1. Ginseng harvest season is from September 1st to December 31st annually. 2. The ginseng plant must have at least 3 prongs (stems) to be harvested. 3. A ginseng collector/digger must have landowner permission to hunt and harvest on private and public lands. 4. Collectors/diggers must keep accurate harvest records by county and collection date. 5. Collectors/diggers must immediately plant the seeds from collected plants at the place where the plants were collected.