Growing up in a region known to sportsman for its unique blend of hunting and fishing opportunities, Melissa Bachman immersed herself in a central Minnesota lifestyle of hunting and fishing. After graduating from St. Cloud State University with degrees in television broadcasting and Spanish, 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 fantastic adventures. 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 nearly 250 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 fourth season.