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User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 12:10:20 PM

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Rover... good advice and about it specially south of 60


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 12:06:33 PM

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Yukon girl the thing about mushrooming is we support all Yukon communities, we don't discriminate... if there are mushrooms there we as an industry come and hand out CASH into the hands that need it most. Whitehorse being the center we spend a lot there as well... our helicopter bill (Whitehorse company) was over 60k, propane over 10k, fuels for boats, trucks, from all the pickers... HUGE figure. That's just a small companies stats What have you done for the locals in Carmacks? or Dawson? does what you do fill the bars in Dawson? What do you do to help local Yukoners other than sit in Whitehorse and hope those local Yukoners come and spend the money they made from mushrooms? Maybe you should look to the needs of all Yukoners and not just your own interests and agenda... You have suggested that buyers and mushroom companies don't pay their taxes which is total BS All Canadians are obligated to declare their income. In life I have found that the very ones who cry wolf are the very ones that are cheating.... have you declared all you make? Most here trying to help you see more clearly are pickers, not buyers.. maybe you should think about that. Your protectionist dribble and accusations are a path to driving the industry out of the NWT and Yukon... then you would have thousands of angry local Yukon pickers blaming you... is that what you want? I mean really if not for all these businesses from outside coming to the Yukon you would not exist. People like Sean Ryan (prospector of the year) came from Timmins Ont. he has generated, by his work, millions if not billions into the Yukon economy. You say you want to defend the picker? that's a joke.. Its pickers that are arguing with you. Last year was record prices for morels in the Yukon, millions were handed out in Cash to local pickers and that's not good enough for you... so maybe come clean and state what your real agenda is? I don't think its just me, but I cant understand what your complaints really are. Those my NWT trouble maker comment.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:32:02 AM

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Yukon girl.... you do the math.. at the peak there were 35k of morels coming off the fire at Carmacks... $14/lb plus comm. and other costs which ive already mentioned. Makes your petty two truck loads of trucks look like nothing. Did they come and do that every two weeks? You keep trying to create two camps. We all contribute in our own way, none are more important. Not every Yukoner goes to Whitehorse... many have never been to Whitehorse so are you suggesting that your a better yukoner than those people? You can defend NWT all you want go ahead fill your boots... it would be interesting to hear what you have to say.


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:12:42 AM

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Lucky logger shrooms of any kind are always a gamble mother nature is in charge of how ground produces and she is unpredictable. Prices of morels do vary last year they were high not to many fires so lots of competion amongst companies this year won't be as high prices lots of fires .not all fires produce well as with pines lots of variables rain how fire burnt bug kill temp etc.its lots of fun and hard work usually worth the gamble though


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:12:42 AM

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Lucky logger shrooms of any kind are always a gamble mother nature is in charge of how ground produces and she is unpredictable. Prices of morels do vary last year they were high not to many fires so lots of competion amongst companies this year won't be as high prices lots of fires .not all fires produce well as with pines lots of variables rain how fire burnt bug kill temp etc.its lots of fun and hard work usually worth the gamble though


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 11:11:04 AM

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Kingmorel; Just a simple reminder to you and others, communities from all over Yukon & NWT keeps Whitehorse going we all do our share. What about you, do you come to Whitehorse every 2 weeks and spend? People from NWT are not trouble makers, they came to Whitehorse last week and bought 2 truck loads of brand new trucks from Whitehorse Motors. Could you do that?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:11:58 AM

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Lobo.... how you doin bud? Where you hangin your hat right now?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 09:10:51 AM

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lucky logger not much worth bothering with in southern bc this yr. What there is will be picked hard and probably not worth it for a rookie. Late May is start time for northern BC fires.. those will normally flush into July. email me and I will give u a number to call me at and I will explain things as I see them kingmorel@hotmail.com


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 07:41:56 AM

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forgot to say, Thanks in advance for any advice or good counsel.


User_Name: lucky logger
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 07:39:01 AM

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Good morning everyone. I'm new to morels although I've picked many to eat, and picked pines for cash for several years around the Nass and Skeena. I hope I'm not asking for trade secrets or the like, but I want to find out approximately when morels start in southern BC, and what the scoop is on drying them while picking, and selling later. Is that a wise idea? My cousin and my friend have both told me that morel prices don't fluctuate wildly as pines' do, that if I am competent and work hard I can count on making decent money from morels. For 15 years I've wanted to pick morels, but was reluctant to gamble on such an unknown. Well, now I realize there's no such thing as a sure thing, and if I wait for a good time to go I'll wake up one day 110 years old realizing I'm too old and I missed my chances. I have a family to feed though, so I musn't gamble everything on a pipe dream. Is there any partial reliability to this business? I just want to work my bag off working long hours for myself to make good money based on my performance. I bet many of you know how I feel when I find nobody wants to pay me by piecework, and when the (corporation) company refuses to let anyone work extra hours---not even for straight time, let alone time-and-a-half. I'm better than that and my family needs more than that and I think morels may provide the opportunity I am looking for.... for a couple months of the year, that is. So to sum up, my questions are, if anyone can or will answer, (1) is there ANY measure of predictability or reliability, or is it entirely possible for the season to be a bust with nearly zero mushrooms, or does the price sometimes drop to insultingly low levels as with pines (I'll never forget selling #1 pines for $2/lb). (2) approximately when does morel season start in southern BC? (I intend to follow the season as far north as it goes) (3) when there are very few or an abundance of morels, does the price adjust proportionately, so that when all's said and done a given effort results in a similar pile of cash? that is to say, is my work the main factor or is the market and price/lb a huge random factor that can make or break my season (4) is drying to sell later a great idea for individual pickers? I don't expect and am not requesting hard-won secrets to be handed to me on a publicly viewable forum. I just want to work my arse off and make good money for a couple months.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 09:32:38 PM

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NuPicker; You won't find anyone more experienced than King Morel in picking, buying, drying or marketing fire morels. I have a few photos in my blog http://firemorelgrowthresearch.blogspot.com/ which may help you.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 08:50:28 PM

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NUPICKER if you email me ill try and help you out. kingmorel@hotmail.com


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 08:28:05 PM

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Mad lost ice morel ..when I hit the road ill let you know.... often as not I will be in a hurry...... Yukon Girl you have a wonderful day too. I come to the Yukon often and have a lot of friends there.... been up and down the river hundreds of times... love that river. Ive worked in Dawson, spent time in about every town in the Yukon cept Faro...lol Yukon and the Yukoners are among my favorite in the world. Ive always tried to help and educate yukoners how to pick etc. Worked for the band in Dawson and Pelly.... one year we had over 500 pickers picking for us in Minto as no "other" buyers would open. Ive done instructional lectures for the Yukon Govt so locals can learn how to pick, handle morels etc. I know many buyers that have done a lot for yukoners...... have all of them been fair... mostly because of drying your own and selling later (supply and demand) Dawson has seen years where the summer incomes doubled because of morels and outside buyers.... but ya I agree ... have a nice day


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 07:51:24 PM

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That's correct in my opinion Austin. Morels are a good example of supply and demand setting the price, simply because you can dry them (properly) and sell later. That helps keep things fair. I must admit Austin you do go into the field and you pay fair from what I have seen. Im not easy to impress, been in this a long time.... you've earned my respect... for now anyways ;) ..... Randy


User_Name: Austin
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 05:11:49 PM

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Re : Yukon and NWT. It costs a lot to do business up there. Prices are controlled by the huge international commodity companies in Europe. Asian companies will soon follow to try to compete with the Europeans. Dry morels are a small specialized commodity that interests a few big companies. They set the prices based on world demand and inventories. Any additional fees that are charged by regional governments such as permits or royalties will just be taken from the backs of the pickers in that area. I believe that a lot of morels will go un-picked in the NWT this year. There just isn't enough local pickers to cover all of the ground that burnt. The local government is trying to scare outside buyers and pickers away with their politics and greed. What I predict is huge lines at the few buying stations that set up. Buyers will run out of money then any remaining buyers will drop the price even further(because why not) . As long as the dryers are overflowing with too many morels, the prices will keep dropping until a balance is reached. Some pickers will drop out and start drying their own but most will just keep picking. It will be mostly local pickers in the NWT this year because why would you drive way up there when you can fill up closer to home. I think NWT morels will be a lower price just because of extra expenses. What do you think Randy?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 04:17:57 PM

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NuPicker, You are welcome to use this board, but you may get a better responce useing http://matsiman.com/buyerpickermessagesU_OLD.htm This board is more for posts not related directly to picking. Subjects such as laws, some politics and just plain off the wall bull are posted here. By the way, welcome to the board. Matsiman


User_Name: NuPicker
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 03:58:15 PM

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Hello all, I am a native Yukoner who is looking to go out this year and pick Morels for the first time. Any friendly suggestions or tips you might send my way? Anything and everything is appreciated. Cheers


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Saturday March 28, 2015
Time: 12:24 PM

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Loving the feedbacks I am very happy we have many companies here in Yukon, and glad to say I am from here. I do support them in every way I can. Do you come to Yukon every year and spend? Or just for mushroom season. And a great big thank you to all communities for going to Whitehorse to do there business. Have nice day! its beautiful out there. I believe in standing my grounds for the pickers no matter where they come from.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10:43:54 AM

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I have reports from some that Morels are starting at 1800' feet on the eastern sloops of the cascades from Ellensburg south to Goldendale. Early Bird season has come and it has a good start. If this keeps up I just may start early picking Yellow Chanterelles by the first of June the earliest ever for around here, fathers day is the earliest I have found them on the Eastern sloops of the cascade of Washington state last year I found them on July 7th and I believe they started at lest 10 day before I found them. Go to "YouTube type in August Steinborn sr" and check out my Video's are on face book Outdoors with August Steinborn sr......Randy I hope to see you on your way back to Wa Wa lol.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10:19:26 AM

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Thank you Kingmorel but the only coffee here is Carlo's mud coffee from here Do Drop In office is the best in the Northwest. I'll have to Try your Camp Mud someday.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 08:48:45 AM

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NWT trouble makers need to stay out of the Yukon.. they just don't fit in.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 04:41:46 AM

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Thanks Randy needed mud coffee from Carlo's "Do Drop In"


User_Name: josephpotatoman
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 10:30:51 AM

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Just found 1 pound of fresh morels at th west side of the Happy camp fire. Have Benn talking to others heading this way. Rain tonight and into next week expected. So much of this area is pretty heavy clay though.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 08:45:51 PM

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...... "twi"........ Scroll down in this window and find my email and contact me. I may be able to help. Hint---- March 14th.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 09:18:05 AM

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coffee is always on for you mad ice morel... you know where I am


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 07:25:59 AM

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Where is my Coffee


User_Name: Ridgewalker
Date: Saturday, March 07, 2015
Time: 04:43:32 AM

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My experience in the Salmon river country above Dead water is that the temps aren't quite right till late or after the steal head run. The bull elk are usually just finishing their shedding when I start seeing morels.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, March 06, 2015
Time: 09:29:24 AM

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milomorel; I tried calling but it went to your office answering machine. I spoke with my friend and he believes there would be no correlation and that the morel patches would perhaps be frozen until April or the time of spring run of Chinook. The spring hens eggs are a bit overripe but he does not fish early Steelhead due to flavor preference. I still would check the areas you pick early for wildflower indicators as to soil temperatures underground. You may be on to something good and everyone else might miss out on the early flush.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, March 06, 2015
Time: 08:46:40 AM

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milomorel; It is good to hear from you. No I never researched the fish in relation to morel growth but I would be very interested in the results. I shall call Alan Trees the Gold Dredge maker because he may know what is happening as far as morels in the Riggins area. If your cell number is the same I should be able to contact you later today.


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time: 06:19:58 PM

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Hi Lobo Was wondering if during your time in the Salmon River country you ever correlated the timing of the migrating Salmon or steelhead with the Morel season. I believe both of them have an innate relationship with the seasons and if it hasnt already been done would make an interesting study. There are steelhead in Salmon idaho now and if my math is right they are early for those waters. Fished in riggins couple of weeks ago and the guide said that there wasnt any river ice this year so the fish scooted right up.We caught fish on the sandbars where the guide said the hens were rubbing their bellies on the bottom which he thought was 2 months early! I also noticed the Roe was fully developed. Based on that Im thinkin of poking around in some sure thing patches pretty soon. Ive only been picking for 15 years but where Im at in boise the earliest ive ever picked was april five up ranger station road above arrowrock. What was the earliest you got em when you were up here? Glad to hear your recovery continues. I will keep you posted on the season in and around Boise as well as Hells Canyon And Riggins.I will also let you know if the barn still stands in Cuprum. Warm Regards


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 09:55:12 AM

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Hello John Golden lobo And all my other friends Just stopped in To see what condition My condition was in. Don't know if I'm going to b But I will be out looking for gold & gem's and as for morels and spring bolets that's going to be a big "IF"


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 08:19:22 AM

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I was picking in a fire burn And I wish modded file for service are please officer Sheriff Department Or game Department And ask after showing my license And permit If I see other people out there pickking Why should I do their job for them That's what they're being paid for They're not paying me to do their job So why should you have 8ito do their job forum. I normally hunt by myself And I trnot to be se8en And do not like to be seen Camouflage camouflage camouflage And I never use white buckets and buckets yellow biuckets or red buckets Always green And the baskets I carry with me are green I'm not trying to be illegal But why should I show myself so you can see me out there picking


User_Name: mushroomhippy
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 10:40:47 PM

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Boletus Joe where about are you from if you don't mind me asking. And you're so right sir morel mania is gonna flush early and fast this tear gonna be a short season though I believe.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 11:05:51 PM

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I type about 60 words per hour, still pecking away with the left hand. Before the stroke I could type 60 words per minute. The right arm is still behind in function, the walking exceeds all expectations.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:55:05 PM

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BTW..... speaking of hot springs. There is a spring up the coast of B C That is called "Dead Chinaman Springs" (guess how it got that name) I remember it from when I worked on tugs during the 60's and 70's. Think the name has been changed now out of respect for the Chinese community. We have to always be politicly correct. just say's.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:49:02 PM

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Let's see..... Bleed the brakes, new steering box, fix my horn. That takes care of the truck. Tarp is off of the trailer, have to get a new therm-o-couple for the hot water tank. Hello to the King, and another shout out to you Lobo, Man your typing up a storm and up without a cane (sort of) ....that has to be a good thing. So many burns where does one start? and this stupid warm spell we are having right now makes me worry about what might happen in April. Very little snow pack in the southern province..... North it is. Got the bug, and it would seem, so too do a lot of others. I don't think it's about how fast you go. Slow and steady gets the job done at the end of the day. See you all in the burn.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:34:07 PM

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I stopped by Liard on my way back from working on a commercial salmon boat in 1980. There was a family there from Denmark I believe, the three daughters sure looked good in their bikini's especially after I had spent the summer out on Cook Inlet. There was a fire burning almost from Whitehorse to Liard, there were petrol stations and lodges still smoking and burning all along the way.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 06:32:39 PM

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Lobo.... keep pushing bud.... Ya be hanging about here and there. Enjoying the weather eh. BTW the best hotsprings I ever been to and frequent often is Liard hotsprings on the ALCAN hwy near the Yukon boarder in BC. Love that place, great for these ole bones.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 12:19:45 PM

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I recall that box, that is where I tore one of my feet with diabetic neuropathy on the rocks last summer. I went to the Boise VA for treatment, they wanted me to return every two days but it was 100 degree weather so I came back to Yuma and convalesced in air conditioned comfort. After about one month and against Doctors advise I headed to a burn in New Mexico and then back up to the Mustang.


User_Name: Ridgewalker
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 09:13:29 AM

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Gotta love those hot springs. There is a great one just out of Stanley Idaho up 75. Elkhorn hot springs I believe it's called on the map. Us locals call it the boat box cause that's what was the tub years ago. It's a big iron cauldron now. Funny I hadn't considered the Happy Camp burn for morels. I was there when that started and was part of the mandatory evacuation, one of the last to leave. That's just over the hill from here. That could be starting any day if not already. What are the rules and regs there? Never picked in Cal.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 08:35:36 AM

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kingmorel; Did you get down this way for part of the winter? I can now walk a few steps without the cane but my therapist hangs on to the gate belt because I am a bit wobbly.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 10:42:43 PM

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heh there Lobo... hows it going bud?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 08:33:51 PM

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Ridgewalker; I need to really desperate to set my rear in one of them sulfur pots; I know plenty of good springs. I met Dave McCracken about 20 years ago in Happy Camp and signed up to get his wonderful mag. I already had a good claim that I was selling pieces to Gem State Crystals for about spot + 30%. They told me that my gold was 98% pure and I also have topaz that they said was worth more than the gold so I was not interested in joining a club. Lots of good areas for elk sheds, raft down the Salmon or Snake and climb, lots of climbing; my back cannot take it any more. I have a smoky quartz glacier rolled rock that weighs about 200 lbs and is only about 1 foot in diameter.


User_Name: Ridgewalker
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 08:37:25 AM

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Morels are starting early this year, anyone else seeing this?


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Time: 11:05:12 AM

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any thoughts on this seasons morels? affects of no snow pack? will the southern fires burn out quick for lack of moisture?


User_Name: ARDIC TARİM
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 03:07:44 AM

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User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time: 12:48:10 AM

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starting to look like morels will be early... just sayn


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 06:45:15 AM

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Hey gang, how are you finding this late winter? I'm here on the west coast, southern Van Isle, and am finding a few slippery jacks coming again, some nice yellow feet, and a bunch of other stuff that I haven't ID'd yet. If climate change means I'm going to have some nice edibles thru the winter, I'm not gonna complain too much... A friend locally found a matsi button last weekend, and showed me, to verify, and indeed, it was. not in great shape, but you could eat half of it. anybody else finding any?


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2015
Time: 01:27:17 PM

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Lobo, Thanks, my email is jamieanderson77@hotmail.com


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