Testimonials

Testimonials

Read what others have said about our taxidermy work:

"We highly recommend the service we have received from Darren Clark. The skins for our trophies arrived salted and dried from Africa. Darren did the necessary paperwork, picked the skins up from the airport and kept us up-to-date every step of the way with emails and phone calls. Darren emailed us the options we had for each mount and also modified a couple of moulds as we wanted mouths open. One skin in particular had several cuts in it from being caught on bushes and during the skinning process, Darren made these cuts disappear. All our mounts are quite different and we were thrilled with them all. We have had other taxidermy done both overseas and in New Zealand and Darren’s work is second to none. If we need any further mounts done in the future Darren will be the first to know. Everyone who sees our trophies comments on their lifelikeness and quality of work..."

- Henk and Tracey Buunk, Christchurch


"When you finally secure that once in a lifetime trophy, next step is who will mount it to a high standard. When I first met Darren at 4Realtaxidermy I could tell he had a real passion for hunting and the animals he works with. 

I was very impressed when he showed me around his workshop at how clean and tidy everything was. Straight away that made me feel I had made the right decision to get my trophies
done by him. He talks with you in depth over different poses and angles, how you want your trophy to end up which is obviously a very important factor.

Darren has completed a few heads for me now and I can say I am totally rapt at how they have all turned out. His finishing work is of a very high standard and his turnout time is alot quicker than previous taxidermists I have used. I would certainly use Darren's services again in the future and would highly recommend him for your next taxidermy job."

- Allan, Whakatane


"Darren from 4 Real Taxidermy rates pretty highly in my books, professional, easy to deal with, realistic pricing and to top the list, he does a great job, he brought the Tahr mounts back to life. I have had only positive comments and feedback from mates that have used the services of 4 Real Taxidermy, and have no hesitation in promoting Darren’s business."

- Dave Kaijser


"Myself and my brother have had 9 heads mounted by Darren, most species of deer including Sambar, Rusa, Fallow, Sika and Reds including a nice boar. The key to a good mount is how lifelike it looks and how the character of that particular species is captured, which Darren has done amazingly well and proves he is a true craftsman in his field. Every time I look at the mounts they always impress me to the point I'm tempted to shoot them again, really awesome"

- Kelvin Meredith


"I have recently had a Tahr mounted by Darren from 4 Real Taxidermy. This Tahr took me 10 years to bow shoot so this trophy meant a lot to me, so it was also very important that it was mounted professionally.  Darren's work on this mount was above and beyond what I expected, I am very impressed with the finish of the mount and realism of the habitat setting, in fact we have had many people ask us how much does it weigh as it looks like the rocks are real.  I would highly recommend Darren to anyone requiring a trophy to be mounted."

- Steve, The Mai Mai Supplies


"4 Real Taxidermy tanned some fallow deer skins for me. The leather on them came out very soft and clean - top quality. They make a beautiful display."

- Howard Tong


We are Tauranga Taxidermists, but we regularly work with hunters all over New Zealand - and can even freight the finished trophy internationally. No problem!