Yesterday, April 13, Senate Bill 295 was transmitted to Governor Steve Bullock’s (D) desk where it will await his consideration. Sponsored by state Senator Mark Blasdel (R-4), SB 295 would remove the prohibition on the use of legal suppressors while hunting. Currently, sportsmen in 35 states across the country are able to use these sound suppressing devices for the taking of wildlife.
As previously reported, there are numerous benefits to hunting with suppressed firearms. These benefits include the decrease of noise complaints frequently used as an excuse to close hunting lands throughout the country, the lessening of recoil and muzzle rise resulting in increased accuracy of hunters, and the reduction in muzzle report to hearing-safe levels, limiting the risk that the hunter or anyone with the hunter will suffer permanent hearing loss if they fail to use hearing protection.
Please contact Governor Bullock and politely urge him to sign into law Senate Bill 295. Contact information for the Governor is provided below:
Governor Steve Bullock