Ya gotta hate anything that “will help take down more wolves…”
The Montana House of Representatives has passed second reading on a bill to allow hunters to use rifle silencers when hunting wolves. House Bill 27 would only allow silencers to be used after the general big game hunting season.
The sponsor, Representative Ted Washburn (R-Bozeman) told the Helena Independent Record silencers help protect the hearing of hunters. He also says a company in his district makes rifles and silencers.
Washburn says about 600 Montanans already legally hunt with silencers when hunting coyote, fox, prairie dogs and gopher. He says those using silencers have to pass a 6-month federal background check and pay $250.
The House approved the bill 68 to 32. It has one more vote on third reading before moving the Senate.
Supporters say the bullets still make a loud noise when breaking the sound barrier and therefore don’t sound like silencers on TV shows. Rather, they make it much…
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