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Forum: Open Discussion Mar 20, 2012, 4:23 am
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Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness: Weeks 4,3,2,&1

With multiple finds in Michigan already, any final preparations should be done now. Here are a few things to remember for your morel hunting trips:

Dress for Success: Wear layers of clothes that...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 14, 2012, 5:08 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness week 5

I want to apologize in advance because due to the extreme warmth this spring, I will be finding morels within the next few days.When I started this thread I projected April 14 as a start date. I...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 7, 2012, 2:59 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Re: Morel Season Preparedness weekly countdow

http://gray.ftp.clickability.com/wnduwebftp/weather/WEB_16Day_Forecast.jpg

Forecasts like this get me giddy.
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 6, 2012, 1:45 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness- week 6

It's getting close now folks. This week is time to request your vacation days and make reservations for you morel hunting. Don't let it creep up on you. Keep tuned in to that weather too. Based on 2...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 29, 2012, 3:58 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness week 7

As we move into March it is time to pay attention to where the rain is falling and how much. If you remember back to week 18 we discussed looking for areas up to 50 miles out for possible hunting...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 26, 2012, 5:21 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Re: Morel Season Preparedness week 8

Another $900 in my wife's van due to a broken spring. Springs, struts, a tie rod, and an alignment. Should be good to go now. Bring on the two track roads!
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 24, 2012, 5:55 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Re: Morel Season Preparedness week 8

I put $1100 in my wife's van last week in hopes that will be my "up north" vehicle this season. It is back in the shop again now with a broken strut (I hope that's all). I wrecked my Jeep Grand...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 24, 2012, 2:25 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness week 8

This weeks tip ( admittedly another lame one ) is get your vehicle checked. Having no ride on the wrong week could seriously damage your season. Next week as we enter March we will start the serious...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 19, 2012, 3:30 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness- week 9

This weeks tip- get outside. We have a few days of decent weather, so take advantage and find a nature trail or walking path with some terrain and start getting your huntin' legs.
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 7, 2012, 4:55 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel preparedness- week 10

Now is the time to shop for hiking boots. Get them now and break them in before the season starts. Blisters from breaking in new footwear could really put a damper on your morel season.
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 1, 2012, 5:09 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel preparedness- week 11

This weeks tip: get your eyes checked. You're never gonna see um if you can't see um to begin with. My Dad has been wondering why he can't see them like he used to. Maybe because he hasn't gotten new...
Forum: Open Discussion Jan 27, 2012, 2:38 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel preparedness- week 12

This week it is time to start looking into reservations for your mushroom hunting trip. Most serious hunter take a trip or two up north each year. Some hunt to try to get coolers full, while others...
Forum: Open Discussion Jan 18, 2012, 5:29 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel preparedness- week 13

This week is time to look into reservations if you take a "mushroom trip" up north in May. Many campgrounds and motels/hotels run early bird reservation specials. It may be too early to predict...
Forum: Open Discussion Jan 10, 2012, 3:00 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel preparedness- week 14

Make an appointment to go see your Doctor. Insist on a blood test to make sure you have not contracted Lyme Disease from last year because the ticks were terrible. Make sure you aren't diabetic or...
Forum: Open Discussion Jan 4, 2012, 3:19 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel preparedness- week 15

OK fatso, get out and drop that holiday weight. just imagine shedding 20-30 lbs by morel season with an aggressive diet and exercise program. I need it more than most of you as I am on the wrong side...
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 27, 2011, 1:57 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel season preparedness-week 16

This week celebrate safely. It is extremely difficult to find morels in the following places:

1. A courtroom

2. A jail cell

3. Six feet under ground
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 20, 2011, 11:52 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel season preparedness- week 17

Ask Santa for lots of rain in April and May. Merry Christmas everyone.
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 15, 2011, 1:56 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel season preparedness- week 18

This week we want to use our online resources to scout new areas. Look for potential hunting grounds an hour drive each direction. Spring weather patterns can be highly localized with areas 50 miles...
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 7, 2011, 7:05 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel season preparedness- week 19

This weeks tip- watch mushroom videos (keep those eyes sharp). Youtube has a large selection of videos. One of my favorite videos is hosted on another site, but it is a must see for morel lovers.
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Forum: Open Discussion Dec 2, 2011, 5:20 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel season preparedness- week 20

That's right, only 20 weeks to go! Use this week to study trees. Use field guides or internet or whatever works for you. Familiarize yourself with the trees that make it happen. especially in...
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 27, 2011, 3:58 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
morel season preparedness- week 21

Be thankful for your family, your health, and morels.
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 17, 2011, 2:33 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel season preparedness- week 22

Start searching online and your favorite catalogs to get your Christmas wish list together. Lots of cool stuff could make your morel hunting better and more comfortable next season such as hiking...
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 9, 2011, 2:12 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness-Week 23

For this week, as we pause to honor our nation's heroes on Veterans Day, we need to pick the brains of the veteran morel hunters. All the computers and GPS's in the world can't replace the wealth of...
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 1, 2011, 4:55 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness-Week 24

Week 24's goal is learning how to use your GPS better. Some of you may have one, but use this week to learn all the features. I have a brand new, but large older model still in the box that I intend...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 25, 2011, 4:10 am
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness-Week 25

This week's focus is on your house. Take care of those fall yard cleanup tasks and some of the "honey-do" items around the house. The more you get done now, the less you should have to do this spring...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 20, 2011, 3:12 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 22,265
Posted By big amish
Morel Season Preparedness weekly countdown

Morel Season Preparedness-Week 26

This week is a great time to scout new areas if your trees have not lost all their leaves. You can see a little deeper in the woods with reduced leaf cover. Try...
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