The best areas to make these sets are the travel and hunting routes of foxes and coyotes. Tracks are your best indicator, and often you will find them moving through or along thin strips of brush or timber alongside fields, lakes, ponds, and streams. In thicker woods, the animals frequent ATV and game trails. Foxes especially like areas with people around. Agricultural areas are great, and where legal, wooded or brushy areas on the outskirts of towns or subdivisions can be loaded with fur. It should be noted that some of these areas also have a lot of dogs running around, and you want to do all you can to avoid catching them. Even though in many places (like here in the Fairbanks Borough) it’s explicitly illegal for people to let their dog run off of the leash, they often do it, and you will be the “bad guy” if you catch them. Learn to distinguish fox, coyote, and dog tracks, and try to avoid areas with lots of dogs.