Allow me to point out that the thread you're referencing was for the 2006 hunting season. This year's general gun season ends on the 6th (this Sunday). Small game season starts Monday and goes through March 7.
With that said, the trails aren't closed during hunting season, so you are still free to ride. I prefer to be a bit more cautious and avoid rifle season. Never had any issues during small game season. I'd be up there next weekend if I weren't running a half-marathon. I'll certainly be there for 35+ miles on Christmas morning.