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Melissa Bachman Hunting Show: Barbarism or Sport?

Melissa Bachman Hunting Show: Barbarism or Sport?

Photos of hunter Melissa Bachman posing with her kills have begun circulating online, along with petitions to get her videos taken offline and off of TV channels such as Nat Geo. Comments on these videos and photos have sparked passionate debate about hunting for sport.

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A sample of the sentiment by the anti-Bachman camp can be seen in the following caption, which accompanied a photo of Bachman posing with a bear she had killed:


Please Call Your Cable/Satellite Company & Cancel/Block The National Geographic Channel

ENOUGH! National Geographic, a company that has made millions by pretending they care about the environment and wildlife is now producing a sickening so called ‘reality’ show featuring the disgusting hunter Melissa Bachman (pictured below) who seems to love nothing more than taking the lives of innocent and beautiful creatures. Please call your cable/satellite provider today and cancel or block this cruel company and all their channels. Thanks!

Her Defenders
On one side of the discussion is the argument that hunting helps control a bear population that, if left uncontrolled, would spill over into cities, endangering domesticated pets and people. It is also argued that an uncontrolled bear popular would also lead to starvation among bears, with more competition for food. It is also claimed that many who complain about hunting also eat meat and use animal-based products, such as leather. Many professional hunters donate the meat of their kill to locals, so the kill isn’t completely in vain. And hunting, of course, is legal.

Her Detractors
On the other hand, there are those who say this is barbaric, to pose with a wide grin at the corpse of a fallen creature, that these creatures are in their own environment and being killed solely for entertainment purposes. There is an anti-Bachman Facebook page with several thousand subscribers who are trying to get Nat Geo to stop airing any segments with Bachman, along with efforts to have her videos removed from Youtube.

What are your thoughts on Melissa Bachman? Are these hunting videos vile and barbaric, or merely a controlled sport that dates back thousands of years?



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  • leon farrar

    What is wrong with you anti -hunting idiots! You all believe it’s alright to raise domestic critters to slaughter for consumption. But not harvest free roaming protein? You’re all two -faced bigots. Keep the woman on television, and add many more. Hunting is natural.

  • sniper74

    Yes and no. Bears tend to follow the easy course to a meal. Which now means that bears will get into garbage or peoples homes. Then what happens is, those bears are shot by game and fish. But if you also stop and think about it, starvation is a slow process. It means that they are suffering the entire time that they are starving. Controlling the population allows those bears little to no suffrage, while also reducing the chance another bear starves.

    If you have a degree in Animal Biology, then you also understand that wilderness can only hold so many bears at a given time. If you have too many bears, then they have to either fight to death for food, or they have to leave the area. At the same time, you know, or should know, that if you don’t have enough bears in an area, then other species quickly get overloaded. Like deer, beavers, squirrels, etc. Which then introduces other risks and issues. When a deer leaves a wilderness environment, what happens? They encroach into human territory. That usually means death by car, or by game and fish.

    Perhaps you should take some time and talk to a local Game Warden. Maybe you will get some good insight.

  • sniper74

    Actually if she is doing it legally, then you should turn your anger towards the local hunting guides and the countries Game and Fish department. They are the ones who are allowing it. She probably paid more than a few thousands of dollars to that country, which usually goes towards conservation of the animals.

  • me

    I am with you , she is a psyco

  • Freddyw

    Mebe she needs to be in the crosshairs of HPR just to get a feel for it.

  • Seth

    I wanna marry Melissa Bachman, not only is she hot, but she likes to hunt too! She is a hell of a woman!

  • deb

    I am shocked how you can be so insensitive to the value and spirit of animals as if they are just a fun target. Seriously, as a owman who has the potential to give life and nurture and preserve, how can you not understand that a mother deer laments the loss of her baby and maybe other animals you kill cannot provide and bring food for their families? And how do you actually feel when you pose, pretending to be such a winner, macho lady with that big fake smile and a rifle, trying to be a sex symbol, being shown with a dead animal? WHO ARE YOU TO KILL? Don’t you think you actually manifest and symbolize ignorance, trash, machoism, low life and slizziness? Think it over, Melissa, go a little deeper and drop that persona you so careflly crafted. You’re proud of this? Killing with a un? Let’s see you killing with your bare hands! And seriously, you may think that you look hot but your looks and your smile transmits no poetry, femininity, humanity and/or sweetness. There is part of you that is as dead as the dead animal lying next to you…and it shows!

    • jadon nixon

      I love hunting and I aint any of those things you say you want me to kill with bare hands I will and she is pretty damn hot if you ask me especially with that compound bow and that DEAD bear

  • Wilma

    YES, the research named ‘First Strike’proves that serial killers start off by killing defenseless animals / animals. Beware all the humans!

    She is disgusting!!!!

  • aspi

    For sure this woman have to counterbalance some deep issues within herself, its not hard to see that she is missing essential human qualities like compassion, she got to be very self-centered and proud of things, every dumbass can do…she isn´t mature. people like her can´t see that we are livin in a spiritual universe and creatin karma to their own detriment…but i don´t wanna judge her, maybe she was made like this due to specific circumstances…i wish you insights Melissa, the solution is within yourself…

    kind regards from Germany

  • Guido

    Killing for fun is no good. But…. I wonder what the reactions would be like if, instead of a bear, it woudl have been a fish.

  • Willy

    This type of speech makes you sound like the idiot who would show up with a knife to a gun fight and wonder why you lossed.

    • sniper74

      Actually Mythbusters proved that a knife in a gun fight is actually better than another gun.

      But still…I get your point.

  • Willy

    Although I do not agree with her hunting lions, I am appalled that some of you would call her a serial killer. I have hunted deer all my life and I eat what I kill. I am sure some of you who are yelling that it is the 21st century and we should quit killing animals are not all vegatarians. So where do you think we should be getting our meat from? Just because you do not see the animal being killed does not absolve you from the fact that they are being killed. And they are being killed in far worse ways than when a hunter kills an animal. Animals eat other animals, and we are animals, and unfortunately to the dismay of some, we are highest on the food chain due to our advancement in technology.

  • Lyn

    Every day there seems to be an article about people abusing or killing animals. Then to read about a woman who enjoys killing animals ‘just because.’ Add that she thinks killing an animal who is caged a major accomplishment… May karma come to her soon and may it cause intense sorrow and pain.

  • Pamela

    All the money in the world pumped into conservancy will not bring back the animals lost to poaching through organized crime and economic opportunity. We can’t afford to have legalized hunts when we there is no way to control the loss of life due to poaching. Professional hunters, safari tour operators, and private game farm employees are the biggest offenders of illegal poaching. They are rarely brought to justice. There is no way to control greed. I’m so glad Melissa Bachman’s conscience is clear since she was able to “pay” for the right to take the life of such incredible animals. I especially appreciate someone taking the time to support the dead lions head with dirt, so it was squared up for the trophy photo, very thoughtful.

    • sniper74

      So you are saying that she poached this bear? I think not. I think you are getting confused about what poaching is. Poaching is illegal shooting. I hardly doubt that what she is doing is illegal, otherwise Game and Fish would have locked her up or charged her with a ton of money by now.

      What she is doing is legal. She has every right to do so. Let me ask you this? If it’s wrong for her to be posing next to an animal that she took the time to stalk, plan, get close to, and take in the name of hunting? Then compare that to you taking pictures of your food on your plate, or asking God to bless the food you have on the table? Wouldn’t that be glorifying killing plants and animals?

      Now as far as for hunting lions? I am not a big fan of. No need to go after a lion, or even a tiger. First they are endangered, and second off, they are on another continent. But if she went through the legal process for hunting in that country, then why bother. If you really want to target something, then go after that countries hunting regulations, not her.

  • nick bielby

    There is no place in a civilised society for this type of person. Killing for fun ????????

  • Markus

    As a soldier all my life, I deeply disrespect people who kill other creatures just for fun and fame. A lion has no chance against a long range rifle. Only wimps with a low self esteem kill that way. If this person has guts than she should take a knife and fight with a male lion face to face. I know who the winner will be.

    Another thing is….women naturally GIVE life, they don’t take it.

    Something went very wrong in this persons childhood.

  • Greg Strawn

    Hey Michelle,
    You go Girl. I admire your spark, cannot imagine how sustainable hunting is bad for South Africa, we all do KNOW that if not for the money hunting brings to SA in general and to the ranches in particular there would not be huntable game in SA. They’d be raising beef to make a living and not allowing game to thrive. Hunters take only a very few of the animals they raise, and that money is used to support the rest of the herd and to continue the operation. Don’t let ignorant people slow you down, the white tennis shoe crowd has heartfelt intentions, yes, but not a practical nature. Greg

  • Olivia

    Sick heartless woman, sad way to get attention , SHAME ON YOU!

  • carolina

    I’m from Argentina, and we are speakless about this women. We cannot believe it!! :(
    We can not keep killing animals, is the 21st century!! stop please!

    • sniper74

      Do you eat meat? What about Vegetables? If you say yes to either, then you are indeed killing either animals or plants. So stop killing innocent plants and animals.

  • pete marshall

    Who the bloody hell does this woman think she is ? as she rampages around our world destroying anything that moves to satisfy her blood lust.People like her are a F…..g nuisence and hold back the human race. I can only hope that one day soon this creature will get her just deserts

  • David Winsted

    This woman (monster) appears to be psychotic in every sense of the word. That sickening smile in each picture of a dead animal with that rifle or bow in her hand can only be attributable to some form of severe mental illness. These incredible animals are residents of the planet just like us and we have no right to enter their homes and commit murder. Enough is enough. Its interesting that in South Africa it appears that many people really care about these issues while in the United States, anyone who takes a stand against murder is labled a liberal and subject to scorn.

    • sniper74

      David, you apparently don’t understand what is happening in the world. The world is getting smaller and smaller. Us Humans are the ones encroaching in on their land every single day. Stop blaming her, blame society, and start by looking in the mirror.

      I bet there are a number of things that are made out of plastic, metal, leather, and animal byproducts sitting in your home. Each of these things are a detriment of our great planet, that you so hold dear. Turn your computer off. Build your own home. Stop driving your car. Turn your TV off. Get out more and enjoy the world. Stop putting your hate onto someone else.

  • Giorgia

    WHAT IS SHE SMILING ABOUT?? She’s a proud serial killer posting disgusting photos of her murders. She makes me really really sick (as much as millions of people like her) and she has to be internalised. Simple.

  • Bob

    Hate to bring politics into this, but aren’t all republicans pro-life and pro-killing innocent animals? Just boggles my mind – this kind of contradiction in views.

    • Steven Drabek

      Well you did bring in politics. Aren’t democrats pro-killing innocent unborn human babies but against killing of animals. No wonder you mind is boggled. Comments like this are brimming with ignorance.

      Sad that people spend time focusing on a hunter, who may be wasting her time and money in such pursuits when humanity suffers from millions of deaths by ruthless, cruel people. Have you seen the images from Syria? A dead lion will lead to 40 or 50 other innocent animals NOT dying, but these are just animals.

      Wake up people.

    • Patrick

      They are not pro-life, but pro-death, even of innocent human beings (count the number of innocent people who have been sentenced to death and executed)

    • Heath

      Just like the liberal pro-abortion anti capital punishment folks I guess.

  • GM

    She is sick, sadist, murderer, it is insane that stuff like this is called entertainment tv show!

    • sniper74

      No more than you are. I bet you drive a car, eat food, and watch TV. I bet you use a computer. All of these items are slowly killing our planet.

      If you want to help out, then stop being hateful towards others. That’s where it starts…it starts with you. Set the example. Get rid of your TV, your house, your car and your job. Then you have every right to say those things. But until you understand that the money that she paid to get her hunting license actually helps protect many more than the one she killed. They help protect those animals from poachers, who go around and kill dozens every single night.

      So you should be grateful that people are willing to pay money to go after a single one, but at the same time, help save dozens or even hundreds.

  • Michelle

    I am truly disgusted by this! I have nothing against hunting but the mere thought of an animal being lured to attack and then killing it is just wrong! This seems only to be a game to her, she should be stopped. I would like to see her reaction to an animal’s attack without a weapon of any sort, would she still describe the experience as “amazing”? She is no human being in my eyes nor does she possess any humanity. As for the canned hunting – how can anyone find joy in killing an animal which is restricted to defend itself?

  • Deborah

    This woman is more a poacher than a hunter. It’s all about killing big game, and then bragging about it, smiling over them, and basking in the glory. She wrote about how beautiful that male lion was, and was so proud of herself for destroying him. She yearns for fame and fortune, while satisfying her lust for blood. I am glad that so many have turned against her, and have let her know how repulsed by her senseless killing.

    • sniper74

      Ahh….poachers are not going to go around taking pictures of themselves with their game. That would lead to an arrest. No, what she is doing is legal.

      If you don’t like it, then you need to change your hunting regulations. She’s proud of what she caught. Just like fisherman are proud of what they caught. Or like your kids proud of what they did at school.

      So if you don’t like the hunting regulations in Africa, then please move there and start helping their country change their laws. Otherwise, leave your hatred towards someone, at your door. You say you hate her for it and that she should be ashamed? Then why are you not ashamed of yourself for hating her and putting her down? Why are you not ashamed of reading the article and commenting on it?

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