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Yellowstone chief says park doesn't need reservation system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 7:55pm

Yellowstone National Park's top administrator says visitors aren't harming the park's natural resources and he sees no need to require reservations to limit crowds.

Bears removed from tree in front yard near Moab

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:51pm

A mother bear and her two cubs were removed from a tree in the front yard of a Castle Valley home on Friday afternoon, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Going hiking? Police say take your wallet and phone with you

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:35am

As Utahns make their way to the mountains for hiking and biking before summer comes to an end, law enforcers are encouraging residents to not only take valuables out of their cars, but also lock the doors.

Smoky Mountains visitor returns rock from falls taken as a souvenir

Nick Beres, CNN  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:15pm

One visitor to the Smoky Mountains did something that really surprised the park rangers.

Here's why tiger muskies can now be found in 3 of Utah’s higher-elevated lakes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:23pm

High-elevation lakes may seem like an odd place to find tiger muskie, but there's an interesting reason behind finding the fish species in one High Uintas Wilderness and two southern Utah lakes.

Boulder traveled over 2K feet before crashing into Springville family's porch, state officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:33pm

New data released Tuesday shows a boulder rolled more than 2,000 feet and split into two before it crashed into the front porch of a home in Springville last month.

Angels Landing trail in Zion temporarily closed for repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:03am

National Park Service officials say the popular Angels Landing trail at Zion National Park in southern Utah will be temporarily closed for repairs beginning Tuesday.

The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon

Ryan Prior, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:46pm

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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.