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TOPIC: Digging in the Cherokee National Forest

Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37525

We got rained out today and tomorrow is the last legal day of the 2015 digging season. It has been a very good season with lots of ginseng seen and some dug. I think that I saw more young plants than I've ever seen before. That is a good sign and the news seems to be getting out that it's up to the diggers to save ginseng in the Appalachians. Kudos to everyone who planted. We will try one more day and that will be it for us.
Hugh
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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37528

Hugh i would have to say that u planted probably 80% of those shangers and noone deserves more than u to harvest some beautiful roots hood luck to I. Hope the sun shines brightly above i tommrow

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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37531

good luck to you.

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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37534

Beautiful looking root. My grandmother grew up in Tellico Plains in a small community called Rafter. I think I might try that area next year if I can get a permit and if that area is open. Those mountains are high and deep and if one does a little \"hiking\" then I believe the reward might be great. From the looks of what you are finding I think you are in the right spot. Good luck.:woohoo:

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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37536

Thanks guys,

I got an early start today because of the threat of rain and made it to the mountains for my last day of digging for this season. The mountains that I'm hunting in are really steep and today was very dangerous because of all the rain we've had. The danger of taking a bad fall was right up there at the top. I had Boomer with me, but that was all the help for miles around. I was very fortunate to not take any falls and I found the roots that I needed to fill my quota. I believe the season just about any where in East Tn. will be over by the end of the week. Take a look at the colors.
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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37537

Just about everything was starting to lay down. I had to prop some of them up.
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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37538

I got plenty of mud to go with the roots.
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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37572

mud makes it fun;)

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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37573

Hugh... those are some great looking tops (love the yellow ones) and roots.

Glad you made that trip with no accidents and got to dig some nice ones !

TNhunter

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Re:Digging in the Cherokee National Forest 2 years 1 month ago #37632

Nice job Hugh!

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