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Wyoming forest extends commercial morel-hunting season

June 25, 2019

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 (11 liters) per day.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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