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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Sheephead Hunting

I went out yesterday in the morning and hit 8 spots and only found one small sheephead the the size of a softball under a white oak on the northeast side of the tree in a valley next to a small stream.Nothing much growing in the woods right now,we need some rain.I though with the rain we had 2 or 3 weeks back,that we would have some early sheepheads but i was wrong again.I'll be going back out in 3 days to check the small one i found to see if it grew any,sometimes they don't grow at all and other times they grow huge also found one buck rub.

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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 12:18 PM
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Re: Sheephead Hunting

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Any special woods/soil conditions to look for when searching for these mushrooms?? Thanks. Joe
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Possible rain this weekend hopefully will come. Still a bit early and no need to panic....... yet.

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Freytown.... bases of Oak trees (live), and Oak stumps.

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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Mostly at large white oaks,the bigger the better,the wetter the better.

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post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 08:06 PM
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Re: Sheephead Hunting

I walked through the couple of areas that I normally see them at and there has been no sign of sheepheads yet.

Ive been finding a lot of pink top, white underside with a white stem that are being pulled out of the ground by either deer or squirrels im guessing and having the caps eaten and the stems left to lay. Not too sure what they are but they must be good.
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post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 02:09 AM
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Re: Sheephead Hunting

Shippinit,the pink top,white stem,white gilled are probably
russula.There are very many species of russula that look very much alike.Some are deadly poisonous just so you know.I have been out my self and have seen many russula they do well in these conditions.Most of the boletes and scaber stalks have burned off.There are some sulfer shelf and craterellus cornucopioides to be found as well.Have not found the grifola frondosa yet either but found a few fistulina hepatica two days ago.The fistulina hepatica aka,Beef Steak was very good fried in butter and olive oil with garlic salt and pepper.Very tasty it's choice in my eyes and only has one look alike that I know of but in my opinion is easy to id.Well good luck guys,nice to see some posts on this board. ;-)
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post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 03:34 PM
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Got my first ramshead of the year today, and located 5 other ones that I am letting grow. The one I picked today was the size of a large watermelon and I get the same one every year in the same spot!!. The ones I left I will give a few days to see how they are growing.

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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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I never heard it called the ramshead and i been picking mushrooms for quite a few years.I'll be going out Wed morning,should be a good day.

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post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 12:42 AM
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I have been picking mushrooms since I was a little kid with my Dad and everyone in Schuylkill Co. always called them sheepshead or Ramsheads. Do u have any good recipes for making them than the usual butter and garlic or breaded I would appreciate them as my wife loves them . good luck on wednesday as these were the 1st ones I came upon this year

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