Dan O’Brien ranches buffalo over 26,000 acres of deeded and public lands 30 miles outside of Hermosa, South Dakota. He has been a writer of fiction and nonfiction, a dog trainer and falconer for almost 60 years. Dan is the founder of Wild Idea, a company that brings together the respectful production of some of the world’s best meat with a new vision for our rural economy, along with the restoration, on a grand scale, of mixed-grass prairie and its wildlife, native plants and birds. Join us for an easygoing journey into books, buffalo, falcons and a very strenuous, open-hearted life spent under the mighty blue skies of the Dakotas. Included is a short foray into what it is like to be friends with the late, great Jim Harrison – including having Harrison pull into the yard of the ranch house, stopping by for a few days of misbehavior on his almost endless peregrinations across America.