I'm still waiting on this years permit, and I doubt it will arrive before season starts because the check I mailed them hasn't posted against my account. Also, my co-worker/digging friend hasn't received his permit, and his check hasn't posted either.
I would recommend calling the Office that oversees issuing the permits as they may have misplaced them or are ignoring them on purpose. In the future, I would recommend sending in the application and check via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation and I guarantee that they will no longer be ignored because you will have documentation that they arrived and did so on a specific date.
Thanks to your post I went to Montgomery and got my collector and dealers license. I didnt want to take a chance. I'm new to ginseng but am excited about the new venture. I live in Leeds, AL, feel free to call me,
James T Pearson