Wyoming Forest Extends Commercial Morel-Hunting Season
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Commercial mushroom pickers in Wyoming will get another month to hunt for tasty treasures in an area that burned in a forest fire.
Areas in the Rocky Mountains that have burned recently and received abundant rain and snow are good places to look for morel mushrooms.
Bridger-Teton National Forest officials recently instituted a $300 permit for commercial mushroom hunters in a burn area near Bondurant in western Wyoming.
The permits were valid through July 3. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports forest managers have extended the season, allowing commercial picking to continue until Aug. 1.
People picking for personal use don't need a permit but can't collect more than 3 gallons per day.