This will be my first year trapping. :big_smile: I really don't know what signs to look for other then trails around the banks. My boy (11 and 12) will be by my side. We took our trapping class 3 weeks ago and think we are ready. Then we ran out and bought some traps. And let me tell you now, body trap 220, one, and my fingers, zero!:embarassed: Man does it hurt when you catch a hand! What I would like to find is someone willing to take us out for a day and show us ways to set traps and what to look for. I know this is alot to ask when you have people stealing traps and such, but I am not into that. I want my kids to learn the right way. So if anyone in Northern Illinois would be willing to help, I would appriciate it. I would be willing to purchase some new traps for anyones time.