State lawmakers passed SB 1743 that will allow hunters to use suppressors (also called silencers) on their rifles when hunting on their own land.
Other hunters who are on private land also could use suppressors with permission of the landowner.
The bill has been forwarded to Gov. Mary Fallin. If she signs the bill, it would become law on Nov. 1.
The bill had been opposed by the Oklahoma State Game Wardens Association. Lawmakers did impose harsher penalties for game violations involving a suppressor.
In additional to the usual penalties, anyone convicted of a wildlife offense while using a suppressor could face an additional fine of $500 to $1,000.
Other wildlife-related bills still pending include one which would create a one-day non-resident fishing license.
Another bill in conference committee would allow disabled hunters to use laser sights when hunting on private land and accompanied by another hunter.
This is the final week of the legislative session.