I'm a cautious type of person in some ways, I guess. I don't think hunters intend to kill people or horses...I do think that hunters don't always know where their bullets are going to end up.
My dad was an avid hunter and a great sportsman, so I know how it's supposed to be. Once out riding when I was a boarder at a friend's place, I had to tell her about a big corn feeder set up on her property by deer hunter/neighbors....she was always hearing them shooting, she just never realized they were using her property, too, at least to bait the deer.
This afternoon, in the hour or so before dusk, I was trail riding near the woods on my neighbors' property and saw a strange pickup parked under some trees about half-mile from the road. It's a nice day so I thought he might be fishing in a nearby pond, though I couldn't see anyone. However, it was also nearly dusk and I wasn't sure what hunting season we're in, and this is an agricultural area where the neighbors have permission to hire sharpshooters to deal with coyotes that are getting after the livestock. Anyway, in case the truck was there for hunters or on coyote business, I left the pasture. I knew they probably didn't know that I had open-ended permission to be on the same property and they would assume there was nothing in that pasture except them, so I might interfere with what they were doing or might be in their field of fire.
So, I gave them the benefit of the doubt
but I got my butt (and my horse's butt) out of there. It was a nice little excuse to practice a canter on my gaited mare!