Where elk and cranberries clash

This is the breeding season for Wisconsin's small but growing elk population, and a period when wildlife officials warn they are especially vulnerable to curious onlookers.


How to work your Fitbit to the max

It's been two years since the Fitbit tracker emerged as the must-have holiday gift item of 2014, leading thousands of gym rats and couch potatoes alike to their nearest superstore to purchase the wearable devices.


Looking for an entry-level cyclocross bike? Try Cannondale's version

When fall comes around, cyclists start to smile because they know that cyclocross season is just around the corner. For those unfamiliar, this growing segment of bike racing is done on drop-handlebar style bikes with trail-appropriate tires on a course that's usually a mix of pavement, dirt, grass and mud. The multi-loop course includes obstacles along the route that force riders to dismount and sling the bike over their shoulder to get through them.

Health & Fitness

How your menstrual cycle affects your workout

Women athletes are finally speaking openly about menstruation. Last year, world champion marathoner Paula Radcliffe criticized British Athletics medics for not knowing how to deal with elite athlete's periods, pointedly noting that they're not the curse they've been made out to be and that she in fact set the marathon world record in 2002 while suffering menstrual cramps. More recently, Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui made international waves making waves by telling a reporter she didn't swim as well as she'd have liked because she got her period.


How cult workouts have evolved, from SoulCycle to Barry's Bootcamp

When we say the phrase "cult workout," what comes to mind? If you live in a major city like New York or San Francisco, your answer is probably SoulCycle. The indoor cycling studio, which just opened its 66th location, is known for its 45-minute classes where riders burn up to 700 calories while spinning to base-heavy pop music in the dark.

Hunting Fishing

Dennis Anderson: Bow-hunt for elk in rugged Montana is a challenge at 9,000 feet

This was our fourth day at almost 9,000 feet and we had been into elk since sunup. We were bow hunting and every day we had seen elk, some at a distance. This morning for perhaps an hour we had called to three bulls, maybe four. The animals were a few hundred yards away in dark timber and had bugled back aggressively. Also a harem of cows of unknown number responded when we mimicked their calls. Hours earlier, long before daylight, we had crawled from our tents, lighting a Jetboil for hot water, from which we made coffee, and the coffee along with an energy bar apiece was our breakfast. The temperature was in the mid-20s.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.


Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

A new sport called packrafting is transforming backcountry travel, allowing adventurers to carry compact inflatable rafts on the trail.
Brad Branan bbranan@sacbee.com
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Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

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Here's how to properly secure a life vest

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Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service