I find eastern (3-toed) box turtles (and others) very easily in eastern KS. All I do is drive around on the many gravel roads through the country side in the spring/summer months. Mid morning and late afternoon seem to be the best times. The turtles and snakes are abundant and found on the road and shoulders. Be careful not to run over them though! In that area, ornate box turtles, eastern 3-toeds, and common snappers are very common and I can easily see multiples of each species just about every time I take a drive. 've never kept any of them, only photographed and moved off the road. **Disclaimer** - Make sure you know and are compliant with your local laws regarding take of reptiles and amphibians before you go hunting! Hope that helps. Good luck!