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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Illinois Wildlife Officers Capture Mountain Lion and Relocate It to Wildlife Sanctuary

A young male mountain lion was captured last week in Springfield, Illinois. Due to over harvest and habitat loss, mountain lions were eliminated from the state more than 150 years ago. Even though there are sightings reported each year, most turn out to be bobcats or feral cats. But recently,...


Washington Woman Fights Off Mama Black Bear

A bear that attacked and severely injured a Washington woman was euthanized and its cubs were taken to a rehab facility. According to NBC News , the black bear attacked the woman, knocking her to the ground when she let her dog out of her Leavenworth home on the morning...


Wild Hogs are Tearing up a California Community

Several homeowners in California’s Morgan Hill community say they’re desperate to find a solution to the packs of wild hogs that are tearing up their yards and parks. “The pigs are desperate for water and the lake is drained. So, they come into where people water their grass,” Chris Wood,...


States Issue Health Advisories Against Eating Deer and Other Wildlife Due to Toxic Chemicals

U.S. wildlife agencies are finding elevated levels of toxic chemicals in game animals, such as deer, and are issuing health advisories against eating wild game in certain regions of the country. According to claimsjournal.com , high levels of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as “forever chemicals,” have been...


Wyoming Hunter Accidentally Shoots Himself While Fighting Off Grizzly

A Wyoming hunter is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while fighting off an attacking grizzly bear. NBC News reports that Lee Francis, of Evanston, and his son were hunting in Rock Creek, south of Grand Teton National Park, on Friday evening, October 22, when the bear attacked...


Hunter’s Trophy Elk Rack and Hunting Gear is Stolen Out of Truck Bed

A Montana hunter’s prized 340-inch 6x7 bull elk rack was snatched out of the back of brother-in-law's truck in a Billings, Montana, hotel parking lot. Adam Grenda says it all feels like a bad dream. “Came down just for archery elk hunt and I ended up getting one. I was...


Coast Guard Rescues Crew of Sunken Fishing Boat as They Fight off Sharks

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the three-man crew of a sunken fishing boat as two of the men were fighting off sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. WKRG , reports that the Coast Guard pulled all three men from the water on Sunday, October 9, and rushed them to a...


Helicopter Rescues Colorado Bowhunter Impaled by Another Hunter's Lost Arrow

A rescue beacon likely saved the life of a lone Colorado bowhunter after he was badly injured by another hunter’s abandoned arrow in a remote section of wilderness. According to a member of Routt County Search and Rescue (RCSAR), the arrow’s broadhead impaled the hunter above the knee while he...


Two Wyoming College Wrestlers Injured While Fighting Off Grizzly Bear

Two Wyoming college wrestlers sustained serious injuries during a ferocious grizzly attack in Cody last weekend, and one of them credits the other with saving his life. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department said in a press release that the bear charged the two men from close range while they...


Home Security Footage Shows Buck Attacking Couple in Driveway

A Wyoming woman was hospitalized after a buck gored her just outside her back door. Home security footage shows the buck attacking the woman and her husband when he tried to help. According to KSLTV.com , when Wanda Kaynor walked outside her Evanston home to take her husband, Daniel, to...


Bear Estimated to Weigh 1400 Pounds Wins 2022 Fat Bear Week Title

A massive bear named 747 won the Fat Bear Week title for the second time in three years. Fat Bear Week celebrates bears bulking up on salmon at Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve in preparation for hibernation. Each year, people across the world vote on which bear they think...


Montana Man Discovers Mountain Lion Frequenting His Backyard at Night

After noticing two dead deer covered in debris under a tree in his Montana backyard, Gene Crowe decided to install a game camera to see what animal was responsible. When he checked his camera, he caught images of a large mountain lion prowling about on his Willow Creek property. “I’m...


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