No Pain, No Gain When Hunting Red Stag in New Zealand on Winchester Deadly Passion

MINNETONKA, MN; (Ammoland.Com) — Continuing from last week’s episode of Winchester Deadly Passion with Melissa Bachman in New Zealand, the days are getting warmer and the climbs are increasingly steeper trying to secure a red stag. Frustration sets in, but Jon Stack and Justin Long of Field & Stream Shops help Bachman keep things fun during the hunt. Tune in to Winchester Deadly Passion, on Sportsman Channel Sunday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Melissa Bachman New Zealand
Melissa Bachman New Zealand Red Stag

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New Zealand is known for its beautiful landscapes and the elusive red stag. “Hearing the roar of the red stag is unlike any other experience,” said Bachman. “It makes the hair on back of your neck stand up. Hunting stag is just as fun as hunting elk back home, but even prettier conditions.”

The five-day trip is proving to be taxing on the crew. Long and Stack already got their fallow deer, but no one has connected with a red stag – yet. With only two days left, the crew splits up to increase the odds of tagging out. And wouldn’t you know it that was the secret sauce Stack and Long needed to connect with their stags.
Bachman is with her guide, Tony Punch of Rata Marie Deer Lodge, and she has yet to get her animal. With one miss already in the books – and the light quickly fading – will Bachman go home empty handed?

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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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