For so many passionate Americans, time itself is measured by the coming and going of each new hunting season
For so many passionate Americans, time itself is measured by the coming and going of each new hunting season. What’s held in the same esteem as the season of today, is the hope and thrill of looking forward to the next. We wait patiently to hear the same old stories. We crave the simplicity of life at camp, and the camaraderie we share with those we know will meet us there, year after year. These moments are more than tradition. They define us. Who we are. What we can learn from each other. What we can share. These moments live within us all.
Those who have built these treasured traditions are forever connected. Linked to one another by respect for their fellow hunter and their commitment to the land we share. For 150 years, millions of these kindred spirits have been bound by a single name. Winchester.
Legends aren’t created overnight. It takes character, sweat, and purpose. Much like the courage of a young boy who’s just moments away from pulling the trigger on the first deer he’s ever had in his crosshairs. Like the little girl who isn’t so sure about skinning her first rabbit, and the dad who thought of grandpa with a smile when he showed her the way. For the thousands who have held tight to their first Winchester rifle, knowing that their eyes have just been opened to an exciting world of endless possibilities.
Winchester is more than a cartridge, more than a rifle. More than a buck pole, more than a packed blind. More than a tight group, more than a perfect morning in the woods. It’s a way of life. A life that has the stories to back it, and a bright future ahead. A life to be proud of. It’s the Winchester Life.
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Gabe works with Whitetail Properties. They bring together buyers and sellers of hunting, ranch and farm land. Born and raised in Southeast Iowa, he finds himself in some of the most fertile soil (and whitetail country) in the country. His love of conservation and land management have taken him across the country to not only chase whitetail, but to help hunters purchase their dream-hunting property.
With a degree in broadcast journalism, Melissa set sights on a career in the outdoors. Traveling over 300 days a year to shoot for Winchester Deadly Passion, Bachman considers this her “dream job.” With a love for children, industry trade shows and the great outdoors, she films around the world for her adrenaline-pumped series.
Nikki Boxler grew up on a large dairy farm in Western New York and continues to reside there today. This setting has shaped her love of the outdoors and is how she developed a passion which drives her to spend as much time hunting and fishing as possible. For her, hunting is not about the kill, it is about the experience, the memories, the moments and having fun. Her most memorable adventures take place not only in the woods but also around the grill. Nikki thoroughly enjoys her role as co-host of Winchester Life.
Chris loves to chase big game in Alaska with brother Casey and spends a ton of time doing just that. When not there or in the planning stages of the next hunt, he enjoys a sunny day round of golf back home in his native Michigan.
As co-host of Winchester Life, he feels it his responsibility to help you find your own definition of the outdoors. He takes this responsibility very seriously and will take the rest of his working life fulfilling this quest. He can go from adventurous woodsman to sharp-dressed dinner guest in no time at all.
Casey lives off of the adrenaline and the solitude he finds in the most remote corners of the world. Essentially, this charges his batteries. For him, it’s not about the end game, it’s about the journey. He considers it his duty to “pass it on,” so that hopefully you can experience the same in your very own way – wherever that may be, chasing whatever you may chase. Casey is co-host of Winchester Life. He and brother Chris find themselves pursuing big game a large amount of time in Alaska.
Born in the fertile whitetail country of Iowa, Paul now lives in legendary Pike County, IL. He has lived the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest for nearly his entire life where he’s turned his passion for the outdoors into a career. Now his goal is to spread the word, to share what is possible when someone can own and manage a great hunting property, to grow and hold giant whitetails.