It is expected that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will repeal the 1957 ban on hunting with a sound suppressor.
This change will remove the prohibition on the use of suppressed firearms for taking (hunting) deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and crows.
10 states have recently permitted hunting with suppressor and now there are 32 other states besides Florida that permit hunting of game animals with suppressors
If you are looking to purchase a suppressor in Florida, you should do so now because of what we have seen in other states as a direct result of permitting hunting with suppressors. Within the next week to ten days you may not be able to find an unsold suppressor in the state.
If you purchase a suppressor as an individual you must get a CLEO signature and fingerprints. If you use a Gun Trust, all that is required is a NICS check like with any other firearm. As many CLEOs in FL refuse to sign Form 4s, a Gun Trust is a great alternative and gives a lot of flexibility to those wanting to use TItle II firearms.
If you want to post a comment for the FWC staff about suppressors follow this LINK.