Called a silent one in yesterday afternoon. Once he got close, though, I saw he was a bit young, so I let him walk. 4-5" beard, smooth, rounded spurs, maybe 15 lb. It's the first one I've let walk, so even though I didn't take him, I still felt pretty good for showing a little judgment in the field in my first year hunting long-beards.

Have y'all ever let one go? What's your criteria?
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