We have a groundhog problem on our property. We live in the suburbs, so have only been moderately successful with killing them with a .22 airgun (when caught out in open). What bait is effective to draw groundhogs into a live trap for humane disposal? Thanks!
"Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching. Even when doing the wrong thing is legal."--Aldo Leopold
They are highly susceptible to snaring at their holes. If you want to keep them alive, I'm told they can be baited with apples in live traps. The only question would be where you are going to release them. Wouldn't want to make them someone else's problem! Good luck!
This is not a trap and release method as you ask but this is how I do it. I trap them with a 220 conibear trap. I set the trap, then pin it flat with sticks over the hole. Make sure you put a big wash tub or trash can over the hole to keep out pets. Just make sure the cover is secure so nothing gets into the trap but the groundhog. Check it a couple times a day. Ive disposed of many this way. h.h.