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Is your state ok hunting with a silencer?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by springwalk, Dec 11, 2010.

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  1. springwalk

    springwalk Member

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    Oregon is in the clear. At least nothing on the books against it. Whether or not the Police know the nonexistant law its a gamble I gather.
     
  2. garyhan

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    I hunt small game with silenced rimfires, and have encountered no grief in Oregon.

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  3. mljdeckard

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    Utah is no. But they are fine for non-protected species, like coyotes.
     
  4. ChristopherG

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    In Washington you can't shoot a suppressed weapon. Period. Do not get a tax stamp, do not pass go.
     
  5. Bubbles

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    Legal in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
     
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    "Utah is no. But they are fine for non-protected species, like coyotes."
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    As I'm not familiar with Utah law on this, can you tell me where to find it?
    Would it be in the hunting pamphlet you get when you buy a hunting license?
     
  7. RhinoDefense

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    Current state of MI no suppressors.

    Former states of AR and WI suppressors are allowed and allowed for hunting.
     
  8. JohnD13

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    Definitely not legal in New York. But we don't need a license for a pointy stick yet.
     
  9. PTK

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    Not legal in MT, as far as any wildlife officer could find for me. I asked quite a few, read everything I could, and they're simply not allowed to be used for hunting, or, by the letter of the law, DURING hunting season in certain areas, whether they're being used at a range or not. It's odd, and I've been working through a few channels to try to change these particular laws; I would hunt more often if I were allowed to save my hearing and still not wear plugs or muffs.
     
  10. pitsmile

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    NO NJ - The state doesn't allow the sale of Airsoft guns...
     
  11. 41magsnub

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    That's ok, you can just eat my deer! :neener:
     
  12. Ironman

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    FL no for deer, not sure about nuisance animals like hogs and yotes....anyone know?
     
  13. PTK

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    Darn right I will eat that deer you gave me! Hopefully next year I'll get a chance to go out again myself. Finally feeling up to it. :)

    I'm sure you would love to be able to hunt with a silenced 30-06 or similar, though. Makes a world of difference.
     
  14. Prince Yamato

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    I'm surprised hunting with silencers isn't encouraged. It's safer than hunting without. You can hear what's going on around you and you also protect your hearing.
     
  15. 41magsnub

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    Heck yeah, I'd get one or more of my hunting rifles threaded and a .30 cal suppressor in a heartbeat (one that took about 4 months waiting on a stamp) could I use them that way for hunting.
     
  16. TheCol.U.S.M.C.

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    No in AZ which sucks because I just got a new can
     
  17. wazari

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    Yes in SC. I hunt Coyotes with one.
     
  18. JWF III

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    No go in GA. But FAs are perfectly legal. Explain that one.:banghead:

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  19. MP-5 Hillbilly

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    Tennessee is OK on small game

    The Great state of Tennessee allows hunting small game with a can. No-no on large game. I am assuming it would also be ok for groundhogs and coyote.

    We also have a CLEO shall issue law. If you can legally purchase a firearm the sheriff SHALL ISSUE the signature on your form 4 within 15 days...

    THAT is TOO COOL... JP in 10-E-C:neener:
     
  20. jimmyraythomason

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    Using a silencer would sure make it easier to get away with spotlighting deer. Not legal in Alabama.
     
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    Legal in South Dakota, as far as I know on all game.
     
  22. PTK

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    ...and if you're spotlighting deer, you care about legality? That's a pretty lame argument, the same argument that got them on the 1934 NFA in the first place - poaching. Most poachers just use a .22lr with subsonic ammunition and no silencer, and no one catches them.
     
  23. jimmyraythomason

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    You missed the entire point!
    Maybe where you live. Here they use whatever they have when the opportunity arises.
     
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    Could you elaborate the point then? It looks to me as if you are saying this is a bad idea because it would enable poachers.
     
  25. Coal Dragger

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    Mmmmmm....... sound suppressor for hunting elk at night. I can see a bunch of Pringle, SD residents taking advantage of this.

    The Pringle Poacher's Association motto is "Night time's the right time!"
     
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