Mushroom permits at Medicine Bow National Forest

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is offering permits for harvesting wild mushrooms at all six district ranger offices.

Permits for both personal and commercial mushroom collecting are available for forest lands.

The personal-use permits are free and allow people to gather up to one gallon of mushrooms a day or up to five gallons per calendar year. One gallon of non-dried mushrooms equals approximately five pounds.

Commercial permits cost $20 each and allow permit holders to harvest up to 50 pounds, or about 10 gallons, in a seven-day period. People may buy up to five commercial permits each calendar year.

Commercial permits are only available on the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Harvesting mushrooms is prohibited in Wilderness Areas, Research Natural Areas and Special Interest Areas.

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