Much more important, however, is the less practical matter of luck. And at this deer camp, you need a little. Which is not to devalue the skills of the hunters-I can't speak for myself, but all the other guys here are unquestionably skilled woodsmen. But in an area that covers more than 10,000 acres and supports a relatively small number of bucks that have a penchant for roaming widely and unpredictably, skill can usually only put you in the vicinity of a buck. To put one in your sights, you typically need a little luck. And if the weather is unseasonably warm in late October, as it was this past week; if the bucks are staying on their beds most of the day and putting down virtually no sign, as they were this past week; you need a lot of luck.