I had a feeling it had to do with a Bear, however I don't wear mine full time in the field only when getting ready to shoot. If they would take away the stupid ATF License to purchase a suppressor, more and more people could go that route instead of using a brake.I agree, it is pretty crazy. I think it’s partially because so many hunts up here require non residents to use guides? Maybe our department of fish and game
a) wants clients to hear a bear coming or,
B) be able to hear their guide yelling there’s a bear coming
I honestly have no idea but I and my hunting buddies have all switched over to suppressors, especially when hunting with our kids.