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Apr 05, 2024 | 06:01 am 774 0

Hunting Iguanas with Thermal Optics

Hunting Iguanas with Thermal Optics

Down here in the Sunshine State, we're facing a peculiar problem: iguanas running amok in our cities. These critters breed like there's no tomorrow, and they've made themselves right at home in our backyards. But fear not, because we've got a secret weapon in our arsenal: thermal hunting with AGM Global Vision. Join us as we dive into the world of thermal hunting and learn how to put those pesky iguanas in their place.

Managing the Iguana Population:

Travis, our guide is a licensed trapper armed with an air rifle and his trusty "iguana retrieval dog." His mission? To take down these invasive iguanas that are causing havoc in our urban areas. Now, iguanas might think they're masters of disguise, blending in with the Florida foliage, but they didn't count on us busting out the thermal optics from AGM Global Vision. With this awesome setup, spotting iguanas is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Daytime Recon:

In the days leading up to the trip, we weren’t entirely confident that thermal optics would be the best choice for hunting cold-blooded lizards. But we quickly found out that although they do regulate their body temperature with the outside temperature, they retain heat well enough to easily be seen through thermal. We were taught that during the day, the iguanas like to stick lower to the ground in the grass, brush, bushes, and local canal areas where it's easier to stay cooler. So that's where we went. We found that with the help of thermal, camouflage wasn’t even an issue. Those armed with Thermal scopes and scanners were able to find them much more often and from much further away.

Navigating the Legal Jungle:

Now, can you go iguana hunting in the city? Well, it's a bit of a gray area. Travis has got the green light because he's got the right licenses and a deal with the city. But before you go running around with your thermal gear, make sure you're up to speed with the local laws and regs. We don't want anyone getting in hot water.

Nighttime Hunting:

As the sun dips below the horizon and the temps cool down, the iguanas move from the grass and canals up into the trees, but they've got another thing coming. During the day, picking their camouflaged silhouettes through the branches and leaves wasn’t easy, But as soon as it got dark the tree lines lit up like Christmas eve with the help of thermal.

Essential Gear for Hunting Iguanas at Night:

If you're itching to join the iguana-hunting squad, here's what you'll need:

  • Air Rifle: Perfect for taking out iguanas with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Thermal Scope: AGM's newest thermal optics have an incredible temperature sensitivity rating (less than 20 millikelvin) that makes it really easy to pick out iguanas even in humid climates.
  • Thermal Monocular or Binocular: Having a handheld device makes it much easier, and safer to quickly scan through your surroundings without having to point your rifle at unwanted areas.
  • Tripod: Keeps your rifle setup steady for those crucial shots and video recordings.
  • Bring a Buddy: Night hunting is all about teamwork and communication. Safety first, folks. Outfitting a friend with a thermal monocular or binos makes the game so much more enjoyable.


When it comes to taking down iguanas, technology is our best friend. With thermal optics from AGM Global Vision, we've got the upper hand against these pesky reptiles, day or night. So, if you wanna give iguana hunting a try, or if you want to bring your iguana hunting to the next level, gear up with the latest thermal tech and get ready for a an awesome experience. Just remember to stay legal and hunt responsibly. Let's show those iguanas who's boss!

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