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Mushroom Hunting Info

Mushroom Hunting Info

Morel Mushroom - Morchella esculentoides

Hunting Morel Mushrooms

In many parts of the country, the most common edible mushroom that people hunt in the wild are morels.  Look here for more information on hunting this elusive springtime mushroom.


Common Edible Wild Mushrooms

Check out this page to look for the most common edible mushroom species. The mushrooms listed here are primarily based in the Midwest, so if you are on the West Coast it may not be your best resource.


Additional Wild Mushroom Species

We now have over 350 different species of wild edible mushrooms. Most of the pictures are from the Indiana area in the Midwest. The range for these mushrooms extends east to Pennsylvania and Ohio, and West to Iowa and Missouri. So if you are in this area of the country, these pages will be very useful to you.


State Mycological Societies

If you are new to mushroom hunting, the best way to learn is with someone who is experienced at identification. There are mushroom clubs throughout much of the country that hold events nearly every month. Check out this list of organizations, to find a club near you.