Ginsenging

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Greenapple, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Greenapple

    Greenapple Spike

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    A lot of my friends are saying seng is thin this year how is everyone doing so far.
     
  2. raktrakr

    raktrakr Cyber-Hunter

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    ive seen quite a bit on the farm this year,more so than previous years. but i told the father in law if it were on the farm i wouldnt dig it
     
  3. I'm finding plenty,but I swear each year the big stuff gets less and less.
    Used to find plenty of 4-prongs,now it's like if it makes a 3-prong somebody nabs it.
     
  4. greytail

    greytail 8 pointer

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    Ever find a 12 prong kyfrantic?

    Keep'em treed .
     
  5. <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by greytail</i>
    <br />Ever find a 12 prong kyfanatic?

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    No Greytail,but I found a double 4 prong in your neck of the woods.I guess you could call that an 8 prong.
     
  6. HornHunter

    HornHunter 6 pointer

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    Got my permit at 9:00 wed. morning. Was in the woods by 10:00, home by 2:00. My feet wasn't used to all of the side-slope walking. Dug close to a pound green. SOme of the biggest seng in years. Came upon a big rock face covered in moss. Looked like somebody had decorated it for Christmas (big red balls of berries everywhere, mostly four prongs). Probably will pay for my muzzleloading trip to Kentucky in a few weeks. I'd be in the woods this morning but I have to be in a wedding. I'll hit it again Monday if I'm not rained out.
     
  7. greytail

    greytail 8 pointer

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    I myself haven’t found a 12 prong either kyfrantic but my grandpa once found one or like you called a triple 4 prong. It had three 4 prongs attached to on large root. Hey Hornhunter you had a great day. Wish I could dig it like that everyday. Wouldn’t have much use for my day job any longer.

    Keep'em treed .
     
  8. warden310

    warden310 6 pointer

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    Found a big patch the other day, plan on going back when work slows down. I almost hate finding the stuff, once you find one you can't get your eyes off the ground.
     
  9. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter 10 pointer

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    Does anyone know of a web site that shows pictures of gensing ? I went one time with a friend years ago hunting for it. But even after he pointed it out to me. I still can not identify it.
     
  10. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter 10 pointer

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    Thanks Grant,

    Now i remember. When i went with my friend hunting ginseng. I kept getting what it looked like mixed up with another plant that looks allot like it.
     
  11. Hammer

    Hammer 12 pointer

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    stuff looks like what I have always identified as a 5-leaf ivy. I really think I have seen a lot of this stuff in the past.
     
  12. Grant

    Grant 10 pointer

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    I does look alot like Virgina Creaper.

    Does anyone dig any Goldenseal?

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  13. Greenapple

    Greenapple Spike

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    Know where several patches of yellow root are. Don,t know what it,s paying this year. If anyone has any idea give a hollar and post what you have heard.
     
  14. I dig goldenseal (yellowroot) ocassionally but I usually just transplant it to my place.I'm doing a wild simulated type thing for my kids and grandkids.I figure one day all these herbs will be scarce and worth something to have around.
     
  15. Slickhunter

    Slickhunter Fawn

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    I think ginseng is almost identical to five finger
     
  16. Once you learn Ginseng boys ,there's nothing in the woods that looks like it.I can spot it as far as I can see,which is still a far piece.
     
  17. Finn209

    Finn209 Cyber-Hunter

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  18. Grant

    Grant 10 pointer

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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Greenapple</i>
    <br />Know where several patches of yellow root are. Don,t know what it,s paying this year. If anyone has any idea give a hollar and post what you have heard.
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    Its on a low spell, around 15$. It has been as high as 40$, but not in a couple years. It will come around again.

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  19. HornHunter

    HornHunter 6 pointer

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    Went senging again Monday. I had the Best day in a long time... I dug 1.75 pounds green in one holler. I had to go through some rough country to get there and look like I've been fighting a cat but I dug some of the biggest I've ever dug what a day!! Almost as fun as deer hunting....almost.....
     

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