Where I live, deer season starts in August (with bow hunters) and ends sometime late October or early November. If I avoided the woods during that time, I would be missing some of my most favorite times for photographing in the woods.
If I followed your logic for staying out the the woods, I would also never drive my car again on photographic adventures.
There are many careful drivers, but unfortunately there are enough out there that 1) will drive without regarding the rules of the road, or 2) like to mix beer and getting behind the wheel.
Many people disparage guns and hunters, but the fact is that more drunk drivers kill people than guns do.
I will be in the woods (with my bright orange cap) in the fall as I share the great outdoors with hunters, and I pray, as I drive there, that I get there safely. Even if I painted my car bright orange, it would not deflect a drunken driver from my path.[/font]