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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Squirrel Ransacks Home While Owners Away on Vacation

An Atlanta couple came home from vacation to discover damage throughout their house. The floors were scratched, the rooms were a mess, the baseboards were chewed up and the kitchen faucet was running. The culprit? A squirrel. Kari and Dustin Drees were visiting family out of town for the holidays...


Authorities Kill Mountain Lions Feeding on Human Remains

Arizona authorities killed three mountain lions that were found feeding on human remains near a popular Tucson, Arizona, hiking trail last week. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said in a statement that they did not believe the adult female and two cubs killed the person, but the cats were...


Seriously, Stop Petting the Wildlife

Here we go again. Another person has put her life at risk by treating a large, wild animal as if it's a friendly pet. Fortunately the woman, who was filmed petting a large 6x6 bull elk in Colorado's Estes Park, was able to walk away unharmed. But wildlife officials say...


High School Students Butcher Moose in Classroom

Students at one Alaska high school got a hands-on lesson in biology, anatomy and the circle of life when they butchered a moose in the classroom earlier this month. According to Anchorage Daily News , Chugiak High School teacher Brian Mason brought a cow moose carcass to class in the...


Porch Pirate Squirrel Caught in the Act

This time of the year, it's not uncommon for delivered packages to go missing from front porches. It's so common that the thieves have been dubbed Porch Pirates. But those pirates aren't always who you'd expect. A home surveillance camera recently caught footage of a sneaky squirrel grabbing a package...


There's an Owl in the Christmas Tree

One Georgia family got quite a surprise when what they thought was an owl ornament on their Christmas tree turned out to be a live eastern screech owl. Katie McBride Newman and her two children, India and Jack, were finishing dinner. India had moved into another room when Newman heard...


Octopus Puts Death Grip on Eagle

Did the eagle catch the octopus or the octopus catch the eagle? Scientists are offering their thoughs on this question since a recent video showing the two species entangled on the surface of the water has gone viral. The footage taken last week by a team of salmon farmers just...


Coyotes Stranded on Moving Ice Floes

A pack of coyotes ended up in a precarious situation last week that resulted in some pretty cool video footage. According to CTV News , Iouri Ponomarev was walking his dog at the Government House Park near the North Saskatchewan River when he spotted several coyotes frantically trying to escape...


Colorado Woman Films Mountain Lion Attacking Mule Deer Buck

A Bailey, Colorado, paper delivery woman saw something very few people ever will. While on her early morning route, she videoed a mountain lion attacking a mature mule deer buck. According to Fox31 Denver , Racyn Renee was delivering papers in the town of Pine when she witnessed the attack...


Boy Pets Rabid Raccoon, Gets Bitten

Most of us know that petting a sick wild raccoon is a bad idea, but one 15-year-old had to learn that lesson the hard way. According to Fox13.com , Damien Ransom was skateboarding in the Providence neighborhood in Davenport, Florida, when he saw a raccoon on the road. He said...


Feds Begin Deer Culling Program in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse's deer population is out of control, and federal wildlife officials are doing something about it. According to Syracuse.com , a deer-management program began this week, which involves bringing in professional sharpshooters to kill deer at night in predetermined, remote parts of the city. Earlier this year, Mayor Ben Walsh...


Fisher Climbs Into Stand With Hunter

One New York hunter experienced an opening day that he won't soon forget. At around 6 a.m., on opening day of firearm season, Tucker Money, a 35-year-old Princeton, Massachusetts, resident, climbed into a stand on his father's property in Ontario County, New York. By about 9 a.m., Money was thinking...


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