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Old 08-27-2021, 08:46 AM   #1
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With the air gun hog hunting threads this morning, after watching the one video posted, then watched another and another, it lead to iguana hunting in Florida with air rifles. I watched three iguana air gun hunting videos, kind of surprising. I had no idea that some of Florida is overrun with iguanas, but after watching those videos, they have a lot of them over there.

You can stay busy over there catching pythons, you can go shoot pigs, then shoot iguanas, and catch some peacock bass, I know I have heard of other invasive critters over there, but don't remember what others they have. I had no idea, they had so many iguanas, I am surprised I have not heard of the problem sooner.

The guy who's videos I watched, he says he eats the iguanas. I have heard of people eating them, I would guess they would be like eating a snake or frog, or maybe somewhat like alligator. I would bet more like snake meat.
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Old 08-27-2021, 08:48 AM   #2
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With the air gun hog hunting threads this morning, after watching the one video posted, then watched another and another, it lead to iguana hunting in Florida with air rifles. I watched three iguana air gun hunting videos, kind of surprising. I had no idea that some of Florida is overrun with iguanas, but after watching those videos, they have a lot of them over there.

You can stay busy over there catching pythons, you can go shoot pigs, then shoot iguanas, and catch some peacock bass, I know I have heard of other invasive critters over there, but don't remember what others they have. I had no idea, they had so many iguanas, I am surprised I have not heard of the problem sooner.

The guy who's videos I watched, he says he eats the iguanas. I have heard of people eating them, I would guess they would be like eating a snake or frog, or maybe somewhat like alligator. I would bet more like snake meat.


I **** you not and it's cliche but iguana tastes like chicken more than snake.
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Old 08-27-2021, 08:55 AM   #3
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We went peacock fishing down there and due to a late front it had them locked up. At some point along the trip my son had mentioned an iguana shooting video. Little while later the guide got out his air rifle and let my boy shoot a few. Highlight of his trip To say the least.




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Old 08-27-2021, 02:51 PM   #4
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We went peacock fishing down there and due to a late front it had them locked up. At some point along the trip my son had mentioned an iguana shooting video. Little while later the guide got out his air rifle and let my boy shoot a few. Highlight of his trip To say the least.




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I could see it being a fun way to kill time

I would not mind being a teenager living Florida, at this point in time. I could find all types of stuff to shoot or fish for, to occupy my time. I am not going to take trip to Florida to shoot iguanas, but if I am ever in the area for some other reason, I may give it a try.
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Old 08-27-2021, 02:53 PM   #5
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I **** you not and it's cliche but iguana tastes like chicken more than snake.
I will take your word for it. Never tried it, never been any place that was serving iguana. I would try it, if I had the chance.
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Old 08-27-2021, 02:56 PM   #6
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Florida is home to all sort of exotic fish, birds, reptiles and other animals released from the pet trade. Some of the larger predatory lizards have made their way across the south and are now invading Texas.
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:11 PM   #7
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Yep I’ve been down that rabbit hole many times. Also knifefish, snakehead, barramundi fishing as well as several ranches that have axis and other exotics.
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:22 PM   #8
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With the air gun hog hunting threads this morning, after watching the one video posted, then watched another and another, it lead to iguana hunting in Florida with air rifles. I watched three iguana air gun hunting videos, kind of surprising. I had no idea that some of Florida is overrun with iguanas, but after watching those videos, they have a lot of them over there.

You can stay busy over there catching pythons, you can go shoot pigs, then shoot iguanas, and catch some peacock bass, I know I have heard of other invasive critters over there, but don't remember what others they have. I had no idea, they had so many iguanas, I am surprised I have not heard of the problem sooner.

The guy who's videos I watched, he says he eats the iguanas. I have heard of people eating them, I would guess they would be like eating a snake or frog, or maybe somewhat like alligator. I would bet more like snake meat.

Lotta deer in the Keys too!
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:48 PM   #9
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Trouble is with Florida big game hunting it's almost like a HF place... If you can keep 'em from goin' north or south, they're very limited how far east/west they can go!! Little skinny place with a LOT of water on boff sides! Panhandle though is a lot like the Big Thicket used to be in East Texas... I could get used to that real easy!
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:20 PM   #10
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Some TBHers went Iguana hunting there not too long ago.

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Old 08-27-2021, 04:27 PM   #11
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We're looking into iguana in the spring

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Old 08-27-2021, 05:22 PM   #12
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I know a couple of folks who have done the iguana hunt with bows. I wanna do that!

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Old 08-27-2021, 06:12 PM   #13
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The only problem with Florida is Florida people!!! Hi Rick!!!!
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Old 08-27-2021, 06:25 PM   #14
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Better get a start on the man bun now - lotta PCP Air Guns there - shooting is residential.

Here's a tip, a long grey mullet can wrap up into a tight bun easily - just in case that mullet gets hot.
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Old 08-27-2021, 06:28 PM   #15
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Better get a start on the man bun now - lotta PCP Air Guns there - shooting is residential.



Here's a tip, a long grey mullet can wrap up into a tight bun easily - just in case that mullet gets hot.
Not all of it.

And I'll leave the man bun to the seamen of the shallow water navy

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Old 08-27-2021, 07:48 PM   #16
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New Yorkers are also an invasive species in Florida.
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Old 08-27-2021, 10:12 PM   #17
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The only problem with Florida is Florida people!!! Hi Rick!!!!
Just jealous!

You can also gig frogs and tilapia out of an airboat, hunt hogs out of one too. Spear lion fish, catch lobsters, fly fish for big ‘poons, catch gators, hunt bears.

But, don’t shoot a brown panther. Lol

And, catch lots of ocean perch!
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Old 08-27-2021, 10:43 PM   #18
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Ive got an itch to go back to the St Johns to cast net running shrimp and catch goliath hybrid bass.
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Old 08-27-2021, 11:32 PM   #19
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Don't forget snorkeling for scallops
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Old 08-28-2021, 08:39 AM   #20
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You can also gig frogs and tilapia out of an airboat, hunt hogs out of one too. Spear lion fish, catch lobsters, fly fish for big ‘poons, catch gators, hunt bears.



But, don’t shoot a brown panther. Lol



And, catch lots of ocean perch!
Don't let him fool you. Slew likes a big poon

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Old 08-28-2021, 09:07 AM   #21
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We did the iguana hunt in the morning and a bowfishing trip that night. All kinds of different fish to take. Here is a pic of the iguanas.
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Old 08-28-2021, 02:37 PM   #22
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It’s all good!!
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Old 08-28-2021, 04:47 PM   #23
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I had no idea there was that many Iguanas there?
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