On Friday May 3rd, Alabama voted unanimously to repeal the prohibition of the possession and use of suppressors or silencers while hunting for all game and non-game animals. As of Friday May 3rd 2014, it became legal to possess and use a suppressor while hunting.
The majority of states now allow hunting with a suppressor. Alabama will be the 32nd and on July 1st Georgia will become the 33nd.
It shall be unlawful to possess fully automatic firearms or
silenced firearms while hunting any species of wildlife.
Louisiana and Ohio have similar changes to the law int he works and it may become legal to use suppressors while hunting in those states later this year. Watch this blog for updates to other states regarding the use and possession of suppressors.
If you are thinking about purchasing a suppressor it is important to remember that only individuals, business entities, and trusts can purchase them. Of these there are many benefits to using a Gun Trust which include the ability to have multiple authorized users and the ability to help protect your family and friends from accidental transfers through actual or constructive possession as well as the ability to give someone the ability to determine when and if family members who survive you would be appropriate to receive the firearms restricted by the NFA.