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Turkey sounds, sleep deprivation abounds

The gobble is an amazing bird song. But with gobblers in 49 states, it's a problem for hunters who want to hear them in each.

Updated: April 29, 2003, 5:09 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's
Backroads with Ron & Raven

A serious strain of sleep deprivation shows up every spring in America, starting in early March in the Deep South and working its way north by the end of April.

You'll never read about this sleeping disease in the medical journals, but, trust me, it's true. And it's apt to strike anybody, the most common symptoms being to don camouflage clothing, march into the deep woods before dawn and blow owl hooters.

“ It's the gobble. It's the gobble that keeps us coming back. ...

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