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.


NRA and Other Organizations Teach Women Shooting and Outdoor Skills

I don’t remember the first time I shot a gun, because I was very young. But I do recall on many occasions my dad bracing his rifle for me as I busted bottles or filled cans with holes.

Hunting with My Camera in the Great Smoky Mountains

As we drove along the snow-dusted road from Townsend, Tenn., to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few days ago, I looked down in horror at the car’s outside air temperature gauge, which read 13 degr

Meet Ainsley Beeman

I’d like to introduce Ainsley Beeman. She’ll be guest blogging on The RealBlog from time to time. Ainsley is not only the 2009 Miss LSU, but she’s also a hunter. Ainsley is fairly new to the outdoor industry, although she’s hunted since childhood.

What Do Women Hunters Want?

D o women hunters set double standards when it comes to how they want to be treated by their male hunting companions? I’ve been told that we tell them to treat us like one of the guys, when in actuality we want special treatment.

Ralph Cianciarulo Speaks His Mind During Award Ceremony

I recently had the opportunity to watch Ralph and Vickie Cianciarulo accept the 2011 Muzzy Tall Man award during the 2012 ATA Show .

Chicks With Guns

When I first heard the title “ Chicks With Guns ,” I thought, “Oh great, another one of those sleazy calendars with half-naked women holding firearms in suggestive poses.” But, when I actually saw the work behind the title, I was enthralled.

Stephanie's SHOT Pick: Próis Intuition System Featuring HECS Technology

Have you ever hunted an animal that spooked for no apparent reason? The wind was in your favor. You didn’t flinch. You did nothing to make the animal aware of your presence, yet it somehow knew you were in the area and fled anyway. I learned at the 2012 SHOT...

Welcome To the Realtree Trade Show Booth

The Realtree trade show booth is big, really big – I'm talking bigger than my house. Its immense size is a good thing for me because I can usually spot the booth in the distance and find my way back when I’m lost on the SHOT Show floor. This happens...

Shooting a Machine Gun for the First Time

I hadn’t planned on shooting a submachine gun during the Media Day event held prior to the SHOT Show. Will, Tony and I were there to gather info on the latest new hunting products and guns. But, when I heard the machine gun fire in the distance, I just couldn’t...

Stephanie's ATA Pick: Tenzing's Women's Backpack

Tenzing made a big splash at the 2012 ATA Show with its new line of high-end hunting backpacks and cases. The women's pack was my favorite new product of the show. It boasts all the top-quality features found in any other Tenzing pack, yet it is specially designed to fit...

Meet Stephanie Mallory

As we drove from the airport to hunt camp, my hunting guide looked over at me and said, “You’re not what I expected…I thought you’d have a mullet.” That pretty much sums up the response I get when people find out that I work in the outdoor industry.