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    Marksman James Cannon's Avatar
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    Mushroom Hunting in Southern Louisiana

    Going to be spending a couple days at Lake Fausse State Park this weekend, and while there, might end up hiking with folks a bit. Made me think... I used to mushroom hunt from time to time during the wetter seasons in Missouri, when I still lived there. What is mushroom hunting like around these parts?

    I'm about to see what Google turns up for me, as well as checking out the State Agri sites for some mushroom guides. I'm sure Wildlife & Fisheries has a State specific mushroom guide... Missouri Conservation dept. always did, anyways.

    Thought I'd get some 'local' opinions/experience though, and couldn't find any other threads, here, about it, really.

    Are there better seasons for it?
    What are the more popular -edible- mushrooms to find?
    Think Lake Fausse is even a decent spot for finding anything?

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    Stick with a pellet rifle or .22LR, anything larger will just blow them to shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedRacer View Post
    Stick with a pellet rifle or .22LR, anything larger will just blow them to shit.

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    I think the most popular that people hunt in south LA grow in cow poo

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    run a search for "Louisiana" over here at http://www.shroomery.org/forums/search.php under mushroom hunting and identification. There seems to be a good bit on info.

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    Ahh nothing like a good morel in southern illinois in the spring time though.,

    Funny about the pellet rifle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by themcfarland View Post
    Ahh nothing like a good morel in southern illinois in the spring time though.,

    Funny about the pellet rifle..
    Yea, when I awws still in Central Missouri, we most often focused on morels.

    I think .22lr is a good choice. It'll give me a chance to practice with my new irons, and the ammo is light enough to not bother me while hiking. (wasn't sure if I should have put the topic here, or not, but it seemed to make the most sense)

    Thanks for the link, BearIT, that site has turned up some good stuff. Couldn't find anything in my look around the LA Wildlife and Fisheries, but I may not be looking in the right places... though maybe not quite the mushrooms I was looking for Unless I'm just finding only hallucinogenic hits on the site. I'm looking elsewhere though.
    Last edited by James Cannon; July 15th, 2010 at 09:27 AM.

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    I get mine from the glassy eyed guy that hangs out behind the Ra Shop (lol)
    "Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."

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    Can someone please explain hunting for a mushroom. I thought only teenagers did this in cow pastures.

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    lots of oyster mushrooms at the lake. Check the willow trees. Not sure bout any other kinds though.

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