Yeah, I'm bummed. There is probably about 4x as much 2 prong and 1 prong roots that I'm going to have to leave.
I don't know all of the rules in Ohio but I am sure that Brad (BCastle) can advise you. I guess it depends upon whether you have registered as a Ginseng Grower or not. However, since you planted the seeds and they are your' plants, I think you would have every right to dig up even the 1 prong (flat tops here in Tennessee) plants and 2 prong plants and replant them to a location you have or will secure. I could be wrong but if they were my' plants and roots, I would sure as hell do what I had to do to keep them and plant them where my' crops would continue!
Sorry I missed that question about the younger plants.
That seems to be a really grey area to me. If the property is yours, the plants thereon are yours also. If you are not harvesting...but rather moving/transplanting them to a new area, I think you would have a strong case if you were get pinched. But, you might have to defend that citation in court.
I think the best thing to do would be to contact your local game protector and see how he looks at the issue.
From my perspective I don't think you would be doing anything wrong, even though you might be technically in violation.