Bob Fala, Logan Co. resident and 25-year outdoor columnist at The Logan Banner, has published his second book titled The Upland Alleghenies (Sixteen Years of West Virginia Woodcock and Grouse Coverts). The book is dedicated to the hunters, bird dogs and the upland game they pursue.
Much of it is based in the local coalfields with some stories from several other Mountain State counties and a few from beyond.
It ranges from the Hatfield-McCoy Feud country of the W.Va.’s southern coalfields to its highlands at Canaan Valley and allows readers to follow along with the journals of the recent past as they experience the Upland Alleghenies of W.Va.
The book illustrates the hunting haunts of the ruffed grouse, American woodcock and a Bobwhite quail or two for good measure; it travels with the hunters and their bird dogs for all the adventures, trials and tribulations along the way.
From walking into a major pot patch to separating a bird dog from a poisonous snake to even its random battle with a wild beaver as well as other harrowing and “dog gone” encounters, this is just a small sampling.
These and other events, places and several local folks that may be familiar are included. The book includes some 100 color photographs, many of which are based from the readership area along with some familiar faces. The book is available online at mcclainprinting.com or by calling McClain toll free at 800-654-7179.