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Re: Hunting

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:35 am

↑ These are Amanita shrooms, perhaps A. flavoconia.

As Wikipedia puts it:
The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of agarics including some of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide, as well as some well-regarded edible species. This genus is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the death cap accounting for about 50% on its own. The most potent toxin present in these mushrooms is α-amanitin.
I read that Siberian tribes use A. muscaria (the common "fly agaric") to get high, even drinking each other's urine where the active stuff gets concentrated. (Blargh…)

But my comment was about the mushroom gatherers! :mrgreen:

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Re: Hunting

Post by WildCat » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 am

All non-hunters are banned from the area during firearms deer season. Not the time or place to take a hike or search for mushrooms!
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