Falconer on the Edge

Jul 1, 2014

Tuesday, we're profiling one of America's greatest falconers, Utah native Steve Chindgren. Chindgren spends 6 months a year practicing his ancient sport on the sage prairies of Wyoming. Biographer Rachel Dickinson says it's not just about one man's passion though. Steve Chindgren hunts grouse with his falcons - and changes brought on by the mining and the energy industries could have a dire effect on them all. Chindgren and Dickinson join Doug to talk about the book "Falconer on the Edge." (Rebroadcast)

Watch the new VideoWest documentary, Urban Falcons, directed by KUER's Brian Grimmett.

Rachel Dickinson's book is called Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West [Amazon|Indiebound]

Steve Chindgren owns Skyking Birds, which presents the World of  Flight bird show at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.