Always check your state regulations on hunting ginseng, but no season is open right now. States always try to wait on when the seed is ripe for planting. And that is usually in Mid August to first of september. In Ky where i live we get to start in Middle of August and sometimes not all the berries are ripe then. I hope I answered your question correctly. You can check your state's regualations right on this webpage. Also check out there Harvest Stewardship of Wild Ginseng i think all beginners and veterans need to practice good stewardship.