Is Night Hunting and Night Vision Legal in Your State?

All 50 states in the US prohibit hunting game animals such as turkey, deer, moose, elk, etc… at night. Some states prohibit the possession of any type of night vision device (NVD) while hunting game animals. It is very important that you understand the laws of your state surrounding night hunting. Approximately 40% of the states prohibit the use of night vision for hunting purposes.

Due to laws and regulations changing all the time, there is no way to publish an accurate post telling you what is legal and not legal. Instead, we have compiled a list of phone numbers and websites for all 50 states that will help you understand your specific state’s night hunting laws and regulations. You will be able to find what species can be hunted at night in each state as well. Please read your state’s laws and regulations as well as laws for any other state that you hope to hunt in. Some states have specific laws that prohibit hunting of certain species if you are a non-resident.

We encourage all customers to contact your state game official before purchasing a night vision device for hunting. that you intend to use for hunting purposes.

Alabama
Website: www.outdooralabama.com
Phone: 334-242-3469

Alaska
Website: www.adfg.state.ak.us
Phone: 907-267-2347

Arizona
Website: www.azgfd.gov
Phone: 602-942-3000

Arkansas
Website: www.agfc.com
Phone: 501-223-6300

California
Website: www.dfg.ca.gov
Phone: 916-653-7203

Colorado
Website: www.dnr.state.co.us
Phone: 303-297-1192

Connecticut
Website: www.dep.state.ct.us
Phone: 860-424-3011

Delaware
Website: www.dnrec.state.de.us
Phone: 302-739-5297

Florida
Website: http://myfwc.com/
Phone: 850-488-8573

Georgia
Website: www.gohuntgeorgia.com
Phone: 770-918-6416

Hawaii
Website: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr
Phone: 808-973-9787

Idaho
Website: www.fishandgame.idaho.gov
Phone: 800-554-8685

Illinois
Website: www.ndr.state.il/admin/digest
Phone: 217-782-7305

Indiana
Website: www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3188.htm
Phone: 317-232-4080

Iowa
Website: www.iowadnr.com
Phone: 515-281-8688

Kansas
Website: www.kdwp.state.ks.us
Phone: 316-342-0658

Kentucky
Website: http://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Pages/default.aspx
Phone: 800-858-1549

Louisiana
Website: www.wlf.state.la.us/
Phone: 225-765-2350

Maine
Website: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/
Phone: 207-287-8000

Maryland
Website: www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide
Phone: 410-260-8540

Massachusetts
Website: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/
Phone: 508-792-7270

Michigan
Website: www.michigan.gov/dnr
Phone: 517-373-1263

Minnesota
Website: www.dnr.state.mn.us
Phone: 888-minndnr

Mississippi
Website: http://home.mdwfp.com
Phone: 601-432-2400

Missouri
Website: www.mdc.mo.gov/hunt/
Phone: 573-751-4115

Montana
Website: www.fwp.mt.gov/
Phone: 406-444-2535

Nebraska
Website: www.ngpc.state.ne.us
Phone: 402-471-0641

Nevada
Website: www.ndow.org/
Phone: 775-688-1500

New Hampshire
Website: http://www.nh.gov/visitors/recreation.html
Phone: 603-271-3422

New Jersey
Website: www.njfishandwildlife.com
Phone: 609-292-2965

New Mexico
Website: www.wildlife.state.nm.us
Phone: 800-862-9310

New York
Website: www.dec.ny.gov
Phone: 518-402-8924

North Carolina
Website: www.ncwildlife.org
Phone: 919-733-7291

North Dakota
Website: www.gf.nd.gov
Phone: 701-328-6300

Ohio
Website: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/
Phone: 614-265-6300

Oklahoma
Website: www.wildlifedepartment.com
Phone: 405-521-2730

Oregon
Website: www.dfw.state.or.us
Phone: 503-872-5268

Pennsylvania
Website: www.pgc.state.pa.us
Phone: 717-787-4250

Rhode Island
Website: www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/index.htm
Phone: 401-222-6647

South Carolina
Website: www.dnr.state.sc.us
Phone: 803-734-3886

South Dakota
Website: www.sdgfp.info
Phone: 605-773-3485

Tennessee
Website: www.state.tn.us/twra
Phone: 615-781-6500

Texas
Website: www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-389-4505

Utah
Website: www.wildlife.utah.gov
Phone: 801-538-4700

Vermont
Website: www.vtfishandwildlife.com
Phone: 802-241-3700

Virginia
Website: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/
Phone: (804) 367-1000

Washington
Website: www.wdfw.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-2936

West Virginia
Website: www.wvdnr.gov
Phone: 304-558-2771

Wisconsin
Website: www.dnr.state.wi.us
Phone: 608-266-2621

Wyoming
Website: http://gf.state.wy.us/index.asp
Phone: 307-777-4600



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