I know I'm late to get on this..but anyway the reason alot of **** hunters want the season to end earlier is cause late in the season the ***** are realy rubbed and not that good of quailty. but other furbears are still good, bobcats are still prime and have alot of time left when season ends feb 15th. and coyotes and muskrats are still good also. I've read alot about different ppl wanting to change dates, **** trappers want it earlier, cat trappers want it later. I think the season is set about right for everyone.