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morels.....anybody gettin' any?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by ScotO, May 8, 2013.

  1. lukem

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    Weeds are too tall to find them without tripping on them anyway. Mosquitoes big enough to kill a mule too.

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    Over the weekend, I saw one come in with landing lights on and you could hear it skid when it hit my forearm. You could hear it crunch when I smacked it._g
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    I was once driving through you neck of the woods on the way back from Montana. We stopped at a rest stop about 21:00 and the van filled with prehistoric sized skeeters. That was the most miserable I've ever been.
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    Worst skeeters I ever saw were in IL. We do have several children carried off by them here every year, but the ones in IL were redonkulous.
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    They can be picked up by radar.
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    Hi guys, just an FYI, wild morels that you are all picking up these days in the backwoods, they are currently going for $70. For a 3 # box in order for me to do my thing with them, just too expensive at this given point and time. But anyways, enjoy it if you have them, it's definitely a delicacy. I would definitely recommend using cream with them..... Enjoy!
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  7. Adios Pantalones

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    You can buy the spores etc online, and I have a book that talks about the perfect conditions for them (including having some charred wood in the mix). It might be worth it to start some out

    http://www.fungi.com/
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    Last weekend I saw a fella on a 4 wheeler with two 5 gallon buckets strapped to the front completely full of morels. He said he sells them in the Madison area for $30 per pound.
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    Note to morel hunters:
    When hunting, use a burlap bag or something equally as porous. As you are walking during your hunt, you will be spreading the spores of the shrooms you just picked. Propagation, baby.:cool:
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    My neighbor had several nice sized gray ones growing in his back yard. He had just bought some morels & thought they looked similar. Texted me a photo & I said Bon Appetite! They were afraid they might be look-alikes so they tossed them

    I've done plenty of outside work around the midwest, especially northern Illinois, have been in the Louisiana swamps, jungles of Central America (including Panama's Darien region), Andean cloud forest & a couple parts of the Amazon rainforest. By FAR the worst Mosquitos I've experienced is in early summer in the woods & bogs of northern Ontario. Never mind the size, it's the numbers that really matter. Up there the season is compressed & they all come out at once. The air hums & throbs with them.
    Way worse than the Mosquitos though are the Black Flies in late spring/early summer. You can't hardly breathe for Black Flies. They're up your nose, in your eyes & ears, blood running out of your open wounds! Even the Moose are driven insane.
    One time I ran out of bug dope for just about an hour in the woods. I got so many Black Fly bites that I was sick the next day from the thousands of tiny doses of toxins. Couldn't even eat my breakfast. I hear & believe that the muskeg/tundra further north is even worse.
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    I've heard about places with those compressed bug seasons- in parts of AK the caribou supposedly lose a pint of blood a day. Insane
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    For black flies:
    http://compare.ebay.com/like/400483994581?_lwgsi=y&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

    Quite litterally...3 drops on the underside bill of your hat or wiped on your face like lotion and the black flies are gone for a couple of hours - re-apply. I would not have believed the effectiveness unless witnessed by myself. Take a small bottle into the woods with you and you will be able to sell it to your buds for $100 per once.

    Literally - 3 drops. And being medical antiseptic, it probably ain't gonna hurt you.:cool:

    This has been a public announcement by Jags. Just do it, you can thank me later.
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  16. ScotO

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    Jags, that sounds like a good idea. Wonder if it will work as well with them damm deer flies and horseflies? Those bastages are a pain in the azz come June/July........
  17. Adios Pantalones

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    The deerflies are what I hate worst. I may try the blue cup and tanglefoot method. I saw folks use buckets for this and collect hundreds of deerflies
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    I can't comment on that, Scotty. I know it doesn't work well on skeeters, but for the black flies - da bomb. I ain't kidding, it really, really, really works.
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    I think I'll be getting a bottle and maybe I'll do some experimenting. Thanks for the link bro!
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    'Splain?
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    Many sources for that stuff, Scotty. That was just one example. Make sure it is Dettol brand. That big of a bottle from my link would last about 1000 years. Just 3 drops.
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    I can't figure out what the paint thinner is used for??
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    I think it thins the tanglefoot for application. Outdoors folks swear by this, it doesn't seem to be one of those BS "Burn a potato/tin can/Taylor Swift CD to prevent creosote" type cures.
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    Cool beans. Deer flies aren't a big deal around here.

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