CHEYENNE — Allowing hunters to use silencers is back on the agenda at the state Capitol.
A Senate committee backed a silencer bill on Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate for debate. The vote came less than two weeks after a House committee rejected an identical bill.
Sen. Ogden Driskell of Devils Tower introduced the Senate version of the bill after the House one was defeated.
Wyoming is one of the few western states that bar hunters from using silencers.
Rep. Kathy Davison of Kemmerer is the chairwoman of the committee that rejected the House bill and testified against the Senate version. She said ranchers and property owners depend on hearing gunshots to know if someone is trespassing on their land.