I didn't realize this forum existed. I'd forgotten about the "general outdoors" category as it's buried below a bunch of more specialized categories.
Anyway,I posted on a very small "mushrooms" thread on the 'campfire' forums...I suspect at least a few here sell morel mushrooms in springtime. As of 1/1/24 sellers will need state certification to do so. There will be numerous classes (and tests) available throughout the state this winter. I took the class and passed the test this past weekend.
Information is available at www.wiscosinmycologicalsociety.org
Picking mushrooms for sale will no longer be allowed on public lands. There are also plans in the works to have very restrictive bag limits in the near future. From what I undertsand,once those limits are in place,anyone with over (I heard the amount of 1lb) could be charged with "possession with intent to sell"....The justification there being "Nobody NEEDS more than 1lb."...Where have we heard THAT before? lol.
Nobody needs more than...10 bluegills. More than (how many?) rounds. Nobody NEEDS more than 3 walleyes. And nobody needs more than 1lb of wild mushrooms. Want more? Go again tomorrow.
"Nobody NEEDS ---" ... will be the justification for restricting other areas of our lives in the future too. Some unelected bureaucrat gets to decide what I do and don't need because he or she is "smarter" than the rest of us.
As many of us know,picking mushrooms is like picking apples from a tree. It does not affect the organism itself. By the time we find them,the mushrooms have usually sporulated already. They've reproduced....and with the exception of parks near urban areas - especially for morels - there really isn't much issue with competition for the resource.