Smith says that he had hunted with Kelso before and that this is a real trophy hunt with many quality pronghorns available. He reports taking his trophy easily within 30 minutes of first light on opening morning but says his hunting partner failed to take an animal the first day. He warns that the animals became progressively more jumpy as the guns continued to go off on this and neighboring properties. He says that three 17-inch trophies were taken among the 22 hunters Kelso booked there. "Bring good binoculars, a flat-shooting rifle and a good rangefinder," he counsels, noting that he took his animal at 457 yards.
Smith praises Kelso's organization of this hunt. He says hunters were housed in a motel in Carrizozo, which he describes as older, but clean and comfortable. Meals were taken in local restaurants, except for lunch, which Kelso served on one of the ranches hunted in order to minimize travel time. Smith gives the cost of the hunt as $6,425, including tip for him and his non-hunting nine-year-old son, who accompanied him on the hunt.