Hunting Texas Morels

So hunting morels in Texas is a bit of an art. We are just in the trans-evaporation line that divides the country from rains-more-than-it-evaporates to evaporates-more-than-it-rains. We are smack dab the the right spot to have some morels.

And morels, of course, like alkaline soil not acid soil. True die hard morel hunters take pH kits with them to test likely hunting grounds.

The trick is to find the zone where morels are found. The easiest way to picture it, is a line from Dallas to Austin and 80 miles wide.

As for the terrain they are found in, look for limestone and Juniper trees. A video explains it better…

Also, let it be known morels have been spotted under sycamore trees in Texas. Most folks know about Morels being found within the drip line of Elm, Apple, and others but the sightings in Texas are few and far between for those. If you have seen this in Texas, comment below. Do mention the closest city, as well.

But the vast majority of morels I’ve ever encountered is under Juniper. They grow in pairs and triplets, troops of fruiting in an area the size of a bus. When you find them, you need to take a GPS waypoint and find them again next year!

For those in the North, Here is morel hunting tips from Funktified Foods…


and a chef taking you morel hunting and cooking




5 Responses to “Hunting Texas Morels”

  • Janice says:

    I would LOVE to go mushroom hunting. I’m originally from Iowa and we would brave cow patties, ticks, and lots of brush to find the precious morel. If you know where to find them on publicly accessible property (or even private property where the owners are friendly.)I live in North Austin. Do you ever take anyone hunting with you?

  • Paula Petersen says:


    I live in Fort Worth. I used to go morel mushroom hunting with my grandparents when I was a child. They lived in Kansas. My question is… Is the season over in Texas? Will I need to go to the hill country? Is there any where near me in Fort Worth to go? Would love to hear from you!

    Thank you Paula

  • EmotionalSunshine says:

    Hey, this is one of the best tip videos that i have found here about Texas. I live in texas and have been an avid hunter of mushrooms and identifying them for about a year and a half now. I’ve been looking and looking for Morels and have never found them at all yet! It does give a bit of discouragment but I did not know how abundant they are in our hill country! I had always thought of maybe taking a trip to the Piney Country part of Texas and giving it a whirl, but after this I WILL be going to the Hill country part of Texas coming Spring of 2012! Thank you so much for your tips and input…ES!

  • Teresa Charleston says:

    I grew up in Indiana &^ we hunted morels every spring. I am alittle intimidated by Texas’ Flora and Fona. Is there such a thing as amushroom huntig group?? Or does anyone sell morels in San Antonio? fresh ones that is ,?

  • Samantha says:

    I live in Tyler and we are going to start looking today. We know of a couple places to search for them but they are few and far between.

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