South Dakota —With months of preparing her land as a “buck paradise” behind her, Melissa Bachman is ready to see if her hard work pays off on this week’s Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel. From installing rub posts to licking branches and even digging several water holes, Melissa and her husband, Ben Bearshield, have seen monster bucks step into their mini-paradise on their Spypoint Cameras. The next move? Sit it out and wait for those bucks to step into the shooting lane. Watch all the action Sunday at 11:30 am ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel.
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Melissa and Ben have been spending their summers prepping remote parts of land as their own “buck paradise.” They are hoping all this hard work of digging water holes and installing rub posts will pay off when the weather turns colder. “Many people tell me they don’t think they need a water hole as the deer have many other options for water on their land,” shared Bachman. “And actually we have that as well – we have ponds and streams accessible for the deer here, but we’ve found that the deer prefer our water holes as we place them in remote areas, but near active deer trails. Plus, during the rut, the bucks are run down and thirsty, and you just offered them an easy stop.”
Their Spypoint Cameras show the deer are active at night, so Melissa installed a Wildlife Research Center scrape dripper that releases scent during daytime only over a mock scrape. “Installing the dripper on our rub post helped move those nocktural bucks to check out the area during the day as they could see and smell activity,” explained Bachman.
But will all this work pay off for a nice buck for Melissa? 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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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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