I really do not think hunting is anything that affects the attitudes of the bears. I know that in Yosemite they chase habituated bears around with paintball guns, yet they continue to plague campgrounds -- looping around and coming back to be chased again and shot with paintballs. And the rangers do in fact shoot to kill the ones that start to be actually aggressive (not just assertive) about bothering people for food, and it has zero impact on how other bears behave. The decrease of incidents in that park has to do with increases in proper food storage. The ranger micromanage proportionately -- in Yosemite they tag and monitor problem bears to the nth degree, which is probably the only reason there are so few injuries and no deaths due to bears there. I talked at length with one ranger who was assigned to do just that -- track and follow and drive problem bears out of Little Yosemite. They just come back, and come back, and come back. They used to move bears to other parts of the Sierra, and they just. come. back. Nothing fazes a bear in pursuit of easy calories, except proper food storage. Yet you can avoid the bears even in Yosemite -- stay out of previously mentioned areas. Don't hang out in parking lots in Yosemite too long... we crossed paths with a bear leaving Curry trailhead parking. He was strolling toward the cars, we were hiking away from them. In the backcountry on trails other than the JMT, you may see a bear, but he probably won't be bothering you.
Meanwhile, over in Dinkey and Kaiser wildernesses, where hunting is allowed, rangers are all but requiring bear canisters, due to increased incidents there. You probably cannot camp far enough from those lakes to be clear of bear -- the wilderness areas just aren't that big and the lakes too close together.
In SEKI I see bears all the time, and they are huge problems -- picking up packs when you stop to pee along the High Sierra Trail, apparently. Bear poop is one of those things often sighted up high. One walked right into the campsite in lower Paradise when I had a class up there, so I got to show folks how to get a bear out of camp without issues and teach them about bear body language. No eye contact, scare the bear gently away. His hackles were up but he moved the heck out when I followed him. Distantly, with arms wide, waving poles....
Canisters everywhere, for me, and I camp in less used sites as a matter of course unless there is a reason to use heavily impacted ones. In some areas the rangers ask you to use the too-close-to-water, heavy used sites, to avoid making more sites -- minimizing impact by minimizing sites in very heavily used areas.