Hunting with Silencers Officially Legal in Texas… for Everything

Today marks the beginning of the Texas hunting season, and the biggest change this year is that silencers are now 100% legal to use no matter what you’re hunting. They’ve been legal for “exotic” species for some time (including the much loved feral hog), but the ability to hunt whitetail without hearing protection is now only a Form 4 away. Personally, I can’t wait.


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Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

11 Responses to Hunting with Silencers Officially Legal in Texas… for Everything

  1. avatarkb says:

    If a hunter fires a silenced MSR in the woods and a gun grabber isn’t around to hear it, does it make a sound?

  2. avatarAccur81 says:


    Now, for the other states….

  3. avatarKH says:

    You can hunt with them in Alaska.

  4. avatarOHgunner says:

    Beautiful. Maybe a step towards normalization and getting them off the NFA List

  5. avatarjwm says:

    i believe it’s finland that pushes the use of silencers as it’s more humane for the dogs that are with the hunter and less likely to disturb non hunters with the noise. that’s a law i can live with.

    • avatarjoecr says:

      Maybe someone should tell PETA that it is more humane to hunt with a silencer. I’ll take their support for that issue at least, but otherwise I consider them insane.

  6. avatarWade says:

    How do you think the 300 BLK will handle a full-grown deer?

  7. avatarSnachnim says:

    Not fair not fair not fair!!!!!
    Here is to wishing I lived in Texas Nick!

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