Bill Pickett was a cowboy, rodeo, and Wild West show performer. He invented the technique of bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground. With his four brothers, he established The Pickett Brothers Bronco Busters and Rough Riders Association. The name Bill Pickett soon became synonymous with successful rodeos. He did his bulldogging act, traveling about in Texas, Arizona, Wyoming, and Oklahoma.