Daniel Defense Celebrates Suppressors for Hunting in Georgia

Photo courtesy of Daniel Defense.

Georgians have something to celebrate this year as their Governor, Nathan Deal, signed House Bill 60 (HB60) into law which legalized the use of suppressors for hunting in certain circumstances.

Daniel Defense invited Gov. Deal to their factory to thank him, and the Governor took time for pictures with Daniel Defense’s Integrally Suppressed Rifle (ISR). Good for Georgia, it’s really fantastic news.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Daniel Defense EVP Cindy Daniel pose for pictures with an

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Daniel Defense EVP Cindy Daniel pose for pictures with Daniel Defense ISR rifles. Photo courtesy of Daniel Defense

Currently, 39 states allow civilians to own suppressors, and I hope we see the last 11 states follow suit. Suppressors increase safety for hunters and sport shooters.

Excerpt from the official Daniel Defense press release:

Black Creek, GA- October 21, 2014- Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing

the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, welcomed Georgia

Governor Nathan Deal to its Black Creek manufacturing facility.


Cindy Daniel, Executive Vice President of Daniel Defense, spoke with the Governor

before staff, and personally thanked him for his support of Georgia House Bill 60

(HB60), which allows for the use of sound suppressors for hunting under certain

circumstances. “We believe that we did put in place a piece of legislation that helps, of

course, with the suppressors that you manufacturer here,” said the Governor during his

speech, referring to the Integrally Suppressed Rifle (ISR) that Daniel Defense released in

2013. “Based on what hunters were telling us, especially those who were dealing with

some of the problems with feral hogs, that this was the appropriate thing for us to do.


Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.



  • gunslinger

    so what are “curtain circumstances?”

    • John

      The use of silencers or suppressors for hunting within this state is prohibited; provided, however, that a silencer or suppressor may be used for hunting on the private property of the person using such silencer or suppressor, on private property for which the owner of such property has provided verifiable permission to the person using such silencer or suppressor, and on public lands in areas designated by the department.

      So basically… if you own one, it is your right to hunt on suppressor friendly property?

      • gunslinger

        you can do legal things where they are legally allowed 🙂

        i guess it’s a step. private property hunting should be easy. if you got permission to hunt on private property, you must have some relationship with the property owner, so getting suppressor approval should be easy enough.

        wonder what it takes to get public land designated by “the department (man)”

      • Chris

        Yes. No public land has been designated suppressor friendly yet though.

  • waffen ss

    She wanna a pearl necklace.

  • avconsumer2

    Good start. Now let’s focus on the ridiculous process to actually achieve one. SBR’s after that plz.

  • Aaron E

    Very good news! Silencers make things a lot better when you hunt smaller land areas and dont want to irritate the neighbors

  • GA_Guy

    Their were a number of house members in the Georgia general assembly, and in one committee in particular, that had been holding up this bill for about 3-4 years primarily because they were afraid that if they allowed silencers for hunting, poachers would use silencers and steal game off of their land.

    While it doesn’t really make much since this was the explanation I was given by a female member who apposed a silencer hunting bill. As soon as i read the language in this bill i knew that it was a way to please these members while allowing you to hunt with silences everywhere.

    Pretty much if you are on private land, and you have the right to be there, you can use a silencer to hunt.