The buggers are smart
I routinely head out just after a fresh snowfall and follow tracks on my sled through the swamps. I can tell that they know I'm after them when the tracks change from a meandering patternless search for food to a beeline into a stand of black spruce (where I can't follow). They then pop out erratically and head for another stand. It means I have to circle the stand trying to pick up the tracks again, burning a lot of daylight in the process. Most times they get away...
Maybe you could find a nice shooting area just outside the neighborhood a bait them in for a shot? It seems like they are concentrating on your neighborhood so this might work. They are spread so far & wide here I'd be waiting for days, but you may have luck with this (assuming it's legal).