Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pine Mushrooms

The dog and I haven't been getting out enough this fall, with all the interruptions caused by the flood, and I had a craving for some pine mushrooms and the dog for grouse hunting -- she's a Lab/Chesapeake and lives for the sounds and clicks a shotgun makes when you pick it up,  because she knows it means an outing.  We decided we would try to do both today.  There seems to be a reasonable crop of Pine Mushrooms this year, but not much money in them.  One picker I talked to this week picked all day and made $125, but #1's are only $5.00/lb (used to be $30-50 only a few years ago), so he must have packed a lot of mushrooms off the mountain.  We were strictly in it for the food.

It wasn't highly successful on either front, but three decent mushrooms and the dog flushed five grouse which the shooter managed to get one of.  We both came home happy and sore from all the climbing we did, but my wife and I enjoyed a good meal of grouse and mushrooms. The dog hasn't moved from in front of the fire...

Typical Pine Mushroom country in Bella Coola
It was raining lightly most of the morning, then steadier in the afternoon and evening, but we made the best of it. Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. Hello Grizzly:

    Do you know how the pine crop is/was in the West Chilcotin/Anahim Lake area this fall? Thanks. Squash