It was my 1st time morel hunting. It was fun. It was almost addicting looking for these things. Every time we found one, we wanted to stay for a few more minutes to look for another one. Anyway, to find morels, look for a moist wooded area with walnut trees, and a lot of rich decaying natural compost material on the ground. Look for morel that look like these and are hollow. If you see ones that are brainy like solid ones, they are poisonous. We did not see the fake morels.
How to cook morels and I am guessing any other mushroom:
cut morel in half and rinse
sprinkle with salt and pepper
dip in egg wash
dip in seasoned flour with whatever you want for herb and spices
skillet fry mushrooms in shallow butter or oil