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Next Time You Are Hunting, Don't Forget The Shrooms

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by duncan, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Was hiking near Skykomish, WA over the weekend and was introduced to some meadow mushrooms.

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    Tasted great with our steaks.

    Next time you go hunting, these go well with any meat!
     

  2. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Well, I sure ain't the expert that Duncn is, and I would trust him here. BUT, I do know to warn you old boys not to eat the mushrooms growing out of cowpies in the shade, unless you want to go on a trip without an airplane ! :wow: :rofl:

    Years a ago, hippies used to climb the fences on ranches around and pull the mushrooms outta the cow pies. That was back in the 60's and 70's, but just to let y'all know, they still grow in them 'and I would think' they are still Jimi Hendrixville ! :rollingeyes:

    Hate to see a bunch of hunters out on their deer lease floating around chasing micky mouse and donald duck after they eat supper ! :rofl:

    Know your mushrooms boys ! haha.


    When is the steak supper Duncan ?



    CanyonMan
     
  3. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Don't worry guys. I learned an old adage . . .

    There are old mushroom hunters and there are bold mushroom hunter. But there are NO old and bold mushroom hunters.

    We picked with an experienced mushroom expert who had been harvesting from that area for years. Literally just got introduced to the hobby with benefits.

    Best thing is to study online and then forage with experienced hunters to easily identify the good stuff.

    Nothing exotic, just easy to identify safe and edible non-poisonous varieties.

    http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/meadow_mushroom.htm

    But the caution is right.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010
  4. crash700

    crash700

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    I am not chancing that one.
     
  5. Wow, fcps.edu is Fairfax County Public Schools, Wonder what my local county schools are doing hosting a page on wild mushrooms???
     
  6. Hummer

    Hummer Big Member

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    Those Agaricus look great, Duncan. I used to collect those by the bagful in the pastures east of the Front Range of the Rockies. They're not found in the mountains though, or much in the dry canyons and mesas of western CO. We did get a small fruiting of Boletes in the high country during early August but haven't enough rain to produce many edibles this year.

    For sure, wild mushrooms with elk steak and pan fried trout over a campfire are heaven.
     
  7. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Thanks. They sauted wonderfully.

    I'm going to have to increase my elevation a bit to get choice mushrooms for me deer and elk steaks.

    I picked those at 1,500 plus feet at a meadow in Skykomish, WA near the river.

    Would love to find some chantrelles.

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    Most wonderfully tasting mushrooms you can find.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010