Is HuntScan Legal in California?
Yes, HuntScan is Legal.
We carefully examined the state's regulations. In case you are interested, we highlighted some of the laws.
CCR T14-353. Methods Authorized for Taking Big Game
(j) Except as otherwise provided, while taking or attempting to take big game under the provisions of this section or Section 354 of these regulations, 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 a 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 a 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.
Note, HuntScan does not utilize any of the banned technologies as listed above. HuntScan utilizes the basic camera function within the smartphone. Simply stated, if your eyes can see the animal, so can HuntScan. Also, HuntScan is not designed to work in conjunction with a rifle scope.