I hunted with Kelso just before Christmas. Even though his season wasn't complete then, his clients had already taken 11 bucks with a green net-score of over 100 points. When you consider that 100 is the minimum for a B & C awards entry, you get an idea of just how good his season was going. Three of those bucks, mind you, green-scored high enough to qualify for the B & C all-time book, which requires a minimum of 110 points - certainly outstanding bucks!
These results seem to be routine for this outfitter. I know hunters who have hunted Arizona and New Mexico all their lives and have never seen a buck scoring 100 points or higher. One major difference between hunting the US and Mexico is that it is not uncommon in Mexico to see more than 15 to 20 bucks a day, and on a good ranch, many of these bucks exceed 95 points. Still, book bucks are difficult to find and kill, which is a testament to the ability of experienced outfitters who consistently produce results.
Despite Kelso's record, I have heard some people say that Pusch Ridge handles too many hunters. While it may be true that Kelso takes a lot of clients, I wouldn't say he's taking "too many." Consider this: Kelso generally limits the number of hunters in camp to four, and most of his camps have access to multiple ranches, which spreads hunters out over a large area. In all, Kelso controls 22 Coues deer leases, covering tens of thousands of acres, and he hunts out of each camp only a few times each year, so no individual ranch is ever........(continued)