Re: Privilege of hunting for mushrooms in PA
- When was at the NAMA foray in Oregon this year we also needed a
permit to hunt mushrooms there. The permit was free for non
comercial harvesting and they also provided a map for free that lists
all the locations where the Matsutake mushrooms grow. If anyone
would be kind enough to provide me a map of where all their favorite
Pennsylvania edible mushrooms grow I would be extreamly thankful.
--- In email@example.com, "Jim Strutz <strutzj@y...>"
> Wendy and I participated in NAMA's regional mushroom foray instate
> Mendocino, California last weekend. We had a great time hunting for
> mushrooms and meeting some very nice people.
> We learned from the people there that they cannot legally hunt for
> mushrooms in any parks in California. They can only hunt for
> mushrooms in state forests (of which there are only 8 in the entire
> state) and only with a permit. They are also limited to collecting
> one gallon of mushrooms per person per day. The demand for wild
> mushrooms has created a market there which made it lucrative for
> people to earn cash by hunting for mushrooms. This sort of
> commercialization ultimately led the state government to close
> parks to mushroom hunters. County and local governments quicklynew
> followed suit.
> I wanted to remind our club members that we should respect the
> privilege of being able to legally hunt mushrooms in state, county,
> and local parks, and in state game lands (although there are some
> regulations changes regarding the latter) in Pennsylvania. Weshould
> endeavor to keep it that way by doing what we can to prevent itfrom
> becoming a commercial venture as it has in California.