dont kid yourself. licensed dealers are the primary problem. they buy out of season because the states do not enforce the law. the guys dealing in meth and pills dont have the capital, to speak of, that most licensed dealers do. im not saying all dealers buy out of season, but the ones that do are the problem. the ginseng laws our governments pass dont do anything except punish the honest diggers and dealers. if the government wants to regulate the ginseng trade, they need to do it and do it right, or get out of the way.