Rodeo Camp and Hunting For Morels

Rodeo Camp and Hunting For Morels

Susan Allen
Susan Allen
I'm Susan Allen welcome to Washington Ag Today. It's hard to think of anything positive about the wildfires that devastated our state last year with one exception. Burn areas are now a mecca for morals and hunting for that delicacy in the Blue Mountains is a favorite pastime for my family. Here's my son Tommy Allen host of the Sportsman's Spotlight radio program ideas on finding this often elusive mushroom.

Allen: Some quick tips on where to find morals.... even if you can't find a good burn area. Some of the best places to look are under trees that have small short needles, like the Tamarack. The morals will be right at the base of these trees; you have to look hard because they can look like a pine cone sitting there.

Can you tell us your technique for harvesting them?

Allen: You don't want to pull the roots out because the spores might not grow back next year. A good way to harvest them is to cut them right at the base so that you save those spores in the ground so they will be there next year when you come back to pick them.

What if you gather more than you can eat at one sitting?

Allen: Before you cook them you cut them in half put them on a cookie sheet freeze them then you can bag them from there.

Thank you mighty Morel hunter.

And.... Rodeo Bible Camp, it's a staple in Texas and now it's being offered in the Northwest. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 is welcome, no rodeo experience necessary but if you do like rodeo; rough stock, roping, riding or running barrels its a great way to take your game to another level because you'll have coaching from some of the Northwest's best cowboys and cowgirls. It all starts June 19-23, but registration needs to be postmarked by June first! Space is limited, and registrations are on a first visit

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