About True-Life Taxidermy

jim-shockey-testimonialTrue-Life Taxidermy Inc. was established in 1988 By Bob Vitro. Since its inception Bob has traveled the globe, studying wildlife in their natural habitat. With this knowledge of natural wildlife behavior each mount is True to Life. Every mount is carefully designed and sculpted. This enables us to reflect anatomically correct detail and genuine wildlife behavior. True-Life Taxidermy has a staff of world class, award winning wildlife artists and has grown to be one of the largest taxidermy studios in the Northeast.

Wild Sheep Foundation
Nation Rifle Association (NRA)
Ducks Unlimited
Safari Club International (SCI)

Contact Info


Safari Specialists Inc.
True-Life Taxidermy
562 New Vernon Road,
Middletown, NY 10940


(845) 733-1313



2017 Shows

SCI Las Vegas

Booth # 1967: 2/1/-2/4

DSC Dallas Texas

Booth #2019: 1/5-1/8

Useful Info


In most cases, a photo of your trophy is also very helpful. We can determine certain unique characteristics of your trophy that could otherwise have been easily overlooked.


Remember, your trophies can be shipped to Safari Specialists True Life Taxidermy Inc. from Any place in the world. Simply get the expeditor’s business card and forward it to Safari Specialists True Life Taxidermy Inc. and we will handle the rest!

Field Care

The measurements from your trophies in the field help us prepare for the actual mounting. They give us ideas on various ways the mount could be prepared.