Your wife won't allow him in the house? Does she have any idea first what that is worth and second how beautiful it is? That deserves much more than a spot in the garage. I dumped my last girl friend because she didn't like deer antlers on the wall or my dog's in the house! Sheese!!!!!!!!! ,)
I've been married over thirty years, so I think my wife is worth more than the buffalo head. Besides, when the door is open, people stop when passing my garage, which opens to the street, to stare, some even come in to talk and admire.
I just sent my deposit in for leopard for September 2007, hopefully i will get a giraffe, zebra, and waterbuck also. Can't wait!!
Unfortunately, there are no basements here due to a very high water table. The garage is getting full, I screened in the back porch for most of the bigger heads, what is next I guess will be a new house with a proper trophy room. ,) Maybe someday.
A good friend of mine has a beautiful cape buffalo in his den. He was a missionary to Africa for over 25 years, and he killed him while he was over there. He has several other trophies, but I can't remember what they all are.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...