they are almost as easy to trap as stray cats. any trap will work. Live traps are pretty fool proof, leg holds, snares and conibares all work well too. I prefer live traps that way if you get the neighbors small dog or cat you dont kill it and get in trouble.
Anything less than overkill is underachievement!
" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
The trick is to shoot them at night! Nothing like dressing up like a nut and making your family think you have finally gone overboard than tactical coon hunting!
I have had good luck with live traps as well. I saw there were some skunk related posts too. My neighbor has a good method. He puts a heavy tarp over the trap (approach sloooooowly). After about ten minutes to let the skunk calm down, he drives his quad out to the trap, hooks up a hose to the exhaust, and slips it under the tarp. Dead skunk, no spray. I wouldn't recommend eating them if killed this way (to all of you posters on the "Ground Hog Recipe" thread).