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User_Name: pg shroomr
Date: Monday, June 29, 2015
Time: 08:09:52 PM

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garf I was pikn 40 km from the barge not sure wut road it wuz but there were two buyers and 200 pikrs. was hard to make 150 a day.


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10:11:32 PM

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pg shroomr...yes sounds like the south of burns lake fire to me ...boomers station buyer I think... biggest fire in BC last year ...too hot now .... be drying out fast ..


User_Name: mushroom yt
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 11:01:10 PM

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Pg shroomr, i was in carmacks last year - would greatly appreciate any info regarding the buyers contact info? Would love to go back but would like to know average weight? And if still across the river? Thanks in advance.


User_Name: pg shroomr
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 06:00:15 PM

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shroom lady good then my friends should do well


User_Name: pg shroomr
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 05:55:00 PM

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garf I don't know name of road but was 40 k from barge there were two buyers a click apart and 200 pickers


User_Name: The Shroom Lady
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 02:42:43 PM

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pg shroomr, I just left the Tumbler Ridge burn, I would not say it is a waste of time. There are lots of morels coming out of there. I would say though it depends on the weather..I hope the rain stopped.


User_Name: garf
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 12:59:29 AM

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that Carmacks fire pumped them out bigtime last year so if I was close I would check for sure ...but carmacks is thousands of kms away in the Yukon


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 02:12:42 PM

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North; you have to go look, if people are getting morels there I doubt that they will publish it here until that burn is finished pumping and if it is flushing then it might do so for several years; http://matsiman.com/md_web/photo_gallery/second_year_conica.htm http://matsiman.com/md_web/photo_gallery/second_year_grey.htm


User_Name: pg shroomr
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015
Time: 02:06:41 PM

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so chuck I have some friends heading to tumbler today r u saying there waisting there time?


User_Name: North
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 09:14:35 PM

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Does anyone think there will be Morels in the second year up in the Carmack area in the Yukon? Hoping to get some for eating and was wondering if people have had luck in the second year following a fire.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 03:58:12 PM

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Message Board now working. Server was down. Matsiman


User_Name: Red Deer reporter
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015
Time: 12:24:02 PM

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Must be between 500-600 people here now and a constant supply of new people every day. There are at least 6 buyers here and the price so far has been $8.00. Very warm and the conicals are drying up fast. Although there was a good start a few days ago. it seems to NOT have gotten into second gear. Seeing a small sprinkle of grays and blounds. I think there are a few people here that are running low on funds. The closest fuel is 125 km from here. been here one week and have only made $300.00....... Do you homework people. Right now I would only give this fire a 4 out of 10.


User_Name: pick and pack
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015
Time: 09:46:40 AM

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Been told Yellowknife had a heavy frost a week or so ago..


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 02:52:10 PM

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GAfun; People mention names of burns where they are finding morels but unless you know where that particular site is; BC or Washington, NWT or Oregon. In reading the boards I surmise that morels are popping in volume at least as far north as central BC, so I would surmise that searching for micro climes could help. Oh well scroll down thru the posts and maybe the burn you are interested in is mentioned. If there are no mosquitoes then most likely the morels are not there either.


User_Name: GAfun
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 11:02:32 AM

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Going out to Yellowknife and beyond to pick Morels with the family does any one know if they've started to come out yet (Sat May 23,2015 )? Are they plentiful an endless carpet... or do you have to search for them? Any news on what the buyers are planing to pay for the 2015 season??? Thank you to all who respond. andreatokessy@yahoo.ca


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 08:07:41 PM

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Oh my goodness, someone is gonna corner the morel market; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=408319382683896&set=a.300526966796472.1073741829.100005175137198&typ


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 02:16:10 PM

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For those friends wishful of crossing the border and picking in Washington State, try this phone number 509-996-4000 http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/home/?cid=STELPRDB5415105


User_Name: timbertraveler
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 10:38:37 AM

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still small ones showing up around Nazko/Klusku. Talked to my buyer in Red Deer cr. 2 days ago, buying at $8 (hot Rod's mushroom shack 778-348-0456) , night frost just leaving, he picked 1 1/2 pounds all day , and he is very experienced (been selling to him for over 20 years now). so it looks like a slow start to the season...and a hot one too. Fiddleheads are finally ripening in the QWuesnel area. play safe folks


User_Name: musher2004
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 01:26:35 PM

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@hill billy & other peeps interested : local buyer in Houston (China Nose Mountain burn and area) : Betty Van Barneveld 250-845-2594... she's apparently the only one in town. You have to go to her place. She offers $10/lb as of May 20. There's no other buyers inside the burn for now. We heard about several buyers in the Chelaslie River burn though, but the access is way longer and difficult (ferry + barge). Good luck.


User_Name: pg shroomr
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 11:05:28 AM

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has anybody heard anything about the red creek fire and does anyone know the name of the one behind the enchanted forest on hyway 16 east


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time: 04:12:17 PM

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a person needs a work visa (or whatever you call it ) to work in any foreign country.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time: 01:39:21 PM

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sum_itglory; I saw a posting awhile back about a Canadian buyer who was ratting-out all US pickers that he could find in Canada to the mounties and causing them to be exported, but not the other way. It might stem from a dispute that he had with a rival buyer or company, I heard that he was a field rep for a company and that he was exported due to his behavior in the mid 90's. I live almost as far south as Mexico and cannot even drive, I have to rely on hearsay info.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time: 12:54:31 PM

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sum_itglory; I am retired from picking due to a major stroke but I always purchased a permit when I was researching mushrooms because I did not wish to be hassled. A picking permit from the US Forest Service is required for everyone picking in the National Forests. As long as everybody follows the rules then no one should bother you. The forest police are cracking down on all pickers who do not follow their rules and they are federal officers who can make it difficult for anyone in from any country not following their rules.


User_Name: sum_itglory
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time: 12:09:58 PM

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A buyer from Canada told me that Canadians cannot pick in the US or risk getting big fines and even having your car taken away. Now that sounds like a big story to me(lie) so could you give me the straight goods? he says the other US pickers will also turn you in. Thanks for your help-I am a bit new to the morel scene and had thought I would try the northwest areas of the US.


User_Name: Anna
Date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Time: 06:06:17 PM

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Hi Looking for Buyers in the Columbia Valley - British Columbia Area - Cranbrook/Golden area Call me 250-341-8456


User_Name: alex m
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 03:35:59 PM

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Or email.. alexandermtmorrow@gmail.com


User_Name: alex m
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 03:24:57 PM

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Myself and a friend have a van packed with camping gear. We'll be heading North from Vancouver Island tomorrow. Some experience picking Chanterelles but first time looking for morels. Lots of time spent hiking and camping around the coast. We are young, easy-going and keen to explore wherever mushrooms may grow. Any buyers out there looking for a couple more pickers in their area? Please give me a text or call at 778-679-9395


User_Name: brap attack
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 12:33:37 PM

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pg sroomer: The only fire I know of that is east of PG is the Red Deer Creek fire, which is very easy to access, just go to Tumbler Ridge. Unless there's another fire out there that I don't know about.


User_Name: pg sroomer
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 10:25:00 AM

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anyone know how to acsess fire east of pg


User_Name: hill billy
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 08:37:12 AM

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Looking for buyers in houston/burns lake area for China nose or cheslasly fires. 250 692 0376 call or text


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday May 14, 2015
Time: 07:06 AM

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Thanks to our newest supporter John Cain. Your contribution represents nearly 1/3 of YEARLY web space costs for a new .com for Morel Doctor. Lobo and I appreciate your help. Matsiman


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 05:05:17 AM

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: Ryo my experience has been that when the temp is high enough that you chae the snow melt up the slope to find the good flushes. A good way to check if they are starting is to look for the tiny tips comming out of the ground put your head down to the ground and sight alomg it with the eye closest to the ground look for anything vertical I have spoted 1/4 inche babys this way that you don't see in a walkabout. look down in the burnt out tree root holes and under the edges of logs. You are in the drybelt area of BC be snake aware there are rattle snakes in that area look for orange needle beds also from not quite completly burnt trees and near large rooks that hold the heat overnight. Also waterholes left from snow melt that are drying up from the heat as the water moves back the morels will grow hope this helps trees and burnt out brush thickets also


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 04:21:59 PM

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Good Luck, when I was new and first heard about sitting down I thought oh sure.... finally I sat on a log to contemplate, sure enough I was sitting in the middle of morels that I was too blind to see previously. If not the first log, walk a bit and sit down again, eventually if they are there you will find them.


User_Name: Ryo
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 03:15:41 PM

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Thank you!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 01:56:20 PM

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Ryo; I forgot to mention that new guys often step on morels without seeing them, sit down and think of anything but morels. Often all of a sudden there will be morels in front of you that the brain was excluding , a result of it searching too hard.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 01:49:58 PM

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Ryo; The 2 leaf arnica is an indicator that works best for natural black morels that grow outside of the burn, fire morels may be as much as two weeks behind unless there is a lot of moisture. Check for moist micro climes and orange cups, the cups happen usually prior to conica, if no cups the burn may be too dry for conica and may go directly to greys and greenies which like drier soils than conica or to nothing until possibly next year.


User_Name: timbertraveler
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 11:32:55 AM

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looking lots, finding little at all elevations in Quesnel/Kluskus area, buyer is apparently opening up today, but no price yet, or reason why really, 25 degrees the last couple days, no rain, and down again tonight to 1 degree, think its going to hit like California and Oregon, up when the time is ready and flash bang dry in no time. anyone have a bc price on the shrooms today?


User_Name: Ryo
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 07:29:35 AM

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I spent yesterday hiking the Botanie burn in the dry belt of southwest BC, at 3000 to 3500 ft. Indicators were present (thistle, arnica, a few beer bottles). Temperature range seemed about right. But no morels. And though I'm a chanterelle guy and a morel beginner, I feel like I walk slowly enough and look closely enough that I'd see at least a couple if they were there. The valley looks as though it has not seen rain in several weeks though, and at least the top several inches of ash/soil were bone dry. Is there a moisture depth that I should be looking for? Or am I just too early, or too late? Thanks for the guidance!


User_Name: Blizzard
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 06:18:54 PM

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Thanks RW and goose1952 for the generous guidance. I have some burns mapped out -- a few different ones depending on what I learn about elevations between now and then. I will look into the permits pronto.


User_Name: RW
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 11:56:56 AM

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I've been working '3000 to '3500 for the last week. Don't spreed it around..


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 11:42:11 AM

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Goose1952, You need to thank Morel Doctor (Lobo) for the photos. I only post them. All info on his pages comes from him. He wants to post more, including more indicators. I'm at 2 1/2 times my allowed web space so can't post any more for him on my site.
 
I'm trying to find extra cash to get him his own .com. His knowledge has already had a significant positive effect on morel hunters be they recreational or professional.
 
Times are hard for me right now. Extra expenses, insurance, well pump and my .com were just paid. I may have sold 1 of my gold recovery machines and have the funds in a few weeks. I will find a way.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Goose1952
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 11:11:18 AM

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Look up maps of burns. Look for right elevation. The USFS publishes info by the district. Also, rules for collecting vary by the district. Pick where you might want to hunt and check out the info for that district ranger station on line. In northern Washington there are several designated picking areas, some for all, some exclude commercial pickers. If one of them is at a good elevation, you could go there. Warning, you might need a free permit. Trick is, permits are only available at offices with M-F, 8-5 hours. Good luck hunting.


User_Name: Goose1952
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 11:06:36 AM

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Found one cluster of two dozen morels 5/10/15 in eastern Washington Cascades at 3000' elevation. I think it has been too dry for many to pop. With rain coming through for next few days, it might be good picking soon at the 3000' to 4000' elevation. Thank you Matsiman for the photos. I looked for the Heartleaf Arnica, and sure enough, there the morels were in an area of two-leaf and four leaf Arnica.


User_Name: Northern BCer
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 08:21:30 AM

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Are there buyers in the Houston BC area? Do you know if the morels are hitting yet? Everyone is going to NWT, would rather Stay local.


User_Name: Blizzard
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 08:12:48 AM

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Travelling shroomers seeking a few pointers. know a lot of pros share experience here...(Thank Matsiman for all the info!) we are coming through Oregon next weekend and want to hit a burn or two for some recreational morels. Any recommendations on regions or mountain ranges?? Elevation?? Should we just skip oregon and keep going to northern washington looking for some freshies?? Advice appreciated!


User_Name: patrick
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 08:35:22 PM

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Looking for any news on morels around kamloops area..and any ideas on prices...a general price will do..like what was the price at close of last day will be fine ...thx


User_Name: romo
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time: 06:29:47 PM

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hey guys just wondering when some buyers are going to be on there way around the Houston area this year if at all


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday May 10, 2015
Time: 01:44 AM

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Posted 3 photos (last 3) on Morel Doctor Photo Gallery 4.

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 4

Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 11:46:17 PM

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lucky logger; In our lower areas the Fish & Game and forestry people often do controlled burning to enhance wildlife food. In my experience spring burns do not produce as well as ones conducted in the fall. Like with a forest fire there is about a six month incubation period prior to the first fire morel flush. Controlled fire often creeps along under the trees not burning them except the lower limbs might get scorched. When the Fire Management Officer's (FMO) prescription was off then the upper story gets toasted. I've had some phenomenal picks that were ignored by others that never bothered with these type of burns.


User_Name: rover
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 11:04:46 PM

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Lucky logger depends what company he buys for.never heard of a guarantee d price.if your heading north for picking main flush is not on .when it is you will have to check out all the stations for price and sell to whoever is highest prices usually aren't posted on here and probably wouldn't be current they can change daily or even hourly


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 10:57:19 PM

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garf; thank you very much, yours and Lobo's comments are extremely helpful. I have a first cousin in Hazelton BC and he has been picking naturals for weeks and a few days ago he told me they are full on there now. I used to live there and they grow among juvenile poplar("aspen") trees. For those who don't know, Hazelton is between Smithers and Terrace and gets some coastal influence---more rain than the Interior and always 10 degrees warmer in Hazelton than in Prince George during the winter. So spring comes earlier there than in the Interior but maybe this will help some of you calibrate your predicted timetables for the places you intend to pick.


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 10:50:27 PM

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lucky logger not sure if the mushrooms are coming yet but I would think very soon as they seem to be earlier this year but weather and soil temperature I would suspect ,,, as for weather there are some coming now I don't think you will be able to tell from things typed on here ,,, you are going to have to scout the nearest fire or just pick the one you want to pick at and go ....hope your timing is right ..I might go check one out this week and get a better read on it.. I have been picking small amounts for a month now .... not fires though...lot of choices and I would suspect all the big fires will have their share of buyers...it snowed in the Tumbler Ridge and Hudson Hope areas earlier this week....its a tough call ...


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 10:47:57 PM

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Oh and Joe or anyone else who hasn't posted here before: when you click "Submit Comments" and it takes you to that other page, DON'T reload your browser because it will ask you to "Resubmit Form Information" and if you do that it will do so: it will resubmit which equals re-post. Just click the small print "Return to Forum".


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 10:45:24 PM

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Lobo; I can see the value of the several benefits you listed if I go with and stay with my buyer. Learning the ropes, camp security---and a guaranteed minimum price to mitigate some of the risk. AND he seems like a decent guy to work with even if I was an old hand at this. I will (eventually, emphasis on eventually) be better than the average Joe. Funny you guessed that, but you nailed it: Yes, I am driven. Can I expect to see posts here when it's time to pack up the truck and go, or is it like matsutake where it's a big secret and when you pick north you lie and say south? Last I heard people keep their gold mines to themselves and if you're filling your buckets by noon the LAST thing you'd do is say so on the internet... on a mushroom pickers' forum!!! I believe I will just wait for my buyer's phone call. I have been so blessed with the way things have worked out for the good in my life, against all odds, that I think I will adopt the position that my Maker's invisible hand is helping me and I need not stress out over this. Heck, the opportunity to pick this season practically shoved itself in my lap and my boss hardly blinked when I told him I was going to go, he said no problem and my job will be there after! Oops, I strayed into voodoo land there. lol


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 08:24:10 PM

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lucky logger; I am not a party person either, you may wish to take the buyers deal if only for the first year experience. I see maybe a safe area to camp, someone to learn the ropes from, things like that. Fire morels are different from naturals and there is much to learn if you wish to be better than the average Joe.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 06:37:45 PM

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Joe, Please try posting once only. Matsiman


User_Name: joe
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 05:27:09 PM

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Does anybody know if there are any mushroom buyers at any of the fires around the Prince George area. If so, do you know the price


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 05:11:03 PM

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Lobo, Thanks much for the wisdom. Yes the buyer probably has even more at stake than I do. And thanks for the link. That ash looks quite unappetizing. I pray I've stumbled onto an honest buyer. My personal impression is that he's a businessman, not a crook. I'm not super greedy or distrustful, I'm just covering my bases so that I don't lose out on account of negligence. I am quite optimistic, because several people I know and trust have assured me that compared to pines which are about knowing where to pick, morels are about how hard I can and will work. I'm blessed by God with enviable strength and stamina and I intend to capitalize on that. Also I wake up early and am not a partier.lol


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 04:48:32 PM

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lucky; if your buyer isn't going yet it may be that he realizes it isn't really time yet and the morels aren't of quality, if someone is telling you that the main flush is happening then you need to consider if it has been raining hard and what kind of damage it may be doing to the crop; http://matsiman.com/md_web/photo_gallery/ash_splash.htm


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 04:32:27 PM

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Hi all, I've already gotten the okay from my boss to take morel season off from work and am patiently but eagerly looking forward to it. I know better than to ask a man for directions to his fishing or mushrooming hot spot, but could someone confirm for me whether it's time to pack up my tent and go? I've found some hints suggesting that they have started, not just a couple babies, but the main flush, starting now in some spots in BC. I have a buyer I was going to travel with and pick for, but he's not even heading out scouting until next week. I don't want to miss out. Has anyone ever heard of a buyer offering a guaranteed minimum price for the entire season? I have. I do wonder though: if he guarantees, say, $5/lb, will that cut both ways? that is, will it also be maximum $5/lb? How do you know that your buyer or any given buyer is paying a "fair" (market) price? Do pickers have to look or post here every day to see what others are getting per pound? My experience with pine mushrooms tells me yes. I've never picked morels for cash before.


User_Name: joe
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 01:19:41 PM

Messages

Do anyone know the price on motels in the pg area right now


User_Name: Hammer
Date: Friday, May 08, 2015
Time: 09:07:00 AM

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Well its been a few years. But im loading up the quad in the old truck and heading for the hills. Any buyer's wanna drop me a line much appreciated dasuirii@yahoo.com


User_Name: clownovo
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 08:16:17 PM

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Hi we are crew of four guys getting ready for this morel season, we are now in Vancouver and ready to go. So i wanted to ask buyers looking for pickers to let us know in case you have news or any informations about this season .thanks a lot in advance. email: clownovo@gmail.com Alex


User_Name: M.
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 03:13:04 PM

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Hi, I am looking to purchase fresh morels in Nanaimo, Canada. It seems like nobody is selling them here at all. I am a private resident looking for quantities of 1-5lb for personal use; not a business.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 12:44:09 PM

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steevano, I don't know what has happened to the forum. I had 1 other complaint. I have no way of fixing it, so it is deleted. You aren't banned. The thing isn't working, so it's gone. Matsiman


User_Name: steevano
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time: 11:57:53 AM

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Wow, I just tried going to view the forum and all I got was a message that I am permanently banned? I am new to picking Morel's and I'm not sure if I've even ever posted on the forum so what gives? thank you, steven warren steevano61@hotmail.com


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday May 03, 2015
Time: 07:43 PM

Messages

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 4 up with 7 photos, 1 indicator.

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 4

Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday May 03, 2015
Time: 04:10 PM

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Afternoon All, Lobo and I have been working to get the new page up, but having internet connection problems. We have moved and posted a few new pages in the other galleries.
Morel Doctor Photo Gallery

I'll be working on page 4 this evening and should have it posted by 8 PM.

Matsiman


User_Name: littlefeet
Date: Sunday, May 03, 2015
Time: 02:43:34 PM

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hey wildfire my e-mail is snowfeet3@yahoo.com


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday May 03, 2015
Time: 10:10 AM

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Morning All, posted new indicator photo.

Tamarack indicator 2


Will have a new photo gallery page, with indicators, up late this afternoon or this evening.

Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time: 05:00:48 PM

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CascAdia; keep the I-phone messages from the patch coming, I was pleased that the initial arnica stage of two leaves were spot-on for you. I don't check Email as often as I do the boards but will as I find time.


User_Name: CascAdia
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time: 03:09:31 PM

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Re: lobo and matsiman Kudos, cheers and great job on the morel doctor board. Indicators are on point and info and Lobos responses are very helpful and much appreciated Getting into good size flushes this past week It's on Good luck to everyone


User_Name: Rhino
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 08:31:19 PM

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Have a little spot that always produces 2-5 morels every year about 10 days before the prime hits. Well found my first 2 so it wont be long folks! Im in robson valley bc


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday May 01, 2015
Time: 08:03 PM

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New pics or indicators in all Morel Doctor Galleries.

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery   (Indicator)

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 2   (Photo Baby Morel Cluster)

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 3   (Photos and Indicator)

Matsiman


User_Name: timbertraveler
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 06:15:41 PM

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North...you may be right about buyers going on the low dollar side, I'm out of Quesnel, and apparently James is buying out in Nazco for $4 a pound, I don't believe it though -2 again here tonight, and you need wings just to get to the burn...happy pickin'


User_Name: timbertraveler
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 05:50:10 PM

Messages

Are there any morel showing in central interior or cariboo yet this year?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 07:59:05 PM

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North; Everyone seems to be getting into the market with any mushroom that will get a price. China has grabbed much of the US dried porcini market for the past several years and may be doing it with other fungi. Pakistan may have shot itself in the proverbial foot when they were shipping ash-splashed fire morels to the US but seasons change and hopefully so do brokers. Enterprising people educated Mongolian farmers several years ago about matsutake and the list goes on & on...


User_Name: North
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 07:06:36 PM

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LOBO and NTMORELs Thanks for the responses. Lots of good info on this site. Nice to see people with more information sharing with newer pickers. Never even thought about the pickings coming from Asia. Global market I guess!


User_Name: Cauzway
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 07:36:03 PM

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Hello everyone, I'm looking to join a picking crew or a camp for some Morel picking. I took 3 weeks off from my job in June and would like to spend the majority of the time picking. The only snag is - I don't have a ride. Can anyone offer some advice for someone trying to get from Yellowknife to the prime picking areas and camps? OR - anyone interested in having another pair of hands for picking? I'm totally willing to chip in for gas and I'll be bringing my own camping supplies. I'm also first aid qualified. And yes, I'm a totally new at this. My email is cauzway@hotmail.com. Thanks for any and all replies. PS: Sorry if this is not the right thread - I found the forum rather confusing.


User_Name: dannyboi
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 05:45:55 PM

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I am looking to team up with someone that has a car or truck, as my brother and I just don't have the cash to insure but lots of gas money to pitch please email me daniel.boismier@live.ca looking to pick north B.C and NWT


User_Name: Pickinpox
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 04:21:48 PM

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@Shroomer for life, It would be nice if some in the field would do their job. Guaranteed would increase $/lb If the market wasn't flooded. You could pull over 2 vans and have quota for a month. Good luck with that but one can hope. Its on like Donkey kong folks hop to it...


User_Name: Shroomer for life
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 02:45:55 PM

Messages

Officer Beagle is here with a full ticket book at Johnson Bar in Nez Perce NF just waitin' for you all! So are numerous Mexican crews from Happy Camp and Washington. That should tell you something. Nuff said!


User_Name: blitzfish
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 11:42:57 AM

Messages

Checked the Lowell fire out this weekend and the commercial pickers are all over it already (even though the permit wasn't available until Monday!!! GRRR!) Anyways they are going strong. You actually have to get up a ways to get into good stuff, but they are everywhere. Picked about 4 gallons worth.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 12:24:30 AM

Messages

Added another page.

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 3

Matsiman


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday, April 27, 2015
Time: 11:48:20 PM

Messages

I have found in my area that the mushrooms seem to be about a month earlier than last year but I am by no means that knowledgeable on morels . I just know when I picked last year and the snow went a lot earlier this year and its been warmer overall , although not the last 5 days. I have picked one small area for 3 Saturdays in a row and get a few lbs each time ... Not sure what to think ..If more will come or not and maybe a little higher ...have been putting a few smiles on friends faces and have sold a few for $15 a lb. They are pretty darn delicious. full buckets and still working thinking about when to think about a fire area pick ..cheers gl and full buckets...be safe


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 08:44:19 PM

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Well we finally got some of the showers we needed here in the boundary. Naturals should be poppin here real quick, very few in my patch last i checked. At this time last year I had actually picked more than I have this year, and everyone was in such a rush just a week or so ago. I think this years weird run off is going to open up some areas that are usually flooded when the temps get high enough for the blondes, all those cottonwood islands and low areas that have sweet looking patches that you wish you could get too but the river is just raging, ya you all know the spots. Picked up a new truck for exploring finally, cant believe how long the family has been exploring in a friggin Neon. All the mushroom and mining gear I own now has a nice truck to get to the bush in. Well folks good luck this season and be safe out there.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 05:07:39 PM

Messages

North; Market fluctuations have always interested me every since Pakistan entered the fray years ago. We were getting high dollar in SW Oregon for spring naturals but the next year when our morels flushed the price started only about $26.00 per pound and I asked why. It dropped significantly after that but that is normal as the season progresses, by the time Canada starts producing; about one month later the price is low for the west coast of USA & Canada. So I enquired as to where the morels were being shipped to, I was told that the demand was in New York mostly shipping them to Europe; almost all early spring morels were being shipped where the $$$$ were. Now back to Pakistan, an enterprising business person noticed a niche in the market and being as fire morels were producing a month earlier than ours were over here they cornered much of the market. I have not followed the mushroom circuit for several years but I’d bet that the spring price in Gold Hill Oregon is ever lower now as many more countries have entered the market. Last year there was a man from Greece in Canada purchasing and drying morels, his buy price may have reflected what the market would pay in whatever place he was shipping to and thus he may have driven up the amount others would pay. Easterly & Midwest USA morels fetch a premium price during their season because people are willing to pay upwards of $60.00 per pound. ….. ….. Morels have been cultivated in large warehouse growing facilities for numerous years and in specially planted orchards. You could purchase young trees (over the internet) inoculated with differing types of spore & mycelia; then plant them on your land, one type of tree they were using was hazelnut. The established mycelia on your land needed to be considered because it might attack and kill your morel mycelia. Morels grow in orchards; I visited a friend in Omak Washington and showed him Escalante morels in his cherry orchard, morels seem to grow in places where you may not expect them.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 05:05:10 PM

Messages

Just one thing to remember..... The difference between the buyer in the field and the end buyer in Vancouver (or wherever) They are TWO different cats...... The field buyer gets payed no matter what the price, The end user sets the price, and that price is set by supply and demand (sort of) The supply in the field will really be the determining factor. Thank God morels dry so well. But if you have mortgaged the farm to get to the burn.... well then you are at the mercy of any unscrupulous buyer out there. Do your homework and have good info. Those that are unprepared are just ripe for the picking..... And beware of the BS, you need at least 2 shovels and a snowplow at this time of the year..... LOL


User_Name: ntmorels
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 04:28:41 PM

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If you were buying mushrooms from pickers for resale with the strong possibility that the market would be flooded with product so that you might be unable to sell what you purchased for a profit, what would you do, North? One thing that you could do would be to make sure that the burns were flooded with huge numbers of newbie pickers.....you could get your friends who have influence with the GNWT to flood the information networks with come ons for pickers....get a maximum build on the excitement side of things. You could throw in a little misinformation....say tell the kids to come up on May 10 when the season always really starts on June 7 or so....make sure they are good and hungry after sitting through a northern spring in the bush. That might help to create a little downward pressure along with the large numbers. Softening up the market by advertising the potential for low prices in advance might help too. I am in the north...close to those burns and I know that if we don't get some rain soon there probably won't be a mushroom season north of 60. I have been harvesting morels commercially for a long time and I know that 3 years out of 5 the burns in the South Slave region do not produce much at all, no matter how big they are and even if they burned at just the right time and in just the right manner. If there is no spring rain there will be very few morels. Right now there is just Potential for a good crop. Watch the weather report for Hay River NWT...the Environment Canada one. If there is rain in the forecast between May 1 and June, pack your bags.


User_Name: North
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 12:55:56 PM

Messages

With all the talk of big mushroom yields in Canada, are buyers intentionally planning to buy for lower so that they can make more money? I thought the market has never been saturated as no mushrooms can be cultivated. Thoughts?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 04:59:35 AM

Messages

Added more pics

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 2

Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 12:18:43 PM

Messages

Posted another photo page with indicators

Morel Doctor Photo Gallery Page 2

Matsiman


User_Name: morel king
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 08:51:21 AM

Messages

The Buyers are already paying way to low. Word of advice Dry and sell them later. It is the pickers fault when they sell them for cheap.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 06:01:00 AM

Messages

Posted 2 more picks.

Blond Fire Morel 1

Blond Fire Morel 2

Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 02:45:08 AM

Messages

Lots more photos yet to come, slowly...


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 10:54:02 PM

Messages

ya it was the pics on that page that got me all exited


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 05:45:31 PM

Messages

Morel Doctor pages now up Morel Doctor Home Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 01:49:37 PM

Messages

Good afternoon All. Lobo and I have been working on his pages for 5 days now and will be ready to post a link tonight.
 
There is allot of information about who Lobo is and a bunch of pics of Morels. There is also an Ask Morel Doctor message board. You can ask Lobo about this that and the other concerning Morels
 
We still have allot to post as we go along. We thought it important to get what we have posted to the public, especially the message board.
 
Don't expect too much in the beginning. Lobo has really given me some clues about when is the right time. That's something most really want to know. Hope to have the "clues" up soon, but probably not tonight.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 10:49:49 PM

Messages

I am still laughing Johnny, I would say that 30 seconds may be a tad bit too soon. Conditions vary a bit from elevation to latitude. The best prognostication I could venture is about two weeks after the main black morel flush. If you can watch the snow edge then often a safe bet is four weeks for the first conica. Even then it may depend upon weather and soil temperatures that may vary according to slope and aspect. If I can drive by the area I look for various plant growth that will let me know if the soil is ready for the type of morel growth I desire.


User_Name: jonnytutu
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 10:00:52 PM

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Hi folks, always enjoy the info as always. I have a few burns in my area i wanna check out, however they will take a lot o effort to get to them. So my question, how soon (on average) after the snow leaves burns do morels start popping? Is it pretty soon? Month? 30 seconds? Exactly 2.45 days? any info is good info.....


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 06:34:48 PM

Messages

Lobo, check your email or go to your home page. Matsiman


User_Name: blitzfish
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 11:33:22 AM

Messages

Anyone check the Johnson Bar Fire yet? I'm thinking there has to be a few up as I live further east and up in elevation and we got a few little buttons that just showed up here and heard reports down in Kooskia. I might check it this weekend even with the miserable weather report we have for then. At least night time temps will be above freezing still! Blitz


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 07:35:45 PM

Messages

Lobo, here is the link to my server. http://cavenet.com/


User_Name: Mikebrat
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 07:53:19 AM

Messages

Thanks Joe and Garf , I have been doing my research and yes do realize it is early and yes I also do have ants in my pants lol. Really appreciate the info guys ... Thank you


User_Name: garf
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 12:08:11 AM

Messages

I think a lot are getting ants in their pants so the old saying goes. I think generally the rule of thumb is the end of May for BC fires and this year may be a little early ..It isn't even the end of april and people are on the road ... nothing the matter with prep but might be three or four weeks away from a flush and NWT and Yukon seems to me they started last week of June last year ... anyhow like Joe said take a good book and be prepared to sit and wait for a long while maybe .. just a heads up and if you do have limited resources careful... be smart research and then research more. Phone a friend anything!!! good luck and be safe .


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 08:26:12 PM

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Throw out an anchor people, as much as I would like to be on the road.... It is still TO EARLY... Maybe be a few naturals in some of the warmer river bottoms. But there is still snow in a lot of places and the night time temps have just now got above freezing.... Unless you have a crib board and a good book, There is still a bit of waiting to do. Do some checking.......


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 10:05:56 AM

Messages

Thanks to our latest supporter Carly Staehlin. Your donation is much appreciated. Matsiman


User_Name: Mikebrat
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 10:02:11 AM

Messages

Hello all , I am really excited for the morel season and just getting geared up to head out next week. I have found the largest burns in BC and NWT including red Deer Creek , Quesnel, and Chelaslie River fire but am looking for a burn closer to home to start the season , I live in Kamloops and have several friends with me to go out with. Can anyone give some info ? Are buyers setup anywhere yet ? My funds are limited so I would I don't want to gamble on just heading out and waste money. Any info would be great and appreciated :-) you can email me at mikebrat@hotmail.com ... thank for reading ... cheers


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 10:01:46 AM

Messages

Lobo, I just sent you a message by hitting reply to 1 of your messages. Think your email filters are blocking me. Put me on your trusted sender list. I have the first page ready for your approval. You can't approve the page until you see what it looks like!!! I won't publically post the page without your approval. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 09:53:47 AM

Messages

Morchella DeVille, Yep, there are a number of places, free, online to post images. I don't mind posting for people as long as the images aren't too large. It's not only my download and upload time, some visitors are on dial up. My software tells me how long it takes a page to load. Some of the images sent to me would take as much as 5 minutes to load with dial up. I don't wait that long for a site to load. I do edit the images visitors send which are too large and then post them. Sometimes a posted link doesn't work for some reason. I go to the page, it doesn't have to fully load, and then make the link live. You then don't have to copy past, just click on the link on the board.


User_Name: Morchella DeVille
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 09:47:36 AM

Messages

Oh - I just reread and see you are actually on dial-up, Matsiman. I would definitely recommend off-loading image hosting to another site such as imgur.


User_Name: Morchella DeVille
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 09:41:20 AM

Messages

On the subject of images, and hoping to not be stepping on any toes: Folks could post images to imgur.com, then just post the link on this page? Such as: http://i.imgur.com/PQ8Dh6X.jpg That's an image of some oysters from last year. I created this link without making an account on imgur, btw. So that is kinda cool. imgur isn't the most intuitive site for some. I'd be happy to assist anyone who has some trouble getting images there. Not as easy as asking Matsiman to do the work to upload them here, but it would be cheaper for him - and it won't use his own site's bandwidth or space to serve up images. I'm also on satellite internet. I feel your download/upload pain, Matsiman.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 09:08:08 AM

Messages

Matsiman; There are no Emails from you in my box. Sorry about the size, I used to be able to reduce the size however since the stroke some of my abilities have dwindled. The last photos were of greenies taken from my I phone and you probably should delete them because of size, they might take a week to load....


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 08:56:31 AM

Messages

fancysan; Yes they are Heartleaf Arnica and from looking I would say that your black natural season started about one week ago.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 07:22:58 AM

Messages

fancysan, Here are the pics you wanted posted. Click on them to enlarge

  
Orange Cups                             Arnica Flower

Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 03:15:20 AM

Messages

Lobo, are you getting my emails? I sent 2 yesterday and you haven't responded. I have received 7 from you yesterday and I think 3 are still downloading this morning. STOP sending pics until you read my email.

If anyone sends me pics to post, NO MORE THAN 150 KB per pic please. I spent 2 hours last night and this morning downloading pics. I'm on dialup at 4.5 Kbps. No other service is available here except satellite at $1000 a year. My income is $350 per month. I have no other income.

Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: fancysan
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 11:11:36 PM

Messages

Matsiman, sent you the images. The burn I'm scouting hasn't seen much rain in a while. When the rain does come, when does the flush occur? Is the next day the best? or does it come a few days later (assuming temperature isn't an issue).


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 04:40:18 PM

Messages

Email sent from my moreldoctor, yahoo account.


User_Name: Cascadia
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 02:30:54 PM

Messages

Lobo: I would like to ask you some specific questions re: mt hood foothills etc I couldn't find an email for you. Would u pls send me an email @ mt.hood.yeti@gmail.com ? Sorry to trouble you. Thanks!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10:22:25 PM

Messages

fancysan; When the arnica flower (like yellow sunflowers, average about 3 inches across) the leaves will be shaped like hearts; blacks are about over at that elevation & aspect but will be warm enough for the mountain blondes to flush.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 09:09:04 PM

Messages

fancysan, send me the pic and I'll post. My email next to banner the left. Matsiman


User_Name: fancysan
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 08:38:25 PM

Messages

Lobo, I looked through my photos from the trip and there was lots of patches of green with the odd flowering small sunflower type plant. I can count 9 flower petals on one in my photos. Looks similar to search results for Arnica. Too bad we can't upload images to this board. I looked up silver weed and its definitely not that. So you guys says lots of flowering Arnica is a the best sign for emminente flush of morel?


User_Name: Morchella DeVille
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 06:21:36 PM

Messages

Hi Lobo! It was your morel song post that encouraged me to include mine. They're similar! :) Thanks for the welcome. The plant I'm referring to is Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica. We have found a couple of scattered elata. I will check elevation there next time we go... it's a bit of a drive so will be a couple of weeks. I've not seen a fire morel that I know of yet. We took a spin out to the location after my last post, after talking about it I had to go look, even though it is so early. And there were no morels there, and the silverweed is only barely there now (heck, just the beginnings of dandelions even), just a few of the green pops here and there. Eventually silverweed will blanket the ground, very small yellow flowers will bloom and stand up straight. Then one day, the heads will seem to get too heavy for the stems and they'll bow. Then the morels will flush soon. I feel like I want to say that day... but that's enthusiastic memory, not science. Always love poking about, even when the basket is empty. We took the opportunity to look around a few other spots, and not much to find just yet. Checked out a known oyster patch, and it has just started a flush, but teeny tiny yet. Headed home, rounded a corner, peeked in an undeveloped spot and see a nice fat cluster of gorgeous oysters. Time to cook.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 02:10:17 PM

Messages

Welcome to the forum Morchella DeVille; A google search seems to indicate several plants identifiable as silverweed. Do you know which variety is the one you use? I did not spend time researching Morchella esculenta which is more of a lower elevation & river bottom morel in western USA. I spent most of my time on Morchella elata and fire morel varieties at higher elevations. I like your song, I have one also that I posted earlier.


User_Name: Morchella DeVille
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 12:05:22 PM

Messages

I've got a patch up here in Northern BC where I use silverweed as an indicator for the first morels. When the little yellow flowers on the silverweed bow their heads, the morels will begin. It'll be some time yet. We've searched lots of terrain in the area, and only found small patches. Does that mean there could be much more somewhere nearby? Or just that there are only a few here? We bought the house up here because while we were standing in the gravel driveway talking about what we liked/didn't like about it, we both sort of started casually staring at the ground. We spotted it at the same moment, Morchella esculenta! One single perfect specimen, and also our first ever (though we'd been looking for them for awhile.) We also had a little song we'd sing as we hunted along, "We need more-els in our life! Like love and light and laughing and lunch, but most especially moooooore-elllls!" First time posting, but I've been lurking your board for about 4 years now. Hi everyone.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 09:02:30 AM

Messages

BC_Treetopper; I would 1st ask if the stream is oriented east-west where the patches are and in a steep sloped area or gentle slope? Are the blonds producing at the same time as the blacks? If so then I might surmise that the south facing slope or south-east slope may have warmed more or quicker to the temperature needed for blondes. If so then it may have gone right passed the flushing temperature for blacks and thus they could not grow on that side. In a different year with different warming trends you might get blacks in the blond area while there is still snow on the black patch.


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 08:17:41 AM

Messages

So I have this patch I have been picking on for years now, its a small area of aspen cottonwood mixed with a small creek running thru, one side of the creek produces black morels and the other side produces blonde morels. Has anyone ever found similar patches out there, I just dont get it really, but who knows the mind of a morel.


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 04:31:34 AM

Messages

I have used triliums in some areas as indicators of morel flushing and also the cups.mostly the trilliums have to be full size and in flower. also on the power line right of ways if you can find an area that has been mechanical brushed ie: using a stump grinder type machine that type of area will produce better. keep a log book or notes look around at what else is growing when the morels are up it will help you in years to come. Also use your memory looking back at some of my pine notes from the Arrow lakes the mileage markers don"t match any more as the mileage markers have been changed on some of the roads so have to rely on memory for some spots.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 09:19:33 PM

Messages

...another flower indicator people rely on is trillium. I do not like it because like the cups it often is several days (maybe as much as two weeks) before morels poke their heads above ground. On friend uses dogtooth violets as a (soils ready) indicator, but again from my research it is not as reliable as the first arnica to leaf out. Another indicator for naturals is the large cup fungi aka star cup or crown cup, but as with other cups they come on several days to weeks ahead of the black naturals. Yellow tip Coral is another indicator that I do not follow, they may come up way before the naturals or at the same time and long after.


User_Name: Cascadia
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 09:13:18 PM

Messages

Thanks Lobo! I really appreciate the insight! Hope to report back soon with good news, have a great weekend!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 07:11:54 PM

Messages

fancysan; The cup fungi do come up prior to the conica but I do not consider them to be reliable for indicating when. Your guess is as good as anyone's, personally I do not care for conica and look for naturals until time for the greys. Are there any arnica plants growing yet?


User_Name: fancysan
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 06:44:54 PM

Messages

How long after the cup fungi appear before the morels flush? Scouted some of my local burns here in BC and there are tons of cups around. No morels yet. Anyone getting them out of the burns in Washington yet?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 04:18:17 PM

Messages

Cascadia; Other places to look would be under the power lines, something about them causes an earlier flush; big ones between the dams on the Columbia and Portland for instance. ...also the orchards on both sides of the Columbia. ...also the logged areas on the north side with south aspect for extra warmth. ...and then all along the Barlow Road is good from the grass lands to Portland as different elevations warm.


User_Name: Cascadia
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 02:23:13 PM

Messages

Lobo I am sorry to hear of your health condition. We will send good thoughts and prayers your way! I was out over near fugue today without any luck but did see a nice turkey! We had snow early this week so seems like ground is still a bit cool although I am hearing reports about finds closer down near the Columbia. Thanks again so much for your help and I will be in touch. Take good care of yourself and have a speedy recovery! :)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 12:59:13 PM

Messages

garf; I used to figure that about two weeks after black naturals started then the first conica would be poking their heads up in the burns nearby. The orange cups are a fair indicator and may come up brown in your area I just do not recall well since the stroke. I guess that I rely on the heartleaf arnica so much that I may have missed some other indicators. User_Name: garf
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

 



Time: 10:17:59 PM

Messages

Hi all ...things are starting to heat up on the mushroom front and it seems very early. I think they are a month or more ahead where I am so I'm not sure what that means for the fires ... earlier would depend on when the snow melted I would think and then how fast the soils warm... anyhow I was going to ask geopyxis carbonaria as indicator for morels ... think the short name is fries but they are the little brown cup mushrooms . I saw quite a few up high but no morels . ts


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 07:35:29 PM

Messages

sarahllaxtell; That sounds like a fun challenge, I never made one that way. What I would do is roll 1/4 inch hardware cloth which is not cloth, it is wire mesh that keeps rodents out; anyway the rolls are at least 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet long using zip-ties to hold it together and fold one end. I fill them full of morels and cap the end with the same type of wire; then place them horizontal between the steps of ladders with two box fans blowing on them in shade for 24 or more hours so that they don't spore-out. They will dry down to about 1/4 of the tube and then I place them in direct sunlight for a day, rolling them occasionally to crisp. Of course if it is rainy you need to modify things.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 06:48:54 PM

Messages

Cascadia; Thank you for the good season wishes, I do wish to be there picking the east slope for morels and the west side for the numerous fall chanterelles. I probably will never be able to forage like I used to do. I live down in the Sonoran Desert where I am still recovering from an acute embolic stroke in the basil ganglia area of my brain. You may ask any questions and I will attempt to help, If you wish the conversation to be off-board or phone call send your request through yahoo, moreldoctor.


User_Name: sarahllaxtell
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 05:57:40 PM

Messages

Lobo - Thanks! We're building the woodfired mobile dehydrator this week.. can't wait to get out to search new lands.


User_Name: Cascadia
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 04:47:18 PM

Messages

Thanks a lot Lobo! I appreciate it and wish you a great season!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 01:48:34 PM

Messages

Cascadia; Sometimes the true morels or naturals follow the red false morels and some may flush at the same time. I always hunted the east side so cannot help much other than the Wamac area may happen as much as one month prior to the villages. Those lower area whites in the oaks are good, as you increase in elevation the best host tree for me were the silver side fir aka white fir.


User_Name: Cascadia
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 10:29:19 PM

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Hey everyone, it's my second year hunting morels around the my hood area and this week I found 2 big false morels in my yard. Are the an indicator of true morels ? Also, around the mt hood villages areas what type of environment would I find morels in? I usually head over around the east side of hood but this weather has kept stuff cold not to mention the highway project near govy is a mess. I appreciate all the info here and thanks in advance for your response ! Full buckets


User_Name: wildfire
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 06:45:47 PM

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littlefeet: do you have an e-mail- would like to get in touch with you - Thx


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 11:57:08 AM

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sllaxtell; Congratulations, as the arnica continues it will grow two opposing leaves and then the stalk will start growing taller with two leaves facing the same way as the first two, soon a bud will grow. When the bud blooms then start watching for blond morels at that elevation and aspect.


User_Name: sllaxtell
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 08:42:41 AM

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Thanks to you all for the seasonal indicators! I saw 1.5'' tall heartleaf anica and lilly blooming in our yard so I ventured from our 450m elevation home to our morel spot (now a 2 year old cut block) and found 6 black morels at 500m elevation. Happy picking and as yall say, full buckets! - sarah


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 08:44:37 PM

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Tree topper Pretty windy here also today didn't go out just too windy falling branches ect. I think your elevation is about 1000 meters below mine and my nights have been cool. If the weather behaves tommorow will go look in riverside cotton woods


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 07:14:26 PM

Messages

Well if wind is one of the things that makes morels flush so they can spore off today was a beauty, blowing like crazy today. Went to my early natural patch today and the blacks have just started to show themselves, wont pick them for a while maybe give the first few a chance to spore out. Wont be long now and I will have my first fresh morel pizza of the year, OMG my wife cooks a wicked pizza. Well I just wanted to share, full buckets everyone.


User_Name: littlefeet
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 04:21:55 PM

Messages

Hey I live in the peace area that large fire last year in Moberly Lake is any buyers going to be there.


User_Name: tigerlily
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 11:30:24 AM

Messages

Hello folks. Haven't found my first morel yet but should be soon I hope. I am wondering if any buyers are planning on being stationed at the Whiteswan fires in the kootenays? Thanks


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 09:51:27 AM

Messages

I took some photos of Clearwater River Whites one year that had the cotton wood fluff on them, beautiful.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 10:03:34 PM

Messages

Ahhh yes ash splashed morels, and how about the fuzzy ones. The ones that are downwind from the cottonwoods when start to shed. I remember one year seeing acres of beautiful blacks all covered in cotton. Have fun trying to remove that stuff.... lol Was wondering if "Rob from Barrier" might give us a report on the snow pack up in that area. Yes "garf" as of today I am just waiting for the weather to get on track and some snow to melt. You better finish those rails. Good hunting.


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 09:31:15 PM

Messages

Ash splash has turned off a few new morel pickers grtity and ashy taste yuck. As to how fast morel grow well the warmer the nights the faster they grow. Warm days make them grow but they can handle some light freezing at night as long as they are growing. average about three day cycle but don't forget they are mushrooms and mushrooms do what they do. If you have a good area and leave the babys you can go back every day and pick. they show up where they shouldn't be, they show up when they shouldn't show up for example Perfect frozen Pine mushrooms at -20 celceus for 2 weeks in Revelstoke BC under a tree 3 feet of snow probably formed before it froze I think that was in January


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 08:02:55 PM

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Aww yes unfortunately that's a path that is very difficult to get off. Very few come back so sad. I have seen addition from drugs to religion and as the good book says everything in moderation is the key.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 07:37:33 PM

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Many of my mushrooming friends have followed that path where it becomes difficult to reverse. I met a girl in Kelowna BC (hope I spelled it right) at a church singles conference; I was smitten by her and after coming back to Idaho I just had to drive back up to get married. She had told me of her drug use but that did not bother me as long as is former use and no current. But she had a change of mind and apparently called the mounties or some such, when I got to the border they searched my van for drugs for two hours; poking their fingers in all my food containers etc. Finally they sent me to immigration, the gentleman there asked me lots of questions and then called the searchers and asked, "what are you holding this guy for, he is clean". Long story but they let me go on my way, the girl was hiding from me but I got the story from her kid. I went matsutake mushroom hunting over to the hot springs but was so bummed that I soon went home. Just about every girl that I have loved has chosen that same path and tried to change, some make it but is a difficult road.


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 05:52:36 PM

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Kudos to you for your pristine life ...seriously. I have taken a much different path :) I reconize the merits of both paths in life as well as the journeys people take that I don't agree with as I have learned that I am human and therefore no better or worse than any other. I assure you that being a fishing guide and living a life of clean air , pristine sunrises , and fresh earthen food you have most certainly surpassed anyone whom has chosen to attempt to reach such paradise with mind altering drugs. It is not possible :)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 04:39:25 PM

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vivapuffs; Well I am a bit naive and had never heard of and never tried any type of mind altering things. My father had me carrying bricks and stone on the job sites from before grade school. I never played sports, had to work for dad thru high school, after school & on Saturdays, Sunday was reserved for church & farm chores such as feeding the livestock. Plus there was wood to cut with the cross-cut & split for the furnace. Thus I never got much opportunity for play. Dad got ill my senior year and I had opportunity to work at Redfish Lake Lodge that summer. I learned to be a high altitude lake fishing guide where the horse packer could not go. The other people who worked at the lodge called me St John because I never shared their desire for drugs & alcohol, nor did I use profanity. Anyway my education did not include such and those who offered to teach me were turned down. I did swear for two weeks in Korea while guarding bombs with my police attack dog at night but looked in the mirror one day & did not like what I saw, I never did it again.


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 03:54:26 PM

Messages

Sillysimon haha had to share my laugh


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 02:19:15 PM

Messages

Another newbie error is to wash the morels, no buyer that I know will purchase wet morels. You cannot get all of the ash-splash out of morels and they will contaminate morels that they come in contact with. Just as will any dirt from picking, use a knife to cut the stem about 1/2 inch below the cap; ______do not pull the root like you might a bolete or matsutake. If you think that you can clean up your morels later and cut the root wad off ____________ please think again.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 02:07:36 PM

Messages

dannyboi; A common newbie mistake is to pick morels with ash-splash; In spring there is often rain when the early fire morels flush and ones out in open spaces are prone to getting gritty because the raindrops hit the ground and splash the dirt & fire grit into the morel folds and crannies. The better areas are ones under the trees where needles have fallen, known as needle beds. Later flushes after the spring rains are often OK out in the open. Some buyers who care more about volume will purchase ash-splash but their broker will most likely not be able to sell any more to customers who have tried eating then. As the greys flush a good location is in large rocks or boulders because they retain the days heat and the morels like to snuggle near them on cold spring nights, where as away from the rocks the ground may be too cold for a flush.


User_Name: dannyboi
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 12:05:08 PM

Messages

I am new and vary excited for this morel season! What are some pointers or main mistakes rookies make? I wanna also work south/Kelowna up to the NWT like #sarahllaxtell


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 06:28:55 AM

Messages

sarahllaxtell, Welcome to the board. We have regular visitors with 25 to 35 years experience picking morels. Most visitors are from Canada. Many visitors are really good people and willing to share their life time of knowledge. Good luck with the hunt, Matsiman


User_Name: sarahllaxtell
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 12:55:28 AM

Messages

Howdy! This is a wonderful active site, I really appreciate the author and the members. Im gearing up for morel picking this season and hoping to hear some of your insights. IN the past years we've been picking 100's of pounds of mushrooms for our winter eating from our backwoods, in the neighbourhood and beyond. This year im hoping to spend several weeks gathering fire morels for eating/trading and then continue to pick for extra income. I live in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada and am willing to drive far to the fires, we have a good working 4wheel drive van. 1st: id like to start at the closest fires in kamloops/kelowna area then work my way north. Any insights on when these areas might flush? Im busting with excitement to start the season but havent picked morels besides a few in the lawn or when i was treeplanting on fresh blocks. 2nd we will be building a woodfired dehydrator with fire in the next week or so that will be built on our little twowheeled trailer. The plan is to dehydrate on site and then find buyers later. Anyone have suggestions, design ideas or plans? Also Thanks to everyone for wisdom of indicator species! cheers


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 12:21:03 AM

Messages

Boletus have you got that pack of yours all ready to go .... I am still trying to get way ahead on my fence rails and firewood so maybe I can make it for a few...sounds like you are raring to go ... lots to choose from.. cheers everyone and full buckets ....


User_Name: ajdaze
Date: Thursday, April 09, 2015
Time: 03:17:32 PM

Messages

Hey all, looking to find buyers who will be in the Yellowknife area this summer. i have a picking crew waiting for the season to start and would like to have a contact who will pay top dollar for morels. (i know a guy but he wants to go to Bc this summer) also i know different buyers have there own preferences on cutting and drying techniques would love to hear from you. adrianheron30@gmail.com


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time: 06:35:33 PM

Messages

"bang" the starters pistol is going of without me all over the place, my walking is improving but I can only walk with my cane for short distances and am still restricted from driving. I hope you find bucket loads of tasty fungal treats this summer. Do you still have your blog?


User_Name: Boletus joe
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 11:12:25 PM

Messages

"sillysimon" That was so funny, you can't make stuff like that up. LOL.... Tick tick tick tick! I'm waiting at the start line, lets get this season started.


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 09:06:12 PM

Messages

kingmorel thanks for the pat on the back. Thinking of how much has changed there will only be one of the original buyers I met in Nakusp in 1989 left this fall either retired passed on or moved to other interests that is if she dosen't retire this year.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 05:23:01 PM

Messages

kingmorel; When I started foraging fungi the only ones I knew about were the gourmet varieties. Many years ago at a Glide Oregon petrol station I asked the attendant if there were any mushroom buyers in town. Across the pump a gentleman in a business suit was listening and asked, "sillysimon?" at least that is what I thought he said. I had never heard of any sillysimon and said "no morels", he looked disappointed. Consequently I was asking every buyer I met what a sillysimon was. Finally I met someone that figured out that it was a type of mushroom but that I had the name a little bit wrong.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 08:33:10 AM

Messages

Lobo and mountainflattops... Love to see the spirit of sharing. It was not all that long ago the mention of mushrooms and everyone thought you meant magics. Sharing is good for the industry and our way of life. Its time for the youngsters to carry on. A lot has changed over the last 30 yrs. some for the better some not. Often I have seen the first baby morels stick their heads up by the end of March in S BC. but not ever worth bothering until mid April for the log blocks etc.... full buckets to all


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 04:38:50 AM

Messages

Lobo I agree that it is time to pass on some of the stuff we learned over the years. My reseach has never been very scientific but did keep a lot of notes, Last couple of years I have been taking small groups out in the fall showing them the most common edibles and matsi's and when and where they grow.Only charging a nominal fee so that it is affordable and covers my expences. At 70 + I am too old to play the mushroom trails game any more. The earliest I ever picked Morrels here in North Okanogan was April 7th I believe it was in 1998 or 99


User_Name: Boletus joe
Date: Monday, April 06, 2015
Time: 05:41:05 PM

Messages

Hello "garf" Thanks for that bit of info, I am interested in that fire over the mountain from you. I am thinking if its not to dry that it could be a good early starter.... Full buckets Bud.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, April 06, 2015
Time: 03:09:49 PM

Messages

I have kept much of my research to myself for writing help books but as a result of my stroke I haven't been out picking and if I don't share, then what good is it.


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday, April 06, 2015
Time: 05:10:15 AM

Messages

Thanks for your input Lobo ... fairly new at morels too so its interesting for me to learn from a person who has extensively studied and picked morels ... getting older but never too old to learn ... ty


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Sunday, April 05, 2015
Time: 08:27:28 PM

Messages

Thanks for reminding me of the thistle rosettes Lobo that is also a good indicater, kind of forgot about it just typing from memory, went for a short look to day -5C here last night oregon grapes are forming buds no flowers yet and wood violets leafs are up so it is getting closer to picking time here


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, April 05, 2015
Time: 06:06:31 PM

Messages

Evening All, First let me say you can use either board to discuss mushroom picking of any species, except illegal. Most read the buyer picker board for any type of post. Not near as many read mad morel board. I apologize if I gave the impression BP board was for matsi only. I asked the last heated discussion to moved to MM board because of private messages on say what you want board complaining about having to wade through the heated discussion to get mushroom picking info. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, April 05, 2015
Time: 05:08:57 PM

Messages

It is interesting to observe the flushing indicators which may be different according to area, for several years I photo documented the soil temperatures next to various plants and fungi that were in whatever stage of growth. I love photographing different indicator plants near a variety of morels that are just starting which often varies with longitude, altitude, slope of land eg south east is often first and northerly last etc. I sing my first morel song….. The first morel I did find today was over the mountain and down in the swale; morel, Morel, Mor-el, MOR_ELLL; Oh what a joy to find my first mo-rel. ………….. Idaho Clearwater River Whites are perhaps my favorite and it is likely that Holley aka Oregon grape is beginning to flower in the river bottom. Up at the higher reaches the elata or black natural morel may have already started when Heart Leaf arnica leaves had reached 1 ½ inches or the Larch were starting to spread; the same for fire morels. Usually if the Dogtooth Violets aka lilly have started to flower then someone else may have already snagged the early flush. When the arnica puts up a bud or has started to flower it is time to move up in elevation for blacks or stay and start looking for blondies. When I spot my first blond morel of the year, whether it is a Natural or fire variety I shout BLONDE, Blondeeee. Like Tuco as Clint is leaving him in the cemetery.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, April 03, 2015
Time: 07:43:04 AM

Messages

tigerlily; I too love the hunt and found it to be more exciting than the search for gold. Check those blocks again this year when the thistle is about dinner plate size.


User_Name: tigerlily
Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time: 09:02:00 PM

Messages

Hello Lobo, thanks for your info. You are super helpful! I am in the kootenays of BC and new to this area. I have tried some year old logging blocks in the past without a ton of luck...with one exception that made a very exciting day. Not sure what I'm missing, overall here, but read an article on morels that suggested that areas of beetle killed pine trees may produce morels so thought I'd give it a shot. Kinda lost but will keep trying to fill my bucket cause I love the hunt ;)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time: 12:29:50 PM

Messages

tigerlily; I would surmise you may be referring to Lodgepole Pine beetle kill areas. In my areas the pole pine is not a very good host for morels until it burns, however White Fir is a super good host while it is dying. Therefore if there are a mixture of dying trees you may reap many full buckets for many years. Logging morels are those which come up due to the disturbance created from logging. If you are West of the Cascade ridge then the beetle kill areas may be very good starting a few months to a year after the disturbance. If East of the range it usually takes two years for the same thing to happen; no I do not know why.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time: 11:32:01 AM

Messages

chocolatelily; There may be some who would help you but they need more information, such as where are you and how far you are willing to drive. If you are in Canada then there has been good information given as to fires by the road. I recall someone speaking of a back burn next to a highway, that area will be very good because of how slow it would have burned. If you are in the lower 48 then there is information you can obtain by scrolling down, possibly on the other board if memory serves me correctly. Currently the boards are being used by Canadians and we can expect bragging posts soon. There already have been some brags coming out of Northern California. The fire morel season length depends on the weather, In Washington I have found grey morels on Labor Day weekend. In Idaho I have photo documented greys as late as October at about 8,500 feet elevation. This site is located in Oregon but numerous postings this time of year come out of British Columbia. I will not be foraging this year but have researched many burnsites mostly in the USA. I have helped foragers in both countries already this year and it is best to contact me at yahoo as the moreldoctor.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time: 11:24:03 AM

Messages

Here is a link to a paper written by Anna Tsing for the Matsutake Worlds Research Group.

http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-May-2011/tsing.html

Anna Tsing is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including the award winning Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection (2005) and In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an out-of-the-way place (1993).

Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time: 09:42:04 AM

Messages

chocolatelily, Don't think anybody will respond to your post. Most burns are foraged by many which means a long walk to mushrooms. Why don't you try logged areas. They can also produce. I've heard areas logged last year in the spring can produce and those logged 2 years ago in fall and winter can also produce. Might find less traffic and less of a walk for the kids. Good Luck, Matsiman


User_Name: tigerlily
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time: 06:56:27 PM

Messages

Anyone have luck picking in pine beatle kill blocks


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time: 01:52:26 PM

Messages

You trolls don't have the guts to post your real names. If you were to identify yourselves you would be ousted by the rest of the picking community. Your like snakes in the grass, slithering in and out hissing all the time. All you need do is post more of your bull to prove me right. Really doesn't matter if you post or not. I don't pay any attention to you and other visitors wish you would go away. Your post are only up a few hours at best and nobody will respond. So post more to show how infantile you are. Eventually you will be identified. It isn't easy but can be done. Sorry folks had to get that out. Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time: 11:49:33 AM

Messages

Matsiman; I wish that I could send some more money but we are going more into debt each month paying for the stroke. There is a link to help support this site, it is expensive for matsiman and he is not independently wealthy. Click “Donate to Matsiman Web” at the top. http://matsiman.com/donate_to_matsiman_web.htm


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time: 09:14:21 AM

Messages

Just talked to my server. They are going to set up a registered board with the same message format we have now. Said it would be ready by the weekend. Don't hold your breath though. I'll keep on them till it is done. Won't stop trolls from registering but will stop them from using other visitors names. This will help eliminate most troll traffic. I'll just need to delete them from the data base but, they can register again with a different user name and email address. No site can be completely secure as we all know. The battle continues!!! Matsiman


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time: 07:16:28 AM

Messages

Hi all, does anyone know a kid friendly fire to pick at.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time: 03:50:45 AM

Messages

Morning All, I got a message from the REAL ORIGINAL YUKON GIRL. She's upset somebody posted under her name. She came to this sight back in the fall of 2013 looking for Butch & Shirley. I do remember her and am sure she didn't make the posts in the last discussion. We got trolls with a different style of trolling.

I know people have asked for a registered board but, wouldn't help. Email addresses are the primary means of ID and anyone can get as many email addresses as they want. I'll work on ID of the fake Yukon Girl. ID is possible but doubtful. All I can do is tighten up on inappropriate posts and think of a way of making the boards more secure from these types of people. Sorry folks.

Matsiman


User_Name: garf
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 10:00:10 PM

Messages

Maggie how much do you want?


User_Name: Eric
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 09:49:31 PM

Messages

Thanks Lobo. I found it on the Western Alpine Lakes page. Just sent you an email.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 09:37:35 PM

Messages

Eric; I just checked the blogs and I could not find my Email there, there has been a problem with some of my photos disappearing and this may be related. So go to yahoo.com with the name moreldoctor.


User_Name: maggie
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 08:54:32 PM

Messages

hello, is any one out there knows where to buy dried morel


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 07:39:12 PM

Messages

Eric; Yes I am willing to help, you can get my Email off my blogs. http://firemorelgrowthresearch.blogspot.com/


User_Name: Eric
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 11:31:43 AM

Messages

Lobo, If willing, I'd love to pick your brain via email about the fire morels. You must have really enjoyed your travels while researching these gems. If not, no worries. Let me know.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 08:33:23 AM

Messages

I wish you a full recovery my friend.... All the best for the rest of the spring. Hell wishing everyone a fantastic season. full buckets to all.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 06:58:05 AM

Messages

Kingmorel; It is a slow process for sure & every stroke is different. Because of the type I had they expected that I would be a lot more vegetated for the balance of my existence, but I have been fighting back. I was walking with the cane when I fired up the rig yesterday and I walk a little without the cane now also. The Mercedes Sprinter seat is about 4 feet above the ground, which is still a bit of a stretch for my body; I may have to sell it. It has already been up to 100 degrees this spring so expect at least 120 or more for July, but my air conditioner works. July thru September ought to be peak for fire morels in the NW USA.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 06:29:38 AM

Messages

I concur Andy.... Ive spent years helping first nations across Canada, Ive helped train their Elders. I will continue to do so. I will just leave this with "some have to learn their own lessons" I wish them well despite the slap in the face. Thank you Andy for the extra time you had to monitor the last few days. You are a good man and you have my respect.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 06:23:18 AM

Messages

it was a terrible dream, but a quick shower, and im ready to carry on and greet the world. I cant help but laugh... Ol Matsi.... lmao


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 06:18:31 AM

Messages

Morning All, Just want to make it clear I have no problem with Canadian Indians developing a buying system or rationally discussing the issue on this site. I'm sure other visitors feel the same. Matsiman


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 06:17:26 AM

Messages

I had this dream there was a crazy wind up toy loose in the attic that kept shouting Ole Matsi, ole matsi.. was terrible.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:19:41 PM

Messages

Lobo... I think you can do whatever you set your mind to..... I may slip down your way after morels finish in July. Will try to visit.. Andy same with us ... after morels. I got to get some road miles on my tires. have a good season all


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 10:22:59 PM

Messages

Kingmorel; I’m still stuck hanging my hat down here in the Sonora Desert and it is doubtful that I will be out foraging this year. I was able to climb up into & started my Sprinter Van today for the first time since the stroke 1 ½ years or more ago with help from my physical therapist, it was even more difficult getting back down. …………. Hey Mad Morel have you been up to the Ape Cave lately or seen that wascally wabbit over on your side of the divide? ……………. There are very few of us that are long time posters on this site who actually have given out our names. I find the discussion interesting as well as a bit comical when some of your statements were taken out of context by that poster who obviously does not proof read her comments prior to clicking the send button. For someone claiming to have been following this sites discussion boards since 2005 it was humorous that she had to ask Andy what Mad Morel meant. To have taken your mentioning of the possibility of $3.00 morels so far that way it was mindful to me of a the way a Politician or lawyer convolutes the meaning of what was stated; kind of like the Publicans or Sadducee's and that is really sad-u-see.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:36:14 PM

Messages

Yukon Girl, By your own admission. you don't need anything from this site and I'm not going to turn it into your personal soapbox. The discussion can continue but, if you continue to be not courteous to other visitors I will delete every message you post. Sorry but you brought this on yourself. Matsiman


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:10:44 PM

Messages

MATSIMAN, I will always beat my drum. I do talk to a lot of people about things in life and I do have knowledge and life skills. I also talk to the mushroom pickers of the things I want to know. I live and learn everyday. The few people here on this sight are not the only ones that got the knowledge to learn from. The only thing I see, they complain about other peoples work visa and crossing the border. I don't need 25 to 30 years experience to pick and sell morels.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 08:55:51 PM

Messages

Yukon Girl, Your postings are agitating most all other visitors here. Your not making any sense and are alienating the very people who could help you and others accomplish your goals. This is evident to most everyone. Your business strategy is likely based from a lack of knowledge and your social skills need improvement. You are also beating your own drum. You asked what I thought.
 
I believe in helping others also and salute you for your dedication and goals. One person with dedication can accomplish nearly anything. However, if that dedication is misdirected, it can do more harm than good.
 
Talk to the people you are condemning and ask them politely for their opinion and advice. Listen to what they have to say and you'll get there faster without all the controversy.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 08:44:30 PM

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get real; I am sorry if I rattled your feelings and thoughts, but I have a right to speak my mind just like them and so does everyone else. You can pick mushrooms another 50 years, and I will still stand up for what's right. We have elders here too they love to meet people and pick mushrooms. They are professionals too.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 08:34:59 PM

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MATSIMAN, what do you say? I say standing up for other is a good choice.


User_Name: get real
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 08:21:21 PM

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Why would you disrespect and berate, Some of our industry leaders, These people have been picking 30 years or longer, 25 years in my case. These are the elders. respect them. We are the professionals, not part time pickers. I pick every species of mushroom into November. You don't.... so Please don't comment negatively anymore. you are not making any friends by doing this. please stop. peace...... full buckets


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 07:46:22 PM

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I said I have no interest in the NWT..... I know its hard for you but try to read more than the first sentence. Yukon is a different story. That I do care about as do many. So go kill mosquitos and find out the hard way...  This is my last response to you till after the morel season.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 07:04:02 PM

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Kingmorel, If you have no interest, why get angry over something you cannot control? Your kindly excused. By the way I'm enjoying my mango right now.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 06:55:37 PM

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The only thing im angry about is protectionist dribble from someone with a personal agenda, and the sheep that blindly follow. No probs by me as I have no interest in the NWT anyways. You will just have to learn the hard way I guess. Let us know how all that works out for you at season end. Now please excuse me... im off to make sure my coffee and mango plantations are being harvested. good luck to you.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 06:24:59 PM

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If you can't compete, why try. Even if you do it only makes you angry.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 06:11:32 PM

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I love this saying, " IF THERE'S MONEY INTHE BANK THERE'S CATTLE IN THE RANCH"


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 05:57:09 PM

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its should be simple for you to understand, and this is from one picker to another... Less buyers, less field price. Its the competition that controls field prices. What was the field price last yr in NWT while we were getting 14 in Carmacks? 9 to 10$ or was it less? Any such law would be chucked out of court anyways, as it counters the Canadian Charter of Rights. When the few buyers you do get to buy there will soon be in overload and not be able to buy your mushrooms? what then.... guess what? price will plummet. Maybe the Kaska nation will put up the half mil daily you will need to but the crop.... doubt that will happen. Maybe NTmorels is ready to fork out half mil a day for you?


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 05:30:53 PM

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Please explain what Austin said.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 05:22:09 PM

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what Austin said.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 04:58:10 PM

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Paying money for crossing the river to pick morels is your business, Carmacks is not crying about it. They had their ways on making money, and keeping it in that community. It was the BIG, BIG BUYERS that complained about all outside pickers. Known fact it was recorded on camera.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 04:41:48 PM

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Boletus Joe, Well said. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 04:34:38 PM

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Yukon Girl, The name of the page is at the top. It was created because of Mad Morel's, August, bull on the other board. Bull meaning funny comments about Alice and the rabbit. We all enjoyed his levity but didn't want to see it on the other board. So I guess you could say it was made for Mad Morel to keep us laughing. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 04:28:23 PM

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Austin, Your asking allot to allow the discussion to continue. I don't mind the discussion, it's the emotional aspect that invariably surfaces that is difficult for all of us to tolerate. Name calling and sarcastic remarks are not what these boards are about.

I don't have any knowledge of the politics, laws, traditions, boundaries, feuds and so on. Not to mention my personal opinion, which I can't express. I must remain neutral in any discussion. That's not easy to do. When I delete a message, it upsets somebody. In the end, I am the bad guy and their anger turns to me. Doesn't necessarily come from someone participating in the discussion. There is allot of miss information about this site and me out there. People wait in the shadows for a chance to slander the site and me. I found one comment while doing a search which simply said "matsiman.com fraud or scam?".

I really would rather it all end but, as long as posts aren't racial, demeaning or personal the discussion can continue. However, any comments which are in the categories mentioned, will be deleted. Comments will not be deleted because of the side the comments supports or person making the comment, they will be deleted for inappropriate content. Matsiman


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 04:28:11 PM

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Thank God I was taught by my parents and through school & taking up different trades while I was growing up. I really admire & thank them for being there for me. If we do not welcome the pickers from outside of Canada then how do we stand by ourselves and say good things about ourselves. May god bless my soul for standing up for others.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 04:10:35 PM

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Simple really, MORE buyers on a fire = higher prices for everyone.-----SHORTER SEASON = higher prices, ----- FEWER FIRES = higher prices. The better the economic conditions; ( EG: sharing shipping, communications, fuel supplies, etc.) The better it is for everyone. I always marvel at how everyone near a good fire, figures out just how lucrative it could have been after the pickers have gone. Prime example, I bet anyone that was ferrying pickers across the river made more money than any picker out there last year. I don't hear any complaint about what they charged. What if one company decided to supply free transportation across that river? How many would cry foul then? You have to stand back and look at the forest to see the trees. The prices of morels will go to the same dismal level of that of Matsatake if you try and control it, what will result will be a lot of red ink, and ultimately the few BIG BOYS will corner this market as well. Sure, start new companies if you must, but trying to control who can pick where/when-----well just look at has happened south of 49. Every state has a different set of regs., and every county another set of rules, National forests, private lands and on and on ........ It's no wonder our US friends want to come north. I know the 1st nations are in the drivers seat.... so drive, don't be bull headed and greedy it does none of us any good. Just for the record I am born and raised in B.C. and am married to a 3rd generation Japanese Canadian, Who has taught me a lot about a lot of things...... Damn and I said I was on the side lines, So lets just get back to the business of picking and enjoying ourselves..... May the great spirit look down on us all.....


User_Name: get real
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 01:57:59 PM

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Any one have a look at the lytton fire yet, Is there any ground or is it all dry as @#$%!


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 01:43:15 PM

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MATSIMAN; What is the name and meaning of this board? Is it mad for morels? Or is it we grab the bull by the horns.


User_Name: Austin
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 01:40:54 PM

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yes, I am not the Austin from WCWF and I never said that I was. I am in the industry and I think you'll agree that I do know what I am talking about and have started some very important debate about the future of this industry. I do live in B.C. and am not the person from Comox. Andy, I hope that you will allow this debate to continue as long as people don't attack each other personally as this is a very important subject that could effect the Canadian mushroom industry. This Mad Morel Bull Board was dead until just recently and the other board has a lot less followers than in past years. Once the mushrooms are growing, we will all be too busy to post anything anyways. Regarding the U.S/Canada debate - If we can't go to their country and pick/buy then they should not be able to pick/buy up here. Also applies to other countries. If I wanted to buy in the U.S. then I could form a U.S. company and hire U.S. employees to run it . This subject is done as far as I am concerned. The subject that does interest a lot of us Canadians is the debate about the protectionist attitudes of the NWT government and resident northern native people. There is a few newspaper articles about this subject in the 'NWT Journal'. If there is any changes made up north then It would be too easy to go around. I would just get a family member of mine to move up to the NWT and set up a 'local NWT company' to buy and dry. He/she could legally hire any Canadian to work for that company(satellite stations) . Of course we would be buying for the lowest price possible and selling for the highest price. That's just good business and we could all winter in Guatemala. Pickers sell to the highest buyer. We all buy gas from the lowest seller. Why would we pay more than necessary. So what I am trying to say is that whatever changes to the rules they make up there, there is ways to get around them legally. Those who figure out a way will make even more money and the local pickers will get less just like Randy said. I don't even need a relative up north. I could just set up a numbered company and have the address in the lawyers office. -- Don't change things if they're not broken. Any changes WILL take more money out of pickers pockets.


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 12:51:29 PM

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I am mixed ancestry, including Cree and Iroquois, and English and French, among others. For the sake of peace in this lovely gem of a website, and for the sake of "moving on from and past it", as mister Matsiman graciously and ominously requested, and for my own self control: if the racist-leaning comments continue I shall quit restraining my tongue. Using heredity as a factor means either Royalty or Racism is being done. Please don't. I'm pretty sure, fully confident actually that the morels don't discriminate between us.lol


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:46:45 AM

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OK, it's evident this discussion has no resolution on these message boards, so lets agree we disagree and move on. I'm tiered of constant monitoring of a situation I know nothing about. Exchange email addresses and take it there. Please stop or the delete button will work overtime. Thanks for your cooperation. Matsiman


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:38:55 AM

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positive went out the door when you finally exposed your racist agenda. $3/lb is a prediction for protected areas that you propose. BC will prob see $7 because of a healthy competition... you should learn something about marketing and competition .... Its that very competition that keeps prices high. you seem to believe that any that don't agree with you are non native... but im done with you and your racist nonsense..


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:26:49 AM

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Kingmorel, No this is pissing you off, I was responding to your comments. I see you are going for the $3.00/lb deal, you are setting the price range for all buyers right now, I did not include prices in my comments nor cause fights with other FIRST NATIONS. What ever happened with the positive and popcorn?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:16:10 AM

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ok at least I got out of you your real agenda... took a bit but there we have it.... Good luck with that. Im done with you.... have a nice day.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:13:38 AM

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I have worked shoulder to shoulder with many Kaska Dene for 30 bloody years... Of course I have learned something of the nation. When you drive the price down with this direction not only will other first nations be pissed but many Kaska will be pissed too. Are you suggesting how other first nations should feel or react. I have Ojibwa blood in me and although I have a respect for the Kaska Dene you will only be able to push so far before other react.... this direction does not serve you to your best interest.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:10:50 AM

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Kingmorel, "THE TRUTH HURTS HEY" I know for a fact FIRST NATIONS will always stand together, no matter what the situation is.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:06:02 AM

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Maybe the Kaska Dene can scrape enough money together for buying and processing and marketing? For what one or two days? then what. you would all be fighting and fail in short order. others have tried before you, others with mushroom knowhow... and they failed. Its a sad day when some cant see past their own greed.. to end in failure. And who would inforce such a plan? It would cost a fortune, who would pay for that? Im wondering? is this just a racist movement?


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 11:02:58 AM

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Kingmorel, I never thought of any battles with any FIRST NATIONS. I can see you sure want that to happen though, I don't think they are that gullable. and just because you worked with the Kaska people that does not mean you know the history of that Nation.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 10:52:12 AM

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I know all about the kaska dene.... have worked with many over the years... in fact have taught many. Not all native pickers are those areas... what about them? Do you want to start a battle between the Cree and other nations in BC with the Kaska Dene... don't think that would serve anybody. End of the day this direction will see the price drop to under $3/lb. That's what happened with Matsutake in the Nass... the price to pickers has never climbed back up because of that.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 10:39:38 AM

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Kingmorel, In case you didn't look into the history of the KASKA NATION they have 5 NATIONS, they are spread out into the Northern BC areas, they are not far from Prince George BC so please do your catching up on history before making a comment


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 10:32:29 AM

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I hear ya.... but we move forward best we can. I hope you don't subscribe to this protectionist idea. It will kill the industry quickly and you would soon see $3/lb again. There is nobody with the money or knowhow in the NWT or Yukon that can fund a harvest. For example at the peak in Carmacks last yr. buyers were putting out over 1/2 mil cash daily to pickers plus a lot of other expences. Turn around on product is a min. of 1 week and often longer. That's a min. of 3.5 mil just to cover that one fire site. What about the many native pickers from close to the BC boarder that come and pick in BC? If BC does the same then what? NTmorels has is wrong and is very short sighted. The vast majority like the current situation as they filled their wallets last yr. Where will Yukoners pick this yr? no fires in the Yukon last year? For that mater who will pick the NWT fires if not pickers from outside? They don't have the pick force to do it by them selves... Whoever does buy there will drop their price drastically once healthy competition is eliminated. A few will fill their coffers but most will be holding the short end of the stick so to speak. Personally I don't want the morels from the NWT... for the most part its too short a season, to expensive up there, and really the morels from NWT do not compare to Yukon or BC morels.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 10:10:21 AM

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Kingmorel, these conflicts regarding Austin just did not happened in 1 mushroom season. I am sure you see & hear what goes down when he's at any mushroom sight. I don't see Jeremy stirring up the pot. And by the way I came to this sight since 2005.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:55:27 AM

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Yukon Girl can you explain why you are mad at WCWF (the real Austin) what happened last yr to make you feel this way? Please keep in mind the Austin who was responding to you/us is not the real Austin, just some child playing a silly dangerous game.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:52:25 AM

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BJ..... Ya its looking like a huge year in BC with not enough pickers to work all the fires. I think once things get going many will bring in record loads this yr... so much burn with so much access. Looking forward to seeing you in the field.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:42:21 AM

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Ya your right... seems to have calmed down now anyways. I must say though its pretty childish behaviour. To spread and stir such BS that divides and pits Canucks against USA pickers. I feel sorry for the real Austin Glenn of WCWF. Many of us here over the years have had to face the onslaught from alias posters at one time or another... But this is taking it just too far. The real Austin will have face the consequences of this, in the field and in business. Many of us here try to put past grievances behind us and move forward in a mature positive manner. I guess we just have to think that children will play their childish games.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:35:29 AM

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Matsiman, I was right on with my comments too. Hopefully a lot of the pickers will see it to.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:34:44 AM

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Hummm some how missed the "o" in my name on that last post....... still the same party....lol


User_Name: Bletus Joe
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:32:38 AM

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Aaaah! Trolls do (still) exist,,,,, my my. Yukon Girl----- It might lend a bit of clarity to the discussion if you could be more specific about the disrespect you/or others have encountered and perhaps give us some idea what transpired. I will now (try to) sit on the sidelines. Exciting season coming I feel it in my old bones.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:16:36 AM

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kingmorel, Have no idea. I can get the server data but, don't unless posts are continuous and disruptive. I have asked my server to find and block ISP where this is the case. I prefer to let anybody stay anonymous. Matsiman


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 09:07:52 AM

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Lets see... who do we all know that would pretend to be Austin Glenn and start a cross boarder feud... Get northern pickers mad, start a whole bunch of moderating for Andy.... hmm was the cat out of the bag with the Cave Jtc. comment about a Canuck buyer being kicked out of town... hmmm makes me think of Lil Dickie Rickie from Comox. What you think Andy? you have the server data?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 08:56:22 AM

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wonderful thing about the internet... an Austin is an Austin by any other name


User_Name: WCWF
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 06:27:58 AM

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Hi all, We just wanted to clarify to everyone that the Austin who is posting on this site is not Austin Glenn from West Coast Wild Foods. Austin does not take part in online forums. Thanks, West Coast Wild Foods


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 05:54:31 AM

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Austin, Good to hear you understand the deletion. You were right on with your comments but, no sense aggravating the situation. Hope Kingmorel didn't make too much pop corn!!! Matsiman


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:13:22 PM

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Austin... filled the legal 1 gal pail of fresh morels today so yes I am.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 10:57:41 PM

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Yukon does not have frozen months, we have cold weather, so far we had a mild winter we also eat mangos here in the winter. Thank you Matsiman & many others for following my posts. I know it made a lot of you mad and woke up a bunch of others. Sometimes a person have to put the pointers on the eye, that we have to let go of the greed & pride and work together.


User_Name: Austin
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 10:22:55 PM

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matsiman, I understand the deleted post but at least we got some important info about 'yukon girl' and her agenda plus Randy is entertained. The Yukon is beautiful to visit and the mushrooms are plentiful. Find any more local morels Randy?


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:47:53 PM

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Austin; First of all I am First Nation from Yukon, and I don't have greed and pride in my back pocket. I sure don't hide behind any buyers skirt to cause major trouble with other buyers & pickers. We saw and heard you doing this more than a few times already. I would prefer other buyers, "MAIN REASON" cause they show RESPECT to everyone no matter where they come from. I live in a LOG HOUSE.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:42:36 PM

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Yukon Girl, Thanks for the partial reply. I think we all have a better idea where you are coming from.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:40:50 PM

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I might have to make more popcorn... Austin we should canoe the river sometime. That really made me laugh... googling "king" I could live full time in the Yukon but you just know, for the frozen months I would be far to the south eating mangos. For now I hope you got lots of cash to give out... going to be a big yr.


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:22:42 PM

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The positive side sounds like good music to my ears, that I like very much. Yes I am a morel picker, and I had been doing this on my free time. I like to see some respect for others, yes I have a lot of friends from France, Austria, Argentina, and other parts of the world. Lets make everyone's world a safe place.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:08:48 PM

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Boletus Joe, No need to apologize. Don't think she is a troll. She appears to have some kind of point to make. I, for one, would like to know what that point is?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 08:50:52 PM

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Yukon Girl we are fellow Canucks and really, just maybe, in agreement in more that we think. Im for the pickers too, I love the Yukon. Lets refocus on the positive. There were a lot of happy pickers last yr around carmacks.. that's a good thing. so I will lv this discussion on that thought. Hope everyone has a wonderful morel season and full buckets.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 08:28:17 PM

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Sorry... Andy, you too have done more than your share with all you research. Thanks. and Lobo and many others........


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 08:24:47 PM

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42 years of picking and I have seen/heard some strange arguments. I am really convinced that "Yukon Girl" must be some kind of "new" troll.... I am completely baffled by here dissertation. The way I see it is picking shrooms is like the last frontier. Work hard and you get rewarded ?----sometimes not. There is always a risk in all things. Sounds to me that Yukon Girl is not a risk taker also sounds like she wants everyone else to make the world a safe place for her. Anyhow she works for a living and pays her taxes. Oh and she is a property owner. So why spend so much time here dissing all us adventuresome pickers. I have spent more money on gas food and lodging all over western Canada, and still I will enjoy myself . BRING ON THE MORELS. Randy... YOU are the KING and have done a lot for the industry.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 08:17:43 PM

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Yukon Girl, I don't get into these discussions or take sides, so don't take the following the wrong way. There is something I would like to know. What is your interest in these discussions? Are you a picker, buyer, legislator or a concerned citizen. You appear to have opposition to the way the mushroom industry operates in your area. I would just like to know where your coming from. I think the rest in the discussion are also confused as to your motive. Could you please explain. Matsiman


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 07:30:54 PM

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Kingmorel; I do pay into taxes every year, and I survived living in Yukon all my natural born life, I don't need any company to put bread & butter on my table OR WAIT FOR THE NEXT MUSHROOM PATCH TO GROW, I WORK FOR A LIVING. I don't run in the bushes on dead ground for living like you. I own a property with a brand new house, garage and a nice lake on it, anything else you want to know?


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 07:19:23 PM

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Hi once again, I responded to Austin's mean comments about people coming into Canada to pick mushrooms, they sold alot of morels to him last year. Nobody deserves to be treated like that at any time of day. I know Austin is a buyer & not a very friendly one either. I was just defending the pickers, like I said "ALL PICKERS ARE WELCOME" no matter where they come from.


User_Name: elhewdude
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 05:56:34 PM

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thanks kingmorel , so are you saying that if a work permit is acquired that it would then be legal to harvest commercially ? Also , I know about the mosquitos....been to Canada a few times hunting Bear.....never seen anything like it. I understand about trouble makers kind of ruins everybodys day. My buddy and I are about as easygoing as there is....I always go by the rule....don't start none and there wont be none....Kansas grammer there , lol.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 05:22:07 PM

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elhewdude.. You can not pick and sell in Canada unless you are a resident, have a work visa. that would be considered working illegally. You can pick for personal consumption, dry some and take home with you. Its the same for us in the USA. Only difference is in some states you need the correct picking permit. Personally I don't see much of a problem , Ive picked with many American brothers in Canada and the States. If that person or group start causing shit then I may get a issue. In Canada maybe 10% of ground get properly picked. Something I need to tell you though... there are a lot of mosquitos there..... a deadly amount.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 04:42:51 PM

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elhewdude, Welcome to the board. Yep this is an unusual debate. I can assure you it isn't normal. Many Canadians use this and the other board. In fact, mostly Canadians use both boards. Don't know what is going on with Yukongirl. The regular visitors are still trying to find out what her beef is? Listen to Rover and Kingmorel. They are both long time users here. I'm in southwest Oregon and haven't picked in Canada. Generally speaking, Canadian and American pickers have a good relationship. After all we are brothers with only an imaginary line separating us. Matsiman


User_Name: get real
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 04:35:37 PM

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Right on Randy and Rover. completely agree with your comments. Its our country we have the right to pick where we want. Hell, kingmorel Helped start picking in the Yukon. Walk father, pick faster, pack more. That's how you make it in this biz. Not bye using protectionist tactics. Also lets keep the government out of our industry. That's the last thing anyone needs. full buckets


User_Name: elhewdude
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 04:26:22 PM

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Hello everybody....I am not sure what I am walking into here but I have a few questions I hope somebody could answer for me. I live in the USA , Kansas to be exact. A friend and I have been talking about going to NWT this year to pick morels. We have both picked here In Kansas for a few decades. My questions are....can an American pick up there ? Is work permit required ? Would the locals be ok with outside people picking there. I just found this web site a few days ago and am trying to determine what the vibe on outsiders is. I guess I got in late because I haven't figured out the debate with Yukon Girl, Kingmorel ect. Any help would be appreciated.


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 01:19:34 PM

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One more thing Yukon girl most of if not all mushroom companies are from southern b.c.so if you want local only pickers in NWT and Yukon who do you have to buy in volume.this is a seasonal job for professional pickers its our right to forage and harvest Canadian resources.


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 01:11:34 PM

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Yukon girl I don't understand your problem or what you are trying to say.I'm Canadian and pick shrooms all over Canada.the communities that we pick in receive huge economic boost from tthe transient and local pickers during morel season.I didn't buy no truck in Whitehorse but did buy tires food gas etc.also spent lots in carmacks the store seemed pretty happy for all the extra business .so again don't know where your coming from.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 12:10:20 PM

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Rover... good advice and about it specially south of 60


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 12:06:33 PM

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Yukon girl the thing about mushrooming is we support all Yukon communities, we don't discriminate... if there are mushrooms there we as an industry come and hand out CASH into the hands that need it most. Whitehorse being the center we spend a lot there as well... our helicopter bill (Whitehorse company) was over 60k, propane over 10k, fuels for boats, trucks, from all the pickers... HUGE figure. That's just a small companies stats What have you done for the locals in Carmacks? or Dawson? does what you do fill the bars in Dawson? What do you do to help local Yukoners other than sit in Whitehorse and hope those local Yukoners come and spend the money they made from mushrooms? Maybe you should look to the needs of all Yukoners and not just your own interests and agenda... You have suggested that buyers and mushroom companies don't pay their taxes which is total BS All Canadians are obligated to declare their income. In life I have found that the very ones who cry wolf are the very ones that are cheating.... have you declared all you make? Most here trying to help you see more clearly are pickers, not buyers.. maybe you should think about that. Your protectionist dribble and accusations are a path to driving the industry out of the NWT and Yukon... then you would have thousands of angry local Yukon pickers blaming you... is that what you want? I mean really if not for all these businesses from outside coming to the Yukon you would not exist. People like Sean Ryan (prospector of the year) came from Timmins Ont. he has generated, by his work, millions if not billions into the Yukon economy. You say you want to defend the picker? that's a joke.. Its pickers that are arguing with you. Last year was record prices for morels in the Yukon, millions were handed out in Cash to local pickers and that's not good enough for you... so maybe come clean and state what your real agenda is? I don't think its just me, but I cant understand what your complaints really are. Those my NWT trouble maker comment.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:32:02 AM

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Yukon girl.... you do the math.. at the peak there were 35k of morels coming off the fire at Carmacks... $14/lb plus comm. and other costs which ive already mentioned. Makes your petty two truck loads of trucks look like nothing. Did they come and do that every two weeks? You keep trying to create two camps. We all contribute in our own way, none are more important. Not every Yukoner goes to Whitehorse... many have never been to Whitehorse so are you suggesting that your a better yukoner than those people? You can defend NWT all you want go ahead fill your boots... it would be interesting to hear what you have to say.


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:12:42 AM

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Lucky logger shrooms of any kind are always a gamble mother nature is in charge of how ground produces and she is unpredictable. Prices of morels do vary last year they were high not to many fires so lots of competion amongst companies this year won't be as high prices lots of fires .not all fires produce well as with pines lots of variables rain how fire burnt bug kill temp etc.its lots of fun and hard work usually worth the gamble though


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:12:42 AM

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Lucky logger shrooms of any kind are always a gamble mother nature is in charge of how ground produces and she is unpredictable. Prices of morels do vary last year they were high not to many fires so lots of competion amongst companies this year won't be as high prices lots of fires .not all fires produce well as with pines lots of variables rain how fire burnt bug kill temp etc.its lots of fun and hard work usually worth the gamble though


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:11:04 AM

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Kingmorel; Just a simple reminder to you and others, communities from all over Yukon & NWT keeps Whitehorse going we all do our share. What about you, do you come to Whitehorse every 2 weeks and spend? People from NWT are not trouble makers, they came to Whitehorse last week and bought 2 truck loads of brand new trucks from Whitehorse Motors. Could you do that?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:11:58 AM

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Lobo.... how you doin bud? Where you hangin your hat right now?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:10:51 AM

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lucky logger not much worth bothering with in southern bc this yr. What there is will be picked hard and probably not worth it for a rookie. Late May is start time for northern BC fires.. those will normally flush into July. email me and I will give u a number to call me at and I will explain things as I see them kingmorel@hotmail.com


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 07:41:56 AM

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forgot to say, Thanks in advance for any advice or good counsel.


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 07:39:01 AM

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Good morning everyone. I'm new to morels although I've picked many to eat, and picked pines for cash for several years around the Nass and Skeena. I hope I'm not asking for trade secrets or the like, but I want to find out approximately when morels start in southern BC, and what the scoop is on drying them while picking, and selling later. Is that a wise idea? My cousin and my friend have both told me that morel prices don't fluctuate wildly as pines' do, that if I am competent and work hard I can count on making decent money from morels. For 15 years I've wanted to pick morels, but was reluctant to gamble on such an unknown. Well, now I realize there's no such thing as a sure thing, and if I wait for a good time to go I'll wake up one day 110 years old realizing I'm too old and I missed my chances. I have a family to feed though, so I musn't gamble everything on a pipe dream. Is there any partial reliability to this business? I just want to work my bag off working long hours for myself to make good money based on my performance. I bet many of you know how I feel when I find nobody wants to pay me by piecework, and when the (corporation) company refuses to let anyone work extra hours---not even for straight time, let alone time-and-a-half. I'm better than that and my family needs more than that and I think morels may provide the opportunity I am looking for.... for a couple months of the year, that is. So to sum up, my questions are, if anyone can or will answer, (1) is there ANY measure of predictability or reliability, or is it entirely possible for the season to be a bust with nearly zero mushrooms, or does the price sometimes drop to insultingly low levels as with pines (I'll never forget selling #1 pines for $2/lb). (2) approximately when does morel season start in southern BC? (I intend to follow the season as far north as it goes) (3) when there are very few or an abundance of morels, does the price adjust proportionately, so that when all's said and done a given effort results in a similar pile of cash? that is to say, is my work the main factor or is the market and price/lb a huge random factor that can make or break my season (4) is drying to sell later a great idea for individual pickers? I don't expect and am not requesting hard-won secrets to be handed to me on a publicly viewable forum. I just want to work my arse off and make good money for a couple months.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 09:32:38 PM

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NuPicker; You won't find anyone more experienced than King Morel in picking, buying, drying or marketing fire morels. I have a few photos in my blog http://firemorelgrowthresearch.blogspot.com/ which may help you.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 08:50:28 PM

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NUPICKER if you email me ill try and help you out. kingmorel@hotmail.com


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 08:28:05 PM

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Mad lost ice morel ..when I hit the road ill let you know.... often as not I will be in a hurry...... Yukon Girl you have a wonderful day too. I come to the Yukon often and have a lot of friends there.... been up and down the river hundreds of times... love that river. Ive worked in Dawson, spent time in about every town in the Yukon cept Faro...lol Yukon and the Yukoners are among my favorite in the world. Ive always tried to help and educate yukoners how to pick etc. Worked for the band in Dawson and Pelly.... one year we had over 500 pickers picking for us in Minto as no "other" buyers would open. Ive done instructional lectures for the Yukon Govt so locals can learn how to pick, handle morels etc. I know many buyers that have done a lot for yukoners...... have all of them been fair... mostly because of drying your own and selling later (supply and demand) Dawson has seen years where the summer incomes doubled because of morels and outside buyers.... but ya I agree ... have a nice day


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 07:51:24 PM

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That's correct in my opinion Austin. Morels are a good example of supply and demand setting the price, simply because you can dry them (properly) and sell later. That helps keep things fair. I must admit Austin you do go into the field and you pay fair from what I have seen. Im not easy to impress, been in this a long time.... you've earned my respect... for now anyways ;) ..... Randy


User_Name: Austin
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 05:11:49 PM

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Re : Yukon and NWT. It costs a lot to do business up there. Prices are controlled by the huge international commodity companies in Europe. Asian companies will soon follow to try to compete with the Europeans. Dry morels are a small specialized commodity that interests a few big companies. They set the prices based on world demand and inventories. Any additional fees that are charged by regional governments such as permits or royalties will just be taken from the backs of the pickers in that area. I believe that a lot of morels will go un-picked in the NWT this year. There just isn't enough local pickers to cover all of the ground that burnt. The local government is trying to scare outside buyers and pickers away with their politics and greed. What I predict is huge lines at the few buying stations that set up. Buyers will run out of money then any remaining buyers will drop the price even further(because why not) . As long as the dryers are overflowing with too many morels, the prices will keep dropping until a balance is reached. Some pickers will drop out and start drying their own but most will just keep picking. It will be mostly local pickers in the NWT this year because why would you drive way up there when you can fill up closer to home. I think NWT morels will be a lower price just because of extra expenses. What do you think Randy?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 04:17:57 PM

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NuPicker, You are welcome to use this board, but you may get a better responce useing http://matsiman.com/buyerpickermessagesU_OLD.htm This board is more for posts not related directly to picking. Subjects such as laws, some politics and just plain off the wall bull are posted here. By the way, welcome to the board. Matsiman


User_Name: NuPicker
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 03:58:15 PM

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Hello all, I am a native Yukoner who is looking to go out this year and pick Morels for the first time. Any friendly suggestions or tips you might send my way? Anything and everything is appreciated. Cheers


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Saturday March 28, 2015
Time: 12:24 PM

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Loving the feedbacks I am very happy we have many companies here in Yukon, and glad to say I am from here. I do support them in every way I can. Do you come to Yukon every year and spend? Or just for mushroom season. And a great big thank you to all communities for going to Whitehorse to do there business. Have nice day! its beautiful out there. I believe in standing my grounds for the pickers no matter where they come from.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10:43:54 AM

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I have reports from some that Morels are starting at 1800' feet on the eastern sloops of the cascades from Ellensburg south to Goldendale. Early Bird season has come and it has a good start. If this keeps up I just may start early picking Yellow Chanterelles by the first of June the earliest ever for around here, fathers day is the earliest I have found them on the Eastern sloops of the cascade of Washington state last year I found them on July 7th and I believe they started at lest 10 day before I found them. Go to "YouTube type in August Steinborn sr" and check out my Video's are on face book Outdoors with August Steinborn sr......Randy I hope to see you on your way back to Wa Wa lol.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10:19:26 AM

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Thank you Kingmorel but the only coffee here is Carlo's mud coffee from here Do Drop In office is the best in the Northwest. I'll have to Try your Camp Mud someday.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 08:48:45 AM

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NWT trouble makers need to stay out of the Yukon.. they just don't fit in.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 04:41:46 AM

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Thanks Randy needed mud coffee from Carlo's "Do Drop In"


User_Name: josephpotatoman
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 10:30:51 AM

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Just found 1 pound of fresh morels at th west side of the Happy camp fire. Have Benn talking to others heading this way. Rain tonight and into next week expected. So much of this area is pretty heavy clay though.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 08:45:51 PM

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...... "twi"........ Scroll down in this window and find my email and contact me. I may be able to help. Hint---- March 14th.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 09:18:05 AM

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coffee is always on for you mad ice morel... you know where I am


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 07:25:59 AM

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Where is my Coffee


User_Name: Ridgewalker
Date: Saturday, March 07, 2015
Time: 04:43:32 AM

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My experience in the Salmon river country above Dead water is that the temps aren't quite right till late or after the steal head run. The bull elk are usually just finishing their shedding when I start seeing morels.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, March 06, 2015
Time: 09:29:24 AM

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milomorel; I tried calling but it went to your office answering machine. I spoke with my friend and he believes there would be no correlation and that the morel patches would perhaps be frozen until April or the time of spring run of Chinook. The spring hens eggs are a bit overripe but he does not fish early Steelhead due to flavor preference. I still would check the areas you pick early for wildflower indicators as to soil temperatures underground. You may be on to something good and everyone else might miss out on the early flush.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, March 06, 2015
Time: 08:46:40 AM

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milomorel; It is good to hear from you. No I never researched the fish in relation to morel growth but I would be very interested in the results. I shall call Alan Trees the Gold Dredge maker because he may know what is happening as far as morels in the Riggins area. If your cell number is the same I should be able to contact you later today.


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time: 06:19:58 PM

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Hi Lobo Was wondering if during your time in the Salmon River country you ever correlated the timing of the migrating Salmon or steelhead with the Morel season. I believe both of them have an innate relationship with the seasons and if it hasnt already been done would make an interesting study. There are steelhead in Salmon idaho now and if my math is right they are early for those waters. Fished in riggins couple of weeks ago and the guide said that there wasnt any river ice this year so the fish scooted right up.We caught fish on the sandbars where the guide said the hens were rubbing their bellies on the bottom which he thought was 2 months early! I also noticed the Roe was fully developed. Based on that Im thinkin of poking around in some sure thing patches pretty soon. Ive only been picking for 15 years but where Im at in boise the earliest ive ever picked was april five up ranger station road above arrowrock. What was the earliest you got em when you were up here? Glad to hear your recovery continues. I will keep you posted on the season in and around Boise as well as Hells Canyon And Riggins.I will also let you know if the barn still stands in Cuprum. Warm Regards


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 09:55:12 AM

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Hello John Golden lobo And all my other friends Just stopped in To see what condition My condition was in. Don't know if I'm going to b But I will be out looking for gold & gem's and as for morels and spring bolets that's going to be a big "IF"


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 08:19:22 AM

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I was picking in a fire burn And I wish modded file for service are please officer Sheriff Department Or game Department And ask after showing my license And permit If I see other people out there pickking Why should I do their job for them That's what they're being paid for They're not paying me to do their job So why should you have 8ito do their job forum. I normally hunt by myself And I trnot to be se8en And do not like to be seen Camouflage camouflage camouflage And I never use white buckets and buckets yellow biuckets or red buckets Always green And the baskets I carry with me are green I'm not trying to be illegal But why should I show myself so you can see me out there picking


User_Name: mushroomhippy
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 10:40:47 PM

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Boletus Joe where about are you from if you don't mind me asking. And you're so right sir morel mania is gonna flush early and fast this tear gonna be a short season though I believe.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 11:05:51 PM

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I type about 60 words per hour, still pecking away with the left hand. Before the stroke I could type 60 words per minute. The right arm is still behind in function, the walking exceeds all expectations.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:55:05 PM

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BTW..... speaking of hot springs. There is a spring up the coast of B C That is called "Dead Chinaman Springs" (guess how it got that name) I remember it from when I worked on tugs during the 60's and 70's. Think the name has been changed now out of respect for the Chinese community. We have to always be politicly correct. just say's.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:49:02 PM

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Let's see..... Bleed the brakes, new steering box, fix my horn. That takes care of the truck. Tarp is off of the trailer, have to get a new therm-o-couple for the hot water tank. Hello to the King, and another shout out to you Lobo, Man your typing up a storm and up without a cane (sort of) ....that has to be a good thing. So many burns where does one start? and this stupid warm spell we are having right now makes me worry about what might happen in April. Very little snow pack in the southern province..... North it is. Got the bug, and it would seem, so too do a lot of others. I don't think it's about how fast you go. Slow and steady gets the job done at the end of the day. See you all in the burn.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:34:07 PM

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I stopped by Liard on my way back from working on a commercial salmon boat in 1980. There was a family there from Denmark I believe, the three daughters sure looked good in their bikini's especially after I had spent the summer out on Cook Inlet. There was a fire burning almost from Whitehorse to Liard, there were petrol stations and lodges still smoking and burning all along the way.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 06:32:39 PM

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Lobo.... keep pushing bud.... Ya be hanging about here and there. Enjoying the weather eh. BTW the best hotsprings I ever been to and frequent often is Liard hotsprings on the ALCAN hwy near the Yukon boarder in BC. Love that place, great for these ole bones.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 12:19:45 PM

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I recall that box, that is where I tore one of my feet with diabetic neuropathy on the rocks last summer. I went to the Boise VA for treatment, they wanted me to return every two days but it was 100 degree weather so I came back to Yuma and convalesced in air conditioned comfort. After about one month and against Doctors advise I headed to a burn in New Mexico and then back up to the Mustang.


User_Name: Ridgewalker
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:13:29 AM

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Gotta love those hot springs. There is a great one just out of Stanley Idaho up 75. Elkhorn hot springs I believe it's called on the map. Us locals call it the boat box cause that's what was the tub years ago. It's a big iron cauldron now. Funny I hadn't considered the Happy Camp burn for morels. I was there when that started and was part of the mandatory evacuation, one of the last to leave. That's just over the hill from here. That could be starting any day if not already. What are the rules and regs there? Never picked in Cal.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 08:35:36 AM

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kingmorel; Did you get down this way for part of the winter? I can now walk a few steps without the cane but my therapist hangs on to the gate belt because I am a bit wobbly.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 10:42:43 PM

Messages

heh there Lobo... hows it going bud?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 08:33:51 PM

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Ridgewalker; I need to really desperate to set my rear in one of them sulfur pots; I know plenty of good springs. I met Dave McCracken about 20 years ago in Happy Camp and signed up to get his wonderful mag. I already had a good claim that I was selling pieces to Gem State Crystals for about spot + 30%. They told me that my gold was 98% pure and I also have topaz that they said was worth more than the gold so I was not interested in joining a club. Lots of good areas for elk sheds, raft down the Salmon or Snake and climb, lots of climbing; my back cannot take it any more. I have a smoky quartz glacier rolled rock that weighs about 200 lbs and is only about 1 ½ foot in diameter.


User_Name: Ridgewalker
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 08:37:25 AM

Messages

Morels are starting early this year, anyone else seeing this?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Time: 11:05:12 AM

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any thoughts on this seasons morels? affects of no snow pack? will the southern fires burn out quick for lack of moisture?


User_Name: ARDIC TARİM
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 03:07:44 AM

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User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time: 12:48:10 AM

Messages

starting to look like morels will be early... just sayn


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 06:45:15 AM

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Hey gang, how are you finding this late winter? I'm here on the west coast, southern Van Isle, and am finding a few slippery jacks coming again, some nice yellow feet, and a bunch of other stuff that I haven't ID'd yet. If climate change means I'm going to have some nice edibles thru the winter, I'm not gonna complain too much... A friend locally found a matsi button last weekend, and showed me, to verify, and indeed, it was. not in great shape, but you could eat half of it. anybody else finding any?


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2015
Time: 01:27:17 PM

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Lobo, Thanks, my email is jamieanderson77@hotmail.com


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