As you likely know by now, I’m seriously hardcore about morel mushroom hunting. One of the cool things about having hunted mushrooms for the last 35+ years is all the data I have gathered. This data started before I even owned a pager, let alone a cell phone, so it’s all stored in my unconscious. I can honestly say that hunting morels is my favorite activity in the woods! You get an incredible workout, you can be noisy and it’s a great social activity to do with friends. We film shows and it’s a riot!

Here’s four money tips that should enhance your morel mushroom hunting experience.

Zoom It In

Carry binocs when morel hunting the big woods. You can glass for trees (and, oh baby is it cool!) when you come up on a big live Elm and then Bing Bing Bing!

Always See the Trees

All year round, log where you see certain trees. Remember: Elm, Ash, Poplar, apple trees, single white pine trees. Make note of where you see them and head back in Bing season. I am always taking notes from hunting season to winter, fall you name it. Life in the woods is all connected.

Big Fields Rocking Mature Poplars

When you see big fields with sporadic old poplars in them, it can explode with Bings so take that extra walk to the far end of the field. You may just walk up on the Honey hole of a lifetime.

Magic Poplar Screens

Poplar tree rows that were used off of farm fields and along apple orchards as screens are money spots for morels! I’ve found hundreds of white morels and some grays by simply slow crushing the edges in my UTV or walking it.

Here is a video from an exciting morel hunt I went on a while back


May you put these tips to work and find more Bings. This is D Farbz saying peace out, have an awesome day!

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2 thoughts on “Four Essential Tips to Become a Better Morel Mushroom Hunter

  1. I read a lot of articles on picking morels, but remember, the MOST important thing about picking them is SAFETY and know what your picking. In Michigan here where I live, in 2014 there were at least 220 wild mushroom poisonings and most occurred during morel time…Careful..

  2. We find lots of Morels throughout our Cedar grove. They seem to love Cedars very well. Mostly grays and yellows.

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