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Morel mushroom

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

JACKSON (AP) — National forest managers in western Wyoming expect to see large numbers of mushroom hunters in the weeks ahead.

Forests that have recently burned are prime places to look for tasty morel mushrooms.

A large area of Bridger-Teton National Forest that burned in 2018 could be prime hunting grounds. Morels also like wet weather and the region has received plenty of rain and snow this spring.

The Jackson Hole News&Guide reports forest officials have implemented a $300 fee for morel hunters who sell their finds. They will only allow commercial morel hunting in the northern part of the Roosevelt Fire burn area.

Recreational morel hunters can hunt anywhere in the forest for free but may not collect more than 3 gallons of morels.

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