I am using Bridger #2 dogless. I have been using aluminum screen doing that method and am still having issues. I ordered some steel and I hope that makes the difference. Thank you for your reply!
I use the same trap and round jaw duke #2 for my pipe sets. What I have been using this season for both is the black nylon window screen from lowes or menards I believe it called pet proof. I also have used alum window screen but I like the black better lays better and blends in better. I have been cutting the notch for the dog or the hinge point on the bridger and putting the screen under the pan and the screen is cut just under the diameter of the inside of the jaws. I use grass from the yard that I rake up and store in big burlap sack that I hand in the shed
I was having trouble with coons messing with the screen with it on top of the pan since doing this it has eliminated a lot of the trouble their usually in the trap if they mess with it now. Everything still blends in just fine with the screen under
With our smaller trap I didnt go with a stiffer screen I was afraid of make trip area bigger, thought they might get on the jaw edge and snap the trap with out being caught. I still guide just a little to encourage them to hit center.
With the black screen I precut everything except for the notch then I take a big stack of them and put them between two pieces of 2 x 6 boards and put that in my bench vice and tighten it up. Let it set overnight it take 90% of the curl out of them.