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High Stakes, High Reward

In the dense mountains of Kentucky, Billy Taylor is searching for 30 pounds of wild ginseng to fill an order from a new customer.

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On the icy mudflats of Maine, Jim and Andy decide to share a valuable mudflat with two rookie worm diggers and pass on their expertise while still making a paycheck. In the mountains of Kentucky, ginseng hunter Billy receives a big order that could be worth $12,000. In Napa, Calif., burlers Greg and Albert take a big gamble purchasing a walnut burl. On the Delaware River, Ray has more than just eels on his mind. He must hurry to repair his pet emu's fence or risk losing it to a predator.