South Dakota Whitetail Showdown on This Week’s Winchester Deadly Passion

Sunday, 2 pm ET on Sportsman Channel and 5 pm ET on Pursuit Channel

Winchester Deadly Passion
Winchester Deadly Passion

USA (Ammoland.Com) —How do you use decoys to bring in numerous whitetails within bow range in South Dakota? Melissa Bachman shows how on this week’s Winchester Deadly Passion. Using rattling, grunting and decoys, Bachman successfully brings in close to 30 deer to her treestands and ground blinds for a rut bow hunt like nothing she’s ever encountered.

Melissa Bachman decoy and bowTune in to see all the whitetail action on Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel Sunday August 10 at 2 p.m. ET and also at 5 p.m. ET on the Pursuit Channel.

Get a glimpse of this week’s action here:

“Sure South Dakota is known as the pheasant capital of the world, but if all you’ve done is that, you are missing out on some giant whitetails,” said Bachman. With a full season whitetail archery membership at Warne Ranches, Bachman is on a self-guided deer hunt in mid-November. She quickly starts pattering the bucks’ movements and continues to adapt by setting up new stands daily to maximize her hunting strategies.  “The rut was on so we just needed to get the bucks attention by rattling and grunting.  The entire area was covered in sunflower fields and the deer couldn’t see what was going on.  So I used that audio to bring them in and then gave them a visual with the decoy to seal the deal,” she commented.

Within 30 minutes Bachman had a nice 8-point check out her decoy. “I’ve never seen a deer snort-wheeze at a decoy. He was completely fooled,” she said. But she passes on that one as he needed another years’ growth to fully mature. Hoping she didn’t make a mistake, Bachman continues her decoy strategy.

“When you are sitting there and you have a buck, I don’t care how big he is, come in to your decoy, it is an adrenaline rush. And I had it happen over and over and over again. It was amazing,” commented Bachman.

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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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