The rain finally let up a little around 10 am and I headed out. The first spot I tried was a total bust and really bummed me out. From the looks of it several people went through that hollow and dug everything but a few one prongs. There was a lot of goldenseal in there and a few scattered seng plants, but basically all of its gone. Looked like wild hogs had rooted up huge patches of ground. I guess it's another spot I've got to retire.
After spending all of 30 minutes in that woods I backed out and went to try another spot. Found some good ones in there, but could have used a chain saw to get several of them out of the ground. I sometimes use a tool similar to what Billy and TNhunter use and had it with me, but it was useless on several of these ones. I always have the trusty old flathead with me for just such emergencies. I ended up with 7 ounces today, but found a couple of good ones. One that I would classify as an Ohio Monster. It weighed 1.1 ounces. I'm not saying you can't find bigger ones in Ohio, but It's right up there with some of the biggest ones I've found.
That other one weighed in at .6 ounces which is also pretty decent for these parts.