Along with being an author, Dan O’Brien is also a wildlife biologist, falconer and buffalo rancher. He’s written six novels and four books of non-fiction. His latest book is Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land. It’s an account of efforts to raise buffalo with dignity and respect as a sustainable enterprise in the Cheyenne River Valley. It’s also a love story – of family, friends, the often harsh-landscape of western South Dakota and the American bison.
Dan O'Brien is one of the featured authors at the 2014 South Dakota Festival of Books. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed raising buffalo and still finding time to write.
For more information about O'Brien's Wild Idea Buffalo Company, click here.