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Big finds!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Terre Haute resident Parker Eaton (above) models mushrooms he located at an undisclosed location approximately 3 miles north of Brazil. His largest find (center) measured at 11 inches long and 2 inches wide. Brazil resident Dan Wesley (below) holds the mushrooms he excavated from his "secret mushroom woods" in Clay County. Each delectable fungi measured at approximately eight inches long.

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I wonder how many mushroom hunters actually obey the laws (no trespassing) and hunt on their own property. I have actually been confronted on my parents property by someone who did not have permission to be on the property.

-- Posted by former Clay Countian on Sun, May 3, 2009, at 6:40 PM

I am just waiting to see where someone else is in need of a new liver from eating the wrong type of mushroom. False morels are out there too.

While mushrooms are tasty, I'm not sure really worth the risk. I guess since I wasn't born and raised in Indiana, I don't see this the same way others do. We were always taught never to go pick mushrooms in the wild...

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Mon, May 4, 2009, at 6:40 AM

Jenny there are a lot of books that show you what ones are ediable & which ones arent. Former CLay Countain I can tell you some dont. I had some one tell me I didnt have permission to be on my own property. But i think its just like anything some respect property & ask permission while others dont. Same as fishing and hunting

-- Posted by kd323 on Mon, May 4, 2009, at 6:46 AM

kd323: I agree with you on the property thing. We've had people running beagles in our goat pasture and if you were at one of the latest cracker barrels there are actually people in this county who believe that landowners shouldn't have the right to prohibit deer hunting on their own property. People actually there thought it was their right to hunt wherever they want to no matter WHO owned the land and were complaining to politicians to change laws about this!!! I couldn't believe the ignorance or disrespect for people's property here.

At least those who are trespassing don't have guns like the hunters do. A lot harder to confront someone carrying a shotgun!

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, May 5, 2009, at 7:52 AM

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