I totally agree with JRB. I have always had really good luck where ever a cornfield edges a creek. For that matter, just a creek works good. Get on the highest bank and start walking shining looking forward. Hey JRB, in your years of trapping *****, when have you found they start mating. I usually hang it up for the year when I start catching all those bores with bald spots on their back. I've heard a couple of theories on that. One guy told me, it's because they are visiting so many dens, they rub the hair off upon entry. And another told me that during mating the female will grab onto their back. What's your opinion?