Hunting with a Suppressor

States began lifting restrictions suppressors for hunting in 2009 due to activism

  • Alabama – October 1, 2014
  • Alaska
  • Arizona – March 29, 2012 3rd state
  • Arkansas – March 1, 2014
  • California – Banned
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware – Banned
  • Florida – November 21, 2014
  • Georgia – July 1, 2014
  • Hawaii – Banned
  • Idaho
  • Illinois – Banned
  • Indiana – July 1, 2013 27th State
  • Iowa – March 31,2016 39th state
  • Kansas – July 1, 2014
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana – Aug 1, 2014
  • Maine – Oct 15, 2015 37th state
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts – Banned
  • Michigan – Feb 11, 2016 38th state
  • Minnesota – May 22, 2015 36th state
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana – Apr 23, 2015 35th state
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire – June 11, 2016 40th state
  • New Jersey – Banned
  • New Mexico
  • New York – Banned
  • North Carolina – Aug 6, 2015 14th state
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio – March 23, 2015 35th state
  • Oklahoma – Nov 1, 2016
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island – Banned
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee – July 1, 2017
  • Texas – March 30, 2012 4th state
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming – July 1, 2013 28th state

Hearing Protection Act of 2017


Suppressor Sales / Forms Submitted

  • 2011 = 285,000
  • 2012 = 285,000
  • 2013 = nearly 500,000

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