Turns out the actual hunt was only four hours long, during which we made two stalks. My guide, Lee Duff, was a retired New Mexico Fish and Game oryx expert. He was a good guide, and he provided me a wealth of information about these animals. Still, there are some facts that interested hunters should know about this hunt.
First of all, transportation to the ranch is the responsibility of the hunter. I flew to Phoenix, Arizona, due to other business, rented a Ford Ranger pick-up truck for $19.95 a day and drove 600 miles to the ranch. One could also do the same from Albuquerque, New Mexico, 125 miles away; or from El Paso, Texas, which is 110 miles from the ranch. Lodging and food is available in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, about 15 miles from the ranch, and is not included in the price of this hunt.
The terrain here is flat and arid, so shots are generally long. I estimated mine was about 450 yards. The game is apparently abundant. And while my hunt took place on only a small portion of this huge 358,000-acre ranch, I saw lots of buffalo, pronghorns and two groups of oryx. The first herd we stalked had a bull with an estimated length of 28 inches on one horn and 38 on the other. Even though he had a broken horn, I was not allowed to shoot him. I had to settle for a mature bull with horns of 28 and 20 inches.........(continued)