Along with taxidermy, PMWS offers trophy room design and building. Many hunters have over one hundred full body mounts in their house.What PMWS offers to do is go to their home, inventory the mounts that they have and talk about what the hunters hunting goals are for the next five to ten years. Then with the information acquired we start working with an architect to design a room that will adequately display all of the trophies at present along with the trophies that the hunters hope to acquire in the future. Once the size is decided then PMWS starts drawing ideas for what the room could look like.
Once the drawings match what the hunter would like his room to look like, a contract is signed and building can begin. By using the panels that PMWS manufactures we can create formations that resemble mountains. This allows PMWS to use all the space available for the mounts while also creating a very impressive diorama.
Chris Cammack grew up on a cattle ranch on the prairie in western South Dakota. Even at the age of four, Chris probably would have said he was going to be a taxidermist when he grew up. At the ambitious age of nine he won the highest award of a purple ribbon in the 4-H contest at the SD state fair with his first piece of taxidermy. As a young man he developed a great work ethic and a love for the outdoors and hunting. The summer of Chris’s high school sophomore year he started his own Lawn Irrigation Business. For the next six years during the summers he would hire employees and they would install sprinklers systems. After high school, Chris attended the Montana School of Taxidermy where he studied under a master taxidermist who specialized in habitats for taxidermy. Chris quickly became interested in learning more about building artificial mountains in trophy rooms. After returning home to his family ranch in Union Center, South Dakota, he built his taxidermy studio and began his successful career in the taxidermy industry. In 2006 he married longtime friend and past employee of his taxidermy studio, Felicia Mickelson, and together they started up Prairie Mountain Wildlife Studios which quickly became known for quality taxidermy work. Still interested in building trophy rooms in 2007 Chris developed a way to build durable lightweight rock panels and within two years they had developed a wide range of different rock molds for building trophy room mountains. After ten years of running a successful taxidermy shop in South Dakota, Chris and Felicia acquired a taxidermy shop in Cypress, Texas called Brush Country Studios where they continue to produce world class pieces of taxidermy. Chris and Felicia partnered their companies together to build world class trophy rooms all across the world to create two companies with one goal.
Felicia Cammack was the youngest of six kids and grew up on a cattle, buffalo and sheep ranch by Faith, SD. She was homeschooled through grade school and at a very young age enjoyed hunting, sports, and art. Her parents ran buffalo hunts on their ranch and on weekends during high school, Felicia would skin the trophy buffalo for the hunters. She would deliver the hides to the local taxidermist, Chris Cammack, who later became her husband. Through the summers she worked for a roofing company installing tin roofs and also helped her parents put up hay. After marrying Chris in 2006, Felicia started working in the taxidermy shop. She started out doing a lot of the skinning and preparation work for the taxidermy business and it was not long before she moved to doing the finish work. After selling their first big trophy room project it became apparent that there was a need for a muralist Felicia painted alongside a very talented muralist and fell in love with the challenge of painting murals. After painting four murals under the guidance of the muralist Felicia then started painting them on her own. In 2010 Felicia entered her first small painting in the art division at the National Taxidermy Competition. She won first place for that division and won the Delia Akley award. For Felicia Cammack, each day is spent living her dream, traveling with her husband Chris Cammack and daughter Davoni to different projects and painting murals in the trophy rooms that they design and build together.