MINNETONKA, MN; (July 13, 2017) — Put a Minnesota girl into southern waters and what happens? She grows to love gator hunting! This week on Winchester Deadly Passion host Melissa Bachman heads to South Carolina for one of her favorite pastimes – alligator hunting. And she’s not alone! She brought her mom, Karen, with for her first gator hunt. Does this spell double trouble for southern gators? Tune in for an all-new episode of Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET.
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“Gator hunting is a very social thing – you are enjoying the time and having fun with others at night, or during the day. I brought my brother before to South Carolina for a gator hunt and he arrowed a monster gator. So I knew I had to bring my mom,” said Bachman.
“I never expected to go alligator hunting, but I told Melissa I will try!” said Karen Bachman. “We were in the swamps at night with snakes and other creatures…this wasn’t on my bucket list to do, but Melissa was right, it was tons of fun.”
To prepare for the trip, Melissa had Karen practice drawing back her bow multiple times to work up her strength and stamina. “When gator hunting, you will see several gators, which you will shoot at – but you will also miss quite a bit. I told mom to set her bow at 40 pounds and work up to shooting that weight over and over and over again,” stated Melissa.
After getting over her fear of snakes – and falling off the boat – Karen and Melissa were armed with nuisance tags for gators, which meant they could hunt private waters versus public waters. Tune in to see all the gator action on this new episode exclusively airing on Sportsman Channel.
This week’s Memory Chase segment, presented by Mission Archery, is 10-year-old Noah Bearshield from Gregory, South Dakota who is after turkeys with his shotgun in Illinois. Noah received a Mission Vertical bow, Winchester sling & and swag, Hunter Safety System Vest, Rinehart Target, Wildlife Research Center Gold Scent Elimination Pack, Easton Youth Bow Case, Boss Buck Feeders swag, Engel Cooler dry box, Master Hand Milling swag, Rage Broadheads, Realtree EZ Hanger, Field & Stream backpack, Caldwell Hearing Protection, HHA Sports hat, Range Master Trailer swag and Moose Utility Division swag for being selected. Submit youth videos for Memory Chase at http://memorychase.com
About Winchester Deadly Passion: Every good hunter needs a solid role model, and Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester 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.
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