Iguana Hunting

Iguana Hunting With Air Rifles in Florida

Iguana hunting isn't all that common, but Outdoors Allie shared a video that shows how cool it can be.

Have you ever thought you'd be able to obtain the title "iguana hunter"?

That's exactly what Outdoors Allie can claim after she went on this incredible trip to Florida, and the video she shared depicting the adventure is second to none.

Though you'd expect to see alligators in Florida, the invasive species of green iguanas are almost more common. They have no natural predators, and have become a significant problem for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

What do you hunt them with? Allie opted for air rifles, which is becoming more and more popular. The FWC allows for it, and Allie was pretty pumped to give it a shot, literally.

Allie did her part to diminish the iguana population, but South Florida and other parts of the state still see it as a real issue.

You can get a hold of a reasonably priced airgun and ammo and do your part, too.

They cause damage to private property, burrowing into the ground, and the potential havoc they're wreaking on the ecosystem means there's a simple solution: allow hunters to kill iguanas year-round. In fact, it's not just allowed, but encouraged.

As the FWC states:

This species is not protected in Florida expect by anti-cruelty law. Homeowners do not need a permit to kill iguanas on their own property, and the FWC encourages homeowners to kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida.

Floridians really do have a one-of-a-kind world down there, don't they?!

Are you ready for an iguana hunt?