New Zealand Big Timber Success on Winchester Deadly Passion

Winchester Deadly Passion
Winchester Deadly Passion

MINNETONKA, MN; (Ammoland.Com) — On this week’s episode of Winchester Deadly Passion, Melissa Bachman returns to a hunting location halfway across the globe – New Zealand. She, along with Jon Stack and Justin Long of Field & Stream Shops, are on the hunt for the majestic red stag. But with the variety of big game in the area, fallow deer are also on the menu for these big timber hunters. Tune in to Winchester Deadly Passion, on Sportsman Channel Sunday, August 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Winchester Deadly PassionNew Zealand is known for its rolling hills and the elusive red stag. But when Bachman’s crew arrives on the northern island, the terrain is full of thick timber – an unexpected surprise. Timber makes for a more challenging hunt, but Bachman and her friends at Field & Stream Shops, attempt to use the obstacles to their advantage.

Early on in the hunt, Stack comes face-to-face with a fallow deer, but he is unable to make the shot. “Unfortunately, the first shot didn’t connect. So that kind of added to the adventure of the hunt. We all had to get up and reposition ourselves,” said Stack.

The hunt continues, and the crew devises a new game plan. Stack and Long eventually harvest fallow deer. Bachman is up next, with her eye on the red stag.

“New Zealand is so beautiful – it’s one of those places I am happy to visit whether I’m hunting or not,” commented Bachman. “This hunt proved to be very challenging and showed how important adapting to your environment can be. We turned the challenges of hunting thick timber into something that worked in our favor.”

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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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