We have an iguana problem in our neighborhood (invasive species, legal to kill).

We have an iguana problem in our neighborhood (invasive species, legal to kill). What pellet rifle would be best for these things? I've been trying to find some decent advice but search engines are full of advertising and it's hard to get an honest review. What should I get to kill these things? Also anyone hunt them before/any advice?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    A pallet of pic rel should do the trick, they dig up the nests and eat the eggs and they eat the young ones too. Should get the numbers down.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      we don't really have raccoons here, or at least I barely see them.

      Hunting with pellet guns is all about precision, not power. Any of them are powerful enough.

      Your best source of getting specific info on this is to get on youtube and search for iguana pest control with air guns.

      I'll check youtube, thanks

      For varmints, just look up some brainrot videos on youtube of guys who record and upload their work. For any given species, the people who do it all the time invariably use the same few products and they're rarely the most expensive consoomer shit either.

      thanks

      aren't iguanas kinda slow? you could probably just chase them down and use a net

      they're not super fast, I mean I could net them but I'd still need to kill it. dogs in the neighborhood catch them but the problem is we have now had two dogs get botulism, they both almost died and one is learning to walk again basically. I have a poodle that can easily catch them but I now don't let him because of the disease they carry.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >we don't really have raccoons here, or at least I barely see them
        Well clearly hence the iguana problem.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          do iguanas eat raccoons? i thought they just ate bugs and fruit

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            iguanas are vegetarian and are mogged by any mammal the same size or bigger

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >mogged by any mammal the same size or bigger
              unfortunately the scientist committee convened for the Big Book of Boobs ruled that women are mammals too

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Looked like she was asking for it

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            No racoons eat baby iguanas and iguana eggs.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            racoons will eat the eggs of the iguanas. i think they'll eat the iguanas too but the population of iguanas is so high I think that's a futile expectation.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        imo the other reason to look at youtube specifically for iguanas is that dealing with them seems to involve shooting toward a lot of structures and therefore property rights + think of the children angst. The guys paid to do it might have some tips about how to do it in a way that doesn't piss off your neighbors.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          yeah that's a good idea. first video I spotted I looked up the gun and it's 2,500 though, I imagine since they're doing it all the time they have such a big budget.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Brilliant. Replace one invasive species with another invasive species. Just ask the Aussies how that went.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Its okay if the Racoons get out of hand we can drop in a few shipping containers of wolves, alligators and cougars. Problem solved.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          i'm in florida we already have the gators

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It is brilliantafter raccoons are done
        You need big-nose foxes to eat the coons.
        After foxes win, you bring in rhe wolves.

        Eventually all you'll have to do is shoot a single blue whale.
        Very easy

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Hunting with pellet guns is all about precision, not power. Any of them are powerful enough.

    Your best source of getting specific info on this is to get on youtube and search for iguana pest control with air guns.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hunting with pellet guns is all about precision, not power. Any of them are powerful enough.
      Here's a good example. This dude is in England shooting UK-legal air rifle with under 15 ft-lb power and gets a double headshot on two rabbits, straight through both skulls. And if you look at pics of rabbit vs. iguana skulls the former is a lot tougher.

      Since you are putting down animals I think going with a 22cal pellet gun makes the most sense, it's going to be more lethal than a .177 but the pellets are still very reasonably priced. There's really no point in going bigger for shooting iguanas, it's just going to be a more expensive gun with more expensive pellets. Divert your budget towards accuracy and a good scope rather than worrying about what's the most powerful.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        forgot link like a tard

        yeah that's a good idea. first video I spotted I looked up the gun and it's 2,500 though, I imagine since they're doing it all the time they have such a big budget.

        Some of the videos will be airgun hobbyists showing off their fancy gear but it's not like that is necessary.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        22 bucks the wind better than 177, but that's probably not a factor for close range urban pest control. I hunt rabbits with 177 because I like putting less lead in the environment.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        forgot link like a tard

        [...]
        Some of the videos will be airgun hobbyists showing off their fancy gear but it's not like that is necessary.

        >Links Squirrel Hunter
        Basde. Anon should also check out Edgun Leshiy (though the PCP rifle he shoots is $$$) and Ted's Holdover who has reviewed some less pricey options. I also remember a guy shooting a PCP Turkshit air rifle in his basement that was surprisingly cheap but I forget who the frick that was. I like the Benjamin Marauder pistol with a stock as an idea if OP were to go for PCP considering the size and mag but it's not the cheapest. Stick a scope on it and get a set of shooting sticks or a tripod and you'll be sniping the frickers out of trees no problem though. Wonder how it'd feel to use one of those little short Marauders from a tripod though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I like my Gamo Swarm. Scope isn't the best but I like that it's mag fed and 22 cal. You looking to REALLY get into it or are you just looking for something to use every now and then? You could go full into PCP but then you need a pump, need to keep it pumped up, etc.

      This but I'd want some decent power with iguanas, like 15 ft lbs. Pretty much any break barrel will get you that. Probably recommend 22 cal. I have had squirrels skulls stop 177 pellets from a 10 pump and those are pretty thin so at least try to get something with more power than that.

      Brilliant. Replace one invasive species with another invasive species. Just ask the Aussies how that went.

      >invasive
      >raccoon
      >florida
      Look at a map of the native range of a raccoon some time anon. Actually, I'll save you the effort: here's a picture of an albino raccoon in Florida.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        what a hideously dirty trash polar bear

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Gamo Swarm
        Thanks dude, that looks Nice.

        A dog killing and eating a fresh iguana shouldn't be able to cause botulism.

        I have a feeling the iguana had been dead for a while and was rotting. Could that cause it? Sometimes cars run them over and the dogs get into them

        You want over 600 preferablly 700 minimum but not over 1000 with 177
        You need the minimum for a clean kill at a distance. and you dont want over cause if you miss or it goes through 1k will frick up the backstop. Like if it was on a fence now you have a hole in your fence. Theres the sound concern with over 1k fps.

        Yeah even though it's legal I'd rather not make a bunch of noise and draw in the Karens.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For varmints, just look up some brainrot videos on youtube of guys who record and upload their work. For any given species, the people who do it all the time invariably use the same few products and they're rarely the most expensive consoomer shit either.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    aren't iguanas kinda slow? you could probably just chase them down and use a net

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No, it's all about being able to spot them in awkward places and snipe them in those places. Watch a vid or two on youtube and you'll see. They barely move but they're often in spots that would add hours if you tried to capture them.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Racoons, dragon flies and 22s

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      can't use actual guns, only pellet because of the neighborhood. it's small lots.

      >Hunting with pellet guns is all about precision, not power. Any of them are powerful enough.
      Here's a good example. This dude is in England shooting UK-legal air rifle with under 15 ft-lb power and gets a double headshot on two rabbits, straight through both skulls. And if you look at pics of rabbit vs. iguana skulls the former is a lot tougher.

      Since you are putting down animals I think going with a 22cal pellet gun makes the most sense, it's going to be more lethal than a .177 but the pellets are still very reasonably priced. There's really no point in going bigger for shooting iguanas, it's just going to be a more expensive gun with more expensive pellets. Divert your budget towards accuracy and a good scope rather than worrying about what's the most powerful.

      forgot link like a tard

      [...]
      Some of the videos will be airgun hobbyists showing off their fancy gear but it's not like that is necessary.

      thanks I'll check that out. yeah so far seeing some fancy guns only but still searching through videos. amazing how fricking useless search engines are these days.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Capture them and sell them as pets. People love iguanas even though they're objectively awful animals, so you can fence them to suckers at reptile expos and, when they release them back into the wild because they can't handle iguana husbandry, either they're out of state and not your problem or you can catch them again and flip them to some other idiot.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I could probably capture 20 a week. If people in my area want an iguana they can just walk in their back yard.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, so you'd drive far enough out of your area that you could find people who can't do that.
        20 a week time $60 per animal is potentially $1200 cash minus expenses like gas and some lizard food to keep them alive while you find buyers.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          probably not and i just want to kill them thanks

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Large domestic dogs also kill/eat iguana but I still think wolves would do a better job.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              the iguanas are so diseased we have been having issues with neighbors dogs getting sick from the iguanas, two causes of botulism fairly recently. :/ i don't let my dog go near them anymore.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                A dog killing and eating a fresh iguana shouldn't be able to cause botulism.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    .22 Lancaster Varmint Rifle for clean kill.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >legal to kill
    Shame that shitskins and normalgays aren't asa they are too invasive species.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      hell yeah, gobbless brother

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You want over 600 preferablly 700 minimum but not over 1000 with 177
    You need the minimum for a clean kill at a distance. and you dont want over cause if you miss or it goes through 1k will frick up the backstop. Like if it was on a fence now you have a hole in your fence. Theres the sound concern with over 1k fps.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    %3D
    7/10 tomboy capping lizards with auto air rifle.
    >doing the needful.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      good lord those things are huge, that's not your typical pet store iguana.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        anon, green iguanas get huge. pet store iguanas are small because they're juveniles and usually malnourished and abused, males get 6' long snout to tail, 15-25lbs as adults. Back in the 90s people kept them in tiny enclosures so they very seldom lived long but they can live up to and over 20 years in captivity, ~15 in the wild.

        They're also pretty tasty. I visited an iguana farm in the Caribbean once. It was just some old black dude leaving lettuce on a bunch of old rugs. When he needed money or dinner he would just catch a big one with a loop on a stick. They unironically do taste like chicken too. Greens are nasty bastards but some species but rhino and some other rock iguanas are actually pretty chill hence why they never established as invasives like the greens did.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          yeah i know some of the natives here eat them. i would be worried about disease but i guess if cooked it kills all that off.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I sometimes see hobos lasso them for dinner

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    75 joul heavy frain bb gun.
    If it can hit through a metal kettle from a distance, it will go through lizard brain.

    You also should aim above eyes and back. Reptile brain is small and long and hard to shoot unless you are above. Id think shooting them from a rooftop could be fun

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