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Posted on March 20, 2013
House Bill 1282, sponsored by state Representative Joe Heilman (R-45), would allow hunters in North Dakota to use lawfully possessed suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms while hunting. This legislation passed in the state House by a 90-2 vote on January 31 and in the state Senate by a 29-17 vote on March 18. HB 1282 will now go to Governor Jack Dalrymple (R) for his signature.
Currently, more than half of the states allow hunters to use suppressors while hunting, and this legislation is long overdue in North Dakota. There are numerous benefits to hunting with suppressed firearms, including:
Recently, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming adopted new laws or rules allowing for use of suppressors when hunting game. While the North Dakota Game and Fish Department currently allows the use of lawfully possessed suppressors when hunting, there is nothing in state statute that codifies this practice. It’s time that hunters in North Dakota are guaranteed the same opportunities available to sportsmen in more than half of the country.
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