How do you kill a skunk with poison?
Consequently, are skunks hard to kill?
Skunks are VERY docile in a cage trap, and far easier to dispose of/move that way than trying to shoot them and hope they don't spray, as there is no "no spray" guarantee shot. While under the tarp, throw a chunk of dry ice in there to kill them. Hell of a lot easier to handle when dead.
Similarly one may ask, will rat bait kill skunks?
Rat poison sometimes kills raccoons, skunks, squirrels and other animals and wildlife, including dogs, hawks and eagles that die from secondary poisoning. However, in many cases, targeted wildlife is too smart to eat all of the poison - or even enough for it to kill them.
Yes, you can kill a skunk with an air rifle. Suggest a head shot of course, but a good shot behind the front leg to the heart will do the trick as well.