Winchester Deadly Passion



APRIL 5 SUN - 11:30AM
APRIL 7 TUE - 3:30PM
APRIL 9 THU - 2:30AM
Melissa heads into the heart of Iowa to try her hand at a bruiser buck. Her weapon of choice on this trip is a bow, and her bag of tricks includes decoy, rattlin' horns and call. Her timing could not have been better - it's peak of the rut and bucks are running wild in search of hot doe.


APRIL 2 THU - 2:30AM
Melissa is teaming up with Bob Efford, of Efford's Hunting Adventures, for planes boats and boots on the tundra approach to finding a majestic Woodland bull. The land is so vast and wide open, Melissa and her guide, Eddie Aboott, find their best strategy is to glass from the highest point overlooking miles of new-found-land before launching a two-mile tundra trek to sneak within rifle range of a big herd of caribou.

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.