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Morel mushroom

A morel mushroom is spotted during a mushroom hunt May 2009 in West Bend, Wisconsin.

JACKSON (AP) — Commercial mushroom pickers in Wyoming will get another month to hunt for tasty treasures in an area that burned in a forest fire.

Areas in the Rocky Mountains that have burned recently and received abundant rain and snow are good places to look for morel mushrooms.

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials recently instituted a $300 permit for commercial mushroom hunters in a burn area near Bondurant in western Wyoming.

The permits were valid through July 3. The Jackson Hole News&Guide reports forest managers have extended the season, allowing commercial picking to continue until Aug. 1.

People picking for personal use don't need a permit but can't collect more than 3 gallons per day.

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