2023 Central Illinois Morel Mushroom Hunting Motherload Foray- April 24th-26th, 2023 

2023 West-Central Illinois Morel Motherload Foray 

April 24th-26th, 2023


Per Person – $250.00 ( phone registrations only. Call 478-217-5200)

Call me and I will take your registration right over the phone!

Call to register! 478-217-5200

Newsletter July 2019

“A New Incredible Lodge with Exclusive Morel Hunting with over 1400 acres of PRIME Morel Hunting” (Spring 2020)


Come and join Chris and Levena in Illinois for the 2023 Morel Mushroom Hunting Club’s Foray.

This is a brand new location, at an amazing lodge, over 1400 acres of prime private land with lots of dead elms! If you have followed this site, then you have seen photos and videos posted for the past 15+ years of forays with beautiful Morels that we found at Chris’ special locations! This is a remote location that Chris has previously scouted and has found some morel honey-holes that he wants to share with everyone on this foray. We have had much fun and success over the years. Find amazing Morels and learn many other edible varieties. Enjoy the most incredible mushroom cuisine feast that you could ever imagine, all cooked outdoors!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so don’t miss out.

Call today and register, and receive discounts for paying early (in 2022) Optional $50 deposit per person can be paid to hold a spot as well and pay off the balance by January 31st.

Limited to the first 20 new registrants, (not including lifetime foray members)

Past Fall Foray Tailgates:

Chris will give “hands-on” instruction! But even if you are an old-tyme die-hard Mushroom Hunter, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to hunt with Chris and taste some of his wonderful cooking!

The Food:

(The meal alone would go for upwards of $75 per plate in a nice restaurant)

Learn about Wild Edible Plants Also!

What is Included:

  • Levena prepares a special outdoor picnic lunch with sandwiches, dozens of snacks, fruit, veggies, and drinks. (if you have special dietary needs, we will try to accommodate).

  • There will be a huge Foraged Feast including numerous plant and mushroom appetizers, soup, fried morels, and the pasta entree with chicken, brats, and steak! (if you have special needs such as vegetarian, dairy, or gluten free, simply email me your request and Chris will be happy to accommodate you!)

  • A link will be emailed to an online video of our Mushroom Hunt, Feast and Festivities to Cherish for years to come!


Monday  Meet and greet Friday 7:30 eve, (not mandatory) 
Tuesday 9:00 am. and on to 4:00pm(ish) guests will be be given hands on instruction on harvesting. Hunting in the morning and afternoon. Sandwiches and drinks are provided for lunch.

Tuesday Eve 8 PM:  Seminar/ Powerpoint Presentation and seminar and Chris will have his books and full line of mushroom related products available as well!
Wednesday 9:30 am until aprox 12:30 pm we hunt and forage again. 3:00 pm The Feast cooked by Chris Matherly and Levena Holmes! A complete itinerary will be emailed after you register and will include all locations, what to bring, etc.


West-Central, Illinois

1300 acres- All Private Land


April 24th-26th, 2023


Simply be a current member of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club (JOIN NOW)


Per Person – $250.00


Call me and I will take your registration right over the phone!

Call to register! 478-217-5200

If you have any special needs or requests, or any questions at all, please email me asap.