47th Annual IBA Spring Banquet
March 1, 2014
featuring Melissa Bachman
The 2014 Spring Banquet is set for March 1 held again at Prairie Meadows. Guest speaker is Melissa Bachman.
Melissa is one of the most intense and hardcore hunters you will ever meet. Her passion for the outdoors kicked in at an early age while hunting with her family in central Minnesota. Throughout high school she could be found in a tree stand before class and dreamed of a way to hunt for a living.
After graduating with honors and a double major in TV broadcasting andSpanish from St Cloud State University, Melissa started her outdoor career as a TV intern. Within a few months Melissa was offered a full time position as a producer and traveled the world filming a variety of incredible hunters.
Although this was close to her dream job, Melissa still longed for the day she could be the one squeezing the trigger. In order to achieve this goal Melissa spent every spare moment filming all her own hunts. After each successful hunt she would edit the shows together and give the footage away in hopes of gaining exposure. As an avid bowhunter this took a lot of time and patience but after taking several nice animals and putting together solid shows Melissa’s wish was finally granted. Now seven-years later Melissa spends over 170-days in the field both hunting and producing TV. Her triple threat expertise includes producing, writing and hunting on camera for her show Winchester Deadly Passion.
*The Meadows ballroom is over 14,100 square feet, with a 3000 square foot stage equipped with audio visual capabilities and five screens. This area can be divided into five spaces to accomodate five different groups.