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Old May 1, 2014, 6:35 am   #1
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Mesh bags in Michigan?

Can anyone enlighten me on whether you are required to use mesh bags for collecting mushrooms in Michigan? Thanks and happy hunting!!
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Old May 1, 2014, 6:38 am   #2
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Re: Mesh bags in Michigan?

No, you are not required to do that Tom.
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Old May 1, 2014, 8:02 am   #3
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Re: Mesh bags in Michigan?

It is not a requirement to use mesh bags in Michigan, but, all true & real Morel hunters know this is the only way to spread spores throughout the woods or area's you hunt. DO NOT use any plastic bags when hunting mushrooms.
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Old May 1, 2014, 8:44 am   #4
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We found the best thing are onion sacks, bags...
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Old May 1, 2014, 9:33 am   #5
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Re: Mesh bags in Michigan?

Yep, onion bags come to mind, or some of those reusable grocery bags that are knit mesh. Such a great idea!
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Old May 1, 2014, 3:15 pm   #6
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Re: Mesh bags in Michigan?

I like to use the lingerie washing bags that you can buy at Walmart. They are softer than the onion bags, and are gentler on the fragile mushrooms. Just put a cord through the zipper pull, and it can be hooked to a belt loop, or carried over your shoulder.
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Old May 1, 2014, 6:27 pm   #7
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I'm with Char. Lingerie bags don't shred your morels. Edit. Or a bucket with holes drilled in it

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Old May 2, 2014, 8:05 am   #8
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Re: Mesh bags in Michigan?

I agree... a good idea to use mesh if that is all you have but put more than a few and the weight of the mushrooms start breaking them up against on the mesh. I have picked up a few wicker baskets that have gaps that will serve similar purpose without causing as much damage.
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I also use laundry bags....they work great...get them at dollar stores then tie a shoestring to it and you can put over your shoulder...perfect
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Old May 5, 2014, 12:47 pm   #10
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Re: Mesh bags in Michigan?

I have always used a basket with a wide flat bottom when I'm hunting a well-known public spot, where everyone knows what you are doing in there. I will use a mesh sac when I'm in a secret spot so that I can hide it under my coat when I'm coming out. I prefer the basket because this prevents damage to the mushrooms when you get a lot of them, but also has room between the slats to let the spores drop along the way. Plus, when you set the basket down, the mushrooms don't get dirty, and the mesh bags tend to get snagged on the undergrowth. Also, when you have several pounds in a mesh sack, the mushrooms on the bottom take a beating, both from the weight and the dirt.
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