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The 2019 Morel Mushroom Season has OFFICIALLY Begun! 

Morels have now been found in: Iowa, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and North Carolina…


Welcome New Members!

Theresa Basnett, Daniel Hendrick, Dennis Kemper, Shannon Kempenich, Troy Eden, Eddie Paul, Robert Fiolek, Gary Brubaker, Steve Friday, Terry Hively, Brent Lanwehr, Patrick Kelly, Chris Daniels, Tom Waxelbaum, Danielle Leeson, Hilario Perez, Dean Soash, Luanne Fliss, Nitnoy Spott, Sergio Campos, Drew Hille, Julie Gibbons, Greg Brady, Steve Bryan, Kevin Clay, Stefanie Jones, Mark Remela, Bruce Weber, Adam Erskine, Ike Vayansky, Danielle Downey, Alissa Guynn, Darci Sanner, Marcia Bosma, Randy Ems, Matt Klueppel, Katie Kirkland, Brett Hamilton, Sarah Lee, Cody Baker, Aaron Gress, Russell Blake, David Humphrey, Andrew Williams, Clayton Brown, Mike Seely, William Cartwright, Eric Pilkington, Nicholas Provenzano, Mike Delaney, Steven Serber, Martin Penning, Krissy Fallings, Amy Hannah, Tino Sheridan, Ken Bittner, Bill Dudek, Patricia Mitchell, Krissy Dity, Chad Stauffer, Jonathan Bastiani, Lillian Fry, Paul Dee, Olga Mirkina, Ginger Hoffman, Paul Eichenseer, Ian Dowell, Gail Hoffman, Mark Cutts, Mark Morse, James Thompson, Antoinette Yokum, Darrell Fetters, John Rich, Diana Campbell, Ed Schmidt, Garrett Zika, Gari Aber, Loyd Long, Kevin Pate, Michelle Marlow, Catherine Holmes, James David, Douglas Piotter, Wendy Smiseck, Robin Anderson, Jerry Johnson, Nicole Sanchez, Refugia Castaneda, Dan Lyons, Barbara Hausherr, Janice Conley, Robert Landrum, Corrine Gregory, Robert Hinkle, Roger Klinger, Bryon Bunkowski, Linda Sulenski, Roger Reynolds, John Morrison, Angie Howard, Denny Coplin, Donald Watson, Erin Rodriguez, Seth Tynes, Susan Crissy, Carrie Gross, Laura Bluege, Ron Brohammer, Bruce Zeimer, Annie Rouilliard, Debra Woodfield, Nancy Evans, David Pherson, Frank Domonousky, Kurt Demarr, Hope Smith, Paul Stubbs, Amy Schemmerling, Melissa Collins, Misty Tudor, Jerry Sands, Sherry Fraley, Doreen Jenkins, Joseph Clum, Mark Tunison, Craig Mohr, Jesse Akozbek, Lisa Farris, Bill Grubb, Walter Miller, Ann Baker, B. Malone, Andy Hamm, Tom Wilson, CW Baker, Rossana Bower, Karen Halter, Mike Pigg, Mike Schaefer, Anna Coombes, Eddie M., Judy Tryba, Kami Finch, Rebecca Edmisten, Mike Baldaia, Merrill Moores, Jim Roberts, Kevin Spellacy, Cheryl Moscorelli, Marlene Baer, Sarah Owen, Jack Skees, George Heaston, Michele Eich, Lori Rorstad, S. Doyle, AJ Schmid, TJ Spencer, Patsy Brooks, Jeff McDaniel, Stephen Standridge, Ed Yochum, Judy Moorehead, Chris Thayer, Julie Litt, Melinda Hasty, Janie Caldwell, Lydia Kohout,  Judy Peetz

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Basic hunting tips for morels and other species…

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View the growth process of several Morel Mushroom and other species.

Mushroom Species List, (Edible and Poisonous)

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It is because of my love and enjoyment in hunting mushrooms that I am bringing you this site.

  I have hunted mushrooms since I was 5 years old, (at that time, stepped on a lot), and been doing it ever since. Mushroom hunting seems to get in your blood, once you do it a few times, you are addicted. I enjoy just traipsing through the woods, and the excitement of finding the mushrooms, and, of course, EATING them! It is like adult Easter-Egg Hunting, so exciting and fulfilling and truly a “Green” activity. This site is directed to help you enjoy your ‘Shroomin’ also! Enjoy!

I also strongly encourage members to give as much of their own personal input as possible. I would like everyone to really get involved. We all can learn a lot. There are a great deal of “Free” activities and information on this page, and even several things that you can get involved with without actually joining the club. However, I certainly would encourage you to join and become a part of a growing and fun-filled club. We have a lot going on all year long, even during the off season for mushrooms. I also really get into all edibles, not just Morels, so many other great tasting and medicinal mushrooms growing out in the woods! Hen-Of-The-Woods for example can shrink tumors, lower blood pressure, and build your immune system, plus it is very delicious! Lion’s Mane, Chanterelles, Lobster Mushrooms, King Boletes (Porcini), Oyster Mushrooms, Puffballs, Chicken-Of-The-Woods, and Cauliflower Mushrooms are just a handful that we discuss on the site and have recipes for! If you ever have any questions, just email me. chrismathe@aol.com

     Please Note: This page is a public access free page. Use info on this page and enjoy. The member areas have literally 1000’s of mushroom photos, mushroom recipes, mushroom videos, mushroom hunting tips and info, newsletters, chat room, places to hunt wild mushrooms, and just about everything else you can imagine relating to wild mushrooms, not just morels. By joining this club, you will have unlimited access to all of the member areas for your benefit, but most importantly, you will be helping to support this website. We now have a network of over 1000 members worldwide and in all 50 states. As a member, you also can participate in any of the Mushroom Hunting Forays. These Guided mushroom hunts have been experiences of a lifetime for many, and many new friends are always made.

Sincerely, Chris Matherly