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1979 thru 1981

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Ginseng hunting became a logical autumn activity of me since the wild woods plant became prime for harvest during the month before trapping season opened. Ginseng was a good excuse to get me out into the woods all day not only to look for the plant, but also to begin my prospecting for good trapping territory. But at several hundreds of dollars per ounce, just looking for the ginseng would have been enough.

Some call it "Green Gold"!

Here is a beautiful plant, always with the three larger leaves atop the two shorter ones.

My digging tools consisted of a leather belt pouch and a brick mason's hammer for digging up the roots unharmed.

Here's the bounty of a lot of hunting!

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