Shooting Me Some Iguanas!

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Baudler
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Re: Shooting Me Some Iguanas!

Post by Baudler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:13 pm

Nope.

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Post by flcracker » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:43 pm

Holy crap. $1350-$1750 for an airgun. To shoot lizards. :shock:
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Post by Flashooter22 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:51 pm

My father in law works at a golf course and hunts them every morning. He has over 250 kills as of this weekend. His newest gun cost 1500 bucks ( forget the brand it’s some high end European gun). He basically said he had several rifles that cost at least that sitting in the safe and this one he shoots daily. We took it to the range this weekend and he shot several groups at 100 yards that were under 1.5 inches. I believe it’s a .25. Longest kill shot is 135 yards on a iguana!

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Post by tector » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:52 pm

Well, here's a timely news story....

South Florida Iguana Hunter Misses Target, Shoots Pool Boy
[url]https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Sou ... oHub=y[url]

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Post by SteyrAUG » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 pm

TACC wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Stack em up like cord wood

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Iguana's eat bugs.

I'd rather do giant green lizards than giant brown roaches any day of the week. Let the Ig's run wild, they are also kinda cool.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:37 am

SteyrAUG wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Iguana's eat bugs.

I'd rather do giant green lizards than giant brown roaches any day of the week. Let the Ig's run wild, they are also kinda cool.
Umm...no.

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonn ... en-iguana/

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Post by Waldo1 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:27 am

flcracker wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Holy crap. $1350-$1750 for an airgun. To shoot lizards. :shock:
You can get an Umarex Gauntlet in .22 or.25 for $300. A nice, quiet, powerful PCP and accurate as hell.
https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Umarex_G ... /4311#8328

Another $300 gets you a Hill hand pump that goes up to 4500 psi. It'll turn a boy into a man and a man into an old man.
https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Air_Vent ... 0_PSI/5501

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Post by slysir » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:16 pm

I'll be heading out to Fish Eating Creek WMA sometime next week. It's one of the 22 WMA's that's open to iquana and Burmese python hunting 365 no permit.

Regarding what can be used to dispatch, this is off of their websight.

Methods that do not use an explosive charge to propel a projectile such as machetes, bows, crossbows, slingshots, air guns, pellet guns, and blow guns may be used on the 22 Commission-managed lands year round, without a permit.

-John

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Post by SteyrAUG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:29 am

Tenzing_Norgay wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:37 am
SteyrAUG wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Iguana's eat bugs.

I'd rather do giant green lizards than giant brown roaches any day of the week. Let the Ig's run wild, they are also kinda cool.
Umm...no.

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonn ... en-iguana/
From your link.

Juvenile green iguanas feed on vegetation, insects and tree snails.

I was there when they were getting thick in Broward. Parts of Hollywood were like Jurassic Park. This is hardly the first invasive species, but compared to Bufo toads, African snails and pythons they are to me the least bothersome.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:33 am

slysir wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:16 pm
I'll be heading out to Fish Eating Creek WMA sometime next week. It's one of the 22 WMA's that's open to iquana and Burmese python hunting 365 no permit.

Regarding what can be used to dispatch, this is off of their websight.

Methods that do not use an explosive charge to propel a projectile such as machetes, bows, crossbows, slingshots, air guns, pellet guns, and blow guns may be used on the 22 Commission-managed lands year round, without a permit.

-John
Let us know how it goes. If you need a hunting partner in the future, I'm in!

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