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Gov. Mead of WY signs silencer hunting bill

posted Feb 19, 2013, 8:08 PM by Dick Clark   [ updated Feb 19, 2013, 9:00 PM ]
Starting in July, hunters in Wyoming will be able to hunt a little more safely. After a legislative process that saw the initial measure amended to not include big game, the final bill signed by Gov. Matt Mead yesterday authorizes the use of silencers for all hunting in Wyoming, including big game. In ending its prohibition, Wyoming becomes the 28th state to allow the use of silencers by hunters. Hunting with silencers is already permitted in Nebraska for any game that can be taken with a rifle.

Unlike most other items regulated by the National Firearms Act, silencers do not require extra paperwork and ATF approval for temporary interstate transport. This means that Nebraska sportsmen interested in taking game in Wyoming can bring their suppressors along for the hunt.

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