South Dakota — Hunting for tahr is not easy. Nor is doing it all on foot. But that’s exactly what Melissa Bachman did this week on Winchester Deadly Passion. Bachman visits the South Island, which is known for its treacherous, steep mountains, and takes the challenge to bowhunt for Tahr all on foot. Tune in for an all-new episode of Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Bachman’s guide is Zion Pilgrim of Wilderness Quest New Zealand. “Tahr love the steep, nasty terrain of New Zealand mountain range. They are mountain goats, so they are extremely agile. It is spectacular to watch them move around the bluffs, which is great until you want to chase them,” explained Pilgrim.
“I knew this was going to be the most difficult physical challenging hunts I’ve ever done. No chopper. Going on foot - up 2,500-3,000 a day – to get to these tahr; but that’s what I wanted when I booked the trip at the SCI Convention,” shared Bachman.
Bachman and Zion start putting in the work spot and stalking for tahr. “You see them on the hillside and you simply have no idea how difficult the terrain is until you begin going after them,” explained Bachman.
Tune in for spectacular scenery and amazing footage of the South Island of New Zealand, all while rooting for Bachman to get her first Tahr.
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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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