Also it must be nice to have enough land where you can dig 13 lbs of good ginseng. You must have permission to hunt thousands of acres. Good for you.
I'm not exactly sure of the number yet, but between my uncle, my cousin and myself, we'll probably have close to 20 pounds of dried root. I couldn't tell you how many acres we walk over each year to get that much, but we cover some ground. My uncle is retired, so he is the one that digs 60%-70% of that quantity. What helps him out is when he's digging yellow root in the spring and summer, if he finds some ginseng, he'll mark those babies in his GPS and tell them, \"See you in a few months.\"