Barnett also dresses appropriately.
“Think about it,” he explained. “You are trying to convey competence and responsibility and your appearance speaks volumes before you even open your mouth.”
The avid hunter always exhibits friendliness and respect even if denied permission. Remember the resume? Several years had gone by when a landowner in Miami County called Barnett asking if he was still interested in hunting on his property.
“That ended up becoming one of my favorite places,” he added.
The good thing with people buying up many small parcels, there are many more landowners, some of who might let you hunt. Even if you don’t gain any access to private property, don’t get discouraged. Persistence pays off. If not, you will at least meet some very interesting people along the way!
• Joel and Dave Edwards swept last Monday’s Kokomo Reservoir open team bass tourney, sponsored by Cardwell Built Construction. They won the event with three largemouth totaling 6.09 pounds. A fish topping out at just under 3pounds also gave them the tourney’s “big bass” award. Henry Cavazos snagged second place with three fish dropping the electronic scales at 5.10 pounds.
• Bob Rose and Wayne Nolder took first at last Tuesday’s Delphi-Delco team bass tourney with five fish weighing 13 ounces, 13 ounces. They also had the tourney’s biggest bass with a 3-pound, 8-ounce fish. Keith Milburn and Ed Lyke finished second with one fish topping out at 2 pounds, 1ounce.
John Martino is the Tribune’s outdoors columnist. He may be reached by email at email@example.com.