Ted Turner's Armendaris Ranch is 365,000+ acres in south-central New Mexico. It borders the Stallion Range of the US Missile Range. The available game species in addition to oryx are antelope, bison, and rocky mountain bighorn sheep. The hunting is very good with gentle terrain and very good vegetation. All the species appear to be in top condition.
I set up the hunt by contacting Neil Lawson, the Senior Wildlife Manager for Turner Ranches. He put me in touch with Mike Miller, my guide, and all further arrangements were between me and Mike. The drive to ranch headquarters 19 miles east of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico are easy. Access to the ranch is secured. The accommodations were in a nicely set up bunkhouse. Food was prepared by Mike and was highly satisfactory.
Game is spotted from high points and stalking is on foot. The oryx are wary and getting close is not a given. Mike recommended a potent rifle and very careful shot placement since oryx are apparently difficult to bring down with a less than perfect shot. I used a .270 WSM with Nosler Accubond 130 gr. handloads, fired sitting, using shooting sticks and had no problem.There were no other hunters on the oryx range while I was hunting. There were two sheep hunters on Elephant Butte, which is wholly combined within the ranch boundaries.
Mike's pickup is equipped with a headache rack mounted winch. Loading the pryx was no problem. The ranch has a fully equipped butchering facility with power winches, floor drain, walk-in cold room, and ice maker. I was able to break down the carcass the evening of the hunt and put it in two coolers overnight. The next morning, I topped the coolers off with ice and taped the lids closed with duct tape. The ice lasted 2 1/2 days and the meat was still quite cold after a 1400 mile drive.
This is a great hunt for an older hunter who can no longer 'climb the highest mountain' I would recommend it without reservations.