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This advice comes from the Mammoth Cave National Park mushrooming regulations.
Mammoth Cave is a popular place to hunt morels, and park rangers are concerned that the morel population may be seriously affected by the volume of mushrooms that is removed each spring.
Regulations designed to prevent a depletion include the following:
- No more than 2 gallons of morels per person per day may be removed.
- Morels must be collected and carried in a mesh bag (like the bags that onions are packed in) so the spores can fall out and propagate the species.
From a news item in Kentucky Living, May 2007, Volume 61, No. 5, p. 21.