Every time I look at my Cape Buffalo pedestal mount, I’m transported back to the Caprivi where he was taken.  The detail in his expression, the elements of the landscape, and those magnificent horns, everything is presented with such realism perfectly capturing the moment.  Due to the size of the animals and our space concerns, we worried that the Eland and Gemsbok stack pedestal mount would be a bit “over the top”, but True-Life met the challenge, the trophies are beautiful – a stunning piece.   Bob and his team are wonderful artisans, highly professional, and the nicest people to work with in creating your hunting memories.  Thank you!!
Ray Cox

This Taxidermist beside me is the man that I have hired to do my taxidermy work. I have sent my treasured Musk Ox, the biggest Musk Ox to ever be hunted to Bob Vitro. Believe me I have kept my Musk Ox and have looked everywhere for the right person to mount it. Taxidermy is so important this is why I have chosen True-Life Taxidermy. I use True-Life Taxidermy and so should you.

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Jim ShockeyTV Host

If your looking for one exceptional taxidermist/outfitter that books worldwide take it from one who has hunted from Africa to the Arctic Circle with Bob- from taxidermy work to booking hunts his knowledge an expertise can not be beat, True Life Taxidermy ( Bob Vitro ) from Middletown N.Y.does it all.

Michael J. Delfino Sr.

I want to thank you and your team for the great work you have done for me. The mount will give the memory of that day for as long as I live. It is rare in this day and age that one can get the professional experience you get when dealing with you and your staff and I thank you for that.

Dan Evangelista

Bob Vitro is certainly the most outstanding taxidermist that I have ever worked with. His mounts are extraordinary with more attention to detail than I have ever seen. He is also an incredible outfitter, especially his Kansas white tail hunts.. as good as it gets.. and his African Safaris.

Tommy Mottola

I’ve been using Bob Vitro and True-Life Taxidermy for over 10 years for all my mounts from Alaska to Africa and everything in between. Bob and his staff have such an amazing attention to detail that each piece of his work seems to come to life again in my trophy room. When non hunters just stop and stare you know that the work is indeed artistry.

Bob recently set me up on a Colorado mule deer hunt knowing I was looking for something special. The outfit he recommended was thick with very big deer and I connected with this 180’s buck late in the hunt.

From dangerous game in Africa to sheep hunting in Europe and Asia and bears in Russia and Alaska Bob knows the outfitters that get it done. He is mounting trophies from around the world and sees where the best come from.

Jim KachidurianThe Kent Group Associates, Inc.

Through your talents and artistry, I am able to live the pursuits everyday. I will always be in your debt. The memories become so vivid, and the honor, respect and attention you have given to my specimens supersedes all expectations.

The compliments I have received from our peers, as well as professionals that accompany us is added tribute to your allowing the experience’s reincarnation. My sincerest thanks, and wishes for continued excellence.

Joseph P Giordano

I always look forward to booking the next exciting hunt with Bobby Vitro. His expertise and knowledge in booking hunts with a high success rate and great hospitality make me a returning customer. I pick an animal, my favorite being Whitetail, and he gave me a number of locations that are known to have trophy bucks. Then from there, based on my personal preferences of climate and hunting conditions, I would make my decision on where to book. The process is always smooth and he always has up to date information on where the trophies are being racked up.

Peter Campisi

I met Bob Vitro six years ago when I booked my first safari to Africa. With his wealth of knowledge on the continent, I was confident that it would be an experience of a lifetime…and it was! Since that trip, I have returned to Africa several times all with the support of Safari Specialists. Bob and his team were instrumental in helping me to achieve my goal of harvesting the “Big 5,” and they continue to assist as I book trips in the United States and abroad. In addition, he has skillfully mounted and hand-delivered more than seventy-five animals for my trophy room, which he helped to design. Whether it is a full body mount, head mount or rug you are looking for, Bob will deliver a first-class job every time. His expert knowledge and eye for detail are second to none and I wouldn’t use anyone else.

Jerry Burke

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincerest thanks for an outstanding job you gentlemen did mounting my rainbow trout. This trout was a trophy of a lifetime on such light fly tackle and being caught in a New Jersey river. I was hoping to catch the moment when I had her in my hands and reflect on the vibrant colors and freshness of the fish. To say the least, you fellas’ did just that! I cannot complement you enough on such a fine job. 

A few friends have seen the fish already and also my wife and all have remarked how it “looks so alive”! I agree. You have my deepest appreciation for such a fine paint job! From this point on, I can assure you that all of my taxidermy needs will be through your shop. Keep up the fantastic work!

Stew Lampe