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User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 08:50 AM

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bad news from the rim fire. http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/pageburner/blogs/post?oid=13275947


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 08:24 AM

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I see what you mean Fapper. Hey this Canada thing is just another example of what a mess that place is. Out of control corporatism even worse than here and their crazy political correctness is far worse than here. Doe anyody know their not even an independent country? The friggin queen of England can and has recently intervene in govt affairs up there when the elected govt cant sort out their own issues. Omg the f'n queen of England. What a place!


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Thursday April 24, 2014
Time: 08:02 AM

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Handy J ; Oh it's been raining tons in some places alright but where exactly the rain is coming down is difficult to track. The maps aren't very accurate for many areas outside cities. It can rain like crazy in one city but miss the morel grounds entirely, or the opposite can be true. Everyone is just going to have to get in their car and go check it out to really know for sure.


User_Name: garf
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 11:22 PM

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yukonguy ... canada doesn't work that way ... but go ahead and say what you want and i guess we will see what happens ... until the word public lands changes to this land belongs to whoever then if it is in canada i will walk them freely ...it is my right... ts


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 05:58 PM

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I saw Filthy Riches too. Pretty cool show especially the guy the caught eels. Did you get that he built that entire rock and wooden trap by himself? Wow! Now that is grit! I like all those kind of shows too especially the bering seas gold show and the crab show. The Pickers is ok too. The logging show and alligator hunters show is ok but a little too phoney baloney'd up for me. The call it "enhanced for dramatic effect" when the do that. Whatever. Hey it's almost time to hit the burns in southern Oregon peoples! To the victors go the spoils!


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 04:13 PM

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Teaser; We watched that first episode last Sunday too. The program is called "Filthy Riches" and will have different people who have unusual labor type occupations featured each week. I love all those shows that show actual people actually working!


User_Name: KNB
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 03:27 PM

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yukonguy....., I have been to the Yukon a number of times and spent a lot of money in the community's there, came home with some but I had a good experience picking and traveling there, meet some nice people, nice country and harvested a lot of mushrooms. I live not to far from the Yukon here in the Nass Valley....Living here, working and picking mushrooms(30 Years here at it) and the people here think the same way...they think they can do it all them selves... they can't pick it all and it works both ways.....we also get a lot of dene people down here picking mushrooms, but not so much any more, the price is a lot lower than it used to be......I don't care if the hole tribe came down here from the Yukon to pick......they can't pick it all.....and it is public lands most places and where it isn't they sell you a permit to pick there. It is Nisga'a lands and they have to let the public people on it to harvest...but with a permit in certain areas. I am sure if it happens in the NWT and the Yukon.......it will be the same way, with permits.........


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 01:43 PM

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Rover, Boletus Joe....I posted the information about the impending NWT harvesting regulations to inform people about something that is happening. As far as I can tell it is a done deal....the NWT Legislative Assembly has directed their Renewable Resource Department to draft interim regulations by mid June...in time for this years morel harvest. It is probable that they will limit commercial harvesting to people who live in the NWT. People who are planning to go there for this years harvest need to be aware of this development, as should any Wildtrading companies engaging in long term debt situations based on perceptions of availability that are no longer valid. If you would like to engage in a debate about the benefits of the current harvesting regime for northern people I'd like to do that in another post.


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 12:06 PM

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Yukon guy limiting harvesting to locals only isn't good for the local economy Pickers spend a lot of money in the towns they are close to while harvesting also if there is a limited amount of pickers you won't get as many buying companies in the area which leads to low prices because the buyers need competition to keep the prices fair.So locals may have less competition but will get lower dollars and local towns will not benefit from the increase in the economy transient pickers bring.We picked in chase one year and the local business people were thrilled with the economic boom it brought them.Yukon and B.C welcome all people to come and harvest so why should the NWT be any different we picked there in 2009 and there was really only the transient pickers that worked hard ,locals treated it more like a recreational pick and there wasn't many compared to the amount of fires and a lot of shrooms were never harvested


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 10:57 AM

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Ha anyone heard about or seen a new tv show on nat geo about people who have old fashioned labor type occupations? I saw the first episode last sunday nite and one guy caught river eels, two guys gathered fishing worms on mud flats and a small group of dudes hunted up tree burl wood from old dead big trees. Its really a cool show. It's sorta like all the others like Yukon men, the gold shows and storage buyers and logging etc. shows. Cool stuff


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 10:42 AM

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Interesting...... what is the population of the Yukon? How much land mass is there? and how much fire area is there? Think on these things. Even if a thousand picker descended on the Yukon along with those people that are already there..... There still would not be enough picker to make a dent in the crop..... I think if you look at it closely you will find out that in most years there are not enough pickers to get the crop in..... Also think about what the infrastructure has to offer..... fuel, food lodging, tire repairs, etc..... Well all I am saying is BE PREPARED, and bring lots of money and back-up. Just saying..... and YES there is a lot of money left behind in the local communities, few and far flung as they are..... Have fun.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

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I would like to be drawn into this Yukon discussion but I don't know nothing about. Or care. lol.


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 09:54 AM

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KNB, the guys in those communities think that they can benefit more by picking and selling their shrooms themselves rather than having teams of pickers from Quebec, BC, Oregon (or wherever) come in and do it. And they know that the guys that come mostly bring their own food, fuel and everything else and leave very little $ for the local merchants. And then too....they don't see it as "public land" in the same way that you do....they see it as Dene land, their land.


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 09:27 AM

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Link for GNWT regulations http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/fr/hansard/hansard-march-11-2013-0


User_Name: Ron
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 09:21 AM

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Ha Ha Hey dude, I don't need no doctor either! You oldsters may remember the The Humble Pie version of that song but it was sure cranked up by WASP in the 80's. Good Times those were!!


User_Name: KNB
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:55 AM

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yukonguy..........well if they are doing this (Can you put up a link?) and the people of the north want this change..(they are just screwing them selves and being greedy)...I think it will hurt the local community's where the fire are close to....these fires bring big money, jobs to be had by the local people and all Canadians......that is our right on public lands.......


User_Name: T-n-A
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:53 AM

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Howdy folks! Well last fall has come and gone and I haven't comented here since. I cant believe it's spring already! Come on morels and spring kings! I'm not ashamed to admit I have an addiction to these tasty springtime treats and I dont need no doctor! The only question I'm having in my mind is where to start lookin, not that I need any help with that of course but there is so much area it's hard to decide! I hope everyone gets their fair share and then some, looks like there is going to be lots of competition for them. I'm sure glad to see times changing regarding how morels are marketed it's been a slow process but it's happening. It's never good to have a few big players in control of anything and it wasn't good to have that happening with mushroom companies. We will all be better off for the change. Good luck everybody and remember: With mushrooms, it's every man (and Woman) for themselves! The free market rocks!


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:32 AM

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Well garf, fact is that NWT has passed its motion to implementharvesting regulations within 60 days and that will almost certainly mean that it will be closed to commercial harvesting by non NWT residents. Everyone I've talked to from the north is cheering about it... There is a lot of the same sort of sentiment for controls from the people I know in Yukon as well and I'd guess that the days of free access to the forests there may be numbered as well.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 08:29 AM

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Boy a lot of rain is coming down for what was supposed to be a below average april according to the forecasters.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 07:28 AM

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How does one get the name "spinner chicks"?


User_Name: Spinner Chicks
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 06:50 AM

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Hey there miss-underestimated whats up! ya that's a or what. Not that we wouldn't possibly like to be with a crew during mushrooms but nobody's ever asked us and we don't know anybody to ask so...We have picked and sold fall mushrooms for a while now and morels the last few years in the spring. We're kinda seasonal pirate chicks.


User_Name: garf
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014
Time: 12:51 AM

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the last time i looked the NWT was a part of canada. I as a B.C. resident have never heard of another province or territory trying to legislate the rights of other canadians to harvest mushrooms on public lands. It would be really too bad if something like this happened as there is lots of mushrooms that go to waste as it is because there is a shortage of pickers in the north . To get government involved may prove to be a huge mistake in the long run.Since when is having more government regulations in place good for anyone except government .


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 08:41 PM

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Hey spinner chicks are you guys part of a crew or what?


User_Name: Spinner Chicks...with tattoos!
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 06:18 PM

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We found some but I cant say where! It wont be long now though so get ready!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 06:10 PM

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they are a poppin everywherez


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 05:19 PM

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Is anyone finding morels down in the burns yet? I know, nobody probly will tell me tho


User_Name: sondra101
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time:
04:53 PM

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I mean naturals not burns.


User_Name: sondra101
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 03:52 PM

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hey does anyone know if morel mushrooms are growing in wenatchee wa yet?.........and if the same people who bought them last year are buying them again this year?


User_Name: fapper
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 01:12 PM

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I went down there and looked around a little Saturday but it still isn't right yet. Boy the internet and the websites are sure loaded with lies and garbage dressed up as "mushroom news" I guess they figure people are stupid or just want to act like they're in the know about things.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 11:06 AM

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The tiller fire area will be picked clean within a week.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

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hey fwb you might wanna hold off on that trip down for like maybe a week or so. like I said I live in Roseburg and have made multiple trips down to the burns scouting them out and haven't found much yet but with all the rain and warming behind that I bet theres gonna be just tons of morels before much longer. you have to get em fast though theres all the professional pickers that will be crawling all over the place, so you gotta work fast once the flush starts coming on if you wanna get your share!


User_Name: rusel stover
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 10:16 AM

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Ya this rain is really get the burn morel coning on down there!


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:55 AM

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I am not too adept with computers Matsiman. The information re NWT comes from NWT Hansard, March 11, 2014 and is excerpted from a longer discussion. The motion to set up regulations and develop interim regulations within 60 days passed unanimously. I suggest that you might find and post this information and links....more easily than I. I am attempting to have some input into the drafting of the interim measures...I am a resident of NWT and I am contacting my MLA and some people in GNWT renewable resources today....will keep you posted.


User_Name: fwb
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:49 AM

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Me and some friends will be heading down to the southern Or fires. It may be a little early for fire morels but I will post the results of what we find when I get time.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:15 AM

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yukonguy, thanks for your posting. If you send me a copy formatted in Microsoft Word, I will post it on a separate page with a link from both message boards, the updated page linked from the home page and Canadian Studies, Articles page. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: NoseWhinin'
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:12 AM

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Wow! Just think if all of the revenue that the governments and land owners are missing out on by not taxing pickers by charging permit fees. A sure win. Think of all of the locals that don't want any competition. I am certain there will be much evidence presented about the hordes of outsiders. Yes, we heard that in Oregon last year. I remember the USFS managers being indignant when they found out how many containers of Matsis were coming out of the woods. Then there was that $600 a pound sale when there were no other Matsis on the planet. They multiplied the guesstimated container weights from a decent year and multiplied by 600 to get the value of the mushrooms they were "losing." It was really quite a show. The result was a new tax on mushroom collection for everyone. Good luck with that.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 09:05 AM

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Sorry folks, looks like our lost soul is back and throwing a tantrum. I'll delete them as soon as possable and take the necessary steps to identify the poster. If the posts don't stop, I will block them from matsiman.com. In the mean time, just ignor thier posts. Thnaks, Matsiman


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Time: 08:34 AM

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NWT limiting picking-Locals Only MOTION 17-17(5): INTERIM MEASURES FOR THE COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF WILD MUSHROOMS, CARRIED MR. NADLI: WHEREAS non-timber forest products, including wild mushrooms, can offer wideranging health and economic benefits; AND WHEREAS world-wide demand for gourmet mushrooms is increasing, as well as awareness of their availability, nutritional content and value as a natural resource in the Northwest Territories; AND WHEREAS commercial wild mushroom harvest may represent a significant economic development opportunity for residents of the Northwest Territories; AND WHEREAS a large crop of valuable morel mushrooms associated with forest fire burns is anticipated this year in areas accessible by road on traditional Aboriginal lands; AND WHEREAS these areas are in regions with land claims currently under negotiation; AND WHEREAS residents, including members of local Aboriginal organizations, have no regulatory mechanism to allow benefit from wild mushroom harvest, while unregulated, out-of-territory entrepreneurs are actively harvesting the resource; AND WHEREAS in 2006, the forest management division of the Government of the Northwest Territoriesí Department of Environment and Natural Resources made commitments to advance this industry, including a commitment to draft a policy paper to lead the process for developing appropriate policy and regulations for non-timber forest products by 2014; AND WHEREAS updates to legislation to regulate the commercial harvest of wild mushrooms are still required; AND WHEREAS this legislation is not expected to come forward in time to govern this yearís harvest; NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Weledeh, that the Government of the Northwest Territories, prior to summer 2014, honour its commitments and work with those Northwest Territories First Nations and entrepreneurs that have an interest in harvesting morels and other mushrooms, to implement interim measures that regulate and manage the commercial harvest of wild mushrooms; AND FURTHER, that the Government of the Northwest Territories immediately begin drafting legislation to provide for the responsible management of the wild mushroom resource and provide a comprehensive response to this motion within 60 days. MR. SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr. Nadli. The motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Nadli. MR. NADLI: Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Iíd like to thank the seconder of the motion, the Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Robert Hawkins. Iím presenting this motion because thereís a growing interest in wild mushrooms. Northerners are interested in the harvesting of mushrooms as a business opportunity and livelihood that complements the northern lifestyle of the outdoors. Recently, we are witnessing people coming into parts of the NWT and harvesting mushrooms. They are taking our natural resources and leaving the NWT. Currently, there are no regulations on wild mushrooms, on morels, to manage and regulate this growing industry. This motion asks for interim measures to be put in place before this summerís harvesting season begins. Things such as residency criteria, pricing of seasonal harvesting licence and permits for harvesting are some suggestions that could be considered based on consultations; further, that work begins towards developing legislation that addresses non-timber forest products such as wild mushrooms.


User_Name: bls
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

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Tiller fires east of I-5 are managed by Umpqua National Forest which have different procedures than the BLM/Siskiyou fires west of I-5 that Matsiman is referring to. Umpqua National Forest HQ said today they had tried to close all access to the burn, but couldn't for some regulatory reason. She said mushroom harvesting should be OK with your Umpqua NF Forest Products permit, you also have to get some sort of special "permit authorizing access to the closure area" from Tiller Ranger District, call 541-825-3100 for details. In other words, it's closed until you ask Tiller for an exception. Sam's advice was right on, thanks.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 06:24 PM

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Tiller, tiller, tiller... hmmm. That's the misdirection... now where would the primary target be? Hahaha. Keep searchin ppls an sheepls... lol


User_Name: Island guy112451
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 05:16 PM

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Hey anybody on vancouver island spotting morels or is it to early yet?


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 12:23 PM

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Hey that tiller deal was interesting but a little tough to follow. People who think they can yak their way into, around or, out of anything can be useful! I have two employees I don't even like but keep around just for their skill at that one thing alone! But they have to be kept in check or they run amok before long if left to their own devices. I think somebody tried to create an impression of the tiller fire and got themselves confused. For the record I wasn't confused at all.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 11:25 AM

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I've seen the blm maps and it's truly a checkerboard with green and white squares. Near Glendale, to the west mostly, is all white. Your gonna need gps to locate where you are when you go into those areas and make sure you pick only in the green checkerboard not white. I don't know any other way to do it, you sure cant just guess where you are. The blm permit for special forest products looks different than than usfs ones.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 11:15 AM

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I just received email form a contact at my local district. Inquiries were made after my earlier call.

Here is the reply.

"We are getting a lot of customers coming in and asking about mushroom picking on the BLM resource area for Glendale and Wolf Creek. This area is within the white areas of the mushroom map. Please let your customers know that mushroom picking is only good within the green areas. The map clearly states mushroom harvesting is not permitted within any areas shown on this map colored white. The 2400-1 permit under conditions #14 Collection of forest products is permitted only in the area(s) described by this permit."

Glendale/Wolf creek is white for any of the following reasons:

Spotted Owl and Murrelets restrictions
Sensitive plants
protected watersheds
Sensitive mushroom
Private land issues

In some cases, these issues do not surface until an activity begins and has nothing to do with the managing agency.

I was personally involved in a similar circumstance. The FS found hazard trees in a key campground on this district. They scheduled their felling so the campground could open. They then found the area was Spotted Owl habitat. Environmental regulation allows 20 trees a year to be fell in such an area. It will likely be another 4 years before the campground will open.

Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 11:07 AM

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I talked to my local district office about 2 hours ago. I asked about some of the confusion noted here about a fire near Tiller. Not sure I was talking about the same fire. They had a name for a fire in both Josephine and Douglas County. I won't mention the name for obvious reasons. Evidently there was a mix up, in the beginning, on permits and maps area and road closures. The forest service issues these permits on both FS and BLM lands. My understanding is that lands managed in by the BLM in one resource area (same as a district in FS) are closed to mushroom collecting. The reason given for closure was mating time for 2 endangered species. Matsiman


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 10:27 AM

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Well it's looking like my one call on the weather was wrong. I don't have too bad a track record on my calls recently though and to be honest I'm really very glad I was wrong about the weather and readily admit my error there.. Now as to the cranky bears at the river- None of this silly banter matters. Not a bit of it. All will be righted and returned to harmonious balance as soon as the mushrooms start getting going good. Human nature. I get word from around the mushroom world, partly because I've been around so long and partly because I've always been a friend and someone who could be trusted with important information. If you jokers want to lash out at someone because your paranoid or whatever, maybe you should look in a mirror. I've known woody since 1964 and he's as straight up righteous a dude as you can get. I'm sure some of you don't realize there's a whole bunch of people outside the little world of this website who are active in mushrooms and they know whats up here. NOW That's all I have to say about that and I wish everyone a happy and prosperous spring season!


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 08:05 AM

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ya I didnt really buy that people were sneaking into a marked closed area and getting away with it then driving the mushrooms right down to the store a few miles away and sell them to a buyer. Crews even? oh please.


User_Name: Sam
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:46 AM

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If you call the person who answers the phone may or may not know anything though but when the rehab is underway either in the fall/winter after the fire is out or the following spring the crews that are contracted to do the work are in the fire area, loggers etc know about morels and look for them. They share info with the forest service people. Many times forest service people have saved me a long drive scouting.


User_Name: Sam
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:38 AM

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Here's an easy way to put this baby to bed; Tiller Ranger dist phone number is 541 825 3100. So again, In my experience forest service people will tell you if they have seen mushrooms and they will tell you if they haven't as well!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:27 AM

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Sam, Good advice. Not sure if the FS personnel will tell you if they have personally seen mushrooms, but they will let you know about permit sales. The last time I checked here at our local office, they said few permits were issued here, but the Grants Pass office had issued quit a few. This info is a couple weeks old. Matsiman


User_Name: Sam
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 07:04 AM

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Like I said, if you wanna know whats up with the fires down there call the forest service! then you don't have to depend on anybody for info. They will even tell you if they're selling very many permits. Also the forest service people often know if morels are coming up and will tell you that too.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 21, 2014
Time: 06:13 AM

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NoseWhinin, Couldn't say if someone is posting under two or more different names. I could find out if I checked my user logs. I prefer to let visitors remain anonymous unless they are agitators. I am having the same trouble following some of the conversations. Seems like some posts refer to conversations not found on the board. We all know it is difficult to know what is good information. Some of what is posted my be intended to miss lead folks. I can't determine what is good and what is intended to miss lead. I will continue to monitor the board as always. I may decide to check my user logs to determine if someone is having a conversation with themselves. It looks to me like the same person is posting under 3 or 4 names, but can't be sure unless I check the logs. I won't do this unless posts become abrasive to other visitors. Deception is abundant here at times. I can't check every post and determine validity of information in that post. I do the best I can.

The only info I have on morel fruiting in SW Oregon is that my wife found 5 morels 10 days ago in front of the cabin she lives in. They were extremely shaded under some lumber stacked close to the cabin. I know this info is useless, but at least it is fact. Matsiman


User_Name: 112451
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:54 PM

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I tried ti follow this story bls is peddling but its just too convoluted. It doesn't make any sense at all. I give up.


User_Name: bls
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:49 PM

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Maybe I'll just have to go down to see the "World Record Sugar Pine", trees are just so fascinating... And, maybe we don't choose to park/camp at the posted gates inside the fire zone, or stroll up the main road back to our illegally parked car swinging our open shopping basket of morels... As to the volume lets check the Econ 101 morel supply/demand curve: if the local buyer is advertising $23 when the widely quoted Hotline says $19-20... how well do we suppose they are doing finding morel picker's willing to sell even at a 20% higher price? (Hint- $ says the picking is probably not that good yet...)


User_Name: Northerntour
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:44 PM

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Just checking to see if anyone knows about Morels and Vancouver Island. I would like to pick some for my own consuption. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


User_Name: NoseWhinin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 08:26 PM

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Thanks bls. To the Board, Universe and Andy: Are Keith and Woody the same person or are they having a conversation off the board and only posting part of it? It seems rather odd when posters jump in making points about things not previously discussed here. Using openings like "one thing" and "ok so there's an admission of fact" like they actually reference part of a conversation that occurred before in order to interject a statement onto the board is misleading. Full Disclosure: I already suspect "Woody" as an agent provocateur because he is against recreational truffle collection on private property previously open to ALL recreational mushroom collection. I am wary of individuals that hold the opinion that truffles are not mushrooms. LOL!


User_Name: bls
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 08:12 PM

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No evil intended, was only passing on to inform, USFS enforcement has been observed. For map readers, the burn thru roads are gated, might be best not to park under "Forest Order UMP317" notices. Been lots of crew pressure in a limited area, this was a patchy ground fire in steep, mixed forest, only first 2-300' feet of elevation producing now. Buyer at store, sign: Open 4-7, $23.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 04:22 PM

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Ron; You bet some morels would cause a sudden burst of happiness and maybe even a little kindness to your fellow man! Unless you find he's putting your mushrooms in his bucket! lol-ing a little. Hey it's gonna be a crazy dog eat dog scene down in S Or real soon. No sniveling! Or whining! - or is it wine-ing..... tee hee hee.......check that 10 day forecast oh my!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 02:47 PM

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Ha! Bears at the river is right! Everybody just chill, get back in harmony with the world around you. There's substantial rain and warming coming to important places. Pretty soon we'll all be up to our eyeballs in morels. THEN you can all go back to hatin on each other! LOL!!!!!!!!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 02:37 PM

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Well there's a lively discussion around here. Oh ya, LOL!!!!!!! Hey folks, not all buyers are the same. Some are operating on what I would call the "new model". If your still under the impression nothing has changed or worse still living in the past I'd like to just suggest you look into whats happening outside recently. Btw, I don't appreciate being grouped in with the old time snake in the grass buyers. I'm not of that time or era and certainly not of their mentality.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 01:28 PM

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Call other posters names and leave. LOL! Since when is 10 buckets of morels a big strike? You are right, Keith, there are no more mushrooms. Why are you wasting your time not discussing something that does not exist? Idea: How about adding something new to this forum that hasn't been hashed and rehashed? Or you could just give us your picking report.


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:37 PM

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ok before the second-child-hooders take over the discussion im outta here. good luck and have fun adjusting to the mushroom would in the here and now.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM

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After basicly calling bls a liar, is it really time to focus on what you want to be called? The closure is posted on usfs.com.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM

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Dupes and rubes? Sounds pretty complex like sour cherries. Oh, that is drupes.


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:28 PM

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as far as claims of a big strike in wisconsin or anywhere else for that matter goes - hey everybody hears this year in and year out. its a version of the same ol same ol. and meaningless unless it can be verified and even then, how does it matter really,?like whats your point? are you suggesting that somehow claims of a "big strike" somewhere will impact the market globally? or even nationally? cuz it sure wont. not this year.


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 12:21 PM

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ok so there's an admission of fact. the buyers out working in the field are adjusting. BUT and this is a big deal - not because they want to, but because they have to. or rather THEIR BOSSES have to. See it's really not that difficult. I know some people like to pretend this is all very complex and difficult to understand but the fact is it's not that way at all. The buyers have been being forced by market changes-competion, the internet, the spread of mushroom information and more diversity in the kind people who harvest mushrooms (knowledgeable, educated, seasonal, opportunistic maybe some would say?, part time, professional pickers) many people gathering mushrooms nowdays are no longer the poor immigrant rubes who can be easily duped into working for (and controlled by) the big guys as easily as they were years ago.


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 11:58 AM

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Ok, Woody, you are not a mushroom picker. Hint: If there are no morels on the ground, there are no morels coming out of the woods. Just got off the phone with a regular poster here that moved to the Great Lakes area. She is dining on morels today. She asked about the prices as her room mate's father got ten buckets of black naturals yesterday.


User_Name: swampcracker
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 11:35 AM

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I'm looking for a win-win situation for harvesters and buyers. It would be helpful to everyone to know what the market really looks like instead of having to poke this and that corner of the mushroom world searching for truth. The way things are shaping up, buyers are going to be SOL when harvesters are drying hundreds of lbs in expectation of a $150+ lb payday trickling in from the internet as the year goes on. Anything less than $18 lb fresh is because you're desperate for gas money or going hungry. It really is in everyone's best interest to shed light on the industry. Spreading rumors, half truths, or anything less than honesty will only work against you as time moves forward. Best Regards


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:19 AM

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I dont like the term "pickers" to describe those who harvest wild mushrooms and wont use it anymore. For one thing it seems derogatory to me. But mostly, it really doesn't accurately describe the act of harvesting. Some mushrooms may be "picked". But many others are pulled, dug, or cut. Making the term "picking mushrooms not very accurate in describing what happens.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 09:14 AM

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One thing - people trying to get a read on how many pounds of morels are coming out of the woods have an increasingly hard time doing so because the mushrooms are being moved through and, are sold to, the end consumer by other channels than the old time field buyer. Or to put it another way nobody knows for sure exactly how the season is going because only some percentage of the amount harvested is known. The unknown is how many pounds are dried and sold by the harvesters themselves on ebay, craigslist, farmers mkts, directly to restaurants etc..


User_Name: keith stone
Date: Sunday April 20, 2014
Time: 07:49 AM

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WOW!!!!! a lot of bears are lined up along the banks of the river I see. but the salmon aren't running too good yet and the bears are getting cranky and snotty. the fish will run and the big bears might even let the little bears get a few fish too! LOL!!!!!!!!!


User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 10:25 PM

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Lower elevations in NW Oregon bugging and burning out. Lack luster year thus far. Haven't picked enough morels to pay for gas this season. Looking good in other places. Didn't read here about sw of Roseburg until today but was there yesterday. Dead Gyros. On vacation but had to look. I have personally picked more than a bucket of mushrooms west of Roseburg in the past. That is about one-quarter of the state. LOL!


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 07:52 PM

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Call the forest service and find out whats up. Seems easy enough.


User_Name: Short bus
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 06:42 PM

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Your slipping homey. If your just gonna make shit up about what others have said there should be at least a tad bit of truth. Otherwise you just called yourself out that's all you did.


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 05:17 PM

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What's up with painting the pretty picture stuff? That is what you should be asking yourself Kyle. The constant talk about making money picking morels in southern Oregon, combined with the talk about low prices. It seems like a joke at best. Especially when all the companies are desperate. But hey, this crowd doesn't even believe forest service websites, so whatever, its your gas.


User_Name: Chocolatelily
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 03:06 PM

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By golly he's right! The mushroom hotline website does say tiller fires mobbed by crews! So why the crazy story other than to discourage people form going there?


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 11:46 AM

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The weather is looking good up north in the yukon. Should be a nice spring.


User_Name: Sam
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 11:27 AM

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Cleverspeak. -- Almost like propaganda but Intended to lead your thinking in a certain direction and color you a picture favorable to a particular position. Call the Tiller ranger dist and find out for yourselves whats up. Sue seems to me though somebody doesn't want anybody else going to the tiller fire.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:36 AM

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The order was dated march 11. Could the closure be lifted by now?


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:33 AM

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A southern Oregon based mushroom website reports 10 days ago claims the "tiller fires were mobbed by crews." I grabbed a copy just cuz...


User_Name: JDS
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:21 AM

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The Forest Service link worked for me.


User_Name: bls
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 09:08 AM

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Google: Forest Order UMP317 We were scouting (and dog walk) there for a while before the season, signs (copy of the order) went up on the gates about 10 days ago


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 08:56 AM

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This link doesn't work and the forest service has no notice of closure on their web site.


User_Name: bls
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 08:48 AM

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Whiskey Fire E. of Tiller has been closed, signs posted at the gates to ban entry, and USFS enforcement was observed last weekend: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5431034.pdf The Grants Pass office of USFS/BLM said Medford district fires (SW of Roseburg/N of Grants Pass) were all still open as of this week


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 08:14 AM

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The tiller fire is the better of the three main ones in my opinion. The one west of Glendale might get good with more rain too. Some commercial harvesters combed over the tiller fire pretty hard starting a ouple weeks ago - at the behest of filed buyers - lol,, and found it to be too early. The buyers told people to "come on down!" before the flush really got going. Go figure. Like I said a while back they always pull that and stupid people always fall for the same trick. Amazing. But the situation is improving and there may be a bucket or two to be had around down there yet........The best way to know is to go check it out for yourself though......


User_Name: Sam
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 07:19 AM

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The burns are SOUTH of Roseburg, not west.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 07:04 AM

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Spinner chicks, I was down there last sat and hiked through all three burn areas scouting them out. I've done that every weekend for the last four weeks actually. I am heading down again right now. Hey whats up with the painting the ugly picture stuff? It sure seems like someone don't want other people going down to s Oregon areas doesn't it?


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 12:53 AM

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Just out of curiosity Kyle Reese (or another picker). Have you ever personally picked more than a bucket of morels in any burn located west of Roseburg, Oregon? The constant talk and weather reports posted here concering those burns appears to come from east coasters, or n00bs not in the know. How many times have we heard thar someone was headed there for the weekend, and no results posted? It's a trap. The Yukon is at least realistic (provided the fires are real). But even that won't end a world shortage of morels. I'd easily predict that no one will earn beans in western oregon on morel mushrooms this year. Why anyone would predict low prices with the data availble is beyond me? Maybe they know about low quality morels out of Pakistan or something? Anyone predicting low prices please explain your logic. Instead of just vague comments predicting you getting rich buying low.


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 11:55 PM

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It looked good to me! With all the fires on Modis I would be rich! I checked bc news stories to track the fires that were not on the ministry of forest 10ha and bigger list. It looked like a decent fire, was in Kimberly, close to town. No news stories about the fire, same with every fire I checked. Quesnal, Vanderhoof and Kimberly. You might not be wrong. I just couldn't find any local news story to back it up. Does any one have any info on the above mentioned locations. Hey! Thank for the response Yukonguy!


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 10:32 PM

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looks like not many fires in bc last year so maybe the yukon is it ... hoping i can get there and then get on some good picking ... not very experienced with morels and freely admit it but have picked them and after all they are mushrooms...how hard can it be........ good compass , good boots, bear spray , bug dope , and a backtraker and maybe a few other accessories and a ton of work done between now and then ...maybe just maybe


User_Name: Spinner Chicks
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 09:48 PM

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Kyle, when was the last time you went to the burned areas? did you go to the one east of tiller? Did you find much? I hope you don't mind my asking but I'd hate to waste a trip, its a little farther for me than it is for you. Thx


User_Name: yukonguy112451
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 09:24 PM

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Modis not reliable???? I've been using Modis data to locate burns in place and time of burn for a long time and have always found their products to be accurate...in fact I worked in fire management for a federal agency in the north and Modis data formed the basis (a few years ago now) for their fire mapping program. A good friend was the geomatics specialist with a territorial fire management agency and they, likewise, based a lot of their mapping and analysis on data gleaned from Modis. So I am surprised to hear that the information that I have found on last years burn history in BC may not be correct....embarrased since I have shared it on this board. I wonder what could be the cause for this confusion since, clearly the Modis history for last falls indicates fires in the areas that I shared on this board. My apologies if I have distributed misinformation.


User_Name: Kyle Reese
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 08:16 PM

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Hey dudes the three main burn areas in southern Oregon aren't toast. They needed rain real bad but haven't totally dryed up all that much and I expect with some good rain will really start pumping out the morels pretty soon. I live in roseburg so have ran down a few times lately to check the progress.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:41 PM

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Hey people I just checked the weather for western Oregon and they've just this evening up'd the likelihood of rain Down around the burn areas all next week. Woo Hoo!! I know where I'm going for sure now!


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:10 PM

Messages

most of those fires don't exist. I don't know why they showed up. the one in north of vanderhoof is not there. There are a few fires in bc not a lot, most of the bigger ones are inaccessible to the average picker (chopper, Boat.)


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:29 PM

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And if you check the weather report you will find all next week is supposed to rain more or less on the west side of the Or cascades. So maybe there will be some good pickin down that way after all.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:26 PM

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Fwb - I've gathered morels down that way for over 40 years and I can tell you the naturals, blacks do come heavy some years. But I haven't been down there for a while so I don't know exactly how the weather is right now.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:18 PM

Messages

Anybody claiming "record prices" is counting chickenz before they hatch


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 06:14 PM

Messages

Thanks for all the info on the yukon and up north. My crew and I are looking forward to going. Look forward to the the great time up there.


User_Name: fwb
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 05:31 PM

Messages

Ya it's a little early yet to declare the season totally dead in s Oregon. The burned areas or some of it anyway might be toast but I've done quite well for naturals in may down around Ashland - at higher elevations. We shall see what next weeks weather brings!


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 05:26 PM

Messages

I'm using Modis Active Fire Detections...Oct 31, 2013....shows a fairly good sized burn crossing the highway between Vanderhoof and Ft. St. James about 1/3 of the way up.....still active on Oct 31.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 03:02 PM

Messages

I was down at the s. Oregon burns last weekend and found the area to be producing some but just dying for a little rain. Now that we've had that I'll ben heading back down with a small group. There is still tons of ground down around there at the higher elevations that will produce, particularly if we get some more rain which is forecast for several days next week. Morels are sneaky but so are us pros.


User_Name: forest walker
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 01:36 PM

Messages

I cant find any fire north of vanderhoof on the list what is the exact ha. Thanks Yukonguy


User_Name: yukonguy
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 11:18 AM

Messages

Yessir, looks like Yukon is the place to be this June. Good potential for picking all the way north from the lower mainland with burns near Ashcroft Clearwater Likely Hibson ...a big one on the highway north of Vanderhoof and some possibilities along the Stewart Cassiar north of Kitwanga it looks like potential for starting out mid May for a long, profitable trip north.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 10:13 AM

Messages

Maybe the rain that fell yesterday down in the burns will help out. Higher elevations even got a dusting of snow so it really isn't time yet across a lot of areas.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 08:24 AM

Messages

To be clear, i have little sympathy for crack heads. Choices!!!


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 08:22 AM

Messages

Yes i was not serious about the crack comment... But it makes a point.... Stay home and cry in your beer or try to make something of your time. Either way the Yukon is a fantastic place with or without mushrooms. What kills me is some hide behind an alias and spout negativity yet talk like they know something, yet everything they say means nothing as long as they cant back it up with a real name. I feel for the souther pickers this yr yes.... But the reverse has been the normal for a number of yrs for the most part. We have not had so many fires to work for some time. Ive worked with randy (kingmorel) for many yrs and have not seen many fires that never produced in the yukon. BC and southern fires are much more weather sensitive... If you have northern experience then you know that. Long days, permafrost melt, unmodified forests (drainage melts wick moisture slowly) you do need to know your stuff though but thats where good buyers come in, some have said buyers are redundant, well thats about the dumbest thing ive heard in years. More buyers mean higher prices... Simply as that. There are few that can fund their own season and need to sell some mushroom to fund their nxt week. Maybe things will pick up south of 49 for you guys.... Its still fairly early yet. Full buckets to you all.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:53 AM

Messages

Lol! Hey good to go I will assume your advice to others to "stay home and smoke crack" was intended to illicit a response and you were joking......I guess that is sort of funny. Unless you have crack addiction issues. As far as the rest of this mornings comments goes - I find it telling that as the season down south (Oregon) has, well, gone south, someone wants to shift the discussion to Yukon. Which may be nice for a few people up there, or not, as we don't actually know if it will produce, but isn't of any value to anybody elsewhere.


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:37 AM

Messages

We're heading up there. Can't wait to go. From what we here snow is melting fast.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:35 AM

Messages

Ts. Let me get this right. You are going to go north to break even? Im sure you will do well when just one bucket of morels is about 150 bucks... Im a little concerned about you. You say you are comfortable in the back country but you cant find permafrost. Or maybe you are just trying to scare off any competition? You are right though... Most will need a buyer this yr to help fund access. I hear Boomer is putting a crew together and other buyers are planning right now, im betting they are not thinking negative and are bitting the bit to get going. They will do well. One ther thing you got right... There is never a guarantee in the patch.... You got to be smart and work your butt off.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Time: 07:20 AM

Messages

8 fires in the Yukon that are not hard to get to.... Lots of float planes, choppers in the yukon. Some cry like puppies and post nothing but negativity. Most of the pros know what a opportunity this year is, record prices, lots of fires. North of 60 is less dependant on weather and yes there is still lots of perma frost in the Yukon... Plus lots of snow this winter and a later melt. Yukon is not for some of you... It takes a little toughness to be successful. Cry all you want... Maybe stay home and smoke crack while others pick the mushrooms.


User_Name: fwb
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 01:23 PM

Messages

Boy there sure is a lot of bogus reports of morel finds around the country and people pushing their idea......Some websites have these "reports of finds" along with no photos....what proof is that? I think the season is almost a total bust at this point in a lot of places that were expected to produce big time. So now what? Everybody and their sister has staked their hopes on a big Canada harvest? Wow. That's really desperate.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 12:04 PM

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jmugs.......why on earth would you not want them? They are so tasty! Anyways, where are you located? I am in SW Washington.


User_Name: jmugs
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 09:37 AM

Messages

Just wondering if anyone is interested in some Morels we have growing in our yard?


User_Name: ts
Date: Tuesday April 15, 2014
Time: 09:02 AM

Messages

Dispelling kingmorel's misinformation RE: Yukon Plenty of fires for everybody - yes, if you have a float plane/helicopter. Access is extremely limited for the most part. Yukon produces regardless of weather - wrong. If you were there two years ago you would have learned this. Permafrost melt - due to warming is becoming less and less of a factor as it is much deeper than it used to be. I'll likely be heading up there because I have the experience and am comfortable with true backcountry. But, I go just hoping to break even and anything else is a bonus. The Yukon will be a difficult pick this year. There are NO guarantees in the patch.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 06:53 PM

Messages

I always liked waiting for the greenies cuz they love the dried out ridges and just about every one else is gone elsewhere.


User_Name: InTheWoods
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 12:29 PM

Messages

We've got a bunch of buttons coming up. Plenty wet out this way.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 11:34 AM

Messages

The burns dry up and that's it, there WILL NOT be a season in those burns. An experienced picker knows this....


User_Name: Marin
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 11:13 AM

Messages

It's still to early to believe there won't be a season, rain will kick start it when ever it comes. Washington picker!


User_Name: fwb
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 08:38 AM

Messages

It looks like Vern was right on in his call last month - No rain coming to the burns and it's very late now, although the weather forecast has been predicting rain for over a week the likelihood of that coming to save the season for the burn pickers keeps shrinking.


User_Name: chuck8888
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 09:48 PM

Messages

oregonman google mushroom company in chico ca give them a call maybe they can help ;-))))))))


User_Name: A"
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:41 PM

Messages

Hay Alice are you and the wabbet doing anygood


User_Name: oregonman
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:38 PM

Messages

Any buyer in the fresno area. Or in susanville. Have morels but no buyer. Thanks


User_Name: another picker
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 11:41 AM

Messages

Picked NWT and there was lots of traps still set in june so they aren't always pulled by breakup.I almost stepped on one and had to set it off there was lots there.Ran into some in the Yukon a few years back as well that was in july they were still set.We did get land use permits in the dawson area but there isn't to many native pickers in that area so it wasn't a problem.Other areas that have a lot of native pickers of course don't like the competition regardless of a permit or not .Blue river B.c was like that Natives from Yukon claimed to own the fire even though it was in B.C they threatened people and said they couldn't walk on their supposed trails but were mostly just bluff some people did have stuff stolen though but than can happen anywhere in the bush and not necessarily natives.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 10:32 AM

Messages

Most traps are already pulled by breakup... If the traps got burned then the metal looses its temper and for the most part not dangerous. There would be more threat from wolves and other critters.... Out of respect to other pickers its always best to have your pets under control.


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:17 AM

Messages

Thanks for the info. Especially on the trap line. Hate for my pooch to run into trouble.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Time: 11:10 AM

Messages

Yukon bands can issue land use permits now... Just like forestry. In the yukon we have not had issues per say over land use with pickers, in the past anyways.


User_Name: picker
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Time: 08:31 AM

Messages

Giggly of course there is problems it's there land.There was also a lot of theft in certain areas so best not to leave your camp unattended .Also there are traplines so watch out especially if you have dogs running loose


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Wednesday April 09, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

Messages

Is there any problem picking mushrooms on native land areas in the yukon?


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Time: 03:53 PM

Messages

Ya, the season so far has tripped up some people. They headed out for the burns only to find it isn't time yet. After walking for days and miles in the really steep hilly terrain that nearly all of that area is, they find they were too early. Then, when the time is right I head out and bum rush them right on schedule, once we've had some good rain, which is coming next week! Nature is just full of tricks to play on those who are impatient/greedy! LOL!


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Time: 08:28 AM

Messages

Boy it sure is drying up fast in S Oregon burns. I'm still hoping for rain but there is none in the forecast. You all may remember what I said in my comments a while back - Pick and dry your morels. If we don't get some rain everybody will be scrambling to get what they can and the prices for dried can really go up if the weather turns out to be not so good in a lot of areas that were expected to produce big crops. As far as this Yukon thing goes you guys are talking about, I have never been there but it's not a good idea to "bank" on a big season there either, if the weather doesn't cooperate it wont happen it's just that simple. Notwithstanding the comments by some people insisting "the weather doesn't matter". Lol.


User_Name: Mel
Date: Monday April 07, 2014
Time: 04:33 PM

Messages

Where dose the mushroom, start of the Hat Creek or susanville mushroom picking?


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday April 06, 2014
Time: 06:36 AM

Messages

Barely any morels showing up on ebay or craigslist. Oregon mushroom has them available on pre-order. So I guess that means they don't have any?? I have heard of lower elevations in Wa giving up some tho.......


User_Name: just another picker
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 06:08 PM

Messages

any time ive gone to the gukon lol for those oldtimers carmack hightest and conyack lol we have always made money not once have I came back broke have come back tired and skinny from hiking but always have made good cash


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 01:56 PM

Messages

Any thoughts on pacific rim mushrooms as a buyer


User_Name: olivi
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 11:47 AM

Messages

I remember the day. It rained most the day on a burn outside Dawson city. We didn't pick, and made it a day to relax and resupply. That evening it cleared off,and I picked all night into the morning. Only in the far north can you do that. Anyone committing to a buyer up there, might be making a good call. It is remote picking and someone with knowhow could save you a lot of wasted time. If you do go up there, it'll be an adventure you'll never forget. Most likely.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 09:45 AM

Messages

Randy, sounds like your a Rock Star. You will have no trouble getting a crew together. Well you probably have them all picked out now anyhow. Have a great pick..... River pick, maybe?? Some nice looking areas.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 09:40 AM

Messages

Went to the Yukon a few years back.... I have a diesel truck that gets in the neighbourhood of 25 miles per gallon... Pulling my trailer about 16 mpg.... So as to cost.... by the time I returned home in the lower part of B.C. I had rung up a fuel bill of $2500.........just saying. Food, lodging, ferry fares, all extra.... And then no guarantees of a crop. The up side--------- We had a great trip. Oh and I had a budget of $4000. DO NOT go with any expectations, unless you can afford to lose a 'possible' large wad of cash.... wait for the Greenies there the best.


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 06:34 AM

Messages

Looking forward to getting there and meeting Randy. Sounds like the guy to know. Going to be a good time. Nothing comes easy. Listening is learning that's what I am into.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 09:00 PM

Messages

I will be going to the Yukon and will add that it costs money to make money. I can say that if you go with Randy you will be in great hands and if you work hard and listen to the advice you will make great money. If you know it all and don't want to listen best to stay home. The Yukon is no place for Pansies or roadside pickers afraid of the bush.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 07:47 PM

Messages

Can't wait to go


User_Name: just another buyer
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 06:25 PM

Messages

I have gone through the maps...been to the Yukon many times....price of gas...no access and a lot of swamper skeg...float planes heli and dry shows....do your research....plan to fail....have enough money to get home....and be qualified to be isolated in the woods without being injured (no medical help) or lost......if all that is good the trip is priceless


User_Name: Alice and the Wabbit
Date: Monday March 31, 2014
Time: 05:14 PM

Messages

Some of you may remember Alice in the rabbit well she's back in that rabbit as well. Alice wants to remind you all to stay away from the wabbits Easter eggs o yes Andy you remember just to let you all know she'll be back posting real soon Honda mini morale Easter eggs ta ta Tigger would say


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Monday March 31, 2014
Time: 01:01 PM

Messages

Anyone blow in the states need's a passport so you don't need to worry about a rush from us to the Yukon.


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Monday March 31, 2014
Time: 08:35 AM

Messages

Just wondering how much hassle it is for people from the lower 48 to get to the Yukon these days? Do you need a passport or what?


User_Name: wild side
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 07:17 PM

Messages

after some experience in general harvesting becomes easy, its the selling that counts. adventure then for personel consumption followed by economics. regardless, have fun out there.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 05:34 PM

Messages

Some of you if not most have not been on this board more years then Kingmorel our I and a hand full of other's. If I had the time I would go with Ready and film his story on his experience and his adventures and show the many mushroom adventures of the Yukon by Randy Mitchum and a guide that you can trust and totally believe in. just saying you're far away from all the roadside Pickers and a story to tell your grandchildren on the adventures you had in the Yukon and the mini morels you thought you would never see filling the ground like a carpet you would be so tired of just picking picking picking picking. g


User_Name: Mushroom Freak
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 01:33 PM

Messages

I think this Yukon thing has kind of been hyped up too much. There's no guarantees. Plus the people up in that area already know about this and know the area. Between that and the iffy weather situation it's a major disadvantage. I remember some years ago a mushroom buyer in Or had big dreams and was making all kinds of plans for cleaning up on fire morelsright up around there and it sure didn't work out that way.


User_Name: 112451
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 07:52 AM

Messages

I don't think putting all your hope in a big season in the Yukon is such a great idea. Usually I take the contrarian view on things when everybody is all whopped up about something. Banking on it to be really a really, big harvest could be a recipe for disappointment.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 06:22 AM

Messages

I don't see many ads on craigslist offering morels for sale yet. Ebay either mostly dried ones.


User_Name: fisherboy
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 11:14 PM

Messages

I agree with you Mad Morel....His reputation speaks for its self...beyond reproach....


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 10:55 PM

Messages

If you are thinking of the yukonn with kingmorel you woyld be in good company. Look him up on Facebook Randy meet him And find out more about what he's like A good man to take adventure with.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 12:35 PM

Messages

Thanks for the good advice. I have been in some tough spots before navigating the back country is not a problem for me. I just don't like pissing people off by walking into somebodys lively hood and pretending I know what I am doing. As far as being off the back country I can bet most would have a hard time keeping up to me. In fact in my life people have trusted me with there lives literally in some harsh conditions. I don't need to do this. I want to do it. So I will. I just like doing things the right way and as you guys are saying I guess there's a lot off people willing to jerk a person around and not be honest. I will watch for that. Thanks again for all the advise.


User_Name: Mushroom Freak
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 08:06 AM

Messages

Uh Ya that Yukon deal is NOT for greenhorns. Unless maybe guided by a genuine outdoorsman.


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 07:31 AM

Messages

Another word of caution some buyers can full us pickers full of hot air and dollar signs and we get up there trapped and alone. If you are an inflated picker its best to deflat before and not after


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 07:15 AM

Messages

If you see it only as an adventure and you got the money and know how to back you up then I say go for it


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 07:10 AM

Messages

I know all about nightmares a few years back I gave up alot to go to the Yukon came back broke but still alive at least


User_Name: Scout Kirby
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 06:20 AM

Messages

Take care tenderfoot that your great spring adventure doesn't become a nightmare. Be prepared.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM

Messages

Thanks for all the great tips. Look forward to my great spring adventure.


User_Name: littlemama2044
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 03:56 PM

Messages

I have fresh and dried moral mushrooms for sale. I am located in Skagit County,WA. My E-mail is littlemama2044@msn.com and I can also be reached by phone (360)840-0254. Hope all have a great mushroom season!!!


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 02:28 PM

Messages

I hear tell somebody is pickin earlies in the rogue valley....I think it's time for a road trip to have a look see.....


User_Name: Ron
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 11:54 AM

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Anybody can buy morels. If they have some working capital that is....10,000 pounds x 10.00 a pound 100 grand invested. With a little effort you will get a return worth your time. Especially in an investment world like the one we're in now, where stocks real estate even precious metals are ready for a dip or worse..... Allright now, lets hear all about how you need a license and insurance bla bla bla (complaints from other buyers who would prefer people don't do this)


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 10:23 AM

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Oh I forgot hey Vern, I know exactly what you mean. The first 8 years of my life were spent i the country being raised by just such people, my patents. But then we moved back to the city, they got divorced, and turned into money grubbing yuppies, in the 80's. Lol!


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 10:19 AM

Messages

Some field buyers really are working for themselves so when they tell you its not them "its the company" that sets the price they're lying. Know your buyer. If they try to cheat you sell somewhere else. Some buyers are actually affluent non-mushroom people. Theyre not poor saps and never were pickers. In other words they are investing just like they would in anything else, and looking for a return on their money.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 11:22 PM

Messages

If you happen to see my posting late at night don't think that I'am not out picking becauce I'am and I do post what I pick that day with photos on face book. Augustmoon1788@facebook.com


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 11:08 PM

Messages

Ron, I find my mushrooms at Fred Meters and safeway.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 11:01 PM

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Woody, Just li ke to say to you, Welcome home brother and thank you for your service..........Augustmoon1788


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 08:32 PM

Messages

No Chuck, I'm not here to give out personal information to people trying to scam online. I'm not looking to be the next prince of Nigeria either. If you want to know who I am, ask matsiman or any of the people he has given admin privileges to. This board reads like a sad long running joke. I guess $65 a dried pound is the new punch line.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 08:10 PM

Messages

Michonne, I see you are the person to bring dried Morels to in August. Can you post contact info for us all seeing you aren't all talk....


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:55 PM

Messages

My email is rancostone@yahoo.ca Or you can get ahold of me at 250-589-4749


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:40 PM

Messages

Anybody offering less than three digits for a pound of quality dried morels is either pulling your leg or trying to scam you. Especially this year. In fact $100 a pound is so low, that I doubt anyone would actually offer that price face to face. Unless they bought you a helicopter ride, and truly did pay for everything


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

Messages

I might be able to show you the ropes. I have picked for many years what is your contact info


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:02 PM

Messages

I am not afraid of bugs or hard work. Any body that gets to know me knows me as a go getter and a team player. I pick mushrooms here on vancouver island for myself and just enjoy getting in the woods and finding them. I am not fooling myself to think its easy I know it's not. But like anything else if someone dosent show you something and your not humble enuf to learn your not going to know much. I just would like to try picking somewhere for a bit and was looking for somebody that might want a partner in bc for a trip.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 03:59 PM

Messages

Hey Fwb; I like that, "a pack of morel wolves" I know how this is gonna sound, like one of the old guy "back in the day" stories but I really did used to belong to a pack of morel wolves, and boy did we have the woods all to ourselves. No buyers then and you really had to know your shrooms, no books really or internet to guide you. One bad mushroom and you could be in for a hard trip or worse! Aminatas were risky....Lol.. It started in the early 70's and we dried them and sold them at Saturday markets and country fairs, along with all kinds of crafty things we made, a lot of us were very crafty when we were young. Lots of good art and music came from our time as you probably already know. As well as some not so good. We made ok money doing it too, not lots but we had what we needed. That was back in the Hippy days of 1972 -1976 We though it would be cool to live off the land and we found out how much work it really was. We grew good weed, had a huge veggie garden, canned and dried all kinds of foods, traded with the neighbors for beef and other stuff. Looking back it was a good time, a happy time. Then more kids came along and we needed more money than we could get so I broke down and went crawling back to the family business. Boy I hated that but we had a lot more money. Anyway, just another story. There's a lot you wouldn't know about us looking at us now as old folks, but we were really "the shit" once upon a time. I know it sounds corny now but we've stayed true to that creed over the years while many others sold out to the system and bought into the rat race life.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 03:49 PM

Messages

If I was a mushroom buyer I would be putting up a lot of my own cash or investors money with financial risk. There is a fair price and there are too many shitty pickers who pick and expect the buyer to pay for everything. I will likely be interested in buying quality dried this year for sixty five/seventy dollars a pound in August. chuckwpearson@yahoo.com


User_Name: ALL THAT...(AND A BAG O CHIPS)
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 02:54 PM

Messages

If I was a mushroom field buyer I'd know just how to get people to sell me they're mushrooms. I'd be nice and friendly and respectful and considerate and pay fair prices. I wouldn't try to bs them or tell wild stories about why I pay so cheap. Then people would sell me the mushrooms. Then I'd make money too. I would never let personal issues or opinion get in the way of good business. Whats so hard about that?


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 02:35 PM

Messages

Hey dudes that's how I got the nickname Iron Mike. Three years in a row I competed in Hawaii. But that was a while ago and these days I go after mushrooms at my own pace. We'll do alright, wifey and me. She was a marathon runner in her younger days and even in her early 40's is still pretty hardcore. We're taking vacation time to go get some morels. Might even sell a few on ebay and share some with friends and family too if they talk nice to us! LOL.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 12:53 PM

Messages

Beautiful day in my little world. Just got back from my old man walk and boy are we getting close now, the teenagers are outside starting up the season of what everybody does when their teenagers......Omg They always try to act cool like their not doin nothing when you pass by them on the trails.....Lol. But we know whats up dont we? In fact in my case, that's how I ended up with my first wife who I thought was just gonna be a practice girlfriend. More loll-ing. We used to go to Washington park at night cause her dad would have killed me if he knew. I told her the bats buzzing all around us at night were night birds. lol. Like there was such a thing! Boy girls were dumb then! Anyhow here dad got wind and she became my wife. WOOPSIE! Then when I got back from nam she decided she wanted to be somebody elses wife. Oh well, we got two really good kids out of the deal. I see the iron man tri-athlete gang is ready roll. Haha. You go dudes maybe well cross paths at a watering hole someplace. Best of luck to all the other hardcores as well. And everybody else too!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:56 AM

Messages

I don't mind telling ppl where to find mush on the internetz. And they usually find a few... While I'm in the next county cleaning house. Give ppl what they want. lol


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:30 AM

Messages

Lol is right! Who'S anybody, really? Anonomous posters passing the time chatting back and forth. That's it. Anybody who claims to be in possession of important information and wants to share it will come right out. They want you to know who they are. Why wouldn't they? Otherwise people claiming to help others find mushrooms are most likely just fishing for info themselves. Don't tell anybody where you finding your mushrooms in any public forum. OR very likely by the next day a crew of pros will be there and clean it out. KEEP YOU MOUTH SHUT ABOUT SPECIFIC PLACES WHERE YOUR FINDING MUSHROOMS!!!!!!


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:09 AM

Messages

Yeah, You never get any info you can actually use if your waiting for someone to drop you a line on a message board. Hey mtn morels the 80's called and they want they're analysis model back. Lol.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:54 AM

Messages

Wow, somebody has issues. Pretty soon we'll all know who's out getting the morels and who isn't because the ones who aren't will be sitting around posting messages and fishing for information on the boards.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:50 AM

Messages

Fwb, don't worry about it. It's above your pay grade. You are just figuring out that the internet is not the best place to get you picking info. Baby steps. lol


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:42 AM

Messages

Nothing you just said makes any sense. None. High priced driers? Compared to what? Nonsense!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:38 AM

Messages

I may be wrong but I don't think we will see high prices like last year. It looked like somebody had a tough time unloading all those hi priced driers over the winter and fires are more spread out this year instead of everybody in one place scrambling to find space with their big egos getting in the way.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:31 AM

Messages

Unless your harvesting mushrooms where there is a good pop happening or your in contact with someone who is you probably wont hear a thing about it till it's well under way or over. Waiting for somebody else, random people on chat boards etc..to drop you the news that its time to go here or there is just not good because you'll always be late to the party. For most people that means nothing left for them because the pros have already systematically cleaned out the best area and that doesn't take long. At best then you have to wait for another pop and get what you can before a pack of morel wolves hits again. That's why there is so much fishing for information on the internet.


User_Name: john
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 09:30 PM

Messages

Have been a logger and it's true most people think it's easy but not true the bugs can eat u alive and the wind fallen trees


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 07:51 PM

Messages

Trust me you will have earned what you pick. This isn't for everyone. I have seen people freak out after seeing bears, too many mosquitoes, getting lost, getting hurt. If one isn't comfortable spending a night or two alone with only the wild you're not meant to do a hard core fly in into the Yukon. Just words of caution.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:59 PM

Messages

Be willing to give a percentage of my earnings for someone to show me the ropes.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:42 PM

Messages

I live in bc. I have lots of energy and would like to go picking. Would like go picking this spring.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:32 PM

Messages

I know Randy aka Morel King very well and have never heard of the likes of Cookie or Rover. I have had several 100 pound plus days of Morel picking (225 lbs on my best three trip day)because I went out with Randy and learned everything he was willing to teach. Dissing "The Man" only shows how little you know about picking. If you have the time and ambition you can make damn good money with Randy. if you have any questions as to my identity call me. 780 974 4940 Damn long winter.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 05:23 PM

Messages

I see some heavy rain coming to u-know-where....could this be a "perfect storm" for morels? Hey Cookie -- Your a hard man. You know that right?


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 04:54 PM

Messages

I would like to go picking morels. Are there any opportunities to team up.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 04:31 PM

Messages

Plenty of rain. Snow down low also and cold where it matters so needs to warm up some I think. I dotn think it's quite time yet but soon hang in there everybody. Pretty soon we'll all be stuffed full of morels and sick of them at least for a day or two. Lol!


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 04:25 PM

Messages

Well I still need one or maybe too. The rain has started where I need it so Im not freaking out so much but it's easier for me to sell to a field buyer than ebay or craigslist. It's too far from down here to deliver small quantities to say Portland. As long as their fair with me I don't mind selling to one. But we're a two horse outfit me and the old man.


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 03:43 PM

Messages

For one thing the buyers I knew and dealt with when I was young and tender in this game are all gone now, died or retired. Whats left is a different breed. Often they're greedy and disrespectful, abusive, and cheap. No respect for the pickers, treating them like their personal property or worse. Not all are that way but enough that I wouldn't have them or their kind around let alone sell my mushrooms to them. Looking back now, the coming of the internet in every home was really the beginning of the end of the old business model for selling, where you used to almost have to get hooked with a field buyer.


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 03:32 PM

Messages

I bet half of the mushrooms that leave a burn do so by some other mode of transpo than a field buyers truck. I cant tell you how many stuffed full pick up and van loads of morels we've picked and hauled off burns in the last 10 yrs, of and on. We only do good burns in good seasons though. Just drivin' right past the field buyer with that big ol smile feels so right..


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 01:36 PM

Messages

Hey kingmorel.... Awesome season right back at you. You must be getting old cause there was a time you would not have kept your cool when talked down to, affronted.... Etc. you stated the facts. You know i can outpick you now lol see you in the patch or if you come back into Terrace.


User_Name: Hung Seng
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 01:27 PM

Messages

I miss the survey? Oh mg! I have two fish head and one rice for my meal. Then good to go!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 09:58 AM

Messages

What if you were the person who was providing the capital for investment in a morel mushroom buying endeavor? I'd throw that dude out on his keester so fast it would make his heard spin. Why? Because he's bad for my money that's why.


User_Name: Sam I Am
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 08:49 AM

Messages

I'd just like to say that After the bizarre rant we just saw here over the last two days and how some buyers talk about other people and treat them, I would never sell mushrooms to or deal with these kind of people under any circumstances. I see now very clearly why my professional friends don't either.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 08:07 AM

Messages

Hay everyone thanks for participating in my survey! I kinda like the bloody mary/puff one but think that will be lunch, not breakfast.


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 07:24 AM

Messages

Yes the one thing we can count on is there is never a for sure in this bizz... supply and demand..... Right now we have aggressive demand and little supply.... Has anybody seen anything to quench demand? Last yr with the miswest having a bumper natural flush we all expected prices to fall but that never happened. With all the fires up north buyers better have very deep pockets... Either way i hope EVERYONE has a awesome season


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:28 AM

Messages

I hear ya. People are going around saying 70 is the new 40 or 60 is the new 40 but that isn't so and we all know it. I've lived another 45 years longer than some of my buds who didn't come back from nam and the person I was when went there never came back. But one thing I do know is after a while I was a better person athen I was before and have never spent a day since feeling sorry for myself. Go look for some mushrooms and feel better about life and other people.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 03:06 AM

Messages

I wouldn't count on pricing being the same this year for dried morels... unless you have a contract


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 12:29 AM

Messages

Boletus joe.... Im in kitwanga for another week or more... Will be in CR by the 8th... Still have a place back east but will prob move back to the island late fall... Yes the season up north should prove very interesting with such high prices..... Too bad you cant make it....


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:45 PM

Messages

Andy And the golden finger


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:32 PM

Messages

What you take to be called an old man someone with knowledge experience wisdom or someone that's just so old that they fart dust are someone that's a couch potato that's too fat and lazy to get out there and do it himself. I don't need to stick up for Randy Randy I know Randy can take care of himself so can Randy with that golden finger


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:07 PM

Messages

I like to believe I'm not old Just older And some are wiser. Randy are you farting dust yet if you are getting your old but that's not what I hear about you you're one tough cookie and you know your stuff we've been friends on this board for many years now and a new person comes on here and thinks you're just one of them Joe has a lot to learn. its obvious they don't know much about you and what you know. I do believe it's not how old you are is what you can do and have some young whippersnapper thinks he can out do you let's let him try. if they can go into a fire 12 miles round trip and carry out 70 pounds in three trips then I'll take my hat off to them but I don't think they can you've been an icon on this site for quite a few years even though you're not on it everyday you're out working the field more than I can say for those who are on here daily bitchin I like to join you if I can my offer still stands if I can do so put it together would you be game for it remember its reality keep that finger on the trigger and E you're not old either and John glad to see you back on the board give me a ring a ding if you got time made her mad Morello


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 PM

Messages

I like to believe I'm not old Just older And some are wiser. Randy are you farting dust yet if you are getting your old but that's not what I hear about you you're one tough cookie and you know your stuff we've been friends on this board for many years now and a new person comes on here and thinks you're just one of them Joe has a lot to learn. its obvious Slipknot been on here very long


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:37 PM

Messages

Vern.... I dont want those pickers on my team... They are just trouble..... Lots of pickers out there with the right attitude to do well.... But ty anyways. What you dont understand is some of the posters are not who they seem to be.... In other words they are buyers or pickers for other those buyers... Just causing BS


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:37 PM

Messages

Vern.... I dont want those pickers on my team... They are just trouble..... Lots of pickers out there with the right attitude to do well.... But ty anyways. What you dont understand is some of the posters are not who they seem to be.... In other words they are buyers or pickers for other those buyers... Just causing BS


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 05:47 PM

Messages

Hey I mention this every season but you other geezers be sure to let somebody know where your going in case you get tangled up somehow. That way they can find you. I don't get lost, but who knows, I might keel over. Lol!!


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 05:43 PM

Messages

Is it time to go yet? People are getting antsy....My wife is getting tired of me hangin around. She always likes me better after I come home after a day or two in the wilds. I cant stand to sit and wait for anything and we've been waiting all winter! There. Another old guy bitchin. Hey it's none of my business there mr kingsmorel but it don't seem to me like your helping your case any here talking trash about the very people you need to get your mushrooms for you...And the ones you will (hopefully) make all your money off. Bad for business I say. hey I'd take a hot young lady mushroom hunting too, if I was 30 years younger, but I aint got as much steam as I used to, different phase of life now you know.


User_Name: olivi
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 02:28 PM

Messages

Round trip flight -Vancouver, Whitehorse 340.00 cd


User_Name: rover
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 01:12 PM

Messages

check out law of the Yukon a poem by Robert service he has some great stuff on the Yukon.


User_Name: Sugarbaby
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:51 AM

Messages

Kim your awesome i love you and thanks! tell nick i'll be there.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:28 AM

Messages

real pickers would give their best patches to the elderly out of respect.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 10:56 AM

Messages

Kim, Boy are you right. Being old and beat up isn't fun. Happy picking to those of all ages. Matsiman


User_Name: Jack
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 10:36 AM

Messages

Ya I get old dudes don't like being old but what are you gonna do. One here just whines continuously omg shut the hell up already.


User_Name: frederick
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:38 AM

Messages

oldtimers and youndsters being in my prime can pack 90 lbs for km,s through windfall rivers devils gorges lol most of ya should aviod carmacks since 20 of us terrace picks are gona clean the front then the middle from inside the burn just like the old days lol


User_Name: Woody
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:14 AM

Messages

Everybody better respect each other. Including the people who support our "old folks world" and fight our wars and pay our social security and care for us now and when we are at the end of life. And yes pick our mushrooms. We sure as hell cant do it ourselves anymore. LOL. You do know the libertarians want to get rid of social security and the young are still supporting it. Don't piss them off too much...Just sayin.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:56 AM

Messages

Hello Randy.... are you still out east, or are you back in C.R. Sounds like you have heard the Yukon call again. I would really love to go back that way again this spring. But life seems to have other plans.... Well I can dream. Looks like it is shaping up to be one hell of a year up there, fire wise and market wise. -------- What is all this 'ol guy shit. Your as old as you feel. and when you can't feel any more then you old. Sure miss Haida Gwaii, had some fun times up there. and of course the Yukon, only went the one time, but it really left a mark on me.... My Dad was up there in 1951 and he never stopped talking about it..... that was before paved roads and jet planes...... Yes a bit of respect for us old farts....lol. Andy maybe you could create another page..... for the yung'uns.....


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:48 AM

Messages

Slow down a little. The Term "Pup" is not disrespect. It simply means young, energetic and eager to live life. Wish I knew what I know now and was a "Pup". As far as "Nutty Old Folk", I respected my family elders and never thought of them as nutty. Be cool people, I may be old, but I can still use my finger on the delete button. LOL!!


User_Name: Kim
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:29 AM

Messages

Wow a lot went on around here yesterday didn't it. Missunderestimated; As far as what I eat for breakfast while I'm out mushroom hunting it's a whatever I got kind of deal. I always pack healthy yummy stuff but honestly isn't even a cup of top ramen just delicious when you've been hiking for miles and miles? Scrapping dudes: Old guys, they're SO CUTE when they're mad! Younger dudes don't be too tough on em they're not liking being old at all !


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:27 AM

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Thanks garf; Woody, mushrooms are #1 in keeping my attention but then I have the mine to worry about. Iíve kept the placer to prevent spoilage of virgin areas and only played in ones previously raped by the old timers. My protection needs to be passed down to the younger generation.


User_Name: Kim
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:09 AM

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Hey Sugarbaby! whats up girl? So you wanna try for the mushrooms huh? Ok I'll point you in the right direction and you can do the rest. My friend Nick will be at the Pine Tavern downtown wed nite for 5.00 burger nite in the lounge. Around 7 ish....I told him about a girl in bend that wants to go mushroom hunting. He's down, probably. Anyways you guys can talk and if you wanna come by my place later that's cool too. Nick is a straight up good dude and cool. The pine Tavern is a tiny place, if you've never been there and you'll know Nick as soon as you see him. He stands out in any room. See ya soon!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:47 AM

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As an old guy myself, You other old guys should have a little more respect for the people we depend on. The whole country depends on them. Not just to pick mushrooms but everything. You doctor is probably a young pup.


User_Name: Jack
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:42 AM

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Well this kind of drivel is sure to win friends and influence people. Or not. Ya I'm a young dude and looking to pick and sell my morels to somebody that sounds and acts like this. Not.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:36 AM

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Hey Andy.... nice to see you still have the board going..... no probs with these pups... im still in better shape, can still out pick and out pack most of them....... for me whats sad is they are really afraid of competition. Comments show they have little to no knowledge of the north and that they are unprepared to succeed north of 60.... their biggest deficit is their own attitude. Weather plays a small role compared to southern burns.... in fact if it gets dry then the dry ratio goes down... that would boost the grey fire morels and higher field prices.... Hope all is well with you.


User_Name: Jack
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:30 AM

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Hey old dudes: I Remember when I was very young my parents and pretty much everybody their age acting like their parents generation were nutty old folks. It's no different now. Except my parents are the old ones now. I mean get real, you didn't think you'd get out without having your turn being the nutty old folks did you?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 02:56 AM

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Hey Randy, Good to hear from ya. Yep seams like there is always somebody waiting to ambush here. "Old Timer", I'm proud to be one. Those "Pups" still have to go through what we did. Funny how you see things differently with age and experience. I was taught to respect my elders. Guess young folk aren't taught respect anymore. 30 years experience in the Yukon is an excellent source of information. Let the "Pups" bark. You can do the howling with full baskets this summer. Later, Matsiman


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 09:45 PM

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guess its a matter of who shows on the morel picking ,,, my idea is if a person isn't working at the time , is adventurous and isn't scared of hard hikes and tough pack outs then could make a little coin . To get up there and back is say 500 - 800 so theres a few days picking , then expenses while there , which isn't going to be cheap. i need to do it i think ... get in shape lol hey Vern you mentioned tri-flex ? is that stuff good for a person who has had a few injuries and is sore most mornings (and most nights) now ... hey Lobo a shout out to you ... great to see you on here and your gal has given us a few updates .... get better ...


User_Name: Sugarbaby
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 08:43 PM

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Hello, Anybody in the central Or area want to take a willing and able young lady mushroom hunting for the first time. I wont let you down!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 08:03 PM

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I can see some tightwad banking on a record season and then have it not happen that way. We just saw that last year and by the time the buyers woke up it was over.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:58 PM

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Maybe a guy could pull in some mushroom pickers off the mining crews working up there. I'd rather pick mushrooms than mine for gold.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:21 PM

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In any argument I usually side with whoever screams the loudest and most, or screams last. That's how I tell who's right. "Cut that f'n baby in half and gimme my half said one mother, no said the other" ! Inside joke.


User_Name: Ben Bizzy
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:14 PM

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Oh a survey! Ok, I usually have box lunch for breakfast when I'm camped on a burn........


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:09 PM

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Well said Randy, wish I had taken advantage of your past offers but the gold mine took too much time and now with the stroke time will tell. If you get down this way in the desert country next winter, stop in.


User_Name: Ben Bizzy
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:08 PM

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Ok I was kinda getting on one side here until.......even the weather doesn't matter because I Said. Omg


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:25 PM

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ok im done..... lol got to get back to work. All you young pups try to catch some smarts and quit being retarded.... high prices with lots of burns means awesome season good weather or not. FACT: for the last 30 yrs that's how it is in the Yukon....


User_Name: curious
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:19 PM

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The board is hot once again!! lol


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:16 PM

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Speaking of grannies, im one now and looking to get back in the patch to make some money, sounds like the perfect time.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:12 PM

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what is with this old timer shit..... rotflmao.... im not even wound up yet... if you knew me you would know that..... stick around awhile and ill show you puppies wound up......


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:05 PM

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lol Pineking..... lol you bet... somebody needs to call such negative bullshit that's being spread on here.... and you know as I do that they plan to be in the Yukon to pick........ lots of fires for everyone this yr. Im a picker first so I will always do what I can for pickers... Vancouver sets the prices not the field buyers but im hearing we will have record high prices and I can believe that after last yr.... nice to see you still around...


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:01 PM

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Easy there old timer.....don't get your self all twisted and end up in the happy hunting grounds over a little spat!


User_Name: Pineking
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:57 PM

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rofl...sounds like you`re warming things up here Randy...Good for you...lol


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:57 PM

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Ron have you ever picked in the Yukon or Alaska? Do you know about permafrost melt? Weather plays a much bigger role south of 60 but not as much in the Yukon... that's why most pros will be in the Yukon this season..... love Mexican food btw...


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:53 PM

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https://www.facebook.com/MarchandRandy


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:50 PM

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Oh geez I forgot; I like any kind of Mexican food for breakfast when I'm camped out mushroom hunting and I make the best! Often it's leftover from the night before.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:48 PM

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Wow that was a mouthful. I guess he disagrees with a couple people huh! One thing I know is mushroom buyers are eternal optimists and forever predicting a fantastic season and pickers - be sure to bring your mushrooms to them and, ALL buyers are that way. But of course the weather (nature) decides what kind of season anybody, anywhere will have, not the buyers.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:25 PM

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A 70 yr old granny could pick two buckets of morels on a Yukon burn roadside..... that's about 30 lbs...at todays prices that's over 300 bucks.... many of the pickers ive helped in the past out pick many pros.... its about knowhow and where to pick.... maybe ROVER is afraid a GRANNY will show him up.... nevermind youngsters that are full of get up and go...Don't let a dim witted negative self serving picker who thinks he is a pro fill you full of doubt. Over the years the average picker on a burn picks between 35 to 70 lbs ($420-$840) many will have weeks of over 100lb days which translates to over a grand a day... Lifestyle was mentioned... camping out in the Yukon for about 8 weeks is hard to beat... good times around the campfire and buying stations.... Even ROVER admits that.


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 04:28 PM

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Kingmorel@hotmail.com..... Yup lots of ladies man up better than some that spout negativity on this board..... That has not changed since Andy started this board. Its been over ten yrs since we had so many pickable fires in very good producing areas in the Yukon..... Dont listen to the poo poo artists.... They are just trying to keep everything for themselves.... Sad


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 04:20 PM

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Rover i could care less what you like... Ive helped thousands of new pickers over the years.... They are now pro pickers!!! Those that message me will get the info they need.... So save your BS for those that deserve it... Ive had to help many that were left on the river and elsewhere by Joe and his buyers so do your homework before you decide to start preaching. Personaly i think you are afraid of the compitition.... Shame on you! Either way say whatever im done responding to such nonsense.


User_Name: Sugarbaby
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 02:43 PM

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I want to go mushroom hunting! I'm a 26 yo female and in fabulous condition. I'm a dancer and live in Bend and have been an outdoor girl my whole life but have never been mushroom hunting and don't know anybody around here that does it. Is there anybody in my neck of the words into this?


User_Name: Rover
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 02:38 PM

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King Morel I'm to young to retire and love the lifestyle .just don't like buyers advertising for pickers and bringing in a bunch of ill prepared rookies who are led to believe they are going to make it rich.You should have enough pro pickers to sell to ya if you are paying competitive prices .Pro's will find out what others are paying and keep your company honest .Some companies like the secluded picks so they don't have to coin up to what other companies with competition are paying King morel with all your expertise you know that's a fact.We all work hard picking and everyone deserves top dollar


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 11:48 AM

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When it comes to food for breakfast while mushroom hunting mine have changed over the years. I used to think bacon and eggs was good but then learned the fat is bad as well as loads you up with the wrong thing. So I started eating sandwiches on whole wheat bread. Real ingredients, not that lunch meat kind of crap, roast beek, chicken etc is good. Also taking the GNC Vitapak Mens vitamins as well as Tri-Flex. I'm always just trying to hang for one more season, Lol. !


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 11:28 AM

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Kingmorel I guess I should rephrase my message how or where can I message you privately. I have been out of the patch for many years and dont have any contact information from anyone


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 11:01 AM

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I like your ad kingmorel, good timing to i am looking to get back in the patch. You said to contact you personally but not how or where.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 10:01 AM

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I hope people don't go all in on pie-in-the-sky tales of morels in the Yukon this year. For me leftover spaghetti or chili spagetti with whole wheat noodles of course but not every day. Load up on complex carbs! Not fat or sugar!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 09:14 AM

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looks like it's going to be a good morel year... on this msg board. haha. most of you will never find the mother patch... lol


User_Name: Jack
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 09:07 AM

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For breakfast one cup of coffee. Then a bloody mary and a puff, one of each.. Then I take a break about 10ish and eat bean and cheese burritos or pb and j sandwiches.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 08:03 AM

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When I'm camping out and mushrooming Oatmeal is good for me too but also Bobs Red Mill in any flavor. The one with corn aint my fav though.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:33 AM

Messages

Hey Dudes, You better know chicks can man up too! I'm curious about something - What does everybody else eat when for breakfast when heading out for another hard day in the musroom patch? I've found Oatmeal with bananas is best for sustained energy. Anybody else?


User_Name: Ben Bizzy
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:58 AM

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Ha old guys all nostalgic about back in the day and stuff.......Go make some tea and get back in your chair and watch movies. Leave today to the ones who can man up.


User_Name: garf
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 10:36 PM

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don't see why a little optimism is met with so many not believing.. i am not sure what kinda morel picker i could be but sure as heck won't let someone tell me i can't do it because i know the way to do it.. its called steady as she goes ...getting there is the main part ... then as long as the limbs are willing bla bla bla ..one way to find out .. you gotta be there ... most won't and if i am working on rails by that time i probably won't either ... but never say never ... cheers ...


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 09:42 PM

Messages

Boletus joe.... Hey ya ol bugger... You still hang out here? You pickn this yr bud?


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 09:31 PM

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Bla bla bla you dont know jack...... There has been lots of very good old pickers, smoking pickers, and fat pickers..... Im 60 and can still pack 100 lb packs.... Its the grit and knowledge that counts...but you go ahead and believe whatever you want... Thats your right.... While your laughing ill be leaving you a field of stems


User_Name: Jack
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:52 PM

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Couch potatoes, old people, smokers, very overweight people etc.. cannot "man up" as you put it. If you haven't trained for this sort of thing your toast. Period. Promises of big money again....LOLing some more.


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:49 PM

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Not all lie, not all cheat, not all are unfair. Prices stayed high in Canada last yr as there is a world shortage. Its not all about price... If you are into volume then you do well.... Its all about how much cash you put in your pocket at the end of the day. If you are not coining up then this job is not for you.


User_Name: Jack
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:46 PM

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Sounds like belligerent old man noise to me. Lol


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:41 PM

Messages

As to melting morels.... If you keep morels in baskets or buckets with ventilation they will be fine..... We will buy them daily. Ive been working with morels for 50 yrs and i must say im surprised at the negativity expressed with these high prices. The Yukon is yr after yr a top producer as conditions favour morels....there is 5 fires with fairy easy access. Mosquitos..... They dont stop A real Canuck lol


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:40 PM

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As to melting morels.... If you keep morels in baskets or buckets with ventilation they will be fine..... We will buy them daily. Ive been working with morels for 50 yrs and i must say im surprised at the negativity expressed with these high prices. The Yukon is yr after yr a top producer as conditions favour morels....there is 5 fires with fairy easy access. Mosquitos..... They dont stop A real Canuck lol


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:28 PM

Messages

Rover maybe you need to retire... Sounds like you cant hack it anymore..... Ive had river camps before where most made 3-400 a day at much less then $5/ lb.... Ive nvr bought mushrooms the resold in town. Its all about knowing where to pick and with prices at record Canadian rates most good pickers will pick 5 -10 5kg baskets (60_ 140 lbs.) once the crop is in full swing. Theres truth that this job is not for everyone... Its vry hard dirty work, but if you can MAN UP then you will coin up.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 02:26 PM

Messages

Mad Morel! You sly old fox you, where ya headed for burns? Hmmm?


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 02:22 PM

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If you won't to really learn from the best on picking fire burn morels then give the Kingmorel a shot he is the best and you best be ready to work hard and long hours. Mad Morel


User_Name: Just say mo
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

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Oh did I mention the CLOUDS of mosquitos that will eat you alive? Or that morels must be kept cold or the actually kind of melt and are ruined before long?


User_Name: Just say mo!
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 10:35 AM

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Indeed, there are many variables everywhere this spring. No matter where you go your gonna work. if you unaccustomed to that your toast before you even get started. Btw most people have no idea what hard work and long hours spent doing it is. Professionals in this game who are in top shape mentally and physically are drained and exhausted by the end of a run. And your gonna haul your couch lovin, overweight, junk food eating, cigarette smoking, self out there and compete? Hardly. Don't be pulled in by the sirens song of big money or tall tales by self interested promoters pushing this idea. Most people are as unprepared as you can be no matter how "awesome" they think they are!


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 09:45 AM

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king morel can you guarantee mother nature will cooperate with this record setting year lol.Will weather be right did the fires burn correctly and what percentage of the burn will produce.Once pickers are in on the fly in and or boat show will you pay competitive prices as one year you didn't paid 5$ a LB on the river then took them to town and sold for 8 to 11 Lb.Just saying rookies may be better off doing there own thing.This business has no monetary guarentees sometimes you get lots sometimes you don't .High overhead getting to the Yukon make sure you are financially prepared


User_Name: Jack
Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Time: 10:47 PM

Messages

Go look at the weather forecast. Maybe we all need to be realistic


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Time: 10:05 PM

Messages

Nice to see some old names still active.... Howdy all


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Time: 09:58 PM

Messages

Pickers needed for Yukon morel pick... When you pick for and with the best you make more. This will be the year we set records.... I have the experience and knowledge to help you have the season of your life....Will only respond to private messages..... Kingmorel


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 02:36 PM

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I get a kick out of the people who wanna spread some rumor or story around as fact. When asked about specifics or detailed information they just crawl away. Probly faux news watchers, so that's where they learned it. lol.


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 01:52 PM

Messages

Who is nancy regan? I was going to take my vacation to try and go mushrooming but maybe I better not waste it like that if it's gonna be a bad year.


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 08:03 AM

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Oh my god! I just went and looked at the nws weather forecast and if it holds true all of southern Oregon is just going to dry up. OMG !!!!!!!!!! This couldn't be worse.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 07:02 AM

Messages

Great but we're going to need a name or phone number of a buyer, not obscure non-specific claims.


User_Name: JUSTsayNO
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 06:54 AM

Messages

Same neighborhood, southern Oregon. 18 for conicas, 22 on blondes. The three main buyers in this area usually price fix on a local level. If you remember the price dumped from $18 to $10 and $12 overnight last year, well it was still at 18 or above just about everywhere else in the nw. Pretty greedy, Considering restaurants will pay upwards of $60 for early season morels. Best thing to do is take them to market yourself, then you can make the big bucks too!! Or you can pool your mushrooms with other pickers and drive them to cottage grove. The big buyer up there is almost always paying a fairer price. Remember, Nancy Reagan say's JUST SAY NO TO UNFAIR MUSHROOM PRICES!!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 06:51 AM

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I think that's a great idea but please post buyers name or at least the location. We cant drive all over Grants Pass looking for them. Dottie: There is some rain coming so hang in there we're not going to dry up yet!


User_Name: olivi
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 05:43 AM

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Hello, I have an idea. All pickers let's post our sold price from buyers,this morel season. Just like the gas prices are constantly posted on line. As much as you wish to post. Not how much you made, just the price, location, and buyer if you want.. it might help.... sold Tuesday grants pass, logging shrooms,18.00 per pound.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 12:12 PM

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In every other industry I can think of those in the business make their buy price and their sell price known. Precious metals, etc...we pay this for this and we sell this for this...not mushrooms. It seems like they don't want the two worlds getting together. only one outfit I see in Canada last fall buying matsis had both their buy and sell for prices listed. The sneaks who want the big bucks when their selling are also the ones who don't want anybody to know how little they pay. Just think of a mushroom business that advertised we buy for 8.00 and sell for 18.00! How honest and open and refreshing that would be! Instead they sneak and pay 8.00 and try to get 38.00, like nobody will notice. LOL!


User_Name: Old timer
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 12:02 PM

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Long time bC pine and morel picker, and am looking to confirm where to pick this year. I will be picking pines at my family patches in the Nass, but wondering where the buyers for morels are this year. Anyone see the ad posting on Craigslist for pickers in the Yukon. Offering a whopping 10 bucks an hour for slogging all day. Pacific Rim Mushrooms.


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 10:51 AM

Messages

It's drying up all over the place. I'm starting to freak out a little bit. Can somebody please talk me down?


User_Name: pineking
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 09:50 AM

Messages

@Kim I totally agree...I have been picking since 1983, and let me tell you, i have seen the best...and the worst this industry has to offer. Most non shroom pickers don`t know where to go to get them, that is the problem. If we can get the news out where the buying stations are, then people can show up and get what they want fresh, at a reasonable price, and that keeps everyone happy. Well...except the ones that bitch about everything. If you want people to buy from you at a good price...tell them where they can go to find you...simple.


User_Name: KIM
Date: Tuesday March 18, 2014
Time: 03:15 PM

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PLEEZE!!! Buy only ethically harvested mushrooms this spring! BUY DIRECT from the people who harvest them and get better quality for a better price! Avoid those mushrooms being offered by companies that pay the people who pick the mushrooms slave wages and then mark them up 6-8 times what they paid for them! PLEEZE! Do right by your fellow man and hard working mushroom harvesters!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday March 17, 2014
Time: 12:16 PM

Messages

Joe is pretty close here, but I would add that there is a certain satisfaction in living the "unconventional life" especially nowdays. While others grind away in a cube farm you live life on your terms and schedule, mostly anyway. Sometimes I lay around at the beach, other times I work my butt off THEN, afterwords I find out if I made any money or not. Mushrooms cant be your only gig either.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday March 17, 2014
Time: 11:56 AM

Messages

Well Brookie..... You must be new to this game. There are no guarantees in this game. Prices can be anything from $3 to $8. But if you are going to pick shrooms, you must learn to live life on the edge. Go because it is fun, and an adventure, and you see new territory. Learn from YOUR experience. Not to many here will hold your hand. But if you are willing to do your home work, you will find a lot of clews here. Make it a holiday, save some money for gas etc. Be prepared to get dirty, be prepared to work hard, put in long hours. Perhaps move a number of times.... be disappointed .... and then (maybe) after of all this hard work and toil you might find a nice little hot spot all for yourself. And after it is all over and you are home safe in your bed.... or maybe when you are on the beach laying in the sun because you made a pile of money, well then you can question weather it was all worth it.... Good luck. BTW --- I have been waiting for over 40 years to make enough for the beach thing...lol


User_Name: Brookie Reed
Date: Sunday March 16, 2014
Time: 10:13 AM

Messages

Hi I was wondering if anyone knows how much that morel mushrooms are selling for per pound this year.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Saturday March 15, 2014
Time: 08:35 PM

Messages

hey wild side, yes, that is exactly the way to treat them. I might also have id'd them wrong, the first time, years ago, when they might have been birch boletes in reality. The true scaber-stalk I had a couple years ago and again last year, was from a very different zone. I also find that drying and reconstituting makes a real difference - makes them more edible somehow. :) YUM! (totally loving all the preserved shrooms from last year still, and will be till the fall this year, at least!) Cheers


User_Name: Shiningdawn
Date: Saturday March 15, 2014
Time: 06:56 AM

Messages

Picking \ Selling Prices per. pound. Picking Eastern and Northern Ontario small and large orders Contact email: tamarackgoldcore@yahoo.ca


User_Name: Scruff
Date: Sunday March 09, 2014
Time: 09:57 AM

Messages

Good to hear that the rain is knocking the snow down. Looking forward to driving up to my cabin in the Pine Mushroom forests behind you Garf and start preparations for the upcoming season. Just wondering what my new spots are going to look like this year. Sounds like you are doing well Garf. Scruff


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday March 08, 2014
Time: 08:46 PM

Messages

Hi all ...hope all are doing well and are starting to get excited for mushrooms...hard to here as we have two feet of snow and its been raining hard for two days now...in other words its a sloggy mess...holed up and get out with the dogs for walks ...just got back from maui so its a big difference even tho we had more rain there than usual...I am sure glad to hear Lobo is home and that should really help in his recovery...home is where the heart is .. keep up the good work Lobo and prove them wrong...i sure hope i am able to have a good year of picking this year and years to come ...i cherish the time in the woods and the older i get the more i enjoy it.... can only try and some of the spots i went to last year proved that i can still do it but just a tad slower is all ...no others go there anyhow so no rush...cheers and full buckets....and good health


User_Name: Lobo's Wife
Date: Saturday March 08, 2014
Time: 06:18 PM

Messages

I placed another update today regarding Lobo on the Mad Morel board. Lobo wishes the best to all who are still capable of fungi foraging.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Thursday March 06, 2014
Time: 01:51 PM

Messages

I personally don't see why they had to share their gold find info with anyone. I know plenty of coin dealers that would buy one or all no questions asked. Besides it was on their own property.


User_Name: chuck8888
Date: Wednesday March 05, 2014
Time: 07:03 PM

Messages

I seen early morals from northern cali. start looking in those south facing logged units from last year ;-)


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 05, 2014
Time: 08:17 AM

Messages

Sould read; They may LOOSE all of the coins to the govt, I had a lil typo there, as a result of barely any coffee yet this am.........


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 05, 2014
Time: 08:15 AM

Messages

Yahoo news reports the couple who found that gold coin stash may all of it to the govt. Boo Hoo, Lol. Allegedly, the coins belong to the San Francisco Mint and were stolen in a robbery in 1900. Omfg, this story goes from bad to really bad for the couple...........Kids, remember to keep your mouth shut about ANYTHING of any importance.......


User_Name: wild side
Date: Tuesday March 04, 2014
Time: 07:16 PM

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Scaper - red capped. harvest those yummies. we have those around here and they taste and look great in any dish. treat as you would porcini. happy trails/


User_Name: mikebrat
Date: Tuesday March 04, 2014
Time: 07:53 AM

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Awesome , thanks shroom kid


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday March 02, 2014
Time: 10:23 AM

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Hey teaser, when it comes to eating the scaber stalks, only eat a little bit at first. That goes for anything you are trying for the first time. Even the stuff that is said to be good for everyone - I know someone who cannot eat chanterelles. As for me and scabers, I had a bad case of GID and the runs when I ate three that I had sliced and fried up a decade ago, when I wasn't as careful. two years ago I tried a little again, and had no trouble. then later had a slightly larger amount, cutting up and frying a whole cap, and had it with the rest of my supper. no problem. turns out that one cap is usually good enough in a meal for one anyway, the flavour being as strong as it is. Good luck! and be sure of your ID.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday March 02, 2014
Time: 10:16 AM

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Hey mikebrat, check this out: http://bcwildfire.ca/History/ good luck and full buckets.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Saturday March 01, 2014
Time: 08:36 AM

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Let's see now, someone finds cans of gold coins, gets rich instantly, and comes out $5 million to the good after taxes. I sure wouldn't mind being in that situation! I'm all for corporate loophoes being eliminated, but these people are damn lucky any way you look at it.


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