How much space for a hunter's trophy room?
It does appear that a lot of those posting here do a fair bit of hunting - probably more than I do. I have read the odd post about trophy room design and decor, but I have that bit covered. At the moment the bulk of my trophies are either "work in progress" in the garage or tanned and dried waiting for me to have the space (no one wants to baby-sit my trophies!).
We are about to design and build our new home and I'm hoping for a bit of input with regards to how big a dedicated trophy room needs to be. The existing space is only 9ft x 9ft and I'm having trouble working out how a larger space will work...
The space needs to hold about 70 shoulder mounts, about 10 large full mounts (eg. nyala, warthog, bushpig, bushbuck x 2, hyena, etc) and lots of small full mounts (foxes, hare, caracal, steenbok, ducks and geese). I reload in this same space and keep the guns there as well. And the "souvenirs" I've collected along the way in Africa and outback Australia should fill the gaps.
I was thinking of a space approx 26ft x 16ft with 10ft ceiling height. So all of those out there that keep there trophies in one space, I'd appreciate the input! And what colour would you paint the walls?
Thanks...but keep those ideas coming
Great to get some ideas; thanks for all of the responses. I'd love to hear from others who have chosen to go down the path of a dedicated trophy room.