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The state will begin offering permits for game hunters to use silencers on their guns, effective Sept. 1.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted rules in March that permit the use of silencers for the hunting of alligators, game animals or game birds. Such devices already were legal for the hunting of exotic animals, including feral hogs.
However, hunters will still have to apply for state permits to have and use silencers.