If you can scout the longest crop changes in your territory, you may fine a heavy Canine travel way.
Here's a crop change that's over half a mile long that produces each season.
I set in the bottom of swale, far left not pictured.
Plus I can't pass up setting near this lone fence post 100 yds. from my bottom sets.
At this location, at bottom of lane, a deep, brushy hollow jets into cropped fields.
A perfect location to set Canine traps.
I set on bottom left of lane.
When I scouted and prepped location, I noticed a spot of dead grass on the lane. It caught my eye.
I never set this lane but thought I would set the dead grass.
I transplanted a tuff of grass in the center and added Red Fox gland lure.
Bare spots or where farm equipment scuffed up the ground may attract Canines.
I caught two Reds in the dead grass spot on lane and several more in my bottom sets...
Blind sets are one of my favorite and most over looked sets!! You need to have them in ground for enough days to have a chance to work and need to be "exactly" on location! But there's no other set an animal will be more committed.
PA Hunter/Trapper agree with you about Blind sets.
-Hilltop Locations can not be recognized easily.
Try to reason the easiest way to cross over from side hill to side hill. Read the land and use it's features and terrain.
As with all locations, use your knowledge of animal travel and use your woodsmenship.
-Picture below is a high, isolated hilltop, narrow but long field. The steep side hills have hardwoods and brush.
Canines cross over this open hilltop from woodlot to woodlot.
I placed sets at the top of a slight swale that also had a crop change.
This high hill top been a good producer of Reds, Greys & Coyotes each season.
Cooncrazy, I don't have pics of my spring hole sets.
Find a spring that doesn't freeze in the winter. You may need to dam up to create shallow pool or dig wider.
Make a low place for animals to come to water's edge. Placing a large stone works well for animals to approach. They will walk on this stone to reach water.
Place trap (attached to drag or slide wire) in water, very near edge of approach. Place moss or sod on trap pan, above water level. This will act as a stepping stone to lure/bait.
Place a clump of grass in this shallow pool, then place lure or bait into grass clump.
Three things here- flat stone at lowest approach, Trap set just under water with moss on top, grass clump for bait/lure all three sorta close together.
The way it works- Predator smells lure/bait, approaches to water, realizes odor coming from grass clump, just outa reach, has to step on moss (pan) to get a good whiff.
My friend Curt made a video of the Spring Hole Set