I got a deer in October, I'm not a hunter, my Buick did all the work. I do like venison so I kept the deer. The hide was kept as well, I thought it would be a good homeschool project for my 2 6th graders. The person who was helping me, is no longer helping, so I'm on my own and at a loss. We fleshed the hide as well as we could, we salted it generously, it has been in our unheated storage garage frozen for our Wisconsin winter. Now it is thawing and time for the next step, but there are so many options... We don't mind if it takes a couple days, it's a project and keepsake for the kids so it doesn't have to be perfect, I just want the kids to be able to do it with me. Any suggestions on what to do next, or best products?