I just had my last dig also, I have deer hunted and morel hunted as well as small game since I was around 8. But this was my first year digging ginseng didn't even have a clue what it looked like, but I gotta tell you guys I fell in love with it. From now till the day I get to old to walk the hills I will be hunting and teaching my boys, when they get old enough. I think I done ok I dug about 4 pounds green. I hope to have close to 1pound and a few ounces dry. Thanks to your vids tnhunter and all of the post everyone else made about identifying and where to look. I am 100% hooked and hope to do better next year and have pictures for everyone. Good luck to the rest of you and Godbless
Awesome. It sure is addictive when you find it, and frustrating when you don't.
The first three times out I spent anywhere from 3 to 4 hours looking each time with no luck, then I was told it often grows where morels do and I have hunted them for over 20 years. I went to my best patch and dug 1pound 9ounces over three days it was well hidden I found 3 4 prongs the second day. Next year I will take a camera. I found over 400 legal ginseng plants this year planted hundreds of berries and left several hundred more 2 prongs for Nother year, I have always loved the outdoors and appreciated God's creation. And when I do any type of hunting I go all out and I cut no corners, I feel that is why I had such a great season. Thanks 2 everyone for posts.