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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 2 months 4 days ago #40570

I got something similar to that going on in a woods that I've been going in the last couple days wild44.... I hunted this spot 3 years ago and only decided to go into it this year because it's close to home and there's sang everywhere. Even in spots that I know that I was in several times a few years ago... My spots normally stay productive every few years because I don't dig the small stuff and try to top everything once the berries fall... But this spot has been exceptional.. kind of like you said the forest floor almost resembles that of a rainforest... the cohosh in this place is unbelievable and we all know what plant likes to grow with cohosh!!!!

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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 2 months 4 days ago #40571

jimsanger, great to hear you've been gettin in it. Oh man, I know what you mean with that cohosh it's in there thick!

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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 2 months 1 day ago #40588

15 roots = 17 ounces green. None of them were 2 oz ,but many of them were very very close to it!
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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 2 months 1 day ago #40589


My best one so far this season
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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 1 month 3 weeks ago #40639

Wow... been a few days since I checked here.. some NICE roots posted since I last looked.

Congrats everyone... and UB that is a nice one and a good pic too.

On judging what size the root might be by the top.. in some areas that just does not work out at all.
I dug a hollow a while back and went up a hollow that had a north and south facing hillside (it ran due east./west)... and it was a deep hollow, and looked like seng might be on both sides.. and it was.

The seng that I found on that south facing hillside, was fairly low on the hill and the tops were small and spindly looking mostly... but WOW the roots were whoppers. Found some tiny 3 prongers, some with just 3 leaves on a prong or two.. but they have 1/2 oz to 1 oz roots on them.

If you live in a area where seng mostly only grows on north to north east hillsides... and you do find some on a south facing hillside... it has been my experience over the years, that the roots on those will be whoppers.

TNHunter

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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 1 month 3 weeks ago #40640

Thanks TN! That's my best so far this season. The root weighed 1.8oz

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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 1 month 3 weeks ago #40685

Here is a pic of my best roots from my most recent hunt Monday 09/25/2017

The BIG root was from a nice 4 prong but notice it was not very old at all, short neck, but BIG root.
The other 4 are long neckers... I like them best. I will probably eat at least 3 of those.



TNHunter
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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 1 month 3 weeks ago #40686

Those are some beautiful roots, TN! Gotta love them long necks!

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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 1 month 3 weeks ago #40696

them sure are nice ones.

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2017 Best Roots (everyone contribute please),.. 1 month 2 weeks ago #40719

Here is one of the lucky finds for me this year!
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