We shoot all we can but we keep them, except for an occasional rank boar. You hurt your deer hunting far worse than the hogs do if you go around blasting hogs right before or during deer season, you can kiss your big old smart bucks goodbye, because they will head to greener pastures with the hunting and shooting going on. My deer heard is in real good shape, really, I have to many deer, the hogs have not affected them at all. And remember, we (caucasions) are not native to this continent either. Personally, I like having some around so I can big-game hunt year round. They are more challenging to hunt than deer in my opinion. I love to hunt, I like the stories and meals around the campfire, the scouting, the planning, the ammo-weapon choice, the stalk or ambush, but for me, it's not the kill I enjoy, it's the thrill of the chase. And the sharing of the memories with your friends and family. And the meat! The actual killing is the least enjoyable aspect of hunting to me, but we all have our opinions.