I'm so excited! I got my first deer hide. I've been wanting to learn how to make buckskin for over a year. Last hunting season I asked every hunter I knew for their unwanted deer hides. I didn't get one. Although many assured me I could have the hide none of my friendly hunters bagged a deer last year. I went through the same process this year and so far I have one in my freezer and one waiting for me at someone else's house. I can't wait to get started. Buck tanning deer hide is a fascinating process but I've only read about it. Now I get to do it. I LOVE learning how to do things myself. I love to spin and knit and weave and sew. I just love learning the basic processes of making things.