Currently, Georgia law forbids hunting with a silencer (sound suppressor, can, firearm muffler, sound moderator--whatever you want to call it). Last year, there was a bill (SB 93) that would have allowed it in Georgia, while increasing the penalties for unlawfully hunting. That bill died. It never "crossed over" from the Senate to the House. I think that silencers should be allowed for hunting. Period. Although if the opposition against silencers is too strong to overcome, and if it is based on the myth that people's deer rifles will become "silent" when equipped with a silencer, and you could be sitting in your house watching TV and not know that your neighbor just shot and killed a deer in your back yard, I think we could pass a law allowing silencer for hunting ONLY with clearly supersonic ammunition, so that there will always be a "crack" from the gun that's always going to be at least as loud as a .22 rifle with high velocity ammo.