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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Southern California Mountain Lions Given Temporary Protection

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to explore the candidacy of Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions for the state’s Endangered Species Act. In a 5-0 vote on April 15, the state Commission granted mountain lions in six regions from San Francisco to San Diego “candidate status”...


Ranchers Locate Grizzly Cubs Belonging to Sow Shot by Hiker

Last week, I wrote about a Montana hiker who shot and injured a sow grizzly bear that attacked him, biting his thigh. The bear, which was tracked down and euthanized on April 8 by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens, likely attacked the hiker because she believed he was a...


Are Wild Mountain Lions Preying on Zoo Animals?

San Diego Zoo Safari Park has lost several animals to likely mountain lion attacks since park doors have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mountain lions have always inhabited areas surrounding the North County zoo, but since there are no visitors, the big cats have been getting bolder and...


Montana Hiker Shoots Grizzly Bear in Self-Defense

A Montana hiker who was armed with a handgun shot and injured a grizzly bear after it attacked him last week, biting him on the thigh. The bear, which most likely attacked the hiker because it perceived him as a threat to her cub, was later located and euthanized, but...


Feds to Open More Wildlife Refuge Land to Hunting, Fishing

The Trump administration announced last week that it plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal aimed at providing more recreational access on public lands. According to the Associated Press , the proposal...


Coyote Attacks 5-Year-Old Girl

A 5-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after being attacked by a coyote while at Dublin Hills Regional Park in California last week. According to SF Gate , the girl was bitten by the animal around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and was transported to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland...


Yellowstone Bison Culled to Reduce Disease

Yellowstone National Park has completed its bison population-control efforts for the year by rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter. In addition, Native American tribal hunters have killed 270 bison as they migrated outside the park to graze at lower elevations in Montana. According...


Watch This Grizzly Bear Emerge From Hibernation

Not many people will ever see a grizzly bear emerge from hibernation, but a ranger working at a grizzly refuge center in the Canadian Rockies managed to capture the moment on video. She posted the footage on Twitter, and it has since gone viral. The large grizzly bear, nicknamed Boo,...


Mountain Lion That Attacked Deputy Tests Positive for Rabies

Earlier this week, I wrote about a mountain lion that attacked a Colorado deputy and civilian . Both escaped with minor injuries, but now they must undergo additional treatment because the mountain lion tested positive for rabies. According to Denver.cbslocal.com , both bite victims have been notified and the Larimer...


Mountain Lion Attacks Deputy at Colorado RV Park

When you're a police officer, danger can come in many forms. One Colorado deputy was lucky to escape with minor injuries after a mountain lion knocked her down and lunged for her neck while she was on duty earlier this month. According to Fox5Sandiego , the attack came after deputies...


Win a Turkey Hunt with Realtree's Phillip Culpepper and Sam Klement

Realtree's Phillip Culpepper, host of Spring Thunder on Realtree 365, and Sam Klement, with Colosseum Outdoors and co-founder of Country Goes Huntin' , will be taking a lucky Georgia Outdoor News (GON) reader on a hunt with them to celebrate Colosseum’s launch of The Gun Rest and Call Caddy ...


Women Film "Playful" Coyote Encounter

Giggles. Whistles. Baby talk. You wouldn't expect to hear such sounds from people being followed by a wild coyote, but the two women who filmed their coyote close encounter say they never felt threatened. In fact, they believe the coyote acted as if it wanted to play. Once posted, their...


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