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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Family Stalked by Two Mountain Lions Rescued by Helicopter

A Texas family hiking in Colorado with their baby had to be rescued by helicopter from two mountain lions that were stalking them. According to thedenverchannel.com , Will and Rylea Sadler were hiking in the Purgatory area with their 11-month-old daughter, Millie, when Rylea spotted the first mountain lion. “I...


Illinois Man Dies From Rabies After Waking Up With Bat on His Neck

An 80-year-old Illinois man died from rabies after waking up in bed to discover a bat on his neck a month earlier. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it was the first death due to rabies in the state since 1954. According to mystateline.com , the man was bitten...


Oregon Wildlife Officers Remove Net From Deer’s Antlers

A buck with some type of net tangled in its antlers has been freed after concerned residents alerted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). After ODFW officers located the buck, they tranquilized it and removed the netting snarled about the deer’s rack. Andrew Walch, a wildlife biologist with...


Idaho Bowhunter Discovers Remains of Another Bowhunter Missing More Than 50 Years

A man bowhunting for mountain goats in Idaho recently stumbled across the remains of another bowhunter who’d been missing for more than 50 years. Raymond Jones, 39, was last seen on Sept. 7, 1968, near the east fork of Hayden Creek near the city of Salmon, about 160 miles northwest...


Watch: Mountain Lion Hides Behind Bush as Woman Jogs By

A woman jogging through a neighborhood in Ojai, California, was fortunate to have escaped unharmed when she unknowingly jogged past a mountain lion that was hiding behind shrubbery just a few feet from her. Home security footage that has been posted on YouTube shows the moment the mountain lion slinks...


Meat Processor Finds Native American Artifacts in Alligator’s Belly

It’s no secret that alligators will eat about anything, but one Mississippi wild game processor is still shocked over what he found in a large alligator’s belly. According to WJTV.com , Todd Hollingsworth, his brother, his father-in-law, and a friend took down a massive 13-foot, 750-pound alligator at Eagle Lake...


Watch: Woman Fends Off Large Alligator From Her Paddleboard

A woman paddleboarding at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida, had a terrifying encounter with a large gator, and she caught it all on camera. According to CLtampa.com , Vicki Reamy Baker posted footage to her Facebook page showing her fending off the alligator and asking it, “Why are...


Human Remains Found in Alligator Suspected of Killing Louisiana Man

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) officers have captured the alligator believed to have attacked and killed a man in his shed during the flooding following Hurricane Ida. According to fox8live.com , St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies captured the more than 500-pound, 12-foot alligator in the Avery Estates...


Coyote Attacks Two Toddlers on Same Day

Wildlife officials believe a single coyote is responsible for attacking two toddlers in separate incidents in Arlington, Massachusetts, last week. NBCBoston.com reports that officials are currently working to track the animal down. During the first attack, the coyote bit a 2-year-old girl on the back and dragged her, officials said...


Watch: Alligator’s Mouth Fills With Smoke After Biting Drone

A group of tourists hoping to get some up-close drone footage of an alligator in the Florida Everglades got quite the smoke show instead. FlKeysNews.com reports that the tourists were trying to film an alligator known as “George” when it chomped down on the drone and ended up with a...


Authorities Search for Man Attacked by Alligator in His Shed During Hurricane Ida

Authorities are searching for the body of a Slidell, Louisiana, man attacked by an alligator while in his shed during Hurricane Ida. Storm surge had flooded the area, filling the shed with several feet of water. Capt. Lance Vitter with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office told WWLTV.com that the...


Mother Fights Off Mountain Lion to Save Young Son

A mother beat a mountain lion off her 5-year-old son, saving his life. According to CBS News , the mountain lion attacked the boy in the front yard of the family’s Calabasas, California, home Thursday, Aug. 26. The child is now in the hospital in stable condition. The California Department...


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