'Great Faces, Great Places': Turkeys in S.D.

Though not carved in granite, this patriotic face in red, white and blue is that of a wild tom.

Updated: August 17, 2005, 6:07 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's "The Outdoor Beat"

Rapid City, S.D. — On an April morning, when at dawn tall ponderosa pines whisper to greet the rising sun, you are apt to hear the raspy gobbles of wild turkeys echoing in the canyons and bouncing off the peaks.

It's a tourist attraction seldom heard, being that the rush of visitors to the Black Hills is weeks away.

The famed stone faces on Mount Rushmore may wait patiently for summer visitors, but wild turkeys do not.

By the time tourist season arrives, those wild turkeys ...

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'Great Faces, Great Places': Turkeys in South Dakota