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Well my latin is bad but what I wanna know is, How do you all do it(shroom hunt that is).
My favorite way is to get in my kayak on a river that goes right by some cowfields arriving at dusk to pick. I have no idea whose field it is but I located it on microsofts terraserver websight.
Also there's a rest stop that's right by a big cow field with plenty of shade and a creek. I just stop in the picnic area and bolt off into the woods. Its a short walk to the field.
Do most people just park on the side of the road late at night and hop a fence or what?
blessed are the mushrooms
I just park on the side of the road in the middle of the day. I assume that most people would think I'm doing something completely innocent. I figure that the few that are in the know and think, "He's out looking for blue rings" would probably also think, "cool" as well.
I've bumped into farmers twice. The first time I told him, "I'm just going for a walk". He grinned knowingly and said, "You're after the golden tops, aren't you? There's heaps over there" and then just walked off. The second time, I told the farmer that I wanted to take photographs of the land and he enthusiaticly told me some scenic spots to check out. They're generally pretty cool down here. The only thing they don't like is people tresspassing and shooting the roos without permission.
And even if worst came to worst and they where incredibly angry, what can they do? I doubt they're gonna bother charging one lone hippy with tresspassing or anything. I'd say they'd just ask you to leave.
Hrm... they may call the cops, the cops may come out and search ya.. if they find shrooms.. its down hill from there.
We found a spot near a horse riding club where they dump piles of horse shit and wood chips-- excellent Pan subb habitat. We always just park on the side of the road and walk up the hill. We were only confronted by a person once and he told us that we didn't want to walk up the hill because thats where they dump horse shit and it might get on your shoes/smell bad. Pretty cool people in that area. It doesnt always work out like that, some people around here have been shot at with salt pellets, I'd imagine that would fuck you up pretty bad. I think this summer we are going to go up to a park and park our car then walk to a cow pasture near the park and check it out.
I do the boat float thing too Only its in 20' Lund with a 75 horse evinrude I float the chattahoochee in certain parts where cows fields are abundant on both sides of the river, its very easy acsess and if something happens you can hop back in the boat and be gone rather quickly.
I also have some favorite fields out towards augusta where its only dirt roads around for miles. I have a friend simply drop me off just down the road from the field. I walk to the field, jump the fence into the woodlines, stay out of sight, pick all I can, hop back out to the road when no cars are coming, drop my bags of cubies on the side of the road so that they look like everyday trash strewed along the roadside. Then I start walking and wait for my friend to circle back around, then we drive up to the bags I dropped, pick em up and high tail it back home. Works everytime
But I do like the boating technique best, as its the safest way to pick and transport without being suspected of any wrong doing. Only thing is I only have a few fields that are half assed decent that border the river. If I lived in Fla, I'd have a kyak and I'd be in those canals everyday