Five men set out from the city to do some deer hunting in the remote wilds of Arkansas. David Rand (Sam Bottoms) and his father Mason (Clu Gulager) are both experienced trackers and woodsmen. Their companions are Al Coleman (Ken Swofford), a good-ol'-boy deputy sheriff, Ralph (Mayf
Nutter), his drunken brother, and Marty Adler (Joey Travolta), Ralph's loutish friend from the big city, who pretends to be an experienced hunter but who has never killed anything in his life. They reach the tract of land Al has bought--sight unseen and despite dark rumors--and pitch camp. Then
they encounter two extremely nervous game wardens on horseback who warn them about poachers in...