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Old Aug 30, 2011, 12:33 pm   #1
howie ketchdem
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hen of the woods newbie?

I have hunted morels since I was a litle kid but I. Just had a very nice lady I was doing work for give me a bag of dried hens and omg where they good! Have to find some now, have been researching for a week on the net and in books. I have a couple questions though.

1.do they grow near live oaks aswell as dead?
2. I'm in southern michigan I have looked at 100 oaks and haven't found 1 am I to early?
3. Do they prefer open areas over woods(ditches along roads,fence rows)

I know I'm a newb to the site so not expecting to many replies but any help wood be greatly appreciated. Thanks -mick-

P.s. I am sorry if this is posted in wrong area, having troubles figuring out this site. Thanks again
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 4:27 pm   #2
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Re: hen of the woods newbie?

I've always found them around live Oaks. Only a certain type of Oak, but I don't know what kind. All I can say is it has somewhat smooth bark. I've also heard reports of some people finding young ones already. When I lived in Flushing, Mi. I used to find 5 or 6 in Flushing Park every year . If you liked them dried, you'll really like them fresh. There's always an exception, this one was around a stump.

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Old Aug 30, 2011, 5:31 pm   #3
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Re: hen of the woods newbie?

Hey Mick
Generally mid Septemper thru October is best
in Southern Michigan.
I find them mostly on live black oak, red oak and white oaks,
the bigger the better usually.
Any big oak is worth looking at imo.
I find plenty on stumps too, some years stumps
are actually better producers for me, but not usually.

I've seen a few reports of some small ones
being found already too.

Good luck
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 7:52 pm   #4
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Re: hen of the woods newbie?

Hey thanks a lot fellas, will keep y'all posted about future trips huntin
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 7:59 pm   #5
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 8:00 pm   #6
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Re: hen of the woods newbie?

My one secret spot is a old stump not far from some oaks. I really need to research it out more because it's the only spot I've found any so far and I've yet to check this year.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 11:34 pm   #7
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Hey mushrom jack I got 20bucks for 1 of those sandwiches. Thanks a lot for that picture now I have to go find a towel to wipe the drool off my keyboard!
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 11:38 pm   #8
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Hey Bachflock, ur last name vance? Just wonderin cause that's mine,
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 1:06 pm   #9
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Re: hen of the woods newbie?

Friends have stacked up about 50 plus in the past few days in southeast michigan....go get em. I've found one on a damaged maple too. Oaks are primary I believe. I'm heading out to my spots today.
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The great thing too, Mick, is that they can get HUGE! I've found them as big as 20+lbs! It's a great mushroom for a novice as they are fairly easy to find, and easy to identify. Good luck!
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