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Mushrooms hunting advice from the pros

A.C. Burcky: sit on a rotted tree stump and listen

quietly till a mushroom pops, then go look for it.

It’s mushroom season. To prove it, we’ve hunted for stories about mushrooms in the Bluffton News instead of searching for the actual toadstools in area woods. Our search discovered some very interesting stories. 

From May 4, 1954, Bluffton News – Two parties of mushroom hunters have returned with stories of having spotted deer in the woods nearby.

 

Edgar Root flushed a doe in the Reese Huber Woods while mushroom hunting on Friday. The deer was about three-quarters grown.

 

And Robert Benroth and his boys, Tommy and David, reported seeing a young deer in a woods about four miles southeast of town along the Bentley Road.

 

And speaking again of mushroom hunting, A.C. Burcky advises the best way to locate the elusive sponge fungi is to sit on a rotted tree stump and listen quietly till a mushroom pops, then go look for it.

 

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Besides harvesting a live chicken, which was a shocker for a suburban youngster, and milking the one dairy cow I had the pleasure of mushroom hunting on the small paved road in front of my great aunt Alice (Steiner) Moyer’s home in Mt Cory in the 1950s. She was quite decisive in terms of what to pick and what not to pick. She obviously made good choices as I’m here to tell the story. I also learned the origin of the oft used quote (back in the day): “running around like a chicken with its head cut off!”

Fred, thanks for helping me to awaken those memories


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