FAIRFIELD TWP. — I expected Barney Riesbeck to look like Rambo after I was told by an employee in his State Farm Insurance office that he killed two wild boars — which outweighed him — with a knife last month during a Florida hunting trip.
Instead, Barney Riesbeck is as intimidating as Barney Fife.
Riesbeck, a State Farm agent for 19 years, said during a “boring” — not boaring — work conference, he talked with another insurance agent, a Vietnam veteran. He asked the man his greatest adrenaline rush.
Riesbeck expected a war story. Instead, the man mentioned killing a mountain goat from 300 yards.
That got Riesbeck thinking. His parents, Julia and Bernard Riesbeck, both died at 50 — his mother from cancer and his father, a year later, from a “broken heart” — and Riesbeck, unsure if he’d inherit their genes, comprised a Bucket List.
Boar hunting was among his “Things To Do Before I Die.”