Morel mushrooms? Yes, please!
I started hunting morels as a four year-old and filled up on my share over the years. I still keep an eye out for the delicious fungi, although I no longer head out in search of morels, soley, anymore. I now find them more in the same way that some hunters get their wolves–opportunistically. They are one of my favorite things to eat, for obvious reasons to those that eat them. For those interested in selling morels, they can bring in upwards of $13-$14/pound at times, and there are a lot of people who take advantage of that for income.
But, the morel market is similar to the fur market in the sense that it fluctuates. However, taking the time to find morels is always worth it regardless of what you do with them, in my opinion. I mean, really…who doesn’t like being out in the woods…especially if you’re foraging for your own food? I mean, isn’t that why we live here in Montana? For those interested in a more convenient and less time-consuming method of acquiring morels, how about growing them yourself…at home? I haven’t tried it, but take a look at this video: