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  1. #11
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    I checked last week once here in southern VA and found none. I think this week is prime and I've been too busy, everything has worked against me getting out to hunt. Good Lord willing I'll go tomorrow, but, usually I find a few into May here, mostly the smaller, darker variety. I search exactly the same as you, gulleys, washes, cedars, and Poplars, also find them around Hickory trees (here they are called "Hickory chicks").
    I just started hunting the things a few years ago, I've messed up a couple batches but seem to be able to get them right now. What do you bread with, and what do you fry them in?
    <(((>< In tribute to Ben, Duck Hunter extraordinaire, and man's best friend.

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    Bran,

    I've tried many ways and have found the most compliments from this:

    3-4 eggs in a bowl

    1/4 cup of milk in the egg bowl - wisk this up until mixed well. Set off to the side.

    2 packs of saltine crackers emptied into a gallon zip lock bag. Crush all crackers until fine.
    Place crackers into a separate bowl.

    After cleaning the morels, dip each into the egg, shake excess off then roll into the cracker crumbs and place on a plate.

    Heat a large skillet with at least 1/8" butter in the skillet till melted(medium heat).

    Place battered morels in skillet and flip till both sides are covered in butter.

    Then cook each side till golden brown.

    I hope you find them and post your pictures. Let me know how the recipe works for you.

    Breck

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    Found lots of these this weekend.



    And these.

    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzmcmanus View Post

    And these.

    Your poor wife I bet you are stinking up the house
    Call me if you want to go fishing, boating, hiking, or if you want to buy a foamie
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    I got into a good patch on Friday. Having trouble putting a pic up from my phone. Found about 140 between several spots.

    That's an interesting note about washouts and ground disturbances. I'll have to keep that in mind.

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    Ducky, my wife says I do a pretty good job of stinking the place up without the ramps. They just make me hardly stand myself.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    Thanks Breck,
    I'm going to try that next time. I just saw this and since I posted I've found a few and I battered them in chicken breader after dipping in egg. Sitting here eating a few now for lunch, very tasty!
    <(((>< In tribute to Ben, Duck Hunter extraordinaire, and man's best friend.

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    There was one growing right in Smokemont campground last week!

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