maybe.... but the way I read it he shot her and then she ran into that stuff. So I was taking it as though he wasn't hunting in the thick stuff but she had ran into it once shot. If he WAS hunting in the thick and then couldn't get to her or get her out, then I agree with you 100% gfd! :)
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!