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July 19 Deadline Set To Enter Ginseng Harvest Permit Lottery- Brevard NC


June 19, 2017

The Nantahala and Pisgah national forests have announced that forest visitors have until July 19 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year.

Visitors must obtain a permit to collect wild ginseng in the two national forests during the designated harvest season.

In 2013, due to concern over reductions in wild ginseng numbers, the Forest Service implemented changes to wild ginseng harvests in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to conserve wild ginseng populations. These policies remain in place...

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