For nineteen years, Wash Baker has been haunted by firing into the night at what he thought was a grizzly, only to kill his young son and narrowly miss a second boy, Trey. Now, in 1899, confirmed tracks of grizzly have been found at a Davis Mountains
camp meeting attended by Wash and his daughter, Grace. The congregants include Trey, now an adult and courting Grace, and Trey's father, Ed Mulholland. With all of them now striking out to hunt down this grizzly, Wash has a chance to right the wrongful shot. Meanwhile, up from Mexico has come Rosindo Mesa, seeking to kill the same grizzly before the next full moon in order to free his dead father's wandering soul.