(09/01/2012)
State forestry officials are reminding ginseng diggers of rules for the 2012 season.

Digging season begins September 1 and runs through November 30.

West Virginia law requires diggers to replant seeds from plants at the site where they were harvested.

Harvesting is limited to plants that are at least 5 years old.

A plant's age can be determined by the number of its prongs.

March 31 is the deadline for diggers to either sell ginseng to a registered West Virginia dealer or obtain a weight-receipt at a Division of Forestry weigh station.

Ginseng cannot be dug in state parks or public lands.


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