We are on a deer lease in Texas that is marginal at best. We have shot a few hogs but have not shot a deer in 3 years and haven't even seen a deer this season. Texas has a 13" inside spread rule that was adopted this year. I was in the stand with my 12 yr old son for our last hunt of the season and the last 10 min of shooting light a 6 pt buck came out. He was a big deer with a good rack and from the side, it looked like an 8 pt but when he faced us, he did not have any brow tines. It was really close to being out to the ear tips but I decided it was too close to call so we let him walk. No venison for 3 years now but I had to tell my son that there are guys that shoot everything and there are guys that when in doubt, will hold off. It was a tough call as I am really hungry for some venison but still think it was the right call.