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From sonic boom to light whisper: Texas legalizes silencers for hunting

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From sonic boom to light whisper: Texas legalizes silencers for hunting

Hunters can put their ear muffs and plugs away — if they’re patient and can afford to buy a silencer.

Gun suppressors were legalized in late March, for hunting game animals, game birds and alligators.

The law goes into effect Sept. 1, with the opening of dove season.

“Suppressors are already legal for hunting exotic animals, including feral hogs,” said Scott Vaca, assistant chief of wildlife enforcement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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