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Artemis endeavors to get more women in the field and on the water, to support women as leaders in the conservation movement, to ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife. Artemis endeavors to change the face of conservation.

Mar 11, 2021

This week... hide tanning! Charlotte Sykes is a hunter from England who started keeping all her game hides the same year her husband decided he'd eat only game meat. Charlotte's journey has fledged into a business, Buckskyn, where she sells goods made from the hides she tans herself. Join us this week for a chat on how to get into hide tanning, an overview of the at-home process -- plus springer spaniels, salt-marsh lamb, and more.

3:00 "Salt-marsh bred lamb"... the most delicious?

5:00 Kale, cabbages & brassicas all winter long

8:00 English springer spaniels on either side of the Atlantic

11:00 The year we only ate game

14:00 Learning curve of tanning hides

17:00 The play-by-play of hide tanning, starting with post-harvest

19:00 "You've got to be quite happy to put a bit of grunt behind it."

22:00 Meat prep room in your next house, anyone?

24:00 Can you sub anything for the tedious task of working a hide over a fleshing beam? Enter... YOUTUBE. (Spoiler: It's a pressure washer.)

27:00 Pickling stage

30:00 A non-traditional use for a sander!

31:00 One hide = three weeks start to finish

33:00 Traditional tanning vs commercial tanning products

35:00 Buckskyn - Charlotte's deerskin/hide accessory business, where each product comes with a hunting/harvest story

37:00 The ABCs of sewing with hides

40:00 Fleshing rabbits

44:00 Navigating the bullet hole

50:00 First trout!

52:00 Find Buckskyn on Insta; or online at

53:00 Artemis blog post, "What About the Hide?"

54:00 Matt Richards book on hide tanning: The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning

56:00 Artemis Turkey Tactics! If you're not in on the fun, it's only $5 to join -- get the scoop on turkey hunting and bump heads with other hunters as we all get our gobble on this spring

58:00 Artemis 'Go Confident' as an Advocate -- another program off the ground, which is off to a hot start

1:00:00 Past life: living in an Airstream by the river