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Fewer grizzly bears were euthanized at Yellowstone this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:23pm

Wildlife officials say fewer grizzly bears have been euthanized this year in Yellowstone National Park compared to previous years.

Video shows battle between bald eagle and large muskie in Minnesota

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:20am

Muskies are often referred to as the "fish of 10,000 casts" due to their uncanny ability to evade anglers. But what happens when a bald eagle sinks its talons into one?

Native American tribes now allowed to collect eagle body, feathers found on tribal lands

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:20am

After several years of effort from Native American tribes, including groups in Utah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services announced Wednesday it will allow tribal members to collect eagle feathers found on tribal lands.

4 things to know as Utah’s archery hunting season begins

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:39pm

Saturday marks the return of the state’s archery hunting season for buck deer and bull elk. Here are a few tips for a rewarding and safe hunting season.

Local expert shares tips on photographing moose, elk and deer in Utah

Cara MacDonald, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:46pm

Utah is full of wonderful locations for wildlife photography, but there are some nuances to getting into the field. Specifically, taking photos of potentially dangerous wildlife requires a unique set of knowledge and preparation.

Bryce Canyon latest Utah park to gain International Dark Sky status

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:31pm

Bryce Canyon National Park was added to The International Dark-Sky Association list of International Dark Sky Parks, the park announced Tuesday.

Davis County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:02pm

"Hot spots” of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus have been cropping up throughout Davis County over the last three weeks.

A beginner's guide to hunting coyotes

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:38pm

Coyotes are one of the smartest animals on Earth. Hunting them is not easy. But with a little knowledge and experience, calling a coyote within range for a shot is one of the most thrilling hunting experiences.

Reports: Montana authorities searching for missing Utah hiker

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:03pm

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a Utah man who went missing in the Bitterroot Mountains of southwest Montana, according to news reports and family members.

‘An anomaly’: Osprey dies after being rescued from tangled twine in Summit County

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:07pm

State wildlife officials say an osprey died at a Utah rehabilitation facility not long after it had been rescued from twine below a nest near Rockport Reservoir Tuesday morning.

Dangerous toxins force closure of Vernal reservoir

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 13th - 5:16pm

Dangerous toxins at nearly 11 times the recreation health standard forced the closure of the Matt Warner Reservoir near Vernal on Tuesday.

Utah wildlife officials locate, euthanize bear that bit boy at campground near Moab

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:45am

State wildlife officials have located and euthanized a black bear that bit a 13-year-old boy on the face last week.

New billion-dollar ski resort coming to Utah

Lauren Bennett, and Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 13th - 6:07am

A New York City developer announced a new high-end, billion-dollar ski resort in Utah and preliminary digging has already begun.

Recent storms push Salt Lake City rain total to over 20 inches for just 16th time in 145 years

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 12th - 1:33pm

Last week’s storms not only provided a show for some, as well as flooding and wildfire headaches for others, it also pushed precipitation totals to a plateau that National Weather Service officials haven’t seen since 2011.

Why an oil and gas alliance is raising money for Utah's Canyonlands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 11th - 7:14pm

It may seem like an unlikely alliance at first glance: Oil and gas producers in the West raising money for a Utah national park nonprofit foundation.

Happy birthday, Smokey! Advising Americans to prevent wildfires for 75 years

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 10th - 7:05pm

The average American black bear lives to be about 18-years-old, but Smokey Bear is not your average bear. Smokey turned 75 on Friday, making him the longest-running ad campaign.

Environmental groups sue BLM over opening southern Utah area to off-road vehicles

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 9th - 4:37pm

A Bureau of Land Management decision to reopen the Factory Butte area in southern Utah to off-road vehicles has drawn fire from three environmental groups.

Boy bitten on face by bear in campground near Moab

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 9th - 3:46pm

The bear attacked the boy about 5:45 a.m. while he was sleeping at Dewey Bridge Campground, along the Colorado River, Utah Division of Wildlife Resource officials said.

Yuba Lake under health advisory after potentially dangerous levels of toxic algae discovered

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 8th - 3:33pm

Central Utah health officials have issued a recreation warning for Yuba Lake after potentially harmful levels of toxic algae were discovered at the reservoir.

Iconic boulders near Salt Lake City every climber should try

Cara MacDonald, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:16pm

Every boulderer, at some point, wants to try climbing outside rather than in a rock climbing gym. Here are some of Little Cottonwood Canyon’s most iconic bouldering routes every rock climber should strive to complete.