For Ray Turner, living off the land means constantly rebuilding his eel weir in preparation for the annual eel migration. For Billy Taylor and his sons, it means hunting in the dense Appalachian Mountains for the prized root ginseng. Bloodworm hunters Andy and Jim are racing against the incoming tide of the Maine mudflats. One wrong step and they could be stuck, waist-deep, in quicksand-like mud pits. Burl hunter Greg is searching for Box Elder burls, but only has one day to do it.