A Great-American Hunting Mis-Adventure.
It's the day before the 1989 hunting season opens. For generations, the men of the Soady family have trekked to the same ramshackle deer camp north of Escanaba in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to drink, cause a little bit of trouble and bag bucks. But in the words of Patriarch Albert (Harve Presnell) "dat year camp was as tense as a moose's but durin' fly season."
At 43, Reuben Soady (Jeff Daniels) is in danger of becoming the oldest member in the history of the family never to bag a buck. As the fateful dawn approaches, Reuben attempts to change his luck by altering several of the time-tested rituals of Soady deer camp, but only succeeds in fueling a series of strange and unexplainable events.