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Anyone been Out Lately for Chaterelles and Such?
Posted: 06 July 2013 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve seen some reports of chanterelles and black trumpets in southern Illinois.  Anyone been out in the north?

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Posted: 06 July 2013 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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found a very few chanterelles in central Illinois…heading down farther south tomorrow and am hoping to find some more. Have never partaken of or hunted the others.

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Posted: 07 July 2013 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Murdy, I have never looked for them, Are they good?

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Posted: 07 July 2013 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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What’s one of these chanterelles look like?  I’m not to thrilled about being in the woods right now.  Doing treestand work and brush cleaning on my food plot and came home with a deer tick, how I saw it is beyond me.  Probably still worth it for a mushroom though.

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Posted: 07 July 2013 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Here’s some pics (one of my favorite websites):

http://americanmushrooms.com/chanterelles.htm

There are more look-alikes than with something like morels, so take the time to learn what you are doing.  I like them,  but, then again, I like most shrooms (maybe all).  Seriously, they are a sought-after mushroom.

I’ve primarily found them when squirrel hunting in early August.  They stand out pretty good.  Never had a lot of luck with the trumpets, but, they’re black as opposed to yellow.

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Posted: 20 July 2013 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m still picking chanties down here, but we need a little rain to get them going again. Right now the ridgelines are dry, so the chanties are all down in the creek bottoms. UGH! It’s a thick hot muggy buggy journey…..on thing about the chanterelles that is great - they like a little room, so they are often found right along the edges of the trails (both human and game) so at least I’m not having to machete my way through.

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Posted: 21 July 2013 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We finally got a (badly needed) heavy rain last night, so hopefully that will get something going.

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Posted: 29 July 2013 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Went out this evening for a couple hours.  Despite the rains over the week end, everything still seemed pretty dry (Kendall County).  Didn’t find much of anything outside of 3 old coral mushrooms—I’ve heard they are edible but never tried them, anybody know anything about them?  I was encouraged by some posts on another blog saying people were finding chanties in Wisconsin, but, no luck here.  Anyways, me and a buddy are planning on giving it a shot in LaSalle County on Saturday (along with some squirrel hunting).

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