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Viral video shows bull elk stop traffic in Idaho

HAILEY, Idaho — Toni Marcroft was driving on a highway near her hometown of Hailey, Idaho, when she came across a traffic delay caused by a herd of elk. With a line of cars stopped in front of her, she recorded the ensuring action with her phone and about 2.5 million people have now viewed the clip.

January 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows bobcat catching large salmon

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — While bobcats may be smaller than cougars, they can still pack a punch.

December 26, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows cougar drag deer off family’s porch

Editor's note: Some viewers may find the video disturbing since it shows dead wildlife so watch at your discretion.

December 24, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Tips to allow you to trail run all through the winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Cold temperatures and snow-covered trails mean most runners hang up their shoes for the season or jump onto treadmills. Yet, empty trails and frosted scenery lure adventurous runners to jog through the winter months.

December 22, 2016 | Carolyn Webber KSL.com | Healthy Living


Get your national park fix this winter from home

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — While many people rightly lament the advent of technology and how it encroaches on a previously untarnished wilderness experience, tech in the outdoors presents some unique, positive results. One of those positive results are the many live stream cameras placed in strategic locations across the nation’s 58 national parks.

December 21, 2016 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


Tips to keep your dog warm, protect its feet in winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — A favorite summer trail covered in snow refreshes both body and soul. The same holds true for my hiking companions, but for my dogs, the conditions mean simple preparation against the elements: booties and a jacket.

December 15, 2016 | Michael Radice KSL.com | Healthy Living


Product review: 6 gift ideas for the outdoorsy person in your life

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The first major storms of the season have finally arrived and it’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas. Of course, it’s yet to be seen whether this will be a mild winter or if it will have enough of a wallop to help with our snowpack problems.

December 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows bull elk battle in a snowstorm

BENEZETTE, Pa. — Now that the rut is over, there aren’t as many reasons for elk to engage in the kinds of epic fights that we have featured earlier this fall. But bulls will be bulls, so there will always be some clashes.

December 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


How to build the best bonfire

Editor's note: Before building a fire, always be sure you know wind conditions and that you will be able to keep the fire under control. Also make sure you are building the fire in a public area that allows fires.

December 07, 2016 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


Having a healthy holiday

'Tis the season to eat all the foods, enjoy all the parties and indulge in all things. That’s what makes the holidays wonderful and horrible at the same time. It starts with Halloween, but it ramps up to warp speed between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

November 30, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Video shows epic battle between rival bucks

It’s not unusual for deer and other large animals to fight during the rut, as dominant males and younger contenders battle for mates and territory.

November 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows hunter’s frighteningly close encounter with bull elk

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Late summer through fall is a time of year when encounters with wildlife often increase.

November 22, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows salmon swimming across flooded road in Washington

SHELTON, Washington — Why did the salmon cross the road? In the case of this video from the Northwest, it appears that they have spawning on the mind.

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows deer chasing bobcat through backyard

CASTLE PINES, Colorado — What happens when a bobcat encounters a deer? That usually depends on the size of the bobcat and how hungry it is. If you search “bobcat attacks deer” on YouTube, you’ll find plenty of evidence that bobcats have no problem taking on a much larger deer.

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


6 tips for great autumn wildlife photography

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In Western states, late fall and early winter are great times to get photos of wildlife. Much of the vegetation is gone and animals are more visible and exposed.

November 09, 2016 | Flint Stephens KSL.com | Healthy Living


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How I plan to combat the distorted body images on social media

Years ago, I wrote a column about my frustration toward magazines that perpetuated unrealistic body images. I was angry that my young daughters were growing ...

January 17, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


3 different ways to cook wild game

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With only a handful of hunts left to close before the big game season is over, most hunters are kicking back and ...

January 07, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Healthy Living


Tips for the beginner skier, snowboarder

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — January marks the beginning of a new year. For many of us, this means new goals are set with the hopes of ...

January 04, 2017 | Lindy Phippen Smith KSL.com | Healthy Living


Showing kindness to ourselves may be the healthiest goal of all

Goodbye and good riddance 2016. I doubt I was the only one doing a jig of joy when the ball dropped and ushered in a ...

January 04, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


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