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Ep. 147: Melissa Bachman- Pursuing Deadly Passion

Ep. 147: Melissa Bachman- Pursuing Deadly Passion

Melissa Bachman fell in love with hunting at the age of five when her parents put a bow in her hand, and she never looked back. Melissa is now a well-known hunter, producer & host of Winchester Deadly Passion. We discuss the early days as a hunter & a pole vaulter, some of the backlash she has received through hunting and how she was able to overcome it, and the many things she is doing today to represent women in the hunting industry. She also shares some amazing stories including calling in black bear to 18 yards and what life has been like as a new mom.

 
 
 
 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

-Growing up with a passion to pursue hunting.

-Melissa’s involvement with pole vaulting growing up.

-Winchester Deadly Passion- how it came about and her background in video production.

-Melissa’s lion hunt backlash, how far it went with threats and the police getting involved and how she was able to overcome it all.

-Staying diversified in today’s media world.

-Some struggles Melissa has faced in the industry.

-The changes Melissa has seen over the years in the industry and if she thinks it is for the better.

-Melissa’s thoughts on crossbow hunting.

-Her favorite episodes and favorite story of calling in a black bear to 18 yards.

-How she finds focus when calling in bears to make the shot.

-Taxidermy and the passion she has for it.

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Ep. 145: QDMA- Improving Wild Things & Wild Places

Ep. 145: QDMA- Improving Wild Things & Wild Places

This week, we are joined by Wildlife Biologist, Taxidermist & Director of Conservation at QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association), Kip Adams. Kip has been with QDMA for over 16 years and is a wealth of knowledge about everything deer.

Ep. 144: Outdoors Allie- Exploring Wild, Remote, Untouched Spaces

Ep. 144: Outdoors Allie- Exploring Wild, Remote, Untouched Spaces

Joining us from ATA in Louisville, Kentucky is Allie D’Andrea, better known as Outdoors Allie. Allie is an inspiring young hunter, angler & conservationist chasing her dreams as an entrepreneur by exploring wild, remote, untouched spaces through hunting & fishing.

Ep. 143: Hunt. Fish. Explore. Be The Adventuress

Ep. 143: Hunt. Fish. Explore. Be The Adventuress

We are joined by Founder of Adventuress Magazine Jennifer Pudenz. Jennifer shares her journey of bowhunting since the age of 4, to chasing her passion of becoming a Magazine Editor, to founding and now running Adventuress Magazine.

Ep. 141: Jeff Moran- Built 4 The Hunt

Ep. 141: Jeff Moran- Built 4 The Hunt

From ATA in Louisville, Kentucky, Co-Founder of Built 4 The Hunt, Jeff Moran joins us to talk about fitness & hunting. We talk about how Built 4 The Hunt came about, the new transformation challenges they are doing and what the most important things are to remember when training for a hunt.

Ep. 139: Feeding An Adventurous Soul

Ep. 139: Feeding An Adventurous Soul

We sit down with Jessica Byers of Follow Her Arrow & husband Braxton at ATA, one year since we last spoke, and what a year it has been. Jessica & Braxton talk about how their whole world came crashing down in an instant after Braxton suddenly lost his job, and in turn, lost their house & had to move into their travel trailer just 6 months after taking a leap of faith and uprooting their life to a new location.

Ep. 136: The Life Of An Urban Bowman

Ep. 136: The Life Of An Urban Bowman

Urban hunting is a term that we have heard of but, don’t know much about. So, we decided to track down someone who is a self-taught urban bowman to explain all the inner-workings of hunting in the burbs. Taylor Chamberlin joins us to discuss the benefits of hunting within city limits.

Ep. 135: Donnie Vincent- "The Other Side" Five Years of Epic Adventure

Ep. 135: Donnie Vincent- "The Other Side" Five Years of Epic Adventure

Donnie Vincent is known as an explorer, biologist, conservationist, sportsman and, real-life mountain man but, he is also an incredible filmmaker and storyteller. Donnie and his team at Sicmanta Multimedia have spent years in the wilderness documenting Donnie’s unbelievable adventures, amazing animal encounters and experiences with both the beauty & the best of mother nature. His most recent film, “The Other Side” is a culmination of 5 years in the wilderness.