Are you tired of soggy fried morels? These morels are crispy on the outside, perfect on the inside and more delicious than you can imagine. Morel Mushrooms are usually picked in the wild, on north-facing hill slopes, under groves of tulip poplar trees, or; in apple orchards, or; in wooded areas where there was a forest fire on the previous year. In Zone 6, begin looking the second week of April, through the second week of May. A top state for wild morels is Michigan. The best conditions include warm, balmy days, two days after a soaking rain.