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Old 04-29-2011, 02:40 PM
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Sorry, I kinda of started this thread a little late in the season for most of us down here in central/southern Illinois but I was just wondering who all on here goes out hunting for them and where you live? I think most of them are done around here. We've still been finding a few fresh ones but not in big patches like usual. I think we actually got a little too much rain and it wasn't getting quite as warm as it needed afterwards. It's been a strange season though. We found a lot more blacks and peckerheads this year and some that look like a cross between a black/peckerhead and yellow/peckerhead.

Just wondering if anyone else has been finding them around here still?

It's getting quite popular these days and they will sell anywhere between $30-50 a pound around here.

Here's a pic of one I found yesterday. It was about a day or so old by the looks of it. It's next to a 20 oz soda bottle.

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:21 PM
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I have never seen those ugly things in my life... What are they used for?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:40 PM
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I'm just gonna keep my opinions to myself but i'm guessing it something that is not good

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:50 PM
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People eat them. They are considered quite the delicacy.


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Old 04-29-2011, 06:53 PM
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People eat them. They are considered quite the delicacy.


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Wow.. Thanks.. I only like the regular mushrooms they sell in the market and ••••ake when I am eating Japanese.. Those things look gross I would love to sample one now..
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:43 PM
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They are definately not what ya'll were thinking. They are really good battered and fried. They are getting more popular with people too. It can be a pain in the butt going through the woods looking for them unless you own some land and have a few good spots where you find them. They tend to pop up in somewhat the same areas every year. They only come up for 3 or 4 weeks so the season is very short. Thats why they are such a delicacy like Amy said. I know around here people will pay 30-40 dollars a pound for them and even more up north. I was actually thinking about trying to contact The History channel and pitching the idea of having it as a show. They have everything else on there anymore.
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To satisfy the desire of those weird enough to possess a hunger for fungi.

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Those things look gross I would love to sample one now..
See what I mean?
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To satisfy the desire of those weird enough to possess a hunger for fungi.


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All you non-midwestern people can diss them all you want...But don't knock it till you've tried it...They are freaking delicioius, WAYYYYYYYY better than normal mushrooms
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All you non-midwestern people can diss them all you want...But don't knock it till you've tried it...They are freaking delicioius, WAYYYYYYYY better than normal mushrooms
I grew up in Missouri and anybody who wants to eat a fungus is, just, well...
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