I am from southern middle TN and it has been bad dry down here since the end of August.
All of my seed bed plants are down and out now and the wild sim I have close to home is too. I expect that most of the wild is down and out too, with probably a few exceptions.
I just checked with a local buyer and he gave me a price of 350.00 lb for dry at smaller quantities, said he could do a little more if you had a few pounds.
I only went hunting two times this year and kept about half of what I found for eating myself. I may have 2-3 oz of others that I will sell this year, but think I will wait until around Thanksgiving and check with my local buyer again.