Illinois Opening Week Gobblers on Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel

Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion
Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion
Winchester Deadly Passion
Winchester Deadly Passion

MINNETONKA, MN; (Ammoland.Com) — Some say opening deer weekend is the most exciting weekend of the year – but Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion would argue opening spring turkey season is a close second.

Bachman is at Golden Triangle Whitetail in Illinois for opening week of turkey season with both her Mathews bow and her Winchester shotgun. 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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 “In the spring, there is nothing else I’d rather be doing than turkey hunting,” said Bachman. “Unfortunately during open weekend it stormed and really messed up our set-up from the day before. But as soon as the sky cleared, turkeys were in our decoy spread!”

Bachman was able to get one turkey down that first morning and was on to full-filling her second tag, except a longbeard gave her some trouble. Tune in to Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel to see if fills that second tag – or eats tag soup.

This week’s Memory Chase segment, presented by Mission Archery, is 12-year-old Montgomery Cain from Pleasanton, Texas who is after his first antelope with his .270 rifle in New Mexico. Montgomery 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

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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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