I just spoke with Fish & Game yesterday regarding these very questions. There was a similar post on another forum. Without going into all of the lawyer speak and legalese they are both illegal. Why they word their relegations the way they do I don't have a clue. But they are still in effect so if you don't mind going to court to change them or get your equipment back be my guest.The night vision question they answer by this regulation. Now everyone says but this is under game and not nongame but to DFG they classify them as mammals. So like I say, take it up with them if you want to dispute it.?353. Methods Authorized for Taking Big Game.
(h) Except as otherwise provided, while taking or attempting to take big game under the provisions of Section 353 or Section 354, Title 14, CCR, it is unlawful to use any device or devices which: 1) throw, cast or project an artificial light or electronically alter or intensify a light source for the purpose of visibly enhancing an animal; or 2) throw, cast or project an artificial light or electronically alter or intensify a light source for the purpose of providing a visible point of aim directly on an animal. Devices commonly referred to as "sniperscopes", night vision scopes or binoculars, or those utilizing infra-red, heat sensing or other non-visible spectrum light technology used for the purpose of visibly enhancing an animal or providing a visible point of aim directly on an animal are prohibited and may not be possessed while taking or attempting to take big game. Devices commonly referred to as laser rangefinders, "red-dot" scopes with self-illuminating reticles, and fiberoptic sights with self illuminating sight or pins which do not throw, cast or project a visible light onto an animal are permitted.As for the lights attached to your gun or scope it's illegal too. This is the sections they refer to and go by.?264.5. Use of Lights While Hunting--Remainder of State.
Lights may be used, in those portions of the state not listed in Section 264, to take furbearers and nongame mammals under the following conditions only: (a) Only 9 volt lights or smaller, hand-held or worn on the head are permitted.So I wouldn't risk your investment as you will be sighted.Welcome to the forum too.