Night Vision Laws for California
Q: Is it legal to use Night Vision or Digital Night Vision scopes in the state of California?
A: Digital night vision technology is legal to use in the State of California, however, there are some restrictions that are important to note. It is illegal to use, or even have in your possession, any kind of infrared equipment while hunting. This includes IR illuminators that are often used in conjunction with night vision technology. The night vision equipment can not use circuitry that amplifies light.
If you have any further questions or need more specific guidance, please consult the California DNR at (916) 653-5656.