bugs are too much, use some bushman cologne (DDT) on your hat and collar. Try to keep it off your skin. I also wear summer leather work gloves. There are bug jackets available but I've never used them. Hope this helps.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 04:22 AM

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wild side, Wow, thanks for the offer. My address is Andy Moore, PO Box 1141, Cave Junction OR, 97523. Don't know what to say other than Thank You. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 04:14 AM

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pickinpox, Just need a pound. I'm giving it to a local restaurant to put on the tables. Hopefully create a new market. Matsiman.


User_Name: Daddy in Italy
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 02:29 AM

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Hey Lobo, Nope, we come home sometime towards the end of June, just waiting for orders. Hoping to find some late morels but all reports is its going to be a bust in Washington. Maybe Alice will find a nice rabbit hole for me to go down.


User_Name: Ol' Gulch
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 01:06 AM

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Anybody have any favorite anti-mosquito tricks? Normally I just suffer through the bugs because I can't stand the smell of "off" (not to mention it isn't supposed to be so great for a person) but this year I was googling it and people have all kinds of ideas- light colored clothing, eating garlic, lavander oil...everybody talks up their solution like its the best ever. What do you guys think? Some of them bogus? Any of them legitimate?


User_Name: ssalaska33
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 11:36 PM

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Watching the Mississippi Fire Burn from last year in Delta Junction, Alaska. No mushrooms yet here. Area looks promising. We are just starting to get rain. Nice to live near the burns so you can keep a close eye on things. All BLM land as well !! No native land ! I heard guys are having a hard time getting access to burns in between here and the Canadian border. Especially around Tok. Good luck to everone this year. Should be plenty of mushrooms to go around...


User_Name: ZERO
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 10:26 PM

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chin roll. Please leave your contact info.


User_Name: wild side
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 02:25 PM

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Matsiman, it would be a pleasure to donate some white chanti's, where to? weilerhart@shaw.ca The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King is a good read and touches on recent posts. Stay safe everyone and have fun.


User_Name: wild side
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 02:06 PM

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Matsiman, I can send you some as a donation where to? weilerhart@shaw.ca


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 01:05 PM

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Yeah, a bit of a bad country to be born into in that respect...I'd have to agree with you there "hmmm" (you sound a bit like a regular poster we all know by the way). I will concur that it is pretty tough being a Whitey around here sometimes. Especially if you love tramping around the back country for mushrooms. I guess what burns me the most is the ambiguity when it comes to territory. We need to hash all that out once and for all with legitimately surveyed boundaries and REAL maps that support the surveys. As a 5th generation Canadian, I'll respect that. I'll stay away from those territories no problem. Just leave me SOMEWHERE where I can go where I'm not going to get told to leave when I bring in a big load. I speak primarily of the NASS here. Rant over. And those of you who think that was a racist rant...forget about it. I just want a piece of the pie is all, and as a Canadian that can't help that he was born here along with several generations before him, I think I have that right. Maybe we can get a productive discussion going here. K. Hunter? You out there? Chime in?


User_Name: chin roll
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 12:18 PM

Messages

Any buyers in the PG area at the moment?


User_Name: hmmm
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 11:43 AM

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hmmm wonder if anyone else resents the discrimination, "white people not allowed" every time theres a mushroom within 200 km of a reserve. sure, im white, so apparently i get to live without a country because i was unlucky enough to be born in canada, the land where i am but a slave paying taxes to support self governance for a people that hate me because of the color of skin. perfect.


User_Name: pickinpox
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 10:02 AM

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Was just down in Or. working some timber. The buyer in Prospect was paying 12 for morels and 13 for kings. It just rained good yesterday and should get a little bumper crop goin.


User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 09:58 AM

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Buyer at GC Complex near John Day only offering $12 a lb and harvesters only finding 5-6 lbs. a day. DRY THEM IF YOU FIND THEM!!! Looking for reports from Washington, Mile Marker 28, Cockolum Tarps...


User_Name: pickinpox
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 09:44 AM

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hey Matsiman how much are you looking for? I may be willing to part with some of my stash.. Also have a couple lbs of lobsters left.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 09:04 AM

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Hey ya'll!! Just spent the weekend in Eastern Washington near Cle Elum. There was a group of us around 30 or so. Between all of us we maybe got 30 morels total. We went in small groups to many different areas, and levels. The picking was VERY sparse. I myself got 5. Those were picked at different levels. Total in the burn area with my small group, we found 14. Probably walked a total of 15 miles over the weekend. It was way too dry over there. BUT, I also spent several hours in the Yakima canyon, and it was raining when I left. For all of ya'll going over there, keep that in mind. And good luck!! Full buckets ya'll!!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 08:40 AM

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Greetings All, Anybody got any dried chantie for sale? White or yellow, doesn't matter. They just need to be clean. Email me with price. I would prefer US source cause of shipping. I will buy from Canada if I can't find in the US or US prices are too hi. Gonna make some smoked chantie seasoning! Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 05:35 AM

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The Deh Cho First Nation in the NWT has just posted signs along NWT Highway #1, km 300-375 claiming a 10km right of way on both sides of the highway through the area of the Trout River (Samba Deh) burn as exclusive territory for aboriginal harvesters.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Sunday May 18, 2014
Time: 10:47 PM

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I expect Washington State not to do very good as far as naturals so far the reports of here and see nothing of any poundage at this time boletes are starting to pop in places in the state due to the very warm weather but the season will be short. 4 buckets to you all and the Yukon looks like the best bet.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday May 18, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM

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Surprising as it may be, we got a morel "kit" from the government office in Watson Lake with maps of the fires, and a bunch of good info. about picking rules etc. (That was a few years ago) I am not sure if they still do that or not. But I remember getting the feeling that the Yukon government people were right on the ball. Maybe some of those government dept. in Alberta could take a lesson from this...... Still lots of ice and snow in the Yukon... but it's going fast... Good hunting guys.


User_Name: Just another Buyer
Date: Sunday May 18, 2014
Time: 08:37 AM

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Just got home from the Yukon and a hand full of buyers and pickers are sitting... no shrooms yet......did not make it to the top of the world because the ferry had not been launched ......Rain expected over the next week and that may change things......Im thinking the end of the month but ive been wrong before....hard to say....good luck every one and hope to see you soon


User_Name: myland2
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 11:18 PM

Messages

Thanks Austin. You also answered my next question about the Ethel Lake fire. Any idea if any buyers are set up there yet?


User_Name: Austin
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 10:10 PM

Messages

Most of the natives are good people. It is usually a want-to-be chief that tries to control a fire so he can put $$$ in his pocket. I have seen this. It's like a king and surfs in medieval times. He usually has a bunch of pickers in camp that don't drive. He drives the mushrooms into the buyers and takes some of the money for himself plus gas. He also gets a bonus because he usually brings in big volume. If he can scare off other pickers then it is to his advantage.


User_Name: how dry in carmacks dude
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 10:07 PM

Messages

how dry is it in carmacks area


User_Name: Austin
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 09:54 PM

Messages

myland2 - The natives can only control their own reserve land. If they are blocking public land then the RCMP should be notified as we have the right to harvest on public land. The big fire across the river has some native land along the river but it is public if you go deeper. You just have to get access through public land. You could bush whack or just get a small crew and go in on a chopper. Don't spend the money unless you know there's mushrooms. It's still very dry here around Dawson.Ethel Lake fire looks good but you need to travel 10km by boat and do some bushwacking as the area burnt down to the end of the lake is reserve land but it is mostly burnt on public land.


User_Name: Yukon dreaming
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 09:44 PM

Messages

So how smart are they.... Are they going to have their own buyers and dryers???? Is it about the money, or is it about "we can do this so we are going to do it".... I remember Fly mountain fire, the property owner around there couldn't figure it out, and by the time they did the circus had left town. Can anyone find out the politics behind this? So block the access roads.... any real picker will just go around.... and there are "OTHER" fires. Interesting thing is, if they were to buy them ... They will not have enough picker to get the crop in and cover their expenses........ As Forrest Gump said..."Stupid is as stupid does"


User_Name: myland2
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 08:47 PM

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"Austin", "carmacks": well that f@*#ing sucks!... Thanks for the heads up though. So are the Natives controlling access from the river as well, for those of us foolish enough to buy boats for that particular burn?


User_Name: cramacks
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 08:21 PM

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nothing yet and too dry and every road access has native camps one guy told me they have a quad trail into a big lake in the back so no one will be able to fly into it we are going to dawson sunday


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 01:48 PM

Messages

Hello everyone, always nice too pop by and read your posts once in a while. All the places people are heading, the gripes about buyers and prices, great stuff...I myself have been having a great year, only as a hobby though I am not trying to make a living off this like some folks...full buckets too those folks. I'm in Boundary Country BC picking beauty blondes around the rivers under the Cottonwood/Aspen. Just waiting for the rain too stop. I have serious morel fever ....full buckets all !!!


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 11:25 AM

Messages

I warned you no one would make beans on morels in Oregon this year. The places they are leading you to are poor flushing areas. If a buyer can't give you good prices on fall or winter mushrooms then you have no need for them anyways. As to the trash conversation. I found some pretty bottles and a license plate from the 1930's. Anyone know where the garbage artifact line lies?


User_Name: NitPick
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 10:35 AM

Messages

At this point in the season I would have to scoff at any price under $16. I'm not even picking burn morels yet, just naturals. If I'm lucky (and work hard, all day, no lollygagging) that's a daily yield of 5, 10, or maybe just maybe up to 20 lbs. Meanwhile, the same amount of grind in a good burn can yield 50-100 lbs These naturals are too beautiful to cast to the butchers. I'm keeping a lot of mine, and selling small amounts to the local foodie market for immediate consumption. Believe it or not, many chefs/consumers will pay a little more for your morels if they are only a day or two old and in immaculate condition. So just do that. It will cover gas and help you break even. The day you're coming down the mountain with 100+ lbs of burn morels is the day you want to just sell them to whoever will take them all in one transaction (a lowballing buyer, usually).


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM

Messages

So what are these low prices that are being offered?


User_Name: Kim
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 06:59 AM

Messages

It's true what Vern said. I was at Jack Creek mushroom camp and the pickers were all down about low harvest amounts and hardly any mushrooms were coming in to the buyers. The poor migrant pickers are having a terrible time trying to eat and get by with these prices and the buyers just don't care! We have been drying ours for a month or so now but I sure feel sorry for those being preyed upon by big money when their so desperate. It was truly a depressing sight at the camp, hard times like a depression tent city, omg.


User_Name: Matt
Date: Friday May 16, 2014
Time: 07:55 PM

Messages

Probably not true for carmacks ,people like to write some shit :) good season to all


User_Name: Austin
Date: Friday May 16, 2014
Time: 03:10 PM

Messages

Natives are controlling access to the Carmack fires. Top of the world fire North West of Dawson City is choice with a few roads running through it. It is very dry but it might rain next week. -4 last night here. It Should produce good in a few weeks if we get enough rain.


User_Name: carmacks
Date: Friday May 16, 2014
Time: 07:59 AM

Messages

to dry here quick pop that's it many people will lose everything and walk home this season


User_Name: VERN
Date: Thursday May 15, 2014
Time: 09:24 PM

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OK FOLKS IT'S TIME TO DRY YOUR MORELS! BUYERS GETTING TOO GREEDY AND DROPPING THEIR BUY PRICE!! TRYING TO LOWBALL EVERYBODY! PICKERS ARE ROASTING IN A HEAST WAVE AT SO. OREGON AND JACK CREEK AND SO ARE THE MUSHROOMS! WORMY BLOWN AND DRIED UP! BUYERS STILL LOWBALLING ANYONE DESPERATE ENOUGH TO SELL TO THEM! SELL ONLY WHAT YOU HAVE TO, TO MAKE GAS MONEY AND GRUB! DRY THE REST FOR SALE LATER IF AT ALL POSSIBLE! ONLY WAY TO MAKE ANY MONEY!


User_Name: Shamrocky
Date: Thursday May 15, 2014
Time: 03:57 PM

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Dawg, next time you will have an HD dash recorder going for amazing encounters like this. Just think, what if it had been bigfoot? So I went out to Table Top and found a few. Enough to feast on for a couple weeks. There wasn't any indication of a big burn flush like last year by this time. It was nice and quiet, I only saw a few sneaky vehicles parked in a few sneaky places but otherwise plenty of unturned over territory. Memorial day weekend will signal that it's off to the races though and anyone who hasn't been out hunting yet, will start. Trash is trash. It's a part of our society and it's everywhere and it doesn't really bother me as much as my last post made it sound. Besides, most of my fall spots for everything else are in mostly unspoiled areas where nobody except me goes. The litter I see is usually along sides of the logging roads on the way to the patches...and it's not trash from mushroom picking crews with different accents than me.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Thursday May 15, 2014
Time: 03:27 PM

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Not a hundred percent sure to be honest shroomkid. They are very garden variety though for around here. See them everywhere. Thanks for the info on the Victoria group, I appreciate it. Oh, and hit a cougar in the tail with my car doing 80km/hr in Alberni...spun it around a bit, but no worse for wear...just hopped right out of the forest and flew across the highway...didn't even have a chance to stop...good thing she accelerated at the last second or she'd have been a goner.


User_Name: nosey
Date: Thursday May 15, 2014
Time: 02:04 PM

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Going to the Yukon next week, anything showing up in Carmacks yet?


User_Name: garf
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2014
Time: 10:53 PM

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just read your post Boletus Joe ....thats a funny one ...i always watch my back as i've been around a long time like some other people ... i do really like getting to these out of the way spots and almost always its just me and my dogs which is fine by me ... going with someone tomorrow though to rescue wood from a burn pile. Anyhow on the way up to a spot the other day i found a spot where there were some morels coming and they were big ..no bugs .. i still have a couple lbs of dries left from the tenquille fire ... might have to wait for matsu's as i have so much to do... geezzz .... like running in circles


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2014
Time: 09:35 PM

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hi cranberrydawg, what kind of conks are they? if you don't find your buyer, you can try contacting Pacific Rim College in Victoria. They are teachers and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and supply herbs and supplements to local and out-of-town doctors too. good luck.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2014
Time: 03:47 PM

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How does one care more about mushroom ecology but know less about where they fruit?


User_Name: tezthehawk
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2014
Time: 03:40 PM

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well Shamrocky, I would wait until after the rains this weekend. It was REALLY dry out there. Only thing i found was 1 false morel.


User_Name: Ol' Gulch
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time: 09:43 PM

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Couldn't agree more Shamrocky. There's not too much that's more depressing than, for example a nice rainy hemlock forest green all over with moss and white tops of the pine mushroom poking through....aaand chip bags, cola cans, trash trash trash all over the place too. *cough* nass valley *cough* ....I know there are plenty of folks who still have plenty of regard for the place they're picking, but those who don't, I wish they'd find somewhere else to keep themselves, to put it politely.


User_Name: tezthehawk
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time: 01:48 PM

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hey Shamrocky, I am headed up to the Glendale area tomorrow to have a look around. I know that is a bit further north and east of Table Top, but I can let you know if I find any. Another group I am in, someone posted that they had started to find them around Trout Lake a few days ago. Hope is just beginning for us!!!


User_Name: FreeWheelie
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time: 01:24 PM

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"start poping in the carmacks" is that a question or a statement?


User_Name: Shamrocky
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time: 10:53 AM

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Does anyone think the Table Top Mt Complex will produce well this year? I would like to hunt out there again without all the crazy pressure of last year's commercial slaughter. Are all the big, "I couldn't care less about mushroom ecology, just in it for the money, littering trash along the way" crews just going straight for the Idaho burns? I sure hope so.


User_Name: hurtinalbertan
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 11:20 PM

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Whoever "Austin" is is definitely not Austin Glenn of West Coast Wild Foods, he has assured me of that this afternoon.


User_Name: morchello
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 11:11 PM

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Start poping in the carmacks


User_Name: gynjer
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 06:26 PM

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heard that the rim fire are now selling permits for commercial pickers..is it true?


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 12:12 PM

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Can anyone tell me Courtenay's number in Campbell |River...have a trunk full of conks and heard he was buying...


User_Name: BoletusJoe
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 10:08 AM

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Garf ....tracks was a "Squamish Sasquatch" looking for rail splitters. Watch your back.....


User_Name: Daniel
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 06:21 AM

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Hey Austin, can you tell me where are going to be the buyers that were on Eskay road in Fort Nelson last year? cod11@hotmail.com


User_Name: Eric
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 06:02 AM

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Are morels popping 2 years in a row in wildfires?


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday May 12, 2014
Time: 03:17 AM

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went for a drive today and found a few morels ...not burn ,not naturals...also made some fence rails right in the middle of nowhere and there were some huge animal tracks in the middle of the road ...took some pictures....trying to get work done so i can maybe make a run up north but so much workkkkk for an old timer....firewood ,, rails ,, cedar shakes .. hmmmm .. suspect the tracks were a grizz but i gotta google that as to me they were a little unusual.. i did find a small burn area visually but hard to get to ....


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Sunday May 11, 2014
Time: 09:09 PM

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Naturals poppin in W. Kootenays


User_Name: RayOfHope
Date: Sunday May 11, 2014
Time: 08:04 PM

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Anyone know about Fiddle Heads near PG? Rumours of pickers & buyers there


User_Name: woodpecker
Date: Sunday May 11, 2014
Time: 12:47 AM

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Yeah I'm finding some too, but not a lot, not quite yet anyway. I've heard good things about the Rim Fire though, which has already gone off and is probably near it's end. Lot of 4000-6000 ft range territory that came on in late April. While roadside pickers bitch and moan about picking restrictions, the perennial mushroom ninjas, the ones with good athleticism, are pulling big hauls outta there. I don't know what's happening in OR, probably weaker than people anticipated but what do I know. WA is coming on soon, in fact it already has. ID, MT, B.C. as well.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 08:42 PM

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Hey folks, Haven't been around for a while, been busy outdoors harvesting morels so no time to sit at a computer chatting. Lol. I do appreciate the "experts" opinions though, especially the self-appointed ones who can laz-e-boy the spring away pecking at the keys. Lol, lol, !


User_Name: Keith Stone
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 08:26 PM

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I will assume you don't know that lots of morels sold to buyers here as fresh end up dried.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 05:40 PM

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You will find that the Yukon is about 99% dry market cause their so far from the fresh market. Basically just the one airport in Whitehorse.... So I really don't think the market in the Yukon will have any effect on fresh market prices elsewhere. But hey, 24 hour sunshine really helps for the drying times......


User_Name: Keith Stone
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 05:34 PM

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One more thought, BEWARE of the buyers in Or and Wa trying to lowball you on your morels as we get further into June-ish, on claims of a "big crop" beginning on the Yukon. Keep an eye on the price of fresh morels around and don't foolishly take the buyers word...cuz you know about that ....If they try to lowball you stop selling to them and DRY 'EM and sell them as dried later. You'll be glad you did when the Yukon turns out to be a scare tactic to get you to sell cheap, then doesn't produce like everybody was expecting.


User_Name: Keith Stone
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 05:27 PM

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All this talk about the Yukon strikes me as a little bit off. If a whole lotta people are depending on something to go right it usually doesn't. Just saying.....Don't count your chickens before they hatch.


User_Name: FreeWheelie
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 12:46 PM

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Thanks shroomkid, I'll defo look into it. Full buckets to you as well.


User_Name: wild side
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 05:37 AM

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natural morels starting to show in east kootenay. fire history: bcwildfire.ca/History 2013


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Friday May 09, 2014
Time: 09:58 PM

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on another note, is anyone picking, buying, or selling spring kings in Canada this year? also, just out of curiosity, in the US, who is on this board? and, what kind of price can you get for them, selling to a buyer, and direct to the customer? Thanks.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Friday May 09, 2014
Time: 09:55 PM

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Hey Freewheelie, why don't you contact Eric Whitehead at Untamed Feast. He is Canadian and usually takes a show up north every summer. Really good guy, and fair. and his camps are fun. good luck this year. full buckets.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday May 09, 2014
Time: 01:25 PM

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Daddy; Are you through teaching there after this term or renewing the contract again. Anyway good to see you on the board, wish we could meet in Washington to hunt or again in Idaho.


User_Name: Daddy in Italy
Date: Friday May 09, 2014
Time: 02:42 AM

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Forestnoclue, East of the Cascades. There is lots of information online on what to look for, but the bottom line is you just have to get out there and start looking.


User_Name: forestnoclues
Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 07:34 PM

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wher are the morels at, are they growing yet in the pacific northwest.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 05:39 PM

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Lotta sagebrush in Ashcroft...that's all I 've got to say about that.


User_Name: FreeWheelie
Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 05:26 PM

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Looking to head up to the Yukon in early June. Would love to hook up with a buyer doing fly-ins and boat shows. I'm a super keen, experienced picker, who's more than familiar with the backcountry. I've been a treeplanter and all around bush worker for the past seventeen years, so I'm used to long days and working hard. Above all that, I just love the picking!! If interested in taking me on feel free to email me at: s.diggity.w@gmail.com


User_Name: Ol' Gulch
Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 10:24 AM

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http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html?StationID=27950 Carmacks had a low in the minus' just a few nights ago, I think we've still got a little waiting to do for the Yukon. A buyer I was talking to said the same thing.


User_Name: Austin
Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 09:59 AM

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Yukon is NOT popping yet


User_Name: peter
Date: Thursday May 08, 2014
Time: 07:01 AM

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Yukon is popping


User_Name: Doc
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2014
Time: 07:20 PM

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Hi guys! I am willing to go morel hunting in BC soon. I just need help cuz I don´t know where the camps with buyers are gonna be?? Any possible fire locations that you have in mind?? Any webs with infos or other forums?? Thank you!!


User_Name: Austin
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2014
Time: 08:42 AM

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Daniel, We're leaving today hopefully to set up. We're also doing fly-ins and boat shows for more remote fires.We'll have the major fires covered well. Should start picking in the last week of May but you never know the exact start if we get a heat wave.


User_Name: daniel
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2014
Time: 02:33 AM

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Austin, when the buyers gonna be in the yukon?


User_Name: FreeWheelie
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2014
Time: 08:36 PM

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Any buyers planning on heading to the Ashcroft BC burn? Pretty dry around there, and I have my doubts about that burn, but I'm also not there and can't say for sure. Anyone else have any thoughts on it?


User_Name: forestnoclues
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2014
Time: 01:58 PM

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ok, where are the best area to find morels in the pacific northwest Washington state area, anyone?and what month. i want to be a fungi.


User_Name: Austin
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2014
Time: 12:19 PM

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Jesse, That's quite a small fire for such a long way


User_Name: jesse
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2014
Time: 07:55 AM

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Are there going to be any buyers on North Canol Road this Summer?


User_Name: sondra101
Date: Monday May 05, 2014
Time: 10:22 AM

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so does anyone knoe if the morels are popping up in wenatchee or cle elum yet???


User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Monday May 05, 2014
Time: 07:56 AM

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This board would be valuable if it weren't for all the attitude. Otherwise, it's nothing more than a place where a few people come to have a discussion and the others show up and piss in everyone else's cornflakes.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Sunday May 04, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM

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The sarcasm in here is so thick you could cut it with a mushroom knife! lol Here's hoping we all get full buckets soon ya'll!


User_Name: Morel buyer
Date: Saturday May 03, 2014
Time: 10:08 PM

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What city and state are you located in ( ali_farber)


User_Name: CDatsik
Date: Saturday May 03, 2014
Time: 06:21 PM

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Found a few Morels in Cowichan area. Good luck!


User_Name: ali_farber
Date: Saturday May 03, 2014
Time: 05:25 PM

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I am wondering where I can sell some morel mushrooms we have over 40 of them in our yard. Any info is much appreciated!


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday May 03, 2014
Time: 03:20 PM

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The product coming from that fire is not good from what I have seen. I am 2-3 hours away and have seen a small amount of wormy burnt out morels from that area. Very few people have a market to even think of drying at these prices and the stuff coming from there is just not good enough for fresh market and if there is some, it is not enough to make a living in that area for us buyers. We make 50-75 cents a pound. No one can survive off buying 50 pounds a day at most :-(


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Friday May 02, 2014
Time: 01:04 PM

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You would think there would be some blonds along the Columbia at least. Nothing in the Newport area? What about Darrington? You would think there would be something starting on the Cle Elum. Trout Lake? Dude you must have been busy!


User_Name: RW
Date: Friday May 02, 2014
Time: 12:39 PM

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WA not happening , went out yesterday


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Friday May 02, 2014
Time: 06:45 AM

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Good day for a walkabout. Buckitstoyou


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 08:32 PM

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Nobody answered ttate's question about buying mushrooms off of the rim fire either. Kim's was the follow up.


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 08:09 PM

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I cant understand why a buyer hasn't replied to Kim's plea. As deperate as the buyers are for the product are there none that have seen the posting? What does that say???


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 04:08 PM

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Hopefully someone finds some soon. The local grocery is charging $400 per dried pound.


User_Name: olivi
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 01:40 PM

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Idaho, Montana fires will be popping in the ponderosa/mix, real soon.within a week.... just a good guess.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 12:31 PM

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A lot of people are upset about this I'm sure. But the photos don't prove a thing. None are time or date stamped nor is there any way to actually verifiy the location they were taken. The first photo doesn't look to me like it even matches the others. Find something to do........


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

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Google 80 pounds wet morels Ron. The second link down has some nice pictures. You can see half dome in the background. Early bird personal use usually means the mushrooms must be cut in half and the forest service sets up roadblocks to check. Same old 6 months $5,000 deal. Or maybe you have to use a pint jar to pick with lol. Who knows how many people can single handedly write these laws?


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 10:58 AM

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I don't understand why Kim hasn't gotten any reply to her messages wanting a buyer, especially as tigh as supply is so far. Maybe no buyers have seen her messages. HMM...


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 10:56 AM

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If you are talking about the fires in and near Yosemite, none of this matters. It's not producing and wont due to extreme drought conditions. Move on to something or someplace else is my 2 cents.


User_Name: Early Bird
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 10:37 AM

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Personal use only? How is something like that even enforced, and why? Morels are commonly dried and stored for later (personal) use. In fact they're known to be perhaps even tastier this way. So who's to say a pot picker shouldn't want to pick as many as he can possible carry in the event that he stumbles on a motherload burn patch. You drove all that way to get out there, right? Maybe you even had a couple failed trips leading up to this find. All that gas money, etc. etc. So who in their right mind would pick a pint's worth in that situation? I know I wouldn't. I would loaddddddd up. Make hay while the sun is shining, as they say.


User_Name: Kim
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 09:31 AM

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IF THERE ARE ANY BUYERS BETWEEN GRANTS PASS AND ROSEBURG CAN YOU PLEASE POST YOUR LOCATION OR PHONE NUMBER?? WE'VE BEEN DRYING THEM FOR A WEEK NOW SINCE NOBODY HAS RESPONDED TO MY QUESTION !!


User_Name: Austin
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 12:17 AM

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Carla can't buy or pick in Canada just like I can't buy or pick in the USA. Maybe go to Alaska.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 12:16 AM

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Try Arizona mushroom forum if google isn't woeking for you Swamp. It's on their hompage. Nothing agaist their club I understand they were just trying to open the fire. But many of the sites connected to promoting the form letter also advocate personal use only. Google it.


User_Name: Early Bird
Date: Thursday May 01, 2014
Time: 12:02 AM

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What WA fires? There's no good ones. Go to Idaho and get on that Beaver Creek circuit, then skip WA outright on your way to Canada.


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