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User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 10:51 PM

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well if that guy blocked, i guess we're back to the old, "complaining about prices".


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 08:38 PM

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Thanks for the update going out tomorrow with my sister looking forward to the visit and stuff more than anything mushrooms r a bonus. Still bummed at the price thank god I have a real job


User_Name: northerntour
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 08:11 PM

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Hi Brenda. Sold some pines today to "Julie" by Burnt Bridge (Shawnigan Lake). $6 for #1's.


User_Name: Town gardener
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:43 PM

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too scary to discuss. Mike is buying pines but with this new rain it might be best to go pick the few nice quality chanties that are out. They are almost the same price and no surprises when you bring them in .


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 04:39 PM

Messages

Well scared to ask what the price is today for pines on Van isle any idea town gardener?


User_Name: picks for fun
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 02:29 PM

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The scariest thing seen this Halloween will be the prices the cartel are paying for pines


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 09:46 AM

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I just talked to my web server. The ISP of origin of the unwanted postings is being identified and will be blocked probably today. When I have the ISP's name, I will contact them and ask them to block this poster from this site. Once again I apologize to those who are using the same ISP. You will not be able to access this site until I get a registered board or the ISP of origin blocks the single user from this site. I will have a registered board as soon as possible. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: Fry
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 09:37 AM

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Happy Halloween.... Remember be safe.. Think smart.. Getting nippy in the morning here in Terrace.. Great fall weather.. Seasons ending though.. Full Bags of treats for everyone.. Peace


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 08:14 AM

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To the person posting under many names and using vulgar language. I have enough of your deleted posts to identify your ISP and your user name on that ISP. In other words I can find where you are connecting and identify who you are. I will first block your ISP from my domain and then ask your domain to block you from this site. I apologize to those using the same ISP. I suggest you contact your ISP to find who has been posting the trash seen here the past couple months. Yes Its the same person who has been aggravating the board. I intend to make this page a registration page. When that happens, Those who are blocked will be able to register. I hope this foul person is identified by their ISP and is singularly blocked. Please do not respond to this person's posts. I will delete them when I find them. I have deleted 5 of their posts this morning. You may email me for more information concerning who this person is if you are blocked. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: Rover
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 08:10 AM

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Whoever is using my user name get lost.I think everyone on here knows I don't post that way .If there are anymore posts on here today by rover they aren't mine


User_Name: Northerntour
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:47 AM

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Thank you Picker for the info!


User_Name: picker
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:42 AM

Messages

There is a buyer at burnt bridge she was closed yesterday supposed to be open today


User_Name: Fishin Fools
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:41 AM

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People are fishing for information about the southern Oregon mushroom situation? Ok I will tell you; If you try to pick to make money you'll find it will actually cost you more than you could make. If you pick for yourself you can still find some but it's not a great year for lobsters or boletes and most other varieties are slim now already.


User_Name: Rover
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:38 AM

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Mushroom bandit the post on Thursday 6.55 am is not mine the troll is on here again.Matsiman can you do anything about people using others user names


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:23 AM

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We had a good season for most kinds of mushrooms and so did the people we know. But we are recreational foragers, nobody in our circe of friends picks mushrooms then turns them over to somebody else. We noticed the season came and stopped, then started again, kinda in fits and starts all the way through never really taking off except chantrelles which were literally everywhere. I have heard a lot of very sad news about people trying to make money by selling the mushrooms they picked this season but if you cant make it doing something why keep doing it? Seems like some people cant or wont find something else that does pay. Anyway we had fun and got pretty good amounts for eating but the only place now would be southern or and its too short time wise to bother with that.


User_Name: Northerntour
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:21 AM

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Hi Brenda. I appreciate the update. Thank you.


User_Name: Southern OR picker
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 07:03 AM

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Somebody is living in a fantasy world. The past is long gone and pines will never be more than a few dollars a pound. 5.00 tops. When I see cars parked on the side of the road I assume they are picking mushrooms


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 06:43 AM

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Northerntour I think everyone is driving to the lake but both buyer were unsure if they could take anymore its day to day. Did see a buyer on Hill 60 but only one day so not sure whats happening there Gibbster I agree as usual the picker gets the short end of the stick basically if your looking to make a fortune those days are gone


User_Name: Westcoastdrifter
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 06:42 AM

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Well the new excuse for the price dropping is that Cave Junction is "pumping!" Anyone care to comment?


User_Name: Northerntour
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 06:24 AM

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Hi Everyone. Was up past Shawnigan Lake (Van. Island) yesterday. Several vehicles parked so people are picking. I didn't see a buyer there. Are people driving to Lake Cowichan to sell their pines? If so, is the buyer(s) in town or on the hill? Thank you in advance.


User_Name: shroom girl2
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 06:07 AM

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No problem shroom girl but I started using it over 3 years ago but to simplify things I'll be shroom girl 2..


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Thursday October 31, 2013
Time: 05:39 AM

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So you Southern Pickers are getting the same treatment we received up here. Don't expect prices to move all that much this year. Highest we hit was $10 and that was the tail end of the season. They know now that they don't have to raise prices. People will still go out and pick for $5 so they have no reason to bump prices. If your season is anything like ours was, you'll find a lot so enjoy it.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 07:46 PM

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please, don't wanna be a pain. or complain, but who ever this shroom girl is..........the name is already taken. Please pick another, as I have been using it for quite awhile on here. Thank you.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 06:32 PM

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we ar done pickin here to and its a good thing for welfare for the ones who cant make it without public food stams we shur didn't do very good too many peoples selling too cheap.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 06:07 PM

Messages

price in s. ore is 4 4 2 and button to flower ratio is bad


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 06:06 PM

Messages

Thanks Town Gardener, Dana said pretty much the same yesterday. Funny how that works isn't it? Was a guy buying at Hill 60 couple days ago buying pines and other kinds too.


User_Name: Town gardener
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 05:21 PM

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Mike is at $6 but says to check with him before picking tomorrow as the market might close for a bit.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 04:56 PM

Messages

Anyone know what the price is today for pines? Lk Cowichan buyers


User_Name: picker
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 03:01 PM

Messages

Does any one have Julie's number buyer on south coast ?


User_Name: austin
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 02:57 PM

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joe salvo (no-dough) is a nothing burger in the world of pines. He takes his orders from Tony at Hi-to seafoods. Guy's in Japan call the shots.


User_Name: Bah humbug
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 02:44 PM

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Hey rover same thing here in Powell river, the big flush is a lie being used to perpetuate the pricing for joe salvo (head of the mushroom cartel) so he can buy himself another house in Vancouver, forget makin money with pine, pick other stuff


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 02:39 PM

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well good for you gg.A sizeable flush would be reflected by what is at the buyers not what 1 picker happens to get.You sound bitter you should be more peaceful after picking all those mushrooms it is supposed to make you happy.Why are there so many negative posts if you don't like commercial pickers or being in nature go do something else.


User_Name: gg
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 12:38 PM

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Funny how, when people don't know what they are talking about, they will spew out pure crap. Yes, there is a sizable flush happening, LOL, I should know I have been picking them! Go ahead, deny it all you want, you obviously don't know where to look if you are denying this. 80 lbs a day? No, but what constitutes a flush? If I can pick 40 pounds a day, this, I consider a flush.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 11:24 AM

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I've spent enough time bitchen at buyers to get all kinds of justifications. The moneys in the oil fields now


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 11:19 AM

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a lot of the old japanese who bought pines are dying off, and the younger generation id losing interest. also canadian mushrooms were the highest quality but now other countries like china and korea are getting wise and using refridgeration when shipping the mushrooms. multiply that by ,more pickers and more areas getting discovered, and thats some of the reason why the prices are down.


User_Name: CoastalPicker
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 10:59 AM

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Hey Coasal Picker..... Sorry dude I had no idea that there was another name te same on here, I wouldnt try and steal your name...... I'm not like that I really had no idea! And I do have a life thanks bud... Why is tere so much hostility on this forum ... Always negative comments on here , why do people always think the worst???


User_Name: Glitter Bomber
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 09:45 AM

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My parents used to pick Matsutake when I was a little girl and they made actual real money, over and above their expenses doing it. Some people here seem like they are living in the past and need to get updated as to what is going on in the outside world in the now time, not back in the old days.


User_Name: Southern OR Picker
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 09:01 AM

Messages

Who is hanging on all this silly bs now? Somebody needs to get a grip. Or maybe even get something else going on......


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 08:57 AM

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No big flush on VI just a small flush some patches have nothing not many places to pick here now a days mostly logged and looking at the blue dots on the trees will most likely be wiped out by next year.Some buyers are closed some long weekend in japan can't ship that's the story .Coastal picker how is it in PR we hear rumors that is where the big flush is or was and that's why warehouses are full. what are prices there ?


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 07:28 AM

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My last post was Sun. 4:14pm. All post till now are not mine but imposter's.


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 07:22 AM

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Hey Rover. Someone has stole my handle and posting under my name. I have not posted for days here. Why can't people get a life. I am still in Powell River till Friday. Got to leave and head home to lower mainland. Fun over for this year. See ya all next year.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 07:18 AM

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The Cascades has been done for two weeks +/-. My people up north tell me the buyers were paying 5.00 for no. 1's a week ago. Not too hard to figure that out. Southern OR pickers? What say you? Funny thing about the internet age that seems to be lost on some people -It's hard to keep facts hidden.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 07:12 AM

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When it's this late in the season, prices rise as the season is over. It used to be people who picked commercially understood that and went home, didn't waste their money or time this late in going out when the buyers pulled the "prices are up" trick. The same thing happened here with morels last spring, 15.00 a pound was the last I heard and people who spent 10 hours walking the burn found maybe a pound by that time. Who is it, really, claiming theres a big flush now??....


User_Name: gg
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 06:44 AM

Messages

Beautiful flush on Vancouver Island right now. Fress hefty button everywhere, unfortunately not a scrumptious price...8 bucks....6 today. Oh well, found the rare Blue Knight Polypore, gorgeous fungus. Also found some truffle Cordyceps, and indeed a derr (false) truffle underneath...so many shrooms right now. Did find garbage from pickers past, but it is only the few Azzhls that give the majority a bad name, found in all facets of life. Anyhow, it is great to be out there, look low people, they are flushing low.


User_Name: Burns
Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013
Time: 04:56 AM

Messages

Thanks for the answer people, appreciate the help


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 10:30 PM

Messages

bill at the rv parks the best


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 08:27 PM

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@shroomgirl,there is a buyer set up in Boston bar at the RV park just as you enter town and there are 3 more set up further up nahatlatch.


User_Name: Redhead
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 08:15 PM

Messages

Shroom Girl!! I understand Robin or his daughter is buying in Boston Bar!! Good Luck!!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 07:48 PM

Messages

Thanks Town Gardener going to take a couple days off maybe go out Friday. Really need to focus on my real job for a couple days


User_Name: Town gardener
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 07:14 PM

Messages

Brenda, yes mike is the same price on pines and will take YOUR chanterelles too !!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 07:07 PM

Messages

My buyer says pines are $6 and to take a few days off due to Japanese holiday hopefully the price will go up! She is still buying in Lk Cowichan am sure Mike is too


User_Name: CoastalPicker
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 06:43 PM

Messages

Hey Rover, thats crazy I didn't even realize that it would die.... Thanks for the heads up, we are going out with a picker that has been doing it for about 25 years now, he's going to teach us a few things about picking these awesome mushrooms! I am very passionate about it and would like to learn the proper ways of harvesting. Thank you again for the advice, we will be sure to take in as much as we can and be respectful to the ground around these precious mushrooms.


User_Name: Rover
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 06:30 PM

Messages

Coastal picker even though you put the moss back it has already had it's roots ripped out so it will die and will just be a clump of yellow dried up moss in a few days .At least you are trying to find out proper harvesting methods sometimes the babies don't grow at all even if you just looked at them


User_Name: burns
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 06:16 PM

Messages

I found a shitload of pines today and wondering if it affects them when picked frozen, the ones I did pick seem excellent. Please let me know as there is a ahitload more


User_Name: CoastalPicker
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 05:46 PM

Messages

Thanks bandit! I know there is a lot to learn about picking pines, and I appreciate any tips I can get.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 05:44 PM

Messages

after awhile you'll be able too tell if a bumps a button just by tapping the bump with your boots


User_Name: CoastalPicker
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 05:38 PM

Messages

Hey Rover, thanks for the input I actually appreciate your feedback! I am a new picker and its good to get tips like that. Just so you know we did replace the miss around the disturbed areas that we affected after we had picked them. We then went to our buyer and got a lot of information on how to properly pick the matsutake mushrooms with out disturbing the ground as mush as we did. I know we didn't do the best job know, but that is how you learn! So thanks again!


User_Name: shroom girl
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 05:15 PM

Messages

Anybody or buyer in Boston bar?


User_Name: daniel
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 04:40 PM

Messages

was hoping to find a matsutake buyer in kitsap or mason county Washington st contact me at dalechar1984@aol.com


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 04:21 PM

Messages

thats not what you asked is it


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 03:26 PM

Messages

central islandshroomer. you should let the buttons get like at least 2" wide before you pick em. lots of buyers wont take babies. am nd there not worth anything anyhow when there small. i just make sure there well hidden before i leave. but on the other hand lots of times they wont grow anymore once the pines around them are disturbed


User_Name: rover
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 02:20 PM

Messages

Coastalpicker just looked at your video .You should learn proper harvesting methods before you put your video on .You shouldn't be pulling all the moss off the ground like that. it takes a long time to regrow you are supposed to feel around with your hands pat the ground lightly when you find a mushroom disturb as little of the moss as you can .And always fill the hole back in where you picked the mushroom.Try to leave no trace.You want to pick there again some year so why pull all the moss up there is no need I found it kind of sickening to watch.


User_Name: kain4
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 02:03 PM

Messages

Hi CostalPicker I like to buy #1 of 10 Ib at $10.00 and need to know the price for #3 or lower of 20 lb. please email me at amartvictoria@hotmail.com thanks


User_Name: Rover
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 01:03 PM

Messages

Are there any buyers open today on VI.thanks


User_Name: CoastalPicker
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 11:39 AM

Messages

Was wondering if anybody knew any buyers around the van island?? The one buyer that is close is only paying 8 bucks a lb for #1s..... There's gotta be somewhere better to bring them?


User_Name: CoastalPicker
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM

Messages

Hey everybody! I'm new to this site but I thought I'd let to know that I have a few videos that I just uploaded today. They were from our pick yesterday. We actually did pretty well for a new area an only spending a few hours picking matsutakes!! My name on youtube is CoastalPickers. Check it out if you'd like, hope you enjoy the footage. Happy hunting everyone! :)


User_Name: picks for fun
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 11:23 AM

Messages

Spoken like a true politician Austin....Why not just do what you do and let the chips fall where they may instead of perpetuating the scam and multiplying the shame....everyone knows Austin...there are no more secrets anymore in this game....everyone talks to each other...give it up and set yourself free...


User_Name: austin
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 11:15 AM

Messages

garf, all buyers are independent contractors and can do what they want.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 11:10 AM

Messages

Centralislandshroomer...Don't count on those mushrooms being there the next time you go. Even if no other picker finds them, the animals might. I don't know how long it takes them to reach maximum size.It probably depends a lot on weather conditions.


User_Name: Centralislandshroomer
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM

Messages

How long after finding a vein of pine mushrooms does it take to become maximum size and in #1 condition or should the buttons be harvested upon discovery. Don't find all that many and want to learn more .Thanks in advance.


User_Name: Burns
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 09:17 AM

Messages

Can you pick pines if they are frozen


User_Name: garf
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 08:27 AM

Messages

Austin if you are pretending to be a buyer then post your prices at your stations ...all of them ....


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 05:12 AM

Messages

Toady, I don't have any association with any pickers, buyers, or brokers. Keep it civil or all your messages will be deleted. Matsiman


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2013
Time: 12:37 AM

Messages

i would like to personaly thank my new oregan friend for providing me with entertainnment today. your awsome


User_Name: comoxboy
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 10:11 PM

Messages

dad, go see Ronald at Locals in courtenay. freeze what you can't sell.


User_Name: Comoxman
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 09:52 PM

Messages

Hey any buyers for admirable boletes mid vancouver island?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 09:05 PM

Messages

Thought one day I just stop and get them all would be lighter than a bucket of mushrooms. Lol


User_Name: Wannapick
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 09:04 PM

Messages

Wow..this site is mainly used by commercial pickers..those that keep posting against all the commercial pickers obviously are new to mushroom picking and thought it was going to be easy money..lol..to say that commercial pickers would leave garbage in their patch that they check regular?? No its the opposite..we take care of our patches and forest as we wouldn't want to give them away to unexperienced pickers to destroy..if you don't want to pick because of price stay out of the bush and stay off the site so those that do pick don't have to read your BS WHINY posts..


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 09:02 PM

Messages

lol


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:55 PM

Messages

...been so busy plundering the forest and littering all my beer cans these last couple of months I haven't had time to read this board. Good to see everyone is getting along.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:53 PM

Messages

With all the other stuff that happens in life I am just thankful to be 6 ft above ground and still able to do the things I enjoy. Picking mushrooms is like being a kid on a easter egg hunt..... the excitement gets you hooked


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:46 PM

Messages

Did someone mention Party...lol bring the beer garf! I don't do T parties. Yes good to be above the border with no permits for sure.


User_Name: Mathall
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:28 PM

Messages

Where are you picking in hope ? Skagit vAlley?


User_Name: austin
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:28 PM

Messages

get ready for big price drop for pines everywhere


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:23 PM

Messages

just be thankful the people like toady and glitter bomber are from south of the border ...thats a wonderful spot for them ...sounds like they could both b T party members or just plain members....and Brenda ts for that lol ....


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 07:35 PM

Messages

Holy cow redhead!Victoria hasn't bought mushrooms for the past 6 or more year lol,and as for guy he left a week ago but I'm sure that there's still a buyer on old silver rd.up on Ben and Marsha's place.Robyns mushrooms are ,well,were there the last I heard.Matsiman you need a new board on this site just for those that have nothing better to do but whine.after all picking for the pleasure or for profit or whatever has been going on for years and,as for the garbage left by others it also has been going on for a long time so why whine about it cause those that do it probebly don't even go on this site to see you complain about it so do as the old time pickers do and pick it up!.the only time you can actuly do anything about it is if you catch them in the act so otherwise shut up about it already.good luck and be safe to those out there still.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 07:34 PM

Messages

Victoria is on Vancouver Island


User_Name: Redhead
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 07:06 PM

Messages

Anyone buying in Hope?? Guy has left,where is Victoria??


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 06:55 PM

Messages

Yeahhh knb. I've been picking the same spots of mine and others patches, seems like more and more come up every year. I always thoughtof it like pruning a fruit tree.


User_Name: knb
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 06:15 PM

Messages

I live up north in Canada and have been a commercial picking pines for almost 30 years and i'm still picking the same ground and it hasn't hurt nothing. It is on my own property, well I don't see how people can eat to much of the pine mushrooms, maybe 1-2 of them at once. I like pickling them, now they are good that way. Now for you Toady and other anti commercial pickers.......sit on it and rotate!!!............commercial picking is here to stay along with harvesting for your own use. Toady you should try to keep that to your self and use proper language.


User_Name: matsutake2013.com
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 06:11 PM

Messages

Jeeze....some rude comments....yikes! Anybody who is on a fresh patch feel free to contact me for prices and delivery. Send a pic.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 04:30 PM

Messages

You don't understand, the mushrooms want us to pick them, so do the Japanese, it's a win win.


User_Name: Glitter Bomber
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 04:05 PM

Messages

I don't think the people will allow this unregulated slave labor/for private profit plunder and trashing of the forests to continue much longer. Personally, I like the ballot measure approach mentioned on here a while back. We can easily get it on the ballot and then the people can decide it they want to continue to allow commercial picking, rather than the politicians making the call.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 03:58 PM

Messages

When we've eaten all the animals and the only food source left is mushrooms, commercial pickers will control the world. A good thing.


User_Name: Crew....
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 03:03 PM

Messages

Go back and read what I wrote. Be sure to take your time and read it carefully so you don't jump to assumptions that were not there. Sometimes skimming over when you read can lead to mistakes in understanding.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 01:16 PM

Messages

do you listen yourself. your walking into an area picking mushrooms for yourself and saying only commercial pickers go there. what are you doing there then. i think you found your culprit.


User_Name: SAMush
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 11:39 AM

Messages

Hello, I am from South Africa, We produce Oyester and Button Mushrooms. I am relatively new to the industry. I am trying to find the opportunities to export my products. I am ready to work with anybody who can help me to acheive this. Honestly I am looking for a longterm business associate. I would highly appreciate your help or suggestions.


User_Name: Crew pickers
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 11:24 AM

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Anybody who has ventured into the forest has seen the garbage left strewn around by commercial pickers. Its a fact. I was with some friends, picking for personal use, far from any road not long ago in a very dense patch of Rhodies that stretched along a hillside for over a mile. All the way through was beer cans, juice cans, pop cans of every kind, Candy wrappers, Plastic baggies and other assorted signs of commercial pickers having been there. Some of the trash was clearly old maybe as long as twenty five or thirty years ago but strewn along the hillside everywhere. It was clear that over a long period of time, many years I suspect, commercial pickers had gone into this area to look for matsutake, which is what we were doing there, as there would be no other reason to go into that kind of area otherwise. Side note; If you have ever tried to claw your way through a patch of rhodies you know what I mean, hunters of wild game and hikers don't do that and there was no fishing anywhere near this place.. I don't mean to sound racist but many of the juice cans let strewn around were clearly left by people who drink imported Asian brands most people are not familiar with. The way I see it, This polluting of our wild lands and forests is a problem. The other problem is the pick for money crowds long term destruction of viable existing mushroom beds and producing areas. Many of which are not only rendered destroyed by commercial picker who take everything but thrashed with garbage as well. Decent people who respect and enjoy the outdoors do not behave the same as these people who in desperation, take everything they find.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 11:17 AM

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van boy-yes they found the other mushroom picker, and not a happy ending my prayers and thoughts go out to them.


User_Name: Amelia
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 11:02 AM

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I'm sure the scenario you described applies to most people who pick mushrooms.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 10:36 AM

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Amelia, You seem to have a problem believing people have fun picking mushrooms for fun and the money isn't important. I can tell you first hand it is true. I don't eat mushrooms, yet I pick for fun and I do sell occasionally when I need to subsidize my mushroom picking addiction. Most of the time, now days, I give what I pick to anyone I can find to take them. Most of the people posting here have the same addiction both commercial and personal use pickers. Try reading this page, http://matsiman.com/matsiman.htm for better understanding of who we are. Matsiman


User_Name: picks for fun
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 10:21 AM

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Please Austin....do not feed us the laws of supply and demand when what you are doing is completely illegal....price fixing and monopolies and oligopolies are illegal; and the only reason you guys are able to get away with what you do is because this has been an unregulated industry up until now...The job you perform we all know is a difficult one however the liberties you and your cohorts take with the manipulation of wild forest product prices is immoral and insulting. As former pickers yourselves you understand what even a slight increase in prices mean to the average picker;especially considering the gross commissions you now pay to your field buyers that are coming straight out of harvesters pockets....


User_Name: Cheader
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 10:05 AM

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Someone please tell me a buyer on the olympic peninsula thanks


User_Name: austin
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 10:03 AM

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commercial picking must exist to provide wild mushrooms to people who would otherwise not be able to gather their own. The end users are in cities far away from where they grow. When that demand eventually increases then the prices will move up. When Chernobyl blew it caused very high prices for chanties for many years. Everyone made a lot of money. Now, almost all of the chanterelles are consumed in North America. It's only food and the end user has a hard time paying $10 per pound when they can buy a big juicy streak for half that amount. Doing business costs a lot of money and fresh wild mushrooms are very risky.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 09:17 AM

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The relationship between those who gather wild mushrooms to eat and those who gather them and turn them over to a company who sells them has always been an uneasy one. I would say not one in a hundred personal use gatherers wants the slave labor/crew picking/private-for-profit plunderers around.


User_Name: Amelia
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:31 AM

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Oh boy! Somebody has dredged up that ol "I like just being in the great outdoors/working for nothing is fun!" argument that was manufactured a while back. My daughter is 12 and blew a hole right through that crap the first time she heard it!


User_Name: Morel Master
Date: Monday October 28, 2013
Time: 08:12 AM

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The commercial situation has changed dramatically over the last 15-20 years. Back then the people who picked mushrooms could actually make a living wage for what amounts to seasonal work. It has been pointed out here many times that the average field worker earns more than the people who pick this specialty/seasonal food. Apparently some people haven't noticed the increased cost of everything over the last 15-20 yrs, food, gas, rent, the price of a house etc.. These price increases have happened while the prices paid to the commercial mushroom picker have fallen dramatically making the actual real value of their labor worth MUCH LESS IN REAL TERMS than it would appear. No, I'm no talking about Matsutake, but all other mushrooms. In other words the situation is actually far worse than it appears to be. Especially when you consider what the mushroom buying companies pay for them compared to what they sell them for. A study is currently underway in Oregon relating to the living wage issue of the average mushroom picker and the relationship between that and their dependence on public assistance.It will be interesting once the findings are released. It will certainly shed some light on what has become a dirty underground business that survives in it's present form only out of sight of the general public.


User_Name: garf
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 11:04 PM

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I pick for the love of it and the money i make is a bonus..always has been but it sure is nice to get that cash after a hard day of hiking .. i just about always get a decent price .. i can't do it like i used to but its ok i still love it.. cant see getting 4 for buttons when i get that for 4s ..... take care and have fun and full buckets ...


User_Name: van boy
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 09:53 PM

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did anyone ever hear about the second picker from terrace that was missing? read that they found the first but never heard anything else?


User_Name: rob in p.r.
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 09:34 PM

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if you are having trouble finding a decent price for your pines/ chanties and other edible mushrooms in Powell River give me a text at 604 414 6036, hopefully I can help. cheers! ;)


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 08:00 PM

Messages

Great comment Rover! Totally agree


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 07:20 PM

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Thanks for the post matsiman seems like a lot of trolls on here lately .I don't think they understand the mushroom business at all.Commercial pickers are a great bunch of folks.Seems what is wrong with society these days judgemental ,and ignorant people .We need more peace and love in the world this is the age of spiritual awakening so wake up people.Being out in the forest should soothe the soul and get rid of hate.Obviously some of the posters on here need to get into the wilderness .Nobody picks just for the money it is something they love and enjoy.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 06:49 PM

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Amelia I like to go out pick some mushrooms to earn a little cash, I make sure I replace the moss I lifted and keep it as natural as I can. After all keeping a patch I have found is important to maintain for next years mushrooms. I pick up garbage left behind from others (not shroomers) so I not so sure I understand what you r saying


User_Name: some picker
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 05:52 PM

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Hi Amelia, please explain the destruction and havoc caused by pickers compared to that caused by legal clear cutting and monoculture planting.


User_Name: Tea Time
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 04:54 PM

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I picked 80 pounds today by powell river. All no 1 buttons. The price is only 4.00 a pound. That might sound good but I have four mouths to feed. Could have picked chanterelles twenty years ago and made the same money alright. I need a regular job, we cant live on this kind of money even with public assistance and the side jobs I get from time to time.


User_Name: Amelia
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 04:42 PM

Messages

I detest those people not because they are poor and desperate but because of the destruction and havoc they do. No needless infliction of political correctness can change that.


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 04:14 PM

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Just back to the trailer. Just came from selling mushrooms. I can't believe what is happening here in Powell River. All the buyers are lying about prices and the game with $'s under the table are everywhere here. Sold to buyer on reserve and will probably return there to sell. Lots of buyers around. I won't quote prices but suggest you shop your find around.


User_Name: danny
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 04:07 PM

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User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 03:41 PM

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Think it's time to end the "Monkey" description of commercial pickers. This site was developed and is maintained by a commercial picker for anybody interested. I don't pick commercially much anymore, but do when I need funds. The funds help support this site. Everyone is welcome here, but have some respect. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 01:51 PM

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I'm a forester


User_Name: Ass Hat
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 12:57 PM

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The world according to me and my perspective. What else is there?


User_Name: Galeye
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 12:53 PM

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Well after readying through all the posts here, i think i have a very good feel on how MOST mushroom pickers think, and i can fully understand why the buyers don't pay much. Its a bunch of ass-hats and bottom of the barrel people. Very simply it's easy to rob your lot because you can't stop yourselves and do something else. Good luck to you, ill just continue to have fun when I'm out, and freely offer anyone any advice i can.


User_Name: Mushroom Hunter
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 12:47 PM

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I like how you diagnose someone else as bitter. Must be a psychologist. You and every other college freshman for the past 40 years. Lol-ing at that one!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 12:09 PM

Messages

must suck to be sooo bitter!!


User_Name: Amelia
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 11:36 AM

Messages

Oh btw I hate the pick and sell crowd too but have never heard them called monkeys before, but it fits lol. Who works all day for no money? Who sells pines nowdays for what chanterlles sold for 25 years ago, ie 3.00 per pound? Pick and sell monkeys that's who!


User_Name: Amelia
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 11:31 AM

Messages

Lou Reed died today. Very sad day for us all. Great man, rock god and music pioneer. Rip.


User_Name: Lolly gagger
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 11:24 AM

Messages

Woo Hoo! Yeah I picked 100 pounds and sold them for 3.00 a pound woo hoo! I'm awesome!


User_Name: Glitter Bomber
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 11:23 AM

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I hate people who rape the forest and then sell the mushrooms for next to nothing so the so-called buyers can make money off their work. How stupid can a person be?


User_Name: garf
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 10:17 AM

Messages

Hi everyone ...hope all got out and enjoyed the woods some and also picked a few shrooms to go along with the time spent in nature... enjoy it and cherish the old growth... mankind is working hard at destroying whats left of it.. too bad and if people don't speak out the big forest companies will take it out til its all gone except for parks etc. Very sad ... i saw so many patches taped out for logging .. short term gain for long term pain ... anyhow a person can still make a few bucks and there is still some fresh ones coming ... just spotty ... did 500 this week and i did firewood too so can't complain ... more firewood than hiking now but have a few hikes in mind still ... both spots have produced and hoping they are still coming .... wednesday i got 37 lbs outta one spot and the bears were going nuts eating them all ... have to go back there as noone else had been there ...


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 08:31 AM

Messages

We're finding the weather down here to be quite unfavorable. It's far too dry now. No rain in over a month is not normal or desirable. This fact combined with the pick and sell monkeys and slave labor crews sent by buying companies has put a serious damper on anyones ability to get decent amounts of any mushrooms of any quality.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 08:15 AM

Messages

Town Gardener that's a tough one I miss the Gala's station that used to be on Payne rd. Not sure what Mike is paying for pines but $13 yesterday is what I got


User_Name: Mister Morels
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 08:00 AM

Messages

I have seen flushes of mushrooms, including Molels near Cle Elum at odd times of the year. Even as late as mid july depending on the weather. What I like to call the slop-over effect whereby rain coming across the Cascades continues to fall over the eastern slopes and produce morels long after most people have moved on to pick other varieties.


User_Name: conicalifornia
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 07:54 AM

Messages

Curious if anyone finding any matsi around shasta? Medicine lake? Flew over the volcanoe on friday coming down from washington and snow and glaciers almost completely melted off entire mountain!! So much for climate scientist predicting shasta will be one of the only growing glaciers along west coast with changing jetstream patterns. Scary sight indeed!!


User_Name: Glitter Bomber
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 07:34 AM

Messages

Chanterelles a poppin on mt hood!! matsutake, lobsters are poppin at crescent lake! morels are at cle elum! Never mind it's 14 degrees and snowing Omg, yall are gullible.


User_Name: Taco Bill
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 07:16 AM

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I like Pine Nutz duh ya wish Ida thought of that. Um go look at the weather, seem obvious, guess not! Who says there wont be mushrooms in Canada in December? Maybe they will pop up through the snow fields and get 3 meters tall and call someone to come pick them up! oooh ha ha lmao...


User_Name: JDS
Date: Sunday October 27, 2013
Time: 06:16 AM

Messages

Steven...The person doing the narration in the video says when he made it, and the date was October 23, 2013.


User_Name: Town gardener
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 10:22 PM

Messages

Brenda, you're a fool for going to her. that's all i'll say. Someone has to pay for the Hummer. might as well be you.


User_Name: Wannapick
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 10:07 PM

Messages

Does anyone know what's happening in Boston bar?


User_Name: Dave
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 10:05 PM

Messages

Brenda, what did the prices go down to?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 09:46 PM

Messages

Weekend and pines go down in price what the????


User_Name: Pine Nutz
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 06:28 PM

Messages

I got a better one - Go look at the the weather forecast. You can do it now or three years from now. It's super cold, well below freezing temps and even colder weather on the way. Ya it's over.


User_Name: Steven
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 06:13 PM

Messages

That is my video and it's from a couple years ago.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 05:37 PM

Messages

For those of you who doubt there is a flush happening on Vancouver Island, go to youtube, enter matsutake, then use the "filters" option, and then under "sort by" click on "upload date." There are several videos posted by someone calling him vanislander39. Very nice videos, and nice mushrooms too!


User_Name: DQueen
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 04:49 PM

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Phantom picker.......thank you for the info., makes sense. some pickers can 'feel' the mushrooms, :) , others can walk over them all day. I will think on all this. and...Safe, is my middle name. :)


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 02:55 PM

Messages

@DQueen.I usually pick alone as well but,I also have partners that I pick with and it depends on witch one is around that I pick with dew to that they both live out of town and are never here at the same time.anyways when we do pick together we split half and half because we both have been picking for many years and we know each others areas,we also pick about the same so splitting the profits is not a big deal for us.On the other hand if you've never picked with your new partner you might want to pick for your self for the first little while just so you can see what kind of picker he or she really is.Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't.It usually takes a few seasons to find the right partner and on the other hand you might luck out.dont forget thou,you must come to a mutual agreement before you get started.I hope this helps.good luck and be safe.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 10:18 AM

Messages

Lol! Yeah some ol fool will still be talking about some new flush of pines or some other kind of mushrooms at thanksgiving er Christmas time. lol


User_Name: Toady
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 09:43 AM

Messages

I live on Vancouver Island and there is no new flush of any mushrooms here. Period.


User_Name: Pine Nutz
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 08:31 AM

Messages

the problem with reporting on the current state of affairs of a mushroom harvest in some area if your not actually there is the people who are actually there will wonder where you got your information, in a dream or message from outer space?. If you report you found 10 kilos of pines at such and such and everybody around there knows the season is over and has been for two weeks then they know you aint really around there picking, your just making up tall tales.


User_Name: DQueen
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 07:33 AM

Messages

question..........for those who pick with a partner or partners, what do most of you agree is the best way to do it? split all expenses and share all mushrooms evenly between partners...or what? and do all partners share their spots....... I usually pick alone, but this year am thinking of finding a partner.


User_Name: scpicker
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 06:53 AM

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Galeye, it can take years of hiking to build up an inventory of patches in your head and you expect someone to hand you a free treasure map? We got enough pickers on m elphie already.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 01:51 AM

Messages

Text about 18 pounds of pine buttons And 11 pounds of yellow chanterelles,4lbs of blues and 6 lbs pig ear a pound and a half of sweet tooth 3 pounds of oysters with worms and a whole lot of fun


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 01:36 AM

Messages

Damn phone so much for a smartphone half the time it never touch the right words in what I say but then I don't type very well either. Lol


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: 01:33 AM

Messages

Glyeye,If someone was to point you to the pines I would hope you would be smarter not to take the chance from this information most would not tell you and some wishing you in the wrong direction if not call you would be better off finding your own patches no one in their right mind would tell you were there at good luck and the kids to you


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 10:09 PM

Messages

Hey Joe. Come on I only will be here for 2 weeks. I will show you mine if you show me yours! Err--- I mean your patches.


User_Name: Border Buyer 3 X's
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 09:52 PM

Messages

I can buy some nice buttons if you can meet me at the border........$14/lb.? M2013.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 09:15 PM

Messages

Hello Coastal Picker... I heard today there is a major flush happening on Van. Isl. and that is why the price is down..... Maybe I will take a trip over there....Hmmmmmm. But good luck all the same.


User_Name: Galeye
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 08:42 PM

Messages

Just getting into picking mushrooms this year on the Sunshine Coast, far as i can tell everyone says Mt. Elphinstone has the best pine spots. Can anyone point me to the pine patches please :)


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 08:19 PM

Messages

Wow. Quite the adventure for us this year. Been all over the Province. Just got into Powell River.Got internet at campground too. Guy I know here says go to Southview RD. Was here 2 years ago and went up Wild RD. and did good. Would like to hook up with locals here and do a share pick. Any takers? Let me know here and we will meet.


User_Name: Cheader
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 06:19 PM

Messages

Anyone know buyer chantrels in Aberdeen wa


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 05:49 PM

Messages

no answer' that must meen there's lots of mushrooms still at Nakusp


User_Name: Woody
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 04:36 PM

Messages

O I hope the people who tried to make money from picking and selling mushrooms learned their lesson this season. You cant even make expenses off selling what you pick let alone a living off it. It's been proven that field worker who picks cucumbers or lettuce makes more than a mushroom picker and has none of the costs associated with the work, ie; the regular field worker just shows up at a location and works all day and gets paid, unlike the mushroom picker who bears all the expenses, gas, permits etc..and costs and is then left with whatever after expenses. The discussion of several weeks ago regarding what the pickers are being paid versus what the mushrooms sell for once they get to market put that baby to bed and good too! So the slave wage mushroom picker needs to get a job he or she can actually live on. We don't support slave wage business in other countries so why should we support it here in the US?


User_Name: Toady
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 01:10 PM

Messages

The people who pick them have to take whatever they can get just like any other mushrooms. It's no different than chanterelles when it comes to how much the picker gets - next to nothing.


User_Name: Southern OR picker
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM

Messages

I heard the pick and sell monkeys are only getting 4.00 a pound for boletus. How can that be when there are hardly any this year. Price is 24.00 a pound from dealers.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 11:57 AM

Messages

Good Morning Peoples, it is actually drizzly here today! Yay :-)


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 08:00 AM

Messages

@shantyman..... I'm pretty sure Rick is still open in Terrace and there is a buyer about 5-10 mins north of Kitwanga along the highway.


User_Name: Shantyman
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 07:56 AM

Messages

Can anyone tell me any specifics if there are buyers in Terrace or Nass? Contact # please...there are still some out there and the dryer is full!!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 11:26 PM

Messages

any pines in nakusp


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 07:45 PM

Messages

@ Fry....... The Wife and I did 120 lbs on our only full day this season. I was working most of the summer and fall so no real picking time. I would run out for 2-3 hours every few days and was making $200 or so. Was fun while it lasted. The pop just seemed to die overnight though. Very strange.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 06:40 PM

Messages

Alix try going of Hwy 18 years ago people parked on highway and walked up the hill. Hill 60 they call it and pretty much everyone knows that location. No guarantees but might get lucky there. Always love to see people doing the outdoor stuff with kids its so good for them. Good luck and keep your eyes open for the wildlife make lots of noise


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 04:46 PM

Messages

Somebody needs to find something to do with himself until april when morel season begins.


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 04:17 PM

Messages

Hey Austin. Pines are definatly more than $10. I thrive on negative postings as they generally tell me the opposite on here. Worked for me again 2 weeks ago in the Kootenays. Will be over tomorrow night. Thanks


User_Name: austin
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 02:24 PM

Messages

Pines are only $10 in P.R. and drying up unless you're in the fog.


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 10:25 AM

Messages

I am hearing rumors that pines at $18 in Powell River. I might have to catch ferry over from island. Can anyone verify?


User_Name: Fry
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 10:11 AM

Messages

Gibbster- Being the first on your mountian is certain.... an having it to your self is a bonu$. Low profile a must.. Seen a few 'white outs' in my days... Memories of Cranberry Junction price's wars.. it was fun.. mushroom picking anything is possible. Peace. the squirrel thing was just being lighthearted.. after picking 100+ lbs you sorta feel like a squirrel.


User_Name: Alix
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 09:33 AM

Messages

Hi GG, I live near the Cowichan Valley and have been out a lot lately walking miles with my kids looking for pine musherooms but no luck. My 4 year old son is absolutely obsessed with mushroom picking. You mentioned picking near the water... fresh or salt? Do you know of any "not so secret spots" that you could share with a newbie. We would really appreciate it. Thank you, alix.watson@gmx.com


User_Name: garf
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 08:27 AM

Messages

Back to the woodpile today and tomorrow maybe ...hard to not go for a hike and i will but after work will have to do for now ... had some great times in the woods this year except for seeing all the logging block layouts... this valley seems to be in a race to log all of the viable timber and give no thoughts whatsoever to wildlife habitat and other forest uses besides the logging ....its a shame ... to log immature timber doesnt make sense when there are real very viable options that the government refuses to recognize because they have to meet AAC's .... but guess what after 50 years the trees are still there and more volume and all that value added money from mushrooms etc is still there .... my rant grrrrr


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 08:17 AM

Messages

Well that's it for me,it's been a funny season but a profitable one.There are still buttons out there but soon will come to an end,I'm tired and my body says no more lol so now it's time to rest and leave what's out there for others.good luck and be safe for those that are still picking.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 06:55 AM

Messages

Gibbster we had a patch years ago made 1100 in 3 hrs and would have made more but couldn't fit anymore in the jeep was amazing. That paid us for weeks unfortunately it has been logged one of the best patches I have ever seen. Still dream of that patch lol


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 06:18 AM

Messages

@ Fry I never heard of him loading up like that again so it must have been a perfect timing thing. Either that or he asked the buyer to keep it quiet because I know of at least one guy who followed him the next couple of days. LOL.


User_Name: matsutake2013.com
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 10:22 PM

Messages

A seller asked me the other day if they should "out" their patches before they die? Is that the meaning of life or what?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 09:11 PM

Messages

Well some of those lobsters were worth money but a lot of them done for the year. Oh well maybe next year. Brain cant rest thinking about all the pines that could be out there just a matter of finding them


User_Name: GIgi
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 06:54 PM

Messages

Or there is Dana on the other side of road off Neva then Oak. Doesn't really matter where you go there is always drama lol Its part of mushroom picking


User_Name: BUYER
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 06:10 PM

Messages

T-willy. I take my pines to Mike in Lake Cowichan on Greendale Road his number is (250) 749-3877 he is a straight shooter and no Drama.


User_Name: Diamond Dad
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 05:47 PM

Messages

Who is open in Terrace? What's the price


User_Name: T-willy
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 05:14 PM

Messages

anyone know of a buyer for vancouver island nanaimo bc area been having great luck with pines this week Thanks


User_Name: Woody
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 11:57 AM

Messages

Somebody needs to find something else to do with himself till april when murrells start........


User_Name: Charles P-B
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 11:03 AM

Messages

Someone know where we could get rid of 60pounds of pine mushroom and 12pds of Chanties. We were planning to do a local market in Nelson and go back to Quebec with the money, but theres no Local market anymore at this time of the year........... So any help where we could sell those in Banff, calgary,Winnipeg Thx


User_Name: Fry
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 10:39 AM

Messages

Gibbster - 520 lb's in 2 days ..... that's WOW ... Must be related to the squirrel pickers. Peace


User_Name: Rebel Yell
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 08:31 AM

Messages

Screw the price this year a bunch of selfish ass buyers trying to get there money back from morel season its about time for a strike and everyone just start drying everything you can


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 07:46 AM

Messages

To comment on the Tons and 100's comments....... One of my buddies went out with his wife one day and picked 160 lbs......asked a couple more buddies to go back to the same patch with him the next day and the 4 of them brought in another 360 lbs the next day. I know where he was picking, not sure of the exact patch but this was definitely a season that produced 100+ pound days for a lot of people.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 06:45 AM

Messages

wow good for you Dave, nice to get a good price.


User_Name: scpicker
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 04:25 AM

Messages

Pines are popping in SW BC, those who think it's over.....go home lol!


User_Name: Dave
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 11:06 PM

Messages

I got $18 for my #1's from Dana in Lake Cowichan today. She said that she needed them for a private sale for someone going to Calgary. Mike wouldn't match her.


User_Name: Zed
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 10:09 PM

Messages

Loly where is here? If VI them I question your facts about it being over, but it is a big island and north may be over but cowichan is not. Anyway, I understand if you don't believe me but the 200 lbs of chanterelles and yellow feet, etc.that I picked last weekend..... They don't understand cause they are in various places (my stomach,with friends, at buyers....)but certainly not growing in the woods!! LMAO. Zed


User_Name: Lolly
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 08:31 PM

Messages

Gas up you car and go for it. You wont find jack and I told you that already over and over and so did a couple other people but you go right ahead anyway 'cause I know everything! Lol!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 08:06 PM

Messages

Thanks Rover I found them with russula's but a lot were still white with a bit of orange Yes same here as long as the snow doesn't fly.


User_Name: rover
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 07:40 PM

Messages

Brenda yes they have to be red they have to be taken over by a parasitic fungi to make them edible.VI shrooms starting lets hope for a good season.By the way have picked pines here into mid Dec .That's for all of you who think you know everything


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 07:33 PM

Messages

Was told if lobsters are not the red orange color they can be poisonous does anyone know if that is true?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 06:03 PM

Messages

Well I did find some lobsters today not really familiar with these mushrooms so will see if they are any good? I have eaten some year ago and they are very tasty


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 12:37 PM

Messages

Sorry Brenda; the latter part of my last post was not directed your way. I don't know where you got the ton idea, perhaps someone is using my name again in nefarious ways to discredit me. I was attempting to agree with you while dismissing those who several days earlier didn't think it possible to have hundred or two hundred pound days.


User_Name: Fry
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 11:26 AM

Messages

Halloween is coming.... You can be who ever you want... Full bags of treats for everyone. Peace


User_Name: Shawn/Kathy
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 11:01 AM

Messages

There has been many who have picked tons of shrooms in 1 season. Used to be an average of 100 lbs daily if you picked all varieties. So X 30 days do the math. The Nass has very good poundage of varieties when it is a good season. One could go out pick easily 5 baskets of bears tooth, 5 baskets of lobbys, hedgehogs, baskets of blues, cauli, etc. Yes it is done.Now to pick a ton of pines is another story.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 08:14 AM

Messages

Yes I don't think there are that many people picking to make the big bucks any more here either. Mostly because they don't pay bucks anymore and its a hard days work for pickers. Like I said I found a few pounds of pines on the weekend and smaller buttons but not a big patch for sure. Who knows with mushrooms! Again confused by Lobos remark never once did I say I found tons of mushrooms


User_Name: Lolly
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 07:40 AM

Messages

This isn't a big deal anymore and hasn't been in many years. Oh people go to the bush and hunt for mushrooms alright, but for personal use. There probably aren't but a couple dozen people trying to make money at this on the whole island. The whole world isn't all consumed by mushroom season either, folks. And like I said yesterday the season is over here. Now you may argue about that if you like but it doesn't change the fact.


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 07:34 AM

Messages

So the Fall Crop that wasn't coming in NW BC has come. Unfortunately, 99% of the buyers are gone. No personal tales to tell you how many are popping as I've had enough for the season but haven't heard of anyone making a huge amount of money. This time of the year up here, we're normally around $20 a lb minimum and we're only at $10. Pretty sad state of affairs for those who depend on mushrooms for money. I hope everyone further south has better prices than we did this season. It wasn't all bad tho, we did get a lot of mushrooms.


User_Name: Dave
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 01:10 AM

Messages

Brenda I took my pines to the other buyer in lk. cow named mike on greendale and got a straight answer regarding prices. he graded them fast and was a lot easier to deal with than dana. paid $10 for my #1's I think a lot of people are going to him for pines and chanterelles. I'll go to him again next time I go out in a few days.


User_Name: rob 802
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 10:50 PM

Messages

brenda i havent heard of more than 10 here and i check know most of the buyers hopefully the price will climb can make money at 5 but higher the better the other buyer in lk cow i would stay clear of


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 10:06 PM

Messages

Garf; I have seen where the deer & elk will spit out a wormy matsi and scrape the soil for the buttons, eating the matsutake seems to give them the ‘Hershey squirts’. ………… Tetsutaki; lots of chanterelles in the area but I can’t tell about pines. …………. Brenda; I have found that fisherperson stories of ‘big ones that got away’ have nothing on mushroom foragers tall tales. I have my senior moments and difficulty walking now but also have many memories of factual hundred pound plus days and watched it happen for others many times this past fire morel season. I guess I expect others to speak truth also; but alas it may often be that those who don’t speak truth have great difficulty believing someone else who does.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 07:30 PM

Messages

For sure the price of fuel here is up there! Am sure a lot of people are also looking for new patches as the logging seems to have ruined patches we used to have. One thing about pines is somedays the fuel costs you more than what you make.


User_Name: Z Buyer
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 07:19 PM

Messages

I don't pay anywhere near those prices. I can get people to bring me mushrooms all day long for way less than you people here are saying your getting. I pay 5 4 3 2 1 That's it. Take it or leave it.


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 07:17 PM

Messages

Got more time for myself and thinking by posts here, Van Isle is the place to go. Thought about Powell River but that hole cost you a fortune with ferries in and out. A guy I know there says he pays $1.40 a litre for fuel. Thinking around lake Cow. Anyone want to guide me?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 07:09 PM

Messages

Good luck picking everyone its a fun thing to do and make a couple extra bucks if you choose to sell them. Got my kids hooked when they were little and now the daughter picks and freezes them Its good family fun for sure


User_Name: Kootenay Sista
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 06:35 PM

Messages

Omg!! I found some while walking my dog too!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 06:27 PM

Messages

Still picking pines here in the koots to my surprise while walking the dogs in the forest below our house.I thought the recent frosts would have taken out the last of the shrooms in the hood , but we also found some pretty sweet , sweetooth mushrooms too! The perfect addition to our supper tonight!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 06:22 PM

Messages

My sister stopped at one of her patches after work and found some nice ones. she is going to check out other buyer and see what his prices are, as pickers I sure get tired of the games the buyer play on us


User_Name: koot
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 06:20 PM

Messages

Wow Brenda, thanks to you the posts have become worth reading. Well, mostly. I'm new to picking mushrooms and just pick what we can use but, will check out the buyer station(s) here and pass on information. Thanks to all who posted informative/meaningful notes.


User_Name: X buyer
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 06:14 PM

Messages

Some buyers like to play with the numbers for there own benefit.


User_Name: rob802
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 05:35 PM

Messages

laker what area is your buyer in you can ph me 1-250-932-3263 thanks rob


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 05:21 PM

Messages

So there is only 1 other buyer in lake town should I be going there? I like to get top dollar cause as you know it can be a hard days work and you start to feel like a billy goat


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 05:16 PM

Messages

Well as a picker we all know prices can change in a heartbeat.


User_Name: Laker
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 05:05 PM

Messages

Dinks - those buttons under 2.5 are going as 3's at my buyer too but I'm getting twice as much. I hope you know they sell those as a "specialty" item not much below regular no 1 grade price so don't give them away cheap anymore. You cant always tell how long the button is before you dig it I know you know that.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 05:03 PM

Messages

In the lake? Laker Interesting and good to know


User_Name: Laker
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 05:00 PM

Messages

I'm getting 16,10,8,4,2,1 for mine at a buyer not far from there.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 04:36 PM

Messages

Took the pines to the buyer in Lake Cowichan (Dana) she is paying $10-5-4-3-2-1 and she is hoping the price will climb. We'll see they always promise that. All 1's under 2.5 in length is going as a 3 so let them be. Her number is 250-510-8282 Takes most speciality mushrooms. Hope this info helps out some of you


User_Name: Yeah me too
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 03:40 PM

Messages

How I long for the good ol days when people we stupid.


User_Name: secret
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 03:35 PM

Messages

Brenda, wish you luck with your picking, I too miss the days when you shared your excitement and knowledge with others who enjoy the hunt more than the money.


User_Name: Ron n Kelli
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 02:04 PM

Messages

We found white chanties out of Cle Elum on our last trip, no lie. Also hedgehogs up there in good numbers. No kings left though since it's so cold they froze and the lobsters we're all rotten too. Oh, per the discussion below - We don't like logic or reason and thinking for ourselves is painful. We prefer to think what we're told to think.


User_Name: Toby Keeth
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 01:36 PM

Messages

Hey im finding lobsters an matsutake everyday and making 300+ Canadian every day if anybody wants to come with me and pick in my patches just let me know!


User_Name: T-n-A
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 01:29 PM

Messages

Mister Morels is absolutely right in that you cant tell fact from fiction when it comes to mushroom people and their stories. Everybody, and I mean everybody is lying for one reason or another. Think about it for a minute.....Your finding tons of chanties so you lie and say your finding none to keep everyone away, that's easy to understand. OR -Your finding hardly any pines so you pretend your finding a lot and post a comment to see if anybody else will give some useful info who is finding some of those since people like to brag and most have a hard time keeping their mouth shut. OR - Your finding lobsters but you would like to see if you can get somebody to give up a better spot, or anything really, in the way of usable information so you say you found some at x place and see if you can flush out any information that way....Is there anybody who doesn't understand this concept left on the entire planet? So you see, for one reason or another there is no way to know what is true and what is just bs. Of course to the simpletons, who actually believe you can find out something by fishing for information this is a good idea and they find out stuff...and...I'm lol-ing hard now...., but for every simpleton, there are also clever people who simply lie, so in the end your fishing for information is fruitless.


User_Name: Ronnie G
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 12:57 PM

Messages

I was finding a fantasitc amount of pines in my patches on Vancouver Island, huge flush and huge buttons ! Then I woke up and realized it was a dream.Lol


User_Name: gg
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 11:50 AM

Messages

Brenda, there is so much BS here, don't listen to them. A lot of disinfo etc, from people that still think Pines are 80 dollars a pound LOL. I live in Port Alberni, and there are still plenty popping, and i've picked well into November, specially by the water. I'll tell anyone where to pick, no secrets. It is 6-8 dollars a pound right now.


User_Name: Dbear
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 11:26 AM

Messages

I haven't been on this site for a few years. I just wanted to say that Brenda, I have found plenty of buttons this time of year, into, and past Halloween in the mid V. Island area in the past. Enjoy!!


User_Name: Mister Morels
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 11:05 AM

Messages

It's been several days since my last post and I see there has been plenty of discussion about potential flushes of ? mushrooms in different location both US and CA. As I noted in my last post, in my experience there are many variables which determine what kind and how many of them flush at any given location or time of the season. Without actually being in a specific location to actually see for yourself what the situation is your left with just guessing. Of course if you have your own people in the areas scouting for you and reporting their findings, it's the same as you being there. Since the coming of the internet age, you can also go to different websites and try "fishing" for information. The later is simply a fools venture as you cannot distinguish fact from fiction.


User_Name: Lolly gagger
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 08:43 AM

Messages

I live in BC and I have people here too and I can assure you there is no second flush coming. Sorry!


User_Name: northern
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 08:22 AM

Messages

JDS- agree with your comment- areas here in N BC are starting all over again- and no not uncommon at all- have seen the Nass not kick in at all until the end of october - so


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 08:18 AM

Messages

Thanks for the kind words was beginning to wonder about this site, I know what I found and when lol


User_Name: koot
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 07:19 AM

Messages

There are some real winners here Brenda - I found that out some time ago. Also found buttons this weekend in the Kootenay Boundary area (~460m) so, it happens.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Monday October 21, 2013
Time: 06:43 AM

Messages

Don't let 'em get to you, Brenda. Someone who thinks you're having a "senior moment" because you reported buttons coming up in mid-October is more than likely a newbie.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 08:48 PM

Messages

Was just looking for a phone number originally for a buyer and thought I would let people know about my findings but am hugely disappointed in finding this sight with all the sarcastic remarks! Some people must have the compasses set in the wrong direction there is a right way and wrong way in all things in life! Be kind you might want me to look for you one day


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 07:19 PM

Messages

That's true Sheila love picking unfortunately my job and grandbabies don't allow me get out as often as I would like. Just love being in the bush getting back to nature is the best cure for everything and finding mushrooms is a bonus


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 07:05 PM

Messages

I don't believe anybody has special inside information. We have discussed why already like last week. If your anywhere near any of the mushroom producing areas you can find out whats up easily for yourself. If your not you might feel like fishing around to see what you can find out. People nowadays don't need to spend many years or even decades to learn about mushrooms and we already discussed that two weeks ago or so as well. I did well for small hedgehogs on my last outing but who knows where I went or how much I got? Them little buggers are hard on your back to pick though and it takes a long time to get a half a bucket, like all day!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 06:13 PM

Messages

Confused by senior moment and not fishing for info I am just a weekend picker been doing that for 30 years seem to find a lot roadside too Toady its perfect!


User_Name: Toady
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 05:56 PM

Messages

Hey Sheila it was definitely a senior moment. Oh btw I found 25 pounds of pines today in about an hour just driving around in the forest!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 05:53 PM

Messages

Still wish they paid us the good old price for mushrooms paying $1.50 for chants and $6 for number 1 pines last I checked


User_Name: Toady
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 05:53 PM

Messages

"SOMEBODY" is desperately fishing for information here today! Don't them anything or better still just lie!


User_Name: DQueen
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 04:59 PM

Messages

Powell River pickers... The Pines ARE coming. See you guys in the bush!


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 04:53 PM

Messages

Picked only a couple lbs last week and didn't see that much until yesterday was very surprised and seemed quite low to me some of my patches r showing nothing but am hoping they will just b late as well


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 04:43 PM

Messages

Dan are you on the island?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 04:41 PM

Messages

Not sure of the the elevation isn't that high I found nothing but 1's and a couple 3's


User_Name: Doctor Dan
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 04:27 PM

Messages

The wife and I were out yesterday and today and found only old flagged out matsutake no new growth or buttons. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, it seems like someone is pulling somebody's leg!


User_Name: JDS
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 02:05 PM

Messages

Brenda...What elevation did you find the buttons? I found a few in the lowlands of western Washington a week ago Friday, at about 500 feet.


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 12:57 PM

Messages

Nope not a senior moment Sheila, all buttons yesterday no flags and new tiny ones not big enough to pick. Where are you from?


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 12:28 PM

Messages

I don't want to seem mean but is this a joke? Oct. 20th and pines are just starting you say? Maybe you thought this was september when you posted. Senior moment maybe?


User_Name: Brenda
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 11:46 AM

Messages

Pines seem to be just starting here on central Vancouver Island for 5 lbs of buttons yesterday and looks like a lot more to come. Still trying to get a price of what the buyers are paying for them in Lk Cowichan


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday October 20, 2013
Time: 09:38 AM

Messages

Well "Steve of Oregon" I think it would be worth about 33.00 based on weight and current mkt value.


User_Name: rob802
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 08:48 PM

Messages

asians in the pine patch rakeing it all up


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 08:21 PM

Messages

Hey all, What do think an absolutely perfect 3.3 pound Matsi button would be worth? I mean perfect better than 90% of number ones. Steve


User_Name: Tetsutaki
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 12:36 PM

Messages

I've been reading this forum for a couple of years, and it is a great resource, and appears to be a great group of people. thanks! I've moved recently to the SR-542 corridor (WA-state), this is the road to Mt. Baker. I live in the last town driving toward the east before the forest boundary. We have boletes, but want to ask whether anyone has ever heard of matsutake in this area? I've asked the locals, who really focus on the boletes, and they haven't a clue. Any input appreciated! thanks and be safe, Tetsu


User_Name: button
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 10:04 AM

Messages

are there pine's in Campbell River


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 08:51 AM

Messages

When it's over depends on elevation and weather. For those of us who hunt areas at higher elevation, it's over. Spending all day and finding a small amount ,1 or 2 lbs, of buttons doesn't cover expenses and don't cut it profit wise. If you can find patches down lower it may not be over yet but it will be very soon.


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 08:23 AM

Messages

Oh just to expand on that , it was me and my bro so i certainly didn't pack all those out myself ...too old for that ... one area we went was white and flagged ,,,too bad but you can't get them all ...lots of seed left and undisturbed for the deer although they really seem to prefer to bite the heads off of the buttons...the buggers ..lol guess they gotta eat too ...


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 08:18 AM

Messages

It would seem like the season is winding down in this area and being just past mid october that is awfully early... sold to my buyer yesterday and got 12 , 7 , 6 , 4, and 2 ... not like the old days but i can live with those .. had a pretty good pick and sold him over 100 lbs of shrooms well over 25 of buttons some half pounders and one that was 1.1 lbs ... the deer had bit the heads off of lots of shrooms ,,,big roots left behind ...gotta look close in those spots as they don't get them all usually .. i watched a couple of does in a patch the other day and they let me walk to within 40 feet as i talked calmly to them ... probably never seen a human before ... these are the types of things that keep a person going back ... where i was was more like mountain goat terrain... cheers and full buckets and its not over til ..... well thats for another day...


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Friday October 18, 2013
Time: 09:45 PM

Messages

I got a chance to go out to some new spots today all ive got to say is wow found some massive patches of chanies filled four buckets in an hour before it got dark it was a pickers paradise! Im kinda a amature still so I have a question for the pros.Im finding alot of dry ones is it the frost that's causing this?Or is it the fact that here in southern oregon the weather went from being really wet to being really dry?


User_Name: JDS
Date: Friday October 18, 2013
Time: 08:30 AM

Messages

I'm guessing that some of you drive Toyotas with stick shifts, so here's something to keep in mind for future reference. My '99 Tacoma started jumping out of 3rd gear, and sometimes there was a little grinding going into 4th. All it took to fix it was a rubber washer that cushions the shift lever. Now it shifts perfectly and never pops out of gear. If you Google "toyota pops out of gear" there is a website with step by step instructions.


User_Name: Doctor Dan
Date: Friday October 18, 2013
Time: 07:18 AM

Messages

I used to buy Matsutake mushrooms at a local Asian foods store until one day several years ago my wife suggested we try to find some ourselves. Neither one of us had ever hunted for any kind of mushrooms before. After doing some research and a couple years of trial and error we started having good success finding them. I lay most of the credit to our own determination and not giving up after the first few tries at it but, also information we gathered from two main sources - The internet and field buyers. One in particular was quite helpful in confirming the most common kinds of edible mushrooms found in the Wa cascades. I haven't seen this person set up and buying in a couple years but will always be grateful for their help.


User_Name: Pine Man n Chanty Girl
Date: Friday October 18, 2013
Time: 06:57 AM

Messages

We're on our way out the door too! The forest is a callin' and we area a comin' Aint got no time for messin' around as the season's gettin' late around here so we got to get while the gettin's good!


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Friday October 18, 2013
Time: 06:39 AM

Messages

Today me and my fwb are heading out again on the hunt for some hedgehogs and whatever else we can find. Good luck everybody, times a wastin' so get out there and have fun!


User_Name: Oregonridgewalker
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 11:42 PM

Messages

I have fresh Porcini ,Queens and they are Beautiful !!!!!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 10:34 PM

Messages

Hey all, Germany what are you doing asking questions about Matsi's:). The Mushroom group you started appears to be doing well. Before you ask no word from Scott lol. Well full buckets Steve


User_Name: germany17
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 09:52 PM

Messages

Thanks Dave, Im gonna go look around then!!


User_Name: mushroomdave
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 09:00 PM

Messages

germany17 sounds like your patch is dead. allotropa only grows on dead pine mycelium, where I've seen allotropa take over sometimes a new patch comes up close by.


User_Name: zed
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 08:35 PM

Messages

my turn to pass on info. talked to buyer in coombs on vancouver island. not buying pines yet. price for chantrelles 1.75 to 2.00. pines $8 for #1. volume for chantrelle down and pines have not really started. prices above are for CR and Cowichan as i understand it. 1 buyer in port alberni is river bend store... $1.5 for the good ones! dont want to talk smack but will never sell there again hope this info helps. zed


User_Name: Ron n Kelli
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 06:28 PM

Messages

Bnk, Sheila, Ya we have bought commercial permits sometimes too just to make it worth the trip but its crap to have to do that. The Forest Service should get up to date and raise the free personal use amount to 5 gallons. Theres really no reason not to. The pick and sell people cant make any money off just one bucket of mushrooms anymore so why the tiny personal amounts still?


User_Name: T-n-A
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 05:37 PM

Messages

Well we had a pretty good fall season ourselves. I work with my friends and we harvested and sold chanterelles in enormous quantity by shipping to a big buyer. While the average joe was getting .50 to 1.00 a pound we managed a 4.50 a pound average. It could have been better but then there's always room for improvement in prices paid to the pickers. I understand lots of people hate and or are sick of commercial pickers and I understand why. But this season we harvested only Chanterelles and because of the massive harvest and abundant area available we really weren't depriving the personal foragers of any mushrooms and we did not work for the slave wages many people seem to like to get for their hard work by selling to a field buyer or side of the road bs artist. Anyhow another season draws to a close and we look foreward to Morels in the spring!


User_Name: germany17
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 05:28 PM

Messages

So one of my best matsi patches has turned totally to allotropa. And its EXACTLY where the buttons used to grow. A ring of allotropa. Anyone seen this before? I thought of pulling them to see if the buttons come back.


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 02:06 PM

Messages

Well I bought a commercial permit so I could get enough mushrooms. I couldn't see going all the way out to wherever just to get a measly gallon or two and I've been all over the place this fall. When and my fwb both go we split the costs in gas which works out better than when I just go alone, in more ways than one ;)


User_Name: Robertm ramstad
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 12:42 PM

Messages

I have porchini/boletis edulis Fresh #1,s and i,m drying the rest.. are you buying??Robertmramstad@yahoo.com Please add me as a seller..


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 10:38 AM

Messages

I wonder if anyone else has been annoyed by the permit system in some places. The one gallon or two gallon rule for personal amounts I mean. who drives two hours and spends 40 bucks on gas for example just to gather a few handfuls of mushrooms. And if they're big, like cauliflower etc one mushroom can put you over the limit. It's just stupid. I've bought commercial permits many times over the years just to get a reasonable amount for eating, freezing, drying. Does anybody else find they have to do that too?


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 10:25 AM

Messages

I agree with Vern and Mister Morels generally. The season down south here is just getting warmed up and sure to get better. I'm a personal forager not a pick and sell monkey. Everybody can get their permits now so no worries there. Hey jds I like your argumentative combative demeanor keep up the good work! lal!


User_Name: JDS
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 10:10 AM

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The season may over above 3000 feet where you are Mister Morels, but not everywhere. A friend and I got some really nice Matsutakes Tuesday, and we were picking above 4000 feet. There were even some nice sized buttons still coming up. Guess we were some of those lucky people you mentioned!


User_Name: Mister Morels
Date: Thursday October 17, 2013
Time: 09:49 AM

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The fall season is over or nearing an end no doubt in many places above 2000 ft or so and certainly at higher (3000 ft or more) locations. BUT I have kept detailed records since 1989 of my mushroom hunting forays and in looking back through them I find there are instances of late flushes under certain circumstances, depending on weather and localized micro climate situations. A lucky person may catch some certain areas, small though they may be, where an odd cauliflower or bear tooth tooth can be found in reasonably good condition. In addition to those, hedgehog mushrooms are fairly frost resistant where they can be found. Even some chanterelles are still available in good condition. I have also found that occasionally Matsutake can have a late, albeit small and what I consider non-commercial quantity under the circumstances we're currently having as well. The bottom line? If your a commercial hunter you'll need to get lower now and if your a personal forager you can still "get lucky" if you aren't afraid to hike and hit the right spots for the few late season select edibles out there. Good Hunting !


User_Name: callahan
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 10:37 PM

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I know of both and its $1 a pound with # 1's. Permits tomorrow. Full buckets


User_Name: zed
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 07:26 PM

Messages

thanks everyone for the replies and the good info. much appreciated.


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 06:55 PM

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I like calling them "winter chanterelles" 'cause it sounds cool. I could look up the official latin name of them but who cares anybody can do that if they want to. Just Wikipedia it!


User_Name: Panic Stricken!
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 06:19 PM

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Well it's over and the government should be open - Forest Service dept anyway by thursday they say. The demands of the hostage takers were not met so they came out with their hands up! Ha ha That'll learn em!


User_Name: Ron n Kelli
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 05:26 PM

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Winter chanterelles are sometimes called yellowfoot mushrooms too. We have been seeing them like never before the last 10 days or so when we've been out. They're kind of fragile and there's no commercial market I'm aware of which probably accounts for why their still around in such great quantity, the so-called commercial pickers don't get them. Ya freezing nights even down low so the only thing maybe still around otherwise might be pine buttons still in the ground protected from freezing by the forest duff and leaves. Sometimes we find mega button of them this time of year when the season is pretty much otherwise over.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 02:25 PM

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Well I see some people are still hard at. This has been a weird season in the Or and Wa Cascades. Big swings of wet to dry heat to cold, back and forth. I been out the last few days looking for something good to eat but its very late in the season now. Every nite the frost or deeper freezing comes and not just up high but down low even as low as 1500 ft or so. This freezes and/or kills the mushrooms already up and stops new ones from coming. Up higher like 3000 ft and up it freezes every nite effectively freezing everything up out of the ground even though we are having warm sunny daytimes. Found this to be true everywhere between 1500 ft and 4000 ft. Not much in the way of the special treats for me the last time out, some chanties both white and yellow, a few pine buttons and not many flags left up either. No good boletes or lobsters since it freezes every nite as I said. Winter chanties are everywhere as some have alreay pointed out and if you know mushrooms you know what that means. Oh, I found some cauliflower and icicle, bear-tooth-claw things whatever you want to call them you know what I mean theres a few different kinds, only thing was they had all froze overnite degrading the quality and making them waterlogged and dark. So I wont get any good ones this year. Maybe if you got to some in a sheltered place, not dense forest though since its cold in there and never warms up now even with sunny the sunny days. I'm glad I what I got when I got it and hope everybody has put some away for winter eating.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 10:48 AM

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We were out at a secret place somewhere between one day and one week ago and noticed the Lobsters were all rotten as well. This was not high elevation either only about 1600 ft. The forest was super moist and it was very warm, a good combination for mushrooms to rot. I heard about the end of the shutdown too, they're talking about it on the news right now. The shutdown has been just another example of radicals in the govt insisting everybody else give them what they want and do like they say. Pathetic really and in the end they just gave up with none of their demands met.. Now they can go back to the inter-tribal warfare they have been waging within their own party for the last few years. I think they have schitzophrenia since one day they're this and the next day their that and the next day something else entirely. lol-ing a little. Oh we did find some shaggy manes at the secret place and that was shocking as well as thrilling since we had no idea they grew there! I read your not supposed to eat them and drink alcohol so we just studied them and put then they went in the garbage as we would have no use for them because of that.!


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 10:17 AM

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One Old Gy -- I haven't found a ton of Lobsters that were good most were rotten but the good ones were really nice. As far as the King Boletus goes every one of them I found was rotten too. Must be the weather.


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 10:04 AM

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Huffington Post is reporting there is a deal to end the shutdown. Like today. So permits will be available again soon I assume. Nobody should pick without one, unless you just like being hassled by the cops and giving the state money as a fine for your being stupid in the first place, which is what it is. Back in the day we used to have a saying; You deserve a week in jail just for being stupid, and that's what you are if your picking without a permit.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 09:07 AM

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I've been out the last two days to check some early matsutake test patches and saw state police patrols everywhere I went. I mean on secondary and forest roads, not highways. Pickups as well as cars. They're out taking up the work for the forest service down here for sure. If you go picking without a permit your taking a big risk for a little bit of money. DO NOT get caught picking without a permit, especially if you have commercial amounts, I get a sense they wont be very understanding of your not having a permit.


User_Name: Ed Roth
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 08:09 AM

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Hey Panic Stricken, I feel for you Americans who are forced to put up with the mess caused by the tiny minority bent on destruction. I see on the news the bizarre behavior/statements from their leaders and am embarrassed for you. We have our problems here of course but nothing like the spectacle going on down there. Its been terrible I'm sure for those poor souls who are living in poverty already and then cant even get a permit to pick so cant make any money at all. I hear if this drags on it even threatens your social insurance and retired veterans benefits payments. With all our issues here from time to time, we as a country, would never put up with what is happening to our south and best wishes for a speedy resolution for everyones sake. Ed


User_Name: Shawn/Kathy
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 06:55 AM

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Been in forests not only in BC, Alberta ,Manitoba, Yukon, NWT, Even did fly in to Northern locals only to find lots of trash,yes even left there by pickers.


User_Name: Shawn/Kathy
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 06:48 AM

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Zed you can call Danusia in Lake Cow @ 250-710-7668


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 10:20 PM

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i dont pick in a park, but where i do pick for every litter bug there's 10 guys behind him willing to throw some extra scraps of garbage in his pocket. I can tell ya it's alot less stressful than complaining about it.


User_Name: PineKing
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 09:51 PM

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8, 4, 2, 1, .50 in campbell river


User_Name: matsutake2013.com
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 09:22 PM

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Hello Southern Oregon Pickers, It's early this year. I think a monster flush is coming your way. Some patches up north just boomed this year. Check your test patches early and hit me back. I can pay $16 plus shipping/packing for tight #1's. Hit me back soon with your test patch info. www.matsutake2013.com


User_Name: badger
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 07:46 PM

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Just picked half a kilo of Shaggy Parasols in the lower mainland of Vancouver, BC. It looks like there will be more to come. Anyone want to trade for Chanterelles?


User_Name: zed
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 07:38 PM

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okay i will try again, can anyone post a phone number for a buyer on vancouver island. instead of me driving 50 to 150 km, i would like to call a buyer(cambpell river, cowichan, coombs?). and or can anyone post a price for pine on vancouver island (campbell river, cowichan). how about chantrelle too. any info appreciated. if you dont want to post info on this site please email tzabo@shaw.ca thank you


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 05:41 PM

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Hey ya'll! I picked about 5 pounds of winter Chanterelles last week! Boy, they sure are good! About the 3000 foot level. Then came home and picked more regular Chanties. Season is still strong! Full buckets!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 02:42 PM

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Frosty this morning , hit SW slopes found 4 lbs of sweet tooth mushrooms , hedgehogs were a plentyful , they should taste excellent sauted in garlic butter and placed on top of our local grass fed black angus burgers tonight for dinner with a side Caesar salad tonight !! yam fries and garlic aioli why not! I love to eat good food!


User_Name: Panic Stricken!
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 08:46 AM

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You know something, I'm starting to think it would be for the best if the nuts and morons in that cult of repubs doesn't wise up by the deadline. The people of the country could see once and for all there only plan is to wreck the country and terrorize the people and that would be the end of them for sure and a lot sooner that it would otherwise take. The mushroom picking season is coming to an end anyway so what the hell?


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 08:34 AM

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Sheila, Good luck in your search for winter chanties.They aren't hard to find, you'll get some. Hey have you found many Lobsters yet this year? And also Kings aren't very plentiful either. I know that from my own experience and a network of friends all over or and wa. Also the retail market is super expensive for them this year. Any how keep your eye out for them too although it may be too late now most elevations....Good hunting!


User_Name: gitter
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 08:16 AM

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what is the price for pine buttons in Wa. thanks


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 07:35 AM

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I have been researching the Winter Chanterelles on the internet and plan to go out this weekend and get some. I find everything else I've been looking for so how hard can it be. I read somewhere they can hide but they cant run :) Now that's funny and makes a lot of sense too!


User_Name: Toady
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 07:11 AM

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He never saw garbage back when he used to pick he means....Must have been picking in the city park. But then I have never seen a stick of garbage either,. Lal..


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 07:05 AM

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We found winter chanterelles yesterday. That signals the end of the higher elevation mushrooms in the Cascades. But then I'm sure most people already know that.


User_Name: zed
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013
Time: 06:42 AM

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buyer in coombs, could you send me your phone #. tzabo@ shaw.ca. i am a volume picker on van island and would like to drop in. thanks.


User_Name: gennda
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 09:15 PM

Messages

What kind of hedgehogs???I seen a bunch of hawk wings near Matsutakes


User_Name: Panic Stricken!
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:02 PM

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Uh Huh and unless the government re-opens you cant get a permit either.


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 07:33 PM

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Hey callen were are you looking for a buyer in douglas county I live there hints the name there's defiantly a buyer in coos bay I usually take mine to the buyer in sutherlin because that's less gas for me not sure if there open though I don't have a permit so I havn't been selling any yet is year.


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 05:25 PM

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Woody, the older I get the more awesome I was "back in the day" too! In fact I remember picking a heaping ford pickup load of Morels every day for two months straight by myself. And that's taking into consideration the rig was parked over a mile from the burn so I had to carry out a double pack of 190 pounds AND I picked Kings along the way both ways too to get an extra 50 pounds or so of them every day! Now I'm rotflmao !!


User_Name: Panic Stricken!
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 05:08 PM

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I'm less panic striken now that I heard on tv tonite and Huffington Post has it as the top of the page story now, that there is a deal in the works to end the Govt shutdown. I just hope it's like SOON!!!!!!!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 04:44 PM

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I pick commercialy almost every year and where i go i never see a stick of garbage. You pick in BC because i think you must have a local problem


User_Name: Lobster Mania!
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 04:34 PM

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Wow awesome weather for fall mushrooms in the pacific nw ! I went out today to a great spot on private property where my favorite kind, LOBSTERS, grow unmolested by the public or the pick and sell people. In other words nobody to leave garbage laying around, no bottles, no raped patches, Perfect!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 03:57 PM

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CALLAHAN. Don't take it personal, they just want all the mushrooms for themselves. LOL


User_Name: callahan
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 02:56 PM

Messages

Can someone please tell me of a buyer in Douglas County Oregon. Right now.


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 01:41 PM

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Why is there so much hate for commercial pickers its hard honest work they tromp through the cold wet forest busting there ass picking shrooms for low wages its funny how there all stereotyped as bad people.


User_Name: gitter
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 01:32 PM

Messages

anyone know the price of pines and if there is a buyer in coos bay? thank you.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 01:26 PM

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That is good to hear you were so awesome. Just as you stand-all-amazed; so were the government personnel at the roadblock going down off one particular mountain. Personally I have had good days like that but they were not the norm, I probably ought to say that was the average [per trip] I camped by the patch for a couple days and still needed to drive them to inland area markets. The tooth mushrooms were sometimes more than 200 lbs but that did not include the three types of chanterelles that grew on the same hill or one or two token matsutake that I would give away to my chefs. I also purchased product at the [river market buy area] to have enough to make the long drive worthwhile. I have observed that as it gets harder and harder for me to harvest that many mushrooms in any given day, it is a younger persons sport; I don’t do the commercial ‘winter mushrooms circuit’ any longer. A friend of similar age who has hardly slowed down at all still was averaging possibly more than 100 lbs of morels per day this summer and 200 lbs in one day has been accomplished by many a commercial picker foraging for hedgehogs, morels or other gourmet mushroom varieties. Yes it is getting much more difficult since the early 90’s due to the increasing volume of foragers. One thing I find to be very amusing is those who pick only on a ‘personal use permit’ with volume restrictions and then brag online about how many gallons or pounds of mushrooms they picked. ….hummm, now what is that allowable per day or season personal use amount? lal….


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 12:17 PM

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Ya back in my younger days when I was all that and a big o chips it was nothing to pick 200 lbs of mushrooms a day. In fact I was such an awesome mushroom picker when I picked commercially that the older I get the more awesome I was.


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 12:02 PM

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Well I'm finally done processing my Hedgies! Woo Hoo! Hey southern OR picker your funny! I might go for that but I already have a fwb for mushrooming so no. But thanks for asking! :)


User_Name: PICKER FRM I.V. OR
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 11:54 AM

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Hello everybody I'm new to the page and was wondering if anyone knows if there are any bolete buyers in or around the Illinois valley area? Any knowledge is greatly appreciated.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 11:50 AM

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CommercialPicker; I agree with you that there are other sites but I used to find folks there denying that they are commercial when what they do is get a personal permit and then circumvent the rules by selling their free mushrooms; but they aren't commercial because they said so, LOL ...................... southern OR picker; back when I possessed my 'younger mans body' I used to commercially pick as much as 200 pounds of belly button hogs, spreader hogs & sweet tooth on just one or two 'tooth mountains' up the ...... river, hope that helps.


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 11:25 AM

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But I need an fwb to go mushroom pickin with! ;)


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 11:23 AM

Messages

I hate commercial pickers too.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 11:03 AM

Messages

Lets dredge up the discussion over permits this or that again and beat it to death. O wait we already did that. Hey Sheila if you would be so kind as to take me to where you found the Hegdehogs I would be most apreciative ;-)


User_Name: CommercialPicker
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:58 AM

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Yo Woody......... you are on the wrong site. There are numerous other sites that are more appropriate for the recreational mushroom picker. Please go there.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:55 AM

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Buzzkill; 0000h ya I furgot about the dogs that et mine too, thanks fur triggering my reminder. Actually I have always had a poor short-term memory and since I never memorized the alleged laws; and being as the powers-that-be seem to change the rules to fit their whim.... I really have no knowledge of what might be the current laws. Even when I purchased my commercial permit this past summer at the SO in Salmon and they told me what-was-what; yet a newbee LEO wanted to give me a ticket for not filling out the daily picking log that is there for when the permit is for personal usage. ................ I decided to fill it out henceforth after all because even though I might purchase a commercial permit to prevent my need to cut my morels in half lengthwise, I also do not care for being harassed by someone who does not yet understand all that he is charged with enforcing. ............... I actually do not pick all that many days when doing my research, but due to what transpired I not only have the photo date stamp on my research photos and time, date, research notes in my log book but I also have what I harvested and when on my permit for back-up.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:52 AM

Messages

Ya somebody is cornfused allright. With regards to the ending of the shutdown It will came too late for most commercial pickers and I for one am ok with that.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:46 AM

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When I quoted the DNR rules I thought everyone would understand that they only applied to DNR land. It didn't occur to me that someone might be confused by posting straightforward regulations.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:31 AM

Messages

Hey JDS when you play dumb you get treated like your dumb.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:28 AM

Messages

Went to my "go to" spot near hope yesterday. Had been picked over but managed to get a few matsi buttons. Ate them all!


User_Name: JDS
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 10:03 AM

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Woody...I don't need you to tell me the difference between the National Forest and DNR land. I've been buying permits from the Forest Service for years, so I know what land is under what jurisdiction. It's too bad you have such animosity towards commercial pickers. Could it be that you don't want any competition? By the way, you're wrong about the limits in the Gifford Pichot National Forest. Their permits are biannual, each permit being good for 62.5 gallons, which is 125 gallons a year.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:57 AM

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The govt shutdown is about to end....Here's why - Time has run out for the deadenders it's just that simple. In three days everybody will see the Forest Service back to work and permits available again. As I've mentioned before I hate the pick for money crowd but there are a lot of regular folks who like to go and pick fall mushrooms. Me and my fwb were out yesterday and found some nice pickins but I aint gonna tell what kind. And the weather was beautiful so we had to take a little break mid day 'cause ya know..we're fwb's. Later


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:41 AM

Messages

Ya I used to have all them there laws n stuff written down word for word in a filing cabinet I carried around with me but the dog ate them.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:37 AM

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Gifford Pinchot national forest for example, the limit is 62 gallons a year. I'm fine with that since it keeps a damper on the frickun so-called commercial pickers who plunder rape and trash the forests to get money for other people, their buyers.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:27 AM

Messages

Hey Sheila, Winter Chanterelles are up too, Have you picked those yet? They're delish too! We found some real nice ones at about 33-3500 ft yesterday.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:25 AM

Messages

That's DNR only. National Forest policy is different, go look at any national Forest website in Wa, you'll find their rules/policy different.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:07 AM

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According to the Department of Natural Resources, the limit in Washington is "five gallons of wild edible mushrooms, per person, per year". How dumb is that?


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Monday October 14, 2013
Time: 08:03 AM

Messages

Twelve pounds of HEDGEHOGS yesterday! Yeah! I've been waiting for them. Pretty much loaded up on everything else


User_Name: Southoforegan
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 05:56 PM

Messages

C alot of people askin what the price for pine is but no response as to what the current price per pound is. The season hasnt started here yet, and would be grateful to know what the market is currently wether i like the answer or not. Roly i know u read this page, what r things lookin to be when u get to Cali.? Thanks.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 05:09 PM

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JimBob, Carla, Shogun et all; I used to have copies of those laws, chapter & verse but they are in a hard drive that fried. As I recall the implementation was several years back when Oregon went to 1 gallon personal use state-wide and Washington went to a 2 gallon personal use limit.


User_Name: Lpow
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 04:18 PM

Messages

Hey everyone, I have about 30lbs of fresh, beautiful Pine mushrooms that Im ready to sell, but Im new to the area and don't have any contacts. Anyone know the current selling price/ lb around the kootenays? And does anyone know of any buyers in this area? Much appreciated!


User_Name: Kyla
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 03:04 PM

Messages

Anyone looking to purchase golden chanterelles? Have beautiful healthy chants for sale. Text or call 3609121269


User_Name: BUYER
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 09:49 AM

Messages

There is a mushroom buyer on Greendale Road in Lake Cowichan that buys chanterelles and pines


User_Name: JimBob
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 08:49 AM

Messages

I was just thinking the same thing. I posted some links to current statutes/laws in Oregon and there's nothing I could see in them that requires buyers to check permits, nor that says private property owners can/should 'write their own permits' lol. I'm not a lawyer, I don't live in Oregon and that information was found with some quick Google searches. I really expected someone to post contradicting laws/statutes for Oregon supporting their views (opinions?) but I haven't seen them posted yet.


User_Name: wild side
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 08:42 AM

Messages

what mushrooms species still showing in Nakusp... and sad to learn about the fellow taking the next step in his journey there. (nice place to have a last look around) happy safe trails to all.


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 08:00 AM

Messages

I see at least one person is still insiting theres a law that says a buyer must ask to see a pickers permit. But when asked over and over to provide the statute number they fail to do so...That's odd I think.


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 05:16 AM

Messages

Went to cosco yesterday and in the produce section was some yellow shanties for $10. a lb go figure.Im off to pick some pine now good luck and be safe.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 01:30 AM

Messages

Well, went to one of my spots today for Chanterelles. Opening day of deer season. They always unlock the gates on this day. Guess what ? Apparently they decided to unlock them Nov 1st this year! HUH? Whose bright idea was that? So we had to hike in over a mile AGAIN! The other times I didn't mind so bad because I knew the gate would be locked. ARGGH Anyway, after spending 2 hours of walking both ways, I lost two hours of picking. Still got 32 pounds tho :) Ok, off my soapbox now! Full buckets to ya'll! Season is still going strong!


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 09:16 PM

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Lobster Mania! It is sad that Oregon passed that requirement {I was told that it is law} that even if the mushrooms come from your own property a permit with all of the landholder’s pertinent information must accompany the mushrooms whenever removed from the property for any purposes such as sale or transport. As I understand the {Oregon State law?} any fish cop, county mounty, state or federal officer can give out tickets for transporting and may confiscate said mushrooms. Lots of luck and stay alert.


User_Name: baguul
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 01:49 PM

Messages

Any buyers in Port Alberni? Got some Pines today, but where are the buyers?


User_Name: gigi2
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 11:45 AM

Messages

I have two questions: 1) Is the season over in Chemult? 2) Have you seen any mushroom police crawling the forest in the last week? Thanks in advance.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 10:01 AM

Messages

Jack o Lanterns in our part of the world aren't deadly they'll just make you wish you were dead. By far the biggest threat this season for Or and Wa are Amanitas. The white and yellow varieties of them can be mistaken for matsutake especially in the button stage by people who have been told to go for the big "white" mushroom. which is actually just mushroom people slang, not a descriptive term meaning good to eat.


User_Name: gigi2
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 09:36 AM

Messages

The idea that one has to purchase a permit to not be a criminal by taking natural resources from the forest assumes that the federal government owns those resources, which they don't.


User_Name: TIER 2
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 08:31 AM

Messages

Watch out for Jack O Lantern's out there folks. It's a big year for them. To unskilled people they can resemble chanterelles but they are poisonous and if you eat some and live you'll be very lucky.


User_Name: Lobster Mania!
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 08:18 AM

Messages

I'm lucky enough to be able to pick on private property a lot of the time. No forest circus, no cops. no permit necessary. My lobster patches have been giving up some good quality but not much poundage. It all god though, I'm a forager and take what nature has to offer, not trying to rape the land for money. I hate pick for money people.


User_Name: granny
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 07:52 AM

Messages

Hello all any news on what the season is like in the cranberry would be nice to hear, I can't go anymore but would like to stay in touch with what's going on. Thanks Pickers


User_Name: kootenaybrother
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 07:19 AM

Messages

Hey coastal picker no problem , their is such a large area out here ,gonna start hitting south,south west slopes for the tail end of the season , jack frost hit the hills yesterday so the tail end of the season is approaching quickly,I found 7-8 new patches this year , I love tromping through the bush!!!


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Time: 07:04 AM

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Good morning ...just getting ready to go picking ...a bit foggy .... i have a private buyer and he is coming tonight so i gotta see what i can get for him... stay safe and enjoy the woods ...full buckets...


User_Name: kitty
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 08:18 PM

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looking to go picking pines tomorrow...anyone know what the price in nakusp is? Please post because if we find any in our area it is quite far and if the price isn't good...I'll just take them home and dry them...thanks so much


User_Name: Two Old Koots
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 08:01 PM

Messages

Ha Ha! Bnk cracks me up! That black guy on Blazing Saddles was Cleavon Little. Helluva an actor. He died about twenty years ago. Ya we're seeing a historic generational shift and ongoing slow motion disintegration over in rightwing land. One sect against another, one version of repub against another, bound to happen sooner or later but remember when they were running the whole world just a few short years ago and talking all kinds of smack about permanent majority etc. Seems like yesterday. My how the mighty has fallen. Maybe the few who aint crazy or stupid will wake up and re-open the govt in time for people to get permits before winter. Maybe...


User_Name: Woody
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 07:49 PM

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I love fresh pines as much as the next person, probably more so but after eating them everyday for the last week straight I'll take tomarrow off. LOL!!!!


User_Name: nd picker
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 07:04 PM

Messages

loads of pine in boston bar megabucks


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 06:17 PM

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Good times come to end. Just packed up and opened a rum bottle. Two weeks of great picking here in Nakusp. More than paid my way. I got compitments in Van. so home tomorrow am. Thanks to Kootenay Brother for putting me on to the area to pick. It aint over here either. Only bad thing is that older guy passing away here. Me and some other pickers I met here toasted to him. I will be back next year. Good luck and full buckets


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 05:23 PM

Messages

My pine's is looking good. Out of 22 lbs of buttons there are only 5 flower pine's.


User_Name: Slim Pickerz
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 03:46 PM

Messages

I like the comment about working at Taco Bell. It's funny but its also true.


User_Name: Kootenay Sista
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 03:43 PM

Messages

Me to but I got twenty pounds out of 2ft deep snowbank!


User_Name: Pine Nutz
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 03:18 PM

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I don't pick mushrooms and sell them to one of those so-called buyers. Why not you may ask? Because I'm not stupid or desperate, that's why.


User_Name: garfy
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 03:08 PM

Messages

anyone buying chanterelles on vancouver island for a fair price


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 03:07 PM

Messages

Pulled another 10 lbs out of the bush, crisp out there today!


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 10:10 AM

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Don't nobody go getting all excited just yet about an end to the govt shutdown and availability of mushroom permits again. The juvenile delinquent tea-nagers are still holding themselves hostage with guns to (their own) heads and threatening to pull the trigger if they don't get their way.......Yeah I know, the first thing I though too was that old Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles" where the black guy sheriff says "do what he say!, do what he say! or the black dude gets it! with a gun to his own head"....????


User_Name: Pine Nutz
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 09:58 AM

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Well I aint done yet by a long shot! You guys can just call it a season if you want to, fine with me. I still don't have any Hedgies and I always try to get an assortment of fall mushrooms.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 09:30 AM

Messages

Clinton (fire) = morels..... STEEP friggin' place but interesting.


User_Name: Mister Morel
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 09:21 AM

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As far as I care this fall season is over. I've already moved on to planning my Morel hunting in the spring.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 09:03 AM

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yep that's us alright but after staying up all nite posting comments on internet chat boards I'm sleepy and have to go beddie bye now!


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 08:55 AM

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Hey TD Jakes and Mushroom Freak your absolutely right and I couldn't agree with you more. But take into account the people who are dirt poor and living on welfare, food stamps etc- Some of them will work all day for next to nothing. Some of them haven't got anything else to do and the buyers have filled their heads with all kinds of happy happy bs like were all in this together, we're you friend, I hear ya bro etc...none of which is true of course they simply want your mushrooms. This is a very mercenary business.


User_Name: Pine Nut
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 08:38 AM

Messages

I forage fro the pine mushroom and I don't need no stinkin permit.


User_Name: Panic Stricken!
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 08:32 AM

Messages

I hear talk on tv this morning the government shutdown may end soon as President Obama will deal with the repubs on the debt issue only after the govt is re-opened.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 08:22 AM

Messages

Sad news from the Packwood area...the mushroom picker that had been missing there was found dead. Let's hope that everyone else stays safe.


User_Name: oldcrowbird
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 06:22 AM

Messages

Anyone know Thursday nights price for no 1 pines in Nakusp B.C.?


User_Name: Seouljohn
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 04:23 AM

Messages

Mushroom bandit You said Clinton was on your 8 month circuit. What were you picking there? And where? Friends live near by (70 Mile) and didn't know there was anything to pick there. Just out of curiousity. Thanks


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 01:46 AM

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I am a buyer and the law requires me to check permits.. sigh.. but the law also allows people to pick on their own private land so the picker tells me he picks on his own land and hand writes me a permit and that makes it legal to buy the mushrooms.. the law is silly because ti is unenforceable unless they catch the picker. So basically they waste us buyers time. The penalty is 2500 dollar ticket and they can confiscate the mushrooms in your shop...


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Friday October 11, 2013
Time: 12:31 AM

Messages

Something's on this board is not right?


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 11:01 PM

Messages

Heading up to Hope for thanksgiving weekend at Moms, going to forrage for a couple of hours. Wish me luck lol!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 10:36 PM

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Last time i did the eight month curcit was three years ago. Kelowna, Clinton, Nakusp, Boston Bar, Whistler area, Boston Bar again, Cambell River, back to Boston Bar. in case any ones intrested. That was a great way to spend the last year of my old dogs time.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 10:30 PM

Messages

STILL HAVENT FOUND THE TIME TO GO PICKING THIS YEAR!!!


User_Name: A Mushroom Freak
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 07:18 PM

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A job at Taco Bell pays more than picking and selling the mushrooms. Plus; It's clean, warm, out of the weather-rain and you don't have to put 25.00 in your gas tank every morning just to see if your gonna make any money that day. Oh yea and you can eat there too!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 06:50 PM

Messages

Is there any buyers in Randall and what is the price for number one and number two pine's. And are they still buying boletes and what price the what is the price


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 05:53 PM

Messages

Ya what he said. It was bad enough when the buyers had you doing all the work and bringing them the money. Now you take all the risk too if you plan to do it without a permit. Hey I'm no big law or cop lover but you gotta admit it would be pretty stupid to get caught without a permit. And for what? So you can make somebody else all the money?


User_Name: Td Jakes
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 04:32 PM

Messages

Maybe you people who try to pick mushrooms for money should think about it this way; In the morning when you get up and start your day your 30.00 in the hole from putting gas in your ride and most of you also had to buy a permit. Lets drop it to say, 25.00 per day total cost, everyday before you get started. So you go pick all day and sell at night for 60.00 that seems pretty realistic as most people aren't getting much more than that average nowdays and many people aren't even getting that. So when your work day is over you cleared a whopping 35.00 for all day. Maybe 5.00 and hour. Anybody picking and selling is stupid.


User_Name: Pine Nut
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 03:55 PM

Messages

General mushroom permit Siuslaw national Forest - 30.00 for 30 days OR 65.00 for a year. Matsutake permit same National Forest - 300.00. And only the Hebo district is open to general harvest with that permit. Definitely not worth the time or hassle even with a permit.


User_Name: Forager
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 03:22 PM

Messages

So even if I was to pick down that way the buyers wouldn't buy my mushrooms? I cant believe this crap. Somebody on the other board said the fine was 250.00 for no permit and they take your mushrooms. If that's true at this seasons prices for chantys and lobbies an ordinary person might have to pick for a week just to pay the fine. Count me out. I cant waste my gas or money chasing mushrooms for the buyers profit and risk getting caught too, that would be stupid.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 03:08 PM

Messages

According to a recent poster who claimed to be a buyer they check everybodys permit who sells to them. Furthermore they claimed there was a law that required them to do so. It's posted on the other board.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 03:05 PM

Messages

Oh how nice of you to encourage somebody else to get busted! As far as how many cops are around to check for permits...who knows or cares! It only takes the one that catches you to matter!


User_Name: ITK
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 01:06 PM

Messages

Precisely how many Leo's do you think they are going to have in the field to shake you down for not having a permit. Go pick dude. Pfft. Permit.


User_Name: Panic Stricken!
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 12:50 PM

Messages

Nobody can get a mushroom permit for the Siuslaw National Forest including me a and now I'm really panic stricken!! What if those idiots drag out this shutdown for a month? No mushrooms season for us along the south coast that's what!! Omg!!


User_Name: callahan
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 11:20 AM

Messages

Is there any buyers in Douglas county Oregon right now


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 10:24 AM

Messages

I did not see any road blocks in the Chemault area this year either but then I only purchased a three day permit and had enough matsutake for my winter needs within the permitted time and then left for the Gifford Pinchot.


User_Name: Chemult Picker
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 07:29 AM

Messages

I haven't seen any road blocks around here. It wouldn't matter anyway the season is over.


User_Name: Shawn/Kathy
Date: Thursday October 10, 2013
Time: 07:12 AM

Messages

Devlin Sabo. Terrace picker R.I.P.


User_Name: christa meyer
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 09:22 PM

Messages

My name is christa, I am looking to purchase morel mushrooms please call me @ 778 212 0560 or email cmeyer76@live.com


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 07:58 PM

Messages

The shutdown is all about one group trying to bully another into giving them what they demand. In this case to stop the Affordable Care Act. That aint gonna happen and they realize that now but aren't sure how to extricate themselves from their own trap. Mushroom pickers are simply collateral damage and they could care less about anybody or anything, they just want their way, at the behest of their masters. It will be over soon and the results will be what they are. If you or yours have been harmed by this stupidity remember that next time you vote.


User_Name: Ps
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 06:18 PM

Messages

Insulater,there's a buyer at the old skynies restaraunt in silver creek you can't miss it there right beside the restaraunt .


User_Name: CSP
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 05:15 PM

Messages

True Knb. However, no pickers can buy permits right now with the government shutdown. Is it the pickers fault the Forest Service can't supply permits for them to pick legally? The Forest Service employees will get their backpay when the government reopens, but the pickers mushrooms will rot in the forest. No such thing as backpay for pickers. As I type this, the Forest Service is putting up road blocks in Chemult. Their motivations are unknown to me, but roadblocks can only result on conflict. Who is to blame? Is the USFS going to hand out hundreds of fines for a crime that would have been prevented if the government was open? The whole situation is unfair.


User_Name: Insulator
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 05:07 PM

Messages

Is there any one buying pines in the Hope Bc .


User_Name: Insulator
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 05:04 PM

Messages

Is there any one buying pines in the Hope BC ?


User_Name: Knb
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 09:04 AM

Messages

I think most people do get a permit weather commercially picking for profit or recreationally picking for something to eat. Its not a huge complicated process to get a permit - Walk into a Forest Service office, show you drivers license and give them some money based on where you are and what your picking and bam, your done. Pretty much hassle free I'd say. So neither the process nor the cost is a big deal. I just cant buy into the thinking that you should assume most people are bad or that they are up to no good. Theres are always a few bad apples but it's like crime, there are always gonna bew a few bad ones, lets not assume everybody is bad as a policy.


User_Name: JimBob
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 08:30 AM

Messages

Exactly Iron Mike. I think some people are confusing ethical/moral vs legal.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 07:39 AM

Messages

I just think when you buy anything from anybody the general assumption is , or should be, they posses it legally. As opposed to a general assumption that they dont.


User_Name: JimBob
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 05:52 AM

Messages

Technically it might be, but isn't that the same case if someone stole something and sold it in a garage sale and you bought it? Is it your responsibility to check for receipts in a garage sale? No. Is it a buyers responsibility for checking permits? No. Could you be charged with receiving stolen goods? Possibly. Would they win? Doubt it, because there is no indication that you knew it was 'stolen' in either case. Buying/selling/possessing stolen goods is illegal, but to be charged and found guilty they will have to prove that you knowingly bought/possessed stolen goods. If that wasn't the case than someone could steal something, plant it in another persons car and call the police on them and that would be the end of it. Fortunately, our legal system would make the authorities prove the person in 'possession' of the stolen goods , knew they were stolen and knowingly kept possession of the items.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday October 09, 2013
Time: 04:41 AM

Messages

Don't like getting into the permit /buyer permit thing, but wanted to add this comment into the mix. If a buyer buys from a non permitted seller, can't that be considered receiving stolen goods by law enforcement. Just food for thought, won't answer any comments. Someone else can take it from there. Matsiman


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 10:59 PM

Messages

hey kootenay brother. you said before you were lokking for a buyer near Nelson. Someone just told me theres a guy in Nelly buying pines fr 26. I'm gonna raid some of my local patches and see if it pans out. I've managed to sniff these guys out before. The eworst that can happen is i stick em in the fridge and bring em too Nakusp I don't mind sharing the info


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 10:40 PM

Messages

there are hedgehogs out. Just starting. Have picked a few that are big enough to enjoy. Left a good patch to grow more. I plan on collecting them on Friday. Currently on Mt Hood. Have been picking a lot of winter chanterelles also. Full buckets ya'll!


User_Name: Coastal Picker
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 09:10 PM

Messages

Staying at least another week in Nakusp. Best pines up here in years I am told. Paying my way and staying. Friendly pickers here too. Showed me a neat area they did. Can't thank them enough. Got to check out the hot springs after a pick.


User_Name: Pine Nutz
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 07:57 PM

Messages

I noticed there aren't many hedgies around so far this year too. Some years they just blanket cover the entire ground in places but not this year, at least not yet anyway...


User_Name: Kootenay Sista
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 07:54 PM

Messages

lol, Ya me too!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 07:15 PM

Messages

Scouted out some new patches today, we found 15lbs of Chanties and 35 lbs of pines, followed by a soak in the hotsprings .Really good day!!


User_Name: Knb
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 07:08 PM

Messages

Forgot to mention lobsters, ya I got a heaping wheelbarrow full of them today! Now I must work all night cleaning and drying them.....


User_Name: Knb
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 07:05 PM

Messages

Where's all the hedgehogs. I got pines, four kinds of chanties, coming out of my ears, I find one hedgie per day the last three days out mushroom hunting ! One single mushroom I mean! Wtf?? I see there are none for sale on any of the well known retail websites nor craigslist either..And Boletus? Ya like two good ones but I think it's too cold now for those where I'm at but them lil hedgies should be everywhere and there not.


User_Name: Robbie
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 06:24 PM

Messages

Ok JimBob, thank you. I more or less figured it was just some people who wanted to gain access to others personal information for who know what by claiming it was a law.


User_Name: JimBob
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 02:24 PM

Messages

Here's another page with the same info but also a little more about mushrooms. http://legiscan.com/OR/text/SB578/id/750996 Buyers need dealer permits and pickers need permits, but nothing about buyers having to check pickers permits.


User_Name: JimBob
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 01:40 PM

Messages

To clarify, license that I mentioned in the previous post should have been 'vehicle license plate number' , not a picking license/permit, or even a drivers license/id, just the license plate of the vehicle.


User_Name: JimBob
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 01:38 PM

Messages

Here's a link to a cached copy of the 'bill', actually it's amendments to existing laws. http://tinyurl.com/lqpb7hd It appears that you are picking and choosing to apply incorrect rules to what you 'want' it to be. (1) applies only to timber. (2) applies to 'other' special forest products. (3) applies to buyers. it does say that buyers need to keep some records, like amount, license, ssn#, etc, This is basically a way for the govt to attempt track the money in the special forest products markets. (4) just says that the permit you get from BLM/Forest Service satisfies the requirements of (1) & (2). (5)(a) says that (1) & (2) don't apply personal use mushrooms (ie less than 1 gal of mushrooms) (5)(b) exempts mushrooms (5)(c) refers to (5)(a)&(b) which exempt mushrooms (5)(d,e,f) refer land owners and transporting (6,7,9) don't mention mushrooms/permits So really I don't see anywhere that requires a buyer to ask for a mushroom permit. It sounds like a buyer is supposed to track some info for money/taxes. It is the sellers responsibility to have their permit, but nothing states a buyer needs to check permits of sellers anywhere in the amended bill.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 01:06 PM

Messages

ors removing forest products mushrooms This is the search terms I used, it is first link that pops up :-)


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 01:05 PM

Messages

Robbie, This is all I can get right now because the site is down...lol I was going to post the link but gvt shut down.... Prohibits sale, or purchase for resale, of wild mushrooms without wild mushroom ... to the Department of Agriculture Service Fund and, notwithstanding ORS 561.150, ... (4) Any permit for the removal of special forest products from public lands ...


User_Name: Shelia
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 10:33 AM

Messages

I was up till past midnite cleaning and processing mushrooms. I had so many pines and white chanterelles from pickin yesterday I had to call my friends to come help me! Ya I Noticed the Amanitas everywhere too. Its not that hard to tell the difference from the Matsutake's but you have to pay attention to what your doing. Sorry you old timers had to learn the old fashioned way but I'm glad the internet is here it is transforming all kinds of things.


User_Name: Big AZZ Buttons
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 08:38 AM

Messages

I forgot to mention in my comment last nite that this year there are lots of the deadly white Amanita mushrooms, also some yellow ones, that can kind of get tinted the same color as matsutake as they age. The buttons of these highly poisonous mushrooms can be mistaken for matsutake buttons by amateur shroom hunters and careless people. If you screw up and eat a death cap or some other vatiety of Amanita your a done deal. Know your mushrooms.


User_Name: northern
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 08:36 AM

Messages

Stu-I totally agree with you- this is just so heart-breaking- all for a 5.00 lb mushroom- now its at 4.00 , still nice M1's but tough grading or is it double grading? Yet BB is at 9.00 for dirty sandy ones- time pickers quit- more money in picking bottles.


User_Name: X-Picker
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 08:01 AM

Messages

Very sad news today - http://www.terracestandard.com/news/226846461.html . I hope more people are not going to be risking their lives for the prices the buyers are paying around the Terrace area. Its not worth it. -Stu. H.


User_Name: Rudy
Date: Tuesday October 08, 2013
Time: 01:17 AM

Messages

THANKS for all the tips, 20 lb.'s of pines 'near' Hope in less than 3 hours (including spending time for video recording instead of picking) around 3000 ft. level North and East sides are dormant, had no legs to go higher up or place to take more, left some for you, one of the best years in 30 years. I keep or freeze mine and give away the rest to friends, however I did not see any buyers by the Silver creek road. (just so you know)


User_Name: Peter
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 11:34 PM

Messages

Looking for Grade #1 pine mushroom. Email lb, price, contact info to testeval12345678@yahoo.com. I am in Vancouver,BC but can go to Hope if volume (>50 lb).


User_Name: matsutake2013.com
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 11:15 PM

Messages

Hello Matsiman,.....hello dear friends. Pretty nice second flush forming from what I saw in the test patches today. ~ 15% front up and running but plenty of primordia starting to swell. Robust commercial interest this year especially domestically in the high end markets. Sliced buttons with scampi, Thai red curry w/ scallions over rice tonight. Wicked good with a nice stout!


User_Name: Big AZZ Buttons
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 08:56 PM

Messages

We got some BIG fat buttons today- biggest so far this year! Real Fatties!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 08:55 PM

Messages

Old guy in the kootenays body was found out in the woods , got lost and passed away, RIP


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 08:50 PM

Messages

Hey beletus joe, don't be bitter about it man I spent many years in trial and error learning as I went too .


User_Name: Powell River Jack
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 08:47 PM

Messages

Mushroom Dave. Just unbelievable. Great news. Hope the other guy shows up too. Wow!! Two weeks. Bet he was hungry. Anyone here about the old guy in the Kootenays?


User_Name: Pine Nut
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 08:42 PM

Messages

Delicious pine mushrooms for dinner again! This time with a nice Rib Eye. YUUUMMM!!!!!


User_Name: mushroomdave
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 07:37 PM

Messages

one of the lost pickers in Terrace has been found today after spending 15 days in the bush. Terrace standard newspaper


User_Name: Robbie
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 06:29 PM

Messages

Hey Carla what is statute number for the mushrooms buying law you mentioned where you said pickers must show their permit to the buyers - You said it was hanging on your wall. Go look and post the statute number please! please! please! I would like to verify that. Thanks!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 05:10 PM

Messages

Iron Mike.... Make sure you take your compass, unlike your phone (internet connection) it doesn't need batteries. Oh and matches too.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 12:48 PM

Messages

Wow, how can they do that if we can't buy a permit!


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 08:42 AM

Messages

Ray of hope, The buyers in hope are set up at silver creek, a guy named Fred is in BB


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 07:58 AM

Messages

Oh wow ! 200 pounds oh boy that's a lot! Must have been a major bust of some matsutake mushroom smuggling ring, did they get the ringleaders too? Did take down the perps with undercover ops or?


User_Name: Benny
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 06:55 AM

Messages

NEWS FLASH Klamath County 200 lbs. Pines seized by forest service. Do to federal shut down no permits issued. Just saying beware.


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 02:24 AM

Messages

iron mike not the same as leg work ...typing and looking on the internet doesnt give you mushroom instinct .... 20 or 30 years does however some never get it... congrats for learning so fast ... we are forever humbled ...now find the 100 or so different patches i know of ... is that on the internet?


User_Name: Ray Of Hope
Date: Monday October 07, 2013
Time: 12:18 AM

Messages

Anyone got the prices in Hope, Boston Bar & Pemberton? Rumours say $8/Lb. in BB? Straight answers appreciated, none from the comedy section aka clown posse. Many Thanks


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:37 PM

Messages

Hey I know those of you who had to get hooked up with somebody who "knew something" a long time ago and/or learn as you went trial and error style and spent years and years doing it cant be happy about somebody who comes along now and in a few years knows what it may have taken you twenty years to learn but thank toy available information lots of it one the internet that's the way it is. And you not the only ones, antiques, history, home repairs, plumbing, general knowledge, its all this way now. f course experience counts too but the learning curve takes a heck of a lot less time. All courtesy of the internet so see you really have no idea.


User_Name: PineKing
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:17 PM

Messages

@Iron Mike, Yes you can find anything about anything online, But in no way does it beat "years of experience"


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 07:24 PM

Messages

Never a dull moment,to funny. Good luck and be safe.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 06:29 PM

Messages

It's great to see the braggarts trying to outdo one another...great entertainment!


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 06:22 PM

Messages

Weather says another big cold spell coming. I don't think that's good for the people who like to gather mushrooms in the mtns.


User_Name: Shelia
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 05:29 PM

Messages

Last year was my first year picking wild mushrooms and I did pterry good with the info I had gathered and one friend who had done it before. It's really easy once you have the basics. This year was my first season picking Matsutake mushrooms and I wnet out by myself the first day and found a few pounds with no prior experience or help. I used the resources I found ehre as well as some other sites. Then it was really just a matter of the right aspect and elevation and of course which trees were hosting the mycelium. Now I can find them anytime.


User_Name: two dum kids
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 11:41 AM

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whats more they can do internet studies from their location, out in the woods. A little guidance from experience and some time spent foraging is all you need.


User_Name: two dum kids
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 11:39 AM

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who spend a little time on internet research and some legwork out in the woods can find out all about mushrooms.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 10:54 AM

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Check out these boletes......2 hours of picking! http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/fishgod77/E20A2F2D-534B-4F22-BA7A-A525F91014E1-14851-000011EA56F47932_zps1e4e8f46.jpg


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 10:47 AM

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I am not in the habit of selling them however, a couple of years back I had far too many so I went to a sushi place with around 10 lbs of buttons......walked away with $180 in about ten mins. All the employees bought some


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 10:42 AM

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West coast p, if you read through the thread you will find there are no decent prices to be had for your goods. Might I suggest hitting up restaurants. Not just the fancy places, sushi places, Chinese restaurants......... Those folks will buy the shrooms for their own consumption, the fancy places may buy them for their menu


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 10:39 AM

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A lot of people have picked mushrooms for a long time. That doesn't mean much anymore. Everybody has a computer now and can find out anything about anything. People think the internet is great but don't seem to understand information about all kind of things that used to take a long time to acquire is now easily available. This site as well as many others provides knowledge that not long ago was restricted to a few people. There are no more mushrooms experts with inside knowledge.


User_Name: West Coast P
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM

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I am a new picker. Wondering if anyone can help me find a buyer in the Comox valley. Some information on fair prices for chanterelles and pines would be great too. I don't want to contribute to dropping prices. My regular job is piece work also and I know all about getting ripped off . Thanks


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 09:19 AM

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Aw he's just having a little fun with you dude. Everybody knows the weather situation and what we need or don't need for mushrooms. Freezing nights are definitely something we haven't needed. But maybe where he is it's different like a little place all hidden away where the cold that's been everywhere else didn't get...;) Winky..Winky..


User_Name: Toady
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:48 AM

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I meant a kind and humble man. And of course its the south facing slopes who doesn't already know that? I'm not trying to be disagreeable but it seem like a stretch.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:45 AM

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The weather tells us something. We know it's been very unfavorable to Matsutake growth production anywhere. So I guess your the only person who knows mushrooms and been doing this a long time? Vern who also posts here is my dad and he's been picking mushrooms since he was 14 years old. That's almost 60 years. He's a link and humble man who wouldn't call somebody a liar because it wouldn't be nice.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:30 AM

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No Toady, no nobody is posting with my name I don't know about your family and how good they are foragers but I've been forage the cascade for many many years and what I say is the truth. I do a lot of walking and I do a very very thorough search and no pine will get by me I have no idea what side of The ridges you've been looking but I would say try the south slope. Most of the forages I know are not going to the vines stations they're going to a buyer to say no will pay them a better price and not ask for a permit.got to run buckets to you all


User_Name: Pirate Mushroom
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:27 AM

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The idea of a strike seems like a good one. Except one thing, its all been done before and didn't work. A ballot measure initiative is the way to put an end to this once and for all. Like a lot of other people's comments here recently I'm sick of the whole dirty mess. Regular people cant hardly find any mushrooms because of the destruction caused by the ones who pick and sell the mushrooms. W


User_Name: TheTruth
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:17 AM

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Disappointing to hear people finding x many lbs of 1's, etc and looking for a buyer. The buyers are paying next to nothing and and long as you sell for next to nothing...the price will never go up! Many of us are on the strike making the rest of you scabs!


User_Name: Sheila
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:09 AM

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You got that right. But who cares I think it funny. Anybody finding boletes or cauliflower at lower elevations? Just a few in my neck of the woods, did fond some good lobsters though in my "special place".


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:07 AM

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Toady, hey bro I wish it wasn't true bu it is, fantasy mushroom league people and second childhooders playin games here.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 08:03 AM

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I have family and friends all over the cascades the last two weeks picking, good knowledgeable foragers and I don't see it. Even the buyer in randal are getting hardly any pines brought in. Mad morel, is somebody posting with your name? It sure seems stretched to me.


User_Name: Bcyeti
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 07:41 AM

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Another good afternoon; 32 lb of pines in just over 3 hours let's see what today brings.... Safe n happy picking everyone!


User_Name: nose picker
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 07:12 AM

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Got about a 10lb basket of #1 and #2. Looking for a buyer in the Vancouver area, please email me at saits99@telus.net.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Sunday October 06, 2013
Time: 05:28 AM

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Season may be over for some but not this guy I still got a lot And temperatures are holding and no snow. New buttons of yellow chantys and pines. We did very good for just half a day with five baskets of#1 #2 and some #3 and 22! Lb of yellows some blues and klngs. Going right back out there to play and enjoy the day with the family.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 11:45 PM

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kootenay sista. if tr in nakusp its all sunny exept mon tues. with lows around 3 to 5.


User_Name: Chemult Picker
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 10:19 PM

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Seasons done here, temps in the low 20's every night now.


User_Name: Kootenay Sista
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 10:14 PM

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We don't have google or any access to the weather report here. LOL


User_Name: Coastl Picker
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 09:31 PM

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Went up to Kootenays (Nakusp) yesterday morning. Found a place and got 4 lbs of buttons in afternoon and cleaned up today. I am staying for now. I told ya I would tell ya. Thanks Kootenay brother for help.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 08:20 PM

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So Buzzkill, What are you sayin'? Don't you wanna just think happy thoughts and it will make it all better? er what.....


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 07:52 PM

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Bumper crop a coming!?The perfect storm ?Matsutake heaven!? Only one way to find out! Get out there and hit the hills , I can smell them!


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 05:41 PM

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OK FOLKS, Here's the status of the cascades 3500 to 4500 feet - Everything in the pine mushroom areas froze solid just like Vern said. That was three days ago and it's been below freezing every nite since. NOT a little frost, Frozen ground and frozen mushrooms. Now they're all dead, wilted and rotten and after covering lots of prime areas in different locations again today, no new pines appear to be coming, Mushy waterlogged too far gone chanties is all that's left. End of story. SO.....Unless we get some sustained warm weather, you know what that means, not a sunny day or two but like a week or more, its over at that elevation and certainly over any higher maybe it already is. Sorry I have no happy fluff and puff mushroom news, it's just just THE news.


User_Name: prymetyme
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 05:04 PM

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Does anyone know any buyers in vancouver


User_Name: Pick on
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 02:59 PM

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Norma and Stan are set up at skinny's restaurant in silver creek and fast Freddy is gone to set up at Boston bar.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 11:12 AM

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Mushrooms on toast with smoked salmon lox and a soft poached egg on top........ Heaven!


User_Name: sunrizsweeethrt
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 10:36 AM

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Send them in mush boxes next day delivery...I'll pay the freight.


User_Name: Jim Jones
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 10:03 AM

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I read somebody thinks Matsutaki grows on trees. No but they do grow under them! Not for much longer though it's a short season this year due to snow and freezing weather in the mtns at least in Washington.. I don't know how people think they can make a living at this nobody can make enough money picking mushrooms these days to pay rent let alone anything else. If you have a job you cant go picking every day either.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 10:01 AM

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Hi there, if there are buyers in Hope they usually set up in silver creek area. A buyer named Fred is usually there at this time. I can give you his number if you like


User_Name: Shawn/Kathy
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 10:01 AM

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like we said earlier. You all enjoy your picking, sell to friends, keep for yourselves. We did not bother going commercially this year because it cost to much with gas prices to travel that far. Buyers lost out on 2000-2500 lbs that we did not sell to them this year. Last few we sold some, dried half. Lets all strike next season at least morel season . Considering we had a lower fire season in BC this year. If nobody is getting anything, we just might see some better prices. The little you all made this year, it just might be worth the risk. Enjoy the fall weather. get for yourselves, we have our family and friends taken care of for winter. Most of our friends enjoy their yearly Xmas bags of shrooms, make great gifts instead of selling for nothing.


User_Name: oshendoows79
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 08:41 AM

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Looking for buyers in the Hope, BC area or near it. Any one out there?Thanks. Wishing you all full buckets or at least a fun day foraging in our beautiful province.


User_Name: Roger That
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 08:04 AM

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Fill up your car up with gas and work all day picking mushrooms, if you can find some good mushrooms and that's a big if, of any kind that the buyer will pay money for you can get half the money back it cost you in gas. No wonder people have been waiting for their govt check or unemployment they need to get some money so they can afford to pick and sell. Chantrelles -.50 cent a pound so if you can pick a whole pickup load of them you could get 50 dollars. lol.


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 07:57 AM

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Vern, I've picking up in Wa and it's the same deal there, everything up out of the dirt is frozen solid. Heck, theres snow now down at 4,000 ft.


User_Name: Tj
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 07:53 AM

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What does C.O.D mean? oh wait I guess I answered my own question, that's an old term meaning cash on delivery right? We'll I cant deliver chanterelles to Boise Idaho even If there were some good ones around, it would cost way more in gas than they're worth!


User_Name: sunrizsweeethrt
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 07:36 AM

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sunrizsweeethrt I'll pay you $3.50 per lb for Golden Chantereles, C.O.D. Boise, Id. You can reach me at 208 866 8541


User_Name: Vern B
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 07:24 AM

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Oh I also forgot to mention that any mushrooms that were above ground got frozen, not just a little frost but frozen solid. The white chanties I found were ok to dry once they thawed out but the recent weather caused a total loss 100 percent frozen ruined of Boletus, yellow chanties, cauliflower everything really.


User_Name: Vern B
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 07:11 AM

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My neighbor went over by Chemult and picked three days in a row and came back with not even one bucket of buttons. Lots of flags and mushy ones from the week longs freeze there. He says the temperature has below freezing too many nites in a row and there there are no new baby pines popping. I have been farther north of there up in the cascades between 3500-4000 ft two days in a row, thurs, fri, and found the ground frozen down about two inches both mornings. Unless we get some real warm temperatures the matsi season is or will be over in a matter of a few days, as there are no new ones coming just wilted flags and the few buttons I did find had got a frozen cap so we had to eat them.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 06:31 AM

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Gone out late on Friday afternoon for two hours and pick 30lbs of pine buttons and around 15 lbs of blue chanteralles 8lbs of boletes a nice 3lb bear head. Now we are up and resdy to hit the big pitch for pined and yellow chanterelles and anything eles we find. Buckets to the best of you.............mad morel and family


User_Name: rob802
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 06:01 AM

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vi pines thur $6.00 not much


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 05:46 AM

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Thanks to our latest sponsors of Matsiman. com and Matsutake studies, Arlis Fullerton (Carla - Dick's Station). Matsiman


User_Name: Gatsby
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 03:51 AM

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What is the current price for Pines on Vancouver Island> Thanks.


User_Name: jbt
Date: Saturday October 05, 2013
Time: 02:01 AM

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Whats the king price in coos bay?


User_Name: Mathall
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 06:56 PM

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Anybody know what is the record fir the biggest pine ? By the way still good in nakusp


User_Name: powell river picker
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 03:34 PM

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well went to take a look holy moly been logging alot in our back woods lots of good spots gone now and another popular area tagged and ready to be logged if i have to go any farther to pick i will need a helicopter to get me there whos paying for the gas?!its not feasable for pickers to make an income and come on i didnt even make enough for xmas presents ,i dont see alot of pickers out one here and there not like it use to be sad .good luck to the pickers out there i know you must poor in the pocket to be so hard up


User_Name: nikkig
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 01:05 PM

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Anyone know if the buyer is still open in Campbell River?


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM

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By the way, I have found using a cast iron pan with peanut oil produces wonderful crispy shrooms!


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 12:28 PM

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Hi all, Those mushrooms I found and posted pics of were indeed prince. I talked with the groundskeeper about pesticide use in the area and he told me none had been used so.......I ate one. One of the best shrooms I have eaten! Only thing comparable for great taste would be the king bolete.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 11:47 AM

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go pick and have fun everyone it's a very nice day. by the way I pick 45lbvs of pine's in


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 10:48 AM

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Good morning gang, just wondering if there is any market for the "lesser" mushrooms, like Lactarius, slippery jacks, Stropharia, honey mushrooms (a russian favourite), cauliflowers, bear's manes, hawkwings, and any others I'm not thinking of. This year is really panning out. so nice after a couple craptastic years on VI. I'm preserving a lot for home use. way too many to eat. :) Thrilled about the full buckets! wishing them for you too.


User_Name: rover
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 10:45 AM

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Merry Mary just remember a good reporter isn't biased or supposed to stereotype people when writing a report .Commercial and recreational pickers are a diversified group coming from all walks of life.Your earlier posts suggest you would like to put all of the commercial pickers out of business so that recreational pickers can have the public forests to themselves that would probably hurt a lot of pickers who do depend on the mushroom harvest season for a little extra income.To me you seem to already have your own opinion of pickers and your reporting on the industry will most likely be one sided as you haven't shown on this forum anyway that you support commercial pickers or have any respect for them .


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 03:45 AM

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By the way where is everybody No more discussions Okay goodnight


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Friday October 04, 2013
Time: 03:42 AM

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Merry Mary, Go to Yakima Herald.com And see the report by Scott Sansbury Picking wild mushrooms with August. There will be photos video and interview Then ask me Again About an interview. Mad morel


User_Name: Merry Mary
Date: Thursday October 03, 2013
Time: 09:52 PM

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August, Mr Mad morel, would you like to meet me somewhere near where your camping and talk with me about picking mushrooms for a living and the kind of life it is? How it affects your family and son? You said in you last post he goes to school and it'S hard to get things taken care of. I'm doing some prelim background research work, and beginning an interview process with people who have picked or are picking mushrooms as their primary source of income. Would that be ok with you?


User_Name: kootenay brother
Date: Thursday October 03, 2013
Time: 08:27 PM

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Pulled another 14 lbs of matsutake out of the bush today,made some tasty soup,and mushroom burgers .Tasty! yum! yum!


User_Name: old time picker
Date: Thursday October 03, 2013
Time: 04:20 PM

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Living in oregon and picking for the family used to be great! then hard times hit and started picking for profit and profit it was, I think we should go on strike for a season or a year. like they did up on willamette pass in 04? the coast is only paying 1 $/# on chanty's and Lobs looks like it's back to picking for the family again. If anyone knows if eugene oregon is paying more how about letting some of us know. all for one and all that crap


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday October 03, 2013
Time: 12:54 PM

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Message Board Fixed. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday October 03, 2013
Time: 12:54 PM

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Mad morel, never bought Xylaria polymorpba. Matsiman


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:40 PM

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Obama is a crybaby And should have never been president I never voted for him at all Now is there a man out there that can do a better job Are a lady How about a mad morale lol get out of the politics and have fun pic and get over it


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:34 PM

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A no brainer If the buyer Can't make his quota They will offer a higher price To pull the picker Their way To fill their orders. Les Pickers Means less shrooms. Now I must get to sleep So I can go out and have fun picking And to take pictures Of all that I pick and see By the way Obama Obama Obama


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:24 PM

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Andy, well you be buyer Xylaria polymorpba again this fall?. BY THE WITH PEOPLE THOSE WITH A SEASON Permit Maybe Receiving A higher price If the buyers do not meet their quota


User_Name: KootenayBrother
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 09:19 PM

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Are the forest service even working? Aren't they shut down not being an essential service?come to the kootenays,no permits needed here, the boarder guards will probably just wave you through seeing that they aren't even getting paid , come soak in our hot springs melt away the stress in your bodies!!


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:50 PM

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I saw on the Lawrence O'donnel show tonite - Alex Wagner is doing the show for him while he's out-Gawd she's hot and smart too Oh ya um anyway They are now saying the Government shutdown could last at least two to three weeks. The end of the mushrooms season for anybody who doesn't have a permit now is already here.


User_Name: Pickin' Fools
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:43 PM

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Everybody is to serious here. Had another FUN afternoon picking. 70 lbs lobsters, 17 lbs chants and a very cool 4lb cauliflower. Fun times. Why pick if you aren't having FUN???


User_Name: True that
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 07:53 PM

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That's right and you shouldn't show your permit to just any old side of the road mushroom buyer anyway. Here's why - It has your PERSONAL INFORMATION on it, your name, home address, car license information, etc...Just one look at some of the carney type dirtbags and questionable characters some mushroom buying companies send out to do their field buying, is all you need to know to tell you those type of people should not have access to any of you personal information. They are all low paid off the street hires, seasonal workers from who knows where. You know nothing about them! THAT PERMIT ISN'T FOR THE BUYER. It's for the Forest Service and Law Enforcement Officers in case your asked to show them that you have a valid permit by one of those agencies. That's it!


User_Name: Billy Goat
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 06:43 PM

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In other words the mushroom buyer is not responsible for the mushrooms picker. Weather the picker has a permit or not is not his concern nor responsibility, legally speaking. Altough I did hear a story of a buyer in Idaho last spring ratting out people who didn't show them a permit. Rat buyer there, cant do much about that.


User_Name: Billy Goat
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 06:38 PM

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There is no law in Oregon or Washington that says a you must show a mushroom buyer a permit. They can try to add that requirement on their own as a condition of you selling to them but the don't have to, its not the law. There is no law that says a buyer has to ask you to show a permit either. Get your facts straight people.


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 05:43 PM

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Ya it seems like cosmic intervention this season. Plenty of rain and mushrooms but no money in picking them, now the government shutdown lock out many people both for money pickers (lol) and personal use foragers. Nobody trumps the cosmic forces. bad for everybody.


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 05:41 PM

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Pulled another 4 lbs of matsutake buttons out of the bush, not bad for a 3 hour prospect of bush tromping!!Heading up to Nakusp to do some serious tromping over the next few days .Matsutake burgers tonight ,Delish!!!


User_Name: Starve the beast
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:36 PM

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I don't expect this government shutdown to be over soon. Its too nasty. The last time they pulled this crap it lasted for a couple weeks. If that were to happen this time it would put the mushroom buyers and every picker who cant pick because they do not have a permit late into the fourth quarter of the season. some pickers already have permits but those who don't risk getting in a lot of trouble (cops) just to go get all tired and dirty and work all day to go and make the commercial buyers their money. I can assure everyone the people who posted earlier are right they could care less about your permit especially now as they will be even more desperate to get the mushrooms before winter shuts it down. The buyers don't care if you get busted trying to get them their mushrooms.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:33 PM

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We have Shell vacations timeshare. So we normally stay in Welches. We can stay lots of places all over the world, but Welches only costs us the gas to get here. :) Hence the reservations........


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:26 PM

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No I have no point just asking because you said the "wanted to see all your paperwork" So....I though to meeself all what paperwork? So...That's why I asked. Look there is no "all your paperwork" There is only a one piece of paper permit. That's it. So now you know. I hope you and everybody else can get one soon.


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:09 PM

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Well seeing that I don't have one and cant buy one at the moment I don't know what it includes.Whats your point anyways?Do you have a point or are you just trolling along?


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:05 PM

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well the meeting is over and nothing is fixed so still no permits sorry people


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:04 PM

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Oh so you mean A permit and A folded up harvest map? That's "all your paperwork". ok


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:49 PM

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uhh the paper work you receive from the ranger district after purchasing the permit.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:42 PM

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Douglass -All what paperwork? You said they wanted to see all your paperwork, what does that mean?


User_Name: Vern B
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:38 PM

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I feel sorry of people who cant get a permit to pick though, even the people who are struggling to survive and think they have pick and sell their mushrooms gotta eat. It's just a real shame their caught up in the bs in Washington. And theres a lot worse than that going on with this shutdown too.


User_Name: Vern B
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:34 PM

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Buzzkill - I wouldn't expect much to come of this meeting today. One thing is for sure though President Obama wont negotiate with what some are calling terrists, who are holding the country hostage, Heard that on the news too, so if your waiting to get a permit it might be a while. They will eventually sober up though and come out of their bunker, they have to.


User_Name: Reservations?
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:30 PM

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You have to make reservations at your own condo? what kind of condo is that?


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:23 PM

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We have had reservations to stay at our condo in Welches, Oregon for almost a year. We get here yesterday, and the forest service office is closed. Damn!


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:16 PM

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Hmm must be my luck then last year they wanted to see all my paper work oh well I guess ill just have to wait antel all this government b.s. plays out to get a permit and I know its not leagle to pick without a permit just thought since there is no forest service at the moment regulations might be a bit different sorry.


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 03:07 PM

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HEY YOU GUYS ! I just got in and turned on MSNBC news to see whats up. Reverend Al Sharptons's show is on right now, just started, and he's reporting that President Obama and republicans are meeting right now to see if they can get the government re-started. Maybe those who don't have permits can get them if the clowns wake up? I guess we'll see I could care less about picking and selling, they get what they deserve, but the people who pick for personal use I'm sure would like to get their permits.


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:49 PM

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Toadys got it right, in all my years when selling I never had a buyer ask me one time for my permit. Like he said it aint their deal all they want is the mushrooms. The cops definately DO care though.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:41 PM

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Oh btw I did have the cops ask for my permit though on more than one occasion, Their sneaky little buggers too. One hid in the bushes by our car and waited till we came out of the woods. We always wondered how long he had been in the bushes? All damn day? Maybe there was nothing else going on? I guess we'll never know.........


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:36 PM

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Het dougie baby, nobodys upset where did you get that impression? Huh? We just think it's funny your all corn-fused and lookin for somebody to tell you it all gonna ok. You gotta admit it was pretty funny wasn't it?


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:33 PM

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Hey Zed, this isn't your issues then is it? This is an issue here in America, specifically the state of Oregon. If I have something to say about the matter I'll have my say, I hope you understand that. And conversely I could care less about whats happening in another country.


User_Name: kinguni
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:30 PM

Messages

Buy pine mushroom Seattle Call/text 2066605433


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:30 PM

Messages

Damn calm down are you guys a little up tight or what just had a couple questions.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:28 PM

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I never had a buyer ask me for my permit. EVER. It's not their job to do and they don't care if you have one or not anyway. They want those mushrooms you got in that bucket, as cheap as they can get them now of course.


User_Name: shroomer
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 01:21 PM

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prices last nite was 8 in nass,some buyers were 6,and 1 under. betties best. haahaaa pocketing the extra buck.cheap, cheap...cheap.thats bussiness,never sell to them again....


User_Name: zed
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 12:50 PM

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also what is the price of pines in BC right now? want to see if worth while checking spots. thanks. ps. dont really want to weigh in on the politics or arguements on this site... wish we would get back to talking about mushrooms and what is happening in different areas. i used to pick in terrace in the 90's and have not been back since.... but lived vicariously thru the stories and posts on this site..... but no more..... just a bunch of arguing and name calling.... sad really. anyone gracious enough to post some good info about bc prices and what is going on in the north would be much appreciated. thanks twice.


User_Name: zed
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 12:45 PM

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i heard chantrelles on vancouver island at $2.50. is this true or are the lower. zed


User_Name: One Old Gy
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 12:10 PM

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I don't know where you got the idea the buyers care about your permit, they don't. But like people said below the cops do and wont care about your personal problems if you get caught without a proper valid permit.


User_Name: Tommy Boy
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:38 AM

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I had to wait till I was done rotflmao over that one before I could comment. Hey douglas dude, it is what it is don't drive your little self all crazy trying to figure some way around the situation.


User_Name: Peter
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:33 AM

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Oh wait I heard 7 eleven isn't selling mushroom picking permits but McDonalds is! Oh and get some help for your double posting problem.


User_Name: Peter
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:29 AM

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No man the law that says you must have a permit to pick doesn't matter right now. Ya you can get a permit someplace else I'm sure, maybe 7 eleven go check.. Oh and yeah, the buyers really care about your permit but the cops wont.


User_Name: Douglas
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:29 AM

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Trying to figure out how to obtain a permit since the forest service is closed.Not really sure why we need a permit if we cant by one from the ranger district offices since there all shut down.Are they still inforcing the same laws?Dont see how you could get in trouble for not having a permit when you cant by one in the first place.I think the biggest problem would be trying to sell them without one.If anybody know how to obtain a permit here in Oregon besides through the ranger district please let me know.


User_Name: Toady
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 11:07 AM

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Every rose has it's thorn....Poison, circa 1980's. This little stunt being pulled by one small group in the government wont stop the Affordable care act sometimes called Obamacare , but it sure is putting a damper on the mushroom picking season and might kill the season if not ended soon. What kind of people actually do this crap and think it will get them what they want? It wont. But it sure will make life miserable lots of regular people. I don't pick and sell my mushrooms but even if you don't sell you cant get a permit just to go pick. This is your reward if you support that trash people.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 10:29 AM

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That's been tried before it didn't work then and it sure wont work now. I hear some people are waiting for their govt check or unemployment so they can go pick mushrooms to sell. Huh? How are you gonna come out ahead there? When this sorry state of affairs thing gets done in it will be from the outside not from within..The gears are already turning.


User_Name: forestnoclues
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 10:24 AM

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pickers should be on strike,that will shows buyer a big lesson!


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 09:36 AM

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I hate the pick for money crowd especially now. They cant figure out they're work for nothing and they turn over the mushrooms to those operators. I've seen countless whole viable producing patches of mushrooms ruined forever by them. Then they turn over what they pick to those people to make a lot of money off them. Its not whats best for the forest or the people who go to the woods for pleasure and eat the mushrooms they find. It robs us, the casual mushroom pickers, of what our forests have to offer and puts the money in somebody else's pocket. I would certainly support putting an end to it too.


User_Name: Oregon picker
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 09:32 AM

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I sell in coos bay as well we should go picking sumtime :) sunriz


User_Name: Vern B
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 09:14 AM

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Hey, you know something folks, if you were a mushroom buying company right now why wouldn't you pay the least amount you possibly could? In many rural areas unemployment is high and there are lots of desperate people. Some would try at least for a while to get enough mushrooms to sell to cover their expenses like permits and gas and food and maybe make 10 or 20 dollars over their cost of going out. It would take them a while, maybe weeks even to figure out they really didn't make any money after their expenses but as the buyers you would gets lots of mushrooms in the mean time, I mean before these people figured it out.


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:54 AM

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I read below and see know why its closed. We have to pick and sell for whatever money we can get. I cant believe this bull !!! Our season here is just getting started and we have to pick or we cant make it throught the months!


User_Name: southern OR picker
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:44 AM

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Why is the forest service closed?? Arent they sposed to be open? How can we get permits to pick with them closed???


User_Name: Ron n Kelli
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:21 AM

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That's right, we saw somebody in the back of a cop car down by Eugene once and their buckets of shrooms were dumped in the ditch that whole area is crawling with county cops and so is chemult during mushrooms season. Don't go picking there without a permit for sure. They troll all the forest roads out of chemult, they know where the pickers are and lay in wait for them to come out.


User_Name: Peter
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:04 AM

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I have even heard of people being taken to jail for not having a permit. Don't pick without one.


User_Name: Peter
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 08:00 AM

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The Forest service is closed so not selling any mushroom permits I went there yesterday and there was a notice on the door that said closed till further notice and if you haven't already got a mushroom permit you cant get one and better not get caught picking transporting or possessing mushrooms, or you face a stiff fine if caught. Since any mushrooms you could pick are nearly worthless, the fine for not having a permit could cost you many many days of picking money gone. Its not worth getting caught!


User_Name: sunrizsweeethrt
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 07:06 AM

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Oregon picker....Where are you located??? I'm in Coos Bay.


User_Name: sunrizsweeethrt
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 06:23 AM

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To Oregon picker.....Where would you sell them after they are dried???? I'm willing to do what I have to, need to make some money.


User_Name: Oregon picker
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 05:30 AM

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1.00 a lb is what they are paying here too I recommend to dehydrate them and sell them after season not worth packing them out for 1.00 a lb more work on your back then it's worth


User_Name: sunrizsweeethrt
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 04:31 AM

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I have been picking ALL varieties of mushrooms for 30 years, that is anything that they will buy. This year I found acres of golden chantrelles and picked 33 pounds in an hour....got to town and was appauled by the price....it was $1.00 a pound.....that was cannery price back in the 80's. I'm looking for a place to sell my mushrooms, or opening up a buying station of my own. But need help finding a place to ship them to. Anyone have any ideas please post and help me out.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday October 02, 2013
Time: 02:06 AM

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Hey Fishgod. Yes, I have picked them in the urban areas in bark dust. I have also picked them in the forest. You do have the pesticide etc. worries in an urban area. But it hasn't killed me yet. (there's always the first time of course). I am sorry that there are other areas that people stew about more so than the wonders of ID, and discovery. I would have given you an answer sooner, but I am not on here every day. If you are on facebook, there are several mushroom enthusiast's groups that are great for this purpose! Full buckets this fall ya'll!


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 10:57 PM

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With my research, input from the forum I am positive these are prince mushrooms. The area I picked them from was urban(bark mulch from up north) even if I could have identified them in time to consume there's the worry of pesticide/herbicide contamination


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 10:51 PM

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Shroomgirl, I found around 15 in a patch of bark mulch, put all the pics, spore prints etc. on this forum a few days ago. A couple of folks tried their best to help me identify however, most folks here spend their time stewing on the going price of shrooms. I already disposed of the shrooms but am greatful to you for assisting me for future identification. Hope I find more at some point so I can actually taste them!


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 10:44 PM

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Fishgod, enjoy! They are one of my favs! I have found 4 so far this year. Yummy!


User_Name: Bill Rodan
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:47 PM

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To the fellow who posted under JKWON: I understand your somewhere other than Oregon, is that correct? We have a citizens ballot measure system here whereby basically anyone who can meet minimum standards for compliance and gathers enough valid signatures can put a measure to a vote of the people of this sate in an election. Some of our best legislation here is a result of this system and much of it was done with little cost, mostly volunteers. So you see the people of this state really are in control of the situation and have acted accordingly in the past when they felt it was necessary.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:40 PM

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Shroomgirl, Thanks for your response.......yes they definatly smell of almonds or almond oil!


User_Name: JKWON
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:39 PM

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Thoughts to ponder. The monopoly on prices has been well underway for over 10 years, have we broken through the front lines, no we haven't, and understand one thing I'm on board with many out there, however its not going to change, it is what it is, supply and demand in the market place is the front seat driver in all facets of import export activities. I miss the old days of busting 1000.00 , Today I still can go out and enjoy the wild, leave at 6 and be home for lunch, cardio up and running with a good 5 bills in my pocket, We control the prices with our counterparts, established over years of quality product, reliable and always there, with that being said, peanuts, so be it Il take 500 a day any day, to classify shroom picking as work, rather a very rewarding seasonal hobby...lol some of us saw the light at the end of the tunnel and decided to light our own candle. Chow for now


User_Name: jan s.
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:20 PM

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Interested in picking and other opportuniteis.


User_Name: Bill Rodan
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:15 PM

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Hey Woody the Forest Service isn't just closed for selling commercial mushroom permits. It's closed for selling any permits. Even personal use gathering mushroom permits. No firewood permits can be obtained either for those who burn wood. The last stand of the dead-enders here over the Affordable Care Act has caused all kinds of disruptions already and it's only day one. I don't appreciate this at all.


User_Name: Bnk
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 06:56 PM

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We'll here's what looks to be the first of what I'm sure will be many, of the pro-arguments Vern and Winnie mentioned. What this really tells me though is the people who run some of these companies themselves are paying zero attention the discussion here. Nada. Zip. They are past caring as they have a ready pool of people who they currently own to provide them what the want, who really will work for whatever peanuts they can get. And they have seen this before, or so they think.....To be continued.....I'm quite sure


User_Name: JKWON
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 06:32 PM

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Good day too all the shroom lovers about. I sit here and read the blogs about the elusive mushrooms and their atrocious prices. I like most have been a recreational picker now for well over 30 years, yes the days of 100.00 dollars a pound are over, however I like many developed personal relations within the minuscule black market, # one quality mushrooms very competitive price still allows me the opportunity to strut my self through some of the most desirable mushroom patches in B.C, while boasting an average 450.00 a day pick. We as a mushroom pickers community will not and do not have any impact on the overall economic drive, this is instilled deep in the exporting industry and if anyone out there thinks their going to change the world, have fun. Remember picking is about the tranquillity of being out there with your Buds doing what we like to do when we have nothing better to do, adding to a healthy lifestyle, with a little economic reward at the end of every trail. A good thought to keep in mind, the days of living off the land as a professional picker is some what of a myth at this time. Unhappy get a real job


User_Name: Pickin' Fools
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 06:23 PM

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Had a great afternoon. 30 lbs of chanty's and 2 lbs lobsters in a 2 hours. Was nice to get out again.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 05:05 PM

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fishgod, yes. I do believe that is a prince. The final tell is, does it smell like almond oil?


User_Name: Buzzkill
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 12:43 PM

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I don't know if he would be interested but August, The Mad Morel may have something to say about making enough money to live on by picking mushrooms, if he cared to share with us. Until recently this was rather a romanticized affair, like It was some wild westy, roaming free, people who were living the way they wanted kind of lifestyle. But if August cant make a make a go of it full time, who can?


User_Name: Winnie
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 10:49 AM

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I would also like to point out there are many, many personal use mushroom pickers who enjoy the outdoors and eat what they find. In many instances it's a family outing or a means of getting outside and finding something to eat that puts us in touch with nature and gets us tasty little treats as our reward! I fee confident in assuming these people, for the most part, wouldn't mind seeing and end to whats been going on with the commercial situation in recent years.


User_Name: Old School Picker
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 10:41 AM

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These daily drop and rise in prices are insane. There was a time when post boards with prices at your buying station. Why are they not there anymore. Are prices just being pulled out of.......... Now a picker can sell their shrooms at one price, go out the next day pick baskets of what you think will make some cash, only to find out they dont want to buy them. One should have a better idea on the night before when they sell their varieties, if they should not waste their day picking and packing out certain shrooms. Used to be everything was bought that you could bring in. Sure do miss the old way of operating ,there were some good buyers then.


User_Name: Winnie
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 10:31 AM

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Matsiman, I'm not all all surprised you were contacted and I think its a good start as long as it doesn't inconvenience you to make time for an interview. To this mornings posters; All I can say is please go read Vern's post of last nite. To me it looks like sarcasm meant to be humorous, imo but that doesn't take away from the fact that he's right about the next stage. The natural process with this kind of thing in any instance tells us at some point we begin to see a defense of the behavior complete with supporting claims and attempts to cloud the issue with trivial nonsense as he put it. Personally, I don't think the issue will just go away. I also don't think the businesses involved will simply start doing right by the people who supply them with the product they make their money on. On the contrary, I expect they will at first discuss the issue a little amongst themselves, maybe, then dismiss the issue as unimportant. Then, if forced to pay a little attention to it or respond in a meaningful way, will dismiss it as a few complainers with a "see attached rationale" for why we think this or that. Only then if pressure mounts will they be forced to discuss the issue at hand which is the slave wage, sweatshop, piecework, situation directly. Then we'll likely see the public more involved and the companies forced to, at this point hire some PR people and spin doctors to attempt you steer the discussion their way and lead the public's thinking in the way they would like it to go. Or some similar process of events to what I'v described above. I don't expect them to clean up their act on their own because they feel its important to nip this in the bud, Nor do I expect them to start this process in any other position than "we are very important who are the peasants who keep bothering us!" menatalty. In other words they will, at least initially, behave as most companies do thesedays when confronted with these kinds of issues. But the process has started and that is as it should be.


User_Name: Gibbster
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 09:57 AM

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I want to put in my 2 cents here. (how many mushrooms is that?) Not knowing what the season was like last year for our Southern Neighbors, we were pissed at prices around $10 because there wasn't a mushroom to be found! That was probably the worst season I have seen in 20 years and prices were STILL crap. Here we are this year at $5 a lb on average and there are mushrooms everywhere! I'm certainly much happier going into the bush and loading up for $300-$400 a day than I was last year. Yes I have to bust my ass and pack a hell of a lot (120 lbs for just under $400 on Sunday) but you know what? I had fun doing it! Most of the enjoyment for me, comes from actually finding and picking, not in the paycheque at the end of the day. Walking the land, benefits to your health, and spending the day with friends and family in the wild. They're dying off pretty fast here now so I suspect with the situation in the US, prices are going to be climbing pretty quickly. Too bad it wasn't a little sooner because most patches are calling it a year up here now and winding down. In summary - Lots of mushrooms = low prices = still having fun out there.


User_Name: austin
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 09:42 AM

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I hope the US does ban commercial mushroom picking. It will make Canada's mushrooms worth more and I'll make more money so I can go to Cuba for the winter.


User_Name: Old School Picker
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 09:27 AM

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Be nice to find out real truths. Buyers say the market just aint there like it used to be. You would think that if there was such a market in Japan where they praise their mushroom, back when prices were outrageous, they paid then. With prices being so low for the pickers, you would think that they would not be able to keep up with demand. They still regard their shroom like royalty. Definately that is why pickers do not trust buyers. We have seen buyers buy then sell privately to put money in their own pockets. This is called two sets of books. Why buy the garbage. Pay for grade A. only which will ship and stay quality product. Everything else should be drying price. Remember for the public , it is all in the presentation. If you want to see prices go back up . Do like any one else, STRIKE...........dont pick for next season.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 08:57 AM

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Hi all, I have some more pics of what I feel is a prince mushroom, I posted others a few days back too. Any idea what these shrooms are? http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/fishgod77/F26FDF43-BDE8-45C8-B1AD-04D824EFF62B-12025-00000E06057A97F7_zps30e81288.jpg And another http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/fishgod77/99990564-1808-4926-8938-8FF58C500C9D-12025-00000E062993D9CF_zps8d6520f5.jpg


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:25 AM

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The last few days there has been a discussion of mushroom prices and the causes influencing them. There has been a wide variety of view points. I want to thank all for keeping their heads when it comes to the posts. Many have said it is time for the media to look into buying practices. Well folks I received email from a respected news paper yesterday asking for a phone conversation concerning mushroom harvesting in Oregon and the depressed prices. I suspect someone has contacted the media or they are reading this page. At any rate an interest has been generated. I don't like to get into political debates or accusations but I will help sort thing out as best I can without taking anyone's point of view. Again thanks to all for a meaningful discussion. Matsiman


User_Name: Powell River Jack
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:22 AM

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Hey Woody. I just put up that info for people, so they can make up their own minds on the issues posted here. Last time I weighed the benefits of both our countries I came to the conclusion that being able to publicly voice ones thoughts was what makes both our countries the envy of much of the world. Full buckets to ya


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday October 01, 2013
Time: 07:07 AM

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One of our visitors shared a photo. http://matsiman.com/gallery/no_sleep.htm Matsiman


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