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.


Radio Caller Suggests Moving Deer Crossing Signs So Deer Will Cross Elsewhere

A woman referring to herself only as “Donna” recently called in to the Y94 Playhouse Fargo, N.D. radio station with a serious complaint. Over the past two years, she’s been involved in three separate car accidents involving deer. Remarkably, each accident occurred shortly after she saw a deer-crossing sign on...

Did Hunting and Meat-Eating Lead to Larger Brains?

When debating anti-hunters who say hunting is cruel and unnatural, modern hunters often contend that if the early humans hunted and ate meat, then hunting and meat-eating are natural human traits.

Carving a Pumpkin with a Colt .45

I'm a bad pumpkin-carver. The faces I create often end up resembling one of Picasso’s abstract paintings – eyes all uneven, crooked mouth and nose -- you get the picture. Well, YouTube firearms personality Hickok45 had developed a reputation for carving impressively symmetrical jack-o-lantern faces, only it’s not the designs...

Camo and a Tutu -- The Perfect Race Attire

I realize I look ridiculous in the picture of me wearing a Viking hat, Realtree camo shirt and tutu, but that’s the point. This was my racing attire for the Warrior Dash held in Kimberly, Ala., last weekend.

Unusual Deer Collisions

Many states throughout the country have reported an increase in deer-car collisions. As deer numbers increase, so do roadway accidents involving them. But, those driving automobiles are not the only ones at risk of deer collisions. In fact, over the past few months, the news has been riddled by stories...

Road-Killed Deer Discovered in Restaurant Kitchen

So, picture this. You’re sitting at your local Chinese restaurant enjoying your egg roll and sweet and sour pork when the front door opens. Restaurant employees then wheel in a garbage can with part of a deer’s leg hanging out of the top.

Who Gave You Your First Gun?

We celebrated my boys’ Sept ember birthdays last weekend with a Wild West birthday party. Approximately 30 little cowboys and cowgirls attended and enjoyed the festivities, such as the sack race, three-legged race and the obstacle course we set up in our yard.

Realtree's Facebook Page Surpasses One Million "Likes"

Do You Eat Roadkill?

No one likes getting a call in th e middle of the night, especially from a state trooper dispatcher, as the news is almost always bad.

Some Snakes Capable of Virgin Births in the Wild

As if snakes weren’t creepy enough, now there’s scientific evidence proving that copperheads and cottonmouths are capable of virgin births in the wild.

Bright Lights, Big City and Beretta

Ainsley Beeman is a guest blogger on The RealBlog.

Bigfoot Hunting the Bluegrass State

Does hunting traditional game, such as turkey, deer, elk and bear no longer challenge you? Are you looking to up the ante a bit with something a little bigger and more elusive? Well, how about giving Bigfoot hunting a try?