Kelso shared his tally sheet for this season with me. It showed that 20 of the 37 bucks killed scored 100 B & C points or higher. Consider that this score is the minimum for B & C and you get some idea just how good his season was. Further, seven of the bucks net-scored 110 points or higher. His biggest buck should net nearly 125 points after the mandatory drying time, and one buck grossed over 133 points! Also, some quick calculations produced an average gross-score of over 103 points and an average net score touching over 99 points. Even though these are green scores, they indicate an outstanding season.
How does this outfit continue to produce these results year after year? Well, one answer to this question is that Kelso spends a great deal of time in Mexico visiting numerous ranches, searching for those that have not been over-hunted by other outfitters or in other ways abused. He now has hunting control over 18 ranches covering a huge area. This allows him to rotate his hunting and rest the ranches, allowing the better bucks to develop. He also does not shoot the full quota of bucks on a ranch, even though he must buy all the permits from the rancher.