Winchester Deadly Passion
Melissa Bachman is an accomplished hunter who thrives on sharing her love for the great outdoors and all things wild with her passionate fans and viewers. Growing up in central Minnesota, Bachman immersed herself in an outdoors lifestyle filled with fishing and hunting options. Deciding which treestand to hunt (or maybe chasing snow geese) before school were just some of the choices she made as a young woman.
Surrounded by a family filled with love and mentors galore, Bachman pursued her academic life with the very same tenacity she approached in her passion for hunting. After graduating with honors and armed with a degree in television broadcasting, and another in Spanish, from St. Cloud State University, Melissa set her sights on a career in outdoor television. She began as a TV intern, and within months was offered a position as a full-time producer where she traveled the country filming, producing, and writing shows with a variety of incredible hunters on some fantastic adventures.
Although close to her dream job, Bachman truly longed to be the one outwitting her prey and squeezing the trigger. So she spent every spare moment of her free time arduously filming and editing her own hunts. Finally, with time, patience and persistence, Melissa got some solid shows into the right hands and her wish became reality. Now she spends nearly 250 days a year afield hunting the globe and producing her series, Winchester Deadly Passion, a top-notch, adrenaline-pumping hunting show program now in its fifth season.
Listen to Rob Drieslein’s interview with Melissa Bachman.