Minnetonka, MN; Sept. 18, 2012-It's time to bring home the bacon-Texas-style- during this week's episode of Winchester's Deadly Passion with host Melissa Bachman. Watch as she heads to Texas to help with the serious feral hog problem on a rancher's land. With Melissa's deadly aim and fun personality, this trip makes for must-see TV. Watch Winchester's Deadly Passion, produced by North American Media Group, on the Pursuit Channel on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., and Fridays at 12 a.m. (EST).
"Feral hogs were once largely a rural or agricultural issue in Texas, inflicting over $52 million in damage annually," said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist. "But the porkers have literally moved to town and are now causing significant damage in urban and suburban communities."
"This was a thrilling adventure for me, and I look forward to getting back to Texas to help eradicate the hog problem," Melissa said. "Unless you've been there to personally see the damage hogs cause, you can't imagine how extensive it is."
Winchester's Deadly Passion takes viewers on heart-pounding adventures around the globe, as Melissa matches wits with New Zealand stags, Midwestern whitetails and gators in the Deep South. This season, viewers also witnessed an 11-day, self-guided quest for a unique unicorn mule deer, plus adrenaline-packed hunts for species ranging from world-class Alaskan bruins to razor-tusked wild boars.
Through it all, Melissa's style of relentless pursuit puts fans on the edge of their seats, while her trademark, down-home charm wins their hearts. "Melissa's the real deal when it comes to hunting, but her personality keeps you coming back for more," said Executive Producer Rick Dow.
Melissa lives for the outdoors-spending about 140 days each year in the stand or stalking animals. She was raised in a hard-working, small-town hunting family in central Minnesota. From a young age, she wanted to be on camera, and eventually worked her
way to learn how to film, produce and host TV-and wound up at North American Media Group. In 2010 she started Deadly Passion Productions and continues to give seminars, in addition to sharing her hunting adventures via blogging at My Take (http://www.melissabachman.com/MyTake.html
). Today, she's a triple threat with her skills on and off camera-and her talents with a bow and gun.
About North American Hunting Club: With 750,000 enthusiastic members, North American Hunting Club-through its official publication, North American Hunter- strives to increase the hunting skills and enjoyment of Club members. The NAHC's mission is to serve as a one-stop source where avid hunters from across North America can satisfy all their hunting needs. The Club also acts as a vehicle through which hunters from all points of the compass can communicate-sharing success stories, photos and videos through the magazine, website and the social network. For more information on the NAHC, visit: www.HuntingClub.com