Why didn't the Cabin Group hear all of the gunfire?
Something that's been bothering me a bit while I go back and revisit the old seasons is the fact that the massacre at the river bed seemed to have gone completely unheard by the Cabin Group.
While initially you'd think that there were a plethora of reasons as to why they didn't hear the shots I think upon further analysis a lot of it doesn't add up.
Firstly, maybe (highly implied) Carver's group were concise with their shots. However upon revisiting the scene Pete mentions how the people are riddled with holes, which basically means they made a lot of noise during that whole situation.
Secondly, the altercation was simply too far away. The most likely option, but how far away is the river to the cabin if they're able to make it there without much of a hassle or do much in the way of preparation. Admittedly not much is known about the distance from the cabin to the river but regardless I'd still think that the group would've heard all of the gunfire. Within those woods it'd be hard to pinpoint where the source of the sounds were sure but surely they heard all of the bullets themselves?
Thirdly, the attack happened when the group were asleep/at some other inopportune time. Also fairly likely, but Pete did mention that the trio were going to go off fishing first thing in the morning and the bodies obviously weren't out there longer for a day, more proof for that would be the fact that Victor (bandit guy with the long hair) was found still alive at that time. Plus I'm pretty sure with the threat of Carver constantly on the back of their minds, at least someone from the group must've been a light sleeper, if not most of them. Most likely it happened in the early morning but again, one would think all of that noise would've woken someone up.
Overthinking here as per usual lol, and honestly I'm not sure how much of an effect it'd have on the plot if the Cabin Group were aware of the shots and then planned accordingly, but the whole situations just been bugging me lately. Well actually, for starters Pete would've still been alive and kicking, at least for the time being, so I guess it'd indeed shake things up a little.