Yes there is seng in the northeast part of Alabama! It is not everywhere but can be found on the sides of some of the mountains I have already dug a few lbs with my dad this year and I am about to go back digging some more! We found a nice patch last week and I am about to go see if I can find more up higher on the mountain. It is true don't waste your time on the wrong side of the mountain! There are alot folk lore about old timers here planting hollows full of seng. It is true though people in this area hunt it every year. The seng here is really sensitive to the climate and on dry years will not come up and it will die down early for the season.