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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. — It’s morel mushroom season, and a hunter from Sullivan County recently hit the mother lode.

In 4 days, Nick Cullison of Hymera found 40 pounds of morel mushrooms.

He told WTWO-TV in Terre Haute that finding all those morels was “a lot of work,” but it’s something he wants to pass along to future generations.

“It’s a good family activity. Get your friends involved; get them outside, get them in the woods,” Cullison told WTWO.

How You Can Hit the Morel Motherlode

Want to hunt for morels? You’re in the right place at the right time!

The best time to hunt for morel mushrooms is in April and May, and Indiana is prime morel-hunting country because of its many beech, elm, poplar, ash, and sycamore trees.

If you’ve never been morel hunting before, start with a trip to a state park!

Mushroom hunting for personal, non-commercial use is allowed at most state parks and no license is required.

Visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website for more information about mushroom hunting in Indiana.

Ed. Note: The original image in this article has been replaced because it featured a ‘false morel’, which is poisonous. 

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