I bet they would be a handful on the end of a gig if they started whipping their tail around.Sounds like you can probably gig them, but who really knows these days. Coming from a multi generation Florida family, we always had gigs in garage for frogs and mullet. A ton of fun.
https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/python/removing/ <--- 22 public lands with no restrictions on Pythons or Iguanas
Iguana Land Rule #7: When in doubt double tap.We stayed in a state park in the keys and we were advised by a couple of campers to watch our kids. The one was over 4' and pretty much didn't give a rats butt about people. He was steeling food off picknick tables. He didn't care for a chunk of wood to his head though. I'll give him this much, I thought I had killed him but he just swam away in a creek and was back at the neighbors in an hour.
Welcome to Hunttalk...This is almost too intriguing to not go to Florida and try to find some of these big lizards to hunt and eat. Call me strange, my wife will agree, but lately I have been interested in converting to food those species most often deemed unworthy. Mrs. Fin still has me at arm's length over eating 'skrats this spring. She might pack my bags and leave my belongings on the street if we start eating iguanas, so maybe I will send Marcus and Michael down for the lizard gig. Yeah, Marcus will eat anything.
Article here about hunting/trapping and eating this invasive species - https://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/fl-reg-eating-iguana-south-florida-invasive-20180627-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2q7nt25VmuOveb7MwZT8aaqvq46CWaO7K8ACux57PdhhjFqGSniQ1WmVk
Curious, any Hunt Talker ever eat, or try to hunt/trap, iguana?
Sorry- how much a pound? And how do you get into selling them commercially? I see a good way to pay for a winter vacation.My GF's family farm the sliver of land in between homestead and the Everglades and have a hayday shooting iguanas when they get bored. Apparently there's a commercial market for them, selling for roughly 50 bucks a pound.