At the start of Montana's calving season, three families brace for the hard work, stress and pressure of the coming fight to raise herds of new-born cattle while the long, brutal winter seeks to bring the season to an end before it can begin.
Three Montana ranching families get word of an approaching blizzard. The already exhausted cowboys are thrown into a frenzy as everyone scrambles to protect the calves already born while new ones keep coming.
As Montana's calving season approaches its end, disease, hay shortage, and financial hardship force the cowboys to make difficult choices that impact not only their season but also the future of their ranches and the heritage they strive to preserve.
The most epic tradition of the American West comes alive when the cowboys drive their cattle to the open range. Horses, dogs, trucks, lassos and helicopters all come into play as the cowboys ride, rope and rustle their way to nature's bounty.
Three families mark their herds with one of their oldest traditions. The ranchers enjoy friendship and fellowship as the community comes to lend a hand branding and vaccinate the cattle. Harsh weather threatens to derail branding day.
One cowboy must step up or the ranch could collapse from lack of leadership. The search goes on for someone worthy to continue the legacy of the American Cowboy while a father tries to avoid repeating the mistakes of the previous generation.
An entire season boils down to one day. After months struggling through blizzards, fires and accidents, three families prepare to sell their calves and collect their one paycheck of the year. The future of the American Cowboy hangs in the balance.