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By Roger Dey
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

Morel Season


Roger Dey

A group of morels shows the wide variety of shapes the mushrooms can take. Guidelines call for only harvesting mushrooms that are at least as large as an adult thumb.

Picking his way across burned patches of hillside above Sucker Creek Road, Joe Lafountaine kept an eye out for the small gnarled mushroom that proliferate in recently burned areas. He was having a good day.

"Oh, yeah, really good picking," he said. "Plenty to keep the family in mushrooms over the winter."

Lafountaine, of East Helena, makes the trip up to Lincoln every year and said he spends qu...

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