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Duck hunters rescued on Utah Lake — but then their rescuer got stuck, too

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:15pm

A pair of waterfowl hunters ran into rough weather on Utah Lake Saturday and were rescued from their boat — but then their rescuers got stuck, too, and additional help had to be sent.

DWR to anglers: Release all bluegill caught at Steinaker Reservoir, Pelican Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:18pm

Those planning to fish at two popular places in northeastern Utah are being told to release any bluegill fish they might catch.

Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:09am

Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks.

Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah's 'Everest'

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:32pm

As home to dozens of mountain ranges, Utah represents an extremely crowded field of high-elevation splendor, but Mount Timpanogos in Utah County rises above all other (some taller) peaks as Utah's Everest. Here are four reasons why.

102 large animals illegally poached in Utah since August, wildlife officials say

Carter Williams  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:45pm

Utah wildlife conservation officials say 102 large animals in the state have been poached, and more than 900 citations have been issued for various hunting violations since Aug. 1.

Algal blooms still a concern for waterfowl hunters despite colder weather

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:15pm

With 30 Utah lakes still under algal bloom advisories, state officials are warning hunters to watch their dogs while hunting waterfowl this season.

3 abandoned cougar kittens sent to New York zoo after being rescued in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:28pm

A trio of cougar kittens has a new home in New York City after they were found abandoned by a hunter in northeastern Utah last week and later rescued by state wildlife biologists.

Nature fans rejoice! 11 nearby places to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:02pm

There are more than 500 refuges in the U.S. that draw millions of visitors each year. Here are a few options in and around Utah to check out now.

Utah’s national parks report mixed season for visitors

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 5:47pm

Zion numbers up, other parks slightly down.

Several low temperature records fall across Utah in wake of cold system

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 11th - 1:37pm

A cold system that pushed through Utah broke a few dozen daily low-temperature records across the state between Thursday and Friday morning.

Illegal parking leads to 19 citations at popular Spanish Fork Canyon hot spring

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 9th - 2:31pm

Authorities are reminding recreationists to park in designated parking spots in canyons after officers issued 19 citations Sunday to drivers who illegally parked near a popular trailhead in Spanish Fork Canyon.

Want to know where Utah’s waterfowl migrate to? There’s now a website for that

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 8th - 2:01pm

Have you ever wondered where Utah’s geese, ducks or swans migrated? A new Utah website allows anyone to see where those birds went after they were tagged — and there are some interesting places.

Popular trails in Utah County still closed due to mudslides, damage caused by wildfires

Jennifer Guzman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 8th - 1:33pm

The effects of last year’s Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire are making themselves known to hunters and outdoor enthusiasts looking to enter the Mount Nebo area and its trails.

Zion visitation continues to climb, sets summer record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:59pm

Zion National Park visitation set records this summer, averaging more than a half-million visitors per month.

9 Utah fall foliage spots to visit, as recommended by KSL.com readers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 4th - 2:10pm

We at KSL.com wanted to know: What are some of your favorite places to view fall colors in Utah? We asked through social media as a way to crowdsource ideas for those who may want a new place to view fall colors this season.

Utah wildlife officials hope to double state's bighorn sheep population

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 8:01pm

State wildlife officials approved region-by-region plans for bighorn sheep Thursday. If all goes as planned, bighorn sheep populations are expected to double in the future.

Dinosaur National Monument newest park to allow electronic bikes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 1st - 9:03am

Add Dinosaur National Monument to the list of National Parks Service land in Utah where the electronic bikes will be allowed.

Pics of the month: Utah’s leaves are turning and we’re here for that

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 30th - 8:01pm

We’ve reached that time of the year where temperatures have cooled down and the colors on the trees are starting to pop.

Video shows elk charge at crowd of people on sidewalk in Estes Park

Ryan Osborne, Kmgh Via CNN  |  Posted Sep 29th - 8:34pm

Elk in Colorado are entering the "rut," or breeding season, and that means some of the bulls could become aggressive near humans. A group of people in Estes Park apparently found that out this week.

Southeastern Utah national parks to allow e-bikes on roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 27th - 9:48pm

Two national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah will allow the use of electric bicycles on roads in areas where traditional bicycles are allowed.