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