Winchester Deadly Passion Grants Kelly’s Wish; Sunday

Our family loves giving back to the community and supporting the Make a Wish Foundation has been rewarding. It’s a joy to see that the outdoor great, Melissa Bachman is also sharing in the joy of granting wishes. We can’t wait to watch the show! ~Mia

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11:30 a.m. ET on Sportsman Channel

MINNETONKA, MN. — Fifteen-year-old Kelly Blonigen was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare genetic disorder that will progressively worsen and take away her ability to walk among other things. An avid outdoorswoman, Blonigen’s biggest wish is to hunt with Winchester Deadly Passion’s Melissa Bachman. With the help of the wish-granting organization, Wishes & More, Bachman and the support of her family and friends, Kelly’s wish becomes a reality. Tune in to Winchester Deadly Passion, on Sportsman Channel Sunday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET for this amazing whitetail hunt where more than just wishes came true.

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Illinois’ famed Golden Triangle Whitetail – one of Bachman’s favorite hunting locations – happens to be at the top of Blonigen’s wish list of places to hunt. Bachman invites Blonigen and her father on a filmed hunting adventure in Illinois, and together, the duo spends time in a blind searching for big bucks. As the hunt continues, Blonigen and Bachman soon learn it is not as much about the harvest as it is about the lasting memories and unbreakable friendship they would soon create.


“Of all the hunts that I’ve done, the number one thing I remember is that it’s not the number of animals I’ve taken, it’s the not size of them, it’s the people I was with,” explained Bachman. “There has never been a better hunt that I have done than hunting with Kelly. Being next to her and seeing that joy and excitement and being able to help her dream become a reality; to me that’s what it’s all about. I’ve created a friendship that’ll last a lifetime.”

Learn more about Winchester Deadly Passion at http://MelissaBachman.Com. Also follow Melissa on Instagram or Melissa Bachman Facebook, and remember to like and subscribe to updates from Winchester Deadly Passion on Facebook.

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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