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04-29-2004, 12:18 PM
Sorry, no guns necessary.....
Found 21 Tuesday, almost 200 yesterday! Nothing really big, but a nice meal. ANy input on recipes? Something you can still taste the mushrooms with, not a lot of gravy. The first 21 went into a 6 egg omelate yesterday. Gave half of the others to a friend that gave me some birch to transplant at the cabin. Gonna fry'em up with a steak tonight. It's early yet, so I'm taking suggestions for future finds.....probably next to a brook trout.
Not looking for specifics but where are you finding them? I found a couple last weekend but don't have too many areas I know of to look.
My Fav. recipe is to cook them in butter then load up a venison burger (pardon the drool).
04-29-2004, 01:24 PM
Lake county, I'll narrow it further....maybe by July.
Just kidding, I find them in the fern field around my cabin. I saw some monsters a friend found along the water while fishing. Everything has been in the sun so far. Might find them in the partial shade when the weather stays warm, where the shade will preserve the moisture and they can still have warmth. Today should be excellent, but I'm busy. My grandpa always said to startlooking, "When the tree buds were the size of a squirrel's ear".
Thanks, I've always heard that you have to look for south facing edges or hillsides?? Also does it matter what type of trees are around, ie oak vs. popple?
You dont have to tell us where ,just give us the GPS numbers and we will go from there!!no really you can trust us, we wont tell anyone!! yea thats the ticket!!
04-30-2004, 11:08 AM
AP42183794......oh, wait, I think that was from my old Germany map. Or was that Iraq? I can't remember..... :p
Fox, I haven't been doing this long either. Most of mine were in the open. I tend to lean towards the poppels/aspen myself. Around the cabin, I have a mix of Aspen/pine along the creek, and lots of ferns. I found then in the grass too, but after some good rain. Last year I was finding good sized ones around clumps of dead ferns and under the area where my tap had been dripping because I left the hose hooked up. Good luck!
04-30-2004, 11:17 AM
Oh yeah, forgot. Karen soaked them in red wine with some steaks for dinner last night. Strawberry's and pound cake for desert. I guess I should do some work on the house this weekend. :rolleyes:
Tell ya what, sounds like you know where to find them and what to do after you have them, so just give us your address and what time dinner is! I'll even bring the beer (and not the cheap stuff) :p
05-02-2004, 08:41 PM
wasnt 200 but found 23 big whites today. the key...dead trees with the bark gone
05-11-2004, 12:18 PM
After the last rain, I found about 10 more that were getting to be a nicer size. I'm gonna give'em a couple days and see what they do. Now that it's warmer, this batch was in the shade, where the sun wasn't able to evaporate the surface moisture so quickley. This should be a good week, I've been hearing about a lot of other success's. Something to do til the water goes back down.
05-20-2004, 10:13 PM
the key...dead trees with the bark gone
Those would be dead Elms, try looking around the ones that are just starting to lose their bark. :) :)
05-23-2004, 07:56 AM
Well, Karen went down the trail (wooded) to work the horse and came back with a huge white. Cooked it up with dinner. I was busy with some wiring, so I couldn't go hunt. Have to go to Lansing tonight. :rolleyes: Maybe a little hunting is in order for Monday, so long as the water is high. "Course I need to do some tying too.
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