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Old 20 April 2020, 02:05
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For me it was spending 300+ days a year in the woods. I pick a lot of mushrooms throughout the year and dabbled in the commercial side for a bit, but pretty much just pick for my family now. I would echo what others have said about picking the easily identified first. Morels, chanterelles, lobsters, hedge hogs, etc. Steer clear of anything in the Amanita family, itís just not worth it.

If youíre bored during these times check out the Mushroom Hunters by Langdon Cook.
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Old 20 April 2020, 02:13
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Corrocas are supposedly delicious but I’ll never know. Best advice I heard was there are no old, bold mushroom pickers.
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Old 21 April 2020, 09:36
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I grew up studying plants as I collected butterflies and moths. I never got into shrooms till I started working hunting camps in '82. Rarely, did we come back to camp at night without some chanterelles, corals or king boletus. As MK said, I did not find the corals especially appealing. I never foraged much out west for edible plants. The last 15 years in Wi I have immersed myself in the edible and medicinal plants in this region, as they are vast. I could literally make salad and greens everyday ( oft times do) from the weeds in the fields and garden around here. Stuff is just starting to pop through around here. Day lilies will grace my plate here soon!
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Old 21 April 2020, 10:22
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Teaberries, elderberries, wild goose berries...and chinquapins--becoming a rarity around me.
We plant and harvest elderberries. We have wild Mulberries along the fence lines. I have to fight the donkey for them. He scratches his butt on the trees to get them to fall and then helps himself.
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Old 21 April 2020, 11:11
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Bears are bad for that also. They'll get in a cherry tree up here and just break off branches, let them fall, then eat the cherries.
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Old 21 April 2020, 11:28
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We plant and harvest elderberries. We have wild Mulberries along the fence lines. I have to fight the donkey for them. He scratches his butt on the trees to get them to fall and then helps himself.
Good to know. Note to self...make sure mulberries donít smell like Ass ass.
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Old 21 April 2020, 12:18
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We plant and harvest elderberries. We have wild Mulberries along the fence lines. I have to fight the donkey for them. He scratches his butt on the trees to get them to fall and then helps himself.
Typical democrat...

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Old 21 April 2020, 18:40
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Good to know. Note to self...make sure mulberries donít smell like Ass ass.
Or Dinkey Dick
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Old 26 April 2020, 01:26
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I interrupted a turkey vulture having road kill rabbit in front of my driveway. I felt bad; everyone has to eat. Itís the second sighting in the neighborhood. Last time squirrel was for dinner.

The neighbors are freaking the fuck out!!! Some think itís hawk that will eat their toddlers and small dogs, oh the horror... :D
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Old 26 April 2020, 06:53
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You should start a rumor that it's the Spoonbilled Krapflapper. Notorious for snatching cats and babies.
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Old 26 April 2020, 07:48
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I heard Fauci say eating raw squirrel road-kill MAY stop the 'rona...
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Old 26 April 2020, 11:18
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Once the buzzards start picking at them, you can’t hardly eat that rabbit after that.

I’d pass on it.
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Old 26 April 2020, 23:24
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Once the buzzards start picking at them, you canít hardly eat that rabbit after that.

Iíd pass on it.
Throw it on the grill, cover with kimchi - you'll never know the difference
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Old 26 April 2020, 23:57
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Throw it on the grill, cover with kimchi - you'll never know the difference
I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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Old 27 April 2020, 03:33
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I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Chase it back down with two crackers...
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Old 27 April 2020, 09:36
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Hawks seem to be on the rise along the eastern seaboard, I can't remember ever seeing as many as I do these days. Also tend to hear quite a few Great Horned having it out with their rivals in hoot wars.
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Old 27 April 2020, 13:46
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I spent most of the winter working in Northern California and it was cool getting to pick some species that I donít get to see often like the black trumpets and candy caps (not pictured). The oysters were on a tanoak that they had hackínísquirted so I passed on them but it was awesome picking hedgehogs in February though. Those banana slugs are pretty wild though.

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Old 27 April 2020, 16:36
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Hawks seem to be on the rise along the eastern seaboard, I can't remember ever seeing as many as I do these days. Also tend to hear quite a few Great Horned having it out with their rivals in hoot wars.
Iím certainly noticing more. They also moved Peregrine Falcons in here years back. Plus several different owls take residence close by. They all were making daily sorties on my free ranging hens.

I had to put the survivors in a pen.
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Old 27 April 2020, 18:17
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We've got some Hawks and Eagles down here that are frigging huge. We're in a valley with a lot of hay fields and pastureland so there's no shortage of food for them. In the two and a half years we've been here we barely see squirrels or rabbits and have not seen a single "live" snake.......I did have one squirrel but he met his maker thanks to Jenny my American Bulldog. Poor bastard was just zigged when he should have zagged.
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