ahhhhgh--search my friend, search!
...sorry--excellent topic, but there must be a zillion threads on this topic alone. mods--can't there be a section set up for these recurring topic threads or links thereto to be put in with instructions for newbs to look there for commonly asked questions?
this bearclaw issue alone has come up twice already this season I think, and it comes up every season--hell, my bearclaw is in the bottom of foxton about halfway down if anybody wants to find it--you'll find my post about that somewhere in the thread archive... use the search function and search for topics you have questions about--then if you don't find anything, odds are good it hasn't been thrashed here
I don't mind these subjects being discussed, in fact it's nec. since every year there's new stuff and info that needs to be disseminated, but I just think it would be more efficient to have a repository for these recurring discussions, than having the same questions come up over and over, starting new threads each time...plus the old threads have a lot of good info that would be good to bump, rather than start from scratch every time....just sayin'...
--I think I'll go search for turkey legs and schlitz now...