Tonight I was privileged to be invited to attend some friend's "Combing Hides" Party, an annual celebration to prepare the year's furbearer harvest for market. I tried coon hunting a few times when I was in better shape but kept falling over stuff, bumping my head on limbs, and generally trying to keep up. This is a night-time affair. My invite was as a landowner of a creek bottom farm with LOTS of den trees, coons, possums, bobcats, and coyotes. This was not a great year. Chris and his black and tan dog bagged 76 coons, five on my farm in one night. He has a good dog and being a lineman on our electric co-op is in great shape, comfortable running and climbing over stuff. We are curious as to what furbearer hides are bringing elsewhere. Right now he's thinking about $3.00 average for coons, $30 for otters and $40 for bobcats. Anyone ???