George Dunkin lives out in the woods alone and knows every inch of the countryside. He is occasionally visited by his nephew. One day he goes crazy and starts shooting at everybody. The police are called in and fail to catch him. Dunkin kills one of the officers. That officer said he knew Dunkin and was a friend. Now fearing he will kill others when the hunting season opens, the police call in professional tracker Slim Maw. Maw goes into the territory alone with a small dog. Maw and Dunkin enter into a game of cat and mouse with Dunkin trying to escape Maw or kill him and Maw trying to track him down and catch him before it is too late and some hunter is killed.