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"Silencers for Hunting" legislation in Oklahoma!

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by MAJ MALFUNCTION, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. WhiteyMacD

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    Im hunting deer this year with a suppressed 308. Not a dang thing anyone can do either... My tribal card and the fact my lease is tribal land... well... <evil grin>
     
  2. dieseltech09

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    Im not worried about it

    who ever responded to that email needs to read there own regs. In the General Hunting Regulations it states the hogs are NOT wildlife
     
  3. WhiteyMacD

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    But hog hunting is regulated by the ongoing wildlife season... So if you are hunting hog during duck season, and its illegal to hunt duck with a silencer,... guess what.... ;)
     
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    Where are you reading that? I can't find it....From the General Regs: "Silencers: Silencers may not be used to hunt game animals, game or nongame birds"

    So therefore it doesn't matter if they consider hogs "Wildlife" it matters if they consider them "Game".

    Since hogs have legal shooting hours, license requirements and written legal methods of taking, it seems they classify them as game animals....at least on public property.

    One thing is for sure, if folks ever hope to get silencers legalized, the way to do it is to work to change the regs, not just thumb their nose at the regs and ignore it.
     
  5. Erick

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    I am going to start talking with my congressman about authoring a bill. It would be nice for the people such as ourselves, that are educated in both hunting and suppressors to start a list of benefits to hunting with suppressors as well as (maybe more importantly) a list of myths associated with suppressors.

    Shooting hogs and varmints sounds like a no brainer to me. It will take some doing to convince people that using a suppressor for deer is practical. I think a lot falls on the idea that once someone attaches it to their firearm, they can and will do something illegal. I try to tell people that that isn't the case because of the penalties in place if a suppressor is used illegally.

    Would anyone be willing to pay for a lifetime license that would allow hunting with a suppressor? If the state could see some revenue off of it, it might be easier to pass.
     
  6. dieseltech09

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    Its only regulated by the ongoing season on public land, Im talking about private.

    Its under shotgun pellet size. It states that Hogs are not wildlife. Im not thumbing my nose and ignoring anything. I asked the County GW where I hunt if I could shoot a hog on private land with a silencer and he said yes.

    On private land there is no license requirement or written legal means of taking unless you are hunting during youth deer gun, bear muzzleloader (in open counties), deer muzzleloader, deer gun, holiday antlerless deer gun (in open zones), elk gun (in open counties) and antelope gun (in open areas) seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rimfire, must possess a filled or unfilled license appropriate for the current season

    Again Im only talking about hunting on Private land.

    And for the legal hunting hours, all it takes is a phone call for a night shooting permit for hogs
     
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    Found it thanks....but what about whether they are classified as "Game" for the purposes of the specific prohibition of taking game with a silencer? That doesn't seem to be a prohibition specific to public land only.

    What happens on private land can sure stay on private land, especially if the local warden isn't concerened about it, but there is an obvious conflict between what the warden is saying and what his HQ is saying....I'd be concerned about that.
     
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    Feral hogs? No such thing on my private land. They are my own tame hogs that happened to have gotten loose. Therefore I can round up, capture or kill them anyway I see fit. :rubhands:
     
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    i just wish they would allow cans on varmints (coyotes, hogs, prarie dogs etc...), that would be great.
     
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    I may be wrong but this is how I read it. On public land you can only hunt hogs during an open hunting season and only using methods allowed during that season. Since silenced rifles are not an allowed method of harvest for any season then you cant use them for hogs. On private land there is no season, no approved method of harvest, no requirement to even have a license or hunter safety card.
     

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