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MO man finds giant morel mushroom

(Source: Sarah Ware) (Source: Sarah Ware)
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    It's morel hunting time. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, morels are popping up all around Missouri.

    It's morel hunting time. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, morels are popping up all around Missouri.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A man in Washington County, Missouri found a giant morel mushroom.

Charlie Ware found the mushroom on Sunday, April 24 while turkey hunting.

The Missouri Department of Conservation measured the mushroom.

They say it was 12 inches tall and the cap measured 13 inches in circumference.

When asked what they plan to do with it, Charlie Ware's wife, Sarah, said they were going to fry it up and eat it for their son Alex's birthday.

According to the MDC, early spring is the perfect time for morel hunting. They say they have a short, specific growing season of just several weeks in spring.

You can click here for some tips on mushroom hunting and how to know if they're edible.

Viewers have sent us several pictures of their morel catches. You can click here to check them out.

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