It's Febuary, the month when mushroom hunters start to get the itch to prepare for the season. Most already ate their last morel mushroom out of the freezer. Come March when things start to warm up- this feeling gets much stronger, let's face it... Mushroom Hunting should come with a warning label- it is more adictive then sigarets! I know people that quit smoking, i don't know not 1 soul that became a mushroom hunter & just quit. It gets in your blood. And there is nothing wrong with that, there are millions of people that do it every year. It is peacuful, relaxing, has a calming & reaving power.. oh, and it tastes good, haha. I have been doing this all my life & fortunatly I have the pleasure of talking to thousands posably hundreds of thousands of mushroom hunters every year due to all our festivals to do around mid west. Great people.. all of them, everyone has a unique story. So many diffirent people share this feeling.. young & old, rich & poor, men & women. Some hit the woods after a long day at a factory, some shed off their business suits and slip in camo, some after school & some can barely walk yet- they haven't missed a mushroom season in over 60 or 70 years. So many great charectors .. the funiest part to me is every one is so open till the season hits .. things get secretive & they just disapear lol. Till the seasons end, when everyone magicly apear again & reaveal their harvest pictures with stories. You wait for the mushroom hunting season all year & when it's here it may only last 2 weeks in some parts of the country, that's why people try to get out every day or even take most of their vacation days to be able to hunt morels.
If it wasn't for mushroom hunting and fishing life would be a mistake. Find your passion and let it guide you.