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Shroom smuggling: Mushroom hunters invade fire-ravaged California forest despite ban

By Mary Papenfuss GROVELAND Calif. (Reuters) – Smugglers in northern California’s fire-ravaged Stanislaus National Forest are sneaking out pricey contraband – not marijuana this time, but a favorite delicacy of foodies: the luscious morel mushroom. Despite a record “flush,” or bloom, of the tasty, wild fungi, mushroom hunters are banned…

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