American turkey hunting dogCopyRight 2012-Jon Freis-Speed Limit 15 MPHUS turkey hunting dogStrong is good. Happy is good. Smart is good. Lucky is even better!
Virginia's Hurricane Lucky Lady Freis - AKA Lucky.
Conceived June 30, 2011 in Virginia. Her mother Shiloh survived record drought and heat from June 10 to August 27, a 5.8 magnitude Earthquake on August 23, the 100 mph Hurricane Irene on August 27 with record rainfall August 28. Widespread power outage August 28, 2011. Born September 2, 2011. She was Lucky to make it. Lucky moved to Wisconsin November 4, 2011 - where we always give turkeys a brake →→→    
Lucky at 8
                    weeksTraditional old style Appalachian turkey dog
                    from Virginia's Randy Carter
Lucky is a high energy, old style turkey dog,
carefully bred for centuries by dedicated hunters in Virginia.

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Photos 2012 AWTHDA

Mineral VA
                        Earthquake 8/23/2011Hurricane Irene
                      Irene RainfallHurricane
                      Irene Threat LevelHurricane Irene
                      Wave HeightsHurricnae
                      Irene Wind ImpactHurricnae
                      Irene Wind Speed MapHurricane
                      Irene Map Track
Lucky's puppy pictures - 9 to 12 weeks old:
                      lands in Green Bay WILucky in air carrierLucky in WisconsinFirst snowfall
first snow for appalachian
                      virginia turkey dog pupLucky and KeenaLucky in trainingLucky charging
Appalachian turkey dog
                      pointingLucky's right sideLuckys bottom side for IDLucky at 3 months old
The weather Lucky endured so young has nothing to do with her drive, but she's wired as if it did. She hunts full bore all the time, just like her parents Buster and Shiloh. I hunted with her daddy Buster when he was 13 and he had the energy of a 3 year old. When the tailgate drops, these dogs are gone a 1/4 mile or more in a minute, at a steady lope. They routinely check back, unless they find turkeys, when they bark like mad. The last picture above right is Lucky at 3 months old December 2, 2011.
Lucky Lady - Maribel WIWisconsin turkey hunting dog
                    Setter Plott turkey dog from Wisconsinwild turkey hunting dog from
                    WisconsinChampion Appalachian turkey dog in Wisconsin
Lucky enjoying the snow in January 2012 at four and a half months old.
                    dogs with atvTurkey Dog on top of High Cliff State Parkhow much is that doggie in
                    the windowturkey
                    dog in the windowturkey dogs make wonderful house dogs, for a
Lucky in training from April to September '12 (when she turned 1 y.o.). She's not one to be under your feet.
                    dog wearing her orange vestturkey gobblers in
                    dog loading up into the truckBest looking turkey dog in
                    the countryPrettiest turkey hunting dog in the world
Lucky runs deep like the Gordon Setter, Pointer and Plott hound that she is. When she barks, she's found
the turkeys and is getting each and every one off the ground. A pleasure to hunt with and look at (click to enlarge).
Training September 2012
                    dog with orange vesthitch platform for turkey dog to jump in the
                    truckVirginia turkey dog after 6 mile runSUV dog fence separator
September 2012 - she gets out there!
                    Astro 320 says dog is 3/4 mile outGarmin Astro shows complete
                    tracks of turkey dogbest site in the world - my turkey hunting dog
                    coming inbig
                    running turkey dog still raring to go after 10 mile
Hunting October 2012 - the first of many turkeys with Lucky. Keena is glad for the help.
Training and hunting 2013 and 2014
Best Virginia Turkey
                  Hunting Dog now in WisconsinBest turkey hunting dog in
                  WisconsinSetter Pointer Plott Hound Turkey Dogturkey hunting dogs have to be fast
She's so fast, it's hard to get a good picture.
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                  wisconsinmost popular new hunting opportunity in
                  the USexercise the hunting dogsTurkey hunting dog with
                  high prey drive
More eye candy:
Wisconsin opening day fall
                  turkey seasonanother hard earned turkeyHope you see that barbed wire, dog!turkey dog hunting on snow
This Virginia dog doesn't care if it's 10 degrees outside, if there are turkeys around.
another successful winter
                  turkey huntLucky Wisconsin turkey dog gets hunters a
                  winter turkey2 WI turkey dogs got 8 winter turkeys2 turkey hunting dogs got 5 WI turkeys
Click here if you want a dog like her.
The Fall 2015 season. Lucky is in her prime, a joy to hunt with and look at.
                  TURKEYSWorld famous turkey hunting
                  dog got 4 wild turkeys just on one hunt with her owner
                  in Wisconsin.The best
                  turkey hunting dog in the world scattered the turkeys
                  for this WI hunter so he could call them back in.The best turkey hunting dog in
                  the world is named Lucky, she's in WI and got us 9
                  turkeys this day.The famous VA
                  & WI turkey hunting dog named Lucky did 7 miles at
                  12 mph on this hunt and we got 6 turkeys.
A 6 turkey day in the rain in
                  Wisconsin in DecemberLucky hunting turkeys in WI at Christmas timeHunting wild turkeys in WI with a dog over the
                  holidays.This dog is
                  so fast she catches rabbits by herself.
The prettiest looking wild
                  turkey hunting dog on planet Earth.The fastest wild turkey hunting dog in the United
                  States of America.The smartest
                  wild turkey hunting dog in the country.
The turkeys can't see this
                  camoflouged hunting dog in a snowstorm.This beautiful turkey hunting
                  dog disappears in a Wisconsin snowstorm.This turkey hunting dog is so
                  fast it will disappear in a blinding snowstorm.
Wisconsin Fall & Winter 2016
2 Wisconsin wild turkeys with LuckyThe best turkey hunting dog in the countryFast and high speed turkey dogTrack a dog makes finding and flushing turkeys
Prettiest bird dog in the country ready to hunt wild turkeysAnother wild turkey with the best dog in the worldFastest and prettiest turkey hunting dog in Wisconsin and probably the world
1 dog got 3 hunters 3 turkeys in WisconsinDog hunting wild turkeys in the swampDog hunting wild turkey in deep snow in WisconsinDog runs over 8 miles at over 13 mph in 10" of snow to find wild turkeys
Dan Small's Outdoor Wisconsin hunting turkeys with a dog in the snowHunting wild turkeys on the snow in Wisconsin with Dan Small, Shane Simpson, Jon Freis and Lucky

Winter Solstice  
turkey hunt provides holiday dinner
by Dan Small.

Courtesy Dan Small & Wisconsin Outdoor News
Fall & Winter 2017
The most turkeys are in WisconsinBest turkey hunting is in WIwild turkey dinner

hunting turkey in OctoberIt's not real hunting without a dogOctober in WisconsinThe best turkey dog in the countryThe best turkey dog is also the prettiest
Fall turkeys aren't molting and have all their feathersFour turkey day with the best dog in the worldWisconsin winter wild turkey huntHunting turkeys with a dog is most interestingHunting anything with a dog is more fun than withoutLucky's #17 turkey in fall of 2017
"I spent all my money on dogs and hunting. If I had it to do all over again, I'd do it the same." Jon Freis - Maribel, WI 1/1/18
Landline: 920-776-1272. Electronic Mail
Finally, Lucky doesn't have to do all the work. She got some much appreciated help in 2018 from the young dogs Suki and Red.
Lot's of memories, every picture's got a good story.
Red and Black dogs with the birdRed dog with the turkeyDog catches turkeyDog caught turkey
Appalachian turkey dog in WisconsinTurkey dog runs full speedhunt Wisconsin turkeys in winterSecrets to hunting Wisconsin turkeys in winter
"The best thing about hunting and fishing,' the Old Man said, 'is that you don't have to actually do it to enjoy it.
You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight."
 "The Old Man's Boy Grows Older," 1957 - Robert Ruark
2 young dogs with the turkeyRed's turkeyRerieving the tom turkeyOld dog trains the young ones.Dog admires her turkeyA four turkey dayWild turkey hanging in Indian teepeeWinter turkey hunter
With all the snow this season, we had the long underwear on so long it hurts to take it off, when the hair grew right through the fabric.
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