Rejoice, Alabama hunters: You can now assassinate deer Special Ops style with your very own, fully legal suppressors. That sounds safe.
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Hunters in Alabama will soon be able to kill their prey without disturbing neighbors thanks to rules that allow the use silencers on weapons.
In a unanimous vote last week, Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board agreed that hunters should be able to begin to start using suppressed weapons as early as next fall.
“When someone is hunting around an urban area, it will allow that to take place without bothering people nearby,” Department of Conservation wildlife and freshwater fisheries director Fred Harders explained. “And it can help with damage to the ear, especially with young people.”
The National Rifle Association applauded Alabama for taking steps to become one of more than 30 states that allow hunting with silencers.
But hunter Matthew Eslick told WHNT that suppressors did more harm than good.