John finds a wounded dog, apparently left for dead. The dog's natural instincts and breeding prove it to be an outstanding hunter and field dog. John and his father discover a new pastime in hunting that both hope will bring them together - but John doesn't know whether he has the stomach for killing. Meanwhile, at school, a bully named Billy is bound and determined to be in John's way no matter which way John turns. When John goes to his dad for wisdom, he can't believe what he hears. Whatever happened to the good old days of just being a kid?