There once was a time the woods were full of idiots only during rifle season. The more skilled hunters went out archery season. Things began shifting (at least 'round here) in the mid 1980's. The idiots began archery, making that season scary to be in the woods also. Then things continued to shift, and archery season became the idiot season, and the skilled hunters drifted back into rifle season, leaving archery to the idiots.
I use the term 'idiots' to describe the one-weekend-per-year hunters that bring more alcohol than ammunition to their weekend with their buddies. When I patrolled for the Forest Service we always went out in pairs or threes during the opening weekends. We wrote a lot of citations to half-drunk belligerents who ranted "I pay your salary" or "Go hassle a logger, not a law abiding citizen". It was common to see an empty camp with a lot of expensive gear laying about, lots of empty whiskey bottles, a campfire blazing away, and not a person in sight. Saw a lot of newly shot up signs and survey posters, and the worst offenders were often city cops. I loved issuing citations to cops, especially the look on their faces after I told them I was calling their internal affairs division to report a firearms or F&G violation.
I still see guys in full camo, including face paint, riding the forest roads on an ATV, wondering why they do not see any deer. (Gee, do you think maybe the noise of the ATV counteracts the full camo?).