Ginseng

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by kyblackmallard, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. kyblackmallard

    kyblackmallard 10 pointer

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    Anybody Ginsenging tomorrow?
     
  2. duxdown 1

    duxdown 1 6 pointer

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    seine hunting

    Whats it bringing this year?
     
  3. kyblackmallard

    kyblackmallard 10 pointer

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    Don't know.Season just came in today.I found 10 decent roots while squirrel hunting this morning.Man it was hot!
     
  4. KY OUTLAW

    KY OUTLAW 6 pointer

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    Found about 10 myself today .
     
  5. Dustin G.

    Dustin G. Fawn

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    I see Ginseng plants ALOT on the land i hunt. Who buys it?
     
  6. grouser68

    grouser68 Banned

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    Tried to get my ginseng hunting permit for DBNF today. The gal that runs the front desk called in sick and her replacement could'nt sell me one, told me to come back tomorrow!:rolleyes: Man I have a tough time at that place getting anything.I thought about leaving the $20. and having the guy sign me a note, wanted to get into a patch I have known about for several years today while the high was only gonna be 80.
     
  7. Cornmonkey

    Cornmonkey 8 pointer

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    Howdy, only found 8 bunche's yesterday. Went 4 wheeling and cooked on the mt. Did not look long. I was told it should open this year around $250. But i have a lot of freind's that held from last year and i expect a lot of it to move on the 1st. If the market is flooded with it the price will rise a lot slower. I,am thinking anyway.
     
  8. Dustin G.

    Dustin G. Fawn

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    What part of kentucky is it mostly in?
     
  9. With all the storm damage around here I am finding the ginseng already turning yellow and brown and the seeds not forming like they should. To much sun shine hitting the forest floor, just not enough shade I think.
     
  10. Cornmonkey

    Cornmonkey 8 pointer

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    Pike,Floyd, area. My patch has already started to turn and not many berries this year, on mine anyway.
     
  11. RutNBuck

    RutNBuck 12 pointer

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    i have seen seng in like parks and tall forest lands (archery shoots)
    can anyone tell me where to begin lookin on new farms? north hill side?
    near creeks, mid ways up the hill etc any help appreciated if i have an area (s) as you describe i will go lookin to to see if i have some on the farm
     
  12. grouser68

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    Dang it! When I finally reach someone that knows what they are talking about at the Morehead District Forestry Office, I get bad news!:( They will sell me a ginseng permit for the DBNF, but not until Sept.10th, and no digging until Sept. 15th! This must have just changed in the past year or two, first I have heard of those rules!:mad: Guess I better start reading up on it a bit closer.
     
  13. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Grouser,
    Went to DBNF website. Says its a $20.00 permit. Dig 9/15 thru 10/15.
    3-prong/5-year old or better sang. One pound "green" yearly limit.
     
  14. There's a lot of it here in Harlan. But there is getting to be less and less. We hear of too many people digging all year round and people digging small Seng. I have an uncle who looks for small Seng and cuts it at ground level so know one will see it and he can come back for it the next year.

    My dad has two pounds dry left over from last year. He said he would sit on it until the price went back up. I'll probably look this weekend.
     
  15. Redlined

    Redlined 12 pointer

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    In The Tree Next To Ya
    Anyone got an idea for sure what it's currently bringing?
     
  16. Cornmonkey

    Cornmonkey 8 pointer

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    I called around yesterday and the out look ain't good. $250 lb. and if the market get's flooded with last year's. It will not move up very fast. I had someone say they had dug 4lbs already dried for paintsville this weekend. I never have dug early or small. The only reason for that is greed and it kill's the crop down the road for year's to come.
     
  17. UKFan1996

    UKFan1996 Fawn

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    You might want to call around some more.
    I haven't called my dealer yet but I'm sure they are paying more than that.

    I saw this dealer posted on another forum and they were quoted as saying he opened at $280 a pound and has since gone up to $300.
    I haven't called him myself because I am in central KY and not eastern KY.

    Rick Johnson
    Evarts Ky
    606 837 8332
     
  18. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    I don't dig it to sell but I enjoy finding it and transplanting the big ones to safe areas away from trails and such. The north facing slope is the best place to look, usually on the top third of the slope near the top benches, but that may just be me and my experience. I've found it in some strange places, east facing, west facing slopes, and have found it in burned-over thickets where you'd never expect it.

    Good luck.
     
  19. Cornmonkey

    Cornmonkey 8 pointer

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    If i find a bigin it comes home. The small stuff i bend over and cover up. I think its not good to pull the tops off early. Maybe don't matter i,m not sure. As the price gos it could very well be $280 to $300 where your at but for some reason its always $20-$40 cheaper here. I can travel less than 50 miles and the price will be better. At the first of the season they try to pick up as much as possable cheaper early. Just bussiness i guess.
     
  20. Quickdraw Limpsalot

    Quickdraw Limpsalot 12 pointer

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    Anyone ever plant any of the seeds? I have some and was wondering when the best time to plant might be. I know that they take an extra year to get going from what I've read...
     

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