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 Not sure if some of you guys in different parts of the country are lucky enough to even know what im talking about but they are really popping in Ohio right now despite the colder weather. My buddy and I have found over 200 so far  and if they werent so damn delicous we would be cashing in as ive heard theyve been selling locally for around $40 /lb. Fresh Wild Turkey and fresh wild Mushrooms, gotta love the Spring!

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There is a restaurant here that will pay out up to 75 a lb for a good batch of morels. The problem is, I cant stop eating them long enough to sell them! Like you said, turkey nuggets, crappie filets, and some morels... YUM!

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I dont know the first thing about wild mushrooms. It would be my luck to something poisonous and get sick.

How do you know what to pick?

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There is still way too much snow here in Idaho where we go but I would have to agree...... There is nothing better than some deer or elk steak with some fried wild mushrooms.

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You guys are making me hungry! I have never gone in search of morels or any mushrooms. Those of you that do, you should post some photos and describe the area you find them in. I'd love to try a nice venny dish sometime with some handpicked mushrooms.

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Mushroom hunting is a big deal around here too and just about everyone i know looks for them but me, I'm just not a mushroom eater. I look for sheds instead of mushrooms, not as good to eat i'm sure but way more fun to find.

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For I used to find these a lot more often before I moved to AZ.  Here in AZ they aren't as plentiful but they are around.  May through June and possibly into July is the time to look in AZ and probably the other arid southwestern states.  Morels are pretty distinct in appearance.  Here in the SW start looking in areas above 6000'.  The best habitat will be in shaded areas around Aspen, hardwood stands, and riparian areas or where its cool, shaded, and a little moisture is present.  They can also be found in dense stands of Ponderosa Pine, Spruce, and Fir, as well as, along the edges of last years burns.  They can be a little hard to spot at first but once you find one you are very likely to see many in the same area.  I'm heading up to Unit 8 in two weeks and you can bet I will have my eyes open for these babies.  They are perfect for holding onto a red wine and sage reduction poured over perfectly seared backstraps.

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Thanks blood! I will have my eyes peeled. I love your back strap recipe....sounds awesome.

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Dont forget to add a little Bacon and some shallots. 

There are a lot more chantrelle mushrooms here in AZ than morels.  They have a nutty peppery flavor and if you ask me are even better than morels.

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Awesome! Thanks again!

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