Mushroom hike at Oahe Downstream

From the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks:

PIERRE, S.D. – Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, five miles north of Fort Pierre, will be the site of an opportunity this month to learn about South Dakota’s other gold – the tasty morel mushroom.
 
A walk in the popular state park, to learn more about morel mushrooms and rules for their harvest on public lands, will be held May 15, at 10 a.m. CDT.
 
“Be careful! Mushroom hunting has been known to become highly addictive, like an endless Easter egg hunt!” said Pat Buscher, Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Park Supervisor.
 
Guests will share recipes and tips for finding secret “hotspots.” Those participating in the walk should wear comfortable hiking shoes and long-sleeved shirts, and they should bring walking staffs, citrus or onion bags and insect repellent.
 
There is no charge for the morel mushroom program, although a state park entrance license is required at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. For more information, call the park office at 605-223-7722.

 

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Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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