(Closed) Would you hang a deer head in the living room, or put it in another room?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

sigh.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Bathroom.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh and to answer where it should go…. GARAGE 😉

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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.

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