TYLER, TX (KETK) - — Every year the Texas Park and Wildlife Commission has public hearings across the state, and based on how hunters react to using suppressors, will determine if they will be available this upcoming season.
Hunting experts tell KETK that suppressors are not as effective has you may have seen in the movies.
They help to buffer the sound so that is protects the user's hearing, and not to give them more of an advantage of their prey.
But they are classified amongst higher powered, military grade firearms, so buyers will only be able to purchase them from dealers with a class three license.
Europe has allowed suppression hunting for decades, and if texas adopts the ammendment, it would be the 20th state to have game suppression hunting.
An official from Texas Park and Wildlife tells KETK the decision to adopt will be based solely on hunters' response.
Public hearings for east texans will be in Nacogdoches on March 6th, and in Marshall on the 13th.