OUTDOOR TALES: Saving morels takes effort

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By Phil Junker

There used to be years when spring would produce an abundance of morel mushrooms for this old hunter. However, weather, loss of hunting habitat and personal mobility have taken their toll.

In my early years, I usually hunted the mushrooms with my father. I was good at finding the tasty fungi, but Dad was an expert. He knew just where and when to look, plus had good eyesight.

Each spring, we usually found enough to send an airmail package or two of mushrooms to my aunt Florence in Denver. She loved eating them, and couldn’t find them in the Columbine state.

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