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Old 06-18-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Cooper Maine
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YAY after many years of this right being removed for no valid reason we are about to get it back. For many years the IFW swore at every chance that such a thing woudl create a groundswell of poaching. The bill has passed both houses and is awaiting the govs pen! Finally it will be hearing safe to shoot a deer in Maine.. Now to get Sunday hunting back! https://www.nraila.org/articles/2015...o-the-governor

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Old 06-19-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Why do you need a silencer to hunt? The massively powerful bullet just isn't enough of an advantage over the deer anymore?

If you want a silencer to hunt, take up bow hunting.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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YAY after many years of this right being removed for no valid reason we are about to get it back. For many years the IFW swore at every chance that such a thing woudl create a groundswell of poaching. The bill has passed both houses and is awaiting the govs pen! Finally it will be hearing safe to shoot a deer in Maine.. Now to get Sunday hunting back! https://www.nraila.org/articles/2015...o-the-governor
Good! Be wonderful to have less noise around in hunting season
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: MA/ME (the way life should not be / the way it should be)
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i dont have any arguments for or against using silencers, i am neutral on that, the deer will still hear it, a silencer wont make it as quiet as a bow, and they even hear the slap of the bowstring.

now, sunday hunting should ATLEAST be allowed on private land with permission from the owner pertaining to sundays. Landowners choice.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: VA
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Why do you need a silencer to hunt? The massively powerful bullet just isn't enough of an advantage over the deer anymore?
I don't understand why people confuse needs with rights. Silencer is an incorrect term. The correct term is suppressor. There will always be a sound. The only advantage over game that I am aware of is when one used while hunting feral hogs. Bambi will not be slaughtered by the score.

The suppressor does save the hunter from hearing loss.

Will many hunters use one? Probably not. In addition to the cost of the suppressor, there are still a bunch of hoops to jump through and a $200 tax to be paid for each one.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: MA/ME (the way life should not be / the way it should be)
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well, it might also keep from attracting very odd animals who are curious, be it very few, but some more dangerous animals or ones accustomed to it, have to be attracted to such a loud BANG.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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With some suppressors you can use the same suppressor with various calibers. Just don't forget that it is set for a .22 caliber and screw it onto your .45. That would be bad and at the very least you would need to order a new suppressor.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Springfield Armory is now shipping their 9mm pistols with barrels threaded for a silencer. The silencer can be added later.

XD(M) 4.5" Full Size 9mm - Threaded Barrel
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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i dont have any arguments for or against using silencers, i am neutral on that, the deer will still hear it, a silencer wont make it as quiet as a bow, and they even hear the slap of the bowstring.

now, sunday hunting should ATLEAST be allowed on private land with permission from the owner pertaining to sundays. Landowners choice.
ALL HUNTING should include land-owner permission.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I shot a fox today. My sows were chasing him, and I wanted to give the sows better odds of catching him. [besides fox eat far too many of my hens]. But the sound of my .22 frightened my sows. No worries the sows caught up with Mr. Fox and made a meal of him.

I see a lot of suppressors at the local gunshop, maybe about as many Full-Autos. I recently read that Maine has over 5,000 Full-Autos

Our eldest son lives in Kansas. Out there hunting with a suppressor is preferred. Land-owners might only give you permission if you are using a suppressor. It seems that reducing the noise is a big bonus.

I do not have a Full-Auto nor a suppressor. I am in favor of both.
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