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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Md. Eyes Ban On Ginseng Hunting In State Land

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it's considering banning the age-old tradition of harvesting wild ginseng on state lands.

Biologist Jonathan McKnight said Monday that a state-funded study last year found that the root with supposed medicinal properties has nearly disappeared from Maryland except in the far western mountains.

McKnight says he expects a ban to be announced before the next harvest season begins Sept. 1.



Anonymous said...

Isnt state lands owned by the taxpayers or the gistapo in power?

Anonymous said...

Buy the land that has Ginseng and when they complain or try to arrest you say "wait what are you saying this is the State's land, I bought this, so this is my land."

Anonymous said...

Be great if they discover that a wind farm within 200 miles of a forest/meadow kills all the ginseng.