something different........iguana hunting.

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by 1wildcatfan, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    This is some pretty cool stuff, wish I could pop a few.
    But I would like to use one of my .204s. (Use enough gun)
     
  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Awow,
    That is different
     
  3. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    only pellet rifles allowed. not sure any firearms are allowed on PR.
     
  4. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 10 pointer

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    That looks like a blast. Buddy has been telling me about a monkey hunt they do with suppressed .22lr. It's one of them Island countries and I don't want to get it wrong, but I'd be all about either. I've ate both Monkey is by far better then iguana, but I wouldn't turn either down if someone was gonna give me some.
     
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  5. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    whats a PCP and springer? only thing i know about pellet rifles is i had a crossman, beaman and now gamo.
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

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    the boss lady got in last night. she said that the largest iguana these guys have killed this winter was 7 1/2' long and weighed 37 lbs. my crew didn't see any close to that size. Booner in the lizard world.
     
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  7. aaronc

    aaronc 8 pointer

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    Pcp"s are precharged.compressed air. They have to be refilled with air after 10 or 20 shots or whatever...I dont have any of those.
    Springer's are old school....its spring piston/seals that propel the pellet. Could cock by barrel/ lever under the barrel/or sidelever....no air tank needed.

    HW Weirauch...RWS Diana....Walther are some manufacturers of german springers. Tons of fun...very accurate and deadly on small game within their range.

    A forum called gateway to airguns is the place for more detailed info on the subject.

    Best -aaron
     
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  8. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    Very cool. I was stationed there several times and we always wanted to hunt them. We called them Puerto Rican Possums - they were everywhere and always dead on the roads. They would surely be fun to hunt and my hat is off to the enterprising guy that figured out how to market this hunt.

    Managed to kill one with a stick (and several with the car) and tried eating it. Put it on the grill, and would say it tasted like frog legs, or maybe snake.

    As far as guns in PR. Very very hard to get a permit, and any gun(except and air rifle) requires a permit. That is, unless you are a criminal - in which case guns are everywhere and shootings happen often. The police around San Juan have a "no blood, no foul" rule for shootings.
     
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  9. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    i believe there are a few companies doing this now. The person my wife went through is from Arizona. it was $200/person. wife tipped their guide $100 and bought him lunch. said he cried like a baby, 57 yrs old, makes $60/day delivering ice. worked there 31 yrs and feels lucky to have a job.
     
  10. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    My neighbor travels to Florida a lot and he hunts them with air rifles. Cleans them and eats them. Brought a bunch back and grilled them up for a bunch of us. Best I can compare it to is Fish crossed with chicken. Pretty good the way he did it.
     
  11. Wildcat you gotta be proud of that bunch. Looks like great fun. I have seen the size of them things down in Mexico. Makes me want to travel to Puerto Rico this winter. Please post info on the guide and prices for this sort of hunt. I would have expected it to taste a lot like gator tail.

    Irish
     
  12. Drahts

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    Buddy did that in Costa Rica, they ate em. Looks like a fun time with air rifles. Would be a blast!
     
  13. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    here's the contact info of the guy my wife went through. if you happen to go, need to find out if they hunt in the area you will be staying in.
    Contact info:


    Jim Walton


    huntiguana@gmail.com


    480-695-1516
     


  14. Gracias mi Amigo! (figure I need to brush up on my Spanish lingo, lol) How do you say, "Mr. Custom's officer, may I bring my 17WSM rifle thru PR customs on my visit?" I never paid any attention. Do we have these lizards in Florida in the Everglades?
     
  15. Meatstick

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    They're ALL OVER the Everglades
     

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