Hunting with a suppressor in Florida
Hunting with a suppressor in Florida is legal as of 11-24-2014. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to allow the use of suppressors for both rifles and pistols. This was accomplished by passing Executive Order EO # 14-32. Hunting the following animals with a suppressed weapon is now allowed.
- Gray Squirrels
- Wild Turkeys
Be advised that different laws may apply to different types of hunting land. Such as private land, state owned land, and federal land. For more information visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation website.
Although suppressors are regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA) civilian ownership of silencers is allowed.
In order to purchase a suppressor in Florida you must follow the guidelines set forth in the NFA and apply for and receive the appropriate suppressor tax stamp. The suppressor tax stamp fee is $200 per suppressor.
You may purchase a suppressor for hunting in Florida as an individual or via a gun trust. If purchasing as an individual you must go through and pass a federal background check. If purchasing as a Florida gun trust the background check requirement is waived.