I think it really comes down to personal responsibility, both of the rider, and of the hunter.
I have every right to ride in the woods during hunting season. Common sense tells me that if I chose to ride where I know there are hunters, that I take reasonable precaution by wearing bright colors and making plenty of noise. Opening weekend is always the time that many of the least experienced hunters are in the woods, so I choose to ride in a place that's closed to hunting.
If I'm the hunter, I have every right to hunt, and again, common sense tells me that every thing that moves isn't a target. It's my responsibility when I pull the trigger, to make sure of my target and what's beyond. No deer is worth the consequences should I do other wise.
What makes the public property worth anything is the ability of the people to use it. We as horsemen and horsewomen continue to fight for access to public land. Hunters face the same task, access to public property.
I'm of the opinion that limiting access to one group makes it easier to limit access to another group. Horsemen and women, ATV'ers, hunters, etc need each other. To exclude one is to exclude all in the end. We'd be better off working together and our lack of cooperation hurts us all.
It's really pretty simple, "Love thy neighbor", and "Treat other people as you wish to be treated".
What goes around, comes around, and misery loves company.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.