Had a few pm's asking how I make my wolverine buckets fit 330's. I also happened to have a pair of wolves come thru my line last weekend for the second time in 3 weeks so I made some sets for the next time they come thru. Hope this helps others out there, just a few things I have learned over the years both from error's and from other trappers..
Here is a trail set that the I made where the wolves came down my trail twice. When looking for a place to make a trail set I like to find a spot to make the set and then ride past about 50-75 yards. That way you can get off your sled, gather your gear, set the trap and then walk off the trail in long strides (like a moose) and make a large loop and come in from the side of where you plan on making the set. Very important not to disturb anything more then you have to.
Here I reached out and cut away and made the trap bed to set a #9 along with a goove for the chain.
Next is a shot with trap in place. Make sure when ever making a set wether it's a trail set or cubby to always place the dog (trigger) of the trap in either the 9 or 3:00 clock position. I see MANY times, even on TV where the trapper puts the dog at either 12 or 6:00 clock. The reasoning is that when the animal, usually a K9, steps on the pan, and you have it set in the 12 or 6:00 clock position, you run the risk of the animal pulling away faster then the trap can catch them. Especially if the animal doesn't step perfectly on the pan. By running the dog in the opposite direction the trap will fire and catch the animal faster with less chance of them pulling away fast enough. Just something that was taught to me years ago and has been proven..