Looks like the Facebook rumor mill is churning again and this time the topic is morels.

The Missouri Department of Conservation posted this photo of an alleged “morel hunting permit” last Friday as a warning to mushroom hunters. Apparently a rumor was going around Facebook claiming that in order to hunt for morels you needed a state license. The MDC clarified that you “DO NOT” need a license to hunt for morels in Missouri. The only case where you might need prior authorization is when you are morel hunting on private property. It’s always a good idea to get permission from the land owner first.

FACEBOOK FALSITY: An image of a “permit” to hunt mushrooms is making the rounds on Facebook. So you know, you DO NOT…

Posted by Missouri Dept. of Conservation on Friday, March 18, 2016

Don’t believe everything you see on the internet and good luck during the 2016 morel season.

Images courtesy MDC

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One thought on “PSA: You Do Not Need a “License” to Hunt Morel Mushrooms

  1. You must , of course , in the State of Missouri ,be very careful of feral hogs. On state lands , if you disturb the wild pigs you might upset the the study designed to provide a never ending job studying wild pigs . That appears to be the reason they don’t want hunters kill them for free on state lands, you could find you are not allowed to seek morells , after all pigs eat morells too .

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