Trophies Delivered, Trophy Room Almost Done

Discussion in 'Taxidermy Pictures' started by 375 Ruger Fan, Jul 13, 2018 at 6:53 PM.

  1. 375 Ruger Fan

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    Having lived overseas for the last six years, I've sort of been "homeless" in the US. Almost a year ago, I started construction on my retirement house in Louisiana and it's getting close to being completed. Since I didn't have a place to hang my hat or any taxidermy for that matter, I shipped capes and horns from 3 different hunts to my taxidermist in Montana. Rich Bradberry with Wildlife Artistry in Livingston, MT (http://wildlifeartistrymt.com/) agreed to store all my critters and then mount them when my house construction was about done. The house construction is a bit behind schedule, so the critters arrived and I had to store them in a relatives spare garage for now.

    From Zim 2015, Blue Wildebeest, Impala and Waterbuck.

    Also from 2015, my daughter's first hunt with me in Namibia, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Mountain Zebra and a Black Wildebeest.

    From 2016, our Eastern Cape hunt with @Game 4 Africa Safaris, my daughter and I took 2 Kudu, 2 Nyala, 2 Impala, Blesbok, Zebra and Eland. The Zebra was made into a rug.

    All total, 15 shoulder mounts and the Zebra rug.

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    The trophy room, as well as the entire house, is probably 3 weeks away from getting done. The trophy room is 20 ft X 30 ft with 16 ft plus ceiling. Plenty of room for all this, plus the other North American and African trophies I have.

    Here's a few photos of the trophy room. The final paint hasn't gone on yet, so these are just the white primer. Final color will be an off white, with a slight yellow tint. The fireplace mantel is cast stone and about 6 ft tall.

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    When the construction is complete and the animals start going up on the wall, I'll post a few more photos.
     
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  2. Red Leg

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    Fabulous fireplace! And tres Francais - French Empire at its best. Love it. I am pretty sure I know where you sourced it. Just a dramatic space.
     
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    American Masonry Supply in Dallas. https://www.ams-cs.com/ Pretty amazing company. The owners took us out on the factory floor and showed us how everything is made.
     

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    Yep - great folks. We have been considering something similar in the great room (or whatever we call a “den” these days). Really classic- great choice. Am bitterly envious of all the space and particularly the height. Well done.
     
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    Very well thought out Dave! Can’t wait to see the completed room. Love the fireplace!

    Cheers,
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    A dream space for anyone for sure love the “wall space” and ceiling height.

    Did you do 3/4” plywood behind the Sheetrock?
     
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  7. 375 Ruger Fan

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    Yes
     

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    Just about ready for hanging. Nice space.
    Look forward to the final result.
     
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    Exciting stuff, bit the house almost done and the taxidermy in had!! Cant wait to see them hung up!
     
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    Man that is a great loooking trophy room!
     
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    Can’t wait to see them in hanging lots of memories in that room

    Congrats
     

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    Ditto on all the above comments. Great planning Dave!
     
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    Congrats Dave, both the house and the mounts look great!
     
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    AMAZING space!
     

  15. 375 Ruger Fan

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    Isn't that the title to an inspirational song?
     
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    That's going to be spectacular when finished. Really looking forward to the end results.
     

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