Are You Ready to Hunt Morels?

There’s a very small window of opportunity to find mushrooms before they are gone for another year.

Here are 20 ways to know that mushrooms are finally up, as compiled by Morel Mushroom Hunting.

A top secret list of tell-tale signs that morel mushrooms are poppin’!

1. Robin’s “flirting” in the yard.
2. One week after 1st dandelion.
3. Third mow of your lawn.
4. Wild Turkeys are gobbling.
5. Pileated Woodpecker tapping.
6. Elm leaves size of squirrel’s ear.
7. Cottonwood trees greening up.
8. Dogwoods & Redbud flowering.
9. Lilacs close to blooming.
10. Asparagus spears are up.
11. Ramp (aka wild leek) matured.
12. Mayapples are up and opening.
13. Trillium in bloom.
14. Bloodroot blooming.
15. Bass have moved shallow.
16. Turtles & Snakes active.
17. 45-50+ degree nights.
18. Warm spell with recent rain.
19. Freaking-out waiting on the season to start!

And the top sign is…

20. My boot prints in your morel mushroom patch!

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SOURCEWhitetail Overload
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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.