With the 2015 Morel Mushroom harvest touted as the best season ever, we wanted to take a look to 2016 and put together a list of articles to help you maximize your haul.

For beginners, we always point people to Field & Stream’s article, A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Morel Mushrooms. It is the go-to read to give you a complete overview of finding Morels.

Where to Look

Morels live in and on the edge of forested areas. Look for ash, aspen, elm, and oak trees, around which morels often grow. Early in the spring as the ground is warming, you’ll find them on south-facing slopes in fairly open areas. As the season progresses, go deeper into the woods and onto north-facing slopes.

1280px-LongNek1They have tons of pictures of what to eat (and, more importantly, NOT eat) and will help you learn everything from habitat to timing. Read more at Field & Stream.

Over at Wide Open Spaces, they have a fantastic article titled 10 Morel Morel Hunting Tips for your Next Adventure.

1. The temperature is just right.
2. The slope of the hill.
3. Know your trees.
4. The lay of the land.
5. Disturbed ground is good ground.
6. After a rain.
7. Pack a lunch.
8. Other tasty treats.
9. Take a few pictures.
10. Those darn ticks.

Get the full story over at Wide Open Spaces.

What do you think? What have you found to be the best way to grab the biggest Morel haul? Let us know in the comments section below!


  1. Morels rarely sell for $10 to $15 a pound. In peak season $3 to $5 is more like it. The only people getting rich are the buyers after falsely luring pickers….Beware!

  2. Omg, I can’t wait for our annual mushroom party! Its about 20 people with lots of mushroom and butter…..yum yum! Last year was my first for these delicious mushrooms…..can’t wait! Let the picking begin 🙂

  3. I would never eat a morel from restaurant. They are full of bugs and I want to make sure they are cleaned right myself. just sayin

  4. Up here in Upstate NY I see them sold
    For $99.00 a lb. A bit disheartening since
    I grew up with eating them quite often
    In Northwest Ohio because we had mushroom hunters in the family.

  5. Think Anonymous has been eating to many mush mushes. Sure seems to know a bunch about nothing. There sure not free in my state of Washington.