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Top tips for hunting morel mushrooms

It's mushroom hunting season! Spring brings these tasty morsels out from hiding.
  • Annette Miller

    Hunting buried treasure

    Many people are amazed at the bounty to be found when hunting for mushrooms. Other folks; well, they may as well be left the woods hunting for snipes. So, what advice do the savy experts have for the want-to-be hunter? Read on...

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Annette Miller

    Hidden Morsels

    Morel mushrooms are hidden in the woods beneath a canopy of trees. These morsels of freshness bring even the biggest of men to their knees.

    So, what are the secrets that so many know and aren't willing to share? Here are a few top tips from Iowans for mushroom hunting success.

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Annette Miller

    Expert Advice

    "When the sun starts shining on the ground.. West hills.. Look there.. Always look to the left.. to the right.. In front and always behind.. Cuz they will talk behind your back plus I always talk to them. Call me CrazZzzzy!! It works every time!!" ... Annette Miller

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Jason Mains

    Hitting the mother load

    These gifts from mother nature are not always tiny. The size reference to a can of pop here proves that. This hunter found over 74 in this outing alone. So, what is this avid hunter's tip? "Tell no one where you find them." ... Jason Mains

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Jodi Henke

    Generations of growth

    Jodi Henke, an editor at Living the Country Life, was taught to hunt mushrooms by her father. He always gave her this advice: "Look up as much as you look down."

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Annette Miller

    Trees tell the tale

    Jodi adds, "you have to look for trees shedding from the top down, those that are dead or dying - look around elm trees, and on slopes."

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Trent Wolken

    Where there's one...

    A sunny afternoon found Trent, his wife, Jill, and their two children doing good deeds with a family friend. Cleaning ditches around their church netted this group a heafty haul. Trent says, "I have to give credit to Vicky for finding them. I wasn't even looking for them. Once she found one, the rest seemed to appear very suddenly. It was one of those lucky finds you don't come across very often." ... Trent Wolken

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Annette Miller

    Melt in your mouth mushrooms

    So, if you are lucky enough to have a secret hunting spot, my advice is share with your family and friends! HINT HINT ! !  

     

    Cooking tips: Cut in half lenghthwise and wash throughly. Soak in salty water for 5-10 minutes. Prepare flour or cracker crumbs by seasoning with salt and pepper.  Dip mushrooms in milk or egg then dredge in flour or crackers.  Melt butter in frying pan and lay mushrooms into pan gently. Cook until golden brown, turning at least once or twice.

    Date Published: May 21, 2014
    Date Updated: May 21, 2014

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