4 Reasons Why You Should Be Hunting Morel Mushrooms This Year
Great for the mind, body and soul
After a cold winter and being stuck indoors, it feels great to finally get outside. The combination of fresh air, warm sun and tasty mushrooms is sure to have you coming back for more. It’s also great exercise and an easy way to drop those winter pounds, too. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that mushroom hunting coincides with scouting spring turkeys.
It coincides with scouting spring turkey
It just so happens that Morel Mushrooms start popping up at the time you should be out scouting spring turkey. Hens are moving from wintering areas to areas where they will start breeding. So when you’re out hunting mushrooms listen and look for hens. The roosters won’t be far behind. You can also look for tracks crossing dirt roads and even road kill. Be sure to take note of where you see and hear turkeys, the time of day, weather conditions, etc.
It’s a great way to introduce youth to the Great Outdoors
These days kids don’t spend enough time outdoors. Between school, video games and youth sports, there’s no “time” for enjoying the Great Outdoors. A simple mushroom hunting excursion can change that. Morels are fairly easy to identify, but not so easy to find. This combination is great for keeping kids engaged and having fun. Pro Tip: If you happen to spot a mushroom before they do, lead ’em over to that area and let them “find” it. You’re guaranteed to have a mushroom hunting partner for life.
They taste delicious
There’s a reason why Morel mushrooms cost a fortune…it’s because they’re so darn delicious. Morels have a taste that’s unlike other mushrooms you find at your local grocery store. They’re more “meaty” and have an earthy taste that goes great with everything from steak to pastas. I personally enjoy them with just a little flour and butter. You can find my favorite recipe here.