Post # 1
Hello, This is just something that my FI and I have discussed. Now Im not looking to start a debate about hunting, etc., Im just curious how u hunter brides and/or brides who have FI’s that hunt, are handling these kinds of things.
My FI shot this deer when he was a teen, ate the meat but preserved the head for hanging. It is a nice buck and hes very attached to it. He has had it hanging in his living room for as long as he has moved out of his moms house. Plus beer signs etc. All kinds of bachelor items. I told him that kind of stuff, the signs and the head goes in a den, study or a game room. Not a living room. Plus when we get married we will be in an apartment, a two bedroom apartment and I dont mind that he keeps it, but I really dont want it in the living room, having it so promenate, and its huge, it would overtake a small apartment living room. I was telling him I would prefer all of it to go in the 2nd bedroom,(which will work as a storage room,etc) and then when we move into a home, it will go into one of the rooms I have already mentioned.
I just went on Facebook and I saw that he posted this question. “Should a deer head hang in the living room”? One of his friends responded with a big “NO”. lol So far loving the responses.
I know lots of hunters,etc.,but I have not seen any of them put something like this in a living room.
Oh and he told me that he doesnt mind putting all the other ‘guy stuff’ in the 2nd bedroom, so this deer head is the last obstacle.
So bees, if you do preserve a trophy deer head, would you put it in your living room? Again, this is not supposed to start a debate about whether hunting is bad or not, so please no posts that may start a debate. 🙂
Thanks hunting bees.
Post # 3
@Earlybride: For the reasons you stated, I would say no. I like your idea of putting it in the 2nd room, as his sort of man-cave decoration, and ultimately some kind of basement or extra room. It might be too controversial for future guests.
Post # 4
I have no objection to hunting. My fiance doesn’t hunt (largely, I suspect, as he’s deeply uncoordinated and probably a rubbish shot) but his dad does.
We just haven’t got a house that would be appropriate to hang trophies in.
Anyway, to your question, I’d probably have it put in a second room largely because there are some people who do object to trophies and I’d rather not make them feel uncomfortable in our living/sitting room.
Post # 5
I made my SO a man cave. That’s where I put his. I found cheap, decent couches, we put an extra tv in there, mini fridge, and all his John Wayne pictures, street signs, video games, etc. He really loves it.
Post # 6
2nd bedroom, definitely. Every hunter I’ve known (including my dad) has put their trophies in the basement. I think for your possible guests’ piece of mind, out of sight might definitely be best.
Post # 7
Well, I grew up with animal heads (albeit more exotic than deer) and pelts on the walls of my house and my relatives houses. My grandfather, dad and uncles took semi-frequent trips to Africa to go on safaris and proudly displayed what they came back with. I really don’t think much of it. It’s not my taste but I wouldn’t give it a second glance, either.
In your situation, because you don’t want it there, no, don’t hang it there. I think the second room is a great compromise.
Post # 8
I think the second bedroom is a great compromise. I am from the bush backwoods ontario and I only ever known one family to have deer heads in their living room but it was a cathedral celling living room that was huge. Mostly everyone else I know hangs that type of stuff in their rec-rooms.
Post # 9
I would say if it is anywhere from a small to medium-large living room, don’t put it in there! They tend to overtake any room they are in, so they just look odd in small living rooms.
Post # 10
I married the biggest. hunter. EVER. I’m sitting in the living room now. In front of me? Turkey fan. To the right? Deer head.
Now, I’ve taken most of his junk off the wall so the deer head doesn’t bother me. The turkey fan will go soon.
One of our guests bedrooms has THREE turkey fans on the wall.
Post # 11
@sunshine_kar:Thats what I plan on doing for him when we buy a home! His getaway so to speack.lol
@expecting rain:Yes, u can get away with this if you have a huge wall(like your relative),etc., but not in a small apartment. And I have only seen these kinds of things in a basement, gameroom, den, study, etc. Totally agree with u.
I think my FI and I are close to agreeing on this.
Post # 12
define “living room.” some people have two separate rooms that might function as that… a more formal sitting room that they rarely use, and a more cozy room with a tv. The room with the tv, perhaps. The more formal room, no.
Post # 14
HELL TO THE NO! That’s exactly one more reason he needs to marry you! So you can help with his decoration skills….lol
Post # 15
Oh and to answer where it should go…. GARAGE 😉
Post # 16
I agree it’s not really a “living room” item (unless you live in a log cabin). It’s more of a rec-room, man-cave, etc. sort of item.
And this is coming from someone who hunts. My dad shot a trophy buck, #4 in the state at the time, he sold the rack when we were low on money and it’s now displayed in a St. Louis Bass Pro shop. But when he still owned it, it was never in the living room, always in a secondary room.