1533.882 Prohibited acts.

No person shall do any of the following:

(A) Without written authorization from the chief of the division of wildlife, harvest wild ginseng except during the harvesting season as established by rule adopted pursuant to section 1533.88 of the Revised Code;

(B) Without first obtaining written permission from the person entitled to the ginseng, willfully destroy, injure, or harvest ginseng that is the property of that person;

(C) Attempt to harvest ginseng in a manner that, if harvested, would constitute a violation of division (A) or (B) of this section;

(D) Ship or otherwise transport out of state ginseng that has not been certified in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to division (B) of section 1533.88 of the Revised Code;

(E) Except during the buying season as established by rule adopted pursuant to section 1533.88 of the Revised Code, buy, otherwise acquire, or sell uncertified ginseng;

(F) Fail to keep records as established by rule adopted pursuant to section 1533.88 of the Revised Code;

(G) Possess ginseng from another state without a certificate of legal taking issued by that state under its ginseng management program;

(H) Knowingly provide incorrect or false information on or in any permit application, report, export certificate, or other document required by rules adopted pursuant to section 1533.88 of the Revised Code;

(I) Violate any provision of sections 1533.86 to 1533.90 of the Revised Code or rules adopted pursuant to section 1533.88 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-18-1999; 04-06-2007