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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A Vaccine to Prevent Lyme Disease Is in Its Final Trial

Outdoors enthusiasts may have a new weapon against Lyme disease in the near future if a new vaccine to prevent the often-debilitating disease performs well in a final-phase trial. According to NPR.org , if the phase three study is a success and it gains regulators' approval, the vaccine would become...


Ring Camera Footage Shows Bear Attacking Inflatable Rudolph Yard Decoration

An inflatable Rudolph didn’t stand a chance against a curious black bear’s sharp claws. Dave Lester shared Ring camera footage to Facebook of a bear attacking his Rudolph inflatable in the front yard of his South Lake Tahoe home. He said the vicious bear attack occurred Saturday morning, November 26,...


Alabama Teen Kills Red Stag in Grandfather's Goat Pasture

An Alabama teen who’d never shot a deer before managed to take one down that numbers of seasoned hunters had been pursuing for months. The big deer, weighing more than a whopping 300 pounds, was actually a red stag, which is not native to North America. Although Coye Potts, 16,...


Mountain Lion Kills Leashed Chihuahua Mix on Walk in Hollywood Hills

Sad security camera footage captured the moment a mountain lion grabbed a small leashed dog out for a walk in California’s Hollywood Hills. The footage shows the mountain lion walking down the street in a neighborhood and pouncing on Piper, a blue merle Chihuahua mix, during her stroll with a...


Social Media Helps Officers Locate Trophy Buck Stolen from Teen

A thief stole a 15-year-old boy’s buck of a lifetime just minutes after the deer was shot. According to Chanel 3000 , Garrett Diehm shot the big deer in Columbia County, Wisconsin, on opening weekend of the nine-day gun deer hunting season. Diehm’s mother, Sarah, said when her son and...


Realtree, Santa Claus Ink Pro Staff Deal, Realtree Becomes Official Camo of Christmas

Today, Realtree formally announced a pro staff deal with Santa Claus, including terms to become the Official Camo of Christmas. Santa will be wearing a variety of suits this holiday season, including ones in Realtree EDGE, Timber, and the all-new MAX-7 pattern. As the holiday season approaches, Santa and his...


New Jersey Reinstates Bear Hunting

Starting in December, New Jersey will again allow bear hunting on private and public lands. Governor Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat who campaigned for a first term on a pledge to end the hunts, is supporting the policy change because of a significant increase in bear sightings and encounters around...


Florida Scientists Discover Fully Intact 5-Foot Alligator Inside Python

Scientists at a Florida lab got quite the surprise when they performed a necropsy on a python and discovered a 5-foot alligator inside. Scientists say the alligator was mostly intact inside the serpent’s belly. According to USA Today , the 18-foot python was caught by workers in the Everglades National...


Taxidermist Discovers Third Eye When Preparing Deer for European Mount

Taxidermists occasionally come across some strange anomalies when they’re processing deer. Old healed wounds, abscesses, and weird antlers are not all that uncommon. But the folks at Double Nickle Taxidermy in New Braunfels, Texas, say they’ve never seen anything like the three-eyed deer that was brought in earlier this month...


Woman Films Moment Bison Turns to Attack Her in Texas State Park

A woman is fortunate to be alive after a bison attacked her, goring her in the back and tossing her into the air during her hike down a trail in a Texas state park. According to ABC 7 , Rebecca Clark was hiking by herself at Texas' Caprock Canyons State...


Watch Bear Break Into Lake Tahoe Nestle Toll House Cafe

A hungry black bear followed its nose into a Nestle Toll House Cafe in South Lake Tahoe, California, last week and helped itself to some cookies. According to KCRA News , there were people inside the cafe when the bear entered. A cafe employee captured photos and videos of the...


Hunter Kills Gobbler With Crankbait in Its Snood

At the advice of his friends, Hunter Wood set his expectations low for his public land turkey hunt in Kentucky last spring. “I’d hunted turkeys for six or seven years, but I’d never hunted public land for the birds. My friends had been telling me all year how hard it...


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