2024 Season:Current Morel and other Wild Edible Mushroom Finds/Reports Progression Maps

Special note directly from Chris Matherly:

     Well folks, here it is April 8th and I’m just preparing my first morel progression map for the 2024 season. I feel so bad but due to circumstances behind my control, I have had many obstacles that has greatly affected my ability and my available time to keep up like I normally do. The good news is, from this point forward I should gradually be able to keep caught up with all it’s involved with the maps and progressions and reports so please bear with me and I hope that you can understand. Sometimes life throws you punches, kicks, and in my case even stabs… This is my true passion and my desire to share my knowledge and help people as much as possible with their forging endeavors and I’m doing my best to roll with the punches. And I hope that you can please understand that this time of year is so busy for me with all that I do on the internet, gathering information compiling etc etc. To keep up with everything and social media as well it’s literally 120 hours a week this time of year for me which is not including the guided mushroom classes that I do this time of year especially. If you can please be patient and bear with me I won’t let you down because I have been doing this since 1999 when I first created this club and taught myself how to build a website and supply all the answers the people ask about foraging. I will have the first map as accurate as possible up-to-date and posted on here within a couple of days. I hope you’re having a great season and finding lots of mushrooms. We finally had a great season here in Georgia this year for the first time in a while and my motherload foray the end of March was simply amazing. So, check back later this week to see the newest map and I’ll try and keep you updated with new progressions a couple of times a week throughout the season. Happy hunting and I’ll see you in the woods!!!   -CHRIS MATHERLY

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2020 morel mushroom season hunting finds reports map

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Current morel mushroom progression map:

Current Member-Only Maps:

(click photo below for latest maps in member-only areas which are updated about 7-10 days earlier than the public maps):

Newest Updated Member-Only 2024 Morel Progression Map as of 4/06/2024<—-(Click to view)

Current State Morel Progression Maps:

Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky

Current Soil Temperatures Map:

Weekly Precipitation Map: 

2024 guided mushroom classes:

( many events are now full, the ones listed below that are highlighted in blue I still have openings, but the ones that are black are now full… Don’t procrastinate!!!! Call Chris directly at 478- -217- -5200 

2024 Morel Mushroom Special Events:

2024 Illinois Morel Mushroom Motherload Harvesting Event April 19-21st, 2024 ( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!! 2024 Galena Illinois Morel Mushroom Airbnb Exclusive Party Weekend May 10th-12th, 2024 ( hurry just a few spots left )

2024 Morel Mushroom Events with the new registration formats/affordable new prices:

NEW!!!  April 8-10th, 2024 – Kentucky Morel Foray 

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!  April 12-14th, 2024 – Missouri Morel Mushroom Foray 

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!  April 16-18th, 2024 – Virginia Morel Mushroom Foray 

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!  April 19-21st, 2024 – West Virginia Morel Mushroom Foray 

( hurry just a few spots left )

NEW!!!  April 23-25th, 2024 – Pennsylvania Morel Mushroom Foray 

( hurry just a few spots left )

NEW!!!  April 26-28th, 2024 – Indiana Morel Mushroom Foray 

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!  May 3-5th, 2024 – Ohio Morel Mushroom Foray  

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!  May 7-9th, 2024 – Iowa Morel Mushroom Foray 

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!   May 14-15th, 2024 – Wisconsin Morel Mushroom Foray  

( sorry this event is now full )

NEW!!!   May 17-19th, 2024 – Michigan Morel Mushroom Party  ( hurry just a few spots left )

Soon!  May 24-26th, 2024 – Ontario Canada 

Soon!  May 31-June 2nd, 2024 – Oregon  and porcini

Soon! June 7-9th, 2024 – Washington Burnsite  porcini 

Soon! June 14-16th, 2024 – Idaho Burnsite 

Soon! late June 2024 – Montana Burnsite 

early July 2024 – Florida chanterelle mushrooms

mid July 2024 – Gatlinburg Tennessee mushroom event

mid August – Upper Peninsula of Michigan foray

late August 2024 – Telluride Colorado porcini hunt

If any of the above events has not yet been created with a link and you are interested in it, then please email me ASAP at

Completed 2024 events:

 2024 Georgia Morel Mushroom Motherload Event March 29-31st, 2024

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This was our finds on day one this year 2024


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2023 Video Morel Reports and Forecasts by: Chris Matherly

“It’s like the Weather Channel for Morel Mushrooms”!


   The Video Morel Reports that Chris does is for members-only to the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club where his latest VMR is available every 7-10 days of the morel season. Once a new report has been uploaded, the old one, usually 10-14 days prior is then made public. Become a member for as little as $25 per year and get the latest up to date VMR and morel progression maps as well as a new feature Chris has added which is State Morel Progression Maps! (Only available as a member)…

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