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Meet the Member Tyler Bushnell
Tyler Bushnell is a man of many talents.
The Iota, La. resident, a member of the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, can show cattle, weld, cook, and rope. He’s been showing cattle, mostly gray and red Brahmas, for years with his family, and he’s been roping since he was twelve. A good friend of his dad’s, who lives down the road, taught him to rope.
Tyler heads for Cheyenne Benoit and rides an eleven year old sorrel who he trained. The horse, Big Money, was purchased as a seven year old, and he’s perfect for Tyler. “He’s real good tempered,” Tyler says. “He’s an awesome horse for me.”
He is a senior at Iota High School where he spends his days in the ag shop. He loves his half-day of school, which consists of three classes: Ag III, Ag Elective, and as a student assistant for the ag teacher. He usually can be found teaching the younger kids how to weld and building things. The biggest project he’s built so far is a cooker for sugar cane syrup.
For fun, Tyler loves to hunt ducks and deer and cook what he brings home. He makes a mean duck stew, and if it’s backstrap, he loves to barbecue it or cook it in gravy.
He has shown cattle at some of the biggest shows in the region: Acadia Parish, Lake Charles, the Southwest District, Gonzales, and the Houston Livestock Show. After high school, he hopes to get a job in oilfield production.
He has three older sisters: Stacy, Kristi, and Casey, an older brother, Terry, and eight nieces and nephews, including Bryce, who shows cattle with him. He is the son of Renee and the late Terry Bushnell.