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What mushrooms are in season right now? Where could I hunt now?

  • 20 Sep 2020 9:07 AM
    Reply # 9250836 on 5002919
    Terri Clements (Administrator)

    If we get rains lots of fungi will fruit.  That's a big if as we get most of our rains between mid June and mid September and this year was very dry.  Some people have found pockets of moisture on the Mogollon Rim where caesar's, boletes, slippery jacks and others are fruiting.

  • 22 Jul 2020 7:26 AM
    Reply # 9118436 on 5002919

    David, We in live in Payson too.  Ive been hunting mushrooms for a short three years but got the most out of last years white mountain forey.  Walked side by side Mike Detcher and his family.  Lots of knowledgeable people there.  Registration open now for this year. Good luck!

  • 13 Jul 2020 4:24 PM
    Reply # 9100212 on 5002919
    Michael Dechter (Administrator)

    Still waiting for more rain to come before getting out to mushroom hunt. We have some forays planned for August. Spots are limited, but August is generally the best time to get out!

  • 07 Jul 2020 11:27 AM
    Reply # 9086480 on 5002919

    Go where the rain is...but you need to be proficient with identification as a lot of gilled  Mushrooms are out after rain... So not picking for a beginner again unless you are proficiant with gilled mushrooms other than possible oyster mushrooms.

  • 20 Jul 2018 10:59 AM
    Reply # 6390566 on 5002919

    Is Any one going for Mushroom hunt, this season ?

  • 31 Jul 2017 1:14 AM
    Reply # 5003483 on 5002919
    Beth Bilodeau (Administrator)

    Also puffball mushrooms

  • 31 Jul 2017 1:12 AM
    Reply # 5003481 on 5002919
    Beth Bilodeau (Administrator)

    Oyster mushrooms, lion's mane, cauliflower mushrooms, slippery jacks Aspen boletes, rubriceps boletes, boletus Barrowsii, chicken in the woods, chanterelles, lobster mushrooms.... with all this rain we have quite a few mushrooms out there!!...Chris May posted a map of areas to go hunting on Facebook if you can't find it I can see if I can locate it or you could ask Chris directly..thanks beth

  • 30 Jul 2017 1:35 PM
    Message # 5002919

    Hello Everyone!

    I am new to the AZ mushroom hunting and very excited to get out there and find some mushrooms!

    Do you have any tips on what mushrooms are in season and where my wife and I could hunt?

    We live in Payson and would appreciate any tips or pointers on where we can drive to get started hunting?

    Any advice is welcome!

    Thank you in advance.


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