Winchester Deadly Passion



JULY 12 SUN - 11:30AM
JULY 14 TUE - 3:30PM
This episode places Melissa with Kelly Blonigen who is diagnosed with a rare nervous system disorder and granted a wish through the organization Wishes and More. Kelly's wish is to hunt with Melissa at Golden Triangle Whitetail in Illinois and quickly that dream becomes a reality. Sometimes "trophies" are not measured by the Boone and Crockett Club score of a harvested buck, but the memories and friendships hunters make along the way. Friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Kelly takes 2 trophies on this hunt, both with a crossbow...which is super exciting to everyone in camp.


JULY 9 THU - 2:30AM
JULY 13 MON - 5:00AM
Hunting whitetails in South Dakota is a hidden gem, especially the giants of East River. Melissa heads out for an archery hunt at Warne Ranches where the big bucks are literally streaming through, but the shots are long and patience is a necessity. Next stop is Texas for a little up close and personal action with her rifle.

Host & Bios

Melissa Bachman

Melissa Bachman

Melissa Bachman is an accomplished hunter with a unique ability to share her love for the great outdoors and all things wild with her passionate fans and viewers.

Growing up in central Minnesota, surrounded by an avid hunting family filled with love and mentors galore, Melissa pursued her academic life with the same tenacity as her passion for hunting. After graduating with honors and armed with degrees in both television broadcasting and Spanish from St Cloud State University, she set her sights on a career in outdoor television.

Now Melissa spends nearly 200 days a year in the field, hunting, producing and editing for her show Winchester Deadly Passion.


Every good hunter needs a solid role model, and Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester’s Deadly Passion, fits that bill perfectly with a unique ability to share her love for hunting with passionate fans and viewers.

Winchester Deadly Passion is 26 weeks of non-stop action and pure entertainment as Melissa travels the globe going head-to-head with everything from world-class red stag and thousand pound gators to Boone and Crocket whitetails and thunderous bull elk.

With rifle, bow or shotgun in hand, Melissa’s fast-paced, in-the-moment hunting style will keep you on the edge of your seat, while her expertise and decades of experience give viewers useful tips and strategies they can use afield.