burn there ass with buck shot they wont be back,,,shoot first ask later,,nothing worse than meth-head thief,,its happened to me, and i have federally protected land with lots of root,,but i also have good cameras,do what you have too to protect your ginseng,,,we are all a dieing breed,,,,unlike the snot nose breed of thiefs that are mad at the world and take what they want,,,,just go back to the old day methods,,cut a finger off, or poke an eye out,,,they'll have to quit eventually.......
well guys i have heard alot of people talk about unethical diggers and i do fully agree whith alot of you exspecaily going on to private lands (NONO) but they are some of the guys who may have got laid off or who knows what there reason for needing the sang bad enough to do what some do but anyway ,a thought for eveyone to think about, juge all people like you would want to be juged ,one day it may be you getting judged .Im sure i will catch hll over this but we all have been guilty of judgeing some time or another and did not understand what was behind someones intentions or why they felt the need to do what they did so All i can say is judge people like you would want to be judged just a thought for the day GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL TODAY if you get to hunt P,S I AM NOT FOR POACHING or digging everything in the woods PLEASE DONT GET ME WRONG THIS IS JUST A THOUGHT TO THINK ABOUT .I WILL NOT DEBATE ABOUT THIS POST WITH ANYONE IT WAS JUST SOMETHING I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE WITH YOU ALL .
coondog this is not a disrepectful comment to your thought,but is how I see this matter in sincerity and not of a argumenitive nature,and not intended that way.
There is no right way or reason to dig the seed out of the mountian for any reason,if any one is in that bad of shape then they should sign up for food stamps,and most states even offer assitance in houseing,even in bill arrangement,those little 2 prongs and small 3`s are not going to make a difference in any bodys income there is no weight there,this may be taking as a judgement I sure dont mean it that way,but if this is a judgement then it is a right judgement.Another thing drug atticks and theives may consider is this get a job,it works for the rest of us.
Heres the thing. If you dig them when they are small you will never get those great big tops with those big roots with long necks on them. Also those big old plants are where 95% of the wild seed comes from. 25 berries on an old four prong compared to 1or 2 berries on a young 2 or 3 prong plant. Do the math, By harvesting this way a person is not harvesting from a patch, but eliminating it. I'm not trying to judge anybody here, I am simply stating how it is!