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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2010
    madison county illinois
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    GINSENG HUNTING

    i hunted ginseng years ago but having moved close to st. louis pretty much given up on it. is there anyone out there that still hunts this and what are the rules and regulations regarding ginseng hunting? is it still worth anything?

  2. #2

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370

    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    I have a couple friends in this area ( Tioga Co., Pa.) that have been going gingin for many years. They still do it and make some good extra income from it. I'm not sure about state lands anymore. They have come out with some new laws. Best to check first.
    Good luck,
    Clayton

  3. #3
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    Aug 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    I just did some reading on this not long ago. Price was selling for some big bucks. But...there are very stringent laws about hunting ginsing. Plants must be mature, not sure but like at least 3 stemmed, or 3 years old...something like that. the berries must be planted immediately in the same vicinity, any other immature plants must be replanted immediately, and on state lands here I think you need a permit...and there is only a few months out of the year they can be harvested.
    Lots of videos on you tube on it. Quite interesting.
    I think it was going for around $80. an ounce or pound..
    Sorry but the memory isn't working so good tonight.
    Best plants are dug without damage to the roots.....command the highest prices.
    I've seen some around me but never knew what it was til I saw the videos. Now if I could remember WHERE I saw it...lol

    Al
    I think...therefore I am.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2005
    West Virginia
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    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    350.00 - 400.00 dollars per pound here in West Virginia.
    Just because it did not work does not mean it was not a good plan!

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2010
    madison county illinois
    267

    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    thanks for the info. i know it use to be around september here in illinois before you could harvest it . ill check with the conservation department for rules. thanks again. steve.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2011
    PA
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    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    Yep....the regs on 'seng in Pa. are just as bigskyal said......but the wild root or woods grown sells for 350 - 450 a pound depending on who you sell to, and how dry the roots are, and how they look (growth rings) and ifthey are large, or have any special shape to them. Some, for instance if they are shaped like a man (arms, legs, and body) can sell for up to 1500.00 or more. That would be an exceptional root however.
    Paul

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2010
    madison county illinois
    267

    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    Quote Originally Posted by paul of Penna
    Yep....the regs on 'seng in Pa. are just as bigskyal said......but the wild root or woods grown sells for 350 - 450 a pound depending on who you sell to, and how dry the roots are, and how they look (growth rings) and ifthey are large, or have any special shape to them. Some, for instance if they are shaped like a man (arms, legs, and body) can sell for up to 1500.00 or more. That would be an exceptional root however.
    Paul
    thanks paul for the info. steve.

  8. #8
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    Apr 2010
    Toivola,MI
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    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    couldn't tell ya because here in MI you can't pick it wild. I know in southern WI I used to see farms set up all over the place.
    HH-drewan
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  9. #9
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    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    You usually pick it in September during hunting season. My dad used to pick it. I beleive he could only pick the plant that had 5 leaves or more. Had to plant the berries asap. I know he made a lot of extra money on it. You will have to check with your state laws......Matt
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  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2010
    madison county illinois
    267

    Re: GINSENG HUNTING

    thanks guys i know when i hunted it years ago in warren county ilinois you could only harvest the plants with a certain amount of leaves and had to replant the berries where you found the plant. god only knows where i planted those berries

 

 

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