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    Ironman482
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    Are igauna's good to eat  ,I  love frog legs and it appears the tail on the igaunas have some meat on them ,what about the legs, enough meat on them to make it worth skinning them?

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    farrahUSMC
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    from the video I gather from AirGun Evolution he mentioned the Iguana's he shot are infested with ticks … so that's a no bueno  for me

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    Papy_Yosh
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    The one in Puerto Rico are eatable. Now, the medium size ones are better than the big one. Some eat the front and back legs and tail. Some do back legs and tail.

    cut in 2 to 3 inches cubes, Marinate in orange juice 15-20 minutes (remove some of the fish test), than rubbed with herbs and spices laid on the grill.  But I don't know about the ones in florida

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    pcparmy
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    I guess iguanas have ticks but so do deer and i eat them regularly.    Same with turkeys(lice) rabbits (fleas) squirrels (bot fly).   Just check urself after handling them thats all.  

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    Greenarrow
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    https://youtu.be/X6g8-cZ3P1c

    skip to 9:10 and watch from there to see how she makes iguana curry with rice.

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    Rocko
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    There sure is a lot of iguana hunting lately.

     

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    Ironman482
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    We don't have any in texas (yet) but if i  ever go to Florida I'll keep this in mind

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    Bullfrog
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    Rocko

    There sure is a lot of iguana hunting lately.

     

    Word got out that the State and municipalities are being very permissive to airgunners to hunt iguanas in some public areas. That, and people are realizing that iguanas are the grey squirrel of south Florida. One backyard can attract scores of them. 

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    Calusa
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    they are thick in some areas. i have taken out 3 so far this morning from my back yard. 

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    Calusa
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    a couple from today

     

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    orion
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    In south America they are a good eat. I have a friend from Nicaragua and they say this is a fine meat over there. It's personal choice, in China people eat dogs…go figure..

    I don't eat the ones I hunt, but I think I might try one if someday I go to PR, I guess over there they are living in a better environment that here in FL

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    GiveEmLead
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    I have a spot close by Calusa. Three trips have netted 22.  I just can't get enough action here on the canal. Maybe if I hunt from a boat?   I saw a guy a few weeks ago on a pontoon boat that was shooting iguanas. That wasn't you was it, Calusa?

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    GiveEmLead
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    Just saw your latest video Orion.  I also feel that only the ones I actually can get my hands on should count. Unfortunately, they love going in the water to die. Nothing to be done about those. How are you disposing of them?  

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    orion
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    GiveEmLead

    Just saw your latest video Orion.  I also feel that only the ones I actually can get my hands on should count. Unfortunately, they love going in the water to die. Nothing to be done about those. How are you disposing of them?  

    The property manager is disposing the bodies on a dumpster. 

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    Calusa
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    nope – not me. but i wish i still had a boat in the water…

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    Funshine
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    Happy hunting, guys.

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    Fq13
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    I know folks eat them I'm sure they taste like chicken, but the more you chew, the more they taste like iguana.😉 Still, and no joke, they do carry salmonella. So I don't eat them, but if I did I would go for well done and research how to clean them. Apparently it's the feces that carry the disease, but research before sauteeing.

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    GiveEmLead
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    You're welcome to my share in perpetuity.  Enjoy.

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    Fq13
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    Orion

    Where are you in So Fl? I am in PBC and looking for places to hunt. Any advice on getting landowner permission?

    Thanks!

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