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.


My Weekend at the 2012 Blade Show

“When you get into a knife fight, this is how you’ll need to hold this particular knife,” the custom knife maker explained to me as he positioned the knife in my hand. Perhaps he fancied this mother of four a brawler.

Rabies on the Rise

Is rabies on the rise in the U.S.?

Hunting When Pregnant

I got fussed at recently by a male hunter who read a piece I'd written about hunting when pregnant . According to him, I had needlessly risked the health of my unborn baby by continuing to turkey hunt while pregnant.

Enter Your Tat in Realtree’s Hunting Tattoo Contest

Zombies, Back Hair and Spit Cups -- Welcome to Realtree's Editorial Meeting

The editorial team has just concluded three days of meetings, and can I just say that ours is unlike any other business meeting I’ve attended.

On My Way to the Realtree Editorial Meeting

As you’re reading this, I’m making the drive from my home in Birmingham, Ala., to Sebree, Ky., for Realtree’s quarterly editorial summi t.

Studies Say Bear Spray Works Better than Firearms; Just Don’t Do What I Did

Ever been sprayed in the face by bear spray? I have. It hurts. Apparently that’s the point.

Anyone Up for a Little Texas Bigfoot Hunting?

Turkey season is coming to an end in many parts of the country, and deer season doesn’t begin for several more months. So, what’s the restless hunter to do during the downtime? Well, you could always head to Texas for a little bigfoot hunting . That’s right. According to a...

“Realtree Monster Bucks XX, Volume 3" Digital Download

Patience may be a virtue, but I say why wait if you don’t have to? I have a nice surprise for all of you “Monster Bucks” fans out there.

Recent Animal Attacks

You know how unfortunate events seem to occur in threes? Well, that apparently applies to animal attacks as well. Three separate animal attacks on people have been featured in recent news .

From Anti-Hunter to Hunting Advocate

Beth Alcazar was an anti-hunter when I met her 10 years ago.

Kicking Bear Camps and Events Introduce Children to the Outdoors

For some children, life is anything but easy. Many of them come from broken homes and live in a world of poverty, gangs, drugs and violence. For them, the future is bleak and hope is easily lost. Fortunately, some of these children are finding new hope through the outdoors and...