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.


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...

Hunt Camp Practical Jokes

"Ladies first," my hunting guide said to me as we approached the creek. I thought "how gentlemanly" as I accepted his invitation to cross the creek ahead of him. But, my thoughts quickly changed as I took the first step and sunk down in the water up to my waist...

My Husband Doesn’t Hunt

“Wow, your husband has a lot of hunting gear,” the electrician said to me when preparing to do some work in our basement. I replied with a grin, “That’s all my stuff.

Could the Next Miss USA Be a Realtree Hunter?

Alright, guys. Let’s help support a Realtree hunter on her journey to becoming Miss USA.

Watch Out for Tick-Borne Diseases this Spring

I felt horrible. I had a low-grade fever and my head hurt. My body ached all over. I assumed I was coming down with the flu or some other virus. Then, I noticed that the lymph nodes on the left side of my body were swollen.

Dead Snakes Can Still Bite

Snakes – for many, just the mention of the word stirs a sort of primal fear. In fact, a fear of snakes is one of the most common phobias.