I like to take photos of them, watch them out in the wilderness but fully agree with Critter as I love them in my freezer, on my dinner table and hanging from my walls. Nice part is my wife feels the same so it is not just a guy thing.
I think hunting animals (at least humanely hunting them, and following guidelines...) is a big part of loving them. If some of them aren't taken out each year it hurts the population as a whole. It's kinda like putting a beloved dog to sleep- when the time comes you know it's the right thing to do. It's sad; but necessary.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...