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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.
Nyala, waterbuck and oryx are just a few of the species on the menu as Melissa heads to South Africa for an incredible plains game hunt with Julious Heyneke at the Maroi Conservancy. Situated on the banks of the mighty Limpopo River in South Africa, The Maroi Conservancy encompasses 21,000 acres of pristine mopani and mixed Bushveld operating as one of the region's largest fruit farms. In addition to melons and citrus, the Conservancy offers incredible hunting for many species of both plains game and dangerous game, including lion and cape buffalo. Melissa and Julious have a wonderful trip lined up, with plans to pursue a variety of plains game using Melissa's .375 H&H. Surrounded by gemsbok, eland, waterbuck, wildebeest, oryx and more, they deploy a variety of methods, from ground blinds to spot and stalk and even some calling. The hunting traditions, camaraderie and cultural aspects of both the region and its indigenous people combine to make the whole experience almost surreal. Nights are spent taking in the stars by campfire, incredible food, outstanding accommodations and a plentiful supply of African game. Melissa is definitely not in Minnesota anymore. What else could diehard hunter wish for?
With bow in hand, Melissa goes one on one with a monster, double-beamed whitetail that has eluded her several times. Hunting the east river of South Dakota, where non-residents are only allowed archery tags, Melissa meets up with Cody Warne of Warne Ranches. But she's all alone on this self-guided hunt, and it will take every trick up her sleeve to close the deal. She'll need to hang her own stands, build her own blinds and make all the necessary decisions a successful hunter needs to make. There is a big, double-beamed buck that is cruising the area and Melissa has had several close calls with him. She decides to deploy a decoy in hopes of attracting a bruiser looking for a fight. After ten days of hunting hard and decoying in over 35 bucks, she finally gets a good look at beautiful, mature whitetail. But, will all that patience and hard work pay off?
Argentina is known as a wing shooters paradise but on this episode of Winchester Deadly Passion Melissa and a few good friends from Field & Stream are making the long trek to go after it all. Doves, ducks and a boat ride like you've never seen before all make this adventure you'll have to see to believe.
Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion is in the great state of Montana on a early season combo hunt near the banks of the Powder River. We all know scouting for whitetails can be extremely helpful but in this episode Melissa shows how a little pre-scouting for antelope can really help seal the deal quickly.
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