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Why is Melissa Bachman famous?

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Melissa Bachman is famous for her accomplishments as a sport hunter and outdoors enthusiast. She appears on the Sportsman Channel's TV show "Winchester Deadly Passion."

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Melissa Bachman grew up in central Minnesota, immersed in the hunting and fishing lifestyle. She graduated with honors from St. Cloud State University with a degree in television broadcasting and Spanish. After her graduation, Melissa began working as a TV intern. Shortly thereafter, she was offered the opportunity to become a producer for a hunting show, where she would travel across the country while writing, producing and filming the adventures of other hunters.

After her stint as a producer, Bachman became the host of "Winchester Deadly Passion," which is a hunting show on the Sportman Channel. According to her website's bio, the TV show takes up a great deal of her time, as Bachman works in the field hunting, producing, and editing.

Over the past few years, Bachman has been gaining notoriety among anti-hunting groups due to a picture she posted in Twitter. In this photo, Bachman poses by a dead adult lion, while holding the rifle she used to kill the animal. This tweet caused an international uproar, drawing condemnation from many anti-hunting advocates worldwide.

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