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 a region known to sportsman for its unique blend of hunting and fishing opportunities,
Bachman immersed herself in a central Minnesota lifestyle filled with options. Decisions regarding which
tree stand to hunt before school or if she’d have better luck on snow geese were just some of the
decisions a young woman had to make.
Surrounded by a family filled with love and mentors galore, Bachman pursued her academic life with the
very same tenacity she approached 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
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 over 300 days a year in the field hunting the globe and producing her series Winchester
Deadly Passion, a top-notch, adrenaline-pumping hunting show now in its tenth season on Sportsman
Channel airing every Sunday morning at 11:30am ET.