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#3227590 - 04/20/13 11:10 PM The mother of the motherlode. Pics
catman529
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All right the bar is raised again, who can beat 444 morels in one afternoon?



31 blacks, 26 half free, the rest are yellows/grays.



Season total is now 721.
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#3227593 - 04/20/13 11:17 PM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: catman529]
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I think I'm gonna call you winner of the morel pickers. I just don't think I can hit 721 around here (only found enough today for a good supper, and one of them was a big one).

Congrats on your goal of 500! Now stop picking them before the species goes extinct lol \:D
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#3227594 - 04/20/13 11:17 PM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: catman529]
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#3227599 - 04/20/13 11:20 PM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: Outdoor life]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
I think I'm gonna call you winner of the morel pickers. I just don't think I can hit 721 around here (only found enough today for a good supper, and one of them was a big one).

Congrats on your goal of 500! Now stop picking them before the species goes extinct lol \:D

I was excited to find the blacks in one small holler, some were very fresh and blacks are early, which means there might be plenty of yellows yet to come in that holler. Funny how yellows are up in hundreds on one hillside and the blacks are still going good only a few hundred yards away in another holler. Plenty of morel season left but it won't last forever! What should my new goal be, 1000?
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#3227602 - 04/20/13 11:27 PM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: catman529]
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Way t go Catman. I agree... you are the King of Morel. Wow!

Did I mention I found ONE a few days ago? \:D Today, three more hours... zero morels. \:\(

Again, congrats KingCat Morel.
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#3227603 - 04/20/13 11:30 PM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: catman529]
Outdoor life
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
I think I'm gonna call you winner of the morel pickers. I just don't think I can hit 721 around here (only found enough today for a good supper, and one of them was a big one).

Congrats on your goal of 500! Now stop picking them before the species goes extinct lol \:D

I was excited to find the blacks in one small holler, some were very fresh and blacks are early, which means there might be plenty of yellows yet to come in that holler. Funny how yellows are up in hundreds on one hillside and the blacks are still going good only a few hundred yards away in another holler. Plenty of morel season left but it won't last forever! What should my new goal be, 1000?


Might as well try a 1000. I'm not sure what I will do with 700+ morels. I normally pick enough for a meal or two and walk back home, since I normally don't preserve them...never really tried though.

This may be a stupid question, but when you dry them (I assume that's what you will be doing with this many), how long do they preserve that way, and do they taste much different from the fresh ones?
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#3227611 - 04/21/13 12:04 AM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: Outdoor life]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: plinker22
Way t go Catman. I agree... you are the King of Morel. Wow!

Did I mention I found ONE a few days ago? \:D Today, three more hours... zero morels. \:\(

Again, congrats KingCat Morel.
Thanks, if you have found one, you will find more. Maybe it's early in your area or you just haven't found that patch yet.

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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
I think I'm gonna call you winner of the morel pickers. I just don't think I can hit 721 around here (only found enough today for a good supper, and one of them was a big one).

Congrats on your goal of 500! Now stop picking them before the species goes extinct lol \:D

I was excited to find the blacks in one small holler, some were very fresh and blacks are early, which means there might be plenty of yellows yet to come in that holler. Funny how yellows are up in hundreds on one hillside and the blacks are still going good only a few hundred yards away in another holler. Plenty of morel season left but it won't last forever! What should my new goal be, 1000?


Might as well try a 1000. I'm not sure what I will do with 700+ morels. I normally pick enough for a meal or two and walk back home, since I normally don't preserve them...never really tried though.

This may be a stupid question, but when you dry them (I assume that's what you will be doing with this many), how long do they preserve that way, and do they taste much different from the fresh ones?
I haven't done a side by side taste comparison. but you drop them in boiling water for about a minute to reconstitute. I usually just put them in an omelet or something else like that when I rehydrate them. Drying is easy, string em up and let em air dry for a few days until they are completely dry. Then you can bag them in ziplock or however you like to keep it air tight and they will last who knows how long. At least you can save em to last till next year. I might have to sell or give away a bunch of em. \:D Aint gonna be able to eat this many rehydrated mushrooms over a year. $18.99 for a small bag of dried ones at Whole Foods. Maybe I need to open a stand at the farmers market. \:D
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#3227628 - 04/21/13 03:27 AM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: catman529]
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Awesome ! R u still hearing many birds while looking for morels?
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#3227650 - 04/21/13 06:49 AM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: Meathunter73]
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Catman you are something else brother. LOL congratulation. If your need someone to help you eat them I'm not too far away. \:\)
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#3227662 - 04/21/13 07:16 AM Re: The mother of the motherlode. Pics [Re: TRIGGER]
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Wow that is crazy. Congrats and well earned.
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