The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.

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Black Bear Interrupts DJ’s Livestream Set

Social media followers of one fun-loving Asheville, North Carolina, DJ got a special treat when a wild black bear appeared at his back door during a livestreamed set. According to The Dispatch , Jody Flemming was spinning discs when the bear appeared. Flemming was so into the music that a...


Pennsylvania Game Commission Launches Bear Den Livestream

Are you curious about what goes on in a bear den? Now you have 24/7 livestream access to a black bear den inhabited by a hibernating mother bear and at least one cub, thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, and Comcast Business. HDOnTap provides the streaming services, and Comcast...


Texas Toddler Receives 28 Vials of Antivenin After Rattlesnake Bite

It was a blood-curdling scream that alerted a San Antonio, Texas, mother that her toddler was in trouble. Julie Andersen said her young son Rex had been bitten by a juvenile rattlesnake and his hand was rapidly swelling. “His hand was like a Mickey Mouse glove,” she told Fox 29...


Coyote Attacks Woman Jogging in Vancouver Park

A Vancouver, British Columbia, woman refuses to return to a park where she was attacked by a coyote while jogging last week. Azi Ramezani told CTV News that she is traumatized by the attack and may never return to Stanley Park to run again. “This park is my backyard. I’ve...


Autopsy Results Show Texas Man Died From Animal Attack

Texas officials are still disagreeing over cause of death after an autopsy confirmed that a Texas man, who sheriff’s officials believed was killed by a mountain lion or other wild animal, died from an animal attack. In December I wrote about the disagreement that occurred between state officials when the...


Coyote Sneaks Into School, Hides in Bathroom

A coyote created quite the commotion when it snuck into a school in Berkeley County, South Carolina, and took refuge in a bathroom. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team said the coyote entered Cane Bay Elementary School during student drop-off. According to Count On News 2 , teachers...


Oklahoma Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Establish Bigfoot Hunting Season

An Oklahoma lawmaker is being called “an idiot” and other choice words after proposing a bill to establish a Bigfoot hunting season. Go figure. Rep. Justin Humphrey told TMZ that since he introduced the bill to the state legislature in early January, he’s been flooded with angry calls and messages...


Rare Trail-Cam Footage Shows Mountain Lion Stalking Coues Deer

It’s not every day one gets to witness a mountain lion stalking its prey. That’s why this trail-cam footage is so special. YouTube account coyotecams posted video footage from two trail cams last week with the following commentary. “Yesterday while checking my trail cameras I was thrilled to find I...


Kansas Game Warden Frees Antler-Locked Deer With Impressive Shot

Separating two antler-locked bucks is no easy task, but one Kansas game warden got the job done with a single gunshot to the antlers. According to The Kansas City Star , a bowhunter spotted the tangled deer in Jackson County and alerted the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism...


Mountain Lion Stalks Family on California Bike Trail

A deputy shot and killed a mountain lion that was stalking a family on a bike trail in El Dorado County, California, on Jan. 11. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the family, consisting of a couple, their two young children, and two dogs, called 911 to report...


Rabid Bobcat Attacks Connecticut Couple and Their Dog

A woman is recovering from injuries after a rabid bobcat attacked her, her husband, and their dog inside the garage of their Connecticut home last week. Malcolm Jones told Fox 61 , “If I had not been here, I have a really bad feeling something really bad would have happened.”...


Sickly Mountain Lions Spotted in Santa Cruz, California

Multiple sightings of sickly mountain lions in Southern California are raising concerns that the cats’ poor condition is linked to last year’s wildfires or to poisoning by fire retardant or rodenticides. According to SFGate , a malnourished mountain lion was captured in downtown Santa Cruz and at least one other...


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