According to at least one NY trial judge it appears that they are. In People v. Robar, Judge Frank LaBuda of Sullivan County, NY recently declared a mistrial after the defense attorney used 6 peremptory challenges to strike jurors who had identified themselves as hunters.
The trial judge stated that hunters were "a class of people recognized by law...Yet, in this case, they are being systematically excluded." The judge went on to say that "the peers of Mr. Robar consist of a broad spectrum of people here in Sullivan County which includes hunters and people who exercise their Second Amendment right...To systematically exclude that recognized and defined class of people in a jury trial is something that raises the court's attention under [People v. Luciano, 10 NY3d 499 (1988)]."
The defendant in this case was being charged with assault for shooting another hunter who apparently mistakenly trespassed onto property that the defendant's hunting club had reserved.
h/tip to Deliberations Blog.