ended up with six pounds 4 ounces dry in minnesota plant half pound of seed thats all i could find hope fully i can get at least a pound of seed next year every one i have talked to says that there is a shortage of seed:(
Hey all, just joined the forum couple days ago and i'm looking forward to gaining insight on hunting and local prices. Didn't get to go as much as I would've liked. There are few things I enjoy more than hitting the mountains for ginseng. I just recently sold 13.8oz dry for $610 which will give me a little holiday money. Found some nice 4 prongs this year and still waiting to find that elusive 5 prong. Hope everyone had a great and rewarding year. I don't know if I can wait till next. I'm from sevierville, TN and as the crow flies not far from the smokey mountain national park. Hunt literally right outside the park on private property. very lucky and very blessed.
thanks latt and good job tnhunter, ginseng hunting gets in your blood like nothin else. Only thing comparable is arrowhead hunting for me. Like you said the seng is out there but you gotta hit it everyday all day while season lasts hard to do with a lot going on.
wildspirit44... Welcome to the Wildgrown forums! I hope you will hang with us and share some great Ginseng hunting stories! I was born in Knoxville, lived in Knox County until I was 13, lived in Mississippi for 2 1/2 years then lived in Sevier County on Grassy Branch Rd. when I was 15 until I was 19 years old when I received my' Draft Notice and signed up for the U.S. Army. After getting out of the U.S. Army, I landed a job with the Federal Government which took me to Florida for 6 years, West Virginia for 10 years and then finally back to the area in October of 1994. I have lived in Jefferson County ever since moving back here with my job from which I retired from in 2011. I dug a lot of Ginseng in Sevier County while growing up during my' mid to late teen years and probably know a lot of places that you know and hunt!
Thanks huntsman for the warm welcome. Sounds like you have been around the block a time or two. Yes, very familiar with grassy branch. Looking forward to visiting the forum often and learning a thing or two from you seasoned veterans. I have traveled around a bit but there's still no place like tennessee. Thanks again for the welcome and most of all thank you for your service to the country sir.