About Melissa Bachman
Melissa Bachman is an incredibly hardcore and intense hunter – perhaps one of the more passionate hunters you will ever meet. Her deep-seated love of the outdoors was kicked into high gear at a very early age while living with her family in Central Minnesota. Throughout high school she could be found in a tree stand before class, and dreamed of finding a way to hunt for a living and find a career in the outdoor industry.
After graduating with honors and a double major in TV Broadcasting and Spanish from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN, Melissa started her outdoor career as a TV intern. Within a few months she was offered a full-time position as a television producer and traveled the world filming a variety of incredible hunters and hunts most people never get the opportunity to experience.
Melissa experienced so much while sitting behind the camera, but longed for the day she could be the one squeezing the trigger and bringing the wonders of the hunt to viewers across the country – especially up and coming hunters as well as female hunters. In order to achieve this goal Melissa spent every spare moment filming all her own hunts. After each successful hunt she would edit the shows together and give the footage away in hopes of gaining exposure – a true labor of love. As every hunter knows, this takes a tremendous amount of time and patience, but after taking several nice animals and putting together solid shows Melissa’s wish was finally came to fruition – her time and place on the big screen had now become reality.
Now seven-years later Melissa spends over 170-days in the field testing ballistics, hunting and producing outdoor television. She is featured as the host of Winchester Deadly Passion on Pursuit Channel and Sportsman Channel. A series that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat – and one where you can explore many of the new products from Winchester. You can see more of Melissa at melissabachman.com.