WILD MUSHROOMS

Our Oregon forests are bursting with mushroom life continually throughout the seasons. Though only 3% of mushrooms are edible, the learned forager can easily find some of best tasting morels to grace your dinner plate!

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CHANTERELLES

The Yellow chanterelle can be found in Oregon virtually all year round, depending upon the location. It is the state mushroom of Oregon for good reason. They are striking in appearance, most often trumpet shaped, brilliantly yellow in comparison to their surroundings, and often times found in giant groves! They are suited to many different types of cooking methods and are exquisite table fare. My guided trips for Chanterelles run from September in to November, in the Oregon coast range. While searching for them, we might also come across coral mushrooms, russulas, lobsters and angels wings. With some luck we might trip in to a chicken of the woods or even the sought after cauliflower mushroom. Given we will be in the coastal mountains, rain gear is a must as are layers of clothing. Make sure to bring a knife for harvesting along with a basket or woven grocery bag.

MORELS

Morels are among the handsomest of mushrooms, with their convoluted channels intertwining into what appears to be an interestingly spongy knob. Their unique flavor will make one’s eyes open wide with delight. My Morel trips begin in April and continue in to June. We will enter our National forests in the Cascades for our prized quarry. I will show you the distinguishing features of this top prized fungus along with its natural habitat. You will also learn about other fungi in the vicinity, including but not limited to false morels, snowbank morels, orange ferry rings, pig’s ears, puffballs, corals, oysters, and prized boletes, all of which can be seen at times when morels are fruiting. I will also teach you responsible harvest and preparation methods. When mushrooming in the Mt Hood National Forest, we will stop by a Ranger station to obtain necessary permits. Be prepared to dress warm, with layers, including rain gear to keep you dry, a basket or woven grocery bag, and a knife to harvest your mushrooms.

CALENDAR / SCHEDULE

Typical Mushroom Dates


Morels: April 15 – July 1
Chantrelles: Aug 15 – Nov 15

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TRIP PRICING

Cost per trip is $175 per person per day.

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Testimonials

  • I highly recommend Bill as a fishing guide. He is someone who will come prepared with the right gear, fresh bait and a comfortable boat making for a great relaxing day on the water. He will work hard and put in the time to get you into a fish. He is not afraid to change techniques until he finds a method that is working. At the end of the day he will clean your catch and send you on the way. Bill is the consummate professional, no need to worry about rough language even when a rookie mistake is made. He is interested in making sure you have a great time.
    Tim W.
  • My son & I have gone on two trips with Osprey Adventures this last year and they were both awesome experiences. Bill is a great guide, and he knows how to catch fish. Looking forward to going out with him again this year!
    Nate H.
  • Fishing with Bill was the best time I have ever had fishing. He gave my family and I one one of the most amazing fishing trips. My family can't wait to come back and fish with Bill again. He is incredibly knowledgeable and will work hard at making sure your trip is a memorable one!
    Mike L
  • As always Bill of Osprey Guide Adventures knew the water well. We floated by outstanding scenery and fished every part of the Nestucca. It was great to nail my first Winter Steelhead! A worthwhile Trip. Thanks "OGA" Jesse E.
  • If you have ever wanted to catch a big fish, Osprey Guide Adventures is where to go! Bill is a very skilled and experienced guide, he will teach you how to catch fish and you will have a great adventure!
    Gregg A
  • I've never had my arms be sore from fighting so many steelhead! Thanks, Osprey Guide Adventures!
  • If you are looking for a great guide, Osprey is the way to go! I have gone on two trips with Bill,  once bay clamming and once winter steelheading. Let me tell you,  I wasn't the least bit disappointed!  Bill is very knowledgeable about every service he has to offer. I encourage people to go on different trips with this guide in whatever you are interested in.  I know I will continue to go on trips with Osprey Guide Adventures, and I'm telling others about him.

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