Inside the ring: The job of a Bull Fighter

A job that requires putting their safety at risk to protect others
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 10:58 PM CDT
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Being a Bull Fighter requires putting your own safety on the line to protect others. Most importantly, the safety of the cowboy who has just fallen off of a raging bull.

Once the cowboy falls off the bull, it can have just mere seconds to get out of the way or risk getting trampled. That’s when Zach Call and Quirt Hunt jump into action.

“There’s just some basic fundamentals you stick with as far as getting the bulls attention and just to protect the cowboy. That’s our job, just to make sure the cowboy can go on,” Hunt said.

Remaining calm in a job that presents frequent stressful situations is the key to making sure everyone remains safe and unharmed, but that doesn’t always mean it’s an easy task.

“It gets hard sometimes when you’re in the middle of a wreck, but the calmer you’re gonna be the more you’re going to think about things and the best outcome,” said Call.

Both Call and Hunt grew up surrounded by agriculture and attended rodeos growing up. That upbringing has allowed them to create close friendships and have respect for the North Platte community.

“I got a lot of friends and good relationships in this community, I really do enjoy and respect the community,” Hunt said.

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