Q. I have an important question regarding the use of “passive” night vision equipment when legally night hunting non-game mammals and non-game birds in the state of California.
My research indicates that it is perfectly legal to hunt non-game mammals (e.g. coyote and bobcat) using passive (which means it does not project an infrared beam of light or other artificial light) night vision equipment (e.g. rifle scopes, binoculars, etc.) that do not conflict with the California Penal Code for legal possession.