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.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...