The Mushroom Hunter

A Son’s Story of His Father’s Passion

The Mushroom Hunter is a Doc Film of Thirty Minutes

Torg and his buddies have hunted morel mushrooms for over fifty years. In this documentary shot in North Central Indiana, hear their stories, learn some of their secrets, and join them for a local hunt. This is a story of friendship and the trials that come with getting older.  

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from left to right: Casey Jones, Martin Torgerson, Kenny Hattery

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Vic Heater on the left and Martin Torgerson on the right head into the woods for a hunt

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Onesheet more Information about The Mushroom Hunter (pdf)

Bill Torgerson pdf filmmaker bio

Media Kit for Bill Torgerson provided by Cherokee McGhee Press

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Tips for Hunting Morel Mushrooms

When mushroom hunters begin to talk about how to find morel mushrooms, they talk about hunting trees.

It’s hunting for trees that is why in the documentary film The Mushroom Hunter, you’ll see my dad and his friend Vic looking up in the air and pointing off in the distance so much.

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There’s two trees to get started with:

 

1.  The almost dead or newly dead elm tree. These trees will produce roonies for years. The biggest tell tale sign I’ve heard about is the peeling bark.

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the sort of peeling bark that makes me take a closer look

2. The living ash tree, most easily identifiable through its white-colored splotchy marks.

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the white splotchiness that marks some ash trees

 

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Footage from Brown County Morel Festival will appear in feature film.

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Morel Mushroom Documentary Progress Report

The Mushroom Hunter is a Documentary Film

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I’ll be filming at Brown County Fest

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