A maimed cougar is killing people. When the tracker decides to quit, Steve volunteers to continue the hunt alone. He travels into the mountains losing his pack horse and food as he covers over 200 miles. He stumbles into the Mayhew farm hungry and tired. The Mayhews provide him shelter and food. While there he learns the cougar was maimed by Mr. Mayhew and killed their son and Mr. Mayhew blames himself for panicking during its attack. Steve and Mr Mayhew hunt the cougar together but the cougar maims Steve's leg when Mr. Mayhew panics again. Mrs. Mayhew nurses him back to health and asks Steve to take her away as she is tired of being alone and blames her husband for not protecting their son. Steve comes to learn that each man reacts differently to the dangers they face hunting the cougar and helps Mrs. Mayhew understand her husbands actions. Mr. Mayhew resents her feelings for Steve and Steve finds himself in a life threatening situation as they continue to hunt the cougar.
Did You Know?
The mountain lion's name was Tom. See more