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User_Name:
Shogun
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
10:53:17 PM

Messages

Slim; I imagine that the reason for past postings here on this board about wanting pickers who would consent to being filmed while picking and handling matsutake mushrooms could be related to your idea of promoting product from another country. They could make a documentary of what might be considered dirty picking practices and then compare it to picking practices showing clean hands and clothing in another country and thus they could present a skewed, controlled view that their matsutake mushrooms are superior.


User_Name:
jim
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
05:44:45 PM

Messages

im a picker in oregon lookin for a chanty buyer contact me if interested.


User_Name:
Shoegy
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
03:21:17 PM

Messages

P.R Randy you might have to check back in a week or two ...it`s late this year.Happy Halloween Everyone!


User_Name:
Islander
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
02:21:18 PM

Messages

I was hoping that anyone who picks or buys on vi might be able to shed some light on where any buyers are set up? I've been reading this board almost religiously every day in hopes of coming across some info. I'm fairly new to the island and would love to make some good conections. Any and all help would be very much appreciated. Good luck to all


User_Name:
SlimPickins
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
11:31:51 AM

Messages

mushroom hunter cali, It depends upon where you draw the line between Eastern & Western Oregon. If Eastern to you means east of the Cascades Ridge then the answer is yes they do grow prolifically at times as well as in NorCal. To me Eastern Oregon does not start until the middle of the state, matsutake mushrooms do grow there as well as fall varieties of chanterelle & porcini, but it is often 'SLIM PICKINS'. It is common knowledge that buyers who set up for the season along highway 97 in Oregon can usually be found at the Junction to Diamond Lake, Chemault, Crescent, Silver Lake Junction, La Pine, sometimes at towns further north depending upon current conditions. But that is as far east as I have seen buy stations set up in the fall in Oregon, of course roving buyers might be meeting up with their favorite pickers most anywhere the volume is beneficial for profit and I for one will not share my favorite areas. Savvy pickers might ask their favorite buyer for "RETRO", this used to be a common practice back in the 90's when the price might rise more than $100.00 in any given evening and there were perhaps 60 buy stations set up in or near to Crescent Lake Junction. I think that we shall never see prices of perhaps $600.00 per pound for #1 grade pine again at Crescent Junction with all of the global competition where pickers might pick for pennies or peanuts. As for prices, they can and do often change in a wink of the eye several times each day, especially if there is competition among exporters. Lets imagine that the Joes' started putting their heads together at coffee in the mornings back about 1997 and perhaps they allegedly "fixed" the daily pine price for each given region while taking over the exportation, gradually the price drops to unbelievable lower prices. North Korea and China were coming on as big players until the Japanese curtailed their exports, that may have changed. Many other countries also have entered the game. I believe that the highest prices for matsutake now may be found in countries where the pine quality is seen as being the very best and the harvesters perceived to be of cleaner toilet and picking habits. Personally I feel that it may be a matter of marketing perception similar to an old 'Shell Game', thus pine purchased in a lower price area could conceivably be passed along for premium value.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
11:19:16 AM

Messages

Hey there folk ., Holly shit , we got pelted on the north east and I mean pelted , 2 plus feet of snow on my house and the trees with green leaves still on them , !!! fricking breakage all over. a healthy sugar maple three fell into my brand new slate roof , shit , even the ice storm of a few years prior didn't cause this much damage , it's crazy shit around , I though i would give them pines a final pick, however I can't see trough that white stuff . it's not that bad on the shore , however I can't just go now and pick the shore I got to stick and do some cleaning around the farm and the house , well folk if you go by the matsiman posts it seems that you just may have a season after all . full buckets to you !!


User_Name:
rover
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
08:21:28 AM

Messages

anybody got current prices bb or island thanks


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:
04:59:46 AM

Messages

could it be starting? mabey ,found pine at the highest elevation 30meters from snowline .gonna see if we can follow it today.full buckets,stay safe


User_Name:
matsiworm
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
09:24:30 PM

Messages

Any word on Washington prices for #1's , buyers on the olympic peninsula? Thanks.


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
09:10:42 PM

Messages

rhonda, Lila is buying now across from the golf course


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
09:01:39 PM

Messages

I hope the Pines are Orange and Black tommorrow,ha ha,its seem like its going to be good picking after all,in B.B. c u in the patch there buddies......


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
04:53:42 PM

Messages

where r u at pickinpox?


User_Name:
Pickinpox
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
04:04:56 PM

Messages

pines going 25$ #1 Over 20# yesterday woohoo Full baskets


User_Name:
Pickinpox
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
04:02:17 PM

Messages

Pines are just starting to get big from where I stand.


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
01:06:28 PM

Messages

not to much pine growing in oregon or washington , buyers ready to pack up!


User_Name:
rhonda
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
10:11:08 AM

Messages

Do yo know where to find a mushroom buyers station , in the comox valley?


User_Name:
mushroom hunter cali
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
09:26:13 AM

Messages

Is any body finding any pines in eastern oregon? Any prices?


User_Name:
Powell River Randy
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
07:24:54 AM

Messages

Zero luck with a pop in the Pines so far, but just-can't-stay-out-of-the-woods!!!! The thrill of the hunt, the peacefulness, the anticipation all call to me, so far for myself & others I know it's been mainly a bust, Pine wise, here in Powell River. Still...hoping for a major pop, just like everyone else! Lots of Chanty's & Lobster still. I even strayed out of forest & into a field for a short jaunt walking the dog the other day & came across shaggy manes & Death Caps! So that was at least something, I left the caps & picked the manes for something different. Of course those were personal as they decompose rapidly. I sauteed the young ones in butter & garlic...a little bitter, but OK I guess as something different. Full buckets everyone!


User_Name:
Powell River Randy
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
07:24:01 AM

Messages

Zero luck with a pop in the Pines so far, but just-can't-stay-out-of-the-woods!!!! The thrill of the hunt, the peacefulness, the anticipation all call to me, so far for myself & others I know it's been mainly a bust, Pine wise, here in Powell River. Still...hoping for a major pop, just like everyone else! Lots of Chanty's & Lobster still. I even strayed out of forest & into a field for a short jaunt walking the dog the other day & came across shaggy manes & Death Caps! So that was at least something, I left the caps & picked the manes for something different. Of course those were personal as they decompose rapidly. I sauteed the young ones in butter & garlic...a little bitter, but OK I guess as something different. Full buckets everyone!


User_Name:
jimbo
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
07:13:01 AM

Messages

20lbs one day 4 lbs the next.very nice shrooms just not growing everywhere.of course i didnt get them all by myself.if we didnt know the place i doubt we could find still babies under the buttons,i would imagine it will be just the same until the freeze comes.yesterday checked 4 areas and only 1 had shrooms anyway thats what we been up to.good luck all dont get your toes cold Jimbo


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
05:34:48 AM

Messages

gottago one more time. the forest is calling, cant get rid of the feeling im missing something. oh ya mushrooms. gonna collect it all today ,bearstooth chanty and hopefully pines.been cold,raining now ,all thetalk of late picks,how can i not go(lol) . full buckets, stay safe


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:
03:49:05 AM

Messages

what to do today.... made good cash yesterday doing firewood but this mushroom stuff draws you in... the walks are so good , seeing nature at work and the quietness if you have it to yourself ... and the fact that last year i went to some places too late and they had popped big ... one spot it was as good as i have seen it and its a big producer .. havent been there yet ... it can come as early as september but as late as mid november so it is calling me .... still havent got much,, still havent given up ... i suspect i may get some yet..perserverence usually pays off.. gl full buckets and the last price i got was 29 on friday....


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time:
10:50:06 PM

Messages

mushroom bandit. I said it was late 25 years ago and pop in Nov. I didn't say how the weather was but it was day in Sep and half of Oct befor they show up in Nov.


User_Name:
Agnieszka
Date:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time:
05:37:02 PM

Messages

Shroomkid was talking about developing market locally, I agree it might work for everyone. I'm in Calgary trying to buy 20 lb of pine mushroom but I can't get them anywhere. Of course I can't pay the money japanese buyers pay, but I don't care that much for # 1 buttons, I could use nr 2 or 3 as long as they're worm free. I could probably get more fresh ones and some dried too. I tried to contact sellers from this website but havent got any response. Anyone interested please send me an e-mail at agricard@shaw.ca


User_Name:
mid-island-gatherer
Date:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time:
03:51:29 PM

Messages

My mid island spot finally!!! produced about two pounds of buttons.Maybe a couple more days!!


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time:
08:43:00 AM

Messages

@garf the battle rooring around the planet occupy wall street , maybe check it out :)...sounds to me like ya dont like big business and how it f's stuff up ...we are trying to do something to stop em..this includes destruction of the earth !!! looking forward to the mountains 3 more days ..pine city hopeful..


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time:
03:18:04 AM

Messages

Thank god i won't be around to see the last of the big trees go .... it will take them awhile to figure out how to defy the majority of the people in favour of the corporations ... look at what goes on ...ipps that really are just a sell out of our water resources to big corporations most not even orginating in BC ...eg General Electric ... smart meters that really are for one reason only ... and thats to raise rates at prime use hrs... as the manager of the smart meter program Gary Murphy has been quoted as saying that time of use billing is a SLAM DUNK .... it will help pay for the 4 or 5 times the current rates hydro is signing with the IPP contracts for ... and now hydro wants to take on the risk ... and now we have the flu like virus appearing in west coast wild salmon that orginated in fish farms in Norway ... one of the only provinces that doesnt protect at risk spieces .. the list goes on and on ... west coast tanker traffic carrying dirty oil from alberta ... fracking for natural gas in northern bc .... thats why i just go out and enjoy nature and try not to think about what the governments and corporations are doing ... that is now up to the younger folks to figure out ... gl on that .... on a happier note we do live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet and its not too late to save some of this grand natural enviroment ... write your MPS ... things can be changed by the masses ... they only want to be re-elected and most would sell their mothers to do it... so if they thought saving some more of this natural splendour would do it ... well enough of this rant ... full buckets all enjoy the woods


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
11:55:05 PM

Messages

BTW.... 1 out of 4 people today are under 24.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
11:53:00 PM

Messages

Apparently there are now 7,000,000,000 people in the world. This is up ONE Billion from 1999. So if we consider just how much logging, mining, fishing etc. has gone on in the past 12 years.... just think how the next Billion souls will impact this old ball. I can only say that at the rate they are logging here on the coast there will be bugger all for patches in the next few years.... lost plenty last year and I see 3 patches ribboned off just in the past month. When will this insanity end..... THere is just no where left to go....


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
09:39:08 PM

Messages

It was actually about 25yrs ago I was in boston bar it was dead but a big flush finally came in. It was Nov.11. I mad crazy money that day but that very night, a strong frozen wind came in and froze everything. That was it for that. So there you go. It's the way of the mushroom


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
09:27:05 PM

Messages

thats funny you said you checked your notes from 25yrs ago because i heard on the radio that hear in the southern bc that we have had the dryest september in 25yrs. I hope you guys find some pines but I'm sceptical.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
09:15:45 PM

Messages

Hi thechef, sorry for being a little glib the other day. Look for doug firs, pines, a little red cedar, hemlocks both heterophylla and the other one, and vaccinium and gaultheria, and fairly sharp drainage. If it looks like a road underneath the moss and duff, with some orangey-brown tint to it, then that's a good start. if the mycelium is active, it makes the ground look a little bit steel grey-blue under there... (there is some excellent stuff on this website about it - spend the time checking it out! this site is absolute genius!) Now you have to put in the boot-miles and literally get your fingers dirty. :) Good luck! Full buckets!


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
09:09:07 PM

Messages

Hi gennda, it depends on how sweet the patch is - how much fog the area gets, the lay of the land, and how much shade, or fern and shrub cover is left. you might get one more year, and I would still go look the second anyway, just for poops and giggles, if you're an amateur like me. if you're a picker going to make money, don't bother, unless you have curiosity to satisfy. :) then, go back in 20 years after regen or replanting. (you can start looking again at 15 years). some of my fave patches from the last decade and a half that got logged, will be prime again by the time I'm semi-retired, unless there are houses on them.


User_Name:
vic da shrom
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
07:50:14 PM

Messages

we has de big button ..it is pooping da mashrooms ... i no der is many we ones under de moss ..i like dat


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
06:11:27 PM

Messages

Matsigurl, the pine's have been as late as Nov 15th so hold on tell then. I'v look back in my notes some 25 year's ago and that is the late's date. Soon it well be turning very cold at night here next week and my Chanty's maybe on there why out. I have a 3ed crop just coming up and I hope to get to them before the snow come's. I have picked them as late as the 3ed of Dec. good luck to those in Cougar. By the way there were only seven people that took the foray with Chris and two were ticket's for not having a personal perments that are FREE and Chris is asking again for MONEY FOR SUPPORT!


User_Name:
gennda
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
05:46:22 PM

Messages

My Chanterelle Orchard got a clear cut in skagit county Washington....Is it true even after a clear cut it will produce 2 more Years???...it's 6 miles by bike uphill


User_Name:
gennda
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
05:46:17 PM

Messages

My Chanterelle Orchard got a clear cut in skagit county Washington....Is it true even after a clear cut it will produce 2 more Years???...it's 6 miles by bike uphill


User_Name:
gennda
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
05:46:08 PM

Messages

My Chanterelle Orchard got a clear cut in skagit county Washington....Is it true even after a clear cut it will produce 2 more Years???...it's 6 miles by bike uphill


User_Name:
thechef
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
03:59:10 PM

Messages

Thanks shroomkid, I'll look for a local club here. Sounds like this might not be the year to try finding them for the first time. But I was still hoping that someone could supply a few lat and longs(?:)


User_Name:
sark
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
02:07:56 PM

Messages

How much did white salmon river cost before it became free?


User_Name:
SelkieStardust
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
08:36:32 AM

Messages

Checked out Boston Bar a few days ago thinking about giving it another week. At least found a few nice chantrelles to cook up for dinner. Any pines on the island? Wondering if it is worth paying the ferry cost. Thanks. Happy hunting : )


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Time:
07:00:36 AM

Messages

White Salmon river is now free.


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
11:34:35 PM

Messages

WOW there coming Pines im hoping,B.C.someone made 200.00 and other 700.00 i hoping it looks good tommorrow,going to try.......Buttons galore ......


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
10:28:10 PM

Messages

Scruff, thanks for the pep talk! You're right! We have to start picking the other ones too, and develop relationships with chefs to help us develop a market, and more importantly a hunger and a taste for them - like, get them onto the radar screen of the people who can afford to pay us for our mushroom hunting addiction! :) Thanks Scruff! :)


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
10:19:45 PM

Messages

Hello thechef, it's pretty audacious to ask like that. Take some time to learn what you can first, maybe join the mycological club, read the literature, and take some time to learn, like every single one of us on here has done. Then, make some friends, or contact your chef friends here on VI and maybe they'll take you out, if you'll take them out to a spot on SSI. it takes some time. :) the last two years were super pine years here, and any tom and harry could wander through the patches and find some. this year is an ENTIRELY different beast - one small button in an area that produced almost a hundred for me last year, yesterday, after work. it was this week last year that it popped like that. if you go to Duncan, it is so competitive up there, and the commercial pickers who don't have regular jobs are hovering. it was unreal last weekend. nobody found one. maybe still too warm though. it was only today that my hands felt cold enough to hurt, and that is one the indicators I have learned. good luck! :)


User_Name:
nightpicker
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
08:29:38 PM

Messages

pines good today 15lbs of buttons saving them til the weekend should do good tomorrow new patch so far patchs have been huge cold snaps arrived see u soon happy pics ...EAGLE VALLEY


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
05:48:20 PM

Messages

just came across a couple of #1 pines , lower patch starting ,Im sure more to come ...this patch although low in elevation pops 1 week aprox before the mountains ..temps look real good following up a cold snap, think we will have a season however short it may be ,up to the mother earth :)!!! good luck to all


User_Name:
thechef
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
10:36:36 AM

Messages

Hi all, I live on Saltspring Island and would like to try picking some Pine mushrooms on Vancouver Island in the Duncan area but I have no idea where to start looking. Would anyone like to share some tips on how to choose a spot. Specifically I was wondering what elevation at which times of year and what slope orientation is best, or if anyone wants to share a spot that is already public knowledge, that would be greatly appreciated. Cheers


User_Name:
Pipes 101
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
09:32:04 AM

Messages

Is any luck in boston bar


User_Name:
4wheelin
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:
08:39:26 AM

Messages

need a partner 4 pickin powell river limited 2 1 vehcle need someone with a truck . pay 4 some fuel just need 2 get at em !!!


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
08:21:39 PM

Messages

Well I said it before and I will say it again---SLIM PICKINS---picked a few more boletes today but the pine are certainly laying low. I sold about 1.22 pounds today at 16/lb. That was seven mushrooms and they weren't exactly easy to find. Thank goodness for the kings or I would be in the poorhouse. There is still time, though. I just wish the time was NOW. Full buckets :-) matsigurl


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
07:13:38 PM

Messages

last hike of the season today. arrive to find cop car bottom of hill, 4km up van and 4x4 coming down.my friend in van says partner stayed in bush overnite.no compass (come on).fortunatly he made his way out safe.walked only couple miles for nothing.the crop im sorry to say will not be here this year.so on that note,good luck, stay safe,and please get a compass if you go into the bush


User_Name:
Powell River Rick
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
06:07:29 PM

Messages

Yet another buyer here has just closed up & left town. Very few Pines, small & falling to below ridiculous prices. Sad when a buyer has to pick just to be able to cover his rent & have zero left over. The ones I find I'm eating! Looks like this year is a bust here in Powell River, sorry to say. Still plenty of chantys out there. Full buckets everyone.


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
10:06:48 AM

Messages

no ,old nass shroomer. remember tess and jay. they lived in a trailor,at the begging of the grease trail..any ways,he was buying for misty mountain this season. he just fell over,heart attack.last week. R.I.P. the jay your speaking of lives in terrace,pretty sure ,unless he moved or in poor health too i think. mushrooms still tricking in the nass.not many pickers left,they all headed south. nothin there yet either. full packs,lots of flags


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
09:19:03 AM

Messages

There are mushrooms in the forest begging to be picked. What are you waiting for?


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
07:24:50 AM

Messages

according to what i heard Tony Hito had a heart attack ... that is what my buyer said... his new head would not go above 18 on the weekend and chung followed suit ... that is what my buyer told me... and thats all i heard on that .... very few mushrooms this year . Most people are finding nadda.... so of the few mushrooms found Chung and Hito buyers here got zip.... full buckets gl and enjoy this sun while its here ....


User_Name:
old nass shroomer
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time:
06:56:46 AM

Messages

Hold on shroom hunter you mean Jay that had a motorhome? Cable tv? Had the dryers in Nass Camp? We used to watch discovery channel and burn doobies there! He passed away???


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
09:58:27 PM

Messages

Well folks...Thought it was the beginning but it is looking more like the end. Not hardly any pines out there. Still some good Boletes popping here and there. Buyer in PDX was paying 20/lb last night for pine. They had accumulated appx 20 pounds in two days. One Asian man had a small bucket with just itty bitty (2 inch or less) buttons. Maybe twenty of them. Don't think it was much weight. He said he picked in Oregon. That bucket was the only pines at the buyers' location. The rest was Chanties. Dreary ;( On a good note, the weather out here is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Not a cloud in the sky today, about 33 degrees this morning and warmed up to about 55. Tomorrow more of the same. Full buckets and good luck, matsigurl


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
07:27:24 PM

Messages

the only one i heard of was JAY IN THE NASS VALLEY. Tess`s old man.just fell over. heart attack,fast. shocked afew of us. `R.i.P.`


User_Name:
i.kleinman
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
06:35:58 PM

Messages

I generally work the area along Hwy 410 and Bumbing River Road. I don't get out very often, but have been to some proven areas, without any luck at all. Even the white chantrells have been sparse and no Boletus. I think it will be a poor year for Matsutakes. Hit a bundle of them last year in one location.


User_Name:
Powell River Jack
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
06:07:15 PM

Messages

I love these postings that give reasons for low buying prices. Twenty-five years and new ones come like the fall rains. "Price down because major buyer has heart attack" LOL. Please! I am not making fun of you. I don't do that sh_t. It is just amazing the new ones every year. I have heard everything from Emperiors dying to Japanese don't eat mushrooms every 21 years and that peticular year was that year. I am surprised that they don't knock off dollars for a fuel surcharge yet. First basket flies free?? Man. you just got to laugh and take it up the hoop and go back looking because we are all addicted to that white fools gold. Aint we having fun!! See ya in the bush---Powell River Jack


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
05:04:37 PM

Messages

Disapointed, where is it 14? You in the USA? Or you just spreading rumors?


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
04:52:05 PM

Messages

bb is a bust, lots of buyers,lots of pickers, but not many pines.one more kickat the patch tommorow.wont beany worse than today .less gas(lol) full buckets,stay safe


User_Name:
disappointed
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
12:54:37 PM

Messages

Pine price dragging now to 14 on coast on news of heart attack of major buyer...anyone know anything about it?


User_Name:
Weff
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
10:03:26 AM

Messages

Thanks nikkig, much appreciated now to go out and get some shrooms....maybe even a pine or two LOL....I'll report back on what I find


User_Name:
Islander
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
09:18:27 AM

Messages

Thanx nikkig I'm way south in Vic so to drive up would cost a bit for gas. I'll keep watching for your post. Thanx again


User_Name:
4wheelin
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
08:55:42 AM

Messages

where r those pines little to nothing down here around the coast, Mother nature is in no hurry to let these little buggers go or grow.


User_Name:
4wheelin
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
08:51:32 AM

Messages

coast is holdin back i think mother nature is in no hurry to let all her mushrooms grow yet.


User_Name:
Boletus joe
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
11:08:35 PM

Messages

Looks like a bust, maybe give it another 10 days. Not enough for all the pickers that are pounding one or two areas that are showing. ....and I mean POUNDING. Back to the Channies.....


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
10:56:52 PM

Messages

I'll just go ahead and say it cuz I know everyone is thinking it. Nice shrooms Deep Spring Charter...shame about the moss. Go easy there big fella...


User_Name:
nikkig
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
09:19:14 PM

Messages

Hey Islander, no sorry I haven't gotten there yet so not sure...Wouldn't mind going out picking tomorrow...need to find some new areas to go to besides comox logging road...will see what tomorrow brings


User_Name:
Islander
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
08:49:05 PM

Messages

Found my first pIne on the island woo hoo! Hey nikkig do you know what the buyer in Campbell river is paying for pine? Have fun everyone


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
06:06:32 PM

Messages

went for long hike today with buddy found nothing.it looks like is possible to happen,feels great lots of slipperies and lbms but sadly no pine for me.snow is dropping fast on hills now.i think i have 2 more picks and i will done for this year,unless the rumor i heard is not a rumor then quite for couple days. then brag?(lol) full buckets,stay safe .....play nice


User_Name:
mushroomdave
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
05:14:24 PM

Messages

nice pic's, thanks for sharing......cheers


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
05:00:41 PM

Messages

Found time to post the other two pics of matsi from around Nass this year.

Deep Spring Charter 1


User_Name:
dweler
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
04:09:44 PM

Messages

Anyone no of any chantrelle buyers in the hope area?


User_Name:
nikkig
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
03:13:08 PM

Messages

Hi Weff, I found out that there is a mushroom buying station beside the Kal Tire (on 16th) in Campbell River (Campbellton area) across from Walmart.


User_Name:
trichopicka
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
02:10:49 PM

Messages

glad to see people sticking up for lawrence! what a kind guy...anyways, how are things in the nass? still kickin slowly? on the isle lookin for chanties, more fun, less money!


User_Name:
Weff
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
09:56:02 AM

Messages

Hey guys, I'm going chanty picking tomorrow will look for pines but I'm not to optimistic. Is there anyone in Comox Valley or CR buying chanty's or pines? I know of a professional picker close by who has setup a trailer in the bush and says the pines are coming but............any help on buyers would be so appreciated. Full Buckets Everyone!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
08:34:59 AM

Messages

ts for the picture Matsiman ... doesn't it just make you want to be there??? Wonder if it was very recent or earlier as it has been late if at all almost everywhere on the west coast ... i would say patches are coming in very sparsely and most not at all .. anyhow its nature and there is no changing that ... one of my big concerns right now is for the BC salmon and the virus they have found in some wild fry along the coast ... it is a virus that originated in Norway and virtually wiped out the fish farms and wild salmon in Chile.. there has been no cure found to this point and it has west coast biologists very worried ... it is flu like and kills and spreads very rapidily once established ... no cures ,, no eradication... think its time to get all the fish farms completely contained and quit listening to their spin doctors... almost as bad as the tabacco industry spinners we had for years .... and thats my rant for today ... full buckets ... if interested just goggle it ... virus in BC salmon ,, i havent done that but something should be there ,, its not just a rumour


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
07:21:23 AM

Messages

Happy Hunting to all. 12 hours yesterday with the most beautiful weather ever. Probably not mushroom weather =( Made for some beautiful photos. Good thing I have a second hobby! Gonna hit it hard again today. I'll keep ya posted! Full buckets, matsigurl!


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
06:32:58 AM

Messages

Hi to All, got some pics from Deep Spring Charters 2011, Nass River area. Don't have time to post them as usual. Tooooo many poor taste posts to delete. Post them later. Here is one,
Click to enlarge


User_Name:
tarp resider
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Time:
12:39:39 AM

Messages

hey mushroom bandit take it easy on laymao. he's differently abled


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
10:53:09 PM

Messages

I hate computer abreviations. They piss me off


User_Name:
grunt25
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
10:52:38 PM

Messages

North cascades oregon no good for matsis. Found no mushrooms in patch at all. Good luck to every body.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
09:27:56 PM

Messages

we must all behaving a bad season this year. let me tell you about lawrence .he wasforestry worker for years and knows the patches very well.he screwed me once WE got over it.im sorry for what i said earlier,got caught up in someone elses bs. lawerance if you come my way look me up,itll be good to see you.sounds like people didnt make thier millions ,if your an old picker you know other people will be picking there also WHOS THE BEST AT WHAT WE DO? we all are.we should count our blessings to beable to do what we do. my apoligise to all matsiman dwellers for my lack of judgement,i wont be fooled again. good luck,stay safe


User_Name:
Love picking my NASS
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
09:26:18 PM

Messages

Laugh my ass off "LMAO" and you guys chill and full bucket to all man.. Price in the Nass and Terrace for Matsutake?


User_Name:
tarp resider
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
08:16:58 PM

Messages

what the hell is lmao anyhow. are you differently abled


User_Name:
tarp resider
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
07:46:58 PM

Messages

you gat a beef with everyone don't ya laymo. you were squakin at me last week


User_Name:
kranberri
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
06:55:33 PM

Messages

Hmm spouting venom and hate on here and rumours is not cool. Get a life u jealous mushroom picker. Its a free world mind your business about what others do and your message was very sad what a sad person you are. for your information i went to the zoo with my female freind we are both women and new and someone very kind took us in and trained us on his patches. He was the kindest soul ever and we have very find memories for that reason to him.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
06:09:57 PM

Messages

Hi Rob, I pick in the Randle area here in Washington, you were right on for us!


User_Name:
jimbo
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
06:00:39 PM

Messages

whats the pine price doing? 20 or so in randle just hardly any shrooms.


User_Name:
nass picker
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
05:59:44 PM

Messages

I can't believe what i hear about people saying about lawrence from the nass.Yes he did bring two friends into his own patches because of his pre existing allergies to pines but they were his own patches and they picked the same poundage that he would have picked if he were on his own.The two new pickers have no intentions of ever coming back and were only here for the same adventure that we all started picking for.As for him looking for a piece of ass...these kids are younger than his own and if u knew anything about the man then u would see that realationship for what it was.....helping out a couple of greenhorns who reminded him of his own kids.As he spent many years as a forester,he is reponsible for showing more people solid picking areas that they would have never found on their own and has allowed alot of marginal pickers to make an honest living with his assistance.If u know the man then u know what a load of crap that post was and should be deleted from this forum as the venom that is spouting from that previous poster has no place on a site like this. nass picker


User_Name:
Rob
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
05:31:54 PM

Messages

And what a person should do with a prediction like that is try contacting friends in the area and find out, its like using it for a sense of timing. And, if you have any in that area they could tell you what is happening....or, check the weathernetwork and see for yourself what temp changes, etc. I was referring to. I didnt mean to lead anyone astray, but if my kreskin-like abilities are misinterpreted by some low-brow nitwit who assumes they should mortgage their house to fuel up and run to Boston Bar, Im not gonna lose too much sleep over it. I was simply directing my statement and discussion with the other adults that use this site.


User_Name:
Rob
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
05:20:05 PM

Messages

and BTW the prediction was based on the very same science presented here on this site, see: simple forcasting...


User_Name:
buttons2011
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
05:13:49 PM

Messages

Whats the price a pound in nass or terrace?? anyone know?


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
04:14:45 PM

Messages

alright guys,found a couple lbs. of pines at cougar,thats it,5-6 hours of hike,got lost for a couple hours, finally find the car!burned out.


User_Name:
john
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
04:01:41 PM

Messages

Marin, thanks for the info, hope this week coming up is good. GL to all


User_Name:
aa
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
03:04:09 PM

Messages

ya.


User_Name:
rob
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
02:55:49 PM

Messages

im at home with my feet up. hope the crop started exactly as i predicted. thought it was funny someone said "bloody buyers trying to get pickers to go, lol."


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
02:01:51 PM

Messages

Is there pines happening out BB because its say its happening,is there buyer there??need to travel far if it is,the price is right they say 29 lbs or false.......


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
01:41:08 PM

Messages

wow. warning bells i dont find that hard to believe.lots of guys change over the years, its sad that it was because of tail.i have not heard from him since i moved 3 years now. im glad for the heads up cause were going to be in boston bar next day or so. mabey our path will cross, better not be in my patch. sorry the patch.he did this years ago to darryl and myself in lobby patch.oh well im not gonna loose any sleep exept i wish monday would get here ,one more patch to check,another 10miles to walk. hope ive got some wieght to carry,been a long time. p.s. west coast buyers here have bought 3lbs in 18 days.HOME TIME ... full buckets, stay safe


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
12:58:34 PM

Messages

Are the pines popping on mt hood yet and if so what elevation?


User_Name:
Slayer
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
12:14:22 PM

Messages

What is the scoop on the BC crop?


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
12:13:30 PM

Messages

I like the way you think Garf,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Dwight In new Brunswick


User_Name:
Robert
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
10:48:41 AM

Messages

Still no Pines in Powell River, lots of chantys & Lobster but even those are getting mostly picked out close by as the weather is warm & sunny, so have to drive & hike for miles to get any . One of the buyers closed up shop & hasn't been seen for at least 3 days now. Pray for rain & cold temps. Shelly's still open at least. Full buckets everyone!


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
10:25:35 AM

Messages

John the three buyers are Dave, Ve and Sam. The poundage picked up because of weekend pickers and it looks to me like we will have a season after all, good luck and full buckets!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
08:39:30 AM

Messages

cold , wet ,, i don't care , i have the burning desire to find a patch that is producing ... will get a late start but i will start .... price for #1s is 29 so i wouldnt take a big amount to pay gas .... don't expect much that way i won't be disappointed... great place for pictures if there aren't other people so i will try .... gl full buckets and yehawwwwww


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time:
04:53:01 AM

Messages

i also have a feeling about a spot but it sure is cold and wet.... hmmm ..probably just delusional anyways.... stations are getting next to nothing ... seriously the stations are closing soon i think ....gl and full buckets


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
09:15:48 PM

Messages

Of course I'm in...aren't I always IN? Another day, another twenty or thirty in gas. Right? That's how WE DO it! Who knows, maybe we will even run into a pine one of these days...here's hoping! Full buckets everyone, matsigurl!


User_Name:
campfireman
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
08:25:26 PM

Messages

Hey Matsigurl.. I have a feeling about this spot up north.. Wanna get an early start be there by dawn You in..?


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
06:14:23 PM

Messages

all good, carla. need to head south to sell. have bout 130+ lbs beautiful chantys. like to sell closer to home if possible but no aanswers from florence. will call ur shop as i travel. thnx.


User_Name:
BB picker
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
04:30:39 PM

Messages

Hey rob where are ya man suppised to be the pop. Are u in nakusp again?????


User_Name:
almaroespi@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
12:12:47 PM

Messages

when rain is caming?


User_Name:
john
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
10:30:49 AM

Messages

Marin, who are the 3 buyer out there? and do you think it will be poping up soon? I'm wanting to go this weekend but after what you have posted think i will wait until next week.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
10:25:19 AM

Messages

Hi ontherez, The problem with posting prices is that I don't get them before 3:30 when I open and posting the night after I close is not gonna help because I have no clue what the next days price is :-(


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
09:18:38 AM

Messages

Hi one of the button bunnies. Can't really speak on PR although it IS just across the water, but sometimes their season is different than ours, especially when pines are concerned. As for my side, the pines are nowhere to be seen. But the chanties are helping pay the bills for now. I will post if the pines come, but like I said before, that one probably won't make it onto Matsiman until after I've had a pick or two, or ten...there may be a long period of silence actually...teehee. But in all seriousness if you do want some discreet info, shoot me an email at mymatsutake@gmail.com


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time:
08:11:13 AM

Messages

station in florence was closed n we had our best day ever, yesterday. want to go out today but need to make sure theres a market. prices on all ur buying? its still early enuf to pik and drive down. call or text me @ 541-272-0023, if u could, please. thnx.


User_Name:
marin
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
11:24:29 PM

Messages

The Randle buy stations are maybe getting 15 to twenty lbs of pine per day, there are three buyers so if you slit that three ways? It's still a no show in Randle! Maybe the pine will come, maybe they won't! It is still to early to tell,every picker out there in this area is struggling right now! Always saying tomorrow will be better, maybe next week! Take it for what it is and hope that tomorrow is a better day than today was! Good luck people!


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
10:22:58 PM

Messages

hi ontherez, yes I was buying chanties today :-)


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
10:15:31 PM

Messages

Jimbo! Were you just trying to trick me? Ah, j/k...I can tell you this. I looked high and low today. I had on at least 10 pounds of raingear including the water that gathered in the folds of my hip waders. I traveled through the washouts and even hung up a few orange ribbons just in case my up became down. I looked in the old and sought out some new. By the end of the day, I was plumb tuckered out. Oh yea, I didn't find one pine anywhere on that hill. A couple of blown out Kings here and there. Maybe I even noticed a few more noticeable holes where there could have been a mushroom (pines?). Mostly though I noticed that there were still some spider webs and not a lot of ANY fungi growing. Still too warm? Supposed to be a cold front coming in by next weekend. Maybe that will coax them out of hiding? Anyways, full buckets to all...matsigurl PS my buyer in PDX says he has seen six pounds of pine all season (one pound each from six different pickers). DREARY! :(


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
09:45:49 PM

Messages

Do you now were is PR meeting a friend out there Anyone....Please???/Is there a buyer out boston Bar


User_Name:
Shroomhead
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
07:46:33 PM

Messages

Need a buyer around NW oregon. im over by tillamook but would be willing to drive up to 2 hrs. I got bunches of chanties and primo #1 kings to get rid of. lobsters too... any buyers anywhere????? hellllppp lol :-p


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
07:43:29 PM

Messages

carla, nobody buying chantys down ur way 2day?


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
06:49:58 PM

Messages

garf . im with you on the setup too little too late, rained at wrong time. even if we know mother nature dosnt. ill go for a peek this weekend for i did see slippery jack just starting along with bearstooth.no iceon puddles yet,flies are out .makes me nervous.buyer here still has nothing. sounds like your not doing so well either.pt.albernie on nov.4 to build a bridge maybe all isnt lost yet. good luck,stay safe and warm. forgot huge pop this weekend lol


User_Name:
buttondude
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
03:25:18 PM

Messages

I heard the price dropped to $12 a pound because of shipping at that price wont even make gas money back we had 11 safeway bags full and our buckets to, 3 of the bags were buttons $25 a pound we made $550 for alot of hiking and driving. It was worth it but if it was half the price a pound its not worth it, its alot of weight to carry. lots of pine still but money went downhill.. happy hunting and full buckets to all.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
02:57:22 PM

Messages

hey there folk ., Garf the coastal trip went well ., however it was a bit more labor intensive that the interior hunt , in the interior I was getting a few 2 pounders and plenty of 0.5 pounds plus matsies , hell you could make 50 pounds with 100 mushrooms, the coastal pick was different they were smaller and full of wet sand , shit it takes 10 minutes to clean a mushroom , anyways 30 to 40 pounds days was about the norm , those buttoms are primo shit , so it is well worth the effort , ok., enough of this , be well my friend .


User_Name:
Pipes 101
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
02:26:13 PM

Messages

Any luck in bostion bar


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
12:14:21 PM

Messages

still a buyer in the nass, old tire shop. still afew around.maybe one more flush.just waiting to see.


User_Name:
buttondude
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
11:58:18 AM

Messages

Any buyers in terrace still?


User_Name:
Weff
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
10:48:42 AM

Messages

Are there any buyers in the comox valley or within an hours drive?


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
10:36:33 AM

Messages

OK Jimbo you sparked my interest. Gonna go check some spots. Will let y'all know...full buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
station 23
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
10:19:59 AM

Messages

hey jimbo! what do you know that i don't know. it must be the pines is it here or what?have not gone for a while.


User_Name:
jddeloa67
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
09:13:48 AM

Messages

I found a lot of pines yesterday but NOOOO buyers to be found anywhere.......... this sucks bad. where did they go?


User_Name:
mushroom bansit
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
08:03:27 AM

Messages

nakusp is a desert. there's some ugly shantrells


User_Name:
snowdonkey
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
07:12:53 AM

Messages

any life in nakusp area !


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
07:10:38 AM

Messages

hearsay in the mushroom business is just that hearsay... don't think there is many this year on the west coast... just bad weather patterns at the wrong time....(early stages of mycellium growth) there will be a few but don't see a big flush at all ... hope i am proven wrong but i won't hold my breath ... maybe go pick some today but like i said not many ... full buckets and gl ... woodpile time


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Time:
06:11:08 AM

Messages

CRANBERRYDAWG!..... what's happening in PR?


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
11:47:34 PM

Messages

I want to be encouraged, but in my experience, cluster's start coming at the end of the season, when their snow white and fluffy like popcorn!


User_Name:
jimbo
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
10:34:20 PM

Messages

matsigirl ckeck your pine patches if u havnt recently


User_Name:
Pipes 101
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
10:14:53 PM

Messages

Is thir any luck bb


User_Name:
BB picker
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
10:04:16 PM

Messages

lol 4-5 buyers waiting for weeks..... hopefull


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
09:27:58 PM

Messages

Thanks for letting me theres a buyer in Hope,Lily 15 going to Boston Bar says its happening but have to go there and c for myself,,Anyone nows if there popping thats what i here....Buyer out there or what BOSTON BAR.........


User_Name:
nikkig
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
08:59:40 PM

Messages

looking for a buyer in comox valley for chantrelles (or nearby the valley)...thx was looking at going out picking this weekend.


User_Name:
nikkig
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
08:59:24 PM

Messages

looking for a buyer in comox valley for chantrelles (or nearby the valley)...thx was looking at going out picking this weekend.


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
08:31:38 PM

Messages

Sorry Shroomkid, I have no recipes for Slippery Jacks. Their texture more or less repulses me so I dismiss them outright. I know that to some they are a desirable edible but they are just too slimy for my liking. As for other Boletes, I eat them with a fervor dressed up any old way whoever is preparing them sees fit - I even eat mini Kings on the go like popcorn in the bush...


User_Name:
BB Picker
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
08:18:50 PM

Messages

Hopefully mushrooms rock cause there are plenty of buyers to push the price around. Awsome


User_Name:
scpickers
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
06:48:48 PM

Messages

I found a few buttons, Encouraging thing is, they were in clusters. Some rain would help.


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
11:50:47 AM

Messages

Hey Steve, heard a friend in PR said he made 200 bucks yesterday..... what's marg paying this year?


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
06:16:41 AM

Messages

still no pines here. buyer in hope is gonna be at food bank soon. boston bar locals are optmistic for they can still come, apparently 21st 22nd and23rd is big huge pop.you can take that to theweather network bank......were late this yearcompared to others but what about years they dont come,seen a fewof those havent we.my humble opinion is it might give a little but the setup wasnot here at the right time so this year we wait til next. my pal and i will look again on sat if none by then see ya next year.full buckets stay safe


User_Name:
Lily15
Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time:
12:53:09 AM

Messages

Hi Pine Gal There is a buyer in Hope. He is set up just down and across the street from the river front park. Just drive through town and you will find him. He is there until next weekend (30th). Good luck.


User_Name:
Lobo
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
09:51:20 PM

Messages

August; I spoke with the buyer at his station that I recently gave you the cell phone number for, there were three other buy tents set up. They are getting a few pine coming in from over the mountain at $20.00 for #1 but nothing local yet at that time, high price for yellows was $2.00. I hit my favorite patches in the area and if I did not know them from previous years I certainly would have found them from all the lobster trimmings and chanterelle stem-cuts left by other foragers who must think that they are the only ones in the woods. I got to the Ranger Station at closing but was still able to obtain my permit. I did not get to the patches until after 5:00pm and foraged until dark. I picked enough yellows to fill a five kilo lyche from one little patch that they had missed, that is enough to prepare and save for Thanksgiving in case I don't have time to get back there again soon, I arrived back home by 1:00am ......... shroomkid; yepper I have also found good areas by stopping to pick up trash left by others. It was about 20 years ago down near Cave Junction when I first observed this phenomenon and since then when in a new area I watch for such patch indicators. One area of Oregon was flagged so much with blue tape that I named it "blue-flag-matsi-mining" on my map. ........ Carla; Lots of driving this past week, we stopped and visited with August on our way to Arizona, arrived in Flagstaff by Columbus Day evening, picked up the rental truck the next morning, filled it with the wife's things and then when I got to Idaho I loaded some of my stuff for a day and then spent another 12 hours driving home, arriving at 4:am on Friday. It was a very long week and I will be sorting and arranging 'stuff' for many more weeks but at least I got an hour and a half of picking yellow chanterelles on Monday of this week. My wife was ill on Monday so I borrowed her car as it gets much better MPG and only checked patches that were a short walk from paved roads.


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
06:17:42 PM

Messages

TRYING TO GO BACK SOON FOR PINES EVERYBODY!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
06:06:42 PM

Messages

THANKS! SCHROOMER CHICK,IM TRYING TO BACK SOON FOR PINES.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
03:35:16 PM

Messages

Hey A, aren't there buyers there now? I am freelance and can go up there but I don't want to leave my family unless I can get 600+ pounds a day. My hubby is taking over my Coos Bay buy ;-)


User_Name:
Goofygills
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
03:32:21 PM

Messages

Hi shroomer chick Don't know if you know or not but bill and Trudy up in Campbell river are buying. Keep your buckets full


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
03:25:58 PM

Messages

Here is a pic of boletus picked by Matsigurl this year. Matsigurl 2011 Boletus

Thanks for sharing.  Matsiman


User_Name:
Steve
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
10:40:54 AM

Messages

Lots of Large healthy Yellow Shantys & Lobster in Powell River. No Pines at all.


User_Name:
shroomer chick
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
09:58:22 AM

Messages

station 23.. it was "up there", next to an old stump, about 15KM from Courtenay---WNW.. will check back next weekend... maybe I get lucky... yesterday found the most fantastic shanty patch. about 130 in one virgin spot, all between 1 and 3.5 Inches on top. However.... No buyer in courtenay valley... gave many of them to friends


User_Name:
thegirls
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
09:32:39 AM

Messages

Dano, been keeping in touch with the great folks out there..no luck i hear? been having perfect weather out east for them, missing the fever. Have you heard of ppl out here in ontario finding them? picked of bag of shaggys a couple days ago....delicious..keep intouch...


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:
02:19:50 AM

Messages

i did go for a hike and did find some ... completely under and few and far between... hopefully i can figure out how to put up a pic ... full buckets all ... RM can see them on facebook .... at least its a little bit ... a few chantrelles for dinner also ...


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
11:52:37 PM

Messages

There is still hope for Pine's it's just Late. It has been as late as Nov, Carla I have lot's of wet ground here and if you over I'll sale to you. I have not left town this year for I have to much growing in my back yard. I have some pine's now popping here and there.The season begain late for everything here in the Northwest. We have been in the upper 60's and low 70's and night's around the med 30's to low 40's, good growing weather. Mushroom Show coming up in Yakima on the Sunday 23ed and I well be there to show off what all I have been finding. Carla if you find some time call, My P.C. well be in the shop for repair.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
10:22:49 PM

Messages

Hey cranberrydawg, how do you cook up or preserve slippery jacks? It's a good year for them up here, but I haven't tried them. My chef friend says they're pretty good... but does them in a Russian way, with oil and vinegar, like pickling, but it doesn't appeal... :) Any suggestions? And, preserving them? Thanks!


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
10:09:52 PM

Messages

Fresh chanties...solid poundage...my side of the hump lol. Boletes a plenty, especially Slippery Jacks. Big honker Kings as well but they are growing too fast... easy target for the flies. What is the gestation period of them damn eggs anyway? Or can we call it that? Matsiman? Anyway all the Boletes are wormy as hell. But it is the first time this year that they have been in full bloom. And like I said before those little pinkish Russulas are everywhere. But, the long and the short of it is, I still see no pines...sigh.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
06:35:43 PM

Messages

walked a long way for one pine today.bearstooth a were dead and new ones are growing. one buyer here that bought 2lbs yesterday.not much for growth afew lbms,rains coming.just asyou think your done you find one and they pull you back in.hehe ill try again this weekend .glad i have a job this year. good luck and stay safe


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
03:50:42 PM

Messages

Anyone out there nows if any buyetrs are out Boston Bar or Hope????


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
03:29:15 PM

Messages

Nothing up on St Helens but blue sky and sunshine. Not such a great combo for mushroom growing. Sure was a beautiful day for photos. Still hoping. Still waiting. Full buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
Steve
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
02:06:47 PM

Messages

No pop so far this year in Powell River. None expected either. Waste of gas & time.


User_Name:
coug
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
11:39:43 AM

Messages

saw this on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFbqbQusnic can anyone tell me how that many shrooms = 40lbs? or did he say 4lbs?


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
06:24:06 AM

Messages

sorry garf, different dano in pemberton. im still in the canyon.not much here,talked to the only buyer last night has bought less than 10lbs. in 8 days. his rents due today . im doing the forbiddin pick today(lol).looks bad partner just canceled.ill post later. keep safe


User_Name:
Coastal_shroomer
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
01:57:04 AM

Messages

Hello I live on the Oregon coast south of tillamook and am an experienced mushroom harvester. I am looking to see if I can find someone interested in buying golden chanterelles, king boletes (porcini), lobster, and occasionally cauliflower mushrooms. All my mushrooms are cleaned upon harvest and would be guaranteed fresh. If this is something you might be interested in please e-mail me back at that_guy_willie@hotmail.com with the prices you would be willing to pay for these fine, delicious mushrooms. Thanks, Will


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
12:36:56 AM

Messages

hi, anyone doing well with porcini this year? coastal areas? subalpine? Any Islanders having luck this year? totally have a hunger on for some boletes before it gets too far in the season.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
12:33:35 AM

Messages

hi salalguy, salal and ev'grn huck are a couple things I tried for two seasons, about 10 years ago. it is very competitive (moreso than mushrooms!), and most florists have regular sources. However, the market for wild greens of all kinds is fairly open, and specially so for the invasive laurel leaf daphne. here in BC it's not uncommon now to see it in arrangements. I recommend you do some leg work, and phone florists. 5 big ones, 5 small ones, and ask them what price they pay the pickers and the brokers, if they will tell you. Then average them out, and charge that. Orrrrrr, you can ask them to email you on a weekly basis for their wish list, or if they will take your "menu" on an email basis. it would be really handy to know some landscapers too. That is my trade, but I have a reg. job doing it now, so no customers with neat shrubs. when i had my little biz, I had to make 3 phone calls and leave a messages every week, to my 3 florists, to let them know what i had in the trailer. takes a while to get a relationship like that going. similar to mushroom picker and buyer/chef/customer relationship. ask their advice on what they are looking for too - it will almost certainly be different for each florist. And get permission on forest land, or whoever is the owner/logger of the TFL, or private land. powerlines are generally good for anyone, but might want to ask first. might even be a contract available! :) good luck! formosa30@shaw.ca for any further advice.


User_Name:
matsutake2011.com
Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time:
12:05:53 AM

Messages

Chemult $22 tonight. East side P. Pine new buttons are chalky & small,..... there are new ones coming but punky and tight, those big yellow bellies on the edge of the park are usually a good indicator patch and it was fairly weak .....Red fir/Doug fir new buttons on the crest from the Park to D. to S. to C. Lake are firm but they don't look like they're gonna run. Fair amount of punk buttons, but just that. Hit the heavy Rhody patches too and just tight little nickle buttons on the crest and west side right now. It's maybe pickable at $22 but I don't see those 1/2 pounders lurking. One tough year. Kudos to Matsiman ;-) as it is ......out!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
10:54:36 PM

Messages

not gonna happen here ... so don't waste gas money... i know lots of people been out and got nadda... my new fence rail contract is keeping me busy and my mind off of it a bit... these guys that predict a big pop by the weather network are what ??? i would rather someone doing a little legwork than some armchair quarterback telling me a story to get me to blow gas money... dano thought you were going to pemberton area ??? book em and full buckets to all ... heres one ,, come hell or high water i will get some on thursday and maybe earlier if i can't stand it anymore .... and oh ya i will take pictures .... not many mushrooms but pines ... and you can take dat to da bank....


User_Name:
NO BS
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
09:39:52 PM

Messages

Not yet Randle for some reason???but i will be there soon as it start poping..hope soon looks like little late this year ..hoping to be there next couple of weeks. still in Org.....marin, i was there last week no good..very little so went back to Or.


User_Name:
mountain mamma
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
08:47:39 PM

Messages

just want to thanxs for the awesome prices this yr.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
08:39:22 PM

Messages

YOU DON"T LOVE IT!!!!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
08:32:47 PM

Messages

I GAVE UP WHEN I RAN INTO HIKERS DOG,THOUGHT WAS BEAR!


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
07:23:36 PM

Messages

sorry about the rant and potty mouth. angers me about the logging in a great spot.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
07:19:31 PM

Messages

Don't give up yet, station 23!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
06:26:13 PM

Messages

no show at randle! it won't be this year. just have to wait till next year.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
03:29:19 PM

Messages

Hey NO BS, whats your name? So far Randle is a no show!


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
02:54:15 PM

Messages

I always go home with a couple grand. You just gotta stay out of town, and know when to quit.


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
02:54:15 PM

Messages

I always go home with a couple grand. You just gotta stay out of town, and know when to quit.


User_Name:
No BS
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
02:00:53 PM

Messages

I'm tired of these guys telling how they are getting their money worth on going up to mountians, i have been out there for the last 8 years and counting only to find out that some years is ok and most sucked..but no money saved justed on gas and food and pennies left. Yes you can make money on the buying side but now it depends on how and who you are buying for.!!. i will not name any names or companies but watch out and becareful with false hope and make sure you get your commision on time or on top when they wire you the money to buy..!! I have drop 1 company and will be buying for another and you can see me at randel this year. No BS ...I will tell you if you ask how much i make. I was a picker too and know how hard it is and feel for these guys that goes out there everyday and they need to get paid as i would like to if i was out there. What i won't do is drop my price just because the other buyer has drop his so he can make more.!! I buy for whatever the company tells me to and stay that way. Good luck Skeena picker...hope to see you on this side soon.


User_Name:
jonnyshroom
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
12:57:41 PM

Messages

any 1 from the coast finding any thing just coup[le babys for me ???


User_Name:
tarp resider
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
12:56:27 PM

Messages

my camp was down by the log sort


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
12:28:03 PM

Messages

We need some rain here on the Oregon coast....


User_Name:
undercover F1
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
10:24:24 AM

Messages

LMAO,for tarp Resider/aka piece of S^*T,clean up your mess ,pack it in ,pack it out,and for your info L=laughing M=my A=ass,which we know you are!!1 O=off


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
09:31:51 AM

Messages

morning guys. just got back from mountains,we never seen a shroom. there was 2 of us same patch as every year, we know it well and got zip. wasin bb on the weekend, not looking very good.not worth the drive again i dont think. but you never know.not enough rain for germination at the begining.getting late now, well good luck, full buckets. stay warm


User_Name:
tarp resider
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
09:01:02 AM

Messages

hey iamo whywould i give you more info i'm not here to convince you of anything. too much work


User_Name:
lmao
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
06:18:57 AM

Messages

i cannot believe what i read, popping 21 or 22 because the weather network says so. people dont listen to buyers that can predict the pop .what they want is for you to come running,pick gas money and if alot fall for it you make him money.OLD TRICK. no big pop will happen. the next line is can i borrow gas money to get home.ive picked bb for 25years and i may not be one of the greatest pickers but mark my words south coast is a bust this year. ive been tricked by mother nature in past and will be again. but not this year. buyers work for JOE not pickers. boletes you are right on the money about buying. full buckets guys


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
06:09:57 AM

Messages

tarp resider (some info. needed please to make sure its yours or are you a cowardly bullshitter? If not then thanks for some of the good stuff ... BTW stick to mushroom picking, your carpenter skills suck! pack out what you pack in or Karma 'll get you wherever ! Anyone seeking to make a true effort in becoming an enterpeneur, GO FOR IT!, do the research first. don't let negativity slow you down especially here. don't limit the research or product and ask around in as many circles possible. We've changed from being just pickers to picker/seller and have made great connections and decent money along the way. If you can make progress in the mushroom world, you can make it anywhere as its that tough. More so if your honest which is the best way to go. Happy Trails.


User_Name:
Skeena picker
Date:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Time:
12:44:10 AM

Messages

I have a newer 3/4ton truck. 2k wouldn't be a problem to invest. I quit picking for a number of years, I wouldn't go out picking for less then $10 per pound. I am thinking of building an 800 sqaure foot building to dry mushrooms. I sold yesterday at $24, 10, 4, 2, 1 I think if you paid $5 per pound on the lower 3 grades for drying, you could make a lot of cash that way. The pickers would also benefit from the flags. It just takes a solid market; how do you want it? Slices, shredded or graded. Just as an experiment, I dried some shrooms and cooked them up, not to complex. Happy picking


User_Name:
Skeena picker
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
11:51:11 PM

Messages

Wow, thanks for all the replies. Shroom hunter, I will contact you on Tuesday. I have an all day meeting tomorrow then an AGM in the evening. Cheers Rich


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
11:35:48 PM

Messages

skeena picker ,give me a email r2421@telus.net


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
10:50:53 PM

Messages

There popin up all over where i am.


User_Name:
rob
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
08:02:53 PM

Messages

according to weathernetwork the flush in boston bar will be huge on the 21-23, mark my words. -Rob


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
07:50:38 PM

Messages

where is this at shrommer chick?


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
07:36:39 PM

Messages

So you want to be a buyer...... if you have picked you now how that is, Now add keeping your accounts balanced, getting your product to the airport on time, getting screwed buy your end Buyer, dealing with all the different cats that are going to jump on you as soon as they think your grading is a bit off, or when they think you trying to screw them because the price dropped from yesterday, And perhaps the odd guy that thinks he might want to stick a can of bear-spray in your face and take your money........ and it really isn't your money anyhow. Plus you have to put everything in baskets with the right weights, and grade. and end up getting about 3 hours sleep a night. MAN I would rather be picking..... But I will give you your due if you can do all that..... BTW, do your math at the end of it all you will make less than minimum wages... Mind you if you are any kind of writer , you might be able to publish a best seller about what it takes to be a Mushroom Buyer. Shit I hate being negative. I will say this on the positive side. There are some (a few) really GOOD buyers out there, and the have my full respect. I only hope you all have a little love for those special buyers, YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE..... Good picking guys and gals


User_Name:
SHROMMER CHICK
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
07:35:57 PM

Messages

Found one very small matsi button... but animals beat me to it.. nothing further....


User_Name:
stikNmove
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
07:13:58 PM

Messages

what u need is $2k, a pickup truck and the conneciones. And a poker face when lying thru your teeth. lol


User_Name:
Skeena picker
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
04:52:17 PM

Messages

Can anyone steer me in the right direction in becoming a mushroom buyer for next season? I am a picker, know lots of pickers and have an ideal buyer location. Thanks


User_Name:
tarp resider
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
03:30:33 PM

Messages

thats too much work. Besides I don't need it any more


User_Name:
snowdonkey
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
01:35:57 PM

Messages

hows weather in nakusp^^,,pine picking up. also where""s my question mark.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
06:13:56 AM

Messages

gidday...NAKUSP: few pickers, few pines, few lobster, many white chanti's. (tarp residence down by the LK about to collapse from rain pockets, if you don't plan on returning then Strike It! it appears to be many months old...get your shi@ out of the woods! ) Happy Trails.


User_Name:
lily15
Date:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time:
12:27:18 AM

Messages

Hi Mushroom Mover I will contact the owner tomorrow and see about a selling more chanties. The patches are full of chanties so hoping the matsi will follow soon. The weather is perfect for them this week. Will keep you posted.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
09:35:10 PM

Messages

Hit it hard today,got up at 4:00 am and was on the trail up the MOUNTAIN by 8:00am (3 hour drive) three of us found 1.08lbof pine by noon. Went down to the low lands and picked 18lb of yellow chanties and 3.5lb's of lobster, made $90.00 that was split three ways. I did not make any money today, the thirty for my share went into the gas tank before I ever left Tacoma! I'll try again in five or six day's! :( ps, didn't get home until 9:oopm DO THE MATH!!!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
07:25:10 PM

Messages

alright , germany 17 sounds like you been there and done that,that's to much info.


User_Name:
steve ii ns
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
06:21:36 PM

Messages

matsi crop is looking very good here in lun. queens area of nova scotia. I could have picked 30 or so lbs of new buttons and good wormfree stuff myself today other pickers same thing. i will be buying mon and tues local pickers call me for more info at 9025431593 stevansmith55@hotmail.com


User_Name:
Mushroom Mover
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
05:33:59 PM

Messages

Hi Lily15, Im glad things went well with the deal. A good one for the future. You are in. Contact me when the pines come, maybe we can work together again. Have a good one folks!!! MM


User_Name:
salalguy
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
02:23:44 PM

Messages

I would like to find out more about salal picking. Anyone with info on buyers, prices etc can contact me at zygot69@hotmail.com


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
12:06:24 PM

Messages

pickers, no fear pines will be hear soon enough!


User_Name:
lily15
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time:
12:23:45 AM

Messages

Mushroom Mover - I need to hear from you by noon Saturday (Oct 15) as I have to sell the chanties while they are fresh. Drop me a note at lily15@shaw.ca


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
08:52:52 PM

Messages

Hey Marin...haven't seen any sign of Rick yet. I did hear there was a buyer over at the Lone Fir but have yet to see him. Maybe could be Rick, I thought I saw his truck up on the hill. I will talk with Adam tomorrow and let you know. Still no pop up here but it just started raining again tonight and the temp dropped quite a bit. This is good. And I saw GOBS of Russula and yellow coral all over the place so that is definitely a good indicator. Keeping hope alive. Full buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
08:50:40 PM

Messages

I don't know about St Helen, sorry if I gave the wrong impression, I pick the mountains!


User_Name:
lily15
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
08:08:23 PM

Messages

Mushroom Mover - I have 10 to 20 pounds of chanties if you are interested drop me a msg at lily15@shaw.ca


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
07:20:50 PM

Messages

ripper---this year we are on what I am calling cruise control---with the late start I didn't try and push a bigger market for our products so we have all the pickers I need right now---we have shut down even with the pickers we have for a few days due to my cooler being too full---thanks for thinking of us


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
07:20:43 PM

Messages

ripper---this year we are on what I am calling cruise control---with the late start I didn't try and push a bigger market for our products so we have all the pickers I need right now---we have shut down even with the pickers we have for a few days due to my cooler being too full---thanks for thinking of us


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
07:14:58 PM

Messages

Mushroom mover---shoot me an email at FirstNationsWildcrafters at shaw.ca and I will see if I can get you hooked up.


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
07:04:59 PM

Messages

Matsies at Cougar?!?! Oh yeah. Lots of them. Mile marker 22. Turn left at blue pop can (left by bear grass pickers) Go two hundred yards to Toshiba TV (left by tweekers) , From there you must go down hill cause all %^$# runs downhill. Once you get there head to the rainer beer can (left by american loggers 20 years ago) . The you will arrive at the place that used to grow nice mushrooms. But now is blasted all over the internet by attention starvered dumb^&%$'s cause they can spell, maybe put some sentences together that rymes. (i think they call them fell'as rappers) . MUSHROOMS GROW IN THE WOODS PEOPLE!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
05:56:43 PM

Messages

any pines pop up at cougar.


User_Name:
shroom hunter
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
04:49:53 PM

Messages

still going in the nass.prices dropped alittle $ 24.still 5 buyers there.two in the villages and 2 off the nass road,tankers road. and one set up @ the old tire shop.nass camp is pretty much gone. full buckets to all.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
03:23:56 PM

Messages

heading up to pemberton for a peak at pines.. anyone have any pointers or rds to head up??


User_Name:
mushroom mama
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
12:46:53 PM

Messages

Pine price was 25 on coast and 2.50 on chants.Believe one buyer was 30 on pines last night.


User_Name:
Swellchaser
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
12:08:39 PM

Messages

Found a couple Shaggy Manes while biking around Stanley Park today. Yum Yum!


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
09:03:05 AM

Messages

Matsigurl, is Rick buying at Adams store? They both know me!


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
08:45:22 AM

Messages

Should be good soon. Forecast temps are the same as the end of July, August 1st when it set the mid August flush. That's what I love about southern BC. We can have any season at any time.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
08:31:50 AM

Messages

Planning to go out tomorrow and check on the size of the ones we found on Tuesday, I'll post Saturday night or Sunday, good luck this weekend everyone!


User_Name:
Jddeloa
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
08:14:03 AM

Messages

does anyone know what the pine prices in oregon are ?and chantys prices are ?


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
07:33:34 AM

Messages

Hey Fungi Funguy...... we might just have to make a trip down there............... never picked in that area... and not even sure where to look...... keep ya posted.


User_Name:
mushroom mover
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
05:56:55 AM

Messages

Thanks lily15 and garf! We are interested in all kinds of edibles, let me know what you find, thanks


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
01:51:26 AM

Messages

I did go out for my early morning and found very little ... not saying it won't happen at all ,, just not yet and very few .... mushroom mover the chantrelles i sold were whites and nice new ones but that was three weeks ago ,,, not sure if that patch is done and i got a pretty good price .. the buying stations apparently are still at $25 for matsu heard from the buyer herself so the 50 was a rumour,,, but rumours can be good ,, lol noone buys chantrelles here on a steady basis... back to the woodpile ...


User_Name:
Lily15
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Time:
12:52:24 AM

Messages

Hey Shroom Mover I am going to check a couple patches this weekend so may have some chanties to sell. Will keep you posted.


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
09:14:59 PM

Messages

Did I mention the Russulas are out in full force now? That is never a bad sign.


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
09:13:33 PM

Messages

Guess I am a better picker than you zed - I found pines in Tofino.........but that was over a month ago. Haha!


User_Name:
zed
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
08:34:05 PM

Messages

hey shroomkid and "VI gang" i hate to rain on anyones pine parade but i am sticking to chanterelles for now.... checked gold river and pine patches north of nanaimo.... if anyone can find pine then they are a better picker than I (and i have references for VI patches).... later zed.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
07:37:43 PM

Messages

hey y'all...took a break today and gave the old feet a rest. and my eyes. did a little bit around the park. it didn't rain all day. kinda warm, too. about 55 degrees. maybe Saturday or Sunday? Maybe 2012? ANYWAYS<full buckets! matsigurl


User_Name:
mushroom mover
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
05:15:25 PM

Messages

Hi Keith on VI...can you ship some chanterelles on the greyhound from PA to Maple Ridge??? Prepayed of course! Thanks


User_Name:
ripper
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
04:59:29 PM

Messages

anyone know the price at keith mushroom station in port alberni? chants?


User_Name:
Patchhunter
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
10:38:03 AM

Messages

Tofino Ucluelet mushroom patches are going fast/ Bike and walking path is being destroyed as I type this, Nothing against logging but the mess there making out there is crimminal, makes a person wonder where our forest service are, North end of the island leave Widlife corriders and clean up there setting before moving on to the next one, how come not here? A lot of desgust out here.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
10:25:30 AM

Messages

Hi VI gang, got an email from an up-Island friend that it's time to check matsi patches, north of Nanaimo and in the Gold River area. going to check my south-Island patch soon. (again...) might have to get out the backpack and the extra buckets. the guru here says it will be a short season, and possibly heavy. snow flew here in early Nov. last year...


User_Name:
Fungi Funguy
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
08:00:43 AM

Messages

Nothing in Nakusp,found two baby buttons,and two buttons under the moss,both had there heads just chewed off,must be Elk ,lots of chantys and quite a few lobsters,weather varience is changing,should bring a flush this weekend,but few and far between. Fungi Funguy in Nakusp @ the Esso


User_Name:
FUNGI FUNGUY
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
07:43:14 AM

Messages

nakusp is maybe just going to start to pop,seen 2 babys and two buttons with there head chewed off,few and far between,but the weathers right after a very dry summer,slim pickings is the word,but I think this weekend will be better as the range in temperature is increasing,Fungi Funguy@ the Esso in Nakusp


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
07:18:12 AM

Messages

Just wondering if anything is happening yet up towards Nakusp.... thinking about trying picking up there this season.... Virgin territory for me, so not sure when they are starting.... or if they already have..... if anyone has any tips on Yeh or Neh for heading that way... .please let me know...... Thanks a bunch.


User_Name:
Shroom Mover
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
06:12:35 AM

Messages

Hello pickers...anyone interested in selling some 10 to 20 lbs of chanterelles in Maple Ridge BC, just leave a message here. You can put them on a greyhound if you are on VI, thanks!


User_Name:
Sniper
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
04:14:14 AM

Messages

Hey can any one give me current prices for fall Shrooms? Particularly chanterell, lobster, cauliflower, and chicken of the woods (sulfur shelf). Thank you. Rich Schneider 360-751-4563


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
12:42:37 AM

Messages

Don't give up just yet, Matsigurl I used to pick that mountain, didn't do as good as some other's, but there is still time. Keep an eye on the ring. Meaning the snow line as it comes down the mountain. Baby's are growing as I post, I've seen an covered them up. We need some colder weather. Maybe a short but sweet season! Full Bucket's!!!


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time:
12:12:45 AM

Messages

Will do button bunny, but realistically unless you have a solar powered four wheel drive and can go long periods without eating, there is not much point coming to pick mushrooms on the coast (Chanties anyway). When you factor the $5.50 a gallon for gas and the overall insane cost of living around here, there is little chance to earn a living at this anymore. But if you do come, look me up, I have a stash of space pills and an electric scooter with your name on it


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
11:12:39 PM

Messages

mushroom hunting today,down close to mt. saint helen, no pines then ran into hikers dog,thought was a bear scared the hell out of me.this probably the last hike im going to do this year.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
10:23:43 PM

Messages

hey Forest harvest a shout out to you over there ... hope things are going well .. i see your e-mail in my backlogs so i will send you a couple of pics if i find any .... just nice to look at like your dune ones were that year ... today i noticed some birch that i had cut this spring , and just left out to weather and do its thing naturally has now become innocullated with oyster mushrooms it looks like ... bout the size of my thumbnail but nicely formed .. worth saving and introducing to more birch??? will take a picture and send to you if i remember ...


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
10:06:49 PM

Messages

heard the price was 50 as of yesterday ... but 0 lbs at 50 is the same as 0 lbs at 4... lol ... back to the woodpile ... but i do wish everyone good luck ... i am persistent so i will leave at dawn tomorrow for a small hike and if none be back at work by noon .. full buckets ... found one here last time .... maybe ????


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
10:05:32 PM

Messages

I guess I was a little optimistic in my prediction about Wednesday. Still nothing; hopefully soon. Would like to explore some of my tried and true ridges in and around the mcbride washout and the equestrian camp that sits at mp 7. Haven't gotten a rest from the kings to make it that far. It was a beautiful, crisp, clear day today. I saw lots of pickers and lots of empty buckets. BUT after all is said and done, I always remember it isn't about getting what you want. It's about loving what you got. And I must say I sure love having two good legs to walk with and the opportunity to explore every inch of what I consider to be paradise...pure paradise.... full buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
price check
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
07:23:55 PM

Messages

price was $ 42 in the nass.got to love that.for the last week week too.thanks mario,your the man. shame it`s almost over.snow on the mountains.ful packs to you dano. not many coming in else where. was good for the nass this year. market`s where good over sea`s. shame ,it`s almost done.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
06:13:28 PM

Messages

Buttons found in south BC....something happening soon!


User_Name:
Shroom Mover
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
05:58:38 PM

Messages

Anyone interested in delivering 10 to 20 lbs of chanterelles in Maple Ridge BC? good price! I think Garf is around there no? Anyone? Leave a message here, thanks


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
04:51:29 PM

Messages

buyer in boston bar has bought 2lbs at $18lb. lots of pickers waiting for the big one. unless it gets cold fast i dont see it happeningive picked same area 20 years and have seen this before im sorry to say. payday ray call me if you come this way. stay dry and safe my friends


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
04:47:44 PM

Messages

Hi all...... just wanted to say I have been a picker for the most part of 20 years...... I remember first starting out, and the prices were crazy.... going from 80$ a lb. to one year being over 300$ a pound. Now it seems the mushrooms are fewer and farther between. Where they used to grow has either been dug up by inexperienced pickers using rakes or logged. The weather changing seems to be making a difference as well. Other than for the pure fun of it, and just getting some exercise, fresh air, and enjoying finding a buried treasure now and then...... it isn't even worth the 2.50 or so a pound to even make a trip anywhere now to pick. Costs more in food, supplies, and gas then the value of what you have in your bag at the end of the day. Crandawg... from one to another who used to be a grief pointer..... Good luck to you man... maybe you can keep me posted on whether it's worth the trip down from the Okanagan.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
04:28:27 PM

Messages

Full moon tonight, good things about to happen! Take it with a grain of salt, but I 've seen it before!


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
03:26:30 PM

Messages

but...


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
03:23:13 PM

Messages

And my big schnozz can't smell 'em yet either...


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
03:17:37 PM

Messages

And the earth ain't got my fingers cold yet either.


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
03:13:36 PM

Messages

The spiders don't know it's winter yet.


User_Name:
lastinlinebrandon
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
01:09:30 PM

Messages

sry guys i had somebody that emailed me about my mushrooms and they are called lepiota so im sorry for the bad info!


User_Name:
kingbolete
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
12:40:01 PM

Messages

hello, any news from Nakusp? we were there about a month ago and it was very dry. Have the rains improved anything? Hoping to make it out this weekend. We're recreational pickers, only interested in kings.


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
12:01:14 PM

Messages

Hi Garf, I went high and low but found nothing. I'll give one fresh patch of rusulas credit for getting my hopes up but that was all the excitement before exhaustion set in. August was better! It will happen but it just isn't there yet. We need some night freezes in our area and weather nobody wants to pick in. Allmost there. My best days have been when snow was falling.


User_Name:
goldenharvester
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
11:52:47 AM

Messages

Looking for a buyer near Tillamook, OR


User_Name:
jimbo
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
09:04:31 AM

Messages

i see the same things you are seeing matsigirl,except i found 4 pines yesterday and i am kind of close to you.hope you do well today it is getting late in the year we will see what the pines do.doesnt look good to me but i am no expert just a picker for 15+years and not a very good one lol.


User_Name:
islandpicker
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
06:26:07 AM

Messages

hiked for hours back side of mt washington and the beach Saturday checked a lot of my old patches not a pine to be seen :-(


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
04:36:03 AM

Messages

i have checked a few areas around here and there are No Pines.... everything is late this year as the gardens were probably about two to three weeks behind... i still think we aren't going to get many or hardly any and that happens on some years.. it has been good conditions now for mushrooms for a month , maybe more and still they haven't showed.. hopefully it will be like some other years where people give up and they pop late ... happens ... not a lot of time for all day hikes but if they come i will know and then i hike more ... not even sure what the price is but i have heard that the mushroom stations are dead ... two or three spots to check ,, not sure when i will get the time... until then i will be in the woodpile ... full buckets but you won't get them in this area


User_Name:
lastinlinebrandon
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
11:59:56 PM

Messages

I found some pines today, Right downtown courtney. but i am inexpirenced but do think from looking at hundreds of pictures that these are indeed pines, here is my email address if anyone wants to take a look at the pictures and tell me if i am correct thanks bingham_420666@hotmail.com or call me at 250-334-1777 and i will email them to ya or if your even in the area of kilpatrick and dogwood stop by and take a look thanks and good luck


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
11:18:47 PM

Messages

Well, another day in Cougar. And another day with not a single pine in my bucket :( OH WELL...It isn't Wednesday YET. I predicted Wednesday last week. And I still say maybe WEDNESDAY. It was considerably colder up on the hill today. I saw A LOT more of every other mushroom that grows up there. That alone was the best sign so far. And it rained. Boy oh Boy, did it rain. Hard rain all day long. Matsi growin', washout makin', creek refillin', cougar hillin' kind of rain that we get up here. So tomorrow I will be hopefully telling a whole different story. Full buckets to all, matsigurl


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
11:01:09 PM

Messages

Swellchaser - cut. half the time they have pins coming from behind later. if you don't have a knife, then... yeah, just pull or lay them over - twist is not necessary. The big ten or dozen year study in Washington and Oregon a few years ago agrees that cutting is best, and that picking chanterelles helps to keep a patch productive over the years. The control patch that didn't get picked at all started petering out. The lady in charge of it spoke at a SVIMS meeting a year or so ago, maybe two years ago? ... Nice chill in the air and the rain was cool to cold today... good for matsi! :) full buckets!


User_Name:
spotter
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
09:47:00 PM

Messages

Hi Looking to get started picking shrooms after hearing great tales from friends in Terrace. I'm in Victoria if any one want's to share gas i'm free weekends, oh and i'm an Acupuncturist ,veggie,respectful shroom loving kinda guy 778 430 3992 Steve


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
08:36:33 PM

Messages

without pine ur fine,there more stuff to do.


User_Name:
picka
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
07:40:06 PM

Messages

hey CRpicker - thanks for the heads up. chantys were selling today for $2.25 across from the ideal. hopefully you get a few good full buckets if you go out.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
03:03:09 PM

Messages

back already went to 2 big patches and we found our legs arnt that good lol. no pine today but if we get cold mabey. it looks like it could pop, trees are still just turning,snow on higher peaks. found truffles dont know anything about them thier brown with a bit of marbling, first ive seen this colour here. ???? hope you have more luck than me .


User_Name:
patch
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
02:49:34 PM

Messages

ps. havent got a clue about the other side of the water here or the trout area, might be worth checking if ya know it, but im pretty sure you wont be paying for your gas. come on down for the lifestyle, expect to spend more than you make for now. cheers


User_Name:
Patch Buyer
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
02:46:36 PM

Messages

Hi all, I am the patch buyer in Nakusp, and I figure I will attempt to explain whats going on in this neck of the woods. there are some decent white chanties, 40 lbs/day. price between 1-2 depending on rainfall that day. pines, well, those are very rare. a good picker can find 3 or 4 buttons all day. So, there ya have it. Hoping for a pine pop, weather looks ok but usually its skidoo time here in 2 weeks.....


User_Name:
bush boy
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
01:54:16 PM

Messages

i have always cut them off at the ground


User_Name:
Swellchaser
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
01:04:23 PM

Messages

So when picking, what's better, cutting the stem or twist pull right out of the ground (Primarily for Chantys)


User_Name:
little miss shroomer
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
09:36:25 AM

Messages

Hey bc carpenter..I read that you are in Nakusp..anything coming in there yet? I was hoping to get there this past weekend and it didn't happen...please post if you are finding anything..it would be greatly appreciated...please and thank you... :)


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
06:34:44 AM

Messages

good morning people. just got back from the island . lots of chantys never seen a pine. im going south soon holidaying, working too hard,mushy picking holiday. going this morning to lookaround here but dosnt sound promising. raining hard here but im afraid its too late in theseason. then the maples are just turning go figure.hi to my friends and full buckets. ill post tonite what i see. oh yes i will get some.lol


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time:
06:27:40 AM

Messages

Thanks Full Buckets. there is a reason you will never see me on the other board - I'm on here for good clear info, and to occasionally have some dialogue with real pickers and folks who truly care about the mushrooms and the ecology, the business angle, as I am an entrepreneurial sorta guy, and about learning more every season. I used to mostly just lurk, but this year have a bit more time, and felt like posting. (I was also shroomdude and shroomguy, once or twice. I like kid better! :) ) And, I really am on VI, and really am keen, if not addicted, to the hunt - and even better, am sober now, so I'm not stumbling around the bush and hurting myself, nor the patch, and have so much more patience, so am learning something new every single time I go out. I don't need the other board - I belong to enough clubs already! :) Cheers.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
11:31:36 PM

Messages

lol


User_Name:
Full Bucket's
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
10:14:15 PM

Messages

Ha, everyone I'am back. I have been reading the for the last two month's and did ask around and found that Marion,Marin,TK,matsigurl,Shroomkid,Mushroomeddie,Fungi Funguy are the persons. He is playing a game with you all. I have more to say but I'll just stop here and give him The Right end of the Rope and let him hang himself.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
09:58:23 PM

Messages

hey a big shout out to my buddy up at swift...fish on! full buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
09:13:13 PM

Messages

Hi Island picker, and CRpicker, and everyone else, do you find lobster in the same time as pines? like, do they start showing at the same time in your areas? or are lobster first, then pines? so far, no good lobsters here, only the earliest few turned to mush, or the deer dug up and chewed. none in the real patch yet either, but then, the russulas and shrimps aren't there yet either... maybe after last night's and today's cold rain? full buckets! and happy TG!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
06:36:38 PM

Messages

crappie are still biting,pine later!have fun .


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
03:11:05 PM

Messages

word! full buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
09:59:09 AM

Messages

If there was any mushrooms yet I wouldn't be sitting here posting this Carla. Matsigurl your right, I used to post useing TK, I decided the use my real name. hide and seek, if your in Randle then ask a buyer, they aren't buying because there is nothing to buy yet as far as pine goes!


User_Name:
jimbo
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
08:28:14 AM

Messages

alot of posts no pines lol i will hit it hard tomorrow.good luck all.endless bickering on this board between about 3-5people seems a bit childish but thats just me.again it seems like any day now geez have i heard that before.good luck all


User_Name:
bc carpenter
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
07:15:47 AM

Messages

ok i just woke up and i need to pick it is on my mind four twenty seven lol i just bought new tires gonna take the tuesday off and love it in nakusp full buckets all from da red chev...


User_Name:
Goofygills
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
05:38:25 AM

Messages

Hi island picker Just wondering if you are located in the Comox/Courtenay area? Give me a shout and we can go out for a coffee. Don't know if you pick any other types but your local knowledge on all varieties would be helpful to say the least. Have a great thanksgiving


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
05:10:16 AM

Messages

CRpicker, why don't you market them yourself, online. You'll get a better dollar, just a bit more leg work to do. :) ~~ and Carla, I fully agree - it all depends on the picker, and the conditions, and the time of day and location they go to. Some of us have a rule that if we don't see anything after 20 min. we head back to the truck and move on, others have a 1 km rule, etc. I also have found that the early bird only gets a good picking in if they scouted the block the day before and saw the bounty before them. otherwise, it seems to have to warm up a little for the new ones to pop, like morels in a burn specially, so I'm not in the rush I used to be to get out in the early morning. And some us are slow and steady Eddy's, and some are hyper-caffinated Cathy's, eagle-eye Edwin's and foggy-head Fred's. We all have a different kind of eye for it, and luckily, most of us get better at it every year, and learn something new about it evey year. My learning curve this year has been great! :) can't wait for the pine patch to sprout, but in the meanwhile, exploring and finding new chant spots closer and closer to home! so happy! :) Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Full buckets!


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
04:11:37 AM

Messages

so if perhaps , I did come across sum buttons anyone know what price being paid for #1's pines................thankyou :) randle


User_Name:
CRpicker
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
01:35:01 AM

Messages

Hey picka, The buying station in Campbell River is across from the Ideal Cafe in Campbellton across bridge. Head North across bridge turn into the Ideal cafe and cross the road on the South bound side. If you are standing at the Ideal Cafe door just look across the road to the left and in the chained link fenced area. Cheers........... (PS: if you find it can you post the prices here. thanx.)


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
01:21:58 AM

Messages

Just for the record some pickers love to claim there is no volume just to try to keep other pickers out of the area....


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
01:16:00 AM

Messages

Hi Marin, Just because one picker is NOT finding any doesn't mean there isn't any.... I have pickers come in and tell me there are no chanties out there right after a guy with 12 baskets just left... Sometimes it just depends on perspective :-) Not to mislead anyone our crop is still on the way and NOT here yet but there are certain times of the year when it all depends on the picker as to what is found by whom. It is comments like this that keep me from posting about our volume in my buying area because even if I am getting a lot of mushrooms in the buy station, that doesn't mean that everyone is going to find a lot of mushrooms, it could just mean that I had a lot of pickers come in. Not trying to stir up crap just sayin ;-)


User_Name:
where is cougar
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
12:18:26 AM

Messages

where is cougar


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
11:22:45 PM

Messages

This to Packwood Picker. My name is matsigurl, not TK. I believe that to be a poster who now uses the name Marin. I live in Cougar and always will so no worries about me coming to Packwood. hhhmmm...can we try and leave negativity and anti-social behavior on the bull board? Thanks, matsigurl


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
11:11:24 PM

Messages

Believe this, ( and I put this on my skin) if there are any pines popping, they are still hiding under the moss. Sure feels like they should be showing any day now. I have been ALL OVER that mountain for the last seven days and have seen nothing but some fresh holes in some of the most prime areas. SO....that tells me that there is definitely something under the moss that the deer can't wait for but they have been pretty thorough so far as to consuming anything they smell. Tomorrow IS another day. There definitely is ALOT of Chanterelles and a lot of others that characteristically pop in the same time frame as pines. So I am hopeful. As for matsi's on the 90? Could be possible, I suppose. However, the buyers have yet to see them. Until a few pounds get sold, I will be a non-believer as well. But hey, what is mushroom picking without a few tall tails here and there. You got to take the good with the bad. It's inevitable. Full buckets, matsigurl. PSsst...I think within three days this whole board will have a different attitude...


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
07:28:11 PM

Messages

anybody find any pines today at cougar?


User_Name:
djmpdx
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
07:17:35 PM

Messages

Does anyone know about what is being paid for chanterelles and cauliflower mushrooms? I have come across bunches hunting and if worth while I would pick more of these.


User_Name:
picka
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
06:27:46 PM

Messages

hey CRpicker where is the mushroom buyer? mine will be turning into mush in the back of the truck soon, so i'm not picky.


User_Name:
oregonpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
05:51:13 PM

Messages

I have been picking alot of fresh yellow Chanterelle and wondering if anyone was in the market to buy them please let me know , tlequine@live.com


User_Name:
CRpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
05:43:59 PM

Messages

Oops don't know why that triple posted, only clicked once. Sorry bout that. CRpicker ........ hopefully it doesn't do it again @v@


User_Name:
CRpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
05:41:42 PM

Messages

Anyone know if they are giving more than 3 dollars a pound for Chants in Campbell River yet?? Not worth going out if not. kind of a slap in the face at those prices. Please post the current prices and location if you know. Thanx, CRpicker


User_Name:
CRpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
05:41:37 PM

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Anyone know if they are giving more than 3 dollars a pound for Chants in Campbell River yet?? Not worth going out if not. kind of a slap in the face at those prices. Please post the current prices and location if you know. Thanx, CRpicker


User_Name:
CRpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
05:41:32 PM

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Anyone know if they are giving more than 3 dollars a pound for Chants in Campbell River yet?? Not worth going out if not. kind of a slap in the face at those prices. Please post the current prices and location if you know. Thanx, CRpicker


User_Name:
oregonpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
05:34:27 PM

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I have been picking alot of fresh yellow Chanterelle and wondering if anyone was in the market to buy them please let me know , tlequine@live.com


User_Name:
steve in ns
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
04:43:08 PM

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hi im looking to buy matsis in Lun and Queens Travel area fr. bridgewater to Kedge. any one finding good quality.+1 to+4s call me at 543 1593 thanks steve.in Nova Scotia


User_Name:
Steve b
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
04:36:05 PM

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Went out picking today I have 80 pounds of chanterlles to sell I live I'n Parksville give me a call 250)248-0785


User_Name:
bush boy
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
04:18:34 PM

Messages

no pines in powell river


User_Name:
estey01
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
04:03:44 PM

Messages

hey guys, so i went out for a hike/hunt today and stumbled upon a shit load of huckleberrys, does anyone know if anyone buys these? thanks


User_Name:
nightpicker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
03:50:40 PM

Messages

any pines comming up in powell river yet anyone


User_Name:
picka
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
02:22:49 PM

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any buyers in the comox valley? no pines yet but more chanterelles than i feel like cleaning and drying for myself.


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
12:26:09 PM

Messages

thanks alot coug, i will be outhere next weekend for pine or fishing for crappie all depends.


User_Name:
FUNGI FUNGUY
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
11:44:50 AM

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Going to the Nakusp area,mostly a recreational picker,looking to split on gas and such,anyone interested on having some 420 days,getting turned around,exploring new ground,maybe some billy goat trails,leave a message here or stop in at the Esso,leaving Calgary Oct 10th


User_Name:
jimbo
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
10:26:02 AM

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I have checked a few spots in packwood some extreme pickers i know have been on the 90 and they know it very well and none of us have found any measurable pines. so 25 lbs of pine from packwood or the 90 road i doubt very much.though it does seem they could start comeing any day.take it for what its worth but we have all made some long walks looking,and yes alot of white chanty.anyway good pickins all


User_Name:
valemount picker
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
08:55:04 AM

Messages

any buyers in valemount area? better yet any pines growing in area?


User_Name:
kootenay
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
08:39:27 AM

Messages

nakusp buying 25$ /lb pines, not much out there.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
08:34:31 AM

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For the record, there have only been five or six pines found this season so far, and they were found by Asians! Ask any buyer in Randle and they will tell you the same thing, I don't understand why August is misleading people, if you go now you'll be wasteing your gas! I've spent the last week up there and I know!


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
08:16:15 AM

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August you are the biggest liar on on this board, there are no amounts of pine yet, 1 here 1 there, Glad to know your around Packwood, I'm looking forward to seeing you, packwood/august. Oh bye the way, the Randle buyers think your a joke!


User_Name:
coug
Date:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Time:
08:14:40 AM

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staion23 - you need to go out with phantom/oldman/packwood picker/any any other moniker used - obviously they are the ONLY ones on the west coast finding any numbers. They have no need to post pics for proof cuz Hollywood already made a movie - Field of Dreams.


User_Name:
Packwood Picker
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
10:00:22 PM

Messages

Matsigurl are should I say TK hmmmm How is the foray going and did Chris have that run-in with the Law from the Forest Service!. Well you best stay out of Packwood and the same gose for Chris!. I had a run-in with Augustmoon today and he show me some pine's he just picked off the 90rd and told me where to look and I did.Wow he was right on most of them are 1's & 2's some 3's.I sold 23lb's of 1's and 18lb's of 2's with 4lb's of 3's. He well be in packwood buying on monday.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
07:25:48 PM

Messages

Wow! Beautiful day today, huh! Still no pines out on the south side of St Helens. I found some BEAUTIFUL Kings though!! Wonderful day for a hike. Hope the weather is same tomorrow. Full Buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
06:08:00 PM

Messages

buddy, went to randle today not much of a pine at all, whole bunch of white chant.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
04:30:13 PM

Messages

Swellchaser, I'm on VI. And, 3 hours for 5-10lbs of chants is normal for me these days. Timing and location is everything, and not being in a rush when you are at the patch - so much stuff is hidden. I've slowed down since my speedy 20's. I used to miss a lot. g-friend from then really taught me about that - we'd pick the same block, me power-hiking through, looking all over the place, and she'd carefully go along, be finished a 1/2 hour after me (figured it gave me time for a beer and a *oke) (quit both of those last year, makes picking better so far!), and have double or better what i had! lol! ... we used to laugh about it a lot. I wonder if she's on here, actually... Anyway, yesterday was a fluke. :) If you go pine picking though, and get the same in that time, then there's a problem! lol My real honey patches of chants by Jordan River have been logged, but I still have one elsewhere, up-island several hours drive, and I live on the real south Island. Why don't you take a spin out to Mission, or I hear it can be good around Squamish, and that's a ton closer to Van. That's where I'd go. And then of course you could look for the pines that are reportedly not toooo far from Pemberton. After my experiences finding chants so close to home now, after never looking in these places before, I'm thinking I've short-changed myself on closer-in shrooming holes... food for thought Swellchaser. :) And, btw, I'd look at the prices of shrooms on the 3 sites I mentioned earlier to guage yours. Remember, "Sold is Better than Mould!" Happy TG!


User_Name:
1st time picker
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
04:27:33 PM

Messages

First time out looking for pine in the whistler area . A friend had some luck years ago . Wonder if it's to late in the season for mushrooms


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
04:27:08 PM

Messages

Swellchaser, I'm on VI. And, 3 hours for 5-10lbs of chants is normal for me these days. Timing and location is everything, and not being in a rush when you are at the patch - so much stuff is hidden. I've slowed down since my speedy 20's. I used to miss a lot. g-friend from then really taught me about that - we'd pick the same block, me power-hiking through, looking all over the place, and she'd carefully go along, be finished a 1/2 hour after me (figured it gave me time for a beer and a *oke) (quit both of those last year, makes picking better so far!), and have double or better what i had! lol! ... we used to laugh about it a lot. I wonder if she's on here, actually... Anyway, yesterday was a fluke. :) If you go pine picking though, and get the same in that time, then there's a problem! lol My real honey patches of chants by Jordan River have been logged, and one elsewhere, up-island a few hours drive, and I live on the real south Island. Why don't you take a spin out to Mission, or I hear it can be good around Squamish, and that's a ton closer to Van. That's where I'd go. And then of course you could look for the pines that are reportedly not toooo far from Pemberton. After my experiences finding chants so close to home now, after never looking in these new places before, I'm thinking I've short-changed myself on closer-in shrooming holes... food for thought Swellchaser. :) Happy TG!


User_Name:
Matttrox
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
03:52:10 PM

Messages

Hey there. First time here on Matsiman But ive been picking for a couple years now. Ive got some chants, lobsters and chickens that im trying to sell. I live in nanaimo but can travel a bit if i need to.. anyone want to share a couple sellers? also whats the going rate for my 3 kinds of shroomies?


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
02:56:24 PM

Messages

west coast drifter is back in the patch making good gold in them hills? All good here moving product still. Stay in touch!


User_Name:
Swellchaser
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
02:37:02 PM

Messages

Shroomkid, Do you pick on the island or Vancouver? Went picking last weekend in the Lower Mainland. Yellow Chants are popping but not as much as it was last year this time. Very dry and mostly small buttons, with the medium size one here and there. I'm going to try a different facing slope in the next week. The mainland is no Vancouver Island that is for sure. Picking is slim. 3hrs only produced like 5lbs.


User_Name:
westcoast drifter
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
12:58:08 PM

Messages

Hey Sport,hope to see u soon !


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
12:10:38 PM

Messages

hey, matsigirl write me if pine are growing in the pacific northwest.thanks!


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
11:05:47 AM

Messages

yup, chants are out! found nice new spot, really close to home yesterday, all thanks to a messy picker, leaving bits everywhere, and a line of pink tape. amazing how some folks need to tape everything... no memory??? jesus... and matsigurl, you are absolutely right - the goddess and god, Tricholoma and Cantharellus, and all the forest fairies and sprites, adore the forest cleaners, and reward amazingly. truly. witnessed it. :) i never would have spotted the sweet line of pines last year if I hadn't gone to pick up some plastic bags and beer cans. same for last year's new-to-me patch of chants. :) (yesterday's haul was a cool quick 30 pounds of white, perfect, hand-sized chants! breaky today, and TG dinner tomorrow!) Matsiman, how do we put up photos on the site? I have some from yesterday, and the last couple years that would be nice to share. Full buckets everyone! :) and Happy Thanksgiving!


User_Name:
Swellchaser
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
09:00:31 AM

Messages

Thanks mate for the info!


User_Name:
Mushroom Bandit
Date:
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Time:
02:44:54 AM

Messages

But I'll probably see you there. I'll be the guy with the pissed off look on his face


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
11:32:21 PM

Messages

your chasing a dream. Boston bar will freeze over by the time you get there


User_Name:
Skeena picker
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
10:22:20 PM

Messages

How long does the pine mushrooms grow in the Boston Bar? I am going to finish picking in the Nass area then heading to the BB area. Thanks Richard


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
10:19:26 PM

Messages

No pines in the Pac NW. Went to Pdx and visited my buyer for a few minutes. Boy, he sure did have a LOT of chanties. Didn't see one pine in sight. He says middle of next week. I say the beginning. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Patience is a virtue...good things come to those that wait... Here's a challenge for all you out looking and not finding...use your plastic bag or your backpack and pickup any forest garbage you find in campsites and trails left behind by careless summer campers. You never know just when a kind gesture will be rewarded. What comes around goes around. Full buckets to all, matsigurl ;)


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
10:04:48 PM

Messages

Thanks highstrung - we probably know each other if you sold to S&M. I was always there, deep into the night, playing hearts with those two and several other regulars...maybe you were one of them. At any rate my email is mymatsutake@gmail.com - having said that, I am a once in a blue moon email checker, but I will make a point to look for yours. Maud was a great friend, Scott not too bad either lol. An update on the Island pickin's now: loads of chanties - most in good condition, some moldy. They must have popped about a week ago...I was busy working, but nobody seems to have gotten to them yet - had two short but sweet picks yesterday and today. Going for a full day tomorrow so should break the hundred lb mark fairly easily. Getting $3 at the moment, so not getting rich, but, as they say, it is cash money. Good luck folks, especially all you Islanders...and when the pines come I'll let you know...after I've picked 'em of course...


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
09:28:17 PM

Messages

Hi Swellchaser, thanks for asking. I charged two ways: one, for two chefs, I offered a price for perfectly clean, and one for bush clean - perf clean was around $11-13 a lb (perf means exactly that) and bush clean (I'm a blower and finger brusher, plus trim bottom) was $7-8. After the first visit, when they were both desperate for their Thanksgiving dinner services, and I had some of both, (which they both took), they opted for bush clean a couple more times each that season. (which was 3 years ago) Did a total of 230 lbs between them. I had to do a little buying that year. this board and craigslist helped me make contacts. And the other way, when advertised on craigslist and UsedVictoria, was $10 a lb for almost perf clean (I learned it was worth it to take my time in the patch, so no time spent in the wee hours at home under lights with a knife and brush, and sore back - $ you never make, doesn't help your profit margin...). If i did it now, I'd go by those two sites and kijiji, and price my good bush clean chants somewhere between the low guys and the high guys who are on there. And then of course there's the good old phone! hope that helps! full buckets!


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
08:45:07 PM

Messages

thanks, jimbo for ur report at randle. i was gonna go next weekend seems like pine are not there.


User_Name:
Curious
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
08:44:25 PM

Messages

Hi all, just wondering what the price is looking like for matsutake this season? (central Vancouver Island) Will it be worth putting gas in the truck?


User_Name:
just another picker
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
04:28:29 PM

Messages

hey there highstrung thanks for posting info on Maud...her and Scott are great people and it was great having fun in the zoo with them..always wondered where maud and scott are nowadays...ran into scott a few years ago when he was planting.. anyways thanks for letting people know...


User_Name:
Swellchaser
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
03:53:47 PM

Messages

Hey Shroomkid, I noticed in an earlier post that you mentioned calling restaurants in Whistler. What would you think is the going rate for Chanterelles to Restaurants in the Lower Mainland? I haven't sold since my days in Port Alberni, and now I just pick for fun and personal consumption. I wouldn't mind making a little coin on the side however. Thanks!


User_Name:
Pine Gal
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
03:26:52 PM

Messages

Its been a hot day And its 33.00 ib.I hope my patch is popping...Anyone out Boston Bar or Natkusp......


User_Name:
Jimbo
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
02:36:08 PM

Messages

no pines in the randle area yet,well maybe 6 have been seen at the buy station.as a matter of fact only 2 local buyers that are not there everyday and perry's depot and they are not buying shrooms everday.good luck all they better pop soon old man winter is coming


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
12:17:19 PM

Messages

thanks sport! gotta get out there! and hunt hunt hunt! with all the logging and disturbance going on, we have to look a little harder... ~~ Has anyone found any boletes yet? I only know one guy in Sooke who has found a couple, but they were pretty far out there, around Port Renfrew, in the sitka spruce. Full buckets!


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
10:34:21 AM

Messages

Sorry Pine King, you are mistaken! Maybe you still dont know where to look but there are some nice nuggets coming in at sea level. You ll find them im sure!


User_Name:
Gbass
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
10:17:47 AM

Messages

Any buyers around mid-Island?


User_Name:
erik666
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
09:08:00 AM

Messages

anyone finding matsi yet?


User_Name:
Louisiana
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
08:31:12 AM

Messages

Looking to buy 30-50 pounds of chanterelles would need them shipped to Louisiana must arrive by Monday. Give me a call and someone can work it out. Thanks Corey 5039139145


User_Name:
Highstrung
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
08:12:22 AM

Messages

Hello cranberrydawg. If you are looking for the same Maud i know, i have info. I sold to Scott and Maud (S&M) when ever i sold in the zoo. They became good friends and we picked together in Powell River. They since have split up and Maud has moved to Japan. Yes Japan! She married a Japanees man and they have a young child. Hard to believe as Maud was such a Gypsy (and beautiful). She emails me once in a while and seems happy with her life. They came out of the big earthquake and sunami ok. I last corrisponded with her at the end of mushroom season last year. She wanted 10 lbs of buttons sent to Japan but it was too late for anything but flags. She sent me a picture of herself, her new hubby and thier child. She also has a website and i think a buisness of her own selling clothing and jewelry and other stuff. I should still have her email address so if you would like to get in touch with her, post an email and i'll send it to you and a link to her website. I have never posted here before but i do read this board during mushroom season. I will watch for your answer. Good luck picking.


User_Name:
goofygills
Date:
Friday, October 07, 2011
Time:
03:23:46 AM

Messages

Hi island picker email: ron.dechambeau@yahoo.ca and you already have my phone number. If you want to go out for a coffee let me know. I don't work sunday or monday every week and am off everyday at 13:45. I am also off all next week but I do have to go to Victoria wednesday. looking forward to meeting and chatting with you. Goofygills


User_Name:
Lobo
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
10:24:13 PM

Messages

oops, spelled Liard River Hot Springs wrong, my bad.


User_Name:
Lobo
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
10:19:03 PM

Messages

Well I am no longer a Lone Lobo for now, since the wife got back home this evening. ...... Carla, I have Woofers phone number in my cell phone but haven't talked with him in a long time, perhaps it is already sniffed-out. But then two noses could be better than just one as long as the noses don't get in each others way. ...... garf, it has been many years since I drove the Cassiar. I had 'Landed' friends in New Hazleton who had moved up from Idaho. I stopped in to visit on my way to Alaska in 1982. I stopped in at Cassiar which was a thriving company mining town back then, I hear it is a ghost now. The highway was dirt and the Greyling fishing was awesome. I came back on the ALCAN through a huge forest fire that destroyed lodges and petrol stops, I have photos somewhere. The best stop on my way back was Laird River Hot Springs.


User_Name:
polly
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
10:08:39 PM

Messages

poozy pops picks peaches part time


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
08:06:03 PM

Messages

There are NO pines on the island yet


User_Name:
little miss shroomer
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
12:33:01 PM

Messages

Heading to Nakusp this weekend and will be checking things out. I will let you know how or what I find, If anything... :)


User_Name:
ceckert@anaid.com
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
11:03:53 AM

Messages

A award winning production company on the lookout for an INCREDIBLE STORY with a fascinating topic- MUSHROOM PICKING! This is a sub-culture that often goes un-noticed but its such an integral part of our society. Not too many people understand the conditions and the difficulty we want to show them! Anybody that's interested pls email @ ceckert@anaid.com ASAP! **this is NOT about exposing secrets, just about characters and is very anonymous**


User_Name:
brown button
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
08:52:45 AM

Messages

been a while since i even went picking because of the low prices but does anyone know if they are buying pines on vancouver island and what is the price. been working on restoring vintage cars instead of losing money buy picking. thanks


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
08:34:29 AM

Messages

Lobo, sometimes in order to catch a scent it takes a couple of hounds.... Where has our Woofer been?


User_Name:
island picker
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
08:26:43 AM

Messages

hi goofygills,, I do not see your email however I will give you a call.. seems its a bit early for the pines here (hopefully will come up) Really itching to go out.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
05:57:32 AM

Messages

Hi retired buyer.I remember when i went up to the north picking and i came home probably about October 6th . It was really wet and windy that year and the night i left the price went up to 90 a lb. i sold at 75 as we had to get going . Made 350 bucks in two hrs right behind where we were camped . Van dyke area..we were advised by our buyer Cathy (big french canadian family) as the roads could become impassible. Didn't seem that bad but we left. Since then the mushrooms i have always had the desire to go back but work and knowing this area so much better for picking have kept me home. Honestly i found some nice patches up there but when some of my spots come good here i wouldn't trade them for any . i've seen white and lots of it.. just not yet this year but a few years back i never picked much before mid october .. just on a few occasions.. still in this area i have my doubts about it coming very good .Lots of spots i know to the inch almost so i can keep pretty good track .. the advantages of old age and lots of hiking and i had an excellent teacher for the matsu's ... RIP my friend. i always think of you more this time of year. I know how you loved it.


User_Name:
Augustmoon
Date:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Time:
02:35:42 AM

Messages

It's nice to see that the pine's are up in my nack of the wood's. I have been picking all summer and had no time to post tell now. I well post for a short time. I have chanty's that have been coming open as of July 2 and now my pine's are starting to pop along with King Bolete's. I well return after the season is over. Yes lobo there doing fine and No TK it is not Lobo that you think is wrighting and tell Chris Hi for me ha ha ha lol


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
11:01:02 PM

Messages

I found a wormy little pine flag south of Nakusp


User_Name:
bushwacker
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
09:31:34 PM

Messages

prices in the nass where $42 ............. had another good day


User_Name:
susiew
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
09:28:30 PM

Messages

anyone know if the pines are coming up around Nakusp? Is there buyers there? We are planning on a hotsprings/mushroom picking weekend. Let me know of the price per pound and the buyers. Thanks so much...


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
08:58:09 PM

Messages

Believe it or not, there was a rumor that SOMEONE found ONE lone matsi in a patch of Kings today. I will not/can not verify this rumor because I sure didn't find any while I was in MY patch of Kings. MY patch of Kings (and this is NOT a rumor) were coming on like weeds. $13/lb. in Portland as of this AM. As a matter of FACT-I think I will go back tonight with my lantern and scoop up on the ones I passed by. Full Buckets, matsigurl


User_Name:
jj
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
06:52:50 PM

Messages

Marin, a piece of work..


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
05:08:44 PM

Messages

Thanks Carla it is nice to have quality friends, I am back to 'batching' and mining this week while the wife is at a training conference in Seattle. Too much snow in the high country so I have come back to the valley. Do you think that perhaps Marin is attempting to throw the hounds off of his scent? Long response on the Mad Morel Bull Board.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
04:32:33 PM

Messages

hey jmc, wow... thanks. so, if I come up there in the daylight, I'll be a little shocked... if i come at night, won't be so bad... bummer, in some ways. employment for others, and then, the creation of potential new chant patches in 20 years... I'll be mid-50's then... and maybe retired! so, it'll be awesome to come up for extended periods and camp and hunt shrooms all over ... Any ideas if they want to develop any of the areas for housing, or keep them as tfl's? big bummer about the Bamfield zone - used to be a sweet honey patch of chants and whatnot like angelwings down that road, about 20 minutes down. (like, 1000 sq. feet of scattered orange peels two years in a row!) sigh... Do you know who is doing the logging in the various areas? must be different outfits. ... also, is Keith still in operation out there, buying and selling mushrooms and berries, and all that, out by the rez, across the bridge? Thanks! :) full buckets! i'll let you know if I have time to make the dash up there, and maybe we can find time for a java or something.


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
02:07:58 PM

Messages

so,can anybody tell me if the mushrooms are growing in w washington?


User_Name:
ceckert
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
01:24:53 PM

Messages

Looking for pickers to talk to about a potential TV series...anybody that's interested pls email @ ceckert@anaid.com ASAP! **this is NOT about exposing secrets, just about characters and is very anonymous**


User_Name:
almaroespi@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
12:29:38 PM

Messages

here we go again!


User_Name:
retired buyer
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
10:55:56 AM

Messages

just a small note about the mushroom season, used to be that the mushrooms up north (terrace) would go until oct 10 (couple times into nov) then ususally by hallowe'en we'd be pickin heavy down on the coast. lotsa time left and sometimes our crop can go into the new year, keep yer ears to the ground!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
05:45:15 AM

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here it is october and hardly a shroom... been wet and cool but i think those three weeks of hot dry in august may have got the mycellium ... chantrelles are ok so maybe there is hope yet... i went out yesterday for a wander and there was 3 mushrooms and two were open ... one good sign is there is lots of mushroom flies in some areas ... took pictures but really i don't know how to get them up here ... the area i went yesterday is very very late if at all.... didnt even bother with the station as i didnt have enough and was wet ... went back to work for half a day and made fence rails... hey phantom i logged for years also ,,ran 90 footer and ,,clark skidder ,, drill rig for roads ,, chokerman ,,rigging slinger .. shake blocked all over this valley and in deerings old camp outta fair harbour..


User_Name:
Goofygills
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
05:04:17 AM

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Hi island picker If you would like to go out you can reach me at 250-792-1185 or you can email me as I think you get my email address when I post. Am really looking forward to meeting you. I am open for coffee sometime. Give me a shout. Goofygills Fill r up all


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
01:37:58 AM

Messages

That was a quick reply in lobo's defense!


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
01:35:43 AM

Messages

Sound's like our brother's to the north are getting hammered in their favorite patch's, here in SW Washington logging is at an all time low.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
01:25:10 AM

Messages

I don't believe for 1 minute that Phantom and Lobo are the same person. I know Lobo and his typing style is a whole lot different.... :-)


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
01:20:09 AM

Messages

Phantom Picker is none other than the Lobo, Golden Lobo, ect! he tell's more tall tales than a little bit!


User_Name:
jmc
Date:
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Time:
12:13:34 AM

Messages

Shroomkid.....Don't know about the mushroom fest. Sproat Lake has been logged hard out to Central Lake and the Ash Valley has been pounded also. Browns Bay sort on Central Lake has reopened. The Bamfield road has been nuked from one end to the other. Even the Log Train Trail from the motocross track to Coombs Country Candy store has a brand new road and is going to be neutralized in the very near future.Just about every patch I pick has new logging roads through them. Those damn road builders must be following me around.If you really want to see some devastation go in behind Loon Lake on top of the hump and head north.


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
09:28:58 PM

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Been slawg dawgin' it for the last month in the mountains northwest of CR and haven't seen one dawg-gone pine. Hangin' the caulk boots on the peg for another season and heading for some more familiar territory and hopefully some good pickin's on Thursday. Like Garf up north I'll give you all the straight goods when I get back. Good luck to all the islanders that are waiting for this late pine season - I think it's coming, but it'll be quick. Hi Bunk, Dano, Zed... And I guess I missed you Shantyman, shucks. Keith, I'll check in at the end of the week - I do believe I have a little something of yours. And, Maud, where the heck are you?


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
08:46:19 PM

Messages

is anyone finding any matsi's by crescent yet?


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
08:25:11 PM

Messages

thank u sooooo much, retired buyer. much appreciated!


User_Name:
RayOfHope
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
08:22:24 PM

Messages

$35/Lb for Pine today in the Bella Coola Valley near Snootli Creek Hatchery, everywhere else was at $33/Lb last nite. I believe Anahim Lake area just went up to $33/Lb. Bucket full to you all :) Just like the the 80's


User_Name:
SlimPickins
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
07:11:01 PM

Messages

Phantom Picker, check out the Mad Morel Bull board, no one ought to complain about your long postings there.


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
06:26:35 PM

Messages

zed...Campbell River is paying only 2.50 so you didn`t get ripped off to bad


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
06:03:25 PM

Messages

tell me if there are pine mushroom growing in wa.


User_Name:
staion23
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
06:03:19 PM

Messages

tell me if there are pine mushroom growing in wa.


User_Name:
zed
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
05:57:56 PM

Messages

i am with garf and others..... show some photos....or stop this relentless BS.... it is in poor taste already... i have seen Garf's 100 lbs day from 2004. i have seen king morels 120 lbs day from years past..... others have posted legit info...verifyable info. many like boletus joe share legit info... back to more important things.... i sold chantrelle in port alberni for 2.25 lbs in port on sunday, did i get ripped off? is there a better price on vancouver island? zed


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
05:40:33 PM

Messages

Well, it's slim pickins up on the mountain. There were a lot more people up there today. Probably because we had so much rain. ANYWAYS, found my fair share of Boletus Edulis (King Bolete). Now I just have to decide what exactly to do with them. I think I will EAT them. Yumm... Guess I will give it another shot tomorrow. I am ready to pick pines. Sure hope they pop soon. Full buckets, Matsigurl


User_Name:
Phantom Picker
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
05:21:34 PM

Messages

Hello everyone.WOW,there's alot going on here.ok first of all,Old man what's up with that,it's not like you to come out of the starting gate and poke at someone the way you did unless of course your back on that jungle juice again.I knew that this might happen when you said that you were going back to work with the same old boys.If you read back you'll probably notice that it was aimed at me because everyone thought that it's one person playing two, in which case I can asure all that it's actuly two people really.With that been said my apologies to does that have been offended by my friend.the other thing old man is what the hell is up with the baskets of mush that you sent.Who ever droped them off left them outside on the ground and were they even good when you picked them?maan they aren't even good for anything.Anyways try to keep in touch but only if your sober.Well now for my huge error with my math,I was tiered and in a rush to get back but again with the small buttons I noticed after the fact and I don't know how to go back and correct my mistakes just yet,but I'am slowly but surely learning.I actully had a young fellow show me a few things this morning and yes I now know how to get on mad morell to everyone's relief.lol.My daughter had droped in to my surprise and gave me this huge calculater and I mean huge with big letters so that will not happen again lol.I knew therewas a catch 22 when she set me up on here it's her way of keeping tabs on me.As for putting pictures on here well again dint know you could do such things,I do have a up to date camara at home.I have a hell of a time turning it on let alone taking pictures,dam thing keeps shutting it's self off every time I try to take pictures,you got it small buttons.I'll stick to my 35mm works every time.when I get back home I will see if my daughter could do something about putting some on here.I never leave home without my 35mm.As for the picking well,it hasn't been that great since my last post.I would say that 80% or more is wormed out,not good,and yes that damn bear for some reason he seems to beat me there,does anyone know why they only eat the stalk or even eat them at all.Every time I get to the patch there's caps on the ground with no stalk weird .as for writing a book I'd love to but if it wasn't for this correcting my every mistake you'd probably think that it was a ten year old doing this.the more I get to know this thing the more I like it,it's a beautiful thing as Martha would say.Is matzo man a year round deal or just when picking is on?last but not least I would like to say if there's anyone out there that doesn't want me on here just say so and I'll go to mad morrel not a problem.I really enjoy this and good to know that there are old time pickers on here besides me.It was stupid of me to think it was all young bucks on here the laugh is on me,so until sat- full packs and lots of cash.thank you.


User_Name:
retired buyer
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
12:37:47 PM

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on the rez, contact joe at ponderosa mushrooms, 1-800-575-4393. he can point you in the right direction.


User_Name:
justlooked
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
11:20:57 AM

Messages

No Matsi Boston Bar way. No go from my friends in Nakusp. What was the price? lol


User_Name:
NewMathEh
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
10:45:00 AM

Messages

Shogun, I am of the oopinion that Phantom Picker may be a Phantom Writer not a Mad MorelI at all. I am with JDS & garf here in belief that iffin "New Math" makes 40 lbs at 47 a lb calculate out at $425.00 then I need a new adding machine. I keep shaking my old calculator but it keeps putting out $1,880.00, so I figure that mine must be brok fur sure and that I need to find ther pine patches cuz they are getting way more then I can this year. Full Buckets to ya all.


User_Name:
islander picker
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
10:10:14 AM

Messages

hi goofygills,,, thinking maybe we should meet for coffee,, have picked the Valley area for many years and am now retired and pick on my own but safer i think with company.. might consider showing the area.. have you had any other interested pickers?


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
08:01:09 AM

Messages

That must be some kind of new math. I'm with you garf...a few pictures would be nice. But I'm not holding my breath!!!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
05:52:03 AM

Messages

rain , rain and more rain... still trying to figure out how 40 lbs at 47 a lb calculates out to $425


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
05:30:29 AM

Messages

I have 108 lbs of cleaned and packaged blue huckleberry in 5lb bags. pickd 2 days ago. My buyer from WA cudnt make it. Any pointers on huckleberry buyers? my email is 5412720023​@txt.att.ne​t.


User_Name:
Goofygills
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
04:33:14 AM

Messages

Hello everyone I need help!!! New to Comox valley six months ago and I would appreciate some experienced shroomer help identifying on a trip out . I love hiking so I would love to go out and help someone gather. Thanks Goofygills ( a wannabe forager )


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time:
12:24:45 AM

Messages

Thanks jmc. That's amazing. i heard that it used to be good picking chants up Ash Creek way, like, north of the airport a ways. never looked there. guess we'll have to wait 20 years... my fave patch in your neck of the woods was logged back in the 80's, I believe. I hope it's not in the block. will have to come up and take a look! :) how are things around Sproat Lk? I used to like a little patch barely west of the lake, on the main that side, till they deac'd it a few years ago. might have been reopened lately. Are they logging more up around Great Central too? or heading down towards Bamfield now? also, do you know if they're having the Mushroom Fest in Bamfield this year? it was cancelled last year, and I wanted to come. ~~ And, thanks Island Picker. No pines yet down here either, and I have to go pretty far for chants right now, and don't have enough time. hope our winter shrooms will be good this year! Full buckets to you both.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
11:13:14 PM

Messages

Still waiting for the start of our pine season in SW Washington, Chanties are really nice in some places, not a lot of lobster's still good in the places I pick. I've been thinking for since the 17th of Sept that it would start on the 8th, I guess time will tell, we had the tempature spike's and a good ground soaking rain in the right places! Full Bucket's


User_Name:
Shogun
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
09:46:55 PM

Messages

Phantom Picker, please accept my apologies for all of my unbelief or for helping to build fire under the pot that seems to have boiled over a little. It does seem a bit incredible or even awesome that someone could be getting as many high-grade pines and selling for so much when others may not even be picking enough for petrol money. Who would have thought that anyone would bother attempting to bury their vehicle in three feet of mud, even in my wildest attempts I could not get out that deep unless with a deuce & a half or five ton. I thought that perhaps you were our resident Mad Morel talking to himself being as it seemed as though you write in a much similar manner. I find myself in that same age bracket and also have developed my own higher paying markets. I do agree with others in that there might be a niche for you in writing story books or SNL skits even if it is done with one pecking finger stroke at a time. I would leave all the spelling as-is also for it makes it a fun read. How-some-ever entertaining it is I am inclined to pidgeon-hole it in the fantastic-frantic-fantasy catalog until I become convinced that it is all totally conceivable as being more than that. Still grinning from the entertainment, thanks.


User_Name:
Wanna Pick
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
08:29:18 PM

Messages

Hi How are things in Nakusp , anything yet or are there any buyers around ?? What has happened in Fostal with the logging .??? I'm ready to find something , Cnati's or lobster pines are better. Need info.


User_Name:
estey01
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
05:11:49 PM

Messages

Anyone heard of a buyer for any Ganoderma species, i here its used big time in asia and japan, but is there a market for it here, i got that shit everywhere!


User_Name:
island picker
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
04:42:13 PM

Messages

went as far as Tahsis yesterday found lots of chants general hill CR.. no pines.. still have not seen any buying stations in Comox Valley. spoke with a fellow picker also no show on the pines,, will hit the mountains on the weekend can't get in during the week too much logging so gates are closed


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
03:39:04 PM

Messages

Catch 22, log and export all the wood, or not log and have a bunch more unemployment. Strange though how we are led to believe that this is the only way we can move forward in the world. Has anyone noticed the protest going on in New York and Wall Street. People are starting to figure out just how much we are ripping each other off at the expense of the environment and the economy. Keep an eye on what is trying to birth..... Something has got to give. I'm seeing a LOT more turmoil in the near future. Get ready!! Oh!------ and good picking everyone.


User_Name:
jmc
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
12:15:53 PM

Messages

Shroomkid I'm in Port Alberni. They are logging heavily down Museam creek, Franklin, Cameron, Ash, just about everywhere. At the pace they are going there will not be a stand of timber worth picking within 5 years. China Creek sort is processing up to 100 loads a day.


User_Name:
jeffa1
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
11:32:55 AM

Messages

i have fresh and dried chanterelles and pines for sale if interested e-mail me at bomont79@hotmail.com


User_Name:
little miss shroomer
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
11:26:44 AM

Messages

Anybody out there check on Nakusp over the weekend and see any signs of future potential picking? or Boston Bar?


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
08:41:38 AM

Messages

Let's see, it's 8:45 am and the temp outside is about 45 or 50 degrees. I am 5'3" and my Helly Hansen's are probably at least one size too big. Then you have to count the size 8 hip waders when my feet are really just a size 6. Hot? YEP!! lol....Wish me luck! I am heading up to the mountain! Full buckets to all, matsigurl


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
02:27:05 AM

Messages

i do read the stories and they are good ..... ts for that ..... a little non discript picture would be so nice ..... offended i'm not ... old as dirt also so too late for that ...Si... i know you're watching lol ain't it wonderful ... keep dry in bella coola ... hope the people are doing ok after the flooding ... been there once ... great drive ,,, a real adventure ... beautiful .. forest send me your e-mail addy if you could ... this computer was cleaned out and reprogrammed ... everything was saved to disc ... i dont want to start sorting all that ....been picking for 40 yrs pal ... keep it real


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
01:33:41 AM

Messages

ts forest harvester ... i guess i will just go my merry way and do my own thing ... my friends can call me if they want to know whats going on around here and i will tell them prices at the stations and the real stuff ... until then full buckets all and good luck ... will say they are very late but getting lots of chantrelles and the mushroom flies are out big in areas .... 25 a lb friday .....


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
12:43:41 AM

Messages

Hey matsgurl. Are you hot?


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, October 03, 2011
Time:
12:17:07 AM

Messages

What a weekend!! I must have put at least twelve or fifteen miles under my feet. Up here there is always plenty to see-mushrooms or not. Unfortuneately, I saw very little in the way of fungi but sure did get to take in a lot of beautiful views. And then late today, we got rain. A lot. And the temp is dropping and I am thinking to myself, "Tomorrow is gonna be the day" So I have my rain gear hanging to dry and I just can't hardly wait. Thought I'd share my thoughts with the only people who understand. Hope to see y'all somewhere between Cougar and Randle. Full buckets to all...


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
11:03:01 PM

Messages

Anything showing in PR, P.Rv. Picker and whats the price?


User_Name:
P.Rv. Picker
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
10:17:05 PM

Messages

Shelley's station is open....same place


User_Name:
susiew
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
09:16:31 PM

Messages

What is the price for pine and Chantrelles right now...want to know if it is worth picking them this year. I do love to eat them so that is the choice is the price...


User_Name:
Islander
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
08:32:22 PM

Messages

It's good to hear there is finally buyers around. Anyone know of any around port alberni? And thanx islander picker for the heads up about comox still had to go check tho. And it's nice to hear there is still some honest people out there.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
08:14:39 PM

Messages

well , you better don't insult my friends .


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
07:25:54 PM

Messages

no need to call folks out, unless they are spreading erroneous information on how to key out a species, or something like that. We each have our own kind of knowledge that helps us find, or lose out on, these fantastic fungi that we are addicted to hunting. :) (~~ like, coastal dune matsi's???? do tell, forest harvest! this might change how I hunt. I can say that the matsi i find are all in a forest with a very sandy-gravelly sub-soil, beneath the smidge of moss and duff that's there...) Also, let each person show how screwy they are, all on their own, without being told so by someone else. keep things light and informative on this board please. :) use the bull board for anything and everything else. muchos gracias! :)


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
07:10:33 PM

Messages

old man you are screw ., garf is one of the pickers with the most knowledge.


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
06:26:43 PM

Messages

ST Jeans isn`t buying cause they say theres not enough money in it this year, Bill and Trudy are buying in Campbell River across from the Ideal Cafe $3 lb


User_Name:
oldman
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
06:13:46 PM

Messages

phantom sorry pal . truck lost front end, mud is like 3foot deep . no tow til monday. i sent shrooms on bus, go through them first please. why are people picking on us never said shit to them.ive just come out of the bella coola area if that helps great, but i tell ya its wet wet wet .i shouldnt have to justify to anyone if ive hurt your feelins garf thats too bad. in 62 years old been logging all my life . seen lots of patches pal. you just keep cutting your wood and let the real pickers get along with ourselves. thankyou matsiman for this site ,full buckets guys


User_Name:
shroomer chick
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
05:37:34 PM

Messages

Hello, apparently still no buyer in the comox valley. can anyone confirm buyers in campbell river ? or can anyone shed some light on why ST Jeans is not buying this year? perhaps they want to teach all those money hungry shroomers a lesson? clear factual info would be appreciated thanks SC


User_Name:
FUNGI FUNGUY
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
05:09:56 PM

Messages

As a recreational picker I have to say,the Stories by Phantom and oldman are awesome,one could easily tell me stories all day long,sure beats all the bitching and bellyaching I heard last year.I as well agree patches are not producing yet,and whats coming is wormy.Heading out tomorrow,cant wait to come across that patch which I dream of,until then Full buckets to all. pskeep writing on here phantom and oldman,be looking forward to your next post's


User_Name:
still picking
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
04:57:18 PM

Messages

chit is open in Powell River behind the Jailhouse Cafe 4 - 6 pm for now...


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
03:28:24 PM

Messages

Hey folk , Jake Pine I'm located in central New England . First of all my condolences to the family of the picker lost to the bush . Yes people, is no good to take the bush for granted and think that you will be able to get out of it every time , shit happens you never know. Well I do agree with Lobo about the weather, this year the weather has been nothing but unpredictable , I hate to describe natural phenomena with human qualities , however the only word I can think to describe the weather this year is this maniacal , 3 weeks ago we had a frost , matsies loved it , then last week we were in the 80's and then one day we had a 50 degrees temperature swing , freaking maniacal , It has been raining constantly for the past month and with this hot weather matsies are flagging like crazy . still good pickings however next week I'm taking a coastal dunes matsie hunting trip. take care and be safe out there .


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
12:52:37 PM

Messages

thank u for the input, but rain forest mushrooms in eddyville is a mushroom farm, not a buyer. I did call him from middle of the patch today, hoping he would be interested but, sadly he wasnt. he needed to contact some of his peeps to even know where they price at moment. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.256185061090620.59778.100000973834054&l=2618cdee8b&type=1 heres the link to my facebook page, with pics of my adventure. any suggestions on someone closer to me than coosbay? no one in florence? thank u matsiman, and peeps of matsiman.com for the good information and entertainment . heres to heavy shrooms and heaping buckets!


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
12:20:46 PM

Messages

Pine gal...where are you?


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
12:19:43 PM

Messages

hi gang. Hello jmc, which PA are you at? Port Angeles, WA, or Port Alberni, BC, or Port Alice? Or another PA? :) I want to get up-Island (live in south-VI) to my favourite patches, but a little worried about some logging I heard was going on up there, if I am coming mid-week. Where are they logging in your area? ~~ And, island picker, hello. Are things looking pretty good that far up? I'd love to come up for a visit, but I can't get enough time off work, so I have to stay within 2.5 hours drive of home. If you're going to Texada on spec, good luck. How are things around Cumberland? I've thought about checking out the second-growth there... Have you heard anything about Campbell River and area? Gold River? Sayward? Apparently there are some real honey spots way up there... :) ~~ And, wild side, thank-you. :) Full buckets everyone! (and functioning dehydrators!!!)


User_Name:
Pine gal
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
10:10:20 AM

Messages

Guess what?? were at $25.00 a pound..The flush is here its late but its started...yeah hoh.Maybe some money out ther.


User_Name:
Sport
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
09:53:58 AM

Messages

Phantom Picker, my sincere apologies! I just like to stirr the pot here and there but you sound like you know what you are doing and good for you on the pricing and volume. You must admit it sounds like a fairy tale though! But hey, we all know that somewhere out there in the woods, there are probably thousands of lbs just rotting away in some patch that is too far to get too. Are you in the States or BC? At least give us that much hahaha Good luck and keep on keeping on!


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
07:48:50 AM

Messages

well the phantom isnt around my neck of the woods 4 1/2 hrs. in bush here you dont even get to top of the hill.lol . i think the guy mabey is on his game,who cares really all i know is we havent any pines around here.what is happening in nakusp?dosent look good either?10 more days of work and layoff for me. mabey by then i get to pick one or two if im not too beat up.... by thesounds of things nobody is doing very well this year anywhere in b.c. how come there isnt any good pricing. one more thing its none of my buisness but how come were so quick to jump on phantom,at the very least hes interesting. now we take our bad luck out on others, shame on us.... phantom stick around buddy. good luck


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
05:28:09 AM

Messages

dead on "shroom Kid", enjoyed your bear incident journal "Phanton Picker" (consider writing a journal/story on forest tales). stay safe and have fun all ... Happy Early Thanksgiving!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Time:
01:38:56 AM

Messages

you will now recieve a professional BS ers badge ... and another one for longest one finger typing yarns in the pacific northwest ... until then i will be in the woodpile... maybe grrr lol


User_Name:
Damn ....
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
11:09:52 PM

Messages

Man he spins a good yarn.... That man should be a writer.... could be a "Best Seller" Sore back, bear bangers, pepper spray, secret spots 41/2 hours in the bush....all in the hands of an expert picker. Sounds like a SNL skit. I am totally impressed.........


User_Name:
jmc
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
11:06:01 PM

Messages

not looking good for chants around P.A. first flush all mouldy not too many babies coming up. so much logging going on i don't think there will be any bush left too pick in the very near future.


User_Name:
Phantom Picker
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
09:51:34 PM

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Well,where do I start?oook first of all to answer some of your questions.( 1 ) I'am not one person posting and then answering my self that's just ridiculous on your part.( 2 ) Why am I posting here and not somewhere els or E-mail you say well I'll tell you why.I'm a older man in my 60s to tell you the truth and using a cell phone with dum pinhead buttons that don't work properly when you have large hands letalone a laptop that I don't know how to use just yet.Anyhow this is my first time on matzo man din't know it even existed until my kids set me up with it knowing that I have problems with a dum cell.all I have to do is go where there's Internet push on and poof! There it is how nice is that.I could probably go to another sight or E-mail like you say but,I don't know how.the last time I tried to do something on here I ended up in some god forsaken porn sight then everything froze and could not get out of it if my life dependend on it,so there for I keep it simple,push on then type and I must say that it takes a while using one finger.As for my price and amount that I pick well,what can I say except that I have worked very hard to get where I'm at.Dont get me wrong there's alot of other patchess around here that I have picked but for some reason they aren't coming in as well so this drove me to go further and wouldent you know it I found the biggest patch that I have ever seen in years.As for my price,that to took me years to do,alot of hoofing and phoning,but that had not paid of it was purely accidental that I had found him.To make it short I had accidentally met him in a restaurant we talked and one thing led to another.now here we are ,he wants what I can get and money is no object cause he has clientale and the know how what more could anyone ask for.as for needing a dump truck for the two's why should I bother when I get better cash for ones .when ones start to thin out then I will consider a dump truck or two lol.As for sharing my location that will never happen dew to bad experiences in the past from ,moss scraping hole digging garbage leaving patch pirates.Anyways if what I post bothers you then I suggest that you don't read what I post.Otherwise I will only post on tue and sat if I need to this should ease the pain to some.I also hear that there isn't much coming in anywhere els,I'm sorry for your luck but hang in there it's going to happen soon everything is late this year it's going to be short and sweet I think.Hey old man haven't seen any post yet what's up?good luck to everyone out there.


User_Name:
Sport
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
08:26:43 PM

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CELLAR no kinging man! Who are these clowns? "only" 50lbs a day...of buttons. Some folks live their lies through message boards, they answer themselves and feel like someone is talking to them hahahaha...I guess it will be a bad day if I get 25lbs tomorrow at 35/lb. Good luck to all on the next flush


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
07:10:10 PM

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ontherez, Hep it's OK to paste a link. Matsiman


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
04:44:59 PM

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hi ontherez, theres is a buyer in eddysville on hyw. 20 i hope this helps you can not miss his sign on the old part of the road


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
03:28:22 PM

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wat are my chances of finding some one closer to lincoln county, oregon interested in buying some mushrooms? I'd love to pick the patches i've got up here but, Coosbay is 2+ hours south and i dont have drivrs lisc. Not wanting to risk losing car ect. I have a facebook page i upload my pics to if anyone interested in seeing. (is it o.k. the paste a link to that page, matsiman?)


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
01:20:01 PM

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very disapointed. went 5hrs in the bush and found mabey 5lbs of whites. there is literaly no mushrooms of any kind.we have water and cold but no patience lol. i sure hope i can eat at least one this year. mabey a few more days and i will.hey to you terrace boys wish i coulda made it there.boston bar aint looking good,still early enough though for short crop.well nap time. full buckets guys.or my case one eater.lol


User_Name:
stomper
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
12:52:09 PM

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Gone out this morning.Not so much!Wondering if anyone in Courtney knows of buyers?


User_Name:
Shogun
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
11:45:23 AM

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CELLAR, I get amused reading this drivel but I do wish that he would take his messages and his responses to his own messages, to the mad BULL board which was created for such rants. I feel it may be the same person.


User_Name:
CELLAR
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
08:47:48 AM

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what would be the reason for continually using this board as an email system instead of just using email to tell each other of their continuous UNBELIEVABLE days and prices, perhaps lead some gullible pickers astray?? only 50lbs of buttons at $47, haha, guess he needs a dump truck for his number 2's. Most buyers in Terrace aren't seeing 50lbs buttons a day.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
07:14:13 AM

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Anyone got a shovel and a dumptruck .... lol ...


User_Name:
old man
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
07:12:05 AM

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phantom,sorry ive not been able to drop a line to you. were rained out so bad at work the salmon went back to sea. ive got 17 baskets of the nicest buttons this yearbut im thinking the rain is taking them out,lots of mold starting.sounds like your having a time of it there.sorry for laughing but i can hardly wait to see you ,i had bear this year also,but they left with the fish i think.strange not to see them around.im leaving the puddle in 15min.ill meet you at the cafe if im late have buddy wait take out his tire if ya gotta.phoned boston bar guys and they dont think a season will happen there too little too late. what you do when bear chases you?throw shit at him.where do you get the shit? reach around your pants are full.ouch wife just slapped me shes all freaked out on bear now,figures were toooo old for this shit and we should bring a tank with us actually laid out defender with slugs. not gonna happen.bears need lovin to.mabey hes looking for some if he is your the man to give it to him hehe.ive gotta leave see you around noon. did you find out if we can get through the west road or is it still 4x4?pie and coffee at noon moosemeat for supper you pick a couple of kings and were set later my friend wife says hi to yours she staying home you scared the shit out of her. yippy. later man


User_Name:
West coast chef
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
03:28:25 AM

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LOL Phantom ..had a bear banger go of in the truck before holy shit ,,i was all but on fire ..total shell shock an a blinding smoke <<def for about an hour after that ,,,am real carefull with this shit now ,,one little snag on the trigger and boom ,Hello LOL dude bring,s back memorey,s


User_Name:
Phantom picker
Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Time:
12:16:04 AM

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Hey old man.sorry for not posting earlier but I've been really busy.After my last post I finished up in town and headed back to the shack,it took the rest of the night to reenforce the door.Early tue- I headed to the patch for a pick,it took me 3hrs to get there,filled my pack and headed back but it's taken 41/2hrs to get back because I had to stop and rest often,getting a little old to be a mule.lol,and to think I only had 50lbs of buttons.Got back around 5pm so that was only a 21/2 hr pick not bad,but it makes it a long hike.after storeing the shrooms I went in for dinner.After that I cleaned up made coffee and sat down and rolled a fat one.just as I was getting ready to spark up I heard noise outside I thought shit it can't be that dam bear again so I turned to look out the window and holly shit! Theres the bear looking back at me.Scared the living shit out of me,I jumped back still caught on the chair and hit my tail bone,fuck that hurts! Forgot to mention I also got bear bangers and more bear spray.anyhow in a panic I picked my self up grabed the banger and spray,went to the door and craked it a little so's I could let the banger off.While trying to get that dam thing off I accidentally squeezed the pepper spray well holly crap!just then the frikin banger goes off, hits the door and bounces back into the room and before you know it , There's a loud explosion wow!! Now I'm deaf can't see and I'm coughing to the point of almost peuking,and my tail bone is killing me .I franticly make my way to the bathroom and get my eyes cleaned enough to see.I crack the door enough to look into the room cause I don't know where the bear is , all I see is blue smoke and luckily no bear ( phew)! Somehow the door got closed.must of been when I was rolling around on the floor.I'll tell ya,that shit doesn't wash of so easy.I don't know how many times I washed the wall and floor but the smell of that crap doesn't come out.I can still taste it and my eyes still burn everytime I walk into the shack.also had to buy a doughnut ring to make the ride into town easier.Needless to say I did not pick the next day .I did go on Thursday but it wasn't a very good one cause of my tailbone.went out today but again a slow one, I only got 40lbs for both days but in all it will still work out to $425. Still good.not going out tomoro cause buyer will be in town by noon.Not really much for him I wish you had more to send here.Anyhow now that you got a laugh down to business.I got a hold of my boy and he got a job on the rigs so he's out.tried to contact someone at your place but no luck.then I got a hold of C and D but there busy so they say,just as well cause now that I've thought about it I really don't want anyone els to know where (MY) patch is .only cause you know what it's like when you let anyone in the patch,before you know it there's a hundred people in there and they all say it's there patch when they bring there friends into it,so there for no thanks never again will I give anybody that chance.Are you ever going to make it here or are u busy for the whole season?tell you the truth it really doesn't matter cause I still make good coin doing what I can. I know that the patch will always be here for us.anyways it's getting late and I got a long drive back so until next post and I hope to hear from you .I'll be in town tomoro to meet buyer so hopefully you'll post by then and let me know what the scoop is.PS I made an error on my total work it out you'll see,$47lb is what I'm getting now try to send some if you can it's better for him if he gets the pounds makes his trip worthwhile.ok bud gotta go. Good luck.out.


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