Hunters in Alabama will soon be able to kill their prey without disturbing neighbors thanks to rules that allow the use silencers on weapons.
In a unanimous vote last week, Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board agreed that hunters should be able to begin to start using suppressed weapons as early as next fall.
“When someone is hunting around an urban area, it will allow that to take place without bothering people nearby,” Department of Conservation wildlife and freshwater fisheries director Fred Harders explained. “And it can help with damage to the ear, especially with young people.”
The National Rifle Association applauded Alabama for taking steps to become one of more than 30 states that allow hunting with silencers.
But hunter Matthew Eslick told WHNT that suppressors did more harm than good.
“I think it’s a complete and utter outrage,” Eslick remarked. “As a law-abiding hunter, there is no need.”
“When you’re hunting big game, you’re using calibers that are well faster than the speed of sound. So, there’s no positive side to using a silencer other than no body knows that you are anywhere around,” he said, adding that the new rules would lead to more poaching.
“True hunters, as they are, are actually conservationists,” Eslick explained. “When you make it easier for people to go against all the other laws that are set in place to help better the deer herds, to help better turkey populations, you’re essentially negating all conservation.”
The policy is expected to pass administrative review, and take effect in late June.
Watch the video below from WHNT, broadcast May 9, 2014.
Watch the video below from Al.com.
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Carmel Valley Trump supporter’s racist rant at Asian family: ‘Trump is gonna (expletive) you… you (expletive) need to leave’
Another horrific racist incident at the hands of a supporter of President Donald Trump has unleashed an expletive-laced tirade on an Asian family.
"Trump is gonna f*ck you!" the man yells. "You f*ckers need to leave! You f*cking Asian piece of sh*t!"
The man appeared to be sitting at a table alone at the restaurant.
"Get out!" a server steps in telling the man he must leave.
"I already put my--" the man says putting on his jacket.
"No! You do not talk to our guests like that!" she shouts.
"These f*ckers --" the man tries to cut in to say.
"These are valued guests!" the server screams back.
‘Do your damn job — or get the hell out!’ Chris Cuomo’s epic rant on Trump and Pence’s failed COVID-19 response
CNN's Chris Cuomo closed his Monday evening show with an epic commentary where he demanded President Donald Trump do his job or leave.
He begged Americans not to go numb to the graphs, maps, and death toll numbers that are soaring.
"People are frustrated and tired of it," Cuomo explained. "The president is banking on that. That's his strategy. You get bored and disinterested. You'll even ignore the pain and commitment from the people he called heroes. The ones who choose to walk day after day into hospitals that are all too often out of control. To be there with those who are afraid who often die alone and care for the suffering. They can see with their own eyes what he is telling you is B.S."
Maddow reveals pleas from doctors: ‘We’re fighting two wars — one is coronavirus and the other is stupidity’
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow revealed the dire situation that many states are now facing as cases of the coronavirus increase in the southern part of the United States from Florida to Arizona.
In a video of a San Antonio, Texas hospital, doctors explained that they have just three machines and ten patients who need them.
"How do you make those decisions?" the doctor asked.
One Houston doctor was captured suggesting, "if you want to live to see August 1, you should stay indoors and isolate on July 4th."
Then there are the doctors who are starting to get angry. SkyNews interviewed a team in Houston where the doctor explained people should be doing more to protect themselves.