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Morel Mushroom Season Has Begun


April 28, 2021

LINCOLN – There is good news for foragers. The morel mushroom picking season is just beginning.

Some morels now are being found along eastern Nebraska’s river bottoms. In a few weeks, they will emerge in hilly wooded areas above rivers.

“Look for morels near dead and decaying trees like cottonwoods,” said longtime morel hunter Greg Wagner, public information officer with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Walk slowly and scan the ground carefully. Where you find one, you should find more.”

Wagner said it is important for morel mushroom hunters in Nebraska to know they must...

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