Methods of finding them vary according to the region I think.
NW Ok, they find them around cedars. Personally, in NC Ok, I've looked under thousands of cedars and never found a single one. We find ours mainly around trees that are dying or in the process of dying, mainly elm, but have been found around other trees as well.
In your area, I don't have a clue where to look, but I have a buddy in Antlers that goes all the time so I'll text him shortly and see what his method is.
What I do know is that they are hard to spot, but when you find one, there are typically more right in that same area. It takes a trained eye to spot them but once you see what they look like, it's like a curtain gets lifted.
There are false morels that some eat, but I now some that have been sick eating them. The way to know if its a true morel is that it will be hollow on the inside.
False morels will have some webbing in the center.
Don't know if it helps, but if one finds some, we put them in a mesh bag to shake as we are walking around to spread the spores. When getting home, I wash them in well water, and pour the slurry around some dead trees hoping to get some started there. Haven't had any luck so far, but YouTube is full of videos with people doing that with success.